first united methodist church

533 N. Grant Ave., Loveland, Colorado  80337

970.667.0876  office@fumcloveland.com

We welcome everyone seeking a spiritual home.

We are an inclusive and safe community that values unconditional love.

We embrace diversity and strive to live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ.


A special welcome from Rev. Steve Goodier

and messages from our congregation.


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farewell/welcome reception postponed

The farewell reception for Jeremiah and welcome reception for Lee will be postponed due to the recent Colorado uptick in COVID-19 cases. 


You are still encouraged to sign a guestbook for Jeremiah. It is a nice way to express to him what he has meant to you over the years. This online link will remain live for about another week.


welcome to Rev. lee anderson-harris!

Rev. Lee Anderson-Harris is an ordained deacon in the UMC. She earned a B.B.A. in marketing from Texas A&M University, an M.A. in counseling psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver, and completed her seminary courses at Iliff School of Theology. She has been on the staff of Trinity UMC in Denver for 13 years in the congregational care ministry. In 2015, she began serving both Trinity and Lakewood UMC as the minister of care. Upon her ordination in 2018, she continued at Trinity in that associate pastor role until the present. Lee is passionate about not only walking with people in a difficult time, but leading others to do the same. She understands caring for self and others to be a key part of the Christian journey. She likes to see people grow and heal in Christ, to fully become who God created them to be. Outside of work, Lee enjoys cooking, learning about history, and combining the two. Alongside her husband Jeremiah Harris, she does WWII living history presentations, and they enjoy hiking, fishing, and camping together.

Worship during the pandemic

Because of COVID-19 and social distancing, we now worship in a new way. Sunday services (about 1/2 hour in length) are posted here. Join in for special music, prayer and a message.


From the series:  Powerful Statements From Jesus

July 5, 2020 - All About Compassion

June 28, 2020 - All We Ever Need To Know

June 21, 2020 - Dragons Can Be Defeated

June 7, 2020 - I Am With You Always


Rev. Jeremiah Harris Farewell:

June 14, 2020 - I'm Glad I Found You Here


From the series: 7 Beliefs of Spiritually Alive People

May 31, 2020 - I Am Made For Love


Previous worship services and sermons


groups / 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.  


    Sunday 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 6833

    Meeting ID: 863 6012 1914





  • Dinner Groups are back!

    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.


    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.


  • Holy Happy Hour

    Holy Happy Hour is now virtual-and meets Mondays at 5:30 pm.  Pull up your favorite brew, even if it's coffee, grab some munchies and join in for some lively discussion.  All are always welcome. Join Meeting here.  


    Meeting ID:  810 1809 6178


  • Older, Wiser, Happier Group

    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 9065

    Password: 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.

Storytime in the Park

This should be fun! Bring your coffee or snacks. And who knows, maybe our kids will be distracted enough that we can have grown up conversations on the side! Anyone is welcome so invite friends!

Preschool & Elementary: July 6 at 9:30 at Dwayne Webster “Cannon” Park.  Laura Morgan will be reading some stories with the theme "For everything there is a season," from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

 

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