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

February 28
Embracing Futures We Cannot Control 
SUNDAY Zoom Worship – 10:00 am 

As Jesus journeys with his followers to Jerusalem, he begins to prepare them for a future that they had not considered possible. We will think of shaping life in the moments we have within the parameters we cannot control. We do control the choices we make with life as we know it. How and where we invest our time, talent, resources and energy are left to us by God. During this season of Lent, what will we embrace?

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

February 21
Remember the Rainbow: What Will We Embrace for Lent?

SUNDAY  Zoom Worship Celebration  10:00 am

Since last we entered the season of Lent, life has been filled with giving up important parts of life as we had lived it. We’ve lost loved ones and friends, work and income, we have given up opportunities to meet in person for meals shared with friends and loved ones and have given up in person gathering for worship. Many other experiences could be added to our individual lists. So this year we will think of what it is we choose to embrace for Lent. 

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

A Note From Lee

Thinking Out Loud

For me, like most of our community, state, nation and world, 2021 couldn’t get here fast enough. As someone said, “2020 is turning 21 and can now legally drink.” Jokes aside, it is tempting to believe that 2021 will be substantially different, and for good reasons. 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 good news is that we have managed the last 10 months of 2020 perhaps better than we might have expected. Washington Park UCC has met the difficulties associated with doing electronic worship with the same energy, commitment, and willingness to adapt, modify and adjust that has guided the Church throughout our 95 years of existence. You have remained connected as best you can. Like those who have gone before, you are a remarkable congregation full of doers, ever ready to respond to needs as they develop while sustaining current ministries in these pandemic times. Our family of faith lives love and compassion as best we can even as we face the struggles of our day. Gifts and abilities are shared generously to help address the issues we face and meet needs as they are made known. Our community, nation and world are better places because of the work you do locally that manifest themselves globally. You are an amazing group of change makers that epitomizes the Hebrew proverb, “Those who save a life, save the world one life at a time.” As we will remind ourselves through this first month of 2021, we are different with varied strengths, beliefs, perspectives, and understandings of how we might manage the future. We have been given a book of blank pages awaiting the new chapters we will write in the coming year. The ties that bind us are the relationships and values we share. None of us is perfect and yet all seem to genuinely enjoy our Wash Park family that reaches beyond our four walls, from California to New York and many places in between!
 
May God bless and keep you, may They make their face to shine upon you, may She favor you with health, hope, peace, joy, love and light as we continue our journey in the strength of the Divine.
 

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. 

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

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