Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by our site! First UMC has a long and proud history serving the community of Loveland. In fact, we were established as a congregation even before Loveland became a city!

We have a motto: Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. And we try hard to be an open and accepting congregation.

 

It is important that we open our hearts wide – to each other, to the Loveland community, and to the world. It is not unusual for our congregation to be found sorting through food drive donations, volunteering for local non-profits, visiting folks in the hospital, hosting a homeless family in our building, or constructing a home in Guatemala. Whenever possible, we try to love our neighbors as best we can. That often means we find ourselves in service, in this community as well as around the world.

It is just as important that we open our minds wide. We are a diverse congregation. And because we’re not all cut from the same cloth, we want to learn from one another. This is a space where people can find opportunities to grow in their faith and to learn more about the abundant and joyful life God offers us all.

Finally, it is important that we open our doors wide. Wide enough for everyone. (Seriously. Everyone.) Whether you are white or black or brown or green, gay or straight or not sure, old, young or somewhere in between, whether or not you like “organized religion,” whether you like to attend church regularly or wonder if the building will collapse if you enter… you get the idea. It doesn’t matter who you are – we hope everybody can find warm friendship, genuine acceptance, and a spiritual home in this community of faith.

On this site you can find opportunities to serve, you can learn about our various ministries, you can search archives of sermons, and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please call or email.

I hope you will visit soon!

Rev. Leslie Wood

We are here to serve.

Helping others through service: Food Bank for Larimer County, KidsPak, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and many more ways

Loveland FUMC is an inclusive and safe community that values unconditional love. We embrace diversity and strive to live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Worship Service Bus Transport Available

The FUMC church bus provides rides to those needing transportation to services on Sunday mornings. We are asking everyone (even our regulars from before the pandemic) who would like to ride the bus, or may have questions, to contact Roger Williams at 970-980-8228 (Please call after 4:00 pm.)

Worship Online

Click the play button below to join us for our live-stream

 Sunday Worship Service

at 8:30 am MDT on YouTube or watch later at your leisure.

FUMC welcomes the addition of flowers on the altar for Sunday services.  If you would like to purchase flowers to decorate the altar, here’s what you can do:
Choose the date. Click here to go to a sign up page where you will choose your date and enter your name and contact info.
Contact Rowe’s Flowers to place your order (970-667-2300).  Rowe’s will deliver the flowers to the church on Saturday for the next day’s church service.  If you choose another floral shop for your order, you will need to bring the flowers to the church before the 8:30 service on Sunday.
Contact Patty in the church office (970-667-0876 or office@fumcloveland.com) to let her know the occasion or person you are honoring with the flowers and the date; this will be printed in the Window that week.

New Members

Interested in becoming a new member?

New Member Classes are Postponed

But you can still join!

Should you have any questions about joining, contact the church office at 970-667-0876 or office@fumcloveland.com.

How To Join

You can become a member of First UMC in one of the following ways:

• Confession of Faith – the initial entrance into membership in the church when you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
• Reaffirmation of Faith – renewing your initial confession of faith after a period of inactivity, or not being on a church membership roll.
• Transfer of Membership – from another United Methodist Church or a Christian church of another denomination. We recognize baptism from all other Christian churches.

Pura Vida – Virtual Build

Our FUMC Virtual Build is scheduled for June 6 – 10, 2022 Anyone wanting to join us on this virtual …

Prime Timers Picnic!

Please join us and renew friendship on June 3 at 12:00 pm Dwayne Webster Park 401 W 13 St Loveland, …

Faith Build

Join us Saturday June 4th at Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for this year’s Faith Build recipient, …

Coffee with the Pastor

Join Pastor Leslie for coffee (tea?) and conversation When: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 8:30-9:30am Where: Coffee time will be …

Mobile Laundry Truck

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

Speaking of Spanish

Speaking of Spanish is an adult class and social community for people who want to learn Spanish. Students can acquire …

Anti-racism Allyship Group

The Anti-Racism Allyship Group is open to anyone who wants to engage in personal growth and advocacy in order to …

Searchers Class

Meeting every Sunday morning at 9:45 am in person and on Zoom. FUMC Loveland Searchers Class discusses social justice, personal …

Join us for Holy Happy Hour

Holy Happy Hour   When: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month 5:30-7:00 P.M   Where: Verboten Brewing and Barrel …

