Father’s Day Service, “Mourning, Grace and Gratitude” and July 4th Block Party – Loveland Reporter-Herald

News from Loveland faith communities includes a Father’s Day service at First Baptist Church as COVID policies decline there, a presentation of Campion Church women’s ministries on “Mourning, Grace and Gratitude” and an announcement of the 4th of July block party from Calvary Derby Hill.

First Baptist Church to Celebrate Father’s Day

Members of the First Baptist Church meet in the sanctuary, as they have been doing since September 2020. Now no prior registration is required and the masks are intended for those who are not fully vaccinated or those who just feel more comfortable masked.

As more members return to face-to-face services, the church now only records scriptures and the sermon.

Sunday service is at 9:30 a.m. Reverend Duncan Miller’s sermon is “Who’s Driving the Bus?” based on Mark 5: 1-15 and Romans 7: 14-25.

Everyone is welcome.

First Baptist Church is located at 1003 W. Sixth St., Loveland.

For more information call the church office at 970-667-4418 or visit fbcloveland.org.

Alicia Patterson to speak on behalf of Campion Church Women’s Ministries

Campion Church Women’s Ministries will feature “Mourning, Grace and Gratitude” to answer the question: How do people deal with their grief, loss and isolation after a year of pandemic?

Alicia Patterson, assistant professor at AdventHealth University in Florida, who recently moved to Boulder, will speak on behalf of Campion Church Women’s Ministries on Friday and Saturday June 18-19, 2021. (Courtesy photo)

The lectures by Alicia Patterson, assistant professor at AdventHealth University in Florida, who recently moved to Boulder, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19 at 300 42nd Street SW, Loveland.

There is no charge and women of all ages are welcome.

Patterson is the Head Teacher of the “Jesus and Contemporary Society” and “Issues of Grief and Loss” courses, as well as the “Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines” and “Women of the Bible” courses. She received her BA in English Literature from the University of Tennessee in 1990 and her MA in Religion from Andrews University in 2001. She recently helped develop a program for grieving young adults at New Hope for Kids. in Orlando, Florida.

“Grievance: Giving God Our Pain” will take place Friday at 7 pm on the west patio; the subject will be the occasion to lose his sorrow.

Saturday at 10:45 am in the sanctuary, Patterson will present “Comforting Others with the Comfort We Have Been Received”.

On Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Patterson will present the final part at the church’s community center: “Gratitude: Praise God For What Is Left. She will lead the group in seeking gratitude through writing and art activities.

For more details, contact Ardis Stenbakken at 970-667-0866 or [email protected]

Calvary Derby Hill to host a block party on July 4th

Calvary Derby Hill, 207 19th St. SE, Loveland, will be having a block party on July 4 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Sunday July 4 in the church parking lot.

The event will feature free burgers and hot dogs, snow cones, door prizes, a bounce house and live music from Big-Time Music.

The day will also include magical illusion performances and a message of God’s love by Mel LaMar.

For more details, visit bit.ly/2S45dvK.

Faith Calendar

Churches in the Loveland area that have reached out with news or information on how people can access services include:

Loveland First United Presbyterian Church will host Singing Socials at 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays June 23, July 7, 14, 21, and August 11, 18, 25 outdoors at 3220 Beech Drive, Loveland, across from Benson Sculpture Park. Bring a picnic and participate in social time and singing. Come rain or shine. Email anthem requests to Angela at [email protected]

Unitary Universalist Congregation Namaqua, which usually meets at 745 W. Fifth St., Loveland, currently runs virtual services through Zoom at 10 am every Sunday. The theme of the June 20 sermon is “Sorry Grateful”. Join Reverend Laurel Liefert and Ministerial Intern Clare Hammoor for a Father’s Day exploration of memories, missed opportunities and hope inspired by Stephen Sondheim’s song “Sorry Grateful” and Hammoor’s Journey with Early Diagnosis of her father’s Parkinson’s disease. Visit namaquauu.org for details.

Study of the revelations, 6 p.m. every Tuesday through July 6, First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Using the revised study titled “Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation,” the program will include a video segment followed by a discussion led by a member of the congregation. Bring a lunch bag. For details, call the church office at 970-667-1319.

Sing the hymn of the walker, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at 5925 E. Harmony Road, Timnath. The outdoor congregational song evening will feature hymns, gospel songs and special music. Release. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnic dinners are welcome. The grounds will open at 4:30 p.m. Call 970-221-5614 or visit walkerhymnsing.com.

This section is open to churches and religious groups in the Loveland area. Email [email protected] by Wednesday for inclusion in Faith Briefs, which will take place on Fridays when there is something new to share.

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