Indoor Worship

We have two worship services, at 10 AM and 11 AM, to enable us to maintain safe distancing and still accommodate all who want to worship in person. In order to manage numbers for the services, we ask that you register for worship ahead of time here, clicking on the sign up button or calling the church office. We ask that those with last names beginning A-L worship at 10 AM and those with last names beginning M-Z worship at 11 AM, if possible, to help us manage numbers at the services. Of course, having you worship is the most important thing, so please use that as a guideline and register for the service that best fits your schedule. Mask-wearing is required, but we will provide masks for anyone who does not have one.

Our worship team has worked hard to ensure that we comply with state and local guidelines to keep people safe.

All other on-site programs and activities have been suspended until further notice. Please check our audio or video conferencing options (via Zoom). Stay safe in the arms of our loving God.

10 AM Sunday worship services are live-streamed on Facebook (NO ACCOUNT NEEDED); just click on the button below.


Welcome to the United Church of the San Juans (UCSJ), nestled in the beautiful Ouray County town of Ridgway, Colorado. We are a unique church, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ. We offer something for everyone and whether you are searching for a church home or just “passing through” and looking for a place to worship on Sunday morning, you are welcome.

Embracing Diversity – Honoring Unity

Sunday Worship

10 AM and 11 AM (in-person), registration is encouraged.

10 AM is live-streamed on Facebook


295 N. Lena Street, Ridgway, Colorado 81432


  • Sunday Worship

    10 AM and 11 AM (In-person), registration is encouraged; 10 AM (live-streamed on Facebook)

  • Communion Services

    Every Sunday

    All are invited to participate

  • Adult Choir Practice

    Thursdays at 6 PM

    New members are welcome! Contact Katy Kristoffersen, Director of Music for information.

During COVID-19, UCSJ has suspended most on-site programs and activities, until further notice. For information on any of our services please contact the church office at 970.626.5803.

Upcoming Events

  1. Merry Christmas!

    November 25
  2. Community Learning (via Zoom)

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
  3. Men’s Bible Study (via Zoom)

    November 28 @ 8:30 am10:00 am
  4. Hanging of the Greens

    November 28 @ 9:00 am11:30 am
  5. Worship Service – 10 AM and 11 AM

    November 29 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Denomination Affiliation

The United Church of the San Juans is an ecumenical united church that became affiliated with four mainline denominations in April 2005: Lutheran (ELCA), United Methodist, Presbyterian (USA), and United Church of Christ. Each member of the church is officially a member of all four denominations. Our church will receive help from the four denominations in finding pastors to serve the church, in obtaining resources for worship and education, and in meeting state and federal obligations. Donations from the church help to support the worldwide mission efforts of the denominations. We provide a presence for them in our locale, an area with insufficient population to support separate churches for all of them. Through our ecumenical affiliation and other efforts, we seek to promote Christian unity and understanding.

To find out more about our affiliations, click on the links below:

About us

In 2003 a group of Christians in our area met to discuss the possibility of starting a new church to serve the needs of people, love Christ, focus on more traditional worship, and respect and be open to others.

Worshipers from all Faiths are Welcome! Worship service is Sundays at 10 AM and 11 AM. Registration is encouraged. 10 AM is live-streamed on Facebook.

Contact us

295 N. Lena Street (Corner of Lena & Charles Streets), Ridgway, Colorado 81432
PO Box 295, Ridgway, CO, 81432

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM


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