Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ Denver
Sixth Avenue United Church is a congregation of the United Church of Christ. We are an open and affirming congregation. That means that we welcome all people regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender preference, and disability. We have a strong tradition of openness towards a diversity of beliefs about God and the role of religion in our everyday lives. Sixth Avenue participates in a number of local and global mission projects, providing immediate assistance and working toward long-term solutions. Projects include collecting food donations for Denver Inner City Parish, which serves the homeless and under-served, participating in walks and marches, and hosting the Women’s Homeless Initiative.
Coming up at Sixth Avenue
Church Photo Directory
On October 8th and 15th, representatives from Lifetouch photography will be at the church taking pictures of members and friends of Sixth Avenue for a new photo directory (it’s been over twenty years since one has existed). There is no cost for this directory (each individual/family receives a free 8X10 photo). On the 8th sessions will be set up in the Chiakong room from 9 to 4, and on the 15th in the Narthex from 9 to 3 (pets are invited to come to this session on the 15th as well).
Please click the link to schedule a photo session, or call Joshua at 720-324-0663: Sign-Up
Denver Women’s Homelessness Initiative
WHI is a consortium of churches working with Capitol Hill United Ministries to give sanctuary and hospitality every night to women who would otherwise be on our streets. What WHI offers is a chance for these women to be known, heard, and cared for, with compassion, dignity, respect, and presence of heart.
The next Women’s Homelessness Initiative Volunteer Training will be held Saturday, October 8th, at 8:30am until noon at Corona Presbyterian Church. Parking is available in the church parking lot. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. It is important for those who have been with us to participate in another training, even if you have been to one in the past. All volunteers who are working overnight must attend a training.
WHI in October
We are hosting the Denver Women’s Homelessness Initiative each Saturday in October. There are many ways to help with this living example of extravagant welcome. If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up here.
Sunday, October 2nd
Neighbors in Need
Next Sunday is our special Neighbors in Need offering. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Donations may also be made online here.
Annual Meeting of the MDA
Sunday, October 2nd the annual meeting of the Metropolitan Denver Association of the United Church of Christ will be held at First Plymouth Congregational Church. Check-in for the meeting will be at 1:30pm and the meeting will run until about 5:30pm. First Plymouth is located at 3501 S. Colorado Blvd in Englewood.
Sunday, October 9th
Learn About Sixth
Interested in learning more about 6th Avenue? Join Rev. Gilmore on Sunday, October 9th, for a discussion on the history, structure, and mission of 6th Avenue UCC, and what it means to be a member of this beloved community. We will get together in the narthex around 11:15 a.m.
Red Hot Patriot, benefitting the CIAFSC
A play about the wit of Molly Ivins is coming to Denver for one night only (Sunday, October 9th at Lannie’s Cabaret Clocktower). Tickets for this play (which proceeds will be benefiting the Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation Sponsoring Committee) are on sale for $25.00. Call 303-293-0075 to purchase tickets.
Saturday, October 22nd
Please join us for a seasonal work day on Saturday, October 22nd, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. We will be working together to prepare the building for the changing seasons.
November 4th – 6th, UCC Fall Youth Retreat
From Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6, campers in grades 6-12 will explore faith, love, global/local issues, and so much more at La Foret Retreat Center in the Heart of Black Forest. This fall’s theme is re:Claim the Name. During the retreat, we will be naming, discussing, unpacking, and playing with words and phrases that are thrown about in Christianity. We will be encouraging the youth to define and develop personal understandings of these theological words and themes for themselves. Please ask Rev. Chris Gilmore for more information, or link through RMCUCC