Welcome to New Beginnings Worshipping Community

A Prison Ministry



I was sick, and you visited Me;

I was in prison, and you came to me."

~Matthew 25:36

THIRD ANNUAL CHOW HALL GALA: Benefitting the women of New Beginnings Worshipping Community, a Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA congregation inside the Denver Women's Correctional Facility.
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Ticket Price: $50
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Join us for tapas, wine, beer,
fellowship and Entertainment:
Rachel Kurtz
Kindly send checks made out to New Beginnings to: New Beginnings,
c/o Our Savior's attn. Kathy
915 E 9th Avenue, Denver 80218
Phone (303) 831 7023
*Mark "Gala 2017" in memo
Thank you for your generous support and additional donations to this important ministry! If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a gift in support of the ministry; please mark "Gala gift".‚Äč

Who We Are

We are a worshipping community,

based inside the walls of a prison.

We have our own leaders and our own pastor!

Our Mission

Together we are able to transform

shattered lives to wholeness

with the love of Jesus Christ.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When do we worship?

          - Every Friday evening at 6pm

Where do worship?

        - Inside the Denver Women's Correctional facility

            ( 3600 Havana Street, Denver CO 80239)

What do I have to do to get in?

        - Contact New Beginnings more than 2 weeks prior to desired visit with:

          1. your name as it appears on your driver's license

          2. your driver's license # and the state of issue

          3. your date of birth


Contact Us

Cover Story

When are we the host, and when the visitor?  When the stranger, and when the welcome insider?


To experience worship inside a prison is to experience a plethora of paradoxes.  We come to proclaim freedom through the grace of Christ; and we come to a place that exists for the purpose of confinement.  Those who are often most in need of the meal are those restricted from receiving this sacramental gift.  We come bearing gifts in a facility that for decades has focused on punitive deprivation rather than the restorative bestowal of Love freely given.

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Sue's Reflection

"It was a privilege to meet these women. Many looked 18 years old and fragile. Others were older with gray hair. Some were in wheel chairs and escorted by their friends. So many different faces with stories unknown to us.  It puts our lives and the freedom to come and go into a serious reality check. I plan to be there as often as I can."

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Current Events

Prison Events

Find out about what's happening INSIDE! New Beginnings Worshiping Community is host to Eucharistic worship services, card distribution ministry, forgiveness and Baptism classes, Music Ministry, Worship Teams and worship with the "prisoners" opportunities


card distribution ministry

Our Stories

New Beginnings Worshipping Community has touched the hearts of countless women of the Denver Women's Correctional Facility. Over the years it has brought forgiveness, love, and community into an otherwise lonely place. Hear some of the success stories from the women themselves and learn how New Beginnings Worshipping Community has positively affected their lives. 


Vertical Movement Dance Troop

Support Us

Help foster the relationships formed through the love and forgiveness offered by God in Christ.