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Escape From Persecution - Heart of Longmont

by Sandi Austin For two transgender women from Ecuador, the journey to Longmont was full of danger and challenges. Their plight to just survive began in their homeland, where the majority of the...

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Adult Sunday School Classes on Zoom
Many of you have asked how to connect with our two adult Sunday school classes hosted on Zoom. Here's how! The Zoom invites for each are below.
Adventurer's Sunday School with Tricia Grafelman
Topic: Adventurer's Sunday School
Time: Jul 5, 2020 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Faith & Reason Sunday School with Marty Allison
Sunday, July 5⋅8:30 – 9:45am
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Scholarship Program Update
Pastor David Burt sat down with Edy-Kay Ward to talk about the Heart of Longmont scholarship program July 1, 2020. They spoke about the history of the scholarship program and how funds look for this year's applicants. Edy-Kay also shared with us some information about the Patterson and Hinz scholarships. Keep reading to learn more about them!
The Margret Patterson Scholarship
The Margret Patterson Scholarship was set up by her sons, David and Jack Patterson, upon her death to support college students. The first recipient of the scholarship was a student in 1989. The scholarship has supported at least one student through four-year college, master's, and other trade education every year.

Margret felt college was important to both students directly out of high school and those returning for further education to support their futures. She specifically supported educating women when there were few women college graduates. Margret Patterson was a college graduate in Home Economics, one of the few degrees open to her at the time. She felt women were powerful and should be able to attain a college degree.
Roger and Gloria Hinz Scholarship
We set up the Roger and Gloria Hinz Scholarship for several reasons.

First, as teachers, we believe in achieving the most education you can and being on the church scholarship committee we see many good church students who are deserving of a chance to attend college.

Second, as we look back on our own education, we feel we were blessed with the opportunities we had. Our parents encouraged us and we were both the first in our families to graduate from college. We went to a state-supported school at a less-expensive time. We worked at part-time jobs to pay for most of our college costs. Gloria had a scholarship, worked in the City Clerk’s office in her hometown, worked at the Student Health Center, as a counselor in the dorm, and three years and two summers as a student secretary for the college president. Roger’s summer jobs in farming and construction paid for tuition and living expenses. He had to borrow some from a hometown bank who had faith he would pay back the loan during the summer.

Third, Roger is from a family of four children and he was fortunate enough to receive small scholarships from his local church for church camps, from an uncle for boy scout camps, from the American Legion for the Boys State program, all of which encouraged education. He received two small college scholarships from the Kansas Press Association for work at his local newspaper and the college student-assistant program.

Since the church has been an important part of our lives—in MYF, college fellowship and our married life—we decided when we had the opportunity we would try to pay it forward in establishing this sustaining scholarship to provide students encouragement to continue their education.
What Can You Do
To Fight Racial Injustice?
From So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo pg 225-238
Talking is great, but what else can I do? Act, act now. People are dying now in this unjust system…How many opportunities have we already lost? It is easy to think that the problem of racial oppression in this country is just too big. How on earth can we expect to dismantle a complex system that has been functioning for over 400 years. My answer is piece by piece. If you are looking for your little piece of the system that you can dismantle here are some ideas.

  1. Vote local. Your vote will never have more power than in local elections. And demand that anyone that wants your vote makes racial justice a top priority.
  2. Get in schools. Do you know what the racial achievement gap is in your school district? Find out. And then ask what the school board, principals and teachers are doing to address it?
  3. Bear witness. If you are a white person and observe a person of color being stopped by police or harassed in a store, bear witness. Sometimes a watchful presence can make the difference.
  4. Speak up in your unions. Advocate for goals to promote diversity and inclusivity.
  5. Support businesses owned by people of color.
  6. Boycott banks that prey on people of color. Banks that hike up interest rates for people of color or discriminate against people of color should not get your business.
  7. Give money to organizations working to fight racial oppression and support communities of color. Examples: ACLU, SPLC, Planned Parenthood, NAACP, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Council of La Raza, Native American Rights Fund, Native American Disability Law Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
  8. Boycott businesses that exploit workers of color. Boycott businesses that cut costs by cutting out respect and living wages for workers of color.
  9. Support music, film, television, art, and books created by people of color.
  10. Support increases in the minimum wage. We cannot ignore the fact that a larger proportion of people of color work in lower wage jobs. 
  11. Push the mayor and city council for police reform. What training are officers undergoing to better serve its citizens of color? Do officers have body cams? Is there citizen oversight?
  12. Demand college diversity. Let your college know that the diversity and inclusiveness of students, curriculum and staff is a top priority for you.
  13. Vote for diverse government representatives. Help put people of color into the positions of power where they can self-advocate for the change that their communities need. Support platforms that make diversity, inclusion, and racial justice a priority.
Let's Pray - Heart of Longmont

by Joan Edmonds In his book The Walk, Adam Hamilton references the practices Jesus' followers have used through time to walk closer with God. One of the practices emphasized is prayer. We do it in...

