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, february 1st, 2015

superbowl party

no weekly gathering, but join us at the escobars for super bowl sunday, 4:30pm kickoff

join us for our annual super bowl tradition- no regular service but a refuge super bowl party. this year instead of being at dawn’s, we will be at the escobars in arvada—15930 west 72nd avenue 80007. all are welcome! bring an appetizer to share and come by anytime. we’ll be back on sunday february 8th for our regular weekly gathering at the refuge.

the latest on the refuge blog:


1.5.15
check out deb’s latest post:
living our strengths

one of my greatest joys is to help people recognize their strengths or gifts and connect them with others who have similar passions and watch the synergism of their collaboration. i’ve had the opportunity to see hopes exceeded as new careers bloomed, non-profits formed, ministry and work teams flourished, and communities were changed because each person did what, it seems, only they could do…

read more at the refuge blog.

this week in the refuge community:

  • monday 1.26 - 6pm, basic yoga
  • monday 1.26 - 7pm, book pub at the baker street grill in broomfield
  • tuesday 1.27 - 10am-2pm, open space hours and free lunch
  • wednesday 1.28 - 11:30am, place of healing open group (ps: no men’s group this week)
  • wednesday 1.28 - 6pm, house of refuge at the escobars in arvada
  • thursday 1.29 - 6:30pm, denver faith and justice conference event, dignified dialogue on the legalization of marijuana
  • saturday 1.31 - 9:30-11:30am, living your strengths workshop
  • sunday 2.1 - 4:30pm, super bowl party at the escobars in arvada (no regular sunday gathering)

see details here.

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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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the refuge
p o box 6805
broomfield, CO 80020
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