|Worship with us every Sunday at 10 AM.|
|• ||Adult Study Hour (9:00 AM)|
|• ||Music program directed by Rosanna Rains|
|• ||Children’s Time (10:15 AM)|
|• ||Nursery and Sunday School Activities (10:30 AM)|
|• ||Cookies, snacks, and coffee (11:00 AM)|
|For directions to our church, click here.|
By the word affirming, we signify our support and celebration of all human relationships based on commitment, loyalty, love & mutual respect.
Our Minister, Claudia Schmitt!
|Claudia Schmitt was born in Hemet, California, east of Los Angeles, in 1961. Claudia is the youngest of five children. Her parents, Carl and Violette Schmitt, are now deceased. Claudia spent her childhood in Seal Beach and Chino, both in southern Cal. In middle school Claudia moved to Big Pine, a small town in the eastern Sierra area. Claudia graduated from high school in Weaverville in northern California and put herself through college at Chico State University north of Sacramento. She holds a B.A. with a double major in Communications and Psychology. |
Claudia came to Denver to enter the Iliff School of Theology and received her Master of Divinity degree in 1989. Claudia and her first husband are the parents of two children, Fauve and Colin Johnson, who now live, respectively, in Washington, DC, and Raleigh, NC. Claudia has been a member of the UCC since 1994. On Sept. 2, 1995, Claudia Schmitt and David Conner were married at the Washington Park United Church of Christ, where they were both members. Claudia was ordained right here at the Wheat Ridge UCC by the Metropolitan Denver Association of the United Church of Christ in November, 2002.
Before becoming our lead minister, for 14 years Claudia served as a chaplain at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora. Claudia has been studying for over two years as an Analyst in Training with the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado and is currently seeing a small number of clients.
Claudia has extensive experience in providing pastoral care. In addition to her interests in theology and depth psychology, Claudia has a passion for spiritual growth and a love for the church. She has led the annual Women's Retreat at our church for over a dozen years. She is known for her warmth and sincerity and for her constructive approach to problem solving.
Wheat Ridge Congregational Church is pleased to have had Rev. Claudia Schmitt as our pastor-in-charge since July 1, 2015.
Sept. 24 - Oct. 1
Pastors Claudia and David out of town
Sunday, Sept. 29
The Rev. Gerald Eslinger will lead worship for us.
Friday, Oct. 4
Francis of Assisi Feast Day
World Communion Sunday
Sunday, Oct. 6
Metro Denver Association annual meeting, 1st Plymouth UCC, 3:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 13
Annual Fall Barbecue and OctoberFest, after worship. Bring a side dish and small contribution to pay for the meat.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Halloween ("All Hallows' Eve")
Friday, Nov. 1
All Saints' Day
The Wheat Ridge Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ is a loving fellowship committed to following the Word of God through the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.
Here's a sample of a few of Claudia's sermons. We will be posting additional sermons as time goes by. For an index of sermons, click here.