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November 2019

FUMC Boulder Celebrates 160th Anniversary!

November 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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The first church in Boulder turns 160 years old this year! First United Methodist Church of Boulder will celebrate our 160th anniversary on Sunday, November 24, with a special worship service at 10:30 AM in our sanctuary. We are inviting former clergy to return and celebrate with us, and we'll welcome former FUMC pastor, the Rev. Charles Schuster, back to the pulpit. Rev. Schuster served as FUMC's pastor from 1982-1989.   In our 9:00 AM Forum program before the service,…

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December 2019

Chancel Choir & Friends present Ramírez’s Navidad Nuestra

December 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Celebrate the Season with special music at First United Methodist Church of Boulder! Join us for Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramírez, performed by the Chancel Choir and Friends with instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Gerald Holbrook, Director of Music.   Ariel Ramírez Argentine composer, pianist, and conductor Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010) was a leader in promoting Argentine folk music. He composed more than 300 works throughout his long life, and millions of albums of his music were sold world-wide.…

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Children’s Christmas Pageant: “Carriers of the Light”

December 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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YOU ARE INVITED to our annual Children's Christmas Pageant on Sunday, 12/15, during our 10:30 am worship service. This year, our children and youth will present Carriers of the Light, a musical play that reminds all of us to hold and carry our light for Christ. The pageant is a family-centered, Christmas event that all ages enjoy every year. Please join us, and invite your friends and family! Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! Since 1997, First United Methodist Church of Boulder…

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Winter Solstice Celebration on the Labyrinth

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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The Winter Solstice will be celebrated on the beautiful indoor labyrinth at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, 12/18, at 6:30 pm. The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day (and the longest night) of the year. Come embrace the return of the light with this deeply spiritual, candlelight celebration of the solar new year.   Rev. Barbara Middleton and Dr. Celene Lillie will open the event. Sound artists Joy Sylvia and Michael Cutter of Heartsong Way will provide mystical sounds…

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Blue Christmas Service on the Labyrinth

December 20, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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The holiday season can be difficult. During a season when we’re all expected to be merry and bright, the very real grief, loneliness, and disappointments in our everyday lives do not magically disappear. Join us for this service where you can come as you are, and let the peaceful energy and candlelight of the labyrinth soothe your soul and provide a space for all you hold.   We’ll gather on our peaceful indoor labyrinth at 5:15 PM on Friday, December…

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Family Christmas Eve Worship

December 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Merry Christmas! At 5 PM on Christmas Eve, come enjoy a kid-friendly service with carols, stories, candlelight, and the celebration of communion. Family Life Director Stephanie Moffitt will give the message in story.   Our church also has Christmas Eve services at 7 PM and 9 PM. CLICK HERE for more information about these services.   Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! Since 1997, First United Methodist Church of Boulder has been a Reconciling Congregation, fully welcoming of LGBTQ people and their…

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Choir Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Merry Christmas! Join us at 7 PM on Christmas Eve. Our Chancel Choir, conducted by Director of Music Gerald Holbrook, will lead the music for this beautiful candlelight service. We’ll sing lots of your favorite carols, and Pastor Matthias Krier will give the Christmas Eve message.   Our church also has Christmas Eve services at 5 PM and 9 PM. CLICK HERE for more information about these services.   Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! Since 1997, First United Methodist Church of…

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Jazz Christmas Eve Service with the Pete Lewis Quintet

December 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Merry Christmas! Join us at 9 PM for a special service that includes jazz for reflection, contemplation, and celebration. We’ll sing some traditional carols arranged in a jazz style. Robert Johnson, vocals Pete Lewis, saxophones Clare Church, drums Jason Malmberg, bass Victor Mestas, piano   Our church also has Christmas Eve services at 5 PM and 7 PM. CLICK HERE for more information about these services.   Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! Since 1997, First United Methodist Church of Boulder has…

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February 2020

Ash Wednesday is February 26

February 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Join us for an Ash Wednesday service at 11:30 AM in the chapel. During our time together, we’ll burn last year’s palms to create this year’s ashes. All are welcome!   Another opportunity for ashes: at our regular Wednesday night labyrinth walk (6:30-8:00 PM on the labyrinth) on Ash Wednesday, Pastor Matthias will offer ashes to anyone desiring them. As always, absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! CLICK HERE to visit our…

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March 2020

CANCELED: Spring Equinox Celebration on the Labyrinth

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the Spring Equinox celebration on the labyrinth, originally scheduled for Wednesday evening, March 18. Wishing you and your dear ones good health, and a blessed Equinox! The Spring Equinox will be celebrated on the beautiful, candlelit labyrinth at First United Methodist Church of Boulder on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:30-8:30 pm.   The Spring Equinox marks the beginning of spring, and is the midpoint between the winter and summer solstices.…

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