Calhan UMC December 2020

“Our purpose, as disciples of Christ, is to worship God by reaching out to and serving others, being kind, generous and nurturing, while creating a place of refuge and serenity for all people.”

The Bible teaches that “Love does no harm to its neighbor” (Romans 13:10). Therefore, especially during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we follow all CDC and MSC and Church Mutual guidelines regarding safe sanctuaries, health and hygiene practices, and the need to wear masks and keep physical distance. Our finance committee leaders are bonded, and our Christian educators have all had and cleared background checks.

  • Tasha Ryan is our Administrative Assistant.


We dress casually, have ADA compliant accessible facilities, and like to bring our beverages with us into worship. We usually sing traditional hymns like “Blessed Assurance” and “It Is Well With My Soul” and “How Great Thou Art” to upbeat piano music. Everyone is invited to stay after the service, to visit with the pastor, meet as committees, and engage in ministries around the church. We enjoy each other’s friendships in an informal, unhurried time, usually accompanied with light refreshments, potlucks, and other celebrations as the Christian calendar indicates.

United Methodist Hymnal

The Upper Room

Children are welcome to stay during our hour-long worship service. We love the presence and sounds of children and families in worship together. We love to “pass the peace” mid-way through the service, when we can refill our coffee cups, greet each other, and even pass around the babies, too! We have a show-n-tell children’s time usually in the first half of worship service (so folks whose children might need to leave early can still participate). We also have private areas and play areas in and near the sanctuary in case you and your child need to at any time retreat and regroup!

Jesus, Matthew 19:14

Adult Sunday School is at 10a.m. in the fellowship hall. Children’s Sunday School is downstairs also at 10a.m. during the school year. Worship for everyone begins at 11a.m. Due to the pandemic, in 2021, in-person services have resumed in a limited capacity because of the need to physically distance in the sanctuary. We continue to have worship in a variety of ways online and outdoors, weather-permitting. We like to celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month at what United Methodists call “an open Table”. That means, ALL ARE WELCOME to participate, or not, according to whatever your conscience dictates.

United Methodist Book of Discipline


Location 581 Denver Street Calhan, Co. 80808-8604 Phone 719 347 2319 E-mail office@calhanumc80808.org Hours The church office is open Thursday mornings, 8:30am to 12:30pm. Worship with us each Sunday indoors at 11 a.m. Adult Sunday School indoors at 10 a.m. We ask folks to use good sense about their personal choice to wear masks and observe 4-6ft physical distance to keep our most vulnerable members safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In good weather, we host outdoor services and events.
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