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New to MVPC

You might be wondering, what is MVPC like?  What can I expect when I visit? 

What does MVPC believe?  

MVPC is a grace-filled, Christ-centered, and caring community. 

Please use this page as a resource to take your first steps in visiting MVPC.


All Presbyterians share a common theological heritage that can be traced to the Swiss Reformation of the 16th Century, but we are not named for what we believe. The name ‘Presbyterian’ is derived from the way in which we are governed – by democratically elected representatives known as Presbyters or Elders.  


Presbyterian congregations are not uniformly the same, although we are united by our form of government and accountability. Each congregation is shaped by its own distinct history and marked by the insights and emphases of its Elders.  


 At Mountain View Church we stress the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the one and only Savior of the world, the authority of the Scriptures, God’s call to live a holy life in response to the grace He has shown us in Jesus Christ, and the responsibility of God’s people to be involved actively and sacrificially in mission both here at home and around the world.


We are a grace-filled, Christ-centered and caring community.  Our greeters can assist you with directions and information.  Coffee and fellowship surround both of our Sunday worship services.  Worship in a comfortable atmosphere that is warm and welcoming.  People come attired from casual to suits to their work clothes.


At MVPC we glorify God and enjoy Him through a welcoming and growing church fellowship that is biblically - worship - driven in obedient gratitude for the grace of God In Jesus Christ

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Frequently Asked Questions


When do we gather together for Worship?

MVPC offers 1 Worship service during the Remodeling of our Sanctuary.  In Worship, we celebrate our Faith with Biblically Based, Relevant Preaching and Uplifting, Inspiring Music.

(MVPC usually offers 2 services: A traditional service with organ and choir as well as a contemporary service with a praise band. Please know that 2 services will resume after the remodel is completed.)


BEGINNING JUNE 16 we will return to 2 Worship Services:
Contemporary Worship in our Life Center at 9:00am
Traditional Worship in our Sanctuary at 10:15am

Worship Together at MVPC begins at 10 am in our Life Center

Our doors open at 9:30 am.

You'll feel at home in our service that includes a time of liturgical elements and scriptural-based preaching as well as well-known Hymns and Praise songs. The entire service takes place in our Life Center in a casual, cozy setting around tables.  

Live Streaming of the service is available online for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.  To access please CLICK HERE.  

How long is Worship? What happens before and after?

Our Worship service is about 60 minutes in length. There is a time for Coffee and Donuts before and after the service in the Life Center.  


After the Worship Service, the Fellowship Committee will be serving a light lunch of either soup or sandwiches and a salad bar.  There is no charge for the meal. Donations are accepted.

What about Communion?

MVPC practices open communion on the first Sunday of the month (except during Lent).  All baptized believers are invited to join us at the Lord's table.  Baptized children are welcome to participate in the taking of communion (Parental discretion).

We offer Wine and Grape Juice as well as Bread and a Gluten Free option.


Communion elements will be at your table.  There will be 2 small containers: one labeled "Wine" and one labeled "Juice".  We ask that everyone flip the cap on the preferred container and squeeze the contents to fill your cup BEFORE worship begins. We would ask that you place the cup in the small box on your table to help prevent your cup from tipping or spilling while you will it.  There will also be a small bowl of bread on your table that you pass around DURING COMMUNION in the worship service when led to do so by the Pastor.  If you prefer the gluten-free option, please raise your hand and a server will bring it to your table.


Communion is celebrated and consumed when led to do so by the Pastor at the front during the worship service.  Once you have partaken of the elements, any trash may be thrown away after worship has concluded as you leave the service.

What about my Children & Worship?

MVPC celebrates Children in Worship!  Relax!  God put the wiggle in children; don't feel you have to suppress it in God's house.  All are welcome.  We offer Busy Bags at the service for your child to use during Worship as well as a Worship Training Activity cart filled with supplies. 

