MISSIONS AND JUSTICE MINISTRIES

We offer five missions and justice ministries here at Park Hill United Methodist Church: Anti-racism, Poverty, Immigration, LGBTQIA+, and Environmental Justice. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when joining one of our ministry programs. We believe that engaging in mission and justice work is a very important tool when growing to be more like Jesus.

 

You do not need to be a member of Park Hill United Methodist Church to participate our Missions & Social Justice Minisitres. All are welcome.

For more information on our ministries you can email church@phumc.org.


Take Action:

Tell U.S. Congress to Support Racial Equity in Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating the tragic consequences of disparities in access to health care. We have the opportunity to address disparities and improve maternal health by supporting the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021. Contact your Member of Congress today!

Pandemic Justice

Sign this petition to call for legislation to support those most impacted by the Coronavirus in Colorado: Colorado Covid-19 Common Good Demands. Also, please consider contacting your state leaders and our Congressional delegation to urge them to protect those in detention centers around the country. You can find contact info for your representatives by clicking the arrow below.


Anti-racism

Last summer, the Black Lives Matter protests erupted, exposing systematic racism and white supremacy within many long-standing American institutions, companies, and organizations.

 

But... we have hope that by exposing these wounds they can be healed.

 

Learning how to become an anti-racist church and anti-racist individuals involves learning how to do better and what actions we can take to do so. 

 

This is the foundation for our '12 Months of Anti-racism.' Check out our calendar of activities for 2021.

Poverty

From helping the unhoused to those who are hungry here in Colorado, all the way to supporting our partners at the Center for Health and Hope who help the super vulnerable of the world we find ways to assist those stuggling with poverty.

 

Deuteronomy 15:10 -11: Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do. There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.

Immigration

Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah are proud to be a Sanctuary Church and will provide sanctuary for our undocumented friends in need. Many volunteers provide support for our Sanctuary family, although continued support is needed from our communities and friends. 


Additionally, we work with Casa de Paz who continues to support immigrant families with members who are in detention at the GEO Center in Aurora. For example, when people are released with nowhere to go, Casa de Paz and their volunteers were there to pick them up, provide them with basic supplies and help them reunite with their families.

Reconciling Church

Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. As an inclusive community of faith, Park Hill United Methodist Church is an open and affirming congregation, embracing diversity, service, unconditional acceptance, and the care and support of all people in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Environmental Justice

Previously named 'Climate Care,' we made a conscious decision to rename this social justice focus area 'Environmental Justice' because it is not just about caring for the Earth, but about seeking justice for the environment that sustains us and allows us to thrive.

 

We believe that God calls and expects us to be caretakers of all of creation; to be good stewards of the earth and beyond. 

Mental Health

Mental Health is not one of our missions & justice ministries, but it has been a trying year+ for everyone, so we want to help as much as possible.

 

We believe God cares about our whole being, yes our spiritual health, but also our mental, physical, and emotional health. Here you can find resources if you find yourself in need of professional assistance and a newly created program in May 2021.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

We love keeping people in the loop and informed. 


Lead Pastor

Nathan Adams

We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people that look like you, but you will also see people that don't look like you. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 

OTHER WAYS TO SERVE

If you are looking for a way to serve, no need to look further. We have tons of areas that everyone, from all walks of life, can serve. If you have any questions about any of these fields please let us know.


All of our different areas that you can serve are broken down into specific groups. We hope that you will be able to find a ministry that you can best use your talents in. Check below for a small list of some of those areas. 

  • Greeters/Ushers at the doors before services

  • Working inside the nursery

  • Singing or playing an instrument in the choir (Voices of Park Hill)

  • Working in the Coffee Bar on Sunday mornings

  • Donating items to our Food Pantry

  • Reading Scripture during Worship