In every community there are persons who, for one reason or another, simply cannot enter into the unbridled joy of the Christmas season. Many people are hurting during the holiday season, whether due to a death of a loved one, job loss, depression or a variety of other reasons. Christmas parties and caroling are the last things some of us want. Heritage United Methodist Church invites the community to our “Blue Christmas” worship service Tues., Dec. 10 at 7 pm for a quiet, meditative time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. Join us for a time of special music, scripture, stories, silent reflection, healing prayer and communion.
Christmas Eve Worship: Three Candlelight Services Tuesday, Dec. 24
4 pm – Family Worship Service featuring our Praise Band
6 pm – Traditional Worship Service featuring our Chancel Chimes Handbells
8 pm – Traditional Worship Service featuring our Chancel Choir
(Nursery Childcare will be available for ages 2 years and under during Christmas Eve worship. Older children are invited to remain with their parents in the Sanctuary.)
We are excited to announce that our entire Christmas Eve offering will be given away and shared equally among three charities:
Local: Colorado Flood Relief thru UMCOR
Regional: Food Bank of the Rockies
International: Imagine No Malaria – a United Methodist effort to eradicate malaria world-wide
Our Sunday Schedule gives us many options by which we can journey together in community.:
Our Traditional Worship service begins at 8:30 am. It is our value to have our children of all ages participate with us in worship (even when they are wiggly) as we learn and provide community together. But for those parents who would like an alternative option for their children, there will be supervised activities (Kid’s Club in Room 211) during worship for children, ages 3 years to 5th grade.
At 9:30 until 11:00 am, the “Coffee & Fellowship” time is held in the Fellowship Hall. During this time ALL persons (regardless of worship time preference) can be together in fellowship as they snack and chat.
At 9:45 until 10:45 am, Sunday School for all ages (age 3 thru adults) will occur simultaneously. Together, as a church body, we will study, learn, and listen. Age-appropriate classes will be provided for children and youth. Adults will have multiple options from which to choose.
Our Non-Traditional Worship service, named as “The Conversation,” begins at 11:00 am. This style of worship is more conversational, relaxed, and more heavily music-driven than our traditional option. Again, during this worship service Kid’s Club will be offered for wiggly children, ages 3 years to 5th grade for parents who prefer this choice.
Child care for ages under 3 years old is provided in Child Care Room 123 and will be available from 8:30 am til 12 noon.
A Few of Our Upcoming Events
Call the church office (303-979-8374) for more info about regular team meetings and music rehearsals.
Fri., Dec 6 at 6 pm – Chancel Chimes Handbells at Ken Caryl Ranch House
Sat., Dec. 7 at 8 am – Men’s Breakfast & Christmas Carols
Sat., Dec. 7 at 10 am – Children’s Play Practice
Sat., Dec. 7 at 1 pm – Women’s Christmas Tea
Sat., Dec. 7 at 4 pm – Parents’ Night Out
Mon., Dec. 9 at 12 noon – Heritage UMC Women Lunch at Olive Garden