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Explore our ministries below and/or contact the church office at 970-667-0876 if you need more information about opportunities to grow at FUMC.


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.


The Chancel Choir presents its musical gifts in morning worship three Sundays a month. It also celebrates with special programs for Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.  Membership in the choir is open without audition to all interested singers ages 15 and older.   The Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  For further information as to the rehearsal location and Covid safety protocols, please contact the director, Chris White at


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, 6:00 pm, E270

Contact: Susan Harding, 663-7113


This group focuses on contemporary Christian music and sings and plays at the 9:45 worship service each Sunday morning. 

Wednesday, 7:45 pm, Sanctuary


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


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, 6:00-7:00 pm, Choir Room (S060)

Contact: Susan Harding, 663-7113





City of Loveland Parks and Recreation
700 E 4th St
Phone: 970-962-2386 for class information


Classes are currently held on Zoom.  Contact: Carolyn Bouchard, 970-481-2818 for more information. 

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. Daycare is provided and often supported by the St. John’s Women’s Ministry.

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, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

503 N Lincoln Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone (970) 962-2410
Small museum showing rotating displays of diverse art, plus a permanent local-history exhibit.


300 N. Adams Ave.Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Ph: 970-962-2665 or
Homebound Department: The Loveland Public Library’s
Homebound Department offers free delivery of library materials to
the elderly, the disabled, and those who are temporarily incapacitated.

Contact Dixie Huff, at 970-962-2592 or


228 E Fourth St
Loveland, CO 80537
Today, the Rialto Theater is a facility in the City of Loveland and is once again a place where the community comes together. The performance hall is alive with music, theater, film, and community events. It boasts 446 seats, additional disabled seating, state-of-the-art sound, and lighting
equipment and a corps of over 100 volunteers.
Contact: Rialto Theater at 970-962-2120 for information.


Ministry for Men

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 8:00-11:00 am

Contact: Larry Jones, 685-9509


Varied speakers from FUMC and the Loveland area share
topics of interest at this monthly fellowship breakfast. The United Methodist Men can be spotted being the hands and feet of Christ in the community as they serve breakfast to the law enforcement community in observation of Law Day! They also sponsor an Easter morning pancake breakfast with the Youth. Meetings are the first Sunday of the month October through May, at 7:00 am, Coy Hall

Contact: Roy Allen at (970) 635-2672


The Men’s Ministries of First United Methodist Church exist to help men grow in their relationship with Christ through fellowship, leadership, and mission. Wednesdays, ongoing at 7:00 am at Good Samaritan Village.

Contact: John Irelan, 970-669-5240

Ministry for Women


First Saturday of the month starting at 5:30 pm; Different Host each month,
meeting in their homes;
Have Fun & Bring a dish to share!

Contact: Judy Pearson at 970-222-0649


Quilts have been given to local charities:
Johnstown Police Department
Loveland Fire Department
Loveland Hospice
2nd Saturday of the month, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, home of Kay Neckel.

Contact: Kay Neckel, 970-663-3434


CLEO (Church Ladies Eating Out)
Fellowship group for single senior ladies
meet the 2nd Friday of the month,
11:30 am Local Restaurants
Contact: Ginger Champion at 970-270-3884
Kay Neckel at 970-988-6287


Women’s Fellowship meets every other month. The purpose
is to be a supportive group and help others in our church and
community. Each meeting we have one or two of the ladies
tell about themselves & their families (short autobiographies).
We have a different local project each time (such as bringing
cans of food, clothing, diapers, gloves, money for the youth
groups, etc). We have an “indoor picnic” each summer and a
salad luncheon for our December meeting.
All women are welcome!

Contact: Darlene Lowe at (970) 667-3101 or



Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group is a support
group for persons who are family members and/or caregivers of people who are in various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of dementia. We have used materials and speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations that deal with aging, as well as other helpful resources in coping with the ups and downs of caregiving. We support each other by listening and sharing confidentially. Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month were held before the Covid-19 restrictions, but we look forward to getting together again with safe physical distancing in place. 

Contact: Barbara Franke 970-203-0904 or


Care Task Ministry 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. Many hours of compassion have been expressed through the actions of Dolores Pancoast, Ann Eatman, Kay Neckel, Pat Cobb, Shirley Reed, Ed, and Celia Frey, Faye Furuglyas, and Karin Bierstein. Care Task Ministry
meets on Tuesdays at 11:00 am in West Coy Hall. Currently meeting through Zoom.

