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? ~ 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!
Ministry in the Midst of Pandemic.
In order to meet the requirements of the Mountain Sky Conference of the UMC, as well as our insurance company, and more importantly – in order to follow Jesus’ teaching for us to “love our neighbors” and keep each other safe during this Covid-19 pandemic, the following are the Temporary Protocols we need to follow:
* No more than 50 people total in our Sanctuary.
* Everyone wearing masks & social distancing – ideally keeping 10 feet between each party/family of people.
* Everyone signs in at the door indicating that they don’t currently have any symptoms of Covid nor have they been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid19 within the past 14 days.
Thank you for understanding and helping us care for one another and the wider Fruita community as Jesus taught!
**ANOTHER UPDATE** Good News! Our new video camera is working! Both the sound and the visuals of our live-streams will be greatly improved! For technical reasons, we decided to switch away from Facebook to Youtube for live-streaming the Sunday morning services. Click on the link below to get to our new Youtube channel. You do not need a subscription of any kind to watch our videos, although you will need to create one if you want to “subscribe.” to the channel. To get to the channel you can use this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZ92Gh7ncwg_h6d26xzZOQ
You can also go to youtube.com and search for Fruita United Methodist Church. We’ll put links on the website and on the Facebook page as well.
We’ll start Sunday morning live-streams about 9:55 AM.
You’ll also be able to watch recordings of the services after they are over, starting about 11:15 AM
We will be sending out copies of the Sunday Bulletins 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).
Check out our new Forte Fun & Fellowship Time! This is an online forum on Zoom for us to gather two Wednesday nights per month to check on each other, share some slices of our lives, tell some jokes, and to pray for each other. We need to keep our morale up during these challenging times! : ) Forte meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month at 7PM.
Sunday morning worship, 10AM. We are in “Orange” level protocols so we can have up to 50 people in our building for worship – with social distancing, and everyone wearing masks. We also offer our service online via YouTube. For technical reasons, we decided to switch away from Facebook to Youtube for live-streaming the Sunday morning services. 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
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 Mark Chapter 12 prior to the upcoming session. : )
“Booksters” book club, Thursdays 10AM contact Marilyn Calhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiral online spiritual gathering, Sundays 7-8:30PM on Zoom
Prayer Chain — We’re having TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE PRAYER CHAIN. WE’LL GET IT BACK UP AS SOON AS WE CAN! Want to be part of our prayer chain? Email us at email@example.com and put “ADD ME” in subject line. Have a prayer request? Email it to us at the same address.
We hope that our donations to support our church and its many ministries will continue to be as strong and robust as possible during these challenging times. Please either mail checks to our office at
Fruita UMC, 405 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO 81521
or make your donations via our PayPal link: (or see the “Donate” button surrounded by a yellow oval toward the bottom of this page. You can donate via your own PayPal account or simply by using a credit card)
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 – Noon. (but a bit loosely during this time of pandemic)
Church Phone: 970-858-3490
Pastor available by appointment brotherrog @ gmail.com
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!