Advent and Christmas at First United Methodist Church of Boulder

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Celebrate the Advent and Christmas season at FUMC!

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12/1, Saturday
Family Advent Day: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Join us at church for a morning of working together to decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. Children of ALL ages are welcome – we will have lots of jobs that kids can help with. Many hands make light work! Refreshments will be provided.


12/2: 1st Sunday of Advent, 10:30 AM Service


12/9: 2nd Sunday of Advent, 10:30 AM Service
SPECIAL MUSIC: the Chancel Choir and Friends, with guest orchestra, present Haydn’s Creation Mass. Dr. Gerald Holbrook, Director of Music, conducts. Before or after church, get all your holiday goodies and gifts at the UMW (United Methodist Women) Bake Sale in the parlor! The sale will also include Palestinian-made products including olive oil; sales of these goods will benefit Pilgrims of Ibillin, Boulder Nablus Sister City Project, and Yadiha (a business that supports refugee women in Gaza).


Artwork by R. S. Markel

12/16: 3rd Sunday of Advent, 10:30 AM Service
Children’s Christmas Pageant: The Last Noel
We’ll enjoy a Christmas cookie tasting after the pageant; bring a couple dozen cookies to share! You can contribute cookies anonymously or take credit for your creations, but please do label your cookies and list their ingredients so that folks with food allergies can also enjoy the tasting. Thanks!



12/19, Wednesday
Winter Solstice Celebration on the Labyrinth, 6:30-8:30 PM
Rev. Barbara Middleton and Dr. Celene Lillie will open this special event, and sound artists Joy Sylvia and Michael Heartsong of Heartsong Way will provide mystical sounds as you walk the labyrinth.


12/21, Friday
Blue Christmas Service on the Labyrinth, 7:00-8:00 PM
The holiday season can be difficult. Join us for this service where you can come as you are, and let the peaceful, soothing energy of the labyrinth provide a space for all your feelings. Dr. Celene Lillie officiates.


12/23: 4th Sunday of Advent, 10:30 AM Service


12/24: Christmas Eve Services
Visit our Christmas Eve page!
5:00 PM – Family Christmas Eve Worship
7:00 PM – Choir Candlelight Service
9:00 PM – Jazz Christmas Service with the Pete Lewis Quintet


Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! Since 1997, First United Methodist Church of Boulder has been a member church of the Reconciling Ministries Network, fully welcoming of LGBTQ people and their loved ones. As a Reconciling Congregation, we affirm that all of us are beloved children of God, including persons of all sexual orientations and gender identifications.

Parking Information: There is currently construction on our church campus; very limited on-site parking is available. For information about where to park for the Blue Christmas service, please visit our parking page.