Park Hill United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado was celebrated at the Interfaith Alliance Force for Good Awards on Oct. 22 as the recipient of the 2018 Congregation for Good Award. The church received this award in conjunction with Temple Micah, as the two share their worship space. The Revs. Angela Kotzmoyer and Nathan Adams accepted the award at the ceremony with Rabbi Adam Morris, who leads Temple Micah.
Interfaith Alliance announced that the congregations were honored because of their "bold leadership of offering sanctuary for Araceli Velasquez." Araceli has taken sanctuary in Temple Micah/Park Hill UMC since Aug. 9, 2017 after fleeing her home in El Salvador. Read her story
Past recipients of Force for Good Awards include Bishop Karen Oliveto of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, a 2017 honoree.
In a statement to Interfaith Alliance, Park Hill UMC welcomed all to join their diverse mission field, "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."
Learn more about Park Hill UMC on their website