MINISTRIES

Young Adult Ministries

Adult Ministries

Searchers

Place: Fellowship Hall, S030-S040, 9:45-10:45am

Contact: Ted Nutting: rtednutting@comcast.net

Holy Happy Hour

The second and fourth Monday nights at Pourhouse, on 4th street downtown Loveland.

Each meeting Tom Thompson throws out a question to be discussed through a faith lens over a brew or two.

Contact: Tom Thompson

First United Methodist Church has many ways for you to connect with others for fun and fellowship. 

Cardio Strength Classes

Classes include cardiovascular and weight work as well as stretching and relaxation. The morning class is slower paced while still offering a challenging workout for it’s participants.

Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30pm, Coy Hall

Contact: Anita Williams, 613-1521

Dinner Groups

Groups of 6-8 (couples and singles)

Look for upcoming times in The Window.

Older, Wiser, Happier Group

The Older, Wiser, Happier Group meets each Thursday at 1:00pm in East Coy Hall. The meetings include checking in to discern how each person is doing, a 12-minute guided relaxation period, a different discussion topic each week that relates to some aspect of aging. This is a drop-in group; no long term commitment is expected. We gather to share experience, strength and hope. For further information and to receive the door code for easy access, contact Clay Carter, 970 616 9686. 

Prime Timers (Older Adult Fellowship)

1st Friday of the month, 11:30am, Coy Hall

We host a luncheon, usually on the first Friday of each month, for our seniors, guests, and others who may be interested. Lunch is followed by a program of interest to our group. A nominal donation helps us cover the cost of the lunch and special events. Details about each month’s activities are posted in “The Window”, and we ask our guests to sign up ahead of time so that our cooks can plan accordingly.

Contact: Ed Frey, 669-5324

English Classes

Conversational English classes are offered to Spanish speakers during the day. this is a great class for beginners without experience in the language to learn English. Day care is provided and often supported by the St. John’s Women’s Ministry.

Contact: Carolyn Bouchard, 970 481 2818

Spanish Classes

Conversational Spanish classes are offered during the day and evening. Story-telling and reading are the methods used to acquire the language. Many retired adults take the day class and many working adults take the evening class. All are welcome.

Beginner Classes–Monday and Wednesday, 12noon to 2:00pm

Contact: Carolyn Bouchard, 970 481 2818

Women today are pulled in many different directions whether we are working in or out of the home, caring for family or volunteering in our church or community. We need meaningful relationships. Through First Church Women’s Ministries, you can get involved in any number of areas for growth and service. Check below for the area in which God might be leading you. Then let us help you get connected.

Book Club

3rd Tuesday of month, 9:30am, Member’s Homes

Contact: Ann Eatman, 461-1971Quilt Group

2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:30am, West Coy Hall

Contact: A.J. Erwine, 669-6571

Charity Quilt Group

2nd Saturday of month, 9:30am-1:00pm, home of Kay Neckel

Contact: Kay Neckel, 663-3434

Red Flames (Red Hat Society)

2nd Friday of month (September-May), 11:30am, Local Restaurants

Contact: Darlene Lowe, 667-3101

CLEO (Church Ladies Eating Out)

Fellowship group that meets the 2nd Friday of the month, 11:30am, Local Restaurants

Contact: Pat Lutz, 669-0961

Fall Women’s Retreat

Contact: Church office, 667-0876

The Men’s Ministries of First Church exist to help men grow in their relationship with Christ through fellowship, leadership and mission. 

5Ms (Methodist Men Monday Morning Mechanics)

Plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, outdoor work…you name it, these men of the church do the work and help keep the church building in good repair while enjoying fellowship time together. Come join them!

Time: Every Monday morning from 8:00-11:00am

Contact: Larry Jones, 685-9509

Men’s Discussion Group

Wednesdays, ongoing

7:00am at Good Samaritan Village

Contact: John Irelan, 669-5240

United Methodist Men

Varied speakers from FUMC and the Loveland area share topics of interest at this monthly fellowship breakfast. They also sponsor an Easter morning pancake breakfast with the Youth.

