Historical Preservation in the works for the Union Congregational Church of Ward

Through Historic Preservation Grants, the Colorado Historical Society and the Union Congregational Church of Ward have partnered to help save the Historic Ward Church. Built 120 years ago when Ward was a booming gold-mining town, the church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an important vestige of mining history in Colorado. Sitting high on a hill above the downtown area of Ward, The Historic Ward Church survived the great Ward fire of 1900, when most of the business district of Ward burned. Today it serves as a community center for the Town.

The Historic Ward Church is in the process of applying for its second Historic Preservation Grant. This competitive grant will provide partial funding to begin the corrections needed to ensure the long-term survival of the building.

Town of Ward, January 1900, before the fire

You can read the press release about the upcoming Historic Preservation grant application here, more information about the historic preservation and view a slide show about this process

2013 Friends of the Ward Church Days coming in August.

The Third Annual Friends of the Ward Church Days FUN-raiser is coming August 16 and 17. There will be an art opening on Friday night, and activities all day Saturday, including food, a silent auction, music, children’s activities and more. This treasured historic building, dating to 1894 and memorialized by a Georgia O’Keefe painting is the… Continue Reading

Easter Sermon – Resurrecting the Earth

A sermon preached by Rev. JoAnne Bogart, UCC Teacher and Minister Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Union Congregational Church of Ward, Colorado. Many Christians call Easter – Resurrection Day. It is the focal event of the Christian faith. Without it, we wouldn’t even have Christmas.  The gospel scriptures tell us that more than… Continue Reading

WHAT IS MISSION 4/1 EARTH?

FROM THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST WHAT IS MISSION 4/1 EARTH? ONE UNITED CHURCH on a shared resurrection witness for Planet Earth during 50 great days of greening up, powering down, and shouting out for the environment! That’s Mission 4/1 Earth! “Mission 4/1 Earth: 50 Great Days” is about boldly living Jesus’ let-your-light-shine proclamation in the… Continue Reading

2012 Historic Ward Church FUN-draiser

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there. There will be barbeque pork sandwiches, green chili, vegetarian red chili, beer, soda, a silent auction, lots of art work, local arts and crafts, a historical exhibit, Living Pictures, and music by Gipsy Moon, Blue Mountain Jam, the Wardettes, Bear, Blair, and others. In order to maintain the… Continue Reading

Baxter St. Fire Fund

On Sunday, March 4th, 2012, a house on Baxter Street in Ward, CO was completely destroyed by fire due to an apparent propane leak and subsequent fire. The residence is a total loss. Three adults and two children (boys) ages 7 and 9 have been impacted by this event. Thankfully there were no serious injuries.… Continue Reading

Friends of the Historic Ward Church Days

Friday, July 22, 2011, 7:00pm-9:00pm Local Arts and Crafts Exhibit Opening Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception Music and Poetry with Deleana, Burt Rashbaum, Mike Parker, KayAnne Pickens-Solem Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11:00am-5:00pm Local Arts and Crafts Exhibit /Sales, Historical Exhibit, Living Pictures, Silent Auction Music and Poetry with Mary Russell, The Wardettes and others Bake… Continue Reading