the refuge throwing parties. sharing stories. finding hope. practicing the ways of Jesus.

all are welcome.

the refuge is a mission center and christian community dedicated to helping hurting and hungry people find faith, hope, and dignity alongside each other. the refuge is a community of practice. a home for spiritual orphans. a place to gather hope. we meet most sunday evenings at the refuge space, tuesdays for open space hours and free lunch, and at houses and places of refuge during the week, both at our building and at various locations in north denver. we are located at 6900 w. 117th avenue #200, next to the north denver cares food pantry in broomfield. you are always welcome!

your journey matters. our journey together matters. together we are justice. voice. healing. love. beauty. community. generosity. click the navigation links above to find out more. 

at our sunday evening gatherings we have a simple dinner at 5pm and a refuge kids program for babies-elementary.   see below to check out what's happening this week. 

invitation to community

the refuge is a mission center and christian community dedicated to helping hurting and hungry people find faith, hope, and dignity alongside each other.

we love to throw parties, tell stories, find hope, and practice the ways of Jesus as best we can.

we're all hurt or hungry in our own ways.
we are old, young, poor, rich, conservative, liberals, single, married, gay, straight, evangelicals, progressives, book-smart, street-smart, certain, doubting, hurting, thriving.

yet Christ's love binds our differences together in unity.

at the refuge, everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable.
we're at different places on our journey but we share a guiding story, a sweeping epic drama called the bible.

we find faith as we follow Jesus and share a willingness to honestly wrestle with God and our questions and doubts.

we find dignity as God's image-bearers and strive to call out that dignity in one another.

we all receive, we all give.

here's what's happening

sunday, march 29th, 2015


weekend gathering, 5:30pm, palm sunday feast with Jesus of nazareth church, bring a side dish to share

join us for the start of holy week for our annual palm sunday feast. this year we will be celebrating with jesus of nazareth church, the spanish speaking community that recently planted at the refuge on sunday afternoons. if you didn’t already sign up for a side dish to bring, you can email us at to see what’s left to bring or just bring something easter-y. all are welcome!

the latest on the refuge blog:

check out our latest post:
pine ridge and peace

last night at the refuge our friend ingrid schneider shared some stories with us from pineridge indian reservation in south dakota as part of our path to peace lent series. it was a gift to us and there is so much to learn about what it means to be peacemakers in a violent world.…

read more at the refuge blog.

this week in the refuge community:

  • monday 3.23 0- 6pm, basic yoga
  • tuesday 3.24 - 10am-2pm, open space hours and free lunch
  • wednesday 3.25 - men’s group
  • wednesday 3.25 - 11:30am, place of healing open group
  • wednesday 3.25 - 6pm, house of refuge at the escobars in arvada
  • sunday 3.29 - 5:30pm, weekend gathering, palm sunday feast

see details on the calendar here.

here’s what’s happening this week and coming up at the refuge

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here’s what’s happening for the weeks of lent


together, we can make our mission sustainable

the refuge is a mission center that serves the local community in addition to offering spaces and places for healing and transformation in north denver. because of the nature of our work, half of our financial support comes from inside the refuge community and half comes from outside supporters. we would love for you to be part of making our mission sustainable in 2015. here’s a letter with all of the details and a pledge card.
together, we can!

read the letter
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keep up with what we are doing at our facebook page.
click here to read our story and learn more about the work we do.
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all donations are tax deductible.

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the refuge
p o box 6805
broomfield, CO 80020