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Our Missions Committee seeks to reach out in love and service to our community, our nation and our world through meeting needs of those who have suffered tragedy, live in poverty or are in need of other resources.


Some of our ministries are listed below. Please contact us at  if you would like further information.


  • Adopt-A-Verse Bible Translation
  • Compassion International
  • Habitat for Humanity Colorado Springs
  • Heifer Project
  • Marian House Soup Kitchen
  • McCurdy Charter School
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child
  • Soles4Souls
  • Tri-Lakes Cares - Back to School drive, Backpack supplies, Pantry supplies, etc.
  • Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership (HAP)
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
  • Gleneagle Sertoma


And many other projects as they arise. . . .


Mission Trip Application


The application needs to be completed in one sitting. 

Please allow yourself 10-15 minutes.

General Information:

Personal Information:


Spiritual Life:

Health Information:

Strengths Assessment:

Honestly rate your personal strengths and weaknesses on a scale of 1 to 4 (1=strongest)

International Trips Only:

If you are applying for a team traveling domestically within the continental US, you may skip the following questions and click "submit"


 If you are applying for a team traveling outside of the US, complete the following questions and click "submit"


Mission Trip Recommendation Form


Please have two recommendations completed by a person of authority in your life not related to you.  Ask the person filling out this form to complete it within a week.  Acceptance onto a team may be pending receipt of this recommendation. 

Please rate the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses on the following using a scale from 1 to 4

(1 =strongest).  Please add comments.


Chaffee County Trip


Click here to register


Why Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity (CCHfH)?

The TLUMC Mission Team seeks to serve locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. From a regional perspective, the team established the goal to serve a community that struggled to meet the demands of its residents. Demographically, CCHfH is a community with tremendous disparity between those who live in the community and those who work in the community. Buena Vista’s outlying communities need even more help, but service organizations don’t currently exist. By supporting CCHfH, we help create inroads for CCHfH to create homes in small towns as well as rural areas throughout the county.


The CCHfH Mission:  Seeking to put God’s love into action, CCHfH brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. CCHfH is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation. All donations are tax deductible.


The goal of CCHfH is to build simple, decent homes by using volunteer labor and donated materials whenever possible and to provide no-interest mortgages to Habitat homeowners. See www.chaffeehabitat.org for more information. Volunteers can expect to paint; install fencing, drywall/sheetrock, landscaping, roofing tiles, siding; or conduct any variety of tasks.


A crew of 10 people from Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church volunteered their time and energy at three separate CCHfH locations in July 2017. The crew completed foundation work on a house in Nathrop, installed a sprinkler system on a duplex in Salida, and prepared the new intern space located above the CCHfH offices with new appliances, cabinetry, and paint.


How much will the 2019 CCHfH missions cost?

The charge is $40 per person for each mission and will cover all food expenses except for the Friday dinner. Participants may want to bring additional funds to cover free-time activities.  


May I go on both missions?

It is possible that some people may be able to participate in both missions, but only if it does not exclude someone from participating in one mission.


What are the transportation arrangements?

We will organize carpools for both trips with final arrangements being made during a getting-to-know-you meeting prior to each mission. Carpool riders will be asked to help defray fuel expenses.

  • For the July mission, departure time is scheduled for 6 a.m., Wednesday July 10 from the parking lot of the Baptist Road King Soopers.

  • For the August mission, departure time is scheduled for 6 a.m., Wednesday August 7 from the parking lot of the Baptist Road King Soopers.

Where will we stay overnight?

Debi and Don Hume have graciously offered their home in Buena Vista to house our crews. You do not need to bring sheets, blankets, or pillows.


What about food?

Debi will prepare Wednesday and Thursday dinners for the two missions. Friday dinners will be “on your own”. Self-serve breakfast and lunch foods will be purchased so that crews may prep their own breakfasts and pack lunches before heading to the work site in the morning. Please be sure to communicate any food preferences, sensitivities, or allergies when registering for a mission.


What should I bring?

  • There is no need to bring tools, CCHfH provides the necessary tools.

  • Shower supplies:  Towel, wash cloth, soap, shampoo

  • Clothing appropriate for sleep, construction-type work, dining out, town activities

  • Work boots or sturdy shoes for the work site and possible walking/hiking adventures

  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and rain gear

  • Flashlight

  • Water bottle(s)

  • Lawn or camp chair

  • Optional:  Board games for getting-to-know-you opportunities.

  • Optional:  Swimsuit and water shoes. The Hume home is close to the hot springs.

How do I register?

You may register online at tlumc.org/Habitat. If you have questions you may contact Jennifer Kaylor () or Margie DiFiore (). Registration deadlines are:

  • Sunday, June 2 for the July 17-20 mission

  • Sunday, July 14 for the August 7-10 mission

Please note that the maximum number of overnight participants is 10. People who would like to participate for a day mission (no overnight stay needed) must still register so that we can coordinate work with the CCHfH site supervisor and plan for lunches.


When are the “Getting-to-Know-You” meetings?

After the registration deadlines, the crews will meet to discuss potential areas of additional coordination and spend time learning about one another. The meetings are scheduled as:

  • Sunday, June 9 at noon in the TLUMC conference room for the July 17-20 mission

  • Sunday, July 28 at noon in the TLUMC conference room for the August 7-10 mission 



Internship Opportunity:


Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity seeks two 2019 Public Relations and Marketing summer interns. This internship provides college students with opportunities to gain valuable life lessons and occupational skills, and includes a travel expense stipend, no-cost housing, and potential school credit. See attachments for more information. Contact person is Angela Wallace, 


Intern House Slideshow.pdf
Job Description 2019 PR and Marketing.pdf
Quotes from Previous Summer Interns.pdf

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