adult ministries

First United Methodist Church has many opportunities available for you in Sunday School and Bible study. Contact the church office, at 667-0876 if you need more information about any opportunity to grow at FUMC.

  • Adult Sunday school


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

    Contact: Bob Link, 635-0667

  • adult bible studies

    FUMC offers a variety of Adult Bible Studies throughout the year. 

    You are invited to find a study which fits your time and interest. Current studies include:

    Credo Bible Study  

    Wednesday nights, 6:30 pm, in E230

    We have lively discussions and aren’t afraid to question.

    Holy Happy Hour

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

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

    Contact Rev. Jeremiah, 970-667-0876

  • activities

    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.

    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 at 8:00am

    Contact: Dale Thurman, 461-8420

    Holy Happy Hour

    Second and fourth Mondays, 5:30pm, Pourhouse Bar and Grill

    Contact: Rev. Jeremiah Harris, 667-0876

    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

  • Music Ministry

    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

    Contact: David Dunbar, 667-0876

    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

    Contact: David Dunbar, 667-0876

    Special Music

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

    Contact: David Dunbar, 667-0876

    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

  • women's ministries

    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

  • Men's Ministries

    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

  • Caring Ministries

    At FUMC, we are constantly seeking to make sure all the generations represented in our church are cared for in as many ways as we are able. If you have a need for someone to care about you, please let us know by calling 667-0876. 

    Care and Prayer Ministry

    Contacts and prays for the sick and homebound

    Meets Tuesday mornings, 11:00am, Room E030

    Contact: Rev. Jeremiah Harris, 667-0876 

    Prayer Ministries

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

    Care Task Force, 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.

Open Hearts.

Open Minds.

Open Doors.