1st Sunday of the month October through May, 7:00am, Coy Hall

Contact: Roy Allen, 635-267

Youth Ministries

Most summers we pack our bags, load the vans, and head out to share the love of God in mission and service. The dates and destinations vary by summer and age group. Past trips include: Oregon, Louisiana, New Mexico and Wyoming. The work we do also varies but includes: light construction, debris pickup, Vacation Bible School, fellowship with the elderly and painting.

First United Methodist Youth are also active in the local community serving at Food for All, raking leaves for the elderly and various other activities during the year.

Our adult advisors are Neal Anderson, Karin Bierstein, Charles Diediker, Judy Graff and Wally Lankford.

We also have guest speakers and other adult advisors that volunteer as needed for special events.

Small Group Opportunities

Join us for Breakfast Club on Wednesday mornings. We meet at 8:15am in the Youth Range. Start the day with breakfast and a short devotion. There will be drivers available to take teens to school.

Sunday Morning Programming

Come join us for Sunday morning small groups each week at 9:45 am in the youth range. Classes are taught by wonderful instructors with the love of Christ in their hearts for the word and for the youth. Our Sunday School classes are located in the Youth Range (downstairs from the Coy Hall Gym).

Wednesday Morning Programming

Join us in the Youth Range each Wednesday morning from 8:00-9:00am during the school year for breakfast, fellowship, and a short devotion to uplift you for the rest of the week.

Mid High Youth Group, Sundays 4:00-6:00pm

Life is a journey, let’s travel together. After gathering in the Youth Range, 6th-8th grade students meet for an evening of games, skits, snacks, and an interactive look at God’s Word. Together we will explore the Old and New Testaments for stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness and how they apply to our every day lives. Each Sunday we will dig deeper into our lives and find our own stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness. Come and join us on the journey of discovery!

Our Adult advisors are Ben Clegern, Mariah Diediker, Abbi Flaming, Judy Graff and Wally Lankford

Sunday Morning Programming

Come join us for Sunday morning small groups each week at 9:45 am in the youth range. Classes are taught by wonderful instructors with the love of Christ in their hearts for the word and for the youth. Our Sunday School classes are located in the Youth Range (downstairs from the Coy Hall Gym).

Children's Ministries

Sunday Small Groups Grades One through Five

Join us each Sunday at 9:45 to learn about Jesus and his great love for us. Elementary Sunday school is located on the second floor of the education wing in the west classroom.

Sunday, 9:45-10:45am, Education Wing

Little Learners-Pre-K and Kindergarten Ages

Our children ages 4-5 years spend time enjoying lessons about God and Jesus that speak to them in an understandable and memorable way. 

Sunday, 9:45-10:45am, Education Wing

Acolytes

Children in 3rd – 6th grades are trained to be worship leaders through assisting in the worship service. The acolyte serves by lighting and extinguishing the candles on the communion or altar table at the beginning and the end of the worship service. 

Contact: Kitty Nutting, 663-5217

Lay Reader

Children are invited to serve in worship as a Lay Reader. Lay Readers lead the liturgy, prayers and scripture.

Music Ministry

Children’s music ministry every week during the school year on Thursdays at 6:00pm in Room E270. Led by Susan Harding. Kids sing during church several times a year, as well as, performing at the Hanging of the Greens worship service and presenting a spring program.

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Caring Ministries

Contacts and prays for the sick and homebound

Meets Tuesday mornings, 11:00am, Room E030

 

Volunteers Offer Real Help for Hurting Children

Circle of Life, a program started by Bev Goodier, M.A., offers counseling, education and support for those who do not have financial resources or reasonable access to help after experiencing loss, such as death, divorce, incarceration of a parent, etc. In addition to adult grief/loss classes, Bev trains competent and dedicated volunteers to teach classes for children who are experiencing such loss.

Our volunteers range in age from 15 to adult. We meet monthly for continued training and support.

Bev also has an office at the church and provides individual counseling.

Research shows that early intervention after a loss can help prevent a host of issues, such as complicated grief, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, suicide, addiction, developmental disruption, etc., that can develop in people (particularly children) who receive no help after a loss.

