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Peace With Justice Sunday is June 7th - Heart of Longmont

Peace with Justice Sunday is one of six Special Sunday offerings in The United Methodist Church. Our gifts support ministries in the annual conference and around the world. This quadrennial we have received $694,542, making it possible to plant...

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ACTS 4 Love is June's Compassion Offering - Heart of...

n response to the economic impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Heart of Longmont established the ACTS 4 Love Fund. In the fourth chapter of the Book of Acts we hear this about the early church...

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We are sorry to announce that Sandi Austin has resigned from her position as Print Content Manager. Sandi has been a valued member of the office staff. She produced professional brochures for events, wrote inspirational stories for the Pulse and prepared the bulletin for Sunday morning worship along with fulfilling office duties. She was a friendly face in the office and was responsive to requests made of her.

Sandi will be greatly missed. We wish her well in her future endeavors and relocation to Nebraska.
~HOL Staff Parish Relations Committee
A Difficult Farewell
by Sandi Austin

Goodbyes have always been difficult for me. The year 2020 has so far been especially hard after having lost my aunt in January, my beloved dog in March and my life partner of over 50 years in May. And now, I must say goodbye to my Heart of Longmont family.

Life is sometimes a difficult journey. We travel along at a good clip when suddenly there's a detour that leads us in another direction. For me, that direction is east to Kearney, NE, where my son and his family live. Wayne and I had already been entertaining the idea of moving back to the northeastern plains where he was from or to a rural area, so leaving the city life wasn't something unplanned. It's just the way it is happening – so suddenly and on my own. 

When I began working at the Heart of Longmont about four years ago, it didn't take long for you kind people to welcome me to the church staff and make me feel right at home. I truly enjoyed working here, writing articles about the wonderful projects of this giving church community, or designing posters, church bulletins and booklets. 

During my losses this year, the Heart of Longmont family was there to wrap me in their collective arms. I can't begin to find the words to thank you all properly for the cards, flowers, generous gifts, emails and prayers. I will never forget your thoughtful, loving ways.

And the people I worked with in the office are amazing – Carol Wiggins, Carol Barnett, Devon Towry, and especially David Burt. Can I just take you all with me? What a team we made, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Because of the coronavirus, the last time I saw these dear people was just before Easter, so leaving this way is especially hard.

I don't know where this change in my life journey is leading me as I move on, but I can see where I've been in the rear view mirror, and it's been a wonderful trip.

I am reminded of a saying that rings so true for me right now: “How lucky I am to have had friendships that make saying 'goodbye' so hard.”   

Godspeed!
June Collection Dates for OUR Center
Mark your calendars (and grocery lists)! We will collect food for OUR Center on Wednesday June 10 and Wednesday June 24.

April and May combined contributions totaled just over 600 pounds: the average weight of a male grizzly bear. If we have a GREAT collection month in June (say, another 600 pounds), we’d have the equivalent of a female grizzly with two cubs!

Just think, we’d have a whole family of grizzlies!

As before, the donation box will be outside the west entrance from 9 am to 2 pm.

Thank you for generosity!
Come Celebrate Our Graduating Seniors!
This Sunday, June 7  we will have a very special time to honor our graduating seniors from high school. At 2:00 in the afternoon we invite you to come to the church parking lot where our seniors will gather. We will keep safe social distances by remaining in our cars, but you can drop off cards of congratulations for the seniors and honk and greet them. We will also have some fresh, homemade ice cream for you. All while keeping ourselves safe. 

Our graduating seniors this year are:
  • Owen Robbins 
  • Toby Yoder 
  • Chris Pratt 
  • Ashten Howard 
  • Ivy Roberts

Let's show them love and support. Be sure to put it on your calendar now!
Roof Repairs to Begin
Pastor David sat down with John Murphy, the president of the HoL board of trustees, to talk about the upcoming roof repairs. Watch their conversation in the video below!
You can share your faith beyond your lifetime by careful estate planning which includes your church in your will. During your lifetime you will have the joy of knowing that whatever you do not use in this life will continue in ministry through your church
after your death.
Heart of Longmont Youth Plan for the Future - Heart of...

Many of you may be wondering what the Heart of Longmont Youth are planning for their annual mission trip in these strange and uncertain times. Originally, the high school youth planned to go to...

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Sandi Austin discovered the below blog post discussing what we should be thinking about when planning how to return to church in the new normal.
24 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return

This post initially had 20 questions - but several comments from readers revealed the need to add to this list. This week we all received good news from our president: the country is going to slowly reopen, and that includes houses of worship. I...

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Pastor David needs your info.

Many of you have asked for an updated directory with mailing address, email address and phone numbers. We are working to collect your updates and we want to thank those of you who have responded. Currently we have received only a fraction of updated info from our congregation. If you have not yet submitted your updated information, please fill out this form and email it to the office at office@heartoflongmont.org. Thank you!

We can't overstate how important it is that we receive your updated information. The church directory hasn't been updated in a number of years, and the office staff has often run into problems with old addresses and phone numbers listed. Also, because of Covid-19 restricting in-person meetings, it's important we have accurate contact information so we can communicate with you and update you on the current situation. Once all updates are completed and in place, the office will be able to make online and print directories available.

If you have any questions about this process or the directory update form, please contact the office. To those of you who have already filled out the form and returned it to us: Thank you!!
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
May We Do All in Our Power to Seek Justice for All

May 27, 2020 Dearly Beloved of the Mountain Sky Conference, Grace to you and peace from God, our life-giver, Christ, our life-savior, and the Spirit, our life-connector. I write to you with a heart filled with despair and anger over the continued ...

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United Methodists preach, protest and decry racism |...

By UM News Staff June 1, 2020 | UM News In response to hundreds of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who took his last breath under the knee of a police officer, United Methodist pastors preached about the hallowed breath ...

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month during pandemic |...

The tradition of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month was initially an idea from a Chinese American congressional staffer named Jeanie Jew back in the 1970s. She approached U.S. Rep. Frank Horton of New York with her proposal....

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The risk the white church must take to address racism |...

"The single greatest obstacle for the white church's response to racism isn't silence, it's being lukewarm. It's being shallow and timid in how we address racism in the church," writes the Rev. Eric Mayle, minister of community justice at Centenar...

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Chance meeting leads to understanding about reparations...

Growing up in the South, I was aware that for generations, great injustice had been inflicted on African Americans through slavery and its consequences - many, such as health care disparities and police shooting of black men - that endure into...

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Online prayer vigil offers lament, call to action after...

By: Karla Hovde A day after the much publicized death of George Floyd, Minnesota United Methodists were among nearly 400 people who grieved, prayed, and were called to dismantle racism and act for justice in an online prayer and protest vigil...

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Churches practice caution before reopening | United...

By Joey Butler May 28, 2020 | UM News As many states have begun to ease restrictions after weeks or months of shelter-in-place orders due to the coronavirus, United Methodist churches in the U.S. by and large will remain closed a while longer.

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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 Wednesdays at 12PM.
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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
Beginning Monday June 1st the office at Heart of Longmont will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am til 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.