First United Presbyterian Church
First United Presbyterian Church offers a variety of ways for people of all ages to participate and grow in their faith. From the weekly worship services to singular service projects and events we strive to teach, honor, celebrate and connect with our members and our community both locally and globally.
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 2017
Karen Parrack and Tom Ryan
CLASS OF 2018
Alice Hinkeldey, Sherry Coffey, Ann Franke
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 2017
Gail Tyler, Heather Rubald,
CLASS OF 2018
Jeanette Minnich and Kathy Busse
CLASS OF 2019
Ginger Treadwell, Kellie Weihman
CLERK OF SESSION
Our Christian Education Team organizes Sunday School classes each week for both children and adults on topics both biblical and societal. These classes are taught by volunteers from the membership, many of whom have professional experience in education and/or ministry. The team also sponsors a VBS every summer that has been a fun activity for the members and community alike.
The Youth Group, for middle and high school age youth, is open to members and non-members and blends opportunities for socialization and service. The group meets weekly on Sun evenings and embarks on a Service and Educational Mission Trip every other summer.
Church Choir lead by the very talented Angela Steiner, is open to all ages, meets on most Weds nights and provides special music for church services and other events.
Open events for the community include: Movies in the Attic, Community Night Out Barbecue, Historical open houses, Warming stations for downtown events such as The Tree Lighting and Fire and Ice Festival and a yearly Alternative Market.
There are many clubs and groups that also have formed for specific interests within the congregation and are open to anyone interested:
~ Men’s Lunch- Men's Fellowship
~ Book Club – both spiritual and secular books discussed
~ Gathering of the Goldens- Social and Service group
~ Community Kitchen volunteers
Our beautiful building was the first home of The Loveland Community Kitchen and the Loveland Habit for Humanity, both of which have grown into their own spaces. First on Fourth is currently home to many community sponsored meetings and events, including ESL classes and socially conscience business and political meetings and benefits.