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Art Through the Lens: Photography Exhibit by Richard Saxon runs 3/1-5/31

First United Methodist Church of Boulder is delighted to welcome Richard Saxon’s photography exhibit, “Art Through the Lens,” to our sanctuary gallery space from March 1-May 31. Rich will host First Friday receptions for his exhibit on March 1 and April 5. Between March 1 and May 31, you may also come and enjoy Rich’s […]

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AFKS Camp 2019 Dates Announced: 8/5-8/9!

Arts for Kids’ Souls (AFKS) Camp, our arts-focused day camp, returns in 2019! This year’s camp will be August 5-8, 2019. AFKS is a week-long day camp for children, rising Kindergarten through 5th grade, of music, art, dance, yoga, drama, and storytelling! Camp takes place right here in our church building. Our church’s Director of […]

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FUMC Boulder Turns 160 in 2019!

2019 marks First United Methodist Church of Boulder’s 160th birthday! We will be celebrating throughout the year with special events; check back to this page often for details about anniversary year happenings! As First Church prepares to celebrate the 160th anniversary of its founding this year, 2019, a weekly Fun Fact about the church will […]

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Responding to the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

The shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh horrified and saddened our church community. The following message and blessing was mailed to Boulder-area synagogues and Jewish community centers. FUMC members Jean Hodges and Barbara Middleton authored the letter, and our Deacon, Rosalee Blake, wrote the blessing.   “Do not be daunted by the […]

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Mondays this Fall: Dr. Celene Lillie leads FREE class on The Rape of Eve

Dr. Celene Lillie, our church’s Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation, is also a Biblical scholar and author of the book The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis. Over 6 Monday evenings this fall, September 10–October 15, 7:00-8:30 PM in the youth room (second floor), […]

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Update on the Haydon Bequest

First United Methodist Church has been blessed to be the beneficiary of a major bequest from the estate of longtime FUMC member Thelma Haydon (1913-2017), who died last year at age 103! Half of the bequest was designated for the Endowment Fund, and the other half is undesignated. In order to be good stewards of […]

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TIR Hal Taussig Returns in August

On two upcoming Sundays, August 12 and 26, come to two special Forum programs (9:00 am in the church parlor) entitled “Facing Futures: Dark, Winsome, Bright, and Violent,” led by author, professor, pastor and returning Theologian-in-Residence (TIR), Dr. Hal Taussig. These 75-minute sessions combine spiritual exercises, conversation, and the reading of a recently-discovered early Christ […]

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TIR Kathryn Reklis: Art, Spirituality, and Social Justice July 8-August 5

First United Methodist Church of Boulder is delighted to welcome our next Theologian-in-Residence (TIR), Dr. Kathryn Recklis, in July! Kathryn will lead 5 Forum programs (9:00 am on Sunday mornings in the church parlor) during her stay with us as together we explore Art, Spirituality and Social Justice. Since at least the 19th century, art […]

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FUMC Receives Recognition for Historic Landmarking of 7 Downtown Properties

In recognition of our historic landmarking of seven downtown properties in 2017, First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Boulder was celebrated at the Boulder Heritage Roundtable Archaeology Historic Preservation Month Awards Ceremony at the Chautauqua Community House on Monday, May 16, at 6:00 pm. Pastor Matthias Krier, and FUMC Boulder members William Arndt, Ruth Irvin, […]

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