Welcome to Wash Park UCC!
A lively community of hope, joy, healing and love.
A Home for Those Seeking...
Rich, creative spiritual
We build a safe and energizing home for exploring spirituality within a broad and inclusive framework.
We embrace and actively support each individual’s spiritual journey.
Profoundly supportive community.
We nurture a deep sense of belonging, with joy and laughter and, in times of need, profound support.
And for nearly a century, we’ve been a lively anchor place for deep cross-generational friendships and shared values.
Social and environmental justice.
Calling out and healing injustice takes many forms, and we are active across the spectrum.
In partnership with others in the wider community, we seek to make change in the world, with our core values of justice, peace, and care for the earth.
May Worship Services – 10am – Hybrid
May 7 – Our Heritage and Our Hope
Jesus identifies with his Divine parent – the acts of love, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness, his understanding of his Jewish faith and his teachings are one with the Divine. He claims that his way of relating to God flows from his being one with God. Such a relationship is available to and shared with those who follow the Jesus way. Some see these thoughts as being exclusive of other paths. We will offer a different understanding that serves as both Our Heritage and Our Hope.
May 14 – Honoring the Nurturers in Our Lives
As Jesus prepares his followers for his own approaching death, he promises he will not leave them comfortless but will send a Companion who will live on in them. This Companion, the Spirit of Truth, will live on in them. While we have our questions about what Jesus means, we will use this day to consider those who loved us and nurtured us in our lives and how they continue to live on in our lives. Think about that person or those persons and be prepared to share who they are and how they live on in your life.
May 21 – Sermon by Rev. Peter Sawtell
Every Sunday morning (pretty much) we gather at our church for a worship service. It is the distinctive thing that churches do. But for many of us at Wash Park, the traditional notions of worship seem awkward or uncomfortable. Peter Sawtell’s perspectives on worship have changed a lot over the years, so his “Taking a Fresh Look at Worship” will go broadly in considering what “worship” might mean for us, and for a church like ours.
Note: The Colfax Marathon is happening May 20 and 21. Plan your route carefully and leave extra time!
May 28 – Pentecost Sunday: The Never-Ending Spirit
Celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit teaches how God calls us and our world to become One in the Spirit. The Spirit translates the love of God so that all may hear and be drawn to the love of God through both our words and our actions. How would you say the Spirit lives on in and through your life? How do the sacrifices of those we Memorialize live on in our nation? Perhaps the never-ending story is one of the Never-Ending Spirit.
We are back to hybrid worship, in person and by Zoom. No sign-up is required to come in person.
We ask that you observe these guidelines to help keep everyone safe:
-Please observe social distancing
-One family group or two unrelated people per pew
-Based on current CDC guidelines, we ask that everyone wear masks inside the building
-Singing into your mask is OK with us
Whichever way you choose to attend, we welcome you!
A Note From Lee
Grace and Peace,
Reproductive Justice Resources
Helping Homeless Women
Volunteer with WHI
Sign up to help with the next lunch delivery and see updates on what WHI has been up to HERE.
For more information, contact Bev Rexrode (571-205-9095).
At the Global Climate Strike
At Wash Park we believe social and eco-justice advocacy is better when we do it together.
In this video, our members and friends reflect on what it means to do this work as part of a spiritual community.