Contact: Rev Lee Anderson-Harris at 970-667-0876 or


Join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am each week for a 40-minute workout.  Everyone is welcome.  Equipment needed: light hand weights and stretch band or bungee cord. Join Meeting here.

If you would like to workout in person, join Anita on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm in Coy Hall. 

Questions call Anita Williams at 970-689-0019. 



HHH meets in the “Zoom Room” every Monday evening at 5:30 pm.  It’s a wonderful way to be in a 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. 


A place for LGBTQ+ and their family/friends to find peace and renewal along their spiritual journey.

For the Zoom link or any questions please contact

Andrea Ortega 970-631-2971 or


Meeting every Sunday morning at 9:45 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, click on the current edition of The Window from the home page. All are welcome.  Join Meeting.

Contact Dave Mills at (970) 402-9496 or Barry Wehrle at (732) 754-2235


Book Study meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm in Rm E240. Contact Barbie regarding meetings during COVID.

Contact: Barbie Clark at 970-667-7445




Why Take the AARP Smart Driver Course?
The AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation’s first refresher course
specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states,
drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium
upon completing the course. And you will learn something new along
the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of
participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they

• Receive a multi-year discount on your auto insurance.*
• Refresh your driving skills and your knowledge of the rules — and
hazards — of the road.
• Reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation or getting into
an accident.
Contact: Barry Wehrle at (732) 754-2235 or email


700 E. 4th St.
Loveland, CO 80537
General Information: 970-962-2783
Drop-in billiards from September – May
Saturdays only from 9:00AM – 12:00PM


Due to Covid-19, all Office on Aging staff are currently working
from home and staff are answering calls remotely. If you reach
the voice message, please leave your name and phone number
with a brief message and we will return your call as soon as
possible. Contact us at 970-498-7750
Connecting Seniors to resources, services at the Larimer County Office on
Aging strives to provide services to Larimer County residents who are 60
and older, and to serve as the lead agency for planning and coordinating
those services. Included in the LCOA service area are the communities of
Berthoud, Estes Park, Fort Collins, LaPorte, Loveland and Wellington, as
well as the rural areas of the county.
Services available through the Office on Aging include:
• Application Assistance
• Chore Voucher Program
• Family Caregiver Support Program
• In-Home Services Voucher Program
• Information and Resources (Network of Care website)
• Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
• Options Counseling
• Transition Coordination Services
Contact: Katy Mason, Larimer County Office on Aging at 970-498-7750
or email
visit or


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI): a member-based, member-driven community of lifelong learners. OLLI provides continuous
opportunities to seek knowledge and a community to share new insights,
exchange ideas, ask questions and make new friends.
Ways to Join:
An OLLI membership fee of $25 for each term is required to register for all
OLLI classes, lectures, and special programs. When is registration? Registration opens online for Fall 2020 registration will be online only and will open August 28th, 2020, at 7:00 am. How are course fees determined? Course fees are based on a charge of $5/course hour. For example, a 6-week course meeting for two hours per week is $60, and an 8-week course meeting for two hours per week is $80. Individual OLLI Talks (formerly Perks) 2-hour lectures are $10. Special programs are charged according to their unique costs. You can download the form on their website, mail your membership form and payment to:
Colorado State University Drake Hall
2545 Research Blvd.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 491-7753
between 7:30 am – 4:00pm



Latest Senior Newsletter


Archived versions of the Senior Newsletter can be found on the Publications tab of the FUMC Loveland website.


Join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month for game day.  Contact Joyce Hirning at 218-205-4777 or for more information. 


Are you single?  Are you a senior?  Are you aware of the opportunities available for you if you answered yes to both questions?  Now that we’re able to meet again, remember we have several  ways for you to get out of your house and be with people.  Coffee in the park (call Pat Cobb 970-613-9625), card day (call Shirley Reed 308-665-5934), dinner groups and luncheons (call Kay Neckel 970-663-3434), walks (call Ginger Champion (270-3884).  We’re just getting started.  Call today for more information.