Oasis Study Meets Weekly

Join us Sundays at 4:30, on Zoom for FUMC Oasis: A place for LGBTQ+ and their family/friends to find peace …

Dinner Groups

Dinner groups are back again and more creative than ever. Would you like to meet with four to eight people …

Workout with Anita

Join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am each week for a 40-minute workout.  Everyone is welcome.  Equipment needed: …

Call and Connect

This program serves our members who aren’t as connected to FUMC as they’d like to be due to advanced age …

Explore our ministries

Click the photos below to learn more

If you need more information about opportunities to grow at FUMC, contact the church office at (970) 667-0876

Young Adult Ministries

Adult Ministries

Senior Ministries

Children's Ministries

Youth Ministries

Caring Ministries

Missions

Music Ministries

SUPPORT THE

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

IN UKRAINE

United Methodists and others wishing to provide
humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake
of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to

Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery

This fund will provide direct assistance to those
in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:

● Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
● By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
● By check made out to Global Ministries/UMCOR with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to:

Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO

P.O. Box 9068

New York, NY  10087-9068

or given at or through any United Methodist church

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.

Provide relief to those affected by the Marshall Fire

Credit: Boulder PD

The Mountain Sky Conference is offering two immediate ways to respond with assistance to those impacted by the Boulder County fire.

1. Our conference’s disaster relief donation page is ready to accept your generosity. Be sure to designate this donation is for “Marshall Fire relief”. Donate through this link: https://rmcumc-reg.brtapp.com/DisasterResponseFund

2. The United Methodist Church of Johnstown needs to replenish “fire buckets”. Typically, a hub for these revolutionary tools, the entire supply was exhausted last year due to the Denton, Montana fires. Please consider donations to rebuild the inventory by visiting the site here: https://johnstown.church/disaster-response

In addition, local UM churches are collecting gift cards to distribute to families in need due to the wildfires. Gift cards can be to any grocery store or Target, Walmart, etc. Please mail the gift cards to one of these churches for quickest distribution:

 

Louisville UMC

Attn: Erin Windt

741 Jefferson Ave.

Louisville, CO 80027

 

First UMC of Lafayette

1255 Centaur Village Dr

Lafayette, CO 80026

 

Mountain View UMC-Boulder

355 Ponca Pl.

Boulder, CO 80303

 

You can find additional ways to support wildfire victims by visiting:

Boulder County – Marshall Fire Recovery

Meet the FUMC staff

FUMC is fortunate to have a staff of gifted leaders.
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Jessica Gartner

Director of Young Adult Ministries

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Lee Anderson-Harris

Associate Pastor

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Mary Hannon

Business Manager

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Patty Gregory

Office Manager

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Ann Kessler

Director of Family Ministries

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Chris White

Chancel Choir Director

Susan Harding
Susan Harding

Director of Spirit Sounds Bell Choir/Children's Choir

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Kathryn Peiffer

Organist/Pianist

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Ryan Millard

AV Coordinator

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Alison Williams

Nursery Coordinator

Our History

FUMC Loveland has been part of the community for 150 years.

The Church Comes to Larimer County
From memoirs of W. B. Osborn: “ln the month of June, 1863, a modest Methodist preacher by the name of Antes rode up to our door, and rapped thereon with his whip still sitting in his saddle. He made known his wants, informing me that he was a Methodist preacher and that he had been directed here by Captain Norton of Boulder, a fine Christian gentleman, whom I had met in the mining camp by the name of Gold Dirt in 1860. Here he was informed that he would find a Christian family to entertain him. He requested that I should announce a meeting for that evening. I did so by going to all of the neighbors and requested them all to come, as there would be but a few at most-if they all came. All told, there were 13 including the minister. The names of those at the first service in this county were: W. B. Osborn, Margaret C. Osborn, Millard F. Osborn, Milo Y. Osborn, Ella C. Osborn, Samuel Heffner, John N. Hollowell, John E. Washburn, Mrs. John E. Washburn, Winnie Washburn, and Joseph Markley and wife, and Brother Antes, the preacher. Here was sung the first hymn, the first prayer offered for church service, and the first sermon preached in Larimer County. Arrangements were made for services monthly.”

