Wild Plum Head Start Program and Chef Hearty

The Wild Plum Head Start Program has been a valued part of our church family since the head start program first took up residence in our education wing in 1965. Wild Plum provides early education for infants and preschoolers. We have many programs to help support and show our appreciation for our Wild Plum staff and families.

Wild Plum Staff Breakfast

We host a special breakfast regularly for Wild Plum staff to show our appreciation for their hard work.

Reading Program

We host a reading program in our new Indoor Learning Center. Volunteers come on different days of the week to read to Wild Plum classes. The students are allowed to check out books from the ILC library to take home. With this program, we hope to promote literacy and encourage a love of reading in these young students.

Chef Hearty

Our Chef Hearty program directly supports Wild Plum students and families. Once a month, volunteers fill tote bags with a recipe and fresh ingredients for a healthy meal for a family of four. Chef Hearty provides an opportunity for kids to cook and enjoy a meal with their families.

Santa's Workshop and Christmas Baskets

During the Christmas season we host a special Santa’s Workshop event for our Wild Plum families and other families in need in our community. Members of the church also sponsor a gift basket for a Wild Plum family to ensure the children and their families experience the joy of the season.

HOL members standing with two trucks full of donations for the OUR Center

OUR Center

The Heart of Longmont has been committed to a relationship with the OUR (Outreach United Resource) Center since the organization’s founding. A former pastor of Heart of Longmont (then First United Methodist Church of Longmont) worked closely with other area churches to bring the OUR Center to life to help those in need of affordable housing and struggling with food insecurity.

Heart of Longmont holds donation drives for OUR Center regularly.


Heart of Longmont has had a long relationship with HOPE (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement) Longmont. Volunteers volunteers provide hot dishes to be served at HOPE shelters on a regular basis.

Volunteers lined up to serve a meal to HOPE clients

Habitat for Humanity

The Heart of Longmont has partnered with St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity for many years. Heart of Longmont volunteers participate in Habitat build days in the spring and fall, as scheduling allows.

A Precious Child

The Heart of Longmont serves as a Precious Child “boutique center” for families to shop for essential items, including new and gently used clothing, coats, and shoes; home goods; diapers and other essential items.

photo of the HOL A Precious Child boutique center

Agape Safe Haven

Heart of Longmont provides outreach meals to Agape Safe Haven once a month. Agape Safe Haven is a faith-based nonprofit providing services to those experiencing homelessness in our local community.

Volunteers building menstrual health kits for Days for Girls

Days for Girls International

Days for Girls is an organization that works to eliminate the stigma and limitations associated with menstruation so that women and girls have improved health, education, and livelihoods across the world. Heart of Longmont has been in partnership with Days for Girls for many years with regular “build day” meets to put together menstrual health kits. The Days for Girls team collects donations for materials that go into putting these kits together on a regular basis.

The Inn Between

The Heart of Longmont has supported The Inn Between and their mission to provide affordably housing and supportive services for families and individuals facing homelessness for several years.

In 2022, Heart of Longmont offered more support to The Inn Between with a congregational vote to deed up to one acre of land for 2- and 3-bedroom housing units to the nonprofit. The project is called Wesley Townhomes. Read more about this project on the Wesley Townhomes page.

Longmont Food Rescue/Longmont Community Fridges

Heart of Longmont is home to a Longmont Community Fridge in partnership with Longmont Food Rescue!

Longmont Food Rescue’s mission is to create a more just and equitable food system by redistributing nutritious food that retailers have deemed food “waste” directly to individuals in Longmont who are experiencing food insecurity. Through the creation of partnerships with local retailers, restaurants, food producers, and nonprofits, they have created a community-led initiative that promotes food justice and supports sustainability goals. Visit Longmont Food Rescue’s website to learn more about this amazing non-profit.

The fridge is located near the Blessing Box on the northwest corner of our building. Longmont Food Rescue will be providing some food to stock the fridge, but, like our Blessing Box, this is a collaborative community effort. Feel free to contribute as you are able or take food as needed. Please read these community guidelines for instructions for donating or taking food.

Congregational Member of NAACP Boulder County

Heart of Longmont is a congregational member of the Boulder County NAACP. We have joined other congregations from different religious faiths in Boulder County to increase diversity and cultural competency and strengthen the interfaith community through education and united action.

As part of that community we abide by the following covenant:

We, as congregational affiliates of the Religious Action Committee of the NAACP Boulder County, agree that faith traditions have a responsibility to speak and take action against racism, social injustice, and the misuse of religion to justify the oppression of others. We also believe that all human beings have a place at the table, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, socio-economic status, gender expression, sexual orientation or marital status.

Boulder County Crop Hunger Walk

Heart of Longmont has a long history of participating in the Boulder County Crop Hunger Walk. The Crop Hunger Walk are a community effort held to support sustainable responses to hunger and poverty. Twenty-five percent of the money raised is returned for local needs. To learn more about the Crop Hunger Walk and their efforts, visit their website.

HOL members on the 2023 Boulder County Crop Walk
a line of volunteers and members of the community at the veteran's day gun safe giveaway 2023

Gun Safety

Safe storage of firearms saves lives. The Heart of Longmont is passionate about promoting firearm safety in our community. In 2022, Heart of Longmont partnered with Longmont United Church of Christ in gun safety missional outreach. Each year, volunteers gather to help host gun safe giveaway events and promote firearm safety in our community.

Nahucalli Mexican Folkloric Dance Troupe

In 2021, the Nahucalli (“house of dance” in Aztec dialect) Mexican Folkloric Dance Troupe made The Heart of Longmont their home for dance practices. The dance troupe performs traditional Mexican dancing for a variety of events in Longmont, including World Communion Sunday at Heart of Longmont.

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Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 776 - 3523



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