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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thank You!
Jean Malchow would like to thank all the volunteers that worked hard on Saturday, March 6, to prepare the church building for in-person worship. The following people cleaned, did maintenance and made some repairs: Tim Bradley, Jeff Brown, John Grafelman, Scott Greenhalge, Gloria Hinz, Roger Hinz, Butch Howard, Peg Howard, Linda McDaniel, Rob McDaniel, Tom Meyer, John Murphy, Clint Schahrer, Karl Scott, Gordon Yoder, and Sharon Yonkees.
(Photos courtesy of Jean Malchow.)
Happy Birthday Heart of Longmont UMC
Our History 1871–2021
Part 4
The very special stained-glass windows now hanging in the gallery were almost destroyed when the Terry Street Church was demolished. Wrecking crews had arrived; the windows were saved only through the timely intervention of Dr. Mitch Burgess. After several years of storage, they were refurbished and they now enjoy a prominent place in the church gallery. Additional stained-class has been given in memory of loved ones. The south wall of the gallery beautifully displays “The Good Shepherd” in memory of long time pastor, Dr. Donald Grooters. Jay Grooters, designed the beautiful stained-glass in honor of his father.

1968 marked the year the Methodist Church united with the Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the United Methodist Church.

The continuing need for new facilities over time has arisen as our church’s ministries and outreach have impacted the community. Through the devotion and efforts of countless members of this congregation, the ministries of the church have responded to needs of people in the church, the Longmont community and world-wide. With growth in the education program, an additional education wing was added in 1980. In 1990, the narthex and wide hallways were expanded in order to offer a more welcoming fellowship area. 

When Rev. Ben Christner arrived in 1937 as the new pastor, he noted that the first thing attended to as part of his ministry was to “care for the Christian Education Program.” New classes and departments were added. “Do the work with Children and youth and you will win the parents” was an old adage even then, and holds equally true today. Our building is home to the Head Start Program (now Wild Plum). Black Top Ministries, CATS Corner after school care and Kids Hope mentoring program are part of our history of providing for the needs of children in the community.  

Keep watching this space for more of our history!
Scholarship Time!
It is that time of year again! Currently active church members that are pursuing post-high school educational goals to the baccalaureate level are invited to apply for one of our church scholarships. Recipients may receive a scholarship for a maximum of 4 years. 

Applications may be obtained by calling/texting Edy-Kay Ward at 303-882-9209 or emailing edykay318@gmail.com.

May 9 is the deadline for applying.
Adventurers Sunday School
Strikes Again
Six Adventurers (Rod and Joan Edmonds, Dawn Dasi, Kerri Hickman, Kim Sam, and myself) and one neighbor, Ellie Macrae, attended to serve at the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver on Feb 23rd.

We built bags of food for elementary age students to teach them and their families how to cook colorfully. It is a pilot program with instructions typed on a sheet with the recipe and the teachers go through the recipe with them and then they send it home with the children to make with their families. Our bags were full of all the things necessary to make healthy chicken salad. Celery, canned chicken, apples, craisens, mayonnaise, pita bread and the instructions sheet.

We had a great time serving the community and connecting as a team ourselves. We would like to invite anyone from our church to join us on the next outing...be on the look out for details.

~Tricia Grafelman
Palm Sunday Parade
and Easter Scavenger Hunt
March 28th Palm Sunday you are invited to join us for a Palming Parade! We will meet in front of the church at 11:30 am, collect a palm branch, and join together in a celebratory parade around the property. While there, guests are invited to take home a Holy Week Bible Study Finger Labyrinth.

If anyone can't attend the Palming Parade would like us to mail them a Holy Week Bible Study Finger Labyrinth, please let Misty (kidsofHOL@hotmail.com) know by March 22nd.

Everyone (especially those with kids) are invited to stay and join us from 12PM - 2PM for an Easter scavenger hunt. You will be invited to search for the meaning, blessings, and miracle of Easter. At the end you will receive a goody bag and take-home crafts for Holy Week to go with the devotions and finger labyrinth.

Masks will be required to attend these events.
Book Study: Holding Up Your Corner
On Sunday April 11, we will start a new book study using Holding Up Your Corner as the foundation of our discussion. Written by F. Willis Johnson, this book provides a framework to how we can support people who have been victims of racial bias. Granted, many of us struggle to see how we can be part of the "solution" in addressing systemic race issues that have been in the headlines. After all, we live in Longmont Colorado. Our community, largely Anglo-European, has a higher percentage of Hispanics than blacks and our life experiences do not mirror experiences in other parts of our country.

This book gives us a process, and through our discussion we will find ways to make a difference, and find ways to put more of God’s love into the world.

For five weeks, we will meet for 90 minutes on Sunday afternoons from 2:30PM-4:00PM (note this is different than last published). The team recognizes that May 9 is Mother’s Day; accordingly, week five of the study will be on May 16.

To register for the class, please click here. We will be providing each registrant a participant book. In order to get the participant books in time for the first class, we ask that you register no later than March 18.
March Compassion Offering
Lenten Study: 
Listen, Praying in a Noisy World
Join us for a special Lenten study on praying in a busy, noisy world. This study began February 17, and we will gather via zoom every Wednesday at 2PM until March 31 to develop our spiritual discipline of prayer.

We live in a world of noise. Everywhere we go, we hear sounds that compete for our minds and hearts. Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around us and focus our thoughts.

