Holy Week and Easter at First Church

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


ALL are invited to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at First Church Boulder!

Palm Sunday Worship: April 2nd Beginning at 10:00 am
On April 2nd, Palm Sunday, at 10:00 AM, folks from 5 downtown churches, including First Church, will gather along Pine Street for a Procession with palms, a live donkey (yes, really!), and a mass choir with singers from all the participating churches. Plan to arrive at First Church a little before 10:00 am to pick up your palms, and the ORDER OF SERVICE for the Palm Sunday Procession. Then walk out to Pine Street (just north of First Church) to join the celebration! ALL are welcome!

After the Outdoor Palm Sunday Festivities: come back inside First Church for our regular Sunday worship service, beginning at approximately 10:30 am. Visit our WORSHIP PAGE for more information about Sunday services, including how to live-stream worship from home.


Maundy Thursday Worship: April 6th at 7:00 PM
On Maundy Thursday, April 6th, we’ll have a Taizé-style worship service on our peaceful indoor Labyrinth at 7:00 pm, which will include time to walk the Labyrinth. CLICK HERE to learn more about our beautiful Labyrinth, which is an accessible space.



Photo by Lucas Ludwig on Unsplash

Easter Sunday

Easter Breakfast: 9:00-10:15 AM
Join us in the church parlor beginning at 9:00 am for Easter Breakfast, served by our youth. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, fruit, deviled eggs, and cinnamon rolls, and you can enjoy lattes and cappuccinos from the coffee cart. Your donations support future youth mission programs.

Easter Worship at 10:30 AM
ALL are invited to celebrate Easter as we worship together at 10:30 am. Rev. Mike Mather will preach. We’ll enjoy special music from the Chancel Choir; Carlisle Momberger, vocals; Zerek Dodson, piano and organ; Sarah Whitnah, violin; Autumn Pepper, violin; Alex Vittal, viola; and Beth Rosbach, cello.

If You’re Joining Us from Home:
Easter Worship will be LIVE-STREAMED. CLICK HERE to join the live-stream. If you need help understanding how to connect to the live-stream, please visit our WORSHIP PAGE. To view the order of service, please CLICK HERE.

Easter Egg Hunt after Worship
After Easter worship, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt outside for children and their families. Families should head out to the church porch immediately after worship so the FUN can begin.



Parking Suggestions:
Parking is available in the underground garage below the TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes) Apartments, next door to First Church. Turn into the alley from either 14th or 15th Street (between Spruce and Pine Streets), and enter the garage opposite the church building. Look for spaces marked “FUMC Parking.” All paid street parking in the neighborhood is free on Sundays. There are also two paid parking lots on 15th Street, both within two blocks of the church. One is between Walnut and Pearl, and one is between Pearl and Spruce. Please leave parking spaces in the church’s circle driveway available for folks who need closer access to the building.

Public Transit:
First Church is located two blocks from the downtown Boulder Walnut Street bus station (corner of 14th and Walnut). Both local and regional busses serve this station.


ALL ARE WELCOME! First Church Boulder is celebrating 26 years as a Reconciling Congregation, warmly welcoming ALL people, including LGBTQIA+ people and their loved ones. Black Lives Matter. YOU are the LIGHT of the WORLD!
(Inclusive rainbow flag designed by Daniel Quasar)