Worship has been canceled since March 15 due to the Corona virus, but the pastor remains available to people with spiritual needs. This is a fluid situation but we are continuing to serve our community.
On Sunday, March 15, Denison opened the Beloved Community Haven to provide continued overnight hospitality until March 31. In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, we extended the shelter to June 1.
The goal of the Beloved Community Program at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ is to provide a place of unconditional love that helps guests affirm and reclaim their dignity, overcome their life obstacles, and journey towards greater life stability and alignment with their life purpose.
We invite interested volunteers to help provide code-compliant hot meals.
We at Denison Ave. UCC are mindful of the seriousness of the coronavirus, and the need for everyone, especially older adults, to take extra precautions to protect themselves and others. We balance these concerns, however, against the very real dangers and health issues faced by unsheltered people every day.
sunday worship at 11:00 am
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Monday and thursday
Thank you for donating to help us meet the city's code requirements and operate the beloved community program.
FOLLOWINGTHE WAY OF JESUS
TO SHARE GOD'S HEALING, ENERGIZING,
Love God. Your neighbor. Yourself. And your enemy!
Like the early Christians, who called themselves the "people of the Way," we are more interested in following the Way of Jesus -- the Way of Love -- than arguing about creeds. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, from Pentecostal to Baptist to Catholic. Some were baptized as infants; some were baptized as believers. A few of us went to college; many more have degrees from the School of Hard Knocks. What we know is this: that the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) and the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6) are not full of impossible advice for saints who have reached perfection; they are a guidebook for how people who struggle to make ends meet day to day can survive, get along with each other, not panic, and experience the miraculous shift from scarcity to abundance.
Whether you are looking for a church home or just want to visit, please "Come on in!"
Come on in
Come on in, though no one here is perfect,
Come on in, you’re no longer alone.
Come on in, there are people here who’ll love you.
Come on in, and welcome to your home.
Come on in, if you wanna follow Jesus,
Come on in, if you trust in his way.
Come on in, for the past is forgiven.
Come on in, if you seek a new day,
Come on in, if you’re hungry and tired.
Come on in, if you’re burdened with care.
Come on in, if you’re yearning for freedom.
Come on in, for the courage to dare.
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