Congregational Member of NAACP Boulder County
Continuing to move toward being a church that is a open and affirming to all, Heart of Longmont Church Council made the decision to join the Boulder County NAACP as a congregational member.
By doing so we have joined with other congregations from different religious faiths in Boulder county to increase diversity and cultural competency as well as strengthen the interfaith community through education and united action.
As part of that community we will abide by the following covenant:
We, as congregational affiliates of the Religious Action Committee of the NAACP Boulder County, agree that faith traditions have a responsibility to speak and take action against racism, social injustice, and the misuse of religion to justify the oppression of others. We also believe that all human beings have a place at the table, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, socio-economic status, gender expression, sexual orientation or marital status.
If you have any questions regarding our membership, please reach out to Reverend Claire or Rod Edmonds.
“Jesus knew that the old eye-for-eye philosophy would have everyone blind. He did not seek to overcome evil with evil. He overcame evil with good. Although crucified by hate, he responded with aggressive love.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boulder County Crop Hunger Walk
Heart of Longmont has a long history of participating in the Boulder County Crop Hunger Walk. Reverend Carol Lillie introduced the church to Crop Walk in 2008. That year there were five participants. Starting in 2010 Linda Johnston, a church member, became the head organizer for volunteers from HOL.
The walks are community based walks held around the country to support sustainable responses to hunger and poverty. Twenty-five percent of the money raised is returned for local needs. In Boulder County Community Food Share is a major recipient. Seventy-five percent goes to Crop Walk founder, Church World Service.
In October of 2022 walkers from the Heart of Longmont participated in the walk and raised
In October 2021 Heart of Longmont had the most walkers of any group in Boulder County. The
traveling trophy was awarded to HOL for the most participation. The sandal on the trophy represents walking step by step with those who are suffering from hunger or poverty. The sandal has been to Africa, Nicaragua and the Holy Land.
Gun Safety Partnership
In June of 2022 the Heart of Longmont entered into a partnership with Longmont’s United Church of Christ sponsoring gun safety events.
The first event was July 9th where 249 gun safes were given away to people wanting to practice safe gun storage.
On October 29th HOL and UCC held a gun Upcycle event along with RAW Tools. Raw Tools supervised the collection of guns people donated. Gift cards were distributed for rifles, hand guns and semi-automatic weapons. The guns were sawed into pieces. RAW tools turns all part of the weapons into useful products like hand garden tools, jewelry and toys.
In 2002 RAW tools has collected 1,000 weapons and repurposed them into useful and meaningful items.
On November 11th another event was held in honor of Veteran’s Day. Free hand gun safes were given away following the Longmont Veteran’s Day parade.