Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

COVID-19 Updates

Keep connected to God & each other even while we’re apart.

August 13, 2021 Update
Larimer County health officials are strongly recommending people, whether vaccinated or not, return to wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. 

The county health department announced the new recommendation Wednesday afternoon, citing Larimer County’s high level of community transmission of COVID-19’s delta variant. Read more here.

“The impact of the delta variant is setting us back. Larimer County is once again experiencing a high case rate and, unfortunately, increasing hospitalizations,” Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales said in an emailed statement Wednesday. “Vaccination and masking are the best tools that we have for turning things around and ending this surge.”

Throughout the pandemic, Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), county, and state guidelines to guide our decision-making. We’ve also referenced ongoing advice from the Wisconsin Council of Churches–an organization that has worked diligently to interpret these guidelines in the particular context of worship. You can read more about the ways we are caring for each other and keeping each other safe here.

Read about our re-entry plan here.

Sundays

Returning to Our Sanctuary!
Sundays // 10 a.m.

If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that we are the church no matter where or how we gather. It’s also been an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have a space that’s set apart for us to be together in worship and just how precious and holy that can be. While some things will look and feel different, what remains the same is the God whom we worship. Online worship will continue to be available through a live-stream.

Instead of streaming, you may also call in for audio only via a cell phone or land line using the toll-free number 1-844-854-2222. Access code: 838675.

Each Sunday afternoon, a video of that morning’s online service will be posted to our YouTube Channel. You can subscribe here

Tuesdays

Knitwits | 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (10 a.m.)
Are you interested in knitting, crocheting or needlework of any kind? Knitwits meet at the church on the second and fourth Tuesday every month at 10 a.m.

Wednesdays

Midweek Meditation (8 – 8:15 a.m.) – Resuming on September 15
Join our pastoral staff online for a Midweek Meditation on Wednesday mornings for a brief devotional from and prayer together. You bring the request; we pray! A great way to stay connected and grounded during the week. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.

Wednesday Night Book Study (7 p.m.)
Now meeting in person — the Wednesday night book study group is reading “A New Kind of Christianity” by Brian McLaren. We begin meeting at 7 p.m. New folks are always welcome to join this book study group. Contact Mark Turner (970.420.4142) with any questions.

Other Ways to Stay Connected

Lavender Labyrinth at the Tylers
Come take a walk along the labyrinth, enjoy the view of the mountains, and just Be for a short time. No need to let us know ahead of time, just park along the labyrinth fence. Please be mindful of the property and stay within the labyrinth area. Read more here.

Connect with a Friend
We have friends in our congregation who would love snail mail during this time when we are not able to meet in person. Most of these adults do not have internet. Would your child like to send someone a picture or write a letter once a week to someone to share some love? Email Erin Tyler and we’ll get you connected.

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