SEPTEMBER Sunday 22 Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 AmeriCorps - Youth Range AmeriCorps - Youth Range AmeriCorps - Youth Range AmeriCorps - Youth Range 6:45am Jump Start Youth 8:30am Contemporary Class Loveland Coffee Co. E230 8:15am 5M's 8:30am & 11:00am Traditional 9:00am Cardio/Strength Worship - Sanctuary Exercise Class - Coy Hall 9:45am Praise Worship 9:00-11:00am Spanish 2 Sanctuary 9:45am Children's Sunday School Youth Range 10:30am What In The World - Education Wing 9:45am In His Steps Class - E230 Class - E230 12:00-2:00pm Spanish 1 9:45am Renegades Class Youth Range Fellowship Hall Kitchen 9:45am Searchers Class - S030 5:30pm Men's Emmaus Meeting - East Coy Hall & S040 9:45am Youth Sunday School - 5:30pm Women's Emmaus Meeting - West Coy Hall Youth Range 1:30-5:30pm Koinonia Meeting - 6:30-8:30pm English Level 1 & 2 - Youth Range Fellowship Hall & FH Kitchen 4:00pm Mid High Youth Group Youth Range 4:00pm Senior High Youth Group - Youth Range 6:00pm NA Meeting - S020 6:30pm Disciple I Class - E230 7:30pm Young Adult Class - Judy Graff's house 8:30am Staff Meeting - E230 11:00am Care Task Force E230 1:00pm Double Diamonds Choir Practice - Sanctuary 2:00pm Good News Choir Practice - Sanctuary 2:30-4:00pm Popcorn After School Ministry - Youth Range 3:30-5:00pm Corner 2 Corner Coy Hall & West Coy Hall 5:30pm Cardio/Strength Exercise Class - Coy Hall 6:00pm Bell Choir Practice S060 6:30-9:00pm Disciple I E230 6:30-8:30pm English Level 1 & 2 - Youth Range 6:30pm Financial Peace University - S030 & S040 9:00am Breaking Free Study S030 & S040 9:00am Cardio/Strength Exercise Class - Coy Hall 9:00am Craft Group - S050 9:00-11:00am Spanish 2 Youth Range 9:30-11:30am Companions In Christ - E230 10:00am Prime Timers Planning Meeting - East Coy Hall 12:00-2:00pm Spanish 1 Youth Range 1:15-2:00pm Youth Lunch Youth Range 3:00pm Living Nativity Meeting - West Coy Hall 6:00pm K.I.C.K. Choir Practice Coliseum, Room E250 6:30pm Credo Class - West Coy Hall 6:45pm Mid Week Mania Desert Drama Room - E260 7:00pm Chancel Choir Practice - Sanctuary Thursday 26 Friday 27 Saturday 28 AmeriCorps - Youth Range AmeriCorps - Youth Range AmeriCorps - Youth Range Carpet Cleaning 9:00am Alternative Christmas 9:00-11:00am Spanish 2 Market - West Coy Hall Youth Range 10:00am Romans Study - East 9:30am-2:00pm Quilting Coy 12:00pm Noon Hour Circle - West Group - West Coy 12:00-2:00pm Spanish 1 Coy Hall Youth Range 1:30pm Deborah/Evangeline Circle - East Coy Hall 1:30pm Hannah Circle - West Coy Hall 2:30pm Popcorn Ministry - Youth Range 3:30-5:00pm Corner 2 Corner Coy Hall & West Coy Hall 5:30pm Cardio/Strength Exercise Class- Coy Hall 7:00pm Praise Team Practice Sanctuary 9:00am - 2:00pm Loveland Youth Gardeners - Fellowship Hall Kitchen & Room S020 THE WINDOW September 22, 2013 FOUNDATION CREATES FLOOD RELIEF FUND Please give to Colorado Flood Disaster Relief. The Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation is accepting donations for the Colorado Flood Disaster Relief Fund and will ensure that 100% of your donations will directly benefit those affected by the floods this September 2013. Donations are being accepted online and by mail. Website: www.rmumf.org , then press the Online Donation button. You may also send checks to: Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation, Inc. 7350 E. Progress Pl., Suite 205 Greenwood Village, CO 80111. If you have questions, you may call the Foundation office at (303)778-6370. The Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation is organized to support United Methodist Churches and related ministries with financial services. AMERICORP AT FUMC We are hosting an AmeriCorp team of 10 at FUMC. They are staying in our church over the next two weeks. These volunteers will be working at the local disaster relief center taking applications for FEMA funds and distribution of supplies. If you would like to provide a meal or assist our hosting of this team, please contact Rev. Jane. SUNDAY EVENING DISCIPLE I Class begins TODAY from 6:30-9:00pm in Room E230. If you have not signed up for this foundational and inspirational study of the Bible, come tonight for an overview of the study. CROP WALK If you haven't had a chance yet to sign-up to walk in the Crop Walk or sponsor a walker, please stop in Coy Hall TODAY and Pat Lutz and Richard Brandon will be glad to help you. Church World Service and House of Neighborly Service need your help now more than ever, as thousands of evacuees are without basic needs. There is an envelope to sponsor Rev. Brian Riecke, or if you would like you can go online to