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to provide loving support for those who need it most. 

 

FUMC’s Caring Ministries serves to meet the many aspects of pastoral care. This umbrella includes… 

-Prayer and Care Ministry, which is a team of volunteers who make phone calls and visitations of those who are home-bound or hospitalized. This team also, in many cases, serves the traditional roles of a prayer chain, as they pray for each Sunday’s submitted prayer requests. This team is open to all members of the congregation who would like to pray, converse and visit those who are facing times of physical, emotional, or spiritual crisis. 

-Bus Ministry. A great blessing for this congregation is that we have a bus ministry which allows those who might not otherwise be able to attend worship ,an  option to remain in connection with their church family. This ministry is staffed by a number of drivers who volunteer each week to pick up  riders for each of the three services on Sunday mornings. For those interested in coordinating a ride, call the church at 970 667 0876

Each of these teams is always open to accepting new volunteers who would like to share in the gift of compassion to another. You do not need to be a bible scholar or theological academic, rather just have the heart to be in conversation and reach out to another just to let them know that they are cared for. For more information about how to serve, please don’t hesitate to contact Rev. Jeremiah as director of the Caring Ministries teams.

Missions

Serving as Christ’s Hands and Feet All Over the World

Missions are a top priority at First Church. We want every member, no matter what age or situation, to have a passion for sharing Christ through loving others. Members commit to mission projects and serve on mission teams all over the world. Others serve within the Loveland community. We provide monetary and prayer support for missionaries serving near and far.

For newsletter from One Community, One Family, click here.

Newsletter from Emmauel and Florence Mefor

Newsletter from Steve and Alene Burgert

Teams consisting of students, young adults and older adults have participated in trips ranging from new construction, renovations, sorting disaster supplies, disaster recovery, Vacation Bible School and more. Recent trips have sent teams within Colorado (Denver, Alamosa), the United States (Montana, Wyoming, Kentucky, New Mexico, Louisiana), and around the world (Russia, Costa Rica, Kenya). First Church has a number of potential leaders who have been trained by United Methodist Volunteers in Mission.

For mission opportunities in the Mountain Sky Conference and around the US and world, please click here.

OUR CHURCH IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WORLD

Blood Drives

Bi-monthly blood drives are held at First Church.

Tuesdays, 10:00am-4:00pm

Contact: Deb Fillion, 667-0326

Community Kitchen

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily for homeless and low income families

Breakfast contact: Roger Williams, 970-980-8228

Lunch contact: Anita Williams, 970-689-0019

Dinner contact: Sue Lussenhop, 970-481-0453

Habitat for Humanity

Monthly construction Saturdays in the summer

Contact: Leroy Cline, 310-1226

One Community, One Family

Teams of four to six volunteers help homeless families and singles (with jobs or other stable income) find safe and affordable housing, regain self-sufficiency and re-acclimate into the community. Six month commitment.

Contact: Gene Clarke, 970-786-0572

Music Ministries

First United Methodist has a variety of choirs and bands. If you wish to share your gift of music, you may find a place in one or more of these groups.

Chancel Choir

This adult choir presents its musical gifts in morning worship three Sundays a month. It also celebrates with special programs for Christmas, Maundy Thursday and Easter.

Wednesday, 6:30pm, Sanctuary

Grace Notes Praise Team

This group focuses on contemporary Christian music and sings and plays at the 9:45 worship service each Sunday morning. 

Wednesday, 7:45pm, Sanctuary

Special Music

If you would like to share a special gift of music at a worship service, let us know.

Spirit Sounds Bell Choir

The Spirit Sounds Bell Choir shares their music once a month in Sunday morning worship. They also perform for civic functions, service groups and in church for special occasions.

Tuesday, 6:00-7:00pm, Choir Room (S060)

Contact: Susan Harding, 663-7113

Children’s Music Opportunities

Children’s Choir

This choir is a musical ministry in which children (K-3rd grade) take part. They present the congregation with special musical gifts once a month, as well as occasional worship musicals.

Thursday, 6:00pm, E270

Contact: Susan Harding, 663-7113