Augustana is pleased to host meeting space for non-profit, non-commercial groups in our community. Here is information on a few of the groups currently meeting at Augustana.

For information on availability and terms for building use, contact Augustana’s office at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.

Lutheran Men of Greater Denver

Lutheran Men of Greater Denver is a long-standing group having begun in the mid to late 1940s. Lutheran men, both ELCA and Missouri Synods, from all across the metro area meet monthly for an early breakfast in Fellowship Hall at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue. Breakfast meetings are the third Wednesday of each month (September through May) beginning with coffee at 7:30 a.m. and breakfast following. This allows working men to leave for their work place by about 9 a.m.

The delicious meals are prepared by Augustana’s chef, Judy Nyquist. Annual dues are $25. Breakfasts are $8. First-timers are provided a free meal. A special event is a post-holiday luncheon in January when spouses/friends are also invited, and a special program is presented.

A brief devotion is presented at each meeting and a speaker from the community is featured each month. The goal of the group is to build understanding and knowledge about our faith and our community. The group also provides financial support to our three Lutheran youth camps: Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, Lutheran Valley Retreat, and Sky Ranch.

For information, contact Emmett Cruson (ecruson@comcast.net).

Parenting After Divorce

Parenting After Divorce provides court-ordered parenting seminars for those people who have minor children who are involved in a divorce or parental responsibility action. This is a seminar that helps parents help their children through this situation. People may also attend voluntarily. We hold 6-7 seminars monthly in the metropolitan area. Our telephone number is 303-329-9942. People may register (and pay) online or they may contact us at the above telephone number.

Information: www.parentingafterdivorce.org

Swedish Club of Denver

Swedish Club of Denver seeks to preserve, stimulate, and encourage an interest in and appreciation of heritage, custom, and tradition, including: language, music, art, industry, geography, and all cultural and social matters and current affairs which involve the countries of Scandinavia.

Information: www.swedishclubofdenver.org

Thrivent Financial

We welcome anyone who has a Thrivent Financial financial package, such as an insurance policy or investments; also, open to anyone interested in Thrivent, or anyone interested in the program for the day.

We meet quarterly, usually the fourth Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Anna Paulson Room. Meetings are usually January, May, September, November. Watch for announcements in Augustana’s newsletter, The Tower, and in Sunday bulletins. We have a light lunch, a program, and a brief business meeting.

Augustana’s Thrivent group receives money annually from Thrivent members’ Choice Dollars to spend on projects of our choice at Augustana.

We also can apply to the Denver County Chapter Leadership Board for up to $1,600 per project for projects which benefit the community (Care Abounds in Community). Our congregation coordinators are Emmett and Katherine Cruson and Joni Hopkins.

The Thrivent Financial Financial Advisers we work with are Greg Bickle and Thom Dorr. More information is available at www.Thrivent.com.