hope in a
complex world.

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.

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011
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.

Upcoming Services - Online

May 30
Be the Church:  
Embrace Diversity

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit into the lives of Jesus’ followers as they gathered in Jerusalem for the spring harvest festival of Shavuot. The miracle of Pentecost included persons of many different languages hearing the Gospel in their native language, spoken by those who had never learned such languages. Observers thought these Spirit filled followers were drunk. As we continue our focus on Be the Church, we will consider the call to Embrace Diversity. Even after the life changing coming of the Spirit, the early church struggled with embracing diversity. And as recent events tell us, we are still struggling to Embrace Diversity.

SUNDAY Zoom Worship Celebration – 10:00 am

June 7
Be the Church:  
Love One Another 

SUNDAY Zoom Worship Celebration – 10:00 am

Our own Tom Luehrs, who is also the Executive Director of the St. Francis Shelter for the homeless, will share thoughts on the impact of love.  

Afterwards we gather for our semi-annual all church meeting… Updates, a proposed slate of leaders for the coming year, and zany awards to those who’ve done much for our faith community.  

See you there!

SUNDAY Zoom Worship Celebration – 10:00 am

Lee Berg, Minister, joined by St. Clare and St. Francis

This Week ~ From Lee

BE  THE  CHURCH:  Share Earthly and Spiritual Resourses

Monday is Memorial Day, when we remember those who have given their lives serving our country and honor our veterans who have served in war and in peace. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, keeping watch against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

We focus this Sunday on Be the Church: Share Resources. So often we focus on sharing tangible resources: food, clothing, shelter, money, and other tangible support like rides, running errands, etc. Yet there are other resources we provide: presence, comfort, encouragement in tough times, a shoulder on which to lean. And in such stark times of illness and death, we share spiritual resources: hope, the physical embodiment of the Divine’s love, comfort in loss, shared tears in grief, a reminder that God never departs from us. When we walk with one another through life’s pain, we are most like the Divine. Day by day we will walk together and be the church for our community. I look forward to being with you electronically on Sunday


What's Happening

WHI Help Needed

Support Homeless Women

Capital Hill Urban Ministries (CHUM) has partnered with the Women’s Homeless Initiative (WHI) to collect and deliver needed items to St. Francis Center Day Shelter to support homeless women.

Find out how you can help.

Semi-Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 7th, 11:15 am

 Who says we can’t celebrate together?  Stick around on the worship ZOOM call for our semi-annual meeting.

Use this link to join this Zoom conversation.

St. Francis Center

Wish List for Apartments

With residents of the St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square “sheltering in place,” there are many updates both to needed donations and to the procedures for dropping off donations.

Click here for a document detailing both.

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