first united methodist church

533 N. Grant Ave., Loveland, Colorado  80537


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.

Download The Window, our weekly newsletter. 

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

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

Rev. Jeremiah Harris Farewell:

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

Previous worship services and sermons


September 2020 - Doorways to Peace. We will explore how real peace can be our lives, in our relationships and in our world.

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.  

    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 6833

    Meeting ID: 863 6012 1914

  • Join us for outdoor worship on Sundays in august

    August 9 we will begin our outdoor worship opportunity.  Please register for one week to start.  Please Click Here to register every person in your party.  Worship is at 9:30 am Sundays. Services will usually be less than 45 minutes.

  • Disciple 2 Fast Track COming in September

    Disciple Fast Track into the Word Into the World is ideal for busy people who want to fit an in-depth Bible study into their schedule.  The study retains the familiar Disciple format with its theme work, theme verse, statement of the human condition, daily and weekly assignments, and prayer.  Into the Work helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already  know and what they are reading.  Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines learn what they are, and how you can engage those disciplines.  The first discipline varies from week to week, then moves into Sabbath and prayer.  In every session, you commit to how you will respond to Scripture in terms of ministry in the world. 

    This Bible study is starting on September 8 though November 24.  This study will cover Genesis and Exodus this fall.  We will meet by zoom on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00.  If you have questions please contact Ann Kessler at or at 970-290-2796.

    Register Here to request a workbook ($15) and hold your place in the study. 

  • 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.

  • 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  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 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  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: 

August 3rd at 9:30 at Centennial Park (north of the playground) with Ann Kessler

August 10th at 9:30 at Seven Lakes Park with Rev. Lee Anderson-Harris

August 17th at 9:30 at Osborn Park with Phyllis Wehrle.                   

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