SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ACTION!
2019 Pridefest ! ! !
A WEEKLY NOTE from our Interim Minister,
This Sunday, we take time to thank those who have chosen to volunteer in a variety of ways on teams and committees to help lead Wash Park UCC over the next 12 months. The church functions best with the kinds of leadership and service these volunteers represent. Please join us for this recognition and to reflect on "Choosing to Do that which We Can Do!"
As I write this, top Congressional leaders are meeting with the President in the WH Situation Room as the bellicose words and actions between the US and Iran continue to escalate toward a military confrontation. Let me ask that we all envision and pray for peace, and that we do the things which make for peace in our homes, our communities and our faith communities. We have been at war 18 years in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the Middle East - and we seem to be on the verge of expanding the conflict. Let there be Peace on Earth, and let it begin with each of us!
Lee can be reached at 720-317-1254 (cell) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FRIDAY, June 14th... TGIFs Resume!
Wash Park's TGIFs are informal social gatherings, 5:30-7:30pm, on alternating Fridays from June-August. Hosts provide the setting (outside, weather permitting), and attendees are invited to bring simple snacks and beverages of choice. Our first TGIF of the season is Friday, June 14 at the home of Kathy Carfrae,
991 S. Pearl St.
SUNDAY, June 16th Worship Celebration 10am
Pride Sunday; Hearing the Call of Lady Wisdom
This Sunday, many of us will choose to march in the parade at Denver's annual Pridefest. (We will march in the yellow section with other UCC churches; more details are below.) Also, at 10 am, Lee will lead a 30-40 minute service in our sanctuary, before joining the parade in progress.
WEDNESDAY, June 19th-- Journey of the Spirit 6:30pm
Bring a spiritual thought and a nosh to share for a free-ranging opportunity to explore spirituality. Beth Robey Hyde's home:
13852 E. Linvale Place Aurora CO (303) 695-1449
SUNDAY, June 23rd Worship Celebration 10am
Choosing to Do What We Can Do
On this Sunday, we will recognize Wash Park's many volunteer leaders, including the new slate of leaders approved at the June 2 Congregational Meeting. Our worship will celebrate the gifts of community, and the principle that makes Wash Park work: none of us can do everything, but when we all do what we can, amazing things can happen! After service, we will have a Lunch & Learn on Bystander Intervention; more details are below.
+ LUNCH & LEARN: 11:30am
After service on June 23, we will have a Lunch and Learn on Bystander Intervention presented by Anne Kleinkopf, a volunteer with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Bystander Intervention Training gives participants the tools and confidence to intervene, safely and effectively, when they witness harassment of a vulnerable person in a public place. Workshop participants will discuss the goals of, and barriers to, intervening on behalf of others and will learn and practice the dos and don'ts of intervention. Interested? Have questions? Contact Diane Peterson, email@example.com
June 30 -- Fifth Sunday Service Project at St. Francis Center
As usual on the fifth Sunday of a month, we will get outside the walls of our building and "have church" by serving in the community. We will again serve at the St. Francis Center, 2323 Curtis St. Please join us there from 10-noon, or whatever you can do!
Wash Park UCC
400 S. Williams St.
Denver, CO 80209
Located in Central Denver just a few blocks from beautiful Washington Park, Wash Park UCC welcomes all people from across the Denver metro area who are seeking a welcoming, creative, and challenging spiritual home. Come visit us on Sunday mornings at 10am or discover one of our many programs that uplift our spiritual lives during the week.