For those desiring some privacy or a place for little ones to play during service - we have our Family Room.  There is a Live Stream of the Worship service as well as Toys and Activities for your children.  A changing table and restroom are available.  Please ask a Greeter as you enter to guide you to the Family Room located in the Children's Hallway, which is across the breezeway from the Life Center.

After service, we encourage you and your children to visit the MVPC Children's Library.  There they can check out a variety of books, a book buddy, games, puzzles, or DVDs.  The library is located in the Children's hallway across from the Family Room.


Where are you located? 

MVPC is nestled on the corner of North Garfield Ave and East 25th Street.  Down the road from the Orchard Shopping Center and Loveland DMV.

Where do I park?  What about Handicap accessible parking?

You can enter our North Parking Lot by turning off of North Garfield Ave onto Spruce Dr.  We have several spots available with Handicapped Parking right by our North Entrance door.

During our remodel of the Sanctuary, we encourage those needing easy access due to mobility issues to park in our Office Area Parking Lot, which has been designated as a Limited Mobility Only Parking Lot, located to the south-east of our buildings. To access, you will follow the signs that lead to the left of the playground.

How do I enter the building?  What about Handicap accessibility?

Those wishing to attend our Sunday Worship will follow the path to the right of the playground and follow the bistro lights to the entrance located on the left into our Life Center.

You may drop off passengers who need easy access by entering our North Parking Lot and following the signs that lead to the left of the Playground. You will stop at the first double doors and drop off your passengers.  You will then want to pull forward into our Office Area parking lot, which we have reserved at this time for those with limited mobility. The driver may then enter the building through the Office double doors located on the east side of the building.

At the end of service persons of limited mobility may either be picked up at the double doors where they were dropped off or may exit through the Office double doors located on the east side of the building.


What Accessibilities do you offer during Worship?

For those desiring some privacy, a more comfortable area, or a quiet place during service - we have our Family Room.  There is a Live Stream of the Worship service, as well as a restroom, available.  Please ask a Greeter as you enter to guide you to the Family Room located in the Children's Hallway located across the breezeway from our Life Center and to the right in the Children's Hallway.

We offer individually packaged ear plugs to those who are sensitive to sound.  You will find these at the entrances.


What are MVPC's normal operating hours?  

MVPC's Office is located on the southeast corner of our building.  You may enter its parking lot and doors by turning in off of East 25th Street. 


Our normal operating hours during the week are as follows:

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Friday                         9:00am - 12:00pm

Do you have a Snow Policy?

MVPC follows the Thompson School District for our SNOW POLICY.  If Thompson Schools are closed, so are we.  If they are delayed to open, so are we.  If the weather is questionable, please check out website or call our Church Office at 970-663-3810. 


What about Christian Education & Bible Study?

Christian community and Bible study nurture and awaken us as to who we are and Whose we are.  We encourage you to take a look at our wide range of children, youth, adult, and senior adult classes,  bible studies, and ministries offered by checking out our Ministries page.

How can I learn more about MVPC?

To learn more about MVPC - who we are, what we believe, what we offer, and more - we encourage you to sign up for our DISCOVER MVPC class.  These classes are offered once a quarter during the year.  This class is a one-time meeting in which you get time to sit down with the Pastor and Elders, learn all about MVPC and what it means to be a Presbyterian, as well as meet others at MVPC.  If you are interested contact Kimberly Caldwell, Connections Coordinator.

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What can I do to connect with MVPC?

MVPC offers a variety of activities, events, studies, and service opportunities to help you find your connection to others and our LORD.  We offer quarterly MVPC CONNECT meetings.  During this time you will hear about all the activities, ministries, and service opportunities at MVPC.  We are also interested to hear what your passion may be and what the LORD might be encouraging you to share with MVPC.  If you are interested contact Kimberly Caldwell, Connections Coordinator.

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I have other questions - how do I connect with someone?

If you have any other questions, we encourage you to reach out to us.  Our Staff is here to help you feel welcome and informed.  

Please feel free to call us at 970-663-3810 during our normal operating hours OR email one of our Staff members by CLICKING HERE.

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