“Ecclesiastical Disobedience:” A Letter to The Daily Camera’s Open Forum on Behalf of the Church Council of First United Methodist Church of Boulder

Ecclesiastical Disobedience Under the cloud of President Trump’s executive order that affirms the right to discriminate under the banner of “religious freedom”, we feel compelled to address the Camera article of April 25th about the United Methodist Judicial Council’s trial of Bishop Karen Oliveto which argued that her election violates church law. Since 1972 the […]

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First United Methodist Church’s Perspective on the Attention Homes Project

First United Methodist Church’s Perspective on the Attention Homes Project Support for the Homeless First and foremost, the Church supports Attention Homes Apartments because it is consistent with our core values and mission to support the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. Consistent with these ideals, we currently offer, at our Church building, assistance that reaches over a […]

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Announcing the Appointment of Our New Pastor, the Rev. Matthias Krier

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 A Letter from Our Staff Parish Relations Committee: The Rev. Matthias Krier Appointed as Our New Pastor A week and a half ago, our Staff Parish Relations (SPR) Committee received word from our District Superintendent, Skip Strickland, that the Bishop and the Cabinet had identified a person who they believed to […]

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February Update from Diantha and Steve Hodges

Steve and Diantha Hodges are United Methodist missionaries working in East Africa. They are also relatives of our beloved Jean Hodges. Here is their update from February: February 7, 2016 Dear Family and Friends, We are having a chance to email our recent newsletter as Uganda is having National Elections. Everyone must go to their […]

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The Bumpy Road of My Faith Journey

Recently I received an email from one of our PFLAG members who was puzzled when she read that Rev.Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist pastor who had presided at the wedding of his gay son some six years ago, was forced to relinquish his ordination papers because he had defied the egregious rules of this church. The email read: “I thought the Methodist Church was open and welcoming … is this a different denomination or division? I found this odd …” I have never written about the struggles I have had as a life-long Methodist, but my response to the email compelled me to go to a deeper place to share my bumpy faith journey.

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Steve and Diantha Hodges Mission Letter, February 2014

Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am waiting 30 more minutes to go to the airport to return to Africa!!! Thank you for all the donations which have been given to my personal support through Individual Volunteers in Mission (IVIM) and for the work there through Advance Specials. This work could not be done without your support. I have had an absolutely wonderful and deeply refreshing leave time in the U.S. which was very much needed. I am thankful to so many for their prayers and support, and that I can be renewed to now face the days ahead.

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