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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Communion in Parking Lot This Sunday
March 7 is the first Sunday of the month and it looks like
the weather will cooperate allowing us to have
Communion in the parking lot again this month. 
At noon, we invite you to drive to the church
and receive communion together.
Please stay in your cars and wear your masks.
BISHOP RESPONDS TO SPECIAL CALLED GENERAL CONFERENCE

The postponed 2020 General Conference has been postponed yet again due to COVID-19 restrictions. The regular session of GC will occur in August-September of 2022. However a special called session of General Conference will be held May 8, 2021 to...

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Notes From The Church Library:
The church library has been closed since mid-March of 2020. Because the Library Committee has not been able to work in the library and we are about out of shelf space, we request that no new donations be made to the library. Thank you.
~The Library Committee
Limited In-Person Worship
Starts March 7
With Covid cases decreasing and more people getting the vaccines, we are at a place where we can begin to offer limited in-person worship on Sunday mornings. Starting Sunday, March 7, we will be inviting small groups to church. The first Sunday we will have members from the Adventurer’s Sunday School class and Trustees to attend.

Specific protocols will be enforced. Masks will be worn while in the church. No hymn singing, no passing of collection plates. An on-line registration process will be used to let people reserve a spot in the sanctuary.

Thanks to our Re-Open team for their guidance and wisdom as we have been negotiating keeping people safe while looking at the return to in-person worship. Our Tech team has also been working hard so that we will be able to continue to offer on-line worship via YouTube, as we also begin in-person worship.

General reservations for in-person worship will hopefully be offered soon. Be looking for future Pulse articles and emails for more information.
Happy Birthday Heart of Longmont UMC
Our History 1871–2021
Part 3
The Methodist Church continued to grow. A driving force behind yet another move came in 1954, when a survey by the Iliff School of theology noted that “although the membership was composed of exceptionally high educational abilities and interest, the church lacks facilities to care for the varied needs of a large membership.”

Rising to the challenge, our congregation initiated a complete relocation building project. Five acres of farm land were purchased at the present church site and plans were drawn for a building budgeted at $350,000. The groundbreaking, fund-raising and construction of the present building are within the memory of some current members of the congregation.

There was a lively, vocal debate – and disagreement – over the site’s location! Church officials received many complaints from older members of the church because the proposed site was “way out in the country”, and they would “never” be able to attend religious services. This resulted in the organization of a free taxi service by car owners, so anyone needing transportation to any church service or meeting could call the church office and request assistance. It is true that change is in fact tumultuous; it is equally true that God has seen us through changing, challenging times.

In 1959, with the new building almost complete, members of the congregation began the Herculean task of moving almost 60 years of accumulated heritage from the 4th and Terry location to the new 11th and Emery location some fifteen blocks away. At the Consecration Service and Open House for the new church, held on November 22, 1959, parishioners were greeted by the special stained-glass balcony window. Unseen by the congregation prior to that day, the “Miracle Window” (designed and built in Germany) was installed overnight before services, much to everyone’s delight. Astoundingly, the mortgage on this building was retired in only 10 years! How richly God blessed us in making it possible to overcome our indebtedness so quickly!

Keep watching this space for more of our history!
Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday, March 14!
Spring forward one hour at 2:00am Sunday, March 14, so that you will not miss worship on YouTube at 10:00am.
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
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 19th, 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
Girl Scout Cookies
at The Heart of Longmont
March 7
is the last day to pick up cookies!
(photo by Mandi Krueger)
Thank you so much to all of you that came out to support Troop 70274 on our opening day of cookie season! We felt the love!

Our hours will be changing for upcoming weeks. We will continue our drive thru from 11-1 on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting (if it's cold and snowy, you won't want to be out and neither will we!). 

If you would prefer a contactless porch drop off and you live in the Longmont area or would like to make a donation to the military in lieu of getting cookies, here is our troop link: 


Our cookie proceeds always give us the opportunity to give some, through community service and service projects, spend some, we are looking forward to fun overnight adventures and horseback riding when we can get back to our new normal and save some for future activities. 

Thank you so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated.
(video above by Mandi Krueger)
(photos below by Karen Moore)
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 5
5:20 PM — Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Benefiting County Collective
7:45 PM — Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Benefiting County Collective

March 12
5:30 PM — My Left Foot — Benefiting County Collective

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.
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 January 1, 2021, rates for fixed-rate investments range from .70% for a 12-month term on deposits of $1,000 to $4,999 up to 2.32% 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 https://www.mountainskyumf.org/faith-based-investments-giving/.
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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In-person worship is suspended at this time
but we welcome you to join us on our Facebook and YouTube pages!

We also welcome you to join us for online worship services
on our YouTube channel
Sundays at 10AM.
OFFICE SCHEDULE
The office at Heart of Longmont is open
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. 

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 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.