We are in the season of Lent, that time when we consider the desert that Jesus spent forty days and nights in. We will be following the book, Desert of Compassion, as our Lenten Guide. We hope that you will join us in this journey.
“There is no wilderness so terrible, so beautiful, so arid, and so fruitful as the wilderness of compassion.
It is the only desert that will flourish like a lily.”
– Thomas Merton –
Worship will is at 9:00am on Sunday mornings at 5707 S. Simms in the Sanctuary at the Abiding Hope Nature School, or at 10:30am at Sky Pointe Retirement Community.
What to Expect at Worship
Sunday worship is a central focus of our Genesis congregation. It is here that we connect with God and each other. We embrace a progressive theology and challenge ourselves to grow our faith and understanding of God. We listen for God’s word, we sing and we pray together.
Worship is led each week by a member of the congregation, our music team and our pastor. One of the benefits of a smaller congregation is that we all actively participate and often have discussions about the sermon within the worship service. This is how we share and expand our learning.
Activist – We embrace: lay leadership; preaching as dialogue; taking discipleship seriously; active, engaged participation; joyous life in Christ.
Women Focused – We believe that women equally help lead us, in worship, prayer, preaching, action and love.
Open and Affirming – God is at work calling many LGBTQI into the ordained ministry. The Presbyterian Church USA recognizes the ordination of all. We too rejoice in the diversity of God’s children. Everyone is welcome and embraced at Genesis Church.
God Elsewhere Too – God is one. It is also true that God is doing God’s saving work through numerous other traditions. We can respect, learn from, and celebrate all faith traditions without diminishing our own.
Science and Scripture – “All truth comes from God” but do not check your brain at the door. Genesis studies the Bible in partnership with the modern world of science to fully grasp the powerful, guiding and changing force of God’s word wherever it is found. We are a Bible-believing church.
The Genesis Bible Study group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 10am in the Sky Pointe Dining Room. We will be be looking at the stories of Ruth, Esther, and Jonah among others.
The Genesis Book Group meets one Saturday a month except in July and August.. The group chooses books with the guidance of their professional librarian. Meeting places vary. For more details see the Calendar.
Outreach and Mission
Genesis is actively involved in our local and international community through support of Mission Partners.
Columbine Hills Elementary and Mortensen Elementary
We conduct an annual School Supply Drive to benefit the students at these schools.
The Lomagundi Clinic Mission Partnership of the Presbytery of Denver
Our support of this clinic helps provide much needed medical care in an underserved area of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.
Joanna is the new pastor at Genesis, coming to this ministry in October 2022. She is the mother of four grown boys, teaches pediatric dentistry and is a ski instructor. Over the course of her career she has also worked in non-profits involved in health justice to ensure health care for all. She began her journey toward ministry in 2013. She has since completed training as a hospital chaplain, and gone on to complete her Masters in Divinity degree and become ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA. Joanna brings all her life skills, compassion and energy to Genesis which is her first position as a pastor.
Director of Music
Janet has been a musician since she can remember and has been making a joyful noise leading church people of all ages for over 30 years. Born in Iowa, she attended Simpson College and graduated with a Bachelor of Music. She taught in public schools and then shifted to a full-time career directing/worship leading in various churches. Moving to Colorado to do just that in 2003, she met her now husband Eric in the Praise Team. Family blessings include step-son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons who live about 15 minutes away. Janet came to Genesis in March of 2018. Get in touch if you’d like to be part of the music that enhances Genesis’ worship!
Andrea is the office manager for Genesis and is the person who keeps things running smoothly. She has been with Genesis since 2003, having previously worked for IBM and various other organizations. She and Al, her husband of 40 years, have been good friends of Genesis and continue to help make Genesis a welcoming environment. She loves to travel, has an eclectic taste in music from Bach to the Beatles and enjoys reading and playing computer games and puzzles.
Contact and On-Line Giving
5707 S. Simms
Littleton CO 80127