Menorah lighting, Christmas concert, more – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Upcoming events in Loveland faith communities include a Christmas concert with the New Life Quartet, menorah lighting, and a holiday food drive.

New Life Quartet to perform on November 28

New Life Quartet will present a Christmas concert at 7-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 28 at Faith Church, 2707 N. Wilson Ave., Loveland.

The New Life Quartet has been presenting Southern Gospel music for 41 years along Colorado’s Front Range.

The Christmas concert will celebrate the birth of Jesus with songs including “Mary Did You Know”, “O Holy Night” and many more.

Their album “What A Wonderful Child” contains many songs performed during this concert.

Free entry.

For more details, email Bill Stratton at [email protected]

Menorah ignitions scheduled for November 29, December 1, December 5

A menorah and Hanukkah lighting celebration will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 outside the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland.

Mayor Jacki Marsh, dignitaries and the community will come together to celebrate the Festival of Lights, light the giant menorah, and enjoy Jewish holiday music and traditional Hanukkah dishes.

The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Chanukah begins on November 28 of this year and continues until December 6.

The annual downtown Greeley Menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 29 at Ninth Street Plaza, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

Mayor John Gates, Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, dignitaries and the community will come together for the lighting of the giant menorah, Jewish holiday music and traditional Hanukkah tastings.

The event is free and anyone of any religion is welcome.

The event is hosted by the Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado, the City of Greeley and the Greeley Downtown Development Authority.

For more details, visit

Another menorah lighting is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 5 in Old Town Square in Fort Collins.

Mayor Jeni Arndt, dignitaries and the community will light a giant menorah and enjoy Jewish holiday music and traditional Hanukkah dishes.

For more details on this event, visit

Trinity United holding a holiday side dish

Trinity United Methodist Church is back in its building for Sunday worship as well as many upcoming Advent and Christmas events.

Worship takes place in person (masks required inside the building) as well as live on Facebook and Youtube. The service is also rebroadcast at 5 p.m. on YouTube.

It is an annual tradition at Trinity to donate non-perishable side dishes for the holidays and money to purchase turkey / ham for the House of Neighborly Service pantry. HNS provides food baskets during the holidays to hundreds of families in our community.

Preserves / dry products can be left behind the sanctuary. Look for the Operation Turkey display. Donations in cash can be placed in the offering plaque (checks made out to TUMC with Operation Turkey in the memo line) or in cash in an envelope marked Operation Turkey.

Operation Turkey will run until December 12. This mission is in honor of Brian Billow (aka The Turkey Man), a longtime Trinity member who led this mission for many years.

HNS requests the following items: stuffing mix; instant potato / canned potato mixes; mixes for desserts; canned cranberries, fruits, vegetables and yams.

All non-perishable items are welcome.

There will be a drive-through food drive from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 11 at the church, 801 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Can’t come that day but want to donate? Contact the church office and a time to pick up your items can be arranged.

For details, contact the church at 970-667-4381 or by emailing [email protected] or the pastor at [email protected] or visit

Calendar of faith

Churches in the Loveland area that have reached out with news or information on how people can access services include:

Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church Services begin at 9 am and 11:30 am on Saturdays, 300 42nd St. SW, Loveland. Bible study classes will meet at 10:20 am-11:20 am. Masks are mandatory. For more information, call 970-667-7403.

First United Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Fourth St., Loveland, hosts Advent prayer services every Wednesday until Advent at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A community Christmas carol will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 10 at the church. A voluntary offering will be taken. Call 970-667-0605 or visit

Namaqua Unitary Universalist Congregation, which usually meets at 745 W. Fifth St., Loveland, will be holding a service via Zoom at 10 am on Sunday, November 28. The theme will be “Bringing Faith to Life”. Unitarian Universalists seek truth and meaning, taking into account the guidelines of reason and the results of science. Yet our approach to life goes beyond anything provable; more fundamentally, we are a people of faith. In this service, Doug Stewart and Fred Schrekinger will explore aspects of the faith that UUs bring to life. Visit for more details.

Course “Perspectives on the Global Christian Movement”Monday evening, 6 to 9 p.m., Jan. 10 to May 2, at Clearwater Church, 2700 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins. Fifteen lessons designed to endow everyday believers with greater vision, hope and passion to bless the world around them. The first three lessons are free. For more details, visit or contact Nathan Hrouda 970-310-1998.

Women in speech meets at Faith Church, 2707 N. Wilson Ave., Loveland. Participants in the interfaith Bible study will study the book of Acts. Small groups during the day and in the evening are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Kids in the Word, for infants up to 6 years old, also available. Pre-register at or call 970-663-0522.

This section is open to churches and religious groups in the Loveland area. To share information on holiday church events and other news, email [email protected] before Wednesday for inclusion in Faith Briefs, which take place on Friday.

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