Growth and Learning “for the journey”

Everyone is on a spiritual journey: infants, children, youth and all adults, not just some. Our commitment at FUMC Boulder is to welcome all people, wherever they are in their faith-journey and commit to walk with them as they explore the paths that look meaningful to them. In this journey we seek to walk in the Way of Jesus (and other deeply grounded spiritual persons and communities). We gather on Sunday mornings, Tuesday evenings and other times during the week.

Sunday mornings at 9:00 am:
The Adult Forum meets in the Church Parlor on the first floor. Speakers present issues of the world and suggest possible ways we might respond to the needs of people close to us and throughout the world.

Bible Workbench Bible Study gathers in the Conference Room on the second floor. Participants look at the historical context of the scripture and consider what messages it contains for our lives in today’s world. The discussion is based on each person’s experiences as it relates to the passages.  Jon Kottke and Karen Sandstead are the facilitators.

Labyrinth Walk: On the 4th Sunday of each month, Karen Sandstead leads a Labyrinth walk.

Library Browsing and Conversation is encouraged from 9:00 am to noon. No planned agenda is set. Our library committee sets out books for all ages and coffee, tea and juice are provided.  Informal conversations, short and long, happen. Julie Powers chairs our Library Ministry Team.

Other Offerings “…for the journey”

“Sacred Bites” Bible Study offers in-depth study of the weekly Bible passage on Tuesdays at 11:30 am at the Lazy Dog Saloon in Boulder. Anyone is welcome for discussion over “buy your own lunch.” Some interpretive materials created by Pastor Joe Agne and on-line resources are shared. Contact Joe,, to join the Sacred Bites email list and receive the Scripture reading for the week or sign up here:

The Theologian in Residence (TIR) program provides First UMC and the surrounding community with intellectual stimulation and opportunities for spiritual growth. TIR brings outstanding scholars from around the nation and the world to us on a regular basis. Past TIR programs include: the labyrinth as spiritual practice, mystical Christianity, religious dimensions of the arts, spiritual but not religious research, comparative religion & interfaith dialogue and Native American spirituality.

United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. The whole UMW unit and its circles offer monthly programs of education, service and advocacy.

Alive Now Magazine seeks to nourish people who are hungry for a sacred way of living through daily reflections and spiritual tools. Readers find it prayerful, practical and powerful. The editor is Rev. Beth Richardson, a member of FUMC Boulder. Find more information and subscribe at