The Evanston Center, a ministry of University Park United Methodist Church of Denver, has become a home for various world spiritual traditions. Our aim is to bring together leaders and students from a number of traditions to provide quality spiritual practices for wellness. We are committed to providing a sacred place where people gather to experience the healing power of the Divine. As an inclusive community, dwelling within the shared spaces of our building, some for brief encounters and others for long-term relationships, we hope to cultivate a spirit of welcoming and generosity through the mutual practice of respect and servanthood.
We are so glad that you are interested in exploring faith paths with us. Below are groups that meet in the Evanston Center for worship, instruction, meditation, and spiritual growth. In addition, we often host one time events with Shir Chadash and Jewish Voice for Peace.
Due to the pandemic, the congregations that were using our building on Sundays have moved to other locations. If you are looking for a new home for your congregation, we have space available! Our Sanctuary seats 90 in rows or can be configured in multiple ways. Contact us for more information.
Starting February 11 on Thursdays at 6:30pm via Zoom
GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. We offer cycles in spring and fall of each year.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”
GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
The cost is $20 for the workbook. Scholarships available.
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Join us for Scripture meditation (lectio divina) and prayer. Join us on Zoom through the link below.
Feminine Spirituality Group
3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary Magdalene Parish is a Parish of The Apostolic Johannite Church. There is a saying from a very long time ago that states that to be Johannite is to be Marian. The feminine has been lost from much of the Christian tradition for some time. This is not something that serves the world or those who feel isolated. Both men and women are invited to this ritual and discussion that revivifies the feminine back into the Christian Tradition and teaches the Western esoteric Tradition of the feminine. Walk-ins are welcome. We meet in the Sacred Study.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We have a replica of the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France. It will be set up twice a month in the Sanctuary for you to come and walk anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All the Pagan Sabbaths at 6:30 p.m.
Moon, Oak, and Sickle is an approved Seed Group with The Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD), also incorporating teachings from AODA, ADF, RDNA, AOD, OSC, and Keltria, and studies and practices Early Celtic Religions. Currently we meet on each of the quarter and cross-quarter festivals at 6:30PM.
Imbolc February 2
Ostara (Spring Equinox) March 19
Beltane May 1
Litha (Summer Solstice) June 21
Lughnasadh August 1
Mabon September 22
Samhain October 31
Yule December 21
The Order of the Temple and St. John
The Order of the Temple and St. John is a group of lay monastics who dedicate themselves to a more profound practice in the Christian Mystic Tradition. The Order is dedicated to daily practice in prayer/meditation, good works, and service in the Church at and around the altar. If interested please feel free to contact for more information. We meet in the Sacred Study.
Contact Bray for more information and meeting times - 303-507-2635.
St. Mary Magdalene Parish of the Apostolic Johannite Church
Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
St. Mary Magdalene Parish is a Parish of The Apostolic Johannite Church. This is a traditional mass rooted in the Gnostic Christian tradition and affirming path of the Holy Saints John. This is an open mass and community that does not discriminate but rather seeks through the tradition of Gnosis to help each individual connect with their own innate spiritual center. Believers in other faiths are also welcomed and embraced. We meet in the Sacred Study.
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on YouTube
University Park UMC is our mother church. Located down the street from the Evanston Center at 2180 S. University Boulevard, Rev. Andy Dunning leads this progressive United Methodist congregation. Our mission is embodying our Christian faith with grace, mercy, and humility through spiritual practice, Christlike service, cultivating wholeness, seeking justice, and caring for God’s creation.