MOJO – Mission, Outreach and Justice Opportunities

What is MOJO?

MOJO work in Haiti 2013

MOJO work in Haiti 2013

First United Methodist Church of Boulder (FUMC Boulder) has got some “MOJO” going on. So, what is MOJO? It is an acronym for Mission, Outreach and Justice Opportunities. MOJO’s charge is to “love our neighbor” or in the words of the Prophet Micah, “love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with God.”

Each Sunday, using words from John Wesley, we commit to “Do all the good you can; by all he means you can; in all the places you can; at all the times you can; with all the people you can; as long as ever you can.” MOJO seeks to put these words into action.

The focus of MOJO is to provide opportunities for action, advocacy, education and “hands on” mission and justice experiences. MOJO is not a committee. It is hands-on mission and justice work that includes opportunities for:

  • Short term hands-on mission and justice teams, working locally, nationally and internationally
  • Connecting FUMC Boulder with justice groups in Boulder County and beyond
  • Learning about mission and justice work here and around the world
  • Offering financial support for mission and justice around the world

MOJO has a coordinating team. If you’re interested in being part of this team, please email the church office, or give us a call at 303.442.3770.

Hands-On Mission and Justice Teams:
Members and friends of FUMC Boulder have participated in work teams in Haiti, Kenya, Four Corners, for Habitat for Humanity and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) West Depot and Crossroads Urban Center, Heartfelt Café (here at FUMC Boulder), Attention Homes, Kids First (mentoring at Whittier International School) and many more.

Connecting with Justice Groups:
FUMC Boulder knows the strength of congregations connecting with secular and religious justice groups. We connect with Attention Homes, Out Boulder County, BCAP (Boulder County Aids Project), the Methodist Federation for Social Action, Church Within a Church, Reconciling Ministries Network, Western Methodist Justice Ministries, Bridge House, Habitat for Humanity and others.

Learning about Mission and Justice Work:

  • FUMC Boulder’s Adult Forum meets for conversation at 9:00 a.m. every in the Church Parlor. The presenters are people working for peace and justice in the world, locally and nationally. The forum ends in time for worship at 10:30 a.m. Recent subjects include health care, poverty, immigration, global debt, fracking and trafficking.
  • FUMC Boulder offers occasional Community Conversations, usually led by our Theologians in Residence.

MOJO Monthly Offerings

Each month, MOJO invites FUMC Boulder members and friends to give money to selected projects. Contributions can be made on the website, during worship or mailed/brought to the church office.

What these offerings do:

    • Support 6 missions in Boulder CO: Attention Homes; Community Food Share; Out Boulder County; BCAP; Habitat for Humanity
    • Support 6 denominational offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing; World Communion; Peace with Justice; Student Day; Human Relations; Native American Ministries
    • Support 5 FUMC Boulder ministries: Arts for Kids’ Souls Camp; Refugee Ministries; Youth Mission Trip; Affirming and Welcoming Committee, and Scholarship Endowment Fund
    • Offer 3 opportunities to support United Methodist World Service; 2 opportunities for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) disaster relief, and an opportunity for Rocky Mountain Conference AIDS Ministry

MOJO Links:

United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Methodist Federation for Social Action

Bread for the World

Health Care for All Colorado

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Korea Report

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

Colorado Criminal Justice Coalition