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January 2017

WORKSHOP: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples Mon, 1/16, 5:30 PM

January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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On Monday, January 16, from 5:30-7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church will host Paula Palmer's workshop on "Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples" as part of the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration in Boulder. High school students and adults are invited to participate in this interactive, free-of-charge workshop that honors Dr. King's advocacy for the rights of Native Americans.   Participants will experience the colonization of Turtle Island (North America) from the…

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Brown Bag Lunch Tuesday, 1/31, at Noon: Let’s Talk about Adult Education and Spiritual Formation

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Bring your lunch and join us for conversation about adult education and spiritual formation Gathering on Tuesday, January 31. Those who are passionate about adult education and spiritual formation are invited for a brown bag lunch at noon in the church parlor. We will discuss possible topics of interest: Bible studies, spiritual practices, prayer retreats, book studies, etc. No commitment is required, just your thoughts and ideas. We will have this gathering during our normal Sacred Bites time (and in…

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February 2017

Exhibit in our Sanctuary Gallery: Art as Medicine: Artists in Recovery

February 1 @ 9:00 am - April 23 @ 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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"Red Poppies," watercolor by Tracy Breithaupt First United Methodist Church of Boulder is pleased to offer a gallery space in our sanctuary as part of our church's Arts for the Soul program. Curators Barbara Olson and Richard Saxon, both artists-in-residence and church members, bring fantastic exhibits by local artists to our sanctuary walls.   The current exhibit, Art as Medicine: Artists in Recovery runs through Sunday, April 23 (please note that the church building will be…

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March 2017

Ash Wednesday is March 1: 12 Noon Service Open to Everyone

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Ash Wednesday, March 1, marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Plan to attend our 12 noon service, which is being planned by members of our church's United Methodist Women (UMW) chapter. The service will include the burning of last year's palms to produce the ashes which are then used for the imposition of ashes during the service. Absolutely everyone is welcome!   At 6:00 pm, the FUMC community is invited to join the St. John's Episcopal Church (right…

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20 Years of Welcoming Absolutely Everyone: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Becoming a Reconciling Congregation with Bishop Oliveto and the Resonance Women’s Chorus Sunday, 3/5

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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“Loving God by loving others” is an important way of being for First United Methodist Church of Boulder. This church has been loving others by being a Reconciling Ministries congregation for 20 years, and we will celebrate this significant anniversary on Sunday, March 5, during our 10:30 am worship service.   Reconciling Ministries congregations in the United Methodist Church are churches working to transform the Methodist Church and the world at large into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love,…

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Nebraska Wesleyan University Symphonic Band Presents FREE Concert at FUMC Thursday, 3/9, 7 PM

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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The Nebraska Wesleyan University Symphonic Band What is more fun that catching a college band on tour? First United Methodist Church of Boulder is fortunate to be one of the tour stops for Nebraska Wesleyan University's Symphonic Band on their spring tour this year. The band will present a FREE concert in our beautiful sanctuary on Thursday evening, March 9, at 7:00 pm. Your contributions to a love offering to support the band are welcome.  …

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Celebrate the Spring Equinox on Our Labyrinth

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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A Spring Equinox service will be celebrated on our beautiful indoor labyrinth here at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, 3/22 at 6:30 pm.   The spring equinox is the time in the earth's annual cycle around the sun in which day and night are equal in length, before the days get longer after the darkness of winter, and life springs forth again. It is a time of re-emergence and renewal.   Revs. Matthias Krier and Barbara Middleton will open…

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April 2017

Elaine Pagels, Author and Theologian, Presenting FREE Lecture Tuesday, 4/11, 7:00 PM

April 9 @ 9:00 am - April 11 @ 9:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Dr. Elaine Pagels Best-selling author and theologian Elaine Pagels is visiting First United Methodist Church of Boulder as a Theologian-in-Residence during Holy Week. During her time in Boulder, Dr. Pagels will present a free public lecture, "What's Satan Got To Do With it? A Hidden Side of the Passion Story," on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00 pm in our sanctuary. No tickets or reservations are required, and absolutely everyone is welcome.   In her lecture, Dr.…

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Join Us for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, April 16

April 9 @ 9:00 am - April 16 @ 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Holy Week is April 9-15, and Easter Sunday is April 16! The season of Lent culminates in Holy Week, and the joy of Easter morning! Please mark your calendars now, and journey with us from Palm Sunday to Easter. Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! April 9: Palm Sunday Theologian-in-Residence (TIR) and best-selling author, Dr. Elaine Pagels, will lead our Adult Forum program in the church parlor. The focus of her Forum presentation will be Christianity’s Secret Gospels. This short and personal…

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Church Offices CLOSED Easter Monday, 4/17

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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The offices of First United Methodist Church will be CLOSED on Monday, April 17, Easter Monday. Most group meetings will proceed as usual; if you attend a regular Monday meeting at FUMC Boulder, please check with your group contact if you are unsure whether your group is meeting.   The Monday Night Men's Group WILL NOT MEET on Monday, April 17. Men's Group meetings will resume on Monday, April 24.   The church offices will re-open on Tuesday, April 18,…

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