Our First Church Building
In 1880 David Barnes, on whose homestead Loveland is situated, extended the offer of a building site to any church that would erect a building in the new town. The three churches responding were the Methodists, the United Brethren and the United Presbyterian. The Methodists selected the site on Cleveland Avenue. It was dedicated on August 8, 1880. Loveland was three years old. A. N. Fields was Pastor.

Our Second Building
In 1887 Barnes Chapel was named in memory of David Barnes, “Father of Loveland.” Mr. Barnes had been killed by falling from a load of hay the preceding year. A generous gift by his wife, Sarah Barnes, made the chapel possible. She was for many years, until her death, a faithful member and liberal supporter of this building.

Our Third Building
Our third building was dedicated December 29, 1901. The “Loveland Reporter” of January 2, 1902, carried an account of the dedication. “The largest indoor audience ever assembled in Loveland was the one that gathered at the Methodist Church last Sunday morning to see the new edifice properly dedicated. Through professional courtesy, every minister in town abandoned regular service, and, with his members, attended the Methodist service and participated in the program.”

Tragically, 40 years later, the building caught fire on a Sunday morning and was completely destroyed. Thankfully, everyone was able to exit the building and there was no loss of life.

Our Fourth and Present Church Building
This building stands on the corner of Grant and Sixth Streets. It was consecrated on February 18, 1951. The sanctuary has a seating capacity of four hundred, a Fellowship Hall beneath the sanctuary, a well equipped kitchen, and a parlor with a seating capacity of one hundred. The building is of salmon rose brick, concrete and steel, as nearly fire proof as possible. It is of Gothic design.

On February 26, 1956, an educational wing to the south of the main building was dedicated, It matches the sanctuary in design. It was built on three levels. In 1976 the Florence Coy Memorial Hall was built and dedicated. Coy Hall now houses our kitchen, overflow for worship and our Youth Range.  In 2008 we completed the redesign of our Children’s education area, updating both the look and feel of Sunday School and Children’s Education.

Life at FUMC

Where church is much more than a building.

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Archives

Mission Memo

Senior Newsletter

Charge Conference Documents

We look forward to hearing from you!

Call Us

970-667-0876

Office Hours
M-Th 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
F 8:30 am - noon

Email Us

office@fumcloveland.com

Location

533 North Grant Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Your support of the ministries of
FUMC Loveland
is very much appreciated!

Donations are tax-deductible.

Prefer to set up an automatic recurring donation?

There are three ways to do that

  1. Contact Mary Hannon at mhannon@fumcloveland.com to schedule automatic bank drafts

  2. Schedule thru your bank’s bill pay

  3. Click the PayPal/CC button above and select the monthly donation option (church does pay a fee)

 

Prayerfully consider leaving a Legacy Gift to the church

A legacy gift is distinct from regular giving to the church and can take many forms:
 
  • A bequest in your will
  • A gift of real estate
  • Naming the church as a beneficiary to your life insurance or retirement plan
  • The creation of a gift annuity
 
Throughout the life of FUMC, our members have left these types of gifts enabling many great ministries as well as the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful facility. 
 
Information About Types of Legacy Gifts:
 

Bequest
Make a gift after your lifetime through your will or trust. This can be a fixed dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate.

Retirement Account
This can be the most heavily taxed asset in many estates. Choosing this as your gift might leave your less tax-burdened assets to your loved ones.

Real Estate
Contributing property after your lifetime or when it is no longer needed can be a game-changing gift.

Charitable Trust
Trusts can combine flexible benefits including a generous income, tax benefits and a powerful gift to First United Methodist Church.

Life Insurance Policies
Paid up whole life policies can be ideal items to donate to the church.

 

Endowed Gifts

General Endowment
Gifts to the General Endowment fund special needs and ministries as determined by our church leaders. This type of fund is also referred to as an “unrestricted endowment.”

Designated Fund
You can designate that your gift be used for specific purposes, for example, Youth, Music, TV Ministry, Missions, etc. This type of fund is also referred to as a “restricted endowment.”

 
The gift descriptions are for informational purposes and not legal or tax advice. To ensure that this gift fits your particular circumstances and planning, please consult with your professional advisers.
 
Planning to leave a legacy gift? Please contact Mary Hannon at mhannon@fumcloveland.com

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