Read below for an alphabetical list and description of all the ministries and gatherings hubbed out of The Refuge. We love to be a part of experiments and inspiring new ideas! For up-to-date info on what's happening and when, check out our Facebook page and our calendar. For COVID realities, much of our community life has been adapted to virtual and outside. See our calendar for details. 
Advocates Learning Lab --- Skills, support, and sustainability for people who journey with others in hard places. Meets on first and third Tuesdays each month from 8:30-10am. Includes guest speakers, as well as hands-on experiences and soul care.

Book Pub --- A monthly discussion group that meets at Babajoon's in Westminster to discuss interesting and engaging works of (mostly) non-fiction.

Contemplation & the Arts --- We host reflective experiences during the Advent and Lent seasons, and facilitate labyrinth walks, workshops, and otheexperiences through the year. Our small chapel is available for use whenever we are open. We also host art-sharing nights and various art workshops and classes throughout the year, including four-week art labs.

Dinner Church --- Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m. --- Sunday evenings are just one piece of our life together, but they're important to many in our community. We eat and sing and share communion together, celebrate milestones, wrestle with the Scriptures, and focus on spiritual formation. Each meal is hosted (with a gluten-free option). After our meal, there's a Refuge Kids program for kids between nursery- and elementary-school age.

#Dogchurch --- Periodic get-togethers for dogs and their owners at various dog parks in the area. Kids welcome!

#NatureHeals Contemplative Hikes --- Group hikes/walks on local trails. Once a month, typically on a weekend.

Healing & Recovery --- A focus on healing past wounds and recovery from faulty coping skills and damaging behaviors that have made life unmanageable have been part of The Refuge from the beginning! We currently have one open 12-Step group every other Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. We also host other groups, workshops, and classes throughout the year.

House of Refuge --- We've had several of these over the years, but currently have just one, on Wednesday nights from 6-8 p.m. at 15930 W. 72nd Ave. in Arvada. It's a smaller, open group that includes potluck dinner and spiritual conversations.

Joshua Station --- Refuge volunteers serve dinner at a transformational housing ministry in downtown Denver on various Thursday nights throughout the year. We always welcome more help!

Learning Parties --- Throughout the year, we host guest speakers on important and challenging topics in the world and in the Church.

Personal Care Cabinet --- We stock a small amount of non-perishable food as well as items not covered by SNAP benefits, including essential items, toiletries, pet food, and cleaning supplies.

Prayer Circle --- A small, committed group of folks is always praying for current and ongoing requests that get shared during Dinner Church and other Refuge gatherings.

Refuge Café --- Due to COVID, currently Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. --- Free lunch, coffee, showers, WIFI, advocates, and a safe place to rest. Social worker interns, Mental Health Partner Community Health Workers, and cold weather gear available. 

Refuge Kids --- Includes our weekly kids program at Dinner Church, "Something Awesome" special events for kids of all ages, and a monthly gathering for teens called "Teens, Tacos & Tough Topics" on the third Thursday of every month.

Refuge Reads --- Tuesdays, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. --- A one-on-one tutoring and literacy program for all ages, especially kids who need help reading, writing, and spelling.

School of Life --- Monthly workshops on first Saturdays from 9-11 a.m., open to all, facilitated by a therapist and life coach on topics related to personal transformation. Small fee charged. Scholarships available.

Social Justice --- We connect with local groups and events that highlight social issues and help raise awareness through our Facebook Page.

Single Moms Unite (SMU) --- This supportive group for single moms and their children meets at The Refuge one Saturday morning each month, and holds special events and gatherings throughout the year.

Yoga --- Outdoor special events, see our calendar.

12 Steps for Anti-Racism - 1st and 3rd Monday evenings a month using modified 12 steps.