Transformative hope

in a complex world.

~ 10:00am each Sunday ~
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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

July Worship Services – 10am – Hybrid
 
July 7th – The Freedoms we Cherish
We will celebrate the Freedom to Believe, and the power it represents in the midst of those who want to control others and tell them what and how to believe. Part history, part theology and the power of love which we believe is the power that truly transforms hearts, minds and souls. 

July 14th – The Freedoms We Take for Granted
On this Communion Sunday we will talk about freedoms we take for granted. One of the lessons we are learning today is that the freedoms we thought were “settled law” can be changed by unprecedented Supreme Court decisions. What are the freedoms you take for granted? Let’s talk about ways to undergird and support even those freedoms we often take for granted.
 
July 21st – The Threats to Freedom from Within
Why even talk about these things? This is church, I come to look for encouragement and hope. We will talk about salt and light in perilous times and the strength we find in being together in this beloved community.
 
July 28th – Working Together to Preserve and Extend the Freedoms We Enjoy
Hunter Thompson reminds us that, “Freedom is something that dies unless it is used.” We will think of ways in which we can use freedom responsibly to give the poor, the immigrant, the unhoused, the hungry, the sick, the opportunity to share in the freedoms we celebrate.

 

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

Thinking Out Loud

Our transition plans to the Mosaic Community Campus are beginning to take shape as our MOD Squad leaders (Maggie, Bev and Tom) have started meeting with Archway representatives on a Letter of Intent which will shape lease discussions to follow. People are excited by the prospects of our joining the groups which call the Mosaic Community Campus home. Bev has made accessible sample chairs and fabric for our use in the “Bookstore” of Founders Hall. Stay tuned for more news to come.

Our nation celebrated its 248th “birthday this past week. This month we will celebrate freedom as a reminder of the challenges we face as individuals and as a faith community in our nation’s current reality.
 
We have been open and affirming of LGBTQ+ rights since 1992, and we have long been advocates for creation justice and a future for generations to come, human rights, civil rights, voting rights, equal justice under the law, the rights of women to make healthcare decisions including abortion care for themselves, and the rights of our children, schools, religious institutions and communities to be free from gun violence and the weapons of war most often used today in mass shootings. Our shared faith compels us to love one another and our neighbors as we continue to be allies and advocates for the freedoms upon which these rights are based.
 
Hanging posters of the Ten Commandments in public schools, requiring the Bible to be taught in public schools do not make us a more perfect union. Perhaps teaching our Constitution’s Bill of Rights in all public schools would be a better place start.
 

Grace and peace,
Lee

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Reproductive Justice Resources
Addressing the Dobbs decision
 
In the wake of the recent devastating Supreme Court ruling taking away the rights of women to make their own decisions about their reproductive health care, it’s really easy to feel enraged, immensely hopeless and helpless, and to wonder what to do next.
 
Helping Homeless Women

Volunteer with WHI

Sign up to help with the next lunch delivery and see updates on what WHI has been up to HERE.

For more information, contact 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