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!

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 8th, 2015


weekend gathering, 5:30pm, week 3 of lent, the path to peace

this lent season we will be centering our weekly gatherings on peace through gospel stories, conversation, reflection, and communion together. all are welcome! we have simple dinner at 5pm and the service starts at 5:30pm. refuge kids program is available for nursery through elementary. this week we are looking forward to also having seth wispelwey from international justice mission, a perfect addition our lent series.

the latest on the refuge blog:

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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 3.2 - 6pm, 6pm, house of refuge at the petersons in broomfield
  • tuesday 3.3 - 8:30am, advocates training at broomfield health and human services
  • tuesday 3.3 - 10am-2pm, open space hours and free lunch
  • wednesday 3.4 - men’s group
  • wednesday 3.4 - 11:30am, place of healing open group
  • wednesday 3.4 - 6pm, house of refuge at the escobars in arvada
  • thursday 3.5 - 10am, women in church leadership listening party
  • saturday 3.7 -9am, phyllis mathis school of life
  • sunday 3.9 - 5:30pm, weekend gathering, 3rd week of lent, 5pm for simple dinner
  • monday 3.9 0- 6pm, basic yoga
  • monday 3.9 - 6pm, house of refuge at the petersons in broomfield

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


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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the refuge
p o box 6805
broomfield, CO 80020
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