** The Fellowship Hall downstairs will be unavailable for a couple of weeks in June due to structural repairs and painting. **
* Pastor Roger’s Last Sunday & Farewell Potluck Party. Sunday, June 4 10AM worship, 11AM Potluck Party.
* For area YOUTH! “Tech It Up Maker Workshop at Fruita United Methodist Church! Friday, June 23, 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturday, June 24, 9:00 – 4:00 with lunch, Sunday, June 25, 1:00-4:00 pm, at Fruita UMC, 405 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO 81521 “Tech It Up Maker” is a short course designed to introduce coding and making things with computers in a 10-hour, multi-day day workshop, typically Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Students age 7-17 Provided; laptops and a Chrome Browser to program a Piper Maker Kit or Raspberry Pi Kit. This is a hands on, learn by doing experience in an uplifting and encouraging environment. We supply the laptops, maker kits and instruction/coaching. Cost: $50.00 per student and Tech It Up staff transportation cost covered by Fruita UMC. What are the learning outcomes? Hand and eye coordination. Learning from others and by doing. A basic understanding of computer coding. How coding can lead to making things work. Learning about technology in a safe and encouraging environment. Teamwork and communication skills. All staff are trained in “Safe Spaces” and have competed a background check. To register and pay for a student, go to: https://techitup.us/regestration/
Tech It Up Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/277858817932536
* Bible Study, Wednesdays, 10AM. **ON BREAK until July.** In person in West Room, or live-stream.
We are a ministry that welcomes Everyone! (CLICK HERE FOR MORE)
“Our Motto: Fruita UMC is a church of Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors. Our Mission: We are a community of believers, doubters, and seekers who – while socially, politically, and theologically diverse – are one in the living Body of Christ. We provide safe space for people to experience divine wholeness and well-being through the compassionate teachings of Jesus. Our faith is deeply rooted in the Methodist tradition of personal and social transformation. We welcome and celebrate people of all ages, races, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, physical conditions, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. We follow the way of Jesus Christ – loving God by loving ourselves and our neighbors and offering loving-kindness to a world that needs it. We live-out John Wesley’s calling to “do all the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as ever we can!”
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!
Covid-19 Mask Policy: If the Mesa County two week new Covid hospitalizations are 20 or below (it’s currently very low) masks are optional to wear for church functions held in our building.
One of the first Christian communities formed on the Western Slope of Colorado (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. Church Phone: 970.858.3490
The Fruita United Methodist Church is a reconciling ministry that affirms that each person is of sacred worth, and welcomes everyone, without exception, to participate fully in the church’s life and ministry.
Pastor Roger is available by appointment: brotherrog @ gmail dot com
For Pastoral Emergencies: 720. 352. 8648
Sunday morning worship @10AM
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We are allowing anyone to join us in the building for worship. We are encouraging social distancing and face coverings because we are singing.
See below for our online offerings.
Sunday morning worship Online
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Our Sunday morning worship service is live-streamed via YouTube starting about 9:55 AM.
Click here for the link to our YouTube channel where you can also see all of our previous services. You do not need a subscription to watch our videos, although you will need to create an account if you want to “subscribe” to our channel.
You can also see our previous recordings or access the live stream via our Facebook page.
Reconciling Ministry Fruita UMC is a member of the national organization, Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). We celebrate diversity by embracing people of all races, ages, cultures, religious backgrounds; marital, social, & economic statuses; physical/mental abilities; sexual orientations; and gender identities. We invite YOU to join us on this faith journey. Everyone is worthy of God’s love and grace and full participation in the Church! Reconciling Ministries Network has many helpful resources on their website.
Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 AM in the “West Room” next to our Sanctuary – also available ON ZOOM for those who’d like to participate from home. **ON BREAK until JULY**
ADA (Building Accessibility Info)
Our 112 year old building is beautiful and presents a few challenges. Our sanctuary is located upstairs for worship. We have a ramp on the east side of the building that is wide enough for wheel-chair and walker use, accessed from Aspen Ave. There is also a single chair elevator lift next to the ramp on the east side of the building accessed by Aspen St. The lift requires a key, so assistance from a greeter will be required if you wish to use that. The bathroom located on the east side of the sanctuary is spacious but does not officially meet ADA requirements. The Fellowship Hall is located below ground level accessible by a ramp from the Northeast corner of the building. The ramp is a little steep and not ADA compliant.