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1255 Centaur Village Drive

Lafayette, CO 80026

Call: 303-665-5165 for more information about any of our groups, classes, ministries and mission projects.

Who We Are

We are United Methodists. Our history dates back to our founder, Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791). Wesley believed faith and daily life were to be integrated in order to experience life at its fullest. He used terms like “personal holiness” and “social holiness” to lead people into practices of worship and devotion, mercy and justice.

We are a diverse community of like-striving individuals with the desire to grow in our faith and discipleship in the pattern of John Wesley. We come to church to worship and pray together. We leave church to go out and serve our community. We do not exist for our own sake. We are here to ‘make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.’

We cherish the opportunity to continually learn and grow and deepen our faith in God through Jesus Christ. We are not there yet! Our church is more like a rehab center for those who are broken than it is like a gallery of saints. If you are not where you want to be just yet, that’s okay! We invite you to join us along the journey to the abundance of life.

We are a Reconciling Congregation. We affirm the inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in all our ministry areas. Our faith community chooses to explicitly convey that every person is considered to be worthy of God’s forgiveness and love and a blessing to our Beloved Community.

Meet Our Staff

Rev. Kerry A. McCormick, Pastor

Barb Van Zuiden, Office Admin

Kevin Harbison, Music Director

Audrey Kaltenbach, Accompanist

Claudia Johnson, Parish Nurse

Carlene Bradley, Custodian

Olivia Fase, Childcare Provider

Get Involved

Bishop Karen Oliveto visits First UMC Lafayette

Click links below to access activities, events, and information about our ministries:

Current Events & Activities

Children’s Ministry

Community Access – AA & NA Groups

Dementia Support & Education

Mission & Outreach Ministries

Music Ministries

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Men

UM Youth Fellowship (UMYF)

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2018

Rocky Mountain Conference website

Board of Discipleship Resources

Reconciling Ministries Network

Pastor’s Blog

Sermon Series for September: Wade in the Water

Genesis 2:4-6 tells us: ”These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; 6 but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground—“

Water shows up everywhere in scripture. It’s a major character in the narrative from the creation stories in Genesis to the river that flows through the new creation in Revelation. Serendipitously, Hurricane Harvey has imposed on us water’s destructive forces as well this week. Just where is God in the images of water we know?

In our new sermon series for September, we’ll explore water in its many themes and meanings. In the meantime, please attend to some of the activities around the church and the ways you can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The news of the rising water during this hurricane is devastating.  If you are interested in supporting the relief effort, please do!  Identify your cash or check to First UMC Lafayette as a gift for Hurricane Harvey Relief – you can use the Memo section for this.  You may also use the First UMC Lafayette website to donate to relief efforts. Just select Hurricane Relief from the Donate button.

Click on the link here to find an article from UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief, www.umcor.org) sharing 5 things you can do.

September is a month for settling back into familiar routines. Summer has drawn to an end and fall is right around the corner. As we look forward to cooler temperatures and bright colors of autumn, we look forward to getting back into the patterns of church community life, too. This fall, there will be a new twist: small groups!

These groups will form by neighborhoods, or affinity, or however it makes sense to you to get involved. Hopefully, we will all find our way into an intentional small group for the purpose of mutual support, accountability, and care. What the group chooses to study is completely up to your interests and needs. Each group will have five elements of structure to help the group thrive:

  • Worship,
  • Study,
  • Prayer,
  • Service, and
  • Fellowship (fun!).

The purpose of starting these small groups has to do with building up the church and our connections to one another. Some of our members already participate in a small group of some sort and you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Many more are not part of a small group but have so much to offer others, and could experience a benefit from a group for themselves. Look for small group sign ups on Sunday, September 10th.