Groups and Events


COMMUNITY WORSHIP AND COFFEE WITH THE PASTORS

So long as we can’t meet together in our building, we will offer experiences where we can still connect in meaningful ways.  Watch the worship at your leisure using the link above or join us at 10:15 am to view the worship together in your own home through zoom.  You can interact with each other through chat. Afterwards, grab a quick break, get a coffee and come back at 11:00 for Coffee with the Pastors.  You can laugh, talk, share stories and discuss the weekly sermon or just listen.  The same link will be used for both events so log in at 10:15 or 11:00 am.  

Community worship at 10:15 AM & Coffee with the Pastors at 11:00 AM: Join Meeting here or to call in by phone: Dial 253-215-8782 or 669 900 6833Meeting ID: 863 6012 1914

JOIN US FOR OUTDOOR WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS IN AUGUST

Worship will begin at 9:30 am on Sunday.  Please bring your lawn chair and mask.  Please register for one week to start.  Nursery care is available for children 6 & under.  Please note names and ages in the comment section of the registration.Please Click Here to register every person in your party.  

MEET AND GREET WITH PASTOR LEE

Pastor Lee would like to get to know you better, and she is inviting you to join her under the oak tree for an informal visit.  Groups are limited to 10 people, so advance registration is required. Please bring a chair, face mask, and be sure to register everyone in your party. Register Here for a spot.

BACK TO SCHOOL-LETS HELP TRUSCOTT

Stop the presses! The Robinsons and Bouchards have gotten all the supplies for this week – our congregation is amazing!
We would like to collect funds to donate to Truscott Elementary so they can purchase the following art supplies:• Crayola Oil Pastels, Watercolor Pan sets, Paint brushes, Styrofoam (thin) sheets or plates, Q Tips, Large (64 qt.)Sterilite tubs/bins w/ lids, and cleaning supplies
Please note on your check-Truscott Elementary School Supplies.  Mail or drop it by the church by September 6th.
Questions?  Please contact Dan Robinson @ 952-688-1134

BACK TO SCHOOL PARADE-EVERYONE INVITED

Anyone attending school pre-k through college join us for a Back to School Parade at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 12. Enter at Grant Ave. and come down the middle of the parking lot to the 6th St. Exit where you will get your blessing and a goody bag. Don’t have anyone in school? You can still join in the celebration. Come between 10:30 & 10:45 am and park in the spots along the South Parking lot. Feel free to decorate your car or make encouraging sign for the kids. Cheer the kids on as they walk through the parking lot. Questions? Please contact Ann Kessler at 970-290-2796 or akessler@fumcloveland.com. 

CALL & CONNECT

Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected with your fellow church-goers. This new program is a way for FUMC members to stay connected by phone to one another while we are physically separated. As a caller, you will receive names of members to call for check-in and conversation. To register as a phone caller, click here. For questions, contact Pastor Lee at lee@fumcloveland.com or 970-667-0876.Here’s the link for the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jwxl5k0S3nCBxnfTwPQQgzVle_pqxxeNhojVEJHQGXY/edit

TOXIC CHARITY BOOK STUDY

Many churches engage in charitable giving, but what if donated resources are wasted or actually ends up harming the people they are targeted to help? That’s the premise of Robert Lupton’s Toxic Charity.

Beginning September 14th at 7:00pm, a joint group from Trinity UMC and First UMC will begin a 5 week study on this book. 
Join us! The Group will be led by Dr. Melanie Peffer of FUMC and Rev. Bryson Lillie of TUMC.   You can access the study either via zoom or by paper copy.  Contact Rev Bryson Lillie at  pastor@tumc-loveland.org or 970-667-4381, if you have questions.

:REGISTER HERE  in order to hold your place for the study!

HOLY HAPPY HOUR

HHH meets in the “Zoom Room” every Monday evening at 5:30 pm.  It’s a wonderful way to be in community with old friends and make some new ones from the comfort of your home. There are long time participants and several new folks wanting more connection with one another. Snacks and beverages of preference are optional and of course “byo.” HHH an adult fellowship ministry distantly modeled on the Wesleyan small groups. They met weekly and simply share around the theme of “How is it with your soul?” Or “What’s on your mind today?  Or “What’s saving you today?” In that spirit they covenant to make no judgments and what happens there stays there. Contact Tom Thompson for more information at (801) 518-5392 or revtgt@hotmail.com.  All are always welcome. Join Meeting here.  
Meeting ID:  810 1809 6178

OLDER, WISER, HAPPIER MEETING

Meetings on Thursdays at 1:00pm are open to anyone and specially designed for senior adults. The agenda includes reading ten choices that affect our happiness, voluntary check-in (talking not required), 12 minutes guided relaxation, and a new discussion topic that relates to some aspect of aging. Contact Clay Carter at (970) 616-9686 or pclaycarter@gmail.com with questions and to receive a Zoom invitation. Clay will set up individual instructional walk-through meetings to help people access the meetings by telephone only, or to navigate the complexities of accessing by computer.   

SEARCHERS CLASS

Meeting every Sunday morning at 9:00 am on Zoom. FUMC Loveland Searchers Class discusses social justice, personal faith and current issues encouraging critical thinking. To see the topic of the current class, go to Our Publications and click into the current edition of The Window. Contact Ted Nutting at (970) 290-0549 or rtednutting@comcast.net  All are welcome.  Join Meeting here. Meeting ID: 856 7898 1971

OASIS STUDY MEETS WEEKLY

Join us Sundays from 4:00-5:30, on Zoom for FUMC Oasis: A place for LGBTQ+ and their family/friends to find peace and renewal along their spiritual journey. We’ll begin our journey as a community using Bishop Karen Oliveto’s book, Talking About Homosexuality: A Congregational Resource as a guide to our conversation. Feel free to join us, whether you have a copy of the book or not! Zoom meeting link.  Meeting ID: 838 2998 9065Password: 744795

WORKOUT WITH ANITA

Join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am each week for a 30 minute workout.  Questions call Ann Kessler at 970-290-2796.  Everyone is welcome.  Equipment needed: light hand weights and stretch band or bungee cord. Join Meeting here.

DINNER GROUPS

Dinner groups are back again, and more creative than ever. Would you like to meet with four to eight people for dinner? Depending on your comfort level, you may meet in a backyard, park or on the church grounds. We strongly urge social distancing and gathering outside.

Couples and singles are invited. Groups can include children, or not, as you decide. The meals be potluck, you bring your own food, drink and chairs, or a host provide the main dish only. 
Everyone will get an opportunity to host. You may sign up online, by phone (308) 665-5934 or by email.