Interfaith Alliance of Colorado names Park Hill UMC a 'Force for Good'

September 18, 2018

Denver area faith communities to be recognized at special ceremony Oct. 22

Story by Interfaith Alliance of Colorado

Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah in Denver are this year’s congregational recipients of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado's Force for Good Award. This is the second year the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is hosting the awards, which last year recognized Bishop Karen Oliveto. The award recognizes both congregations in their bold leadership of offering sanctuary for Araceli Velasquez. Read more about the ministry of Park Hill UMC and Temple Micah below from the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado's newsletter:

Park Hill United Methodist Church
Because Christ calls us to love all people, we live our faith through discipleship, diversity, acceptance, social justice and mission.
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. We invite all people to join our congregation in ministry and worship, including those of every race, ethnicity, language, age, physical or mental ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, socio-economic class, marital status, and faith history.

Temple Micah
Temple Micah is an engaging Reform synagogue built by members who were searching for flexibility and creativity in their religious, educational and ritual experiences. We are an intimate congregation of nearly 200 families known for our inclusiveness and acceptance of individuals from all walks of life.

Since the mid-1950s, Temple Micah has been a pillar in Denver’s Jewish community, a homegrown Reform synagogue built by members who were searching for flexibility and creativity in their religious educational and ritual experiences. Today, our intimate congregation of under 200 families is known for its inclusiveness and acceptance of individuals from all walks of life.

In June of 2014, Temple Micah moved into Park Hill United Methodist Church (PHUMC) and rededicated its Babbs Memorial Chapel as the Temple Micah Mikdash at Babbs Chapel. In addition to sharing a spacious campus, the partnership invites Temple Micah’s Rabbi Adam Morris and PHUMC’s Rev. Dr. Eric Smith to interact and collaborate. It also opens the door to interfaith opportunities for both congregations.

Park Hill UMC and Temple Micah will be honored at the Force for Good Awards at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Get tickets

The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado brings together people of different faiths to drive equality, human rights, and opportunity. Interfaith Alliance of Colorado envisions a pluralistic civil society in which people and communities of faith uphold and contribute to diversity, respect, justice, and opportunity for all.