Welcome to the Fruita United Methodist Christian Community!
We are a ministry that welcomes Everyone. We believe that the Christian faith (following the way, teachings, and example of Jesus), when practiced well, leads us to experience God’s love and God providing us with wholeness, well-being, and the ability to live lives of justice, mercy, and unconditional love. We know religion often gets it wrong. And we know the pain church has caused so many for so long. But here at Fruita UMC we believe Love wins. And we believe that a group of seekers committed to exploring faith and justice makes a needed difference in our lives and in the world.
Single? Divorced? Married? It’s complicated? ~ We are all family together.
Liberal? Conservative? Other? ~ We are all giving & serving together.
Doubt? Believe? Bit of both? ~ We are all learning & growing together.
Any race. Any culture. Any background. ~ We celebrate life and praise God together.
Come and be a part of something unique in the Fruita area! Come see what God’s up to here!
ONLINE MINISTRY Links:
Sunday morning Worship, 10AM. We are allowing up to 50 people in our building for worship – with social distancing, and everyone wearing masks. We also offer our service online via YouTube. Click on the link below to get to our new YouTube channel. You do not need a subscription to watch our videos, although you will need to create one if you want to “subscribe” to our channel. Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZ92Gh7ncwg_h6d26xzZOQ
We start the Sunday morning live-streams about 9:55 AM.
You’ll also be able to watch recordings of the services after they are over later that day. Links to those recordings will be posted to our Facebook page. See also our Youtube Channel.
We send out copies of the Sunday Bulletins/Order of Worship out via email in advance of each service. We’ll also be posting photos of those bulletins onto our Facebook page so we’ll all be able to follow along during the service. You can set up your computer so that you can see the Facebook screen on one side, and the images of the bulletin next to it (or you can print out the bulletins if you have a printer at home).
Bible Study, Wednesdays 10AM In the “West Room” next to our Sanctuary – also available ON ZOOM for those who’d like to participate from home. Please read John chapter 16 prior to the upcoming session June 16.
“Booksters” book club, Thursdays 10AM
Spiral online spiritual worship, Sundays 7-8:30PM on Zoom
An intimate, informal, conversational online gathering. Communion is part of this experience every week. Please have bread and juice/wine of some sort handy in advance.
Click on this link to see the Upper Room Daily Devotional from Upper Room Ministries. You can also find a list of Resources from the Upper Room during the Covid-19 crisis here. 5-10 minutes well worth doing each morning to start your day! (or whenever you choose to do it)
Greetings! I extend a warm welcome to you, your friends, and loved ones – just as you are. I honor everyone as being of sacred worth – and celebrate all of God’s children just as God made them. I’m an advocate and ally for persons who’ve been rejected and oppressed by conventional society. I’d love to buy you a cup of coffee/tea and get to know you and help you get plugged into our community. I’m also a certified Spiritual Director and offer spiritual direction (soul coaching) as part of my work through our church. In addition to serving as pastor, I am also part of the leadership of the Mountain Sky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church serving as the Congregational Resource Minster (“CRM” consultant) for the Utah/Western CO District. I’m brimming with ideas and ways to help resource churches to help them grow and make a positive difference in their communities – including ours! May God bless us as we seek to love God’s people in a world that needs it so much. ~ Pastor Roger
Fruita United Methodist Church
One of the first Christian communities formed on the Western Slope of Colorado (in 1888), Fruita UMC is located in downtown Fruita, Colorado (pronounced “fruit-ah”) on E. Aspen Street. Our stately brick building with its lovely stained glass windows was built in 1908 across Elm street from the Civic Center/Park at 405 E. Aspen Ave. Fruita, CO 81521
The Fruita United Methodist Church community affirms that each person is of sacred worth, and welcomes everyone, without exception, to participate fully in the church’s life and ministry.
Church office staffed M-F 10AM-ish – Noon-ish.
Church Phone: 970.858.3490
Pastor available by appointment brotherrog @ gmail dot com
For Pastoral Emergencies: 720. 352. 8648
City Market Community Rewards
Do you have a City Market /Kroger Card? If you shop at any City Market store for groceries and want to support our church community as you do, please make sure you are signed up and that our congregation is linked to your card. City Market will make a small donation to us each time you shop based on your purchases if you are enrolled and have designated the donations to us. Even if you have enrolled previously, you may need to update your account. Go to citymarket.com and login. Click on your name or “My Account” to see your account settings. Under Community Rewards, make sure it says “Fruita United Methodist Church.” If it doesn’t, sign us up! You can search for “Fruita United Methodist” or just put in our code: 10383 If you would like help doing this (it will only take moment) please talk to our Treasurer, Jerry Baker, after church and help you get it set up!
Please Support Fruita UMC!
We rely on the generosity of patrons and benefactors just like You in order for us to engage in meaningful ministries within Fruita, Mesa County, and beyond. If you’d like to support how God is at work in our growing fellowship of faith , please click on the word “Donate” surrounded by a yellow oval below to donate directly to Fruita United Methodist Church with our PayPal account. You don’t need your own PayPal account, all major credit cards accepted. Or, mail a check (or set up monthly donations through your bank’s on-line banking application) to: Fruita UMC, 405 E. Aspen Ave. Fruita, CO 81521 Thank You for your support!