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

Upcoming Services - Online

September Worship Services

September 5 – Expanding Our Reach

We often speak and sing of drawing our circle wide and often we find that it is easy to talk about and often hard to do. Who might we include in our circle?

Perhaps let’s consider those against whom we have a grievance. “They” did us wrong and have yet to acknowledge how they have hurt us, much less asked for forgiveness. We may never be able to extend our circle to those who have abused or severely wronged us, but are there ways we can open ourselves to the love of God, so that we are set free from the hurt and pain? Have we excluded those who are the other from being people with whom we join in ministering with the larger world? Can we hear their hurt and pain and widen our circle?
September 12 – Rev. Amy Petre’ Hill Preaches
Pastor Lee will be out of town 9/11-9/20 and Rev. Amy Petre’ Hill, founder and Community Chaplain for Mental Health and inclusion ministries will be preaching for us on 9/12. You will want to be a part of this service as Amy speaks to the pressing mental health challenges of these pandemic days.
September 19 – Rev. Bob West Preaches- Is LOVE a Five Letter Word?
This Sunday, our own Rev. Bob West will speak on Agape, the Greek word for divine-like love. Bob and Louise have long been advocates for social justice and have shared their gifts and passionate advocacy with Wash Park and our larger Denver community for decades. It will be a very special Sunday that you do not want to miss.
September 26 – He Returns!
Dr. Rev. Lee Berg returns from a well-deserved vacation with interesting thoughts for us!


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,

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 lunches to the SOS camp and Denver Public Library Outreach.  Please consider donating to the lunches. Sign up at this link: 

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