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 regularly on sunday evenings and at houses and places of refuge during the week. we are now in our new home at 6900 w. 117th avenue #200, next to the habit for humanity restore and the north denver cares food pantry in broomfield. we are excited about this new chapter in our story and would love for you to be part!

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, over-educated, undereducated, 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, april 20th, 5:30pm


it's resurrection sunday!

join us for our first easter celebration in our new space. come at 5pm for waffle dinner, followed by a fun service for all and an easter egg hunt immediately afterward for the kids." other holy week festivities include: wednesday 4.16, our annual refuge family seder dinner at the refuge, 6pm and friday 4.18, good friday contemplative gathering at the escobar, 7pm. hope you can join us!

the latest on the refuge blog:

check out our latest post:
palm sunday

happy holy week. looking forward to what's ahead together this week...

this is the prayer we closed with on sunday night, from christine sine , who writes all kinds of liturgies for advent and lent.

Let us enter the city of God today,
Rejoicing with the son of God.
Let us join the throngs of expectant followers,
And shout for joy at Christ’s coming.

read more at the refuge blog.

sunday nights

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this week in the refuge community:

  • tuesday, 4.15.14, 8:30am- advocates gathering, inner city health clinic
  • tuesday, 4.15.14, 10am-2pm- open space hours & soup lunch
  • wednesday, 4.16.14, 7am- men's group
  • wednesday, 4.16.14, 11:30am- place of healing
  • wednesday, 4.16.14, 6pm- refuge seder dinner
  • friday, 4.18.14, 7pm-good friday gathering at the escobars in arvada
  • sunday, 4.20.14, 5:30pm- easter celebration service (dinner at 5pm and egg hunt afterward)
see details here.

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we're excited to share our story

"the little mission that should!"

after 7 years and 4 different portable locations, the refuge has new space! we raised the rent for the first year and part of year 2, but need help getting year 2 and 3 done so we can focus on what we love the most--people. we'd love your help! here's our story:
click here to download the pdf version to read and share.
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can you help us make it up this hill?

paypal button
or send checks to:
the refuge
p o box 6805
broomfield, CO 80020
stay tuned to our facebook page as we share updates and videos!
hear our friend, barb's, story:

a registry of needs

we're so excited to be in our new space and are quickly making it our home. we still have some big needs, though, to enable us to provide hospitality to the community in lots of ways!

if you would like to adopt an area or project here are some to choose from. our top priority is the rent and our construction needs so we can get our children's space finished.
know that any way you help us is so appreciated! your prayers love and encouragement and support mean so much to us.

count me in!

email us to donate and ask questions.

our meeting space - our number 1 need!

  • one day - $115
  • one week - $850
  • two weeks - $1750
  • one month - $3500

specific construction needs

  • paint for nursery - $100
  • paint for library - $100
  • outdoor basic improvements - $150
  • building materials for bar area - $200
  • paint for kids space - $300
  • drywall and materials for kids space/kitchen area - $1000 remaining
  • cabinets and counter for kitchenette - $300
  • building materials for 2 kids classrooms - $500 each
  • carpet for kids space - $500
  • signage - $250
  • building materials for large community table - $300
  • electrical expenses - $500
  • miscellaneous materials - $500

dreams for our future over the long haul

  • 2 large comfy chairs for sitting area - $200 each
  • round coffee table for sitting area - $100
  • lighting for cafe area - $250
  • tables, chairs, benches for contemplative space - $300
  • 4 large area rugs - $300 each
  • brown leather couches or loveseats - $350-500 each
  • decor, shelves and basic furnishings for living room, office, gathering areas - $500
  • outdoor seating area with umbrellas - $500
  • awning for front of building - $500

small fun stuff we need to make it feel more like home

  • bean bag chairs for kids area -$20 each
  • dry erase boards for kids rooms - $30 each
  • large bulletin board for kids space - $50
  • coat rack - $50
  • supply closet for kids - $75
  • entry rugs for snow and mud - $100
  • lamps - $100
  • rolling white board - $250
  • miscellaneous chairs and benches for worship space