Prime Timer’s luncheon is held on the first Friday of the month at 11:30 AM in Coy Hall. This luncheon is for our seniors, guests, and others who are interested.  This get-together offers us a time to visit and share a meal. Details are posted in the “Window” and we ask our guests to sign up at the “Ask Me Desk” ahead of time so we may plan accordingly. A nominal fee is charged to help cover the costs.
You may call Lois Beers at 970-226-0307 or Pat Cobb at 970-613-9625 for further information. 


We meet the second Friday of some months (usually about six times a year), at Daddy O’s Green Onion. Several of the husbands come also, but they sit at a different table and solve the problems of the world,
while we visit other things. We don’t wear red hats anymore Anyone is welcome to join us.
2nd Friday of the month (September-May), 11:30 am, Local Restaurants

Contact: Darlene Lowe, 970-667-3101


Join us Sundays from 6:30-8:30 pm on Sundays in the Youth Range for dinner, discussions, and games.  We also do missions such as creating blankets for the graduating seniors and helping at the church where needed.

For more information contact Ann Kessler at 970-290-276 or


Watch for more classes to be offered in the fall. 

Contact Jessica Gartner for more information at 303-525-3110


The Women’s Spiritual Circle meets Mondays from 4:00-6:00 pm. There is nursery care for the little ones and children’s programming for the older kiddos! So that we don’t have to worry about feeding kids when we get home, we coordinate meals. 


For those of you who may be joining us for the first time, this is an open and eclectic, spiritual group of women. There is no rhyme, reason or expectation of specific spiritual or religious beliefs. The only requirement is that you identify as a woman and that you are open-minded and closed-mouthed so that whatever we discuss is done so in a judgement free zone and held in strict confidence.
Please RSVP to Jessica Gartner for details and to provide the number and ages of kiddos you will be bringing so we can have enough nursery staff and pizza!


A place for LGBTQ+ and their family/friends to find peace and renewal along their spiritual journey.

For the Zoom link or any questions please contact

Andrea Ortega 970-631-2971 or


Children in 3rd – 6th grades are trained to be worship leaders through assisting in the worship service. The acolyte serves by lighting and extinguishing the candles on the communion or altar table at the beginning and the end of the worship service. 


Children’s music ministry every week during the school year on Mondays at 4:00 pm in Room E270. Led by Susan Harding. Kids sing during church several times a year, as well as, performing at the Hanging of the Greens worship service and presenting a spring program.

Contact Susan Harding for more information: 970-692-4721


Children are invited to serve in worship as Lay Reader. Lay Readers lead the liturgy, prayers, and scripture.


Sunday Small Groups Grades One through Five

Join us each Sunday at 9:45 to learn about Jesus and his great love for us. Elementary Sunday school is located on the second floor of the education wing in the west classroom.

Sunday, 9:45-10:45am, Education Wing

Little Learners-Pre-K and Kindergarten Ages

Our children ages 4-5 years spend time enjoying lessons about God and Jesus that speak to them in an understandable and memorable way.

Sunday, 9:45-10:45am, Education Wing


Each fall the 3rd graders enjoy a retreat in the mountains.  During their trip,

they learn about their Bible.  The Bibles are presented to them on Bible Sunday in November.


Sunday Morning Programming

Come join us for Sunday morning small groups each week at 9:45 am in the youth range. Classes are taught by wonderful instructors with the love of Christ in their hearts for the word and for the youth. Our Sunday School classes are located in the Youth Range (downstairs from the Coy Hall Gym).

Mid High Youth Group, Sundays 12:00-2:00 pm

Life is a journey, let’s travel together. After gathering in the Youth Range, 6th-8th grade students meet for an afternoon of games, skits, snacks, and an interactive look at God’s Word. Together we will explore the Old and New Testaments for stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness and how they apply to our everyday lives. Each Sunday we will dig deeper into our lives and find our own stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness. Come and join us on the journey of discovery!

Our Adult advisors are Mariah Diediker and Bart Utley.

For more information on activities for children or youth contact Ann Kessler, Director of Family Ministries at 970-290-2796 or email at



Most summers we pack our bags, load the vans, and head out to share the love of God in mission and service. The dates and destinations vary by summer and age group. Past trips include: Oregon, Louisiana, New Mexico and Wyoming. The work we do also varies but includes: light construction, debris pickup, Vacation Bible School, fellowship with the elderly and painting.

