A Progressive Christian Community …

… A Place to Call Home

We consider ourselves a progressive Christian church, yet we also have great respect for the traditions of the United Methodist church and their doctrine of “Welcoming everyone with Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors“.

Our Hearts, Minds and Doors are open to you …

… if you want to be welcomed into a community or family …

… if you are Christian or any other religious background …

… whatever your race or ethnic background …

… whoever you love …

… wherever you live …

… wherever you came from …

… whatever your abilities or disabilities …

Our Vision:

Be a community where faith in Christ is a verb; serving, discovering, questioning, growing, caring …


We are proud of our affiliation with the following progressive Christian organizations:

Reconciling Ministries Network






GMUMC windowThe Story of the Window on the Hill

A bright and beautiful stained glass window adorns our sanctuary, shining in on us and shining out to the rest of our community.

This window has a message – that God’s spirit filled Jesus Christ and he became “the light of the world.” That same spirit and life have come into our lives and our church. It then flows out as a stream, taking life to those in our community and our world.

The bright colors are the colors of nature – the gold of the sun, the blues and greens of the ocean and the sky.

The white light of our sun shines through the glass and is transformed into the colors of the rainbow. Remember that God put the rainbow in the sky as a symbol of hope.

The brilliant circle of light and its rays symbolize Jesus, the Son of God, who said, “I am the light of the world.” He also said we are the light of the world and should not cover our light but let it shine for all to see.

Inside the glowing light are two images. One is a descending dove, a bird that is flying down to the earth, a symbol of God’s power and love. Remember in the Bible it says after Jesus’ baptism that the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove.

Surrounding the dove, if you look closely, you may be able to see the shape of an angel, one of God’s helpers and messengers in heaven.

The green ripples running down and outward from the light represent the water of life which gets deeper and wider and brings life to us all.

The black circles describe our expanding care and concern for all people and for our world.

This window is strong, like our church, made of glass of many colors and epoxy and encased in steel and anchored to this building whose foundation goes deep into the ground. We build our lives on the firm foundation of God’s teachings.

This wonderful window was a gift to the church in 1979 from the family of Jim and Shirley Core in memory of their parents.

A prayer of thanks: We thank you, God, for this window and its message. Help us to be brighter lights and streams of caring and sharing as we open our lives to God’s spirit and power. Amen.


Home — 5 Comments

  1. Love the messages sent by our church through this site. We GMUMC members of the congregation strive to walk the talk of J.C through reaching out to all God’s. People! Hope all who check out this site and come join us on a Sunday morning.

  2. Hi My name is Mr.Cazzie Cooper.I am from the Bahamas. I use to be a member of your Church about 25 yesrs ago. I was a student studying at Red Rocks Community College.Riley was the Pastor then. I don’t remember if that was his first or last name. I have not been able to stay in contact with anybody from the Church that was around from back then.I was hoping you could ask someone who might remember that far back. I am kind of hard to forget I am 6ft-8″ black Man. I attended the church for a little less than a year. That year I participated in the Christmas Play Joseph’s Dream, where I played one of the three wise men. When I get an oppertunity I will send pictures.Suzanne Kita. The Famous Author from Hawaii was a member at that time along with her family.Ipray that you can help me. God Bless

  3. I remember you, Caz! If I remember right, you lived at an apartment on the other side of the street, up the hill, just before the big curve.

    Feel free to Facebook message me.

  4. I remember you Cazzie! My dad was one of the other Kings. It is great to hear from you. I see the activity on the Facebook page more often than I see it here. We would love to be in better contact with you.

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