Listen, by Rueben P. Job, is a 40-day experience created to offer help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray. With a focus on listening prayer and prayer as a two-way conversation, the experience will assist individuals and groups in building and deepening a personal prayer practice and spiritual discernment.

As we learn to listen, we find a new depth and fulfillment in our relationship with God and a new experience of God as guide and companion in our lives. The daily prayer pattern includes an invitation, silence, Bible reading, a story, guided time for reflecting and listening, and practical help for developing six specific prayer practices.

You can order the study book from Amazon or Cokesbury. But even if you don’t have the book, join us for the zoom discussion every Wednesday at 2:00 through March 31. 

Here is the zoom link:

Meeting ID: 897 5286 1624
Passcode: 630432
Lenten Food Drive
Please note: Saturday March 20 is this weekend!
Please bring your donations to the church between 1pm-3pm March 20!

Because we had an accidental typo, someone will be available to take donations on Friday, March 19, but if you can, please bring them March 20. Thank you!
March will be Heart of Longmont's designated month for food contributions to the OUR CENTER. Your United Methodist Women have come up with an idea that might make it easier and/or fun to add an item a day to a box for 30 days during LENT beginning on February 17th. Our Kiteley neighbors will once again be invited to participate as well. THEN, on March 20th, the last day, you can bring your box to the church between 1 and 3 PM. IF YOU CANNOT BRING YOUR BOX, please call Lynn Greenhalge at 303-651-3911 and we'll arrange to come get it. This is yet another way our congregation is putting more of God's love into the world.

Thank you for your support!
~UMW of the Heart
The Heart of Longmont is partnering with CommCi Community Cinema for a pop-up drive-in theatre! The community cinema is located at the Heart of Longmont Parking Lot at 350 11th Ave, Longmont, CO. These films will be showing over the coming weekends:
March 19
5:30 PM — Finding Nemo
Free Event by Longmont Multicultural Action Committee (Discussion Movie)

March 26
5:30 PM — Ferris Bueller's Day Off — Benefiting County Collective
7:30 PM — Creed — Benefiting County Collective
Contact CommCi at info@cocinemas.org for more information.
Save The Date!
JUST LOVE Lenten Series



Sunday evenings through Lent: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., starting February 21 via Zoom
Explore justice issues and live into Beloved Community. Here is a brief taste of sessions in the series:

  • Japanese Internment Camps and Generational Trauma: presented by Japanese American community leaders along with leaders at Simpson UMC, Arvada, CO. February 21 & 28.
  • Human trafficking: Kara Napolitano, Research and Training Manager, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, Denver, CO. March 7 
  • Restorative Justice: Catherine Gunderson, Director, Center for Restorative Youth Justice, Kalispell, MT. March 14
  • Push Out - Criminalization of Black Girls in School: A 2021 Mission U presentation by ELCA Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent. March 21
  • Immigration “Shoebox Stories” presented by Motus Theater, a unique “story-holding” project, where people stand in another person’s shoes by reading aloud their story, saying their words and feeling the weight they carry. Bishop Karen Oliveto and Superintendent Jeff Rainwater will read Cristian Solano-Córdova’s story. March 28.

For more information, contact vitality@mtnskyumc.org.
Boy Scout Troop 64 is celebrating a milestone this year, too! They are celebrating 100 years, and the first charter with the Methodist Brotherhood was January 31, 1921.

Due to COVID, Troop 64 will not be able to host their annual bake sale to raise funds. If you would like to support them, you may send a donation to:

Heart of Longmont
Attn: Troop 64
350 11th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
Have an article or photo you want to see in the next edition of the Pulse?
Do you have a prayer request? We have a new prayer request mailing list! Please send your prayer requests to prayers@heartoflongmont.org.
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: Sundays at 08:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 8823 7522
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Faith & Reason Sunday School with Marty Allison
Sunday, July 5⋅8:30 – 9:45am
Weekly on Sunday

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Meeting ID: 830 4521 8818
Password: 115380
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Password: 115380
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcwNcMLWd
If you don't have the ability to watch Sunday worship services live online, contact Butch Howard about ways to have recording of Sunday service brought to you!

ALSO, Butch is looking for folks to video record a short interview with. These interviews are shown during Sunday service.  Interviews are short (one-to-two minutes) and are a gift to the congregation to be able to see and hear friends we haven’t seen in close to a year

Contact Butch Howard at 303-772-7399
A PICTURE IS WORTH
A THOUSAND WORDS
2021 will be an exciting year as we celebrate 150 years of the Methodist Church in Longmont. Recording our history is an important part of our celebration. Pictures will help highlight our history. If you have pictures related to church event, a committee would like to review them for possible use in our 150th historic booklet. You may leave them at the church office or contact Ann Yoder (303 772-8294) for more information. 
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.
Do you have an article, story, or update you'd like to put in the Pulse?
We'd love to share your stories! Send your submission to communications@heartoflongmont.org with "Pulse" in the subject line.
The deadline for submissions is the Monday by noon.
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office@heartoflongmont.org / 303-776-3523 / WIFI Password HOL2016M
We are opening in-person worship on a limited basis, please
keep an eye out here for more information.
Online worship services will continue on our YouTube channel
Sundays at 10AM.
OFFICE SCHEDULE
The office at Heart of Longmont is open
Monday through Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm. 

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