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Special Announcement!
The Pulse schedule is changing!
Starting this week, the Pulse will be biweekly (every other week).
Look for the next issue on July 23.

Pastor David's midweek videos will still go up on our
Facebook and YouTube pages weekly.
Make sure to follow and subscribe so you don't miss them!

Have an article or photo you want to see in the next edition of the Pulse?
Send them to communications@heartoflongmont.org by July 20!
Re-Open the Church Team Update
Heart of Longmont has a small team that is working on protocols for the church while we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The team consists of members from trustees, worship/music, safety team, office, children’s and families' ministry, and ushers.

The team is using the document “Re-Launch Church” published by the Mountain Sky Conference to help guide us. This document, written by Bishop Karen Oliveto and a group from the Conference details three different phases for dealing with the virus.

Phase Red is the phase we are currently in. Churches are not to host in-person worship. No outside groups are to use the church. We remain in the Red Phase until “state and local officials have reported a 14-day downward trend of cases, hospitals are treating patients without crisis care, and there is a robust testing program in place, including antibody testing.” When that occurs, we then move into Phase Yellow.

Phase Yellow is a gradual return to gatherings and doing so in a cautionary manner. Pastors and church leaders must ensure that implementing Yellow Status is in the spiritual and physical well-being of the community and the church and will require the approval of the Bishop or her designee. The Yellow Phase does allow for groups under 50 to meet with stringent guidelines.

Finally, Phase Green is when the virus is contained, and people are safe. Permission will be granted to communities of faith to return to full activity and gatherings will be permitted without restriction. This will be in place only as church leadership is confident in the care of their community of faith. Green lighting for all activities will likely be guided by a testing protocol for asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers, antibody testing, therapeutic drug therapies aggressively caring for those who have contracted COVID-19, and approval and availability of a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Our Re-Open Team is procuring hand sanitizing stations which will be at all doors.
  
Our Church office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00am til 1:00pm. Visitors must wear masks, and use hand sanitizer when entering the office.

As of July 7, 2020, the state of Colorado and the county of Boulder do not report a 14-day downward trend in cases. We continue to be in the Red Phase.
Dave Perry sat down to talk about the Asylum Project in this video that premeried during Sunday worship on July 5, 2020.

The asylum Project is Heart of Longmont’s Compassion Offering for the month of July. If you would like to help the Asylum Project and its mission of human kindness and love for one another, please designate your gift to them during the Compassion Offering.
Ministry Spotlight
Library Committee Report
The Library Committee meets on an as needed basis. The only community outreach that we participate in is the donation of books to the Longmont Friends of the Library organization. The sale of books helps to support many library programs for the community as well as aiding in the purchase of new books.

We have donated children’s books for our Little Library from time to time and provided free books to the congregation during the year as we replace or cull our collection.  

Sharon Yonkees
Library Committee Chair
Giving to your church through your will is a good way to continue your support of your church beyond your lifetime.

When preparing your estate plan, consider including plans for a gift to your church.
Escape From Persecution - Heart of Longmont

by Sandi Austin For two transgender women from Ecuador, the journey to Longmont was full of danger and challenges. Their plight to just survive began in their homeland, where the majority of the...

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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
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Heart of Longmont
Scholarship Program Update
Pastor David Burt sat down with Edy-Kay Ward to talk about the Heart of Longmont scholarship program July 1, 2020. They spoke about the history of the scholarship program and how funds look for this year's applicants. Edy-Kay also shared with us some information about the Patterson and Hinz scholarships. Keep reading to learn more about them!
The Margret Patterson Scholarship
The Margret Patterson Scholarship was set up by her sons, David and Jack Patterson, upon her death to support college students. The first recipient of the scholarship was a student in 1989. The scholarship has supported at least one student through four-year college, master's, and other trade education every year.

Margret felt college was important to both students directly out of high school and those returning for further education to support their futures. She specifically supported educating women when there were few women college graduates. Margret Patterson was a college graduate in Home Economics, one of the few degrees open to her at the time. She felt women were powerful and should be able to attain a college degree.
Roger and Gloria Hinz Scholarship
We set up the Roger and Gloria Hinz Scholarship for several reasons.

First, as teachers, we believe in achieving the most education you can and being on the church scholarship committee we see many good church students who are deserving of a chance to attend college.

Second, as we look back on our own education, we feel we were blessed with the opportunities we had. Our parents encouraged us and we were both the first in our families to graduate from college. We went to a state-supported school at a less-expensive time. We worked at part-time jobs to pay for most of our college costs. Gloria had a scholarship, worked in the City Clerk’s office in her hometown, worked at the Student Health Center, as a counselor in the dorm, and three years and two summers as a student secretary for the college president. Roger’s summer jobs in farming and construction paid for tuition and living expenses. He had to borrow some from a hometown bank who had faith he would pay back the loan during the summer.

Third, Roger is from a family of four children and he was fortunate enough to receive small scholarships from his local church for church camps, from an uncle for boy scout camps, from the American Legion for the Boys State program, all of which encouraged education. He received two small college scholarships from the Kansas Press Association for work at his local newspaper and the college student-assistant program.

Since the church has been an important part of our lives—in MYF, college fellowship and our married life—we decided when we had the opportunity we would try to pay it forward in establishing this sustaining scholarship to provide students encouragement to continue their education.
Donations Needed for H.O.P.E
HOPE is in desperate need of some men's clothing and other things. If you are cleaning out closets or shopping, please think of HOPE. You can bring any items to the church airlock and put them in the HOPE closet at any time. Someone will deliver them to the HOPE office.

Men's clothing needed:
Men's boxers or briefs SML
Men's pants 28-32 waist and 32-34 length
Men's sweat pants
Men's shoes 8.5-10.5
Ponchos

Other items needed include:
Trial size shampoo and conditioner
Sunscreen
Paper towels
Paper plates 8.5x9 (not small ones)
Plastic forks
An Update from OUR Center
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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 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 July 20.
UNITED METHODIST NEWS
Unsnarling US and church racial history | United...

Methodism's founder wanted to minister with Native Americans and abolish slavery. But decades after John Wesley's death, a Methodist bishop was a slaveholder and a Methodist clergyman was responsible for one of the worst massacres of Native...

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Church parking lots fill for COVID-19 testing | United...

By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges July 2, 2020 | UM News Sitting in the 28217 ZIP code of Charlotte, North Carolina, St. Mark's United Methodist Church is in the middle of a COVID-19 hot spot. This African American community, in North Carolina's ...

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Native ministry fills need in Tulsa food desert | United ...

On the last Friday of the month, Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church opens its doors to provide food boxes for families in need. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people seeking help has doubled. "The food bank is vital.

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Books about racism for kids | The United Methodist Church

The conversation about race should not limited to adults. Bringing children into calm, educated discussions can help a younger generation confront the reality of racism and be part of the solution in ending racial injustice. The following books...

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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. 

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.