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Heart of Longmont Methodist Church
Longmont’s Heart of Longmont Methodist Church is profoundly rooted in the Longmont community. From the early settlers and subsequent Chicago Colorado Colony, to the present day, the Methodist Church has provided a place of worship for the community.  

Local pioneers, with ministerial guidance from Circuit Riders, held services in their cabins and later in the schoolhouse. The area was first served by the St. Vrain Circuit, and later the Burlington Circuit.  

In the spring of 1871, when Longmont was founded, these Methodists discontinued their Burlington services, and convened their first Quarterly Conference. R.J.Van Valkenburg was serving the Circuit at the time and is formally credited with delivering the first sermon in Longmont history; likewise Longmont’s first Sunday School was conducted under his guidance.

Services were held in Library Hall until a building could be completed in 1872. The first church building, of two-storied frame construction, doubled as a business establishment. Services were held in the upstairs hall- the lower floor was rented out for business. (Of no small surprise, many of the early entrepreneurial Methodist pioneers became established leaders in the business community.) The early building burned in the 1880’s, but by then had been sold and a new church constructed. 

(To be continued!)

2021 marks the 150th year of the Methodist Church in Longmont. Celebrations are being planned through out the year. Historic information will be shared in Pulse articles and at church services. The 150th Anniversary committee plans an interesting and exciting year.
Asylum Project Update
Taylor and Francys are moving
to New York City
A year ago two transgender married women came to the United States and were put into the custody of Dave and Jan Perry. The Heart of Longmont, along with Lefthand Church, began the Asylum Project as a way to underwrite the costs as they moved through the maze of immigration. Now, Taylor and Francys are planning to move to New York City where friends are there to help them in the next phase of their journey.

Dave and Jan share their thoughts about this move:

“The following is from our hearts.

Jan and I see God's lead in their decision to move their asylum case to NY, which should significantly increase the likelihood of a successful outcome to their asylum case. We see this as a relay race. We (HOL, LHC, Out Boulder, and all who contributed to the Asylum Project) have run this leg of the race very well! Taylor and Francys continue to express great appreciation for this help! They sought advice from Sy Baker who brought us all together, from Mardi Moore (director of Out Boulder), from Violeta (CU Law Clinic Immigration Law professor) and even Pastor David. It is time for the next leg of this race.

What we are most thankful for:

  • They both chose to worship with us weekly at both HOL and LHC. They also chose to take turns praying with us every day. God has answered many of these prayers! 

  • We have come to truly love each other. The way this first leg is ending has only increased this mutual love. We will miss them and they will miss us. The four of us have prayed together for God's lead in this adventure. He has, and this move seems to be the next step in His lead.

  • We cherish all of you that have prayed for them/us. We ask that this continue even though they will be living in NY with another couple (long term friends of theirs).

  • They were both hurting last evening. Taylor asked if I could think of any scripture that might help Francys. I asked Jan to help me find the passage containing, "We do not grieve as those who have no hope..." She used Google and found 1 Thes. 4:13-18. Jan is as close to being her mother substitute as there is. This passage gave them both hope.

Again, the four of us thank all of you for this ongoing support!”
Thank you for a beautiful and special Christmas Eve!
Christmas Eve 2020 will not soon be forgotten!

Thank you to everyone who made this service possible, including the tech crew, both inside the sanctuary and outside in the parking lot; the musicians and your wonderful music; to Misty and all the kids. Thanks to Rod Edmonds and Jean Malchow for directing traffic and passing out candles and communion elements. Also, thank you Jean for sharing some photos with us!

And a very special thank you Hermine Ngnomire and the staff at CommCi for the use of their equipment so we could broadcast the service out to the parking lot.

Of course, the evening wouldn't have been a success without all of you who came to the parking lot for service and all of you who were watching from home. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are enjoying the start to the new year!
Photos courtesy of Jean Malchow.
Below, check out the responses from the Menti questions from Christmas Eve service.
January Compassion Offering
Our Outreach Team has selected HOPE for our January compassion offering.

If you are moved to support their great work, you may send your offering to the office; just note in the memo line it is for the Compassion Offering. We will make sure the funds get to HOPE.
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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

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Faith & Reason Sunday School with Marty Allison
Sunday, July 5⋅8:30 – 9:45am
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Calling All Artists!
The celebrations will begin in 2021! 150 years ago, a Methodist church was established in Longmont. An anniversary committee is busy planning a year of celebration and every celebration of this magnitude needs a logo!

If you are an artist—amateur or professional—you are invited to submit a picture for the 150 year celebration logo. The committee will choose the official logo to be used throughout the year of celebration. All drawings will be displayed for the viewing pleasure of the congregation. The new year is coming fast, so get out those paints, pens and pencils and start creating!

For more information contact Ann Yoder (303 772-8294).
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 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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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.
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