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Ministry Update with Rod Edmonds
Pastor David invited Rod Edmonds, our Treasurer, to share an update on our church finances. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from John Murphy on the new roof, Dave Perry on the Asylum project, and Edy-Kay Ward on our scholarship program. We've attempted to give regular "high level" updates on our church finances, but it’s time to hear the update from the horse’s mouth.

In his previous updates, Rod gave us some comfort as to our financial condition as we navigated the "stay at home" COVID world, and we learned of ways to support the church and our ministries, even when we were not physically in church for worship.

Needless to say, your response has been nothing short of exceptional!
An Update from the HoL Youth
by Emily Farrenkopf

While life looks quite different for everyone these days, our youth continue to be resilient, flexible, and all around wonderful! Youth group has been mostly virtual since mid-March, with two in-person exceptions. Typically, we all log into Zoom on Sunday evenings and chat and check in. Brant and I have learned how to be creative with virtual games and we have also had to learn how to engage people in an entirely different way than before.

While this has been a wonderful experience overall, we have had a number of youth not log in at all or respond to outreach. Brant and I are trying to come up with creative solutions to keep folks engaged and plugged into our program. As most of the congregation likely knows, we had one in-person gathering to celebrate our seniors which was truly amazing! At the end of June, we also did a youth fishing trip to Golden Ponds. We had a number of youth come to this outing and we absolutely loved chatting in person and feeling connected in ways that we can't achieve on Zoom.

Brant and I have decided to try to do an in-person, socially-distanced activity once every three weeks throughout the fall as long as restrictions and limitations allow. This upcoming Sunday, we will have a scavenger hunt set up outside of the church for all of our youth to participate in. We are requiring masks for the entire time we are together and we will not be providing any food and drinks in hopes to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Brant and I will continue to try to think of creative, safe, outdoor activities throughout the global pandemic to keep our youth engaged and to help them feel like they belong here, no matter what the world brings. While times are strange, I am clinging to the belief that God remains steadfast. I often end prayers with thanking God for being the same God yesterday as He is today, and He will be tomorrow - no matter what our days bring. I am holding tighter to that than ever before.

My prayer for my youth is that they will continue to take life one moment at a time and that they might truly believe that "this too shall pass." I look forward to the day where we can eat together and run around the church playing all of our crazy games again, but for now, we are embracing our new normal.
Heart of Longmont Scholarship Interview with Leslie and Brynn
Pastor David Burt and Edy-Kay Ward sat down for a virtual chat with two Heart of Longmont Scholarship recipients, Leslie Grafelman and Brynn Beaton. In this interview they talk about what they're up to, what's next in their studies, and how the scholarship has helped them.

The Heart of Longmont Scholarship has had more applications this year than last year, but we have about the same amount of money, which means with more awards we are faced with potentially reducing the scholarship values. While we have several endowment accounts that fund the scholarships, in order to provide scholarships at the same level as last year, we need about $2,000 more in support.

If you want to help support our students and the scholarship fund, you can send a gift to the church office. Be sure to note that your gift is for the scholarship fund. The students appreciate your support!
"Blow Up" Church Viewing at Home
by Butch Howard

There is a secret known only to electrical engineers and children under the age of twelve. If you watch your church service on your laptop and have a flat screen TV that was purchased after the Eisenhower administration, there is a simple trick known only to the above-mentioned people:

First, check the back of your TV where the wires go in and see if you can find an oblong hole that is labeled HDMI 1 or HDMI 2. If your laptop has a similar hole on the side, you’re in business. Now you need to find a HDMI cable in your junk drawer or buy one at a place like Best Buy. They sell them for $7.99 up to $39.99 depending on the length. 

When Sunday rolls around, turn on the laptop and plug the cable into the port. Plug the other end of the cable into the TV, making note if it is port 1 or 2. Turn the TV on, grab the remote and push the TV/input button and change the setting to HDMI 1 or HDMI 2. If all goes well, you should be treated to a full sized picture of Reverend David, warts and all. Not only can you see the service you can also hear it! Enjoy.
Did you know…
Through Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation, you as an individual can invest your savings in accounts similar to CDs and Money Markets where you will earn above-average interest rates. The fund is called the Methodists Helping Methodists Fund. Your investments allow the Foundation to provide capital improvement loans to United Methodist Churches throughout the region. Investment options include:

  • Fixed-Rate Investments (one, two, three, four, and five-year) are available for amounts $1,000 and above. Interest is paid out quarterly or reinvested, depending on investor wishes.
  • Variable-Rate Investments are available with a minimum investment of $500. Withdrawals can be made at any time upon written notice.

At August 1, 2020, rates for fixed-rate investments range from .95% for a 12-month term on deposits of $1,000 to $4,999 up to 2.58% for a 60-month term on deposits of $10,000 and over. Variable-rate accounts starting at $500 pay .30%.

For more information, including access to the full rate schedule, go to
Consider naming Heart of Longmont UMC as a beneficiary in your will or living trust. The gift could be a set dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a specific asset.
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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: Sundays at 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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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 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.
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By Sam Hodges July 30, 2020 | UM News Laurel Heights United Methodist Church went about three months with online worship only, then gathered again in its lovely old Gothic sanctuary, with everyone wearing masks and keeping their distance.

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Pastors with a badge advance police reforms | United...

The Rev. Jeremy Wicks has served as a police chaplain, a reserve police officer and a Black Lives Matter organizer. He sees no contradiction in any of these roles. "In my heart, I honestly believe and my experience tells me that everyone is...

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Lawson: Black Lives Matter a religious movement | United ...

By Kathy L. Gilbert July 23, 2020 | UM News As a young man, the Rev. James Lawson was chosen by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to train young civil rights peacemakers to fight racism with love and respect - to step into the fray and say, "I...

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Lewis, Vivian proved faith can change a nation | United...

The Revs. John Lewis and Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian were models of authentic religion who proved that people of faith can change a nation, said the Rev. James Lawson, a United Methodist pastor who worked side-by-side with both men in the early...

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Pandemic challenges music ministers, choirs | United...

Sid Davis never thought he'd be driving all over his sprawling city to have masked, socially distanced curbside visits with choir members. But Davis, director of music and worship arts at Houston's St. Luke's United Methodist Church, has faced an ...

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United Methodist Women Board Affirms 'Black Lives Matter ...

July 17, 2020, NEW YORK- The United Methodist Women Board of Directors affirms the statement that "Black Lives Matter to God and to United Methodist Women." We must dismantle racist systems in our communities, agencies, workplaces, governments...

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In-person worship is suspended at this time
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We also welcome you to join us for online worship services
on our YouTube channel
Sundays at 10AM.
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

Thank you for your patience and understanding.