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, children, adult, and senior choirs, local theatre, dog club, HOA meetings, PEO, book club, square dancers, fundraisers for multiple organizations, and a local mission church, in addition to many other groups. To request a room, please fill out and return to the church office our room request forms. The forms are linked on our contact us page.

  • 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, three times per year. Faith Family Hospitality....supporting families from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

  • Support / 12-Step Groups

    Christ UMC hosts over 30 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.

  • 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/

  • 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/

  • Conference Ministries

    During the year, there are 6 designated Sundays for giving financial support to special programs. They are Human Relations, UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing), World Communion, UM Student, Native American Ministries, and Peace with Justice. Find more information on Special Sundays here.  

  • 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.

  • Habitat for Humanity

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

  • Global Mission Partnership

    For many years, our church has supported a missionary, either foreign or domestic, through this conference program. 


    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.