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

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

July 19
Finding a Path to Creative Co-Existence 

SUNDAY Zoom Worship Celebration – 10:00 am

We continue to learn from the insights of Jesus as he teaches the necessity of wheat and weeds growing together in the fields of his day. We live in a divided nation and a world racked by a crashed economy and acute tribalism made worse by the politics of division, systemic racism and unbridled greed and avarice. What do we look like to the world? In what ways does faith reflect the divisiveness of the day and in what ways might we provide a healing witness to the world? Are Jesus’ 2000 year old lessons even relevant? I trust we will find some 21st century answers to these questions.

July 26
UCC Council on Conference Ministers Service 

SUNDAY Zoom Worship Celebration – 10:00 am

We will share a worship service developed by the Council on Conference Ministers for UCC churches to use during this time of struggle. It originally was shared on Mental Health Sunday back in May. It will bring together voices from across the UCC to our worship.  

Join us for a different worship experience.  We’ll have Gathering Time, Prayers & Concerns, Life of the Community and then Happy Hour after this prerecorded service.

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

This Week ~ From Lee

One of the joys of doing electronic services from the church on Sunday is that I get to be in the sanctuary and we all get to connect electronically. We miss you when you are gone, and always look forward to “seeing” you on Zoom if that is your way of connecting to the service.

Summer is often a time to get away for re-creation time. This year is different for many. Whatever you are able to do, I wish for you an opportunity to change the routine that you have developed during these safer at home days, a kind of reboot. This Sunday we will take Jesus’ Parable of the Sower which traditionally focuses on the soils on which seeds may fall, and make it a 21st century parable of the seeds that are sown in our world today.

Part of my looking forward to Sunday flows from being enriched in soul and spirit by our being in community with one another. As we face these days, may we continue to find encouragement in community with one another. I hope to see you Sunday, because we simply are not the same without you!!

If you need to talk, or schedule a Zoom visit, send me a message.


What's Happening

WHI Help Needed

Support Homeless Women

Capital Hill Urban Ministries (CHUM) has partnered with the Women’s Homeless Initiative (WHI) to collect and deliver needed items to St. Francis Center Day Shelter to support homeless women.

Find out how you can help.

Journey of the Spirit

Wednesday, July 15th 6:30pm

We will begin July 1 discussing racism, working with a resource list or suggestions from participants.  Open your hearts and minds and join our Zoom.
The series should continue on these tentative dates 7/15, 7/29, 8/5, 8/19, 9/2  6:30-8pm.

St. Francis Center

Wish List for Apartments

With residents of the St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square “sheltering in place,” there are many updates both to needed donations and to the procedures for dropping off donations.

Click here for a document detailing both.

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