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

all are welcome.


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 habit for humanity restore and the north denver cares food pantry in broomfield. you are always welcome!
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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, november 30th, 2014

broomfield community thanksgiving

weekend gathering, 1st week of advent, 5:30pm

join us on sunday evenings for the weeks leading up to Christmas, a time of reflection, conversation, carols, and communion together. we will be using the urban skye advent guides, and you can pick one up on sunday nights or during the week in december. come at 5pm for simple dinner.

the latest on the refuge blog:


11.3.14
check out our latest post:
beauty will save the world

last sunday was beauty night at the refuge, 20 men and women and children sharing creative pieces with our community. it was glorious, God's image reflected in so many ways. whether you shared or listened and watched, we were all moved and touched and stirred....

read more at the refuge blog.

this week in the refuge community:

  • monday, 11.24.14, 6pm- basic yoga
  • monday, 11.24.14, 7pm- book pub at baker street grill in broomfield, unbroken
  • tuesday, 11.25.14, 10am-2pm- open space hours & free lunch
  • wednesday, 11.26.14, no wednesday groups this week- 7am, 11:30am, or 6pm
  • thursday, 11.27.14, 3pm- thanksgiving dinner at the escobars in arvada
  • sunday, 11.30.14, 5:30pm- weekend gathering, 1st week of advent, 5pm for simple dinner
see details here.

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sundays in advent at the refuge

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the little mission that should

in 2013 we moved into our first real home after almost 8 years of utilizing temporary space. we are so grateful to have a more tangible presence in north denver! we have always done a lot with a little and the needs at the refuge have always exceeded the resources. we could not exist without the contributions of outside supporters! read more about our story to get a better idea of who we are and what we care about.
click here to download the pdf version to read and share.
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all donations are tax deductible.



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the refuge
p o box 6805
broomfield, CO 80020
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