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  • Saron Lutheran Church

An Urgent Appeal from New Beginnings Worshiping Community

On November 1, New Beginnings will be twenty years old. As such, it is the oldest mission congregation in the Rocky Mountain Synod. And it is the only congregation planted inside the Denver Women's Correctional Facility (DWCF), and the only congregation of the RMS inside a prison.

We need your help NOW. Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to cancel our annual fundraiser, the Chow Hall Gala that usually raises over $20,000 every year. That is how much we are now short.

Please walk with us. Your support is not for the type of big dream you will see as you drive by our place; we realize we are hard to see. This is to help a "big dream come true" that positively impacts and transforms the lives of thousands of women who walk through the gates of the prison. It impacts their children who then have the opportunity to break the generational pattern of incarceration. It impacts the countless visitors who make the trek to Havana Street on a Friday night thinking they're there to help, and leave realizing their own eyes have been opened.

Please help us in our time of need! You can get more information and make a donation at, or by sending donations to us at, c/o The Lutheran Center, 7375 Samuel Drive, Denver, CO 80221. You are welcome to share this letter of appeal with anyone who may be able to help.

With our gratitude and thanks,

Pastor Terry Schjang and the Inside and Outside Councils of New Beginnings


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