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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Longmont Ecumenical Clergy
Pride Month
Video
June is Pride Month and the Longmont Ecumenical Clergy have put together a video to help celebrate this important time. In honor of the Stonewall Riots in June 1969 that sparked the continuing civil rights movement for the LGBTQ community, June is nationally recognized as Pride Month. The purpose of Pride month is to honor, celebrate, and affirm LGBTQ individuals and our contributions to society.

The Longmont Ecumenical Clergy had hoped to have a worship service to celebrate Pride Month and honor the LGBTQ community but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Clergy group to produce a video instead.

On Friday, June 26, you will receive an email with a link to the video. It will also be posted to our Heart of Longmont Facebook page. Feel free to share the video with friends and family.
The Truck Overfloweth!
On Wednesday, June 24, 344 pounds of food was given by generous Hearts of Longmont. The Our Center will be happy to shore up their food supplies with this haul. Combined with the collection on June 10th a total of 435 whopping pounds of food was donated.

Thanks for caring for those who are food insecure in our community. Even though we will not be having dedicated collection days the remainder of the summer, feel free to bring your food donations to the church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 1pm, when the church office is open. It will be delivered to the Our Center.
What Can You Do
To Fight Racial Injustice?
From So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo pg 225-238
Talking is great, but what else can I do? Act, act now. People are dying now in this unjust system…How many opportunities have we already lost? It is easy to think that the problem of racial oppression in this country is just too big. How on earth can we expect to dismantle a complex system that has been functioning for over 400 years. My answer is piece by piece. If you are looking for your little piece of the system that you can dismantle here are some ideas.

  1. Vote local. Your vote will never have more power than in local elections. And demand that anyone that wants your vote makes racial justice a top priority.
  2. Get in schools. Do you know what the racial achievement gap is in your school district? Find out. And then ask what the school board, principals and teachers are doing to address it?
  3. Bear witness. If you are a white person and observe a person of color being stopped by police or harassed in a store, bear witness. Sometimes a watchful presence can make the difference.
  4. Speak up in your unions. Advocate for goals to promote diversity and inclusivity.
  5. Support businesses owned by people of color.
  6. Boycott banks that prey on people of color. Banks that hike up interest rates for people of color or discriminate against people of color should not get your business.
  7. Give money to organizations working to fight racial oppression and support communities of color. Examples: ACLU, SPLC, Planned Parenthood, NAACP, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Council of La Raza, Native American Rights Fund, Native American Disability Law Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
  8. Boycott businesses that exploit workers of color. Boycott businesses that cut costs by cutting out respect and living wages for workers of color.
  9. Support music, film, television, art, and books created by people of color.
  10. Support increases in the minimum wage. We cannot ignore the fact that a larger proportion of people of color work in lower wage jobs. 
  11. Push the mayor and city council for police reform. What training are officers undergoing to better serve its citizens of color? Do officers have body cams? Is there citizen oversight?
  12. Demand college diversity. Let your college know that the diversity and inclusiveness of students, curriculum and staff is a top priority for you.
  13. Vote for diverse government representatives. Help put people of color into the positions of power where they can self-advocate for the change that their communities need. Support platforms that make diversity, inclusion, and racial justice a priority.
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Let's Pray - Heart of Longmont

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2019 First Place Chili - Mother of Medicine Chili -...

Hermine Ngnomire won last year's Chili Cook Off with her fabulous "Mother of Medicine Chili". She had meant to share her recipe, but it got lost in the shuffle of life. But never fear: the recipe...

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Roses in Bloom - Heart of Longmont

'Tis that time of the year for roses to bloom. Karen Moore took these photos of the Heart of Longmont rose garden showing off its color and beauty. Thank you, Karen, for sharing your photos with us!

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Volunteers Needed!
Heart of Longmont, we need your help!

We need volunteers to help clean the sanctuary and music room after the roofers have finished their work. A lot of dust has been shaken loose in both places and we need some extra hands to get it all cleaned up.

Cleanup will be this Saturday, June 27 at 9AM. Please bring a vacuum and/or a long-handled duster. There are enough places to be cleaned that volunteers can safely social distance, but please remember to wear a mask!
A Joyful Announcement!
From Catherine Murphy:

Corinne Kluger and Johnathon Soria welcomed Cayden John (6 lbs 13 oz) and Camdyn David (5 lbs 4 oz) around 4:30 on June 23rd. They were delivered by cesarean section and came into the world screaming! Daddy has changed his first of many diapers. Mommy needs lots of healing and recovery. Big sister Carmen is anxious to meet her brothers. Grmpa's and Grma's hearts are full.
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
HOPE, one of our nonprofit partners, is excited to present a 5 Fantastic Nights Out At Home Summer Sundown Music Series! This five-evening music series starting July 2 showcases a unique genre each night, professionally live-streamed from the Unity Church of Boulder, all for you to enjoy an evening of music with our community.

Cheese Importers will be crafting a collection of specially themed foods for the first evening. They are donating 100% of the profit for all items purchased on June 27th! Just say HOPE! when you make your order.

The musicians have all stepped up to offer their time and their talent. The tapestry of musical selection you have to look forward to includes Irish/Swedish, Bluegrass, Brass, Brazilian and Indie.

The event has a suggested donation of $20.00 but you can attend for FREE or any amount you wish. HOPE will share the contributions with the musicians.

Following the music will be a short dialogue with members of our community reflecting on the opportunities to be had and insights to be gained as we navigate the new normal in challenging times.

Visit: www.hopeforlongmont.org/events for more information

Email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org with any questions.
A New Roof for the Heart of Longmont - Heart of Longmont

The work on the roof has progressed and the new shingles look great. It isn't an easy job pulling off old heavy shingles and putting new ones on a hot roof, but the workers have been real troopers....

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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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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
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United Methodists should focus on dismantling racism in the church as a step toward doing so in the entire world, said a bishop who is involved in a major new antiracism initiative by the church. "We do live in hope," said Bishop Cynthia...

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What does The United Methodist Church say about racism?...

Racism has long been described as America's "original sin." The 2020 killings of three African Americans - George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, who died at the hands of police, and Ahmaud Arbery, chased and shot to death by two individuals - sparked...

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'12 Rules of Church from the CDC' | ResourceUMC

As its congregation prepares to regather, the Pandemic Praise Team from First United Methodist Church in Covington, Tennessee, penned a fun song to help congregants remember new expectations for gathering, greeting and giving. The Facebook video...

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Black father prepares sons for racial injustice | United ...

By the Rev. Byron Thomas June 18, 2020 | ATLANTA (UM News) The Rev. Byron Thomas Photo courtesy of Ben Hill United Methodist Church. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. (I Corinthians 16:13) "I have no positivity...

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Racism Is Not A Black Problem: White Silence is No...

I wanted to offer this cold, hard truth: "This is YOUR mess, not mine. Count on YOURSELF to lead in cleaning up your mess. Raise YOUR voice against this system that privileges you. Racism is not my doing. This is a message not only for her but...

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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 Wednesdays at 12PM.
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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
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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.