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.
Dedicated to promoting worthy Helena area non-profits through grants, informational efforts and cooperative fund raising.
The Helena Area Community Foundation was created by a small group of county residents who understood the value of a permanent legacy. HACF began in December 1994 under the legal and administrative umbrella of the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) – a statewide community foundation to promote philanthropic empowerment at the local level.
The Montana Community Foundation’s history predates HACF’s formation by several years. MCF was established in the late 1980’s, and its formative years generated energy in local communities all over Montana. Ultimately, that energy resulted in the creation of nearly 90 local community foundations that virtually cover the map of Montana. MCF’s volunteers and staff, supported by significant grants form the Ford Foundation and other national foundations, worked to create and nurture many of those local community foundations.
We began with a hope that our foundation would ultimately provided a stable source of funding for the scores of non-profit organizations that serve the people of the communities that exist within our county.
The Holter Museum of Art serves Montana and neighboring states with a quality visual arts exhibition program that includes all media; brings national and international exhibitions into the region; provides a much-needed venue for local and regional artists; and collects, preserves, and interprets significant contemporary Northwest art. The Holter is committed to promoting participation by diverse audiences through outreach, innovative educational programming, and collaboration with other organizations. Increasing and promoting a strong cultural awareness to the broadest possible audience is a guiding factor to our operations. Admission is free.
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
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.
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!