WHEAT RIDGE CONGREGATION: THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Welcome to the web site of the Wheat Ridge Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ! We are a loving fellowship committed to following the Word of God through the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are a progressive, compassionate, thoughtful, open-and-affirming congregation. We believe that the core of the Christian gospel is the message of God’s love. As Christians, we profess Jesus as the central revelation of God’s love and understand Jesus as a distinctive prophet and savior who came into the world, ushering in a novel, loving, creative, whole-making dynamic that is as relevant and transformative today as it was then.
As a church we hope to provide a place where programs, people, and compassionate living bring relevance, clarity, and direction in the face of life’s most difficult challenges. As a faith community we offer opportunities for spiritual deepening and healing while also living out Christ’s call to respond to the needs of our world.
At WRCC UCC we attempt to offer a worship experience with depth and quality while also being accessible and welcoming for those who have little or no personal experience with church traditions. Some of our members would say that at our church they are “recovering” from earlier experiences with churches that they found to be strict, moralistic, or implausible. At WRCC UCC we care about people, God’s creation, spiritual development, intellectual curiosity, meaningful living, social justice, fellowship, and simply being kind to one another. We don’t try to be perfect but we do seek to be authentic. We aren’t overly idealistic but we do believe that with God’s grace, God’s inspiration, and our loving action, we can and do make a difference in the world.
If you decide to visit us we want you to know that no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
SERVICE TO OTHERS
The Wheat Ridge Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, gives back to the community in ever expanding ways, and here are a few examples.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry gives these colorful hand crocheted and knitted shawls to individuals in our community who need comfort for any reason or simply needs an extra blessing. Over the years, our congregation has made and given out over 500 of these shawls.
When you attend church in person, you may notice several people creating these beautiful shawls during the Sunday service. For some, this craft is like meditation or even an old school fidget spinner. Keeping our hands busy during the message allows us to both be of service to others and focus on the message to nourish our own spirit.
If you’d like to contribute to our Prayer Shawl Ministry, please contact our church at email@example.com. There are many ways in which you can participate including donating yarn (or money for yarn), crocheting or knitting shawls, or helping others by balling yarn or adding fringe. We can help you get started by supplying a pattern or offering guidance.
The Wheat Ridge Congregational Church dedicates its prayer shawl ministry to our first contributor, Deb Packard.