CENTRALcircles, the Parish element of our Hub and Parish ministry model, are beginning to take shape.   We have four circles in the process of forming, with several more to come.  While no two circles will be exactly alike or function in precisely the same way, each circle will have the same five components:

  • fellowship
  • worship
  • education
  • mission
  • pastoral care

CENTRALcircles are open to everyone.  As our sign out front says:


Whoever you are, wherever you are in your faith journey,

we’ll come alongside you…to worship, to learn, to join hands in working in the community.

You are welcome here.

Our current Circles are:

We’re All Immigrants

Contact:  Tom & Stevie Hoffman

Email Tom & Stevie  

Gathering  Day/Time: To be determined

This Circle will focus on issues of immigration, immigrants and their needs.

(DACA, Citizenship, ESL)


Reach Out Circle

Contact:  Bev & John Shetter

Email Bev & John

Gathering  Day/Time:  To be determined

This Circle provides an opportunity to visit CENTRALongmont members and their neighbors at senior living facilities.  The intent is to have a short time of  worship, fellowship and listening to their joys and concerns.  The Circle would meet once a month for planning and a second time a month for the visits.


Central Book Worms

Contact:  Lee Ann Fennell

Email Lee Ann

Gathering  Day/Time:  A weeknight to be determined

This Circle will meet regularly at a coffee shop or restaurant to discuss books with a purpose.  They will be actively involved in finding solutions for children and seniors who need someone to read to them.


Criminal Justice

Contact:  Dave Chaffee

Email Dave

Gathering  Day/Time:  Sundays @ 6 pm at the OUR Center

This Circle will work with the Reentry Initiative to support women being released from incarceration.

Sing-A-Long Circle (SaL)

Contact:  Gene Wilson

Email Gene

Gathering Day/Time:  To be determined

  • The purpose of the SaL Circle is to learn, sing, and lead others in the Longmont community in singing songs with texts regarding CENTRALongmont’s Purpose and Core Values.  
  • The style of songs learned and discussed will be from all styles, with an emphasis on “secular” songs in the Folk, Blue Grass, Country, Blues, Pop, Rap, Classical and Spiritual genre. 
  • Members will support each other as we discuss and debate the value of the above prior to presentation to the community. 
  • Members will determine when, where and how to present/produce Sing-a-Longs for the Longmont community.  

You will find more information about CENTRALcircles in Fellowship Hall where you can pick up a CENTRALcircles Handbook. 

If you are interested in joining a CENTRALcircle you can email the contact person contact either Donna Ferrey or Holly Cable.   

If you would like to start a CENTRALcircle, please contact either Donna Ferrey or Holly Cable.