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La Veta United Methodist Church

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"Out of the hearts of believers
flow rivers of living waters." -
John 7:38



Weight Watchers

Meeting:  6:00 pm

Every Monday night

Cub Scouts

Every Tuesday

4:00 pm

Art Class by LaClaire Skaggs


12:30 pm

Women's Bible and Book Study

Thursdays 10:00 am




Ad Council

5 pm

December 10

Christmas Cantata

at the La Veta UMC

7 pm

Caroling at St. Benedicts

4 pm

Men's Breakfast

8 am

La Veta UMC

Blessing of our Gifts


Christmas Eve Service

4 pm



The Women's Thursday morning Study Group


Yoga with a Christian focus

La Veta United Methodist Church

Open hearts.  Open minds.  Open doors.

"Sharing the love of Jesus Christ in faith, fellowship and service."


La Veta United Methodist Church

416 South Main Street

P.O. Box 217

La Veta, Colorado  81055

(719) 742-3241

Pastor Betty Brown

(719) 742-5421

Organist:  Eileen Bankson

Musicians:  Peggy Arnold-Hoobler, Nancy Nielsen

Custodian:  Roger Greene

Bible Study Facilitator:  Roger Greene



Worship:  Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Adult Sunday School:  Sundays at 10:15 a.m.

Women's Bible and Book Study:  Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Yoga with a Christian focus:  Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.

in the Parsonage

Taught by Betty Brown

Prayer Service:  First Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m.


Senior Exercise:  Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Parsonage

Taught by Jyette Hale-Helps

Fourth-Sunday Brunch:  The fourth Sunday of every month following Worship

October 26:  Hosted by Kathy and Kent Hay

United Methodist Women:  Third Thursday of every month at noon

Men's Breakfast:  Third Saturday of every month at 8:00 a.m.

Monthly Outdoor Adventure:  Once a month we get together to enjoy fellowship in God's great outdoors.

Call 742-3241 or 742-5421 to learn about our next outing.

Boy Scouts:  Tuesdays after school (4:00 p.m.)

for more information contact Matt Dobbs, troop leader

at 620-960-3838

Weight Watchers:  Mondays at 5:00 p.m., beginning this Autumn

for more information contact Maria Day at 742-3623

Christmas Cantata Rehearsal:  Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m

The 2008 Christmas Cantata will be performed at La Veta United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

and at the United Church of Walsenburg on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.


Local Mission:  We serve the elderly and needy in the La Veta community with an odd jobs ministry called

Our Master's Builders. 

Do you or someone you know need something

repaired in your home? 

Call 742-3241 or 742-5421 to schedule an appointment.

National Mission:  We participate in mission trips throughout the United States as the need arises.

In the past two years we have traveled to Alamosa, Colorado, Gulfport, Mississippi and Greensburg, Kansas to assist with projects. 


was to Windsor, Colorado to put in a new lawn and replace the roof of a farm building both damaged by last May's tornado.  Dates of the trip were Monday, October 6-Friday, October 10.  Mission Team members were J and Denny Patterson, Lyn Burns, Bill Stark, Skip Ladd, Steve Werner, Betty Brown,

and John and Jan Burnett.


Global Mission:  "Friends of Namakkal"   Explore this website to learn more about our work with an HIV/AIDS Clinic

in Namakkal, India.

United Methodist Women:  The La Veta Chapter of this international service organization hosts the Christmas in July Bazaar the fourth Saturday in July and the Christmas Bazaar the Saturday before Thanksgiving in order to fund the many missions they support: Dorcas Circle, Upon the Rock Christian Camp, Compassion International (and our adopted daughter Maria), Salvation Army, Nicaraguan Well Project, Cuchara Valley Christian Community Services, La Puente Project, First Baptist Church Food Bank, Operation Christmas Child, Pawsitive Connection (Colorado Boys Ranch), Friends of Namakkal, and other worthwhile projects.



Administrative Council Chair:  Irene Heikes

Administrative Council Secretary:  Ann Conley

Lay Leader:  Ruth Strong

Membership Secretary:  Kim Stotts

Memorial Chair:  Kim Stotts

Memorial Committee:  Marilyn Keagle, Joann Seiling

Church Historians:  Jean Duzenack, Irene Heikes, Diane Morgan

Trustee Chair:  Bob Keagle

Board of Trustees:  Larry Bailey, Agnes Dees, Ken Fulfs, Maurice Heikes, Lynn Hughes, Phil Warlick

Finance Committee Chair:  Leon Skaggs

Finance Committee:  Irene Heikes, Bob Keagle, Marilyn Keagle,

LaClaire Skaggs, Ruth Strong

Financial Secretary:  Ruth Strong

Treasurer:  Marilyn Keagle

Committee on Lay Leadership (Nominations):

Peggy Arnold-Hoobler, Betty Brown, Roger Greene,

Ruth Strong, Terry Warlick

Staff/Parish Relations Committee Chair:  LaClaire Skaggs

SPRC:  Peggy Arnold-Hoobler, Bert Bailey,

Deb Klinke, Ruth Strong

Worship Committee:  Peggy Arnold-Hoobler, Eileen Bankson,

Bob Keagle, Marilyn Keagle, Nancy Nielsen, Joann Seiling,

Terry Warlick, Ellis Weir

Outreach and Witness Committee Chair:  J Patterson

OWC:  Peggy Arnold-Hoobler, Irene Heikes, Violet Hickey,

Bob Keagle, Denny Patterson, Joann Seiling, Ruth Strong

Christian Life and Education Chair:  Roger Greene

CLEC:  Ann Conley, Dick Spinner, Donna Werner,

Steve Werner

United Methodist Women President:  Terry Warlick

Vice-President:  Ruth Strong

UMW Secretary:  Marilyn Keagle

UMW Treasurer:  Beverly Brownlee


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