Ministries

Adult Ministries

COMMUNITY RESOURCES & ENRICHMENT

City of Loveland Parks and Recreation
CHILSON REC. CENTER
700 E 4th St
Phone: 970-962-2386 for class information
www.cityofloveland.org/departments/parks-recreation/chilson-recreation-center/

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

LOVELAND MUSEUM/GALLERY
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.

https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/

RIALTO THEATER
228 E Fourth St
Loveland, CO 80537

https://www.realtotheatercenter.org
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.

FELLOWSHIP

Ministry for Men

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
or
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 aldarlowe@gmail.com

MENTAL & PHYSICAL SUPPORT

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 www.gbfranke@msn.com

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 lee@fumcloveland.com

Join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am each week for a 40-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.

SPIRTUALITY

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 revtgt@hotmail.com.  All are always welcome. Join Meeting here. Meeting ID: 817 3484 4842 

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’re currently discussing “Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality” by Jack Rogers. 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

The Searchers class meets every Sunday morning at 10:00 am on Zoom. FUMC Loveland Searchers Class discusses social justice, personal faith, and current issues encouraging critical thinking.

This Sunday, Nov. 1, at 10:00 AM, Kelly Evans, Executive Director of N2N (Neighbor to Neighbor) of Fort Collins and Loveland, will join us on Zoom. She will speak to us about the rental assistance N2N provides and their experiences during the Pandemic preventing homelessness. Kelly is a licensed social worker with 20 years of nonprofit experience.   The following Sunday, Nov. 8, at 10:00 AM, Rev. Ted Nutting will lead an interactive discussion about the different answers Jesus gave when asked how to “inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.”  Are you a “Born-Again Christian,” a “Sold-Out Christian,” or a “Good-Neighbor Christian?” Or, “Is St. Peter’s Gate the only way into heaven?”   

To see the topic of the current class, go to Our Publications and click on the current edition of The Window. Contact Ted Nutting at (970) 290-0549 or rtednutting@comcast.net  All are welcome.  Join Meeting. Meeting ID: 882 2553 4319  Passcode: 092355

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

SENIOR MINISTRIES

COMMUNITY RESOURCES & ENRICHMENT

IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2021 DUE TO COVID-19
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City of Loveland Parks and Recreation
CHILSON REC. CENTER
700 E 4th St
Phone: 970-962-2386 for class information
www.cityofloveland.org/departments/parks-recreation/chilson-recreation-center/

HATFIELD CHILSON SENIOR CENTER
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
www.cityofloveland.org/departments/parks-recreation/chilson-senior-center/

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

LOVELAND MUSEUM/GALLERY
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.

https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/

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, www.OLLI@colostate.edu 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

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 kmason@larimer.org
visit https://larimer.co.networkofcare.org/aging/ or
https://larimer.org/humanservices/aging/ooa

RIALTO THEATER
228 E Fourth St
Loveland, CO 80537


https://www.realtotheatercenter.org
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.

FELLOWSHIP

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
or
Kay Neckel at 970-988-6287

2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:30 am, West Coy Hall
Must know how to quilt; closed group at this time

Contact: A.J. Erwine at (970) 669-6571

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

Mixed Senior Singles is a group for mixed single seniors is in the works. You may be interested if you’re an older single who is looking for companionship, fun, information, or a chance to enjoy some food together. It’s about “finding ways to enjoy the life we have ahead of us in the company of our peers,” organizers say. More details to follow.

Contact: Pat Cobb at 970-613-9625 or Sue Mullins at 970-692-1045

Currently not meeting due to COVID

1st Friday of the month, 11:30 am, 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 lunch and special events. Our purpose is to provide seniors a time to come together to visit, share a meal, and be entertained. 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, 970-669-5324

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

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 aldarlowe@gmail.com

MENTAL & PHYSICAL SUPPORT

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 www.gbfranke@msn.com

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 lee@fumcloveland.com

Join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am each week for a 40-minute workout.  Questions call Ann Kessler at 970-290-2796.  Everyone is welcome.  Equipment needed: light hand weights and stretch band or bungee cordJoin Meeting here.

SPIRTUALITY

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’re currently discussing “Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality” by Jack Rogers. 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

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. The topics reflect principles set forth in the book authored by Clay, church member, and 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. 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, cell phone for calls or texts.
Also, email at pclaycarter@gmail.com

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

Young Adult Ministries

Contact Jessica Gartner