As we continue to walk through Holy Week, we hope you will enjoy the pre-recorded Maundy Thursday worship service, and join us online (live-streamed) or in the sanctuary at 6:00PM this Good Friday evening (both links below). Both are brief, serious, but important worship services: how can we appreciate the light and joy of Easter without the darkness of the Cross and Tomb?
Maundy Thursday Service is live! Click on the image to go to video.
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Good Friday, April 2nd at 6:00PM for a Passion reading and Holy Communion.
Then, of course, on Sunday morning, I invite you to the beach at Lake Windsor. We'll gather under the bandshell at 6:00A.M. with our siblings in Christ from Bethel Lutheran, First Christian, St. Alban's Episcopal and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There will be music, Scripture, prayer and a message. As we watch the sun rise, we will honor the Son who rose!
At 10:15A.M. our church will also be filled with music (welcome back to guest organist Kati Rittner) and during our 10:30A.M. worship celebration, our Virtual Choir will offer another sensation (many thanks, singers, for braving technology!) There will be a Children's Egg Hunt during worship (?!?) and afterwards on the lawn (around 11:30A.M.) Please invite your families, friends, colleagues and neighbors... there is much to share and celebrate!
April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday Worship (in-person and live-streamed) Stream begins at 10:15 (with live organ music), Worship at 10:30A.M. Click on the white arrow above to join.
Baby Shower extended There is still time to be able to drop off an item, so we can get your gifts to the Sheffield-Fagan family before their second son arrives! They have many items, but appreciate diapers, wipes, clothes, or any gifts from your heart. Drop-off during office hours (Tues-Fri 10-3) or on Sunday mornings in box in lobby.
Sharing the Gospel in Eastern Europe (North Macedonia) Thank you for supporting this month's Mission Focus: our United Methodist missionary in Eastern Europe, Jennifer Moore. Covid-19 infection rates and deaths are high, as vaccines remain unavailable. Moral is low and fear of future lockdowns is great. If you haven't yet given, we pledge $5 per member each year (around $1000) and welcome you to join us!
Birthdays and Anniversaries Happy Birthday to Judy Harrison (03/31), Kathy Hinde and Mark Cook (4/1), Linda Burr (4/4), Monte Savage (4/6), and Sandy Lee (4/9). Happy Anniversary to Vicki and Steve Christian, celebrating 54 years of marriage on Saturday, April 3. Please share your dates with us here!
Prayer Requests For Matthew Savage (blood clots in lungs), Monte Savage (sprained foot), DiAnn Cumings (burying her father on Good Friday); Tony Park (Alzheimer's); Kati Ritner (death of her father); healing for Bud H, Vera C, Mary M, Chris D, Larry S, Adam J, Brent J, Jen, Francis, Ed; for Kat Sheffield's pregnancy; and for our homebound members Judy, Eileen, Ann, Nancy, Bud, Bob, and Don.
From the Town of Windsor:
Our friends at Bethel Lutheran welcome you:
The Mountain Sky Conference is offering great virtual educational opportunities:
Annual District Gatherings: The theme is “Where Love Lives,” from the Western Jurisdiction theme. Our Peaks/Pikes Peak District meets on Zoom Saturday, April 17th from 9-11AM. Each district hosts its own Zoom meeting, Bishop Karen shares a message and Communion, and keynote speaker Rev. Amanda Henderson, author of Holy Chaos: Creating Connections in Divisive Times, offers teaching moments with breakout rooms. Henderson recently partnered with Iliff School of Theology to create the Institute for Religion, Politics & Culture as a place for scholarship and research about the way legislative initiatives are shaped by religion. Please register here (PPP District) by April 9th. We will also elect Equalization Members for this fall's Annual Conference, and present Quiet Disciple Awards.
Just Love and other trainings: If you've missed any virtual, educational opportunities from the Mountain Sky Conference, chances are you can easily access a video recording on their Vimeo site here. Particularly compelling is the Lenten Just Love series (last Sunday on Pushout - the criminalization of black girls).
New Anti-Racism Allyship Group: a new group forming at First UMC Loveland welcomes all Northern Colorado churches to engage in personal growth and advocacy in order to work for change in ourselves and the community. Weekly Zoom meetings provide opportunities to learn and grow with others. Advocacy work includes support for community organizations, sponsoring educational events at your church, and more. To join or learn more, call (970) 667-0876 or email FUMC Loveland's Associate Pastor (and Pastor Emily's dear friend) Rev. Lee Anderson-Harris.