Racial Justice, Homelessness, LGBTQ Rights, Refugees, American Indians, Interfaith... See below and you will see that our concerns run deep and long

We Serve - and you can too!

The point of the Christian faith is what you do with it. We believe in practice over dogma and therefore, we are an active congregation through:

Collective Witness

like the Women's March or the March for Our Lives or LGBTQ Pride Parade or the MLK Marade or protests at the State Capitol about gun violence (we belong to Faith Communities United Against Gun Violence) - when our collective presence is needed, we try to show up

Community Outreach

such as our Women's Homelessness Initiative or monthly meals for low-income senior citizens.  See below to learn more

Work Trips

like our week long service/learning trips to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - June 6-12, 2020

Financial Support

for advocacy groups like the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and service groups like El Centro Humanitario. See How We Give to learn more.

Fair Trade

through our annual gift market to benefit more than a dozen non-profit groups - Nov 8-10, 2019

Through our Building

by providing a free home for Knitting4Peace, Black Lives Matter meetings, and other organizations serving our neighbors. Any group whose mission is racial justice can meet in our building free.

Knitting

Yes, by knitting or crocheting you can join an interfaith community of people delivering peace and compassion in local and global communities.  Our Peace Pod meets twice a month.  Learn more at knitting4peace

Black Lives Matter

Our congregation has long been involved in issues of racial justice. It's in our organizational DNA, starting 50 years ago when the Park Hill neighborhood first began to integrate.  Today we are proud to host meetings for Black Lives Matter.  And any group whose mission is racial justice can meet here for free.  Members of our congregation are also involved in the Denver Justice Project, NE Denver Neighbors for Racial Justice and SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Homelessness

We provide a meal and safe shelter for 20 women 26 nights per year.  It is a big undertaking.  There are 40 "jobs" every month, but it is one of the most meaningful things our members do with their faith lives.  Click here to sign up.

We also serve a monthly meal to homeless and low income senior citizens and receive offerings for an organization working with families living in motels on Colfax.

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

 

We have participated on work teams to South Dakota since 2009 - more than 60 people have gone so far.  All of our confirmation students end their studies with this trip.

Refugees

 

We have helped to resettle three families - most recently this family from Nepal.  We help with appointments, furnishings, weekly visits.  Our Nepal family wanted a garden to grow fresh vegetables and so we pitched in.

Interfaith

 

One day we arrived to church and discovered we were being picketed because we had stated that we would be willing to read from the Quran during worship.

We have also collaborated with local Muslim leaders and had a dialogue sermon on two occasions.

We hosted Temple Micah - a Reform Jewish synagogue - for 37 years and shared in joint services, studies, and outreach projects - particularly an annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) service and Mitzvah Day.

To expand our reach, we created a position of Minister for Interfaith Relations and called Susan McKee to be ordained to that role.

An interfaith knitting group meets twice monthly and we provide offices for Knitting 4 Peace.

LGBTQ

 

We have been Open and Affirming since 1991 and were one of the first churches to march and/or have a booth at the Pride Festival.  Our pastor in the early 2000s was the organizer of Clergy for Marriage Equality.  Today we have LGBTQ members, staff and even our pastor.

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