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.
September Worship Services – 10am – Hybrid
While reading various articles and books on the decline of Christian churches, congregations and denominations, I was moved by one that described the writer’s journey away from those versions of “church” that focus on who they exclude and behavior they condemn. This particular writer’s longing was for community, a community of faith where one could be welcomed and supported, by love and caring. This Sunday we will explore ancient ideas relevant to 21st century longings for being in community.
September 10 – Sunday in the Park
We will gather at 10:00 AM at Washington Park for a WPUCC picnic potluck. We will sing and have a brief devotional thought as well as enjoying being together as a beloved community.
On this Sunday, Moderator Tom Luehrs will lead our service and our reconstituted choir with provide wonderful music as well. You will not want to miss this service. Cindy and I will be away visiting with her father in the Carolinas.
In our USA 21st century world, individualism and success often are defined by wealth and prosperity. One of Jesus’ parables appears to call into question contemporary ideas of salaries and benefits. What might he be speaking of in a parable that some link to the idea of heaven.
A Note From Lee
Latin American (Latine) Heritage month reminds our country of the great and ongoing contributions made to the development of the United States. At the same time, current efforts to whitewash our nation’s history, to accuse migrants of “invading” the nation, and to view all Latines as immigrants without documents, extends our struggle with systemic racism. As people of faith, let us continue to celebrate those of Latin American heritage and join with them in working for justice and ending systemic racism.
In our USA 21st century world, individualism and success often are defined by wealth and prosperity. This Sunday we will consider one of Jesus’ parables that appears to call into question contemporary ideas of salaries and benefits. What might he be speaking of in a parable (Matthew 20:1-16) that some link to the idea of heaven and others see as a call for equal justice, Are we Really Equal? We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Reproductive Justice Resources
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.