First United Methodist Youth are also active in the local community serving at Food for All, raking leaves for the elderly and various other activities during the year.


Sunday Morning Programming

Come join us for Sunday morning small groups each week at 9:45 am. Classes are taught by wonderful instructors with the love of Christ in their hearts for the word and for the youth. Our Sunday School classes are located in the Youth Range (downstairs from the Coy Hall Gym).

Senior High Youth Group, Sundays 12:00-2:00 pm

Life is a journey, let’s travel together. After gathering in the Youth Range, 6th-8th grade students meet for an afternoon of games, skits, snacks, and an interactive look at God’s Word. Together we will explore the Old and New Testaments for stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness and how they apply to our everyday lives. Each Sunday we will dig deeper into our lives and find our own stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness. Come and join us on the journey of discovery!

Wednesday Morning Programming

Join us in the Youth Range each Wednesday morning from 8:00-9:00 am during the school year for breakfast, fellowship, and a short devotion to uplift you for the rest of the week.

Our adult advisors are Neal Anderson and Bart Utley

For more information on activities for children or youth contact Ann Kessler, Director of Family Ministries at 970-290-2796 or email at


Seniors and college-age students you are welcome to apply yearly for a scholarship.  All applications are due by April 15th to the Methodist Foundation mailbox by the church office.  

Click here for scholarship application



A place for LGBTQ+ and their family/friends to find peace and renewal along their spiritual journey.

For the Zoom link or any questions please contact

Andrea Ortega 970-631-2971 or



Latest Mission Memo Newsletter


Archived versions of the Mission Memo can be found on the Publications tab of the FUMC Loveland website.


Thanks to the generosity of FUMC members, more than 40 families will spend Christmas morning together as the children open gifts donated, wrapped, and delivered over these past few weeks. To all who participated, a well deserved thanks!


Bi-monthly blood drives are held at First Church.

Tuesdays, 10:00am-4:00pm

Contact: Deb Fillion, 667-0326


Christmas Food Baskets 2020

This has been a different year than the last few for the collection of food and delivery of our annual food baskets. We deliver food baskets to 3 different groups each year: Harvest Point low-income apartments, Family Housing Network, and a few individuals from our own church.

In the past, before 2020 Covid-19, the food baskets for Harvest Point included a variety of food items that would go into a Christmas dinner, a small fun gift, a grocery gift card to Safeway or King Soopers for $25, and a Christmas card from the church. They were delivered to the individual apartments by church members.

This year, Laurie Jenson, manager of Harvest Point, was contacted in late October. She put up a sign-up sheet in the building for those who would be interested in receiving a gift from FUMC. Then in November, she provided a list of 46 residents. Since we could not deliver the gifts to the residents this year, her daughter volunteered to put them out for us. The smaller bags included a Christmas water bottle ordered on-line from Dollar Tree, with a Safeway gift card inside worth $35, and a Christmas card from FUMC.

For the Family Housing Network, each of 4 families was given Safeway gift cards depending on the size of their family, ranging from $150 to $200 dollars. These were given to the families when their Christmas gifts that were collected for the children, were delivered.

Names were requested from Rev. Steve Goodier for church members who could use a Christmas gift. This year he supplied me with 3 names. Gifts for our church members were the same as for Harvest Point, but each included grocery gift cards for $125. Those gifts were delivered.


Volunteers Offer Real Help for Hurting Children, is a program that offers counseling, education, and support for those who do not have financial resources or reasonable access to help after experiencing loss, such as death, divorce, incarceration of a parent, etc. In addition to adult grief/loss classes, Bev trains competent and dedicated volunteers to teach classes for children who are experiencing such loss. Our volunteers range in age from 15 to adult. We meet monthly for continued training and support. Research shows that early intervention after a loss can help prevent a host of issues, such as complicated grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety, suicide, addiction, developmental disruption, etc., that can develop in people (particularly children) who receive no help after a loss. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to provide loving support for those who need it most.

