Mission 2

“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

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.

Re-Member Logo
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.
Pridefest Logo 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.
South Lakewood Elementary School Logo 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.
Action Center Logo 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.
Denver Inner City Parish Logo Denver Inner City Parish was founded in 1960 “to assist Denver’s working-poor families in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty prevalent within their communities.” Every year, we send a group to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner at the Parish’s La Academia facility.
Family Promise Logo Family Promise (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) partners with faith-based congregations of all religions to provide food, shelter, and hospitality to homeless families. We’ve worked with them in a number of different ways, most recently by sending our volunteers to help out at facilities that are hosting families.