our history

Our church began with a few families in the Fort Collins area who wanted to start an Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) congregation. On Sunday, January 8, 1961, the first service was held for the Fort Collins EUB Church. East Drake Road was a sheep pasture and was transformed into the sanctuary which was completed and first used on Sunday, January 12, 1964.

By 1968 the EUB church had joined with the Methodist Church forming the United Methodist Church. The Fort Collins EUB Church became Christ United Methodist Church.

In the years which have followed, our congregation has grown as has our building. Our current congregation almost......members with an average worship attendance of 110. We have active adult and children's Sunday school classes as well as groups for study and service.

When our Fellowship Hall and classrooms were constructed in 1993, the building committee made the commitment to make our facilities available for use by nonprofit groups. Currently, we host numerous groups: 12-step self-help groups, practice location for two choirs, a weaving group, a quilting group, and many others.

The Cross and flame

Pictured here, the Cross and Flame comprise the symbol of the United Methodist Church. The history and significance of the Cross and Flame emblem are as rich and diverse as The United Methodist Church. The insignia's birth quickly followed the union of two denominations in 1968: The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Following more than two dozen conceptualizations, a traditional symbol—the cross—was linked with a single flame with dual tongues of fire. The resulting insignia is rich in meaning. It relates The United Methodist church to God through Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame). The flame is a reminder of Pentecost when witnesses were unified by the power of the Holy Spirit and saw "tongues, as of fire" (Acts 2:3).

The elements of the emblem also remind us of a transforming moment in the life of Methodism's founder, John Wesley, when he sensed God's presence and felt his heart "strangely warmed." The two tongues of a single flame may also be understood to represent the union of two denominations.