http://www.churchworldservice.org/goto/arbycub and make your donation to any of the walkers. TODAY IN THE SEARCHERS CLASS The topic for the Searchers class this Sunday will be a follow-up on last Sunday's session, "The Evolution of God." It will be a class discussion on how your faith/beliefs have been reinforced or "evolved" through the years because of your own experiences. We hope several will be willing to share their experiences. The class meets at 9:45am in Rooms S030 & S040 in Fellowship Hall. VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH IHN FUMC will be hosting families from Loveland's Interfaith Hospitality Network on September 29 - October 6. IHN brings faith communities together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. Hosting the families offers volunteers an opportunity to assist in reducing homelessness and transforming lives. Please stop by the IHN table TODAY in Coy Hall to see how you can help with this much needed ministry. METHODIST MEN’S FELLOWSHIP Join us in Coy Hall on Sunday, October 6 at 7:00am for the Methodist Men’s Fellowship. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Bob Eatman. Bob will give us a travel log account of his recent Safari trip to South Africa. We can all look forward to an entertaining slide presentation from his experience. Everyone is invited for a delicious breakfast, good fellowship and this informative speaker. Call Roy Allen at 635-2672 with questions. A SHORT TERM STUDY OF ROMANS Dr. Jane will offer a series of short term Bible studies from September 26 through May 15, 2014, on Thursday mornings from 10:00 -11:30am. This Immersion Bible Study provides a fresh new look at the Bible from beginning to end, and what it means in your life. Each book we study will take six weeks. The first study is based on Romans. Books usually cost $7.00 each. Join in when you can. Sign-ups for new studies are always on the Ask Me Desk. CORNER2CORNER As we begin another year of reaching out to the children at Truscott Elementary, we are in need of folks to work with children on their reading and math skills (our fifth graders have LOTS of homework!). We also need folks to share a skill or talent. We supply 40 children with snacks and drinks twice a week, so if you could help us donations of snacks/drinks, you may drop them off with Rev. Lauren or Judy Graff. BETH MOORE’S "BREAKING FREE" Join Beth Moore on a Bible journey unlike any other. This Beth Moore study leads you through scripture to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God's children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom. This interactive study is 10 weeks and will be held on Wednesdays from 9:00 - 11:00am starting October 2. All women are welcome! The cost of the book is $16-20. Sign-up at the Ask Me Desk today! Or contact Kelly Walker at [email protected] or call (303) 746-4489. LAST CALL FOR MESSY SPIRITUALITY This is the last call to register for the Messy Spirituality study that will be offered on Thursday EVENINGS, 6:30 8:30pm from October 3 - November 21. Messy Spirituality was written by Michael Yaconelli for the silent majority of us, Christians who spend most of our lives worried about what we don't do instead of what we have done. Do you feel like you are not a very good Christian, don’t pray enough, don’t read the Bible enough, don’t share your faith enough, don’t love God enough, not committed enough or not spiritual enough? If you do, this study is for you. Please sign-up at the Ask Me Desk or send Cynthia Paquette an e-mail at [email protected] HOLY HAPPY HOUR Theology on Tap is an opportunity for men to discuss biblical and theological questions from a biblical perspective in an informal atmosphere. The group meets monthly on the first Thursday (October 3) at 5:00pm in a local pub/brewery (usually Aleworks) for good conversation over pretzels and beverages. Bring your questions, insights, and your Bible! To join the Holy Happy Hour contact Josh Walker or Mike Gillette for an email list of meeting reminders and locations. Cheers! FAMILY NIGHT DOUBLE DARE!! Come to a potluck for all families with children on October 12 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Westside Park on 4th Street. We’ll have a little family competition so brush up on your trivia and your athletic skills! Sign-up on Sunday's at the Ask Me Desk. On Wednesday's, sign-up outside of our K.I.C.K. choir room. