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
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

January 24
Bearing One Another’s Burdens and Beliefs – A Wash Park Tradition
SUNDAY Zoom Worship Celebration – 10:00 am

We will have our semi-annual meeting on this Sunday and celebrate the journey we share as a faith family. We will honor our faith in God and our faith in one another as we remember the work accomplished, the changes made and the continuing impacts of what we do while making space for one another to hold different beliefs. Wash Park has thrived on the strength of our diversity and avoided the conflicts that view such diversity suspiciously. Following the service we will have our semi-annual meeting over Zoom!

You always can check out our past worship services on FACEBOOK.

January 24
Connecting the Dots – Science -Sacred Teachings – Mystery

SUNDAY Zoom Worship Celebration  10:00 am

This fifth Sunday service will be pre-recorded and is a subject that has developed with Eric stemming from a visit to Denver’s Botanical Gardens. While the service is pre-recorded, we will still gather on Sunday and share our Coffee hour over Zoom at the conclusion of the service. Thank you Eric for volunteering to share this inspiration. We look forward to this service!

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

A Note From Lee

“What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel  

Or a shorter version, “What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.” The history of Israel in Old Testament times was evidence of Hegel’s insight and certainly contemporary history reflects Hegel’s wisdom as well. What have we learned from history? What have we learned from the past 4 years? What have we learned from the past year? Often we get so focused on “out with the old and in with the new,” especially after a year like 2020, that we pass on identifying lessons learned in turbulent times. From March forward, we lived life differently that perhaps we ever have before now. I so identify with those who are ready for life to change for the better. The temptation is to say that none of these months are worthy of examining for new insights and lessons. We want to get our vaccinations and get back to an old normal that may not welcome the lessons learned over this past year. What were some of the lessons you learned that are worthy of bringing into the new year? What difference might these lessons make when the threats of the deadly pandemic are lessened by mass inoculations? How will lessons learned change the new normal yet to come? These are some of the thoughts that we might consider; Out with the Old – Perhaps not so Fast.
 

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.

Denver Inner City Parish Help

WOW!  Thanks to your big hearts and wonderful generosity, Denver Inner City Parish has received  grocery card and cash donations sufficient to provide more than 700 $10 grocery cards to needy families and individuals in our community.  That’s enough for more than 700 Thanksgiving meals, and far exceeds our original goal of 500 meals.  The generosity of your response is overwhelming and will help to support the health and well-being of hundreds of our neighbors in these very challenging times.

 

WHI Initiative

Helping Homeless Women

This news clip from local CBS station talks to the efforts that Diana Flahive (the force behind the Women’s Homeless Initiative) is currently leading. They are interviewing Diana on the current effort of WHI for the women being moved from the Coliseum to other locations this week.  (These collection efforts were in last week’s email blast from Diana.)

Click here to listen

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