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.
Upcoming Services - Online
December Worship Services
December 5 – Advent for a New Creation: Doing Peace Work
December 10 – Wash Park Christmas Caroling by Zoom 7-8:30pm
December 12 – Advent for a New Creation: Finding Joy Even in This Moment in Time
Advent 2021, we thought by now we would be moving on from the impacts of Covid-19 on life, gathering or not for church, and the daily reminders that the pandemic has turned our worlds upside down. The disappointment many of us feel is both palpable and real. This Sunday we will explore finding our joy even in life as it is now and likely sources to help our search for joy.
December 19 – Advent for a New Creation: Loving the Unlovable
We have the opportunity to share Wash Park’s annual unrehearsed Christmas pageant. Volunteers are asked to remain masked, truly a sight to behold. If you have not seen this classic production, you are in for a real treat as we light the Advent Candle of love.
December 24 – Advent for a New Creation: Living in the Light
The timing and other details regarding this service are still in flux. We are weighing whether to do this service as a Zoom only service or as a hybrid Zoom and in person. MOD squad and Administry are considering the latest Covid-19 news as we consider how we conduct the service. We will have our Christmas Eve service and share the details as we work them out.
December 26 – Christmas is Over, Now What?
Like new parents welcoming the birth of a first born, the day after all the celebrating ends brings the realities of how do we continue to care for the newborn child? For us, creation is not a newborn, the call to care for the healing of creation is one to be nurtured. But before we get started, let’s take a break and sing the songs we didn’t get to sing during Advent before we take down the season’s decorations!
A Note From Lee
Thinking Out Loud
What strange times in which we find ourselves! As I write this, it feels more like Labor Day (72 degrees) than the 1st of December. And we are approaching the second Sunday of Advent, and we were hardly ready for the first Sunday of Advent!
Many of us are more than ready to say goodbye to 2021, and yet we are not ready for this month we call the holiday season. Perhaps in this season of anticipation we would do well to focus on the “gifts” we have received throughout the year from family, friends, perhaps a stranger or two, that have sustained us in the various challenges we have encountered throughout the year. The hymn calls it counting our blessings and naming them one by one. I look forward to seeing you some Sunday!
Network Coffee House
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:
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.