During COVID-19, we are still a church!

Our Sunday Services are virtual, but we are still gathering as a community via Zoom webconferencing.  Join us Sundays at 10:00am.  Click on the Zoom link below.

We’re also having Zoom “community check-ins” twice weekly, to stay connected and offer each other support.  Wednesday, 6:30pm-7:30pm and Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm are the current check-in opportunities.  Again, click on the Zoom link below.

You may also reach Lee Berg at via our CONTACT page or via phone at (720) 317-1254.

Our service programs to the community are more important than ever, and we are adapting them to stay current with safety guidelines. Our FISH Food Bank is maintaining its operations. We continue to support the Womens’ Homeless Initiative as its overnight shelter operations evolve during this time. 

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FISH Food Bank is still delivering!

Donations to FISH are gratefully accepted at this time of urgent need. FISH is the food bank we host at Wash Park UCC, maintaining a pantry, staffing a hotline and coordinating weekly deliveries.

We work closely with other community food banks to coordinate pantry stock and cover the needs of the community.  There’s a tremendous need for volunteers at Food Bank of the Rockies warehouses — if you are healthy and able to consider a shift, visit their volunteer page.

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Sunday Services, office hours – via Zoom

Our Sunday services continue online at 10 am Sundays. Check our home page for details of each week’s services.

We’re also hosting Zoom “check-ins” during the week. See the home page for details.

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Inspiration and Hope

Our artists, poets and unofficial curators of memes offer up messages of hope, love and community.

This is what we do

Affirmation in a time of COVID-19

by Allyson Sawtell

We love in the face of death.

   If we can do that, we can do anything.

We are community at six feet.

Kisses through a window.

We’ve always loved in the face of death.

Our elders mourn their losses, and as children, we watch.

Then we turn around and do the same “foolish” thing – loving others deeply.

    Becoming vulnerable with each smile, each caress, each conversation, each promise,

        each letting go.

We love in the face of death.

It hasn’t stopped us yet.

We play in the face of fear.

We sing, laugh, and play ping pong from our balconies.

   Pick up our wine curbside, handed to us by a vendor in a T-Rex costume.

We send silly pictures of our dogs talking to us. We send jokes and bad puns.

We share electronic birthdays and meals and happy hours.

We play in the face of fear.

We step up in the face of need.

   People go out to save lives, stock shelves, house the homeless, feed the hungry, broadcast information and encouragement.

   People stay in to save lives, to pound down the curve with their absence

and their empty wallets.

Do you not see? Do you not know?

See now. Know, now. Even if you haven’t before.

We are truly and really all connected.

We are so connected that we refuse to let go. Kisses through a window. Hands touching computer screens.

We love, we play, we step up.

Because we are one.

We are connected, shall we say, as in a web of life. The plucking of one strand vibrates throughout.

What I breathe on you, you breathe on another. It’s that simple.

So we separate, and in our separation, we hold each other dearly, connected up with bonds of love, rebuilding the web.

Do you not see? Do you not know?

See now. Know, now. Even if you haven’t before.

We can still do this when the danger passes,

   when we can breathe freely, when we can touch.

We have it in us to heal, to care, to risk, to sacrifice, to give. We always have.

This is what we do.

With wounds still tender and memory still fresh,

  We can know in our beings that we are all connected,  

And live with each other as if our lives depended on it.

 

Copyright A. Sawtell 2020

COVID Relief Found Here!

An uplifting musical message in Hope Lingers On.    A powerful message from the UCC National Office – We Are Stronger Together.  

What do YOU have to share that provides a break from the pressures of this time?    Share your thoughts with us at washparkucc@gmail.com.

 

A nugget about connection

“Every hand that we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and concern. Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another, must become a thought as to how we might be of help to that other, should the need arise.”

-Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

 
Lockdown

by Fr. Richard Hendricks, OFM

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them…

Click here to read the whole poem on Facebook