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

    The Journey Sunday School Class

    Place: Conference Room - 2nd floor, E230, 8:30-9:30am

    Contact: Mike Fanning, 635-4540

    For current studies, click here.


    Searchers

    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:


    The Journey Discussion Group

    Thursday nights, 6:30 pm in East Coy  

    This group discusses Christianity from a wide variety of theological perspectives.  

    Contact Mike Fanning, 635-4540

    For current studies, click here.


    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)

    Contact: Julie Harden, 278-9064


    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 & Grill

    Contact: Rev. Jeremiah Harris, 667-0876


    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

  • 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.

    Sunday, 8:45-9:00am, Education Wing--Coliseum Room

    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

    1st Wednesday of month, 9:30am, Member's Homes

    Contact: Ann Eatman, 461-1971


    Craft Group

    Every Wednesday, 9:00am, Room S050

    Contact: Cees Morgan, 663-0379


    Nimble Needles (Prayer Shawl Ministry)

    2nd Tuesday of month, 7:00pm, Member's Homes

    Contact: Marcia Yoder, 667-7656 and Julie Harden, 278-9064


    Quilt Group

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

    Contact: A.J. Erwine, 669-6571


    Red Flames (Red Hat Society)

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

    Contact: Darlene Lowe, 667-3101


    Senior Single Ladies

    A fellowship group that meets the 2nd Friday of the month, 11:30am, Local RestaurantsContact: Pat Lutz, 669-0961


    Fall Women's Retreat

    Contact: Church office, 667-0876


    United Methodist Women

    First Church has two United Methodist Women's Circles that meet during the school year. Unit meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of February, April, June, September, October and December in West Coy Hall.


    Trinity Circle, 4th Thursday, 1:00 pm, West Coy Hall

         Contact: Harriet Eastman, 612-0339 or Carole Parsons, 461-3619

    Noon Hour Circle, 4th Thursday, 11:30 am, West Coy Hall

         Contact: Sally Allen, 635-2672


    Other activities include:

    United Methodist Fair Trade Coffee Program, First Sunday of the month. Contact: Sally Allen, 635-2672 or Barb Irelan, 669-5240


    Would you like more information about Women's Ministry? Contact our church office at 667-0876. 

  • Men's Ministries

    The men of First United Methodist Church sponsor several annual events.

    • A Spring Men's Retreat

    • A Pancake Breakfast on Easter morning that raises money for youth mission


    Would you like more information about Men's Ministry? Contact our church office at 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: Dale Thurman, 461-8420


    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.

    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 Task Force

    Contacts and prays for the sick and homebound

    Meets Tuesday mornings, 11:00am, Room E030

    Contact: Rev. Jeremiah Harris, 667-0876 or Dolores Pancoast, 669-1918


    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.


    Wesley Visitation Team- This is another team of individuals who rather than tend to the congregation as a whole, have one or two individuals with whom they form a relationship and visit with on a regular basis. Those who are cared for by this team might be in good health, yet they are not able to attend worship on a regular basis. This ministry allows for team members to share with the care-receiver the latest happenings of the church, as well as helps to keep Care Task Force informed of any changes in the physical or spiritual health of those members who are not in regular attendance. 


    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.

  • Prison Ministries

    Prison Ministry

    FUMC has a working prison chaplain as well as a layperson who works with those who are in prison and their families. Our ministry is one of care and nuture as we work to help God change lives. 

    Contact: Kristi Hornick, kristi_hornick@pfm.org

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