“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
Matthew 25:35-36

Mission, Outreach, & Evangelism (M.O.E)

Service Opportunities

When the worship is over, the service begins! Lakewood UCC is committed to making a positive difference in the world. Called by Christ into service, we believe that God has given each of us gifts to share with our local community and the wider world. See below for some of our recurring mission and service projects, then check out the latest opportunities in the sidebar to the right.

Being a Good Neighbor in the Time of COVID-19

We are connected in many ways, and know our very lives depend on one another. As we face the realities of the pandemic – loss of normalcy, loneliness, job loss and financial loss, illness, we turn to our faith and the way of Jesus again and again. We are not alone in this, and we are called to be good neighbors, sharing God’s love. While taking into consideration that Staying Home and Staying Safe is of utmost importance, the Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism Board offers these resources and links to connect as a good neighbor in this time.

Re-Member

Every other summer, a group of us heads to the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation to volunteer with our local partner organization, Re-Member. This includes everything from skirting trailers to learning about Lakota culture, from installing bunk beds to building relationships. Participants say that the week of cultural immersion changes their lives, and many return again and again.

South Lakewood Elementary School

  We love being across the street from South Lakewood Elementary School, and we do what we can to help them out. We’ve opened our parking lot to parents dropping off their kids, provided an evacuation point for their fire drills, and supplied crossing guards. We also do a drive to collect back-to-school supplies for them every year.

Denver Pridefest

  Lakewood UCC is an Open and Affirming church, “respecting all God’s children regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.” One way we show it is by marching in Denver’s annual Pridefest Parade, in solidarity with our LGBT friends.

The Action Center

Lakewood UCCers were instrumental in founding the organization that would become “The Action Center,” which offers food, clothing, counseling, job training, and financial assistance to local people in need. We have an ongoing collection for the Action Center, with new donations coming in every week.