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
Joint Service Next Sunday
No service at 6th Avenue on the 31st! We are joining 8 UCC Churches for the Joint Service at Park Hill UCC (2600 Leyden St.) at 10 am. Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite will be preaching and introducing her new book, Women’s Bodies as Battlefield. The joint choir will be practicing at Wash Park UCC at 7 pm on Thursday, and again at Park Hill UCC at 9am before service on Sunday – Lunch will be served as well ($2/tamale) – Please contact Chris if you need a ride.
Saturdays in August
We will be hosting the Denver Women’s Homelessness Initiative on each Saturday in August. There are many ways to help with this living example of extravagant welcome. Please contact Elizabeth Pinsonneault or Rev. Chris Gilmore if you would like to volunteer, or with any questions about the program.
Hand bells are coming to Sixth Avenue!
Thanks to the generosity of our sister church, The Kirk of Bonnie Brae UCC, we have been lent a set of hand bells to play this summer. Beginning after church on July 17th, anyone who would like (especially first-timers!) is welcomed to join the hand bell choir. The first meeting will include showing everyone how to ring bells. All ages are welcome to participate!
Our next book for Book Club will be the newest book by John Philip Newell called “The Rebirthing of God.” Our first meeting will be this Tuesday, August 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in the Narthex. All are welcome to join! If you would like a copy of the book, please contact Chris Gilmore.