missions

There are many ways to participate in outreach ministries at Christ UMC. These opportunities range from local to international, from financial support to hands-on projects. We continually look for new ways that we might reach out to our community, our nation, and the world.

  • Community Building Use

    As part of our mission to our community, we offer space for non-profits to meet for their meetings and activities. In addition to hosting support groups, we host boy and girl scouts, weavers, children, adult, and senior choirs, dog club, bridge club, HOA meetings, American Legion Post, fundraisers for multiple organizations, and a local mission church, in addition to many other groups.

  • Support / 12-Step Groups

    Christ UMC hosts over 20 support groups many of them utilizing the 12-Step approach to healing and wholeness. The group's schedules, including day, time, and location, can be viewed on our calendar.

  • Faith Family Hospitality

    We participate in a community project, which began in February 2012, to rotate housing homeless families. We take turns with other churches providing food and shelter for homeless families. The congregation continues  to generously support this program hosting up to 4 families in a rotation, four times per year. Faith Family Hospitality....supporting families from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

  • Food Bank for Larimer County

    Throughout the year, food donations are collected in the appropriately marked bench in the Narthex. Monetary contributions can be made by sponsoring a Food Basket for the Altar instead of a floral arrangement or by designated giving.  http://foodbanklarimer.org/

  • Disaster Relief and Preparedness

    Following the 2012 High Park Fire and the September 2013 Floods, we were very active in supporting relief efforts. The church continues to provide housing for Missions teams and AmeriCorps Teams that come from around the country every spring and summer. We have a Disaster Preparedness Coordinator to ensure that our congregation is able to communicate with each other in the event of an emergency.  The coordinator also makes disaster preparedness materials available to the congregation.  For more local information, go to Colorado Flood Recovery UMCOR Facebook page.

  • Buckhorn Summer Camp and Retreat Center

    Buckhorn Camp celebrate fun, faith, and fellowship in everything they do. They have  summer camps for Elementary, Middle, and High School children They also serve campers with disabilities, retreat groups, school and church groups. The camp is located high atop a front range ridge with incredible views both down to Fort Collins / Loveland and down into the Buckhorn valley. Buckhorn United Methodist Camp is a camping ministry of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. Christ UMC has a long history of campers and volunteers. Their website is here.

  • We have been saving Campbell's Labels and Box Tops for Education for McCurdy Ministries for many years. We continue to collect Box Tops, however the Campbell’s Labels program has been discontinued. In place of the Campbell’s Program, McCurdy is now collecting Tyson Project A+ labels. Each Tyson label is worth 24 cents!  Bring your labels in soon! We have a collection container on the bulletin board in the east wing near the church office. 

  • Conference Ministries

    During the year, there are 6 designated Sundays for giving financial support to special programs. They are Human Relations, One Great Hour of Sharing, World Communion, UM Student, Native American Ministries, and Peace with Justice. Find more information on Special Sundays here.   In addition, donations are taken for UMCOR, which is the United Methodist Church’s global humanitarian aid organization.

  • Global Mission Partnership

    For many years, our church has supported a missionary, either foreign or domestic, through this conference program. Currently our missionary is Ken Cruz working with CHAD (Community Health and Agriculture Development) in Cambodia. Ken Cruz profile: here.  

  • Cambodia Medical Mission Trips

    Since 2007 a medical mission team (through UMVIM) has been sent from this region to work with Ken Cruz and CHAD in Cambodia. The most recent trip consisted of 11 team members, four of them from Christ UMC. The team saw 632 patients, gave out 471 pairs of reading glasses, contructed a property boundary, and ministered to hundreds of children.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Periodically, our church participates in the builds here in Fort Collins as well as provides financial support. http://www.fortcollinshabitat.org/

  • NOMADS and UMVIM

    These groups provide opportunities for hands-on mission trips. There are several members of our congregation involved in these organizations. Nomads On A Mission Active in Divine Service - NOMADS provide volunteer labor for United Methodist organizations.  United Methodist Volunteers in Mission - UMVIM is a grassroots movement within The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assignments at their own expense.

  • Angel Tree

    Christ UMC supports the children of incarcerated parents by purchasing Christmas gifts on their behalf every year. The primary goals of this Prison Fellowship program are to restore and/or maintain the relationship between the child and the incarcerated parent and to share the Gospel story with the children.  https://www.prisonfellowship.org/about/angel-tree/

  • Heifer Project International

    At Christmas, we support this alternative gift option. Through this ministry people can buy farm animals in honor of a person. The animals are given to poverty-stricken third-world villages where they provide a path to self-sufficiency with food and income. https://www.heifer.org/

  • CROP Hunger Walk

    Each fall our church participates in this activity to raise money to fight hunger in Larimer County, our country, and around the world.  https://www.crophungerwalk.org/fortcollinsco