UCC Parker Hilltop founded October 1962

ministry leaders




our pastor


     



 First, we want to say "thanks" for checking us out.  We are excited about what God is doing at UCC Parker Hilltop and we are glad to have the chance to share that with you.



Rev. Dr. Tracey Dawson was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 2010 as a Minister of Word and Sacrament.  A Denver native, she makes her home in Parker with her husband of 20 years, Chris, and their two dogs, Jake and Kona.  Pastor Tracey and Chris have extended family living in Southern California, including five grandchildren.   Tracey serves UCC Parker Hilltop as its full-time, called Pastor. 


             She recently retired from a long career as a criminal court judge and attorney.   She holds a  Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters of Divinity from Denver's Iliff School of Theology. 


              Pastor Tracey is a progressive Christian who is open and affirming of all persons, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and personal capacities. She preaches, teaches, and leads the congregation from a theology of God’s boundless and unconditional love for the whole of creation.  For her, Jesus exemplified what it means to be living in God's own image, demonstrating and calling us to extend compassion, acceptance, empathy, and service to all peoples, with the strength, help, and guidance of the Holy Spirit. 


               She believes that the Bible, our most sacred text, should be read not always literally, but always with an eye, ear, and heart to learning what it has to say to us today so that we may better understand God and more fully practice our Christian faith.



A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR, TRACEY DAWSON:


It is our privilege to welcome you to the UCC Parker Hilltop family.  You will find your worship experience here to be invigorating and welcoming, grounded in Congregational tradition, yet creative in its new-century message and medium.  All persons are welcome here; we want you to come as you are, with your questions and with your history.  We have opportunities at UCCPH for you to participate in all aspects of church life: worship, missions, education, and community outreach.


Call or email me and I will be happy to personally welcome you and answer your questions.  In the meantime, surf this site and then join us next Sunday morning at 10 am.  Be prepared to be changed; be happy to feel God's love for you and those dear to you.  We are lively; we are progressive; we are open and affirming and accessible; and we look forward to meeting you.


Email:  pastortracey@uccparkerhilltop.org

Phone;  303-841-2808 or 303-725-1494




our moderator





FROM OUR MODERATOR , ANGIE LAW


Over ten years ago when I moved to Parker, Colorado, I went to UCC.org to find a local church in the United Church of Christ.  Coming from the Midwest and being raised in this denomination, I wanted to find another UCC church here.   I was happy to find the website for this  church, MY new church home here at UCC Parker Hilltop.  Our church is a warm and welcoming church of about 80 persons per week enjoying  an updated and enlivened traditional service.  After finding a genuine welcome here, I started volunteering in the Sunday School. 


Gradually, my participation evolved to where I am now, serving as the church's lay leader (Moderator).  I would love to speak with you about how our church can become your church, too, for no matter where you are on your journey of faith, YOU are welcome here!


our staff


JULIE ROBUCK

Music Director





Julie Robuck has been in our music program since 2013, serving as our Music Director since 2014.  She is a talented and trained singer, featured in the Parker Chorale, Denver Women's Chorus, Take Note, Mainstreet Singers, and the Pinettes.  She holds Masters degrees in Curriculum Design from Colorado Christian University, and  in Special Education from Regis University.   She has directed and performed in number of musical productions.  She plays piano (from the age of 3), guitar, organ, clarinet, and saxophone.

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KAREN RANGEL

Administrative Assistant




Karen Rangel is originally from the Chicago area. Growing up a Cub’s fan, she enjoyed going to games at Wrigley Field.  She moved to Arizona and spent a majority of her life in Tucson. She has lived in Colorado for the past 8 years with her husband of 19 years, Ben, and their children, Benjamin (11) and Maggie (5).  Karen is happy to be living in Colorado and to call it home. She enjoys time with her husband and children, and loves to bake and hike.

Email:  office@uccparkerhilltop.org  

Hours:  Tuesday -Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Phone:  303-841-2808


what is the ucc?


The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


The Church of Firsts

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


A Church of Extravagant Welcome

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.


We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.



join us this week

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 10 AM