The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Fire evacuees head to church

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp in Bellvue, Colo., received word from the Larimer County Sheriff Department in June that it was to evacuate all campers, guests and staff due to the High Park fire.

Evacuated campers and staff rendezvoused about 63 miles away at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, Colo. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni, pastor of Trinity, said the church was not the only place in town providing support.

"We coordinated with a variety of local businesses to provide dinner," she said. "A local hotel loaned towels and a local gym offered the use of showers." Other ELCA congregations in Fort Collins — Spirit of Joy, Shepherd of the Hills and Our Saviour — also helped in the effort.


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