We are glad you are here.
We’re excited that you’ve shown interest in visiting our church. We just want to share a little information that will make your first trip to FUMC Durango the best that it can be.
We’re located just off of Florida.
2917 Aspen Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Our parking lot is easily accessible and has handicap spaces and special Visitor Parking spots.
First United Methodist Church
Our contemporary services have a full band playing many of the newest worship songs that are playing on the radio.
Traditional Service (Sun. 11am)
Our traditional services has a full choir along with the timeless hymns of the faith. Feel free to sing along and express yourself in worship.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code at FUMC Durango. Just be yourself. We are very casual and laid back. Come in your jeans, shorts, slacks, or suits. You will not be judged by what you wear when you come to our church.
What about my kids?
All childcare and Sunday School programs offered for children are free. Childcare is offered for children from birth to age 3 in our nursery.
Children start in the sanctuary and are dismissed to follow the children’s leader to workshops.
Children sign in at the Child Check-in Station by the Fellowship Hall Doors.
If interested in more information, contact Theresa at the church office or via her e-mail address: Theresa@fumcdurango.org
When you arrive, we encourage you to stop by Sending Grounds-Our Welcome Center, located to your right when you walk in. Grab a cup of coffee, and a sweet treat and make yourself comfortable as you wait for our service to begin.
What To Expect:
The First United Methodist Church of Durango offers a welcoming environment for both the long-time attendee and the first time guest. There are four worship services to choose from each weekend with the 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. services on Sunday and the 5:30 p.m. on Saturday being led in music by the Praise Band. The 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday features the traditional chancel choir.
There are also Sunday School, Bible Study, and other enrichment classes offered for adults throughout the week. Some of the courses will be short-term in nature, up to 13 weeks, while others may go the entire year or beyond. FUMC Durango follows the Methodist doctrine and has recently adopted a value statement of Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Anyone is welcome to join us and experience the power of Christ in a non-threatening setting.
Vision, Mission & Beliefs:
The purpose of the First United Methodist Church of Durango is to Be Jesus Christ to the World. We accomplish this purpose by following a set of beliefs that include:
The Bible will be the foundation of our faith and life.
Being a church community dedicated to prayer.
Having a personal relationship with God through our faith in Jesus Christ.
Reaching out to others with the Good News.
Committing to a lifestyle of intentional spiritual growth and honest accountability.
Having children and youth be of utmost importance in our relationships.
Being a vibrant and culturally relevant church.
The United Methodist Church is an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage by visiting the United Methodist Church Website.
The First United Methodist Church of Durango is a member of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church system which has their headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The local governing board, or Church Council, is made up of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, chairpersons of the various sub-committees, youth representatives, and at-large members. The Church Council meets quarterly to conduct the business of the church.
The following sub-committees also meet regularly to attend to their specific business and report to the Council: Missions, Trustees, Staff Parish Relations, and Finance. There are other ad hoc or short-term committees also formed to address specific needs or issues of the congregation and community.
The church operates all business on a calendar year with committee members and chairpersons being voted on by the congregation at the December/January Charge Conference. This meeting is open to anyone who attends the church, however, only actual members are allowed to cast a vote.
The current church staff is led by a Senior Pastor and also includes an Associate Pastor, Business Manager, Youth Director, Children and Families Director, Adult Education Director, Missions and Equipping Director, College Student Ministry Director, and several office and music/worship staff. For contact information and a brief biography of the key staff members, please go to Resources/Meet Our Staff.