COMMUNITY WORSHIP AND COFFEE WITH THE PASTORS
Join us for our live-stream worship at 8:30 am Mountain Time Sunday mornings on YouTube, or watch at your leisure (link to our YouTube channel below). At 9:15, Coffee With the Pastors is an informal opportunity to chat about the sermon topic on Zoom – you can laugh, talk, discuss and share stories or just listen (Zoom link here, or call in by phone: Dial 253-215-8782 or 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 860 1881 3301 password 059070).
Join us for Livestream worship on Sunday at 8:30.
Writers and Creators, Help us Make Our 2020 Advent Devotion: Songs of Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love!
This year’s Advent theme is all about the music, and we’d like to make an Advent Devotional BY our congregation, FOR our congregation. We’ve chosen a Christmas carol for every day of Advent (plus a few), and we need you to choose a carol to share your thoughts, connections, an activity or craft, or a favorite story connected to that particular carol with our community. To be part of creating this community-building project, go to our Sign-Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F4DA8AC2AAAFB6-advent and select a carol from the list, or contact Ann Kessler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Lee Anderson-Harris at email@example.com, by Friday, November 6th. Submissions will be due by Friday, November 20th.
Again this year, the mission committee is conducting a Christmas project to provide gifts to children in Loveland. Angel Tree is a program through prison ministry which gives a Christmas gift to children of incarcerated parents. The gift is given in the name of the parent and is a very meaningful parent-child connection. Gifts will also be provided for children in the One Community One Family Project, which supports families struggling with homelessness. Although our efforts may look different this year due to the questions around having worship and other activities in our church building, the mission committee wants to continue our church’s commitment to these children and their families. With extra precautions, we plan to have tags with the children’s names available on November 15 and gifts returned by December 6. Delivery will be on December 12. Additional details will be provided as circumstances develop.
CALL & CONNECT
Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected with your fellow church-goers. This new program is a way for FUMC members to stay connected by phone to one another while we are physically separated. As a caller, you will receive the names of members to call for check-in and conversation. To register as a phone caller, click here. For questions, contact Pastor Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-667-0876. Here’s the link for the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jwxl5k0S3nCBxnfTwPQQgzVle_pqxxeNhojVEJHQGXY/edit
In Waking Up White, author Debby Irving shares her journey of learning what it means to be a white person in the U.S. and her personal experiences of seeing and confronting racism.
Revs. Kristi Hornick and Lee Anderson-Harris will lead participants in weekly discussion and devotion based on the book, and participants will have regular reading and reflection assignments. Join us for this powerful study as we learn more about ourselves together!
When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, October 7-November 11
HOLY HAPPY HOUR
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 email@example.com. All are always welcome. Join Meeting here.
OLDER, WISER, HAPPIER MEETING
Meetings on Thursdays at 1:00 pm are open to anyone and specially designed for senior adults. The agenda includes reading ten choices that affect our happiness, voluntary check-in (talking not required), 12 minutes of guided relaxation, and a new discussion topic that relates to some aspect of aging. Contact Clay Carter at (970) 616-9686 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to receive a Zoom invitation. Clay will set up individual instructional walk-through meetings to help people access the meetings by telephone only or to navigate the complexities of accessing by the computer.
Meeting 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 email@example.com All are welcome. Join Meeting. Meeting ID: 882 2553 4319 Passcode: 092355
OASIS STUDY MEETS WEEKLY
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
WORKOUT WITH ANITA
Join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am each week for a 30-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.
Dinner groups are back again and more creative than ever. Would you like to meet with four to eight people for dinner? Depending on your comfort level, you may meet in a backyard, park or on the church grounds. We strongly urge social distancing and gathering outside.
Couples and singles are invited. Groups can include children, or not, as you decide. The meals can be a potluck, you bring your own food, drink, and chairs, or a host provide the main dish only.
Everyone will get an opportunity to host. You may sign up online, by phone at (308) 665-5934, or by email.
MEET & GREETS WITH PASTOR LEE
Pastor Lee would like to get to know you better, and she is inviting you to an informal gathering under the oak tree. Space is limited to 10 people, so be sure to register to secure your spot by clicking here. Watch this space for future sessions; as weather allows, more gatherings will be scheduled each week. Register here.