The Fresh Life Story
Fresh Life Church was pioneered by Pastor Levi and Jennie Lusko in 2007. From the very beginning the desire was to make Jesus famous and teach the Bible in a way that people could understand – utilizing every form of technology possible to communicate a message of hope. At the first gathering there were only 14 people present but that tiny seed of faith has grown into an avalanche of a move of God that exceeds what anyone could have anticipated. Through Network Sites, radio, television, online broadcasts, worship records, social media and podcasts, Fresh Life’s ministry spills over borders and infuses hope in people all across the country and world.
Though the church has grown and the dreams are big, the focus is intentionally small – impacting people with the shocking, life-changing grace of Jesus one life at a time. January of 2017 marked ten powerful years of Fresh Life, but the story has only just begun to unfold, and the half has not yet been told.
Helena, Montana, is Montana’s Capital City and located between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Helena has a rich gold rush history, and exploring Last Chance Gulch brings the history to life. Designated a ride center by the International Mountain Biking Association, Helena has over 75 miles of trails that originate in the Downtown area, offering visitors a world-class mountain biking or hiking experience. Rand McNally and Geocaching.com awarded Helena the Best of the Road “Best for Geocaching” title. Tour our Capitol. Take a hike overlooking the beautiful Helena Valley. Hop aboard the Last Chance Tour Train to discover Helena’s history. Download our Walking App and tour the Westside Mansion District, featuring the elaborate homes of early miners. Grab an ice cream cone or visit an old-fashioned soda fountain. We can’t wait to host you in Helena.
Church, when you hear the word what comes to mind? We think about Gathering and Scattering. We gather on Sundays to wrestle with topics like relationships, dating, marriage, parenting, vocation, money and the many emotions that come with living. Every Sunday we create experiences intended to engage and challenge – no matter what you believe about God, Jesus, and the Bible.
We’re honored to gather at Grandstreet Theatre in downtown Helena, located at 325 N. Park Ave. You can also learn more about The Grandstreet Theatre Company by visiting their website grandstreettheatre.com.
Sunday gathering times are at 9.00am & 10.30am.
What should you expect at a Sunday experience? Every week we start with a handful of songs led by our excellent band of musicians. After about 15 minutes of music, one of our pastors teaches for 35 minutes and we almost always conclude with another song. Our gatherings last for 60 minutes. Great coffee and tea are free and available to everyone in attendance.
Narrate Kids provides age-appropriate, fun and engaging experiences for infants (6 weeks old) thru 5th graders.
Scattering is born of our calling and desire to matter, to narrate God’s story to our community by the way we serve. We’re serious about being the kind of the church that exists for the benefit of its non-members… to the extent that the most ardent critic of Christianity would be bummed if we suddenly ceased to exist. We seek to make this happen both by validating the opportunity to serve people in our everyday, organic lives as well as by coming together once every month to serve on a large-scale, community-wide level. We call these community-serving events “Scattering” opportunities.
Find more information at www.narratechurch.org
NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. We serve approximately 668,300 customers – 400,500 electric and 267,800 natural gas – in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Our service territory size is one of the largest in the country. The foundation of NorthWestern’s energy business dates back to 1923, with the start of the utility operations in a few communities in South Dakota and Nebraska. Our electric system serves 297 communities and surrounding rural areas covering two-thirds of Montana, eastern South Dakota, and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Our natural gas system serves 169 communities and surrounding rural areas in Montana, South Dakota and central Nebraska. NorthWestern Energy has approximately 1,400 employees. Our corporate headquarters is in Sioux Falls, S.D., with operational headquarters in Butte, Mont., and Huron, S.D.
The Placer is a great place to live and work in the heart of Helena. In its fourth year as an active condominium residence, and as it approaches its 100th anniversary, The Placer continues to attract residents, not only from Montana, but from all over the country. A century ago, this beautiful pre-war building was one of the largest and most impressive hotels west of the Mississippi River. For decades, it was the unofficial home of the Montana State Legislature and a hotbed of political intrigue. In keeping with roles it has played in the past, The Placer lobby has also hosted art shows, Montana Shakespeare Festival theater presentations, and events such as birthday and anniversary parties, organizational meetings, and wedding receptions. The Placer Condominium Association is actively pursuing its role as historical caretaker of this beautiful residence. Association events include the annual holiday party, movie nights and seasonal atrium garden planting days. Today, it is a thriving vertical neighborhood within a neighborhood of residents and commercial business people in the heart of the Queen City – looking forward to the next 100 years.
The Prickly Pear Land Trust is committed to the belief that open space is essential to the well-being of all communities. Open views of land and habitat are emotionally uplifting; they renew and revitalize the human spirit. Open space has been proven to increase property values, reduce erosion, and protect air and water quality. A multitude of recreational opportunities abound in open spaces and agricultural lands preserve a cultural heritage as well as feed the citizens of our world. The Prickly Pear Land Trust is committed to preserving, protecting and promoting open space throughout the Prickly Pear Valley and adjoining lands.
IMPROVING LIVES, STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES
Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (RMDC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Human Resource Development Council. We have been working in south-central Montana since 1965 and are part of a network of ten such organizations in Montana and 1,000 Community Action Agencies around the nation.
Our mission at Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. is to strive to improve quality of life and promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families. The programs we offer in addressing community needs include energy assistance, food and nutrition, senior volunteer opportunities, housing and community development, senior information services, Rocky Mountain Head Start, and Rocky Mountain Preschool Center.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is a Christian community in the heart of downtown Helena. As 21st century United Methodists at St. Paul’s, we affirm the wisdom of John Wesley’s insight as he proclaimed to his followers that “there is no holiness but social holiness.” Faith can never be only about us. We have been entrusted with an awesome call to grow in faith so that we might make a difference in our world.
Indeed, we are about the business of transformation – a transformation of ourselves and our community and a transformation in our world. We do this by forming community through worship and small groups all grounded in radical hospitality, growing community through growing our faith, offering education for all ages, sustaining community through giving ourselves in service within the church, extending community through going out in mission and outreach.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church welcomes all people of any age, gender, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status or disability into the full life and membership of our congregation.
The YWCA of Helena was founded in 1911 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing homeless women and their children with safe, affordable transitional housing and assistance in accessing available community resources. The YWCA of Helena provides transitional housing for up to 33 women and their children at any given time, provides toiletries at no cost to anyone in the community through the Placer Pantry, and offers Life Skills classes to the community. YWCA Helena’s Secret Seconds Thrift Store is open to the community every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All proceeds go to to help women, children, and families in crisis. Shop! Donate! Make a Difference!