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Welcome to Fruita United Methodist Christian Community!

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!

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.

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.

Pastor available by appointment: brotherrog @ gmail dot com
For Pastoral Emergencies: 720.352.8648

Ministry Information:

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.


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. July 7th we’ll focus on John Chapter 19.

Spiral online spiritual worship, Sundays 7-8:30 PM 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.

Grand Valley Youth!
Find information about when they meet and what they are all about on their website.
You can also check out their Facebook page.

Little Sprouts Day Care & Pre-School
Call (970) 858-3803 or email littlesproutpreschool.fc@gmail.com
Facebook page

ADA Compliance

Our Sanctuary is located upstairs for worship. We have an ADA compliant ramp on the east side of the building accessed from Aspen Ave. There is also a single chair elevator lift next to the ramp. 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 also meets ADA requirements. The Fellowship Hall is located below ground level. There is a ramp and electric chair lift located on the north east corner of the building accessed from the alley. The ramp is too steep for ADA compliance and some may need assistance to access this area of the building.