First United Presbyterian Church
We live out our faith together in fellowship groups for all ages. Senior men and women gather monthly for lunch. Youth groups for Middle School and High School meet each Sunday evening. Ladies get together twice a month for glasses of half-price wine. The community comes together for an annual chili cook-off and other intergenerational events.
Our eclectic-traditional worship praises God through a variety of musical styles, from hymns on our historic pipe organ to a Capella congregational song, folk instruments to jazz tunes. Heartfelt prayer is woven throughout in confession, gratitude, and petition. God’s Word maintains central place and is proclaimed in compelling sermons each week.
As the hands and feet of Christ in the heart of Loveland, we serve our neighbors through a variety of mission endeavors. Volunteers serve at the Community Kitchen. Folks of all ages walk in the annual CROP Walk to end hunger. Collections are taken up for homeless teens in our school district. Youth travel to serve on mission trips to other parts of our country. Through all this, and much more, we live out our calling to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our Deacons are living out a core belief that living in Christ-centered community means loving in a Christ-centered way through compassionate outreach and ministering to the people of the our congregation. The six Deacons are also elected for three-year terms. The Deacons coordinate Community That Cares, maintain the prayer chain, send cards, visit members who are hospitalized or homebound and assist the pastor with communion, welcome visitors and new members.
CLASS OF 2018
Alice Hinkeldey, Sherry Coffey, Ann Franke
CLASS OF 2019
Cherlyn Gwin, Kathryn Renick, Karen Parrrack
Pastor (Teaching Elder) and Clerk of Session serve as moderator and the Session Liaison.
Elders are elected to serve a three year term and they comprise the church board known in Presbyterian parlance as Session. They nurture our congregation to help keep its life vibrant and dynamic part of our whole community. They also lead teams of volunteers for the following areas: Building & Grounds, Christian Education, Communication, Fellowship, Mission & Social Justice, Personnel, and Worship.
CLASS OF 2018
Jeanette Minnich and Kathy Busse
CLASS OF 2019
Ginger Treadwell, Kellie Weihman, John Gwin
CLASS OF 2020
Laura Aeling, Sara Bickel, Gail Tyler
CLERK OF SESSION
Faith formation for all ages is offered weekly. Children explore the Bible with wonder and play. Youth learn how to apply the teachings of Scripture to their daily lives and challenges. Parents discuss the joys and difficulties of raising their children with faith. And adults of all ages and stages of life engage in a variety of studies to deepen and grow their faith.
...an inclusive, loving community with a broad spectrum of theologies, philosophies, and life perspectives. Our worship tends to be a thoughtful exploration of our walk with Christ, with an emphasis on the more challenging aspects of scripture and traditional hymns that allow us to enjoy our beautiful pipe organ. Our members combine their wisdom, energy, and passion for the world to create a community that is compassionate, socially aware, open-minded, and grace-filled.