first united methodist church

533 N. Grant Ave., Loveland, Colorado  80537

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.


keep in touch

Get A Message from Steve Goodier in your inbox about twice a week. There is no better way to keep on top of the latest developments at FUMC, especially during these changing times.

Get a copy of The Window, a weekly newsletter of current events.

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: Doorways to Peace

September 27, 2020 - Choosing Peace

September 20. 2020 - It's All How You Look At It

September 13, 2020 - The Way Of Mercy

September 6, 2020 - Honor Differences, Celebrate Diversity



From the series:  Powerful Statements From Jesus

August 30, 2020 - The Golden Rule

August 23, 2020 - Power of Servanthood

August 16, 2020 - From Worry To Wonder

August 9, 2020 - Love Your Enemies

August 2, 2020 - Ask, Seek, Knock

July 26, 2020 - The Heart of God

July 19, 2020 - Walking Close To Thee

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. Lee Anderson-Harris Welcome

July 12, 2020 - Known, Loved, Healed


services and sermons


UPCOMING SERMON SERIES


October 2020 - You Asked: Real Questions from Real People. This series comes from you!  Do you have a question you'd like me to try to answer during a sermon? It can be about Christian beliefs, other faiths, Christian practices, the Bible, anything that's bugging you or anything you want to learn more about. You can submit questions here.

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.  Join Here.


    To call in use this number: 669 900 6833

    Meeting ID: 86018813301 PW:059070

  • Join us for outdoor worship on Sundays in October

    Worship will begin at 9:30 am on Sunday.  Please bring your lawn chair and mask.  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.  

  • Story TIme in the Park

    Join us for story time in the park at 9:30 on Monday mornings.  Bring your blanket, snacks and mask to come hear some fun stories. 

    Rescheduled to October 5 weather permitting:  Kroh Park (West Entrance)  with Laura Morgan

  • Waking up White book Study

    In Waking Up White, author Debby Irving shares her journey of learning what it means to be a white person in the U.S. and her personal experiences of seeing and confronting racism.  


    Revs. Kristi Hornick and Lee Anderson-Harris will lead participants in weekly discussion and devotion based on the book, and participants will have regular reading and reflection assignments.  Join us for this powerful study as we learn more about ourselves together!

    When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, October 7-November 11

    Where: Zoom

    Register here by October 1.  Contact Pastor Lee with questions at lee@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

  • Older, Wiser, Happier MEETING

    Older, Wiser, Happier Meeting – Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm on Zoom

    The weekly ZOOM meeting features conversations on topics related to aging. Anyone is welcome to drop in and see what’s happening.  You can access by selecting this link. Zoom Meeting   

    The topics reflect principles set forth in the book authored by Clay, church member/facilitator of the meetings. The book is available on Amazon.com at this link.  However, it is not necessary to read the book to be fully engaged in the conversations.  

    Thought-starters on the week’s topic can be accessed by going online to Clay’s blog at Clay's blog. On the blog site, there is information about the format of the meeting as well as thought starters for each meeting.

    For further information about the meetings or accessing the links, call Clay Carter, (970) 616-9686, for calls or texts.   Also, email at pclaycarter@gmail.com

  • 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

  • Oasis study meets weekly

    Curious About Supportive Understandings of the Bible for the LGBTQ+ Community? Join Oasis for the Start of a New Book Study!

    FUMC Oasis, a group that explores and supports LGBTQ+ spirituality, will start a new study on the book "Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality" by Jack Rogers. We'll begin on Sunday, October 4, 4:00-5:30. Join us on Zoom or in person by the oak tree at the church (as long as the weather allows). Click Here to join. 

  • 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

  • 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.

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: 


August 29th at 9:30 with Ann under the oak tree at FUMC.

                

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