Contact: Mary Camp at 970-203-4688

Resource Library


Serves dinner daily and breakfast weekdays for homeless and low income families

FUMC members volunteer to serve dinners the third Thursday and Friday of each month

For more info, contact: Anita Williams, 970-689-0019


The Food Bank has three facilities, two Food Shares located one each in Loveland and Fort Collins where clients go to pick up their food, and a warehouse located just east of the airport. Each location has plenty of opportunities to volunteer, be it bagging produce, sorting bread, delivering food to clients or even preparing meals in the kitchen in the warehouse. Volunteer shifts usually last about two and a half hours.  To volunteer for or donate to the Food Bank, visit their website at Many members of our congregation are already regulars and occasionally a group from the church will volunteer.  If you have an interest in volunteering with a group, send an email to the Missions Committee at


Volunteers from FUMC have been helping to build houses for deserving families since 1987.  Recipients must be income qualified to receive a zero interest loan which is paid back over time based on their ability to pay.  In addition, they must provide “sweat equity” in the form of 250+ hours of work on Habitat’s job sites.  For more information, read the article in the Mission Memo or visit Habitat for Humanity.


Join the FUMC Habitat for Humanity Faith Build Team on June 4th.

No experience is necessary. We’d love to have you join us.

To sign up, click here.



We have annual trips to Guatemala to help out the citizens by building homes and
interacting with the children in fellowship and bible studies. Our
full Guatemala Mission the team said goodbye to the family we built for, blessed their home, and
blessed the wall at the school. It is difficult to say goodbye but we all value our new relationships and will cherish our time with the beautiful people of Guatemala.

Contact: Tom Thompson at 801-518-5392


Our FUMC Virtual Build is scheduled for June 6 – 10, 2022

Anyone wanting to join us on this virtual trip to Guatemala can visit the Pura Vida website at  This years build is scheduled for June 6th through 10th.

Officially join the FUMC team to receive daily updates the week of the build, exclusive access to photos and videos, and your name on the trip webpage if you would like. In addition, you will receive status updates prior, during, and after build week until the home is completed and dedicated. The cost to join the team is $250 which goes towards the materials and local labor required to build the house. We are looking for 32 team members to fully fund the build, but any donation is very much appreciated.



at the Food Share after bagging for KidsPakKidsPak provides bags containing more than 10 food items for the weekend to food insecure students in the Thompson School District on a weekly basis. With the onset of COVID-19, demand for bags has increased from 400/wk to more than 750/wk. Restrictions have forced KidsPak to modify their bagging procedures and reduced the number of participants.  To volunteer for or donate to KidsPak, visit their website at If you would be interested in volunteering as a group one Sunday morning packing bags for KidsPak, send an email to the Missions Committee at


This effort, coordinated by Julie Monroe, attempts to pair church members in need of minor home repairs or yard work with someone from her list of volunteers. Most recently, a crew of 6 gathered to rake leaves collecting a staggering 21 bags. And a few weeks before, a volunteer helped with a kitchen light/fan. If you have a need or you would like to be added to the email list of potential volunteers, be sure to contact Julie Monroe at 662-321-3003


The Mobile Laundry Truck cleans clothes for
Low-income families
People experiencing homelessness

Volunteer to help at the mobile laundry truck.  Greet clients, tag clothing bags, fold clean clothes, and return clean laundry to the clients.


-Loveland Public Library on Thursdays and Fridays


Morning and afternoon shifts are available both days


-Greet guests and collect their information on log sheets
-Help guests to bag and weigh their laundry
-Place bags on truck ramp
-Fold clean clothes and place them in plastic bags
-Contact guests to pick up their clean laundry


-Lifting of not more than 10 lbs is required
-The work is outdoors
-Standing most of the shift is required, though there are opportunities to sit
-This job is appropriate for teens, if accompanied by an adult
-The Mobile Laundry Truck will not operate on days when the forecast high is less than 32 degrees


How to Sign-up

Contact Rev. Woody Carlson at or call Homeward Alliance at (970) 460-6451 to sign-up for a shift.


Sign-up online at


Contact Tom Thompson at or 801-518-5392



This ministry serves as a way to keep those who are otherwise unable to attend worship in connection with their church family.  Volunteers drive FUMC’s bus to pick up riders for each service.  To coordinate a ride, call the church office at (970) 667-0876 or contact Roger Williams at 970-980-8228 (after 4 pm please).


Volunteers who pray for those who request prayer, and contact those who are ill, hospitalized, and grieving for extra support. Contact Pastor Lee at