How do we find the church? 

Contact Us The church is located west of Hover Road, just off of 15th Avenue. The address is 1421 Elmhurst Drive, Longmont, CO 80503.
 

When do you hold worship services?

We have two services, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM.  The 9:00 AM worship service is a more contemporary experience led by a Praise Band.  The 10:30 AM worship service is a more traditional worship experience.  At both services special music is offered by our many music groups.

Is there Sunday School? 

Yes, there are Sunday school classes available during the 10:30 worship service for all ages: nursery, children, youth, adult. For more information about children and youth classes, contact Jo Ann Hauger, Children’s Ministry Director.
 

Is childcare available?

Childcare is available for all worship services, programs and classes. There is a “quiet room” with sound and window into the Sanctuary, if you prefer to keep your babes with you during worship. The congregation is welcoming of little ones in the sanctuary, and there are activity-filled “busy bags” available. 
 

Do you have a Youth Program?

We offer active youth programs for teens—Middle School, High School & Young Adult—as a part of our Youth & Young Adult Ministries. For more information contact Phil Rogers, Youth and Young Adult Director.
 

How accessible is the church? 

The Longs Peak United Methodist Church building is handicap accessible for crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. The ushers will move chairs as needed for seating in the Sanctuary. Handicapped parking is reserved near the door on the east side. Ramps are included where needed. Bathrooms are accessible. Service dogs are welcome. Large print Bibles and hearing devices are also available. Words to songs and liturgy are printed on screens in the front of the sanctuary.
 

Parking? 

Parking is available around the building and across the street at Hover Manor. The Sanctuary entrance is on the south side of the building.   During week days the office door on the east side is open.
 

What should I know about Longs Peak United Methodist Church?

Longs Peak United Methodist Church is a local congregation of the United Methodist Church: Open hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. We are disciples of Jesus Christ in the United Methodist tradition, making disciples for the transformation of the world, through worship and study, the cultivation of spiritual depth in Christ, connection with others, and service to our community and to the world.
 

What do you offer?

We offer varied and helpful ministries to our members. We participate actively in local, national and global missions and community activities.  Longs Peak United Methodist Church has the best church music program in town. Our staff and volunteers provide an age-appropriate education for children and youth to grow in Christ. We offer opportunities to belong. We provide scholarships for graduating high school students and seminarians. You can find a church home here for the whole family, young and old. We serve great coffee!
 

What can I expect when I visit? What is the service like?

Welcome! You’ll be met at the door by this week’s greeters, who can direct you to the sanctuary, nursery, Sunday school classes, restrooms, etc. Ushers hand out programs as you enter the Sanctuary and will help you find a seat when it is crowded. Dress for worship services is business casual or “nice and comfortable.”

 

Special music is presented each week by one of our many choirs or musical groups. Sermons are preached by a member of our pastoral team, or by an occasional lay minister. Special Services are held throughout the year. Communion is part of both worship services on the first Sunday of the month. The United Methodist Church offers an open communion table, believing that it is Jesus who invites individuals to share His special meal. The pastor consecrates the elements, and members of the congregation help serve bread and grape juice to those who go forward. (Gluten-free bread is available.)  On the first Sunday we roll forward a wheelbarrow filled with food to be donated to the OUR Center, a local food pantry and homeless outreach. Each week a collection of tithes and monetary offerings is taken to support our church ministries, as well as wider mission giving. After worship coffee and treats are available in the Fellowship Hall. 
 

Will someone contact me after I visit?

Yes, if you have given us your name, address and telephone number, a member of the Longs Peak Visitation Team will follow up with you to see what your experience was like and answer any questions you may have. If you wish to become more involved or have special needs, let us know.
 

How do you help those who are hurting? 

Longs Peak United Methodist Church has a number of trained lay men and women who form the core of our Stephen Ministry, providing one-on-one Christian caring over an extended period. The prayer chain team join the pastors and staff in responding to prayer requests, as indicated.   The Longs Peak UMC Care Ministry steps in to provide transportation, food, or respite as needed. Additionally referrals are made to community services and resources, especially to those who are hungry, homeless or in need of clothing or work. A grief recovery group reaches out to those who have experienced death in the family, including, but not limited to weekly groups, study materials, and continuing follow-up as needed. We send care packages and prayer shawls to those needing comfort. Both AA and Alanon groups meet here. ASIST and SafeTalk Suicide Prevention workshops are held annually.
 

How do you embrace everyone—diversity?

Visitors of all ages, backgrounds, races, political persuasions, married, single, divorced, gay, straight, handicapped, old, young—all are welcome to visit, attend, and become members. We serve children, youth, young adults, senior citizens, nursing home residents, homeless, wealthy, and everyone in-between. Some of our members are off at college, in the military or serving in the mission field. New groups and programs are started as the need arises.
 

How do I become a member?

Contact Office Manager, Sharon Cantrell-Jaap 303-776-0399, for dates of our next New Member Session, which are held several times a year.
 

Do you baptize infants?

Yes, we baptize infants, children, youth and adults. We have a baptismal font in the front of our sanctuary for those who desire immersion. Confirmation classes are offered for youth who were baptized as children to confirm their faith and membership. Longs Peak United Methodist Church follows standard United Methodist doctrine and practice.   For more information or to schedule a baptism, contact Pastor Steve Reinhard, 303-776-0399.
 

Must you be a member to have a wedding or funeral at this church?

No. The church sanctuary and Fellowship Hall are available to members and the community. Contact the Business Manager, Catherine Romero, 303-776-0399 for more information.
 

Do you allow members/non-members to rent meeting room space?

Yes. For details contact the Business Manager, Catherine Romero, 303-776-0399.
 

What is Safe Sanctuary?

To protect our children, we follow the Safe Sanctuary policy and training in all our programs. For more information on Safe Sanctuary, contact the Children’s Ministry Director, Jo Ann Hauger, 303-776-0399.