Transformative
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
journeys.

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

Upcoming Services - Online

August Worship Services

August 1 – A Community of Many Gifts
Ancient lists of “the gifts of the Spirit” may not fully capture the breadth of the gifts expressed within our community. From donating school supplies to helping feed our neighbors; from bearing witness to advocacy for change; from creative work to simply showing up for each other… and beyond… we will honor the many ways Wash Park members make a difference, within and beyond our church community.

August 8 – Rev. Dr. Don Grant preaches
Don Grant, our recently ordained and installed “Makerspace Minister – Church 3.0,” will bring us a message related to his vision of ministry and nurturing new ideas for the future of the church. We will share intergenerational worship and communion together as we dream of the church we are becoming.

August 15 – A Hebrew Story of Redemption with Lessons for Today 
Solomon ascended the throne of his father David and would eventually build the first temple in Jerusalem. What did he seek from the Divine as he began his rule? Come learn about redemption and prayer in an historic context with contemporary applications.
 
August 22 – Transforming with Revolutionary Love
Diane Peterson, Scott Munstock and Jean Garrison will share a conversation regarding how the recent study of Valarie Kaur”s Revolutionary Love project impacts their lives. Together we will explore ideas of how we might implement some of the lessons embraced – such as viewing those who are “other” to us as the part of ourselves we do not yet know. 
 
August 29 – Rooted in Love
The 33rd General Synod of the United Church of Christ recently concluded and on this 5th Sunday, we will share a hybrid (in person and Zoom) service featuring music and preaching from the three worship services of the Conference. The preaching is dynamic and the music inspiring and you won’t want to miss this special service!
Lee Berg - Minister
joined by St. Clare and St. Francis

A Note From Lee

Thinking Out Loud

 Vaccines on their way, a new administration in Washington promising to apply all the resources available to the federal government to produce, disperse and administer the vaccine, and the willingness of millions to get inoculated when their turn arrives are all hopeful signs. And yet the challenge of new variants of the virus here in Colorado means the changes we pray and hope for may not come as quickly as we desire. Living between the promise of change and the arrival of such change will require us to keep the faith, trust the routines we developed that enabled us to reach 2021, and do what we are able to do to care for one another. Patience is required and we are not allowed to demand it be given to us immediately!!! 
 
The symbol of the Phoenix historically in the United States is linked to rebuilding of colleges and universities following devastating fires. The Flag of San Francisco features a Phoenix in the center of the flag, symbolic of the city’s rebuilding after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

As we focus on Embracing the Promise of the Phoenix, let me encourage you to revisit times in life when you felt devastated by events beyond your control, or perhaps choices made that resulted in dramatic change that left you wondering about (or even fearful of) what would come next. Questions like: How will I get through this? What comes next? Is there a way forward to stability and/or wholeness?

In my life, these questions were usually followed by a series of “what ifs?”: What if I don’t heal? What if there is no work to be found? What if the money runs out before help arrives?

Think about these kinds of experiences in your own history. What did you learn from them? How were you impacted by events in your own personal history? What role did faith play, if any, in moving through these life altering challenges? When you have time and if so inclined, reflect on your own history that has brought you to where you are today.
 

If you need to talk, or schedule a Zoom visit, send me a message.

Grace and Peace,
Lee

What's Happening

Network Coffee House

Supporting Homeless

Since 1978 the primary desire has been to create a hub for redemptive relationship by sharing coffee in Capital Hill. Healing begins and ends with relationship.  

Due to COVID we have had to adjust our typical program to provide some basic emergency needs for our neighbors. We’ve handed out as many as 500-700 sack lunches a week along with water and of course, coffee.

Find out how you can help.

Black Lives – All Lives Matter?

For several months, our front sign has joined with the widespread movement for racial justice with the statement, “Black Lives Matter.” Recently, chalked comments near our sign have countered with the statement, “All Lives Matter.”  (Thank you for using chalk, and not paint!)

Read Wash Park thoughts on this issue here. 

Helping Homeless Women

WHI Bag Lunch Update
from Bev Rexrode:
WHI Bag Lunch Brigade has another signup for delivery of 100 lunches to Network Coffee House.  Please consider donating to the lunches. Sign up at this link: 

SIGN UP
Thank you!
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.

Hosted by Wash Park UCC