We love our Baker neighborhood home! Baker is an amazing community overflowing with diversity, creativity, and beauty. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver and is teeming with signs of new life as young professionals, musicians, artists, and college students are moving into the area. It also has deep historic roots of a strong Latino presence, which bring much richness to the neighborhood. We appreciate this place so much that almost 20 of our congregants have moved into or near the neighborhood from other areas of the city since the church began!
“SoBo” (South Broadway) borders baker on the East, and is full of nightlife virtually every night of the week with its music venues, bars, pubs, and restaurants. Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath are Baker’s western border, and are home to numerous art galleries and new businesses. Most of the homes in residential core of Baker are Victorian in their architecture and were built over 100 years ago. Dailey Park (Ellsworth and Cherokee) is the “melting pot” of the neighborhood, attracting residents from across Baker’s ethnic and socio-economic diversity.
Here at Advent, we’re committed to revealing God’s healing presence across the breadth of this wonderful community. Every month we sponsor a mission project that seeks to bless a different aspect of our community. On South Broadway, we’ve hosted several CoffeeHouse Concerts and Art Shows with our friends at Sugar Bake Shop. In Dailey Park, we host neighborhood potlucks every summer that feed the poor and buid friendships among neighbors. Several Adventers have even started the Baker Beer Club, which seeks to celebrate and redeem the micro-brew culture that marks our commerical districts! We also rake leaves from Baker homes every fall and are sponsoring a “Painting Baker” project later this summer. Several Adventers also have ongoing commitments to serve at the Mental Health Center of Denver at 5th and Bannock, tutor children in our neighborhood school through the Whiz Kids program, and build empowering community with the residents of Baker’s public housing facility, Hirschfeld Towers.
Even if you’re not part of our congregation, we’d love to have you join us as we serve! Email Assistant Pastor Ken Robertson if you’d like to get involved.