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2019 First Place Chili - Mother of Medicine Chili -...

Hermine Ngnomire won last year's Chili Cook Off with her fabulous "Mother of Medicine Chili". She had meant to share her recipe, but it got lost in the shuffle of life. But never fear: the recipe...

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Roses in Bloom - Heart of Longmont

'Tis that time of the year for roses to bloom. Karen Moore took these photos of the Heart of Longmont rose garden showing off its color and beauty. Thank you, Karen, for sharing your photos with us!

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A BIG THANK YOU!
A big THANK YOU to the small but mighty group that cleaned the church of the debris caused by the activity on the new roof!

Thank you to Marty and Ray Allison, Scott and Lynn Greenhalge, Peg Howard, and Karl Scott.

Jean Malchow
Trustees Volunteers Coordinator
Donations Needed for H.O.P.E
HOPE is in desperate need of some men's clothing and other things. If you are cleaning out closets or shopping, please think of HOPE. You can bring any items to the church airlock and put them in the HOPE closet at any time. Someone will deliver them to the HOPE office.

Men's clothing needed:
Men's boxers or briefs SML
Men's pants 28-32 waist and 32-34 length
Men's sweat pants
Men's shoes 8.5-10.5
Ponchos

Other items needed include:
Trial size shampoo and conditioner
Sunscreen
Paper towels
Paper plates 8.5x9 (not small ones)
Plastic forks
HOPE, one of our nonprofit partners, is excited to present a 5 Fantastic Nights Out At Home Summer Sundown Music Series! This five-evening music series starting July 2 showcases a unique genre each night, professionally live-streamed from the Unity Church of Boulder, all for you to enjoy an evening of music with our community.

The musicians have all stepped up to offer their time and their talent. The tapestry of musical selection you have to look forward to includes Irish/Swedish, Bluegrass, Brass, Brazilian and Indie.

The event has a suggested donation of $20.00 but you can attend for FREE or any amount you wish. HOPE will share the contributions with the musicians.

Following the music will be a short dialogue with members of our community reflecting on the opportunities to be had and insights to be gained as we navigate the new normal in challenging times.

Visit: www.hopeforlongmont.org/events for more information

Email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org with any questions.
An Update from OUR Center
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The HOL UMW Are Here For You!
Your United Methodist Women would like the congregation to know that if someone needs something and can’t--or shouldn’t--go out please contact Lynn Greenhalge at 303-651-3911 or halge@aol.com. We will get it taken care of! If you just need someone to chat with please let us know that as well! We’ll give you a “phone buddy”!

We need to stick together in these trying times and we want you to know we’re here for you, our church.
UNITED METHODIST NEWS
ʽService of Lament' challenges church on racism | United ...

An unflinching, hour-long "Service of Lament, Repentance, Communion and Commitment" went online June 24, putting The United Methodist Church on record as committed to a renewed push against racism. "The Council of Bishops and every church agency...

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Prisoners facing crisis during COVID-19 | United...

Advocates for the early release of some prisoners say COVID-19 has exposed the broken and unjust prison systems where 2.2 million people - disproportionally people of color - live in overcrowded cells without proper protection and testing for the ...

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DACA decision brings joy, but battle not over | United...

By Kathy L. Gilbert June 22, 2020 | UM News Other Manual Translations: português español View More Do you have a question about The United Methodist Church? This is the place to get answers. Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist...

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Silence is violence | The United Methodist Church

I woke up on May 26th, and watched the video of George Floyd's murder. The names came flooding into my brain: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Philando...

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OFFICE SCHEDULE
The office at Heart of Longmont is open
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. 

Carol Barnett will be in the office to help with any special needs you may have.  If you come to the office you will need to wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer inside the office doors. We may need to limit the number of people in the office at any one time.  

You can always call Carol at the church office, 303-776-3523 during those days and times. Or you can email her anytime at office@heartoflongmont.org .

Thank you for your patience and understanding.