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Our location:
7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004


Connection to each other is a gift we celebrate regularly through our various ministries.

Connection to each other is a gift we celebrate regularly through our various ministries. We are the hands, feet and heart of Christ in our community and beyond through hands-on service projects & interactive worship experiences. We celebrate holy days and special events as opportunities for all ages and for families, couples and individuals to creatively celebrate these special Church seasons and significant holy days at church and in the home.

Ministry for Children

  • Nursery Childcare is provided for infants through four years on Sunday mornings, 9:45AM–11:30AM, and for special events or meetings as needed.
  • Kids’ Worship and Wonder – Preschool-5th Grade:
    An imaginative approach for telling Bible stories that invites children to wonder about themselves, God, and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them.
  • Vacation Bible School: Opportunity for all ages to gather together for an evening or more for Vacation Bible fun. VBS themes vary each summer, all ages included, neighborhood invited.

Ministry for Youth

  • Youth Group (6th-12th graders) meets periodically for fellowship, food and fun; sharing their faith story through interactive games, community participation, and other activities relevant to being a teenager in today’s world.
  • Acolytes attend training and serve as acolytes for Sunday worship.
  • Confirmation classes for 7th, 8th, and 9th-graders.
  • Mission Opportunities: Youth of First United participate in a yearly summer mission trip in addition to various mission & service projects throughout the year. Youth participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring in February, and host the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for mission in April.

Ministry for Adults

  • Adult Study Classes Sunday Mornings.
  • Monthly Book Club.

Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Memorial Scholarship is to nurture a mind or talent that might otherwise be neglected. The award, to be given annually by the First United Church of Arvada, will be granted to a person who shows a clear direction towards making a contribution to humanity. Here’s an example of the scholarship details & application, which is awarded each May. Applications are typically due in April.


The First United Church of Arvada is made up of very generous people who give their time, talent and treasure to follow their call to serve, both the church and the community at large. Many of our people spend much of their time in voluntary service; they give and serve with grateful hearts to many worthy causes, local, national, and international.

Common Earth Community Garden

Common Earth Community Garden LogoCommon Earth Community Garden began in earnest early in 2015. Find a bit of its history here. Current information is available on the Community Garden’s website and Facebook page. You can also check the Upcoming Events page of this website for news.

Mission statement:  Common Earth Community Garden is established to grow and distribute vegetables, provide a source of wholesome food to local food banks, provide nutritional and cultural education for youth, a place of fellowship for multi-generational families, and outreach to our diverse neighbors on this shared common earth.