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND YOU! We realize not everyone has a computer. We also realize not everyone wants to share their email or be available electronically. During this last week, the easiest way to communicate immediate needs, schedule changes, etc. because of the disaster was the weekly email Rev. Jane sends to 252 households of our congregation. This email comes from [email protected] If you signed up to receive it and have not received it, make sure you check your SPAM folder and tell your email provider to accept the email from this address. If you have not signed up for our E-News or "Into the Week Ahead," please do so by emailing Rev. Jane at [email protected] She will put you on the list. FACEBOOK AND FIRST UMC LOVELAND Another means of communication for our staff is our Facebook Page, First UMC Loveland. We regularly send out announcements, post pictures of events and make invitations to events through our Facebook Page. Right now we have 80 likes for our page. We'd like to have at least 150. Can you help us reach our goal? Sign in to Facebook and then search for our page, First UMC Loveland, then hit the "like" button. We promise we will do our best to keep you up to date on activities. AT HOME MOM'S Do you juggle working at home and raising children and find yourself feeling alone? Do you long for conversation with other mom's who work at home? Then we have a small group for you. Kelly Walker and Dorie Berdahl are gathering mothers together in the next month. If you are interested, please call Kelly at (303) 746-4489 or Dorie at (970) 217-2421 to find out more. CAVE CINEMA PRESENTS The 3rd week of every month, we will view a movie in the Cave Cinema Room at FUMC and then follow up the following week analyzing it from a religious and/or theological perspective in an open dialogue environment. If you’d like to join us for a movie, popcorn, and discussion contact Josh Walker at (303) 775-1518 or at [email protected] YOUTH MINISTRY Da Group Mid High Youth Group TODAY, September 22: Youth Fellowship from 4:00 - 6:00pm ReVive Senior High Youth Group TODAY, September 22: Youth Fellowship from 4:00 - 6:00pm Monday, September 23: Jumpstart your Monday with coffee! Join us at 6:45am every Monday during the school year at Loveland Coffee Co. for a coffee. Breakfast is on us! Call Ann Kessler at 290-2796 if you need a ride. Wednesday, September 25: Wednesday Lunch Bunch at 1:15pm. Come for lunch and fellowship. Call Ann Kessler at 290-2796 if you need a ride. REGISTER TODAY FOR THE SENIOR HIGH YOUTH RETREAT - IGNITE Ignite is a Senior High (9th-12th) youth event sponsored by our Rocky Mountain Conference Council on Youth Ministries. This event is geared towards helping Sr. High youth tap into their personal faith stories and spirituality through contemplative activities. November 1-3, 2013 at Rainbow Trail, Hillside, Colorado (check out their website) Cost: $115 if registered online before October 16 - youth pays $65 & Senior High Retreat Fund will pay $50 towards your registration fee. Featuring: Speaker: Rev. Annie Arnold, and the Joe Clark Band. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COMING NEXT WEEK! Children from 4 years old - 2nd grade are invited to our NEW Children’s Worship during the 8:30am worship hour. After the children’s sermon, children will accompany Rev. Lauren and volunteers to Children’s Worship for 45 minutes of discovering Bible stories through imaginative play, creative movement, art and other fun Bible activities. Parents and grandparents are invited to assist in this new ministry on a rotational basis with Rev. Lauren as lead. MID WEEK MANIA Mid Week Mania has begun! Each week immediately after K.I.C.K. Choir, children 4 year olds - 5th grade are invited to a discipleship small group. We do lots of fun things as we learn the Bible stories and strengthen our love for Jesus and the world. Mid Week Mania meets every Wednesday from 6:45 - 7:45pm in the Desert Drama Room, E260.Parents are encouraged to help out in class. NAVIGATING THE BIBLE This class for 3rd graders begins Sunday, September 29 from 11:15am - 12:30pm in Room E230. Kids in 4th and 5th grade who have not had the opportunity to take this class are also invited! We’ll navigate our way through the Bible, learning the divisions, books, and major themes. By the end of the class, your child will be familiar with why we have the Bible and how to use it with ease. CLUB 45 On Sunday, October 6 from 2:00 - 5:00pm, Club 45 will go to the Corn Maze in Ft. Collins. The cost is $8.00 per child, although the website www.somethingfromthefarm.com has coupons. Parents and siblings are welcome, although they must pay their entry fee. Bring a couple extra dollars for hot chocolate or other beverages and dress appropriately (we go rain or shine!) Club 45 is for all kids in 4th and 5th grades.