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July 2016

The Acts of Paul and Thecla: An Introduction and Exploration of this Ancient Text 7/10 and 7/24

July 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - July 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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You are invited to a discussion about the ancient Christian text, The Acts of Paul and Thecla, on two upcoming Sunday afternoons in the labyrinth at First United Methodist Church of Boulder. Barbara Middleton and Lisa Carr will lead this time of getting to know the text and considering its meaning for our lives today. Join them from 12:00 noon--1:30 pm on July 10 and July 24 in the labyrinth on the lower level of the church. Light refreshments will…

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September 2016

TIRs Jann Aldredge-Clanton and Kendra Weddle Irons With Us September 10-14

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Welcome to Rev. Dr. Jann Aldredge-Clanton and Dr. Kendra Weddle Irons, our Theologians-in-Residence September 10-14! Dr. Aldredge-Clanton is a feminist theologian, ordained minister, author, teacher, and activist who is an adjunct professor at Perkins School of Theology and at Richland College in Dallas, TX. Dr. Weddle Irons teaches religion at Texas Wesleyan University in Forth Worth, TX, and blogs with Dr. Melanie Spring Mock at Ain’t I a Woman. Both women are published authors. Here are some opportunities to engage…

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Join Us for Welcome Home Sunday 9/11

September 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Each September at First United Methodist Church of Boulder, we welcome everyone back from summer breaks and travels, and regroup to look toward the next season in our church life together. This year, we do that on Sunday, September 11, Welcome Home Sunday.   Welcome Home Sunday is a special day. It is the first day of Sunday School for our K-5th grade children, and Ellie Kanaar, our Director of Family Life Ministries, has a wonderful year planned for them.…

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Organist Julie Vidrick Evans is Our Next Theologian-in-Residence: September 25-October 9

September 25, 2016 @ 10:30 am - October 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Julie Vidrick Evans We are excited to welcome Julie Vidrick Evans as our next Theologian-in-Residence at First United Methodist Church of Boulder! Julie will join us for worship on September 25 and October 2, and will be our guest organist for the worship service on October 10.   On October 2nd, Julie will present a special Sunday Forum at 9:00 am in the sanctuary, near the organ. The title of Julie’s Forum presentation is “Soul Juxtaposition: J.S. Bach and the…

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October 2016

Tanho Center Launch Conference at FUMC 10/20-23

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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First United Methodist Church of Boulder is delighted to be in partnership with the recently formed Tanho Center for a new New Testament! Tanho has its offices in our church, and is also hosting an exciting launch conference October 20-23 in our building!   Celene Lillie The Tanho Center is dedicated to the exploration of the many discoveries of texts from the earliest Christ movements. By incorporating recently discovered texts into contemporary practices, the Center hopes to signify exactly what…

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April 2017

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

April 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 11, 2017 @ 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. Pagels ponders the influence…

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Join Us for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, April 16

April 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 16, 2017 @ 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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Theologian and Author Hal Taussig Returns: FREE Public Lecture Tuesday, 4/25, 7 PM

April 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Dr. Hal Taussig We are excited to welcome Dr. Hal Taussig back to First United Methodist Church of Boulder! Dr. Taussig is a Theologian-in-Residence here at FUMC, and is also a Co-Founder of the Tanho Center for a new New Testament, a partner organization of our church that is in residence in our building.   Dr. Taussig will give a free public lecture entitled "Experiencing God on New Terms" in our church parlor on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00 pm.…

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July 2017

Hal Taussig Returns to FUMC Boulder July 16-30: Leading Adult Forum and Preaching

July 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Dr. Hal Taussig Multi-time Theologian-in-Residence, Professor Hal Taussig, returns to Boulder and our church on July 16, 23, and 30 with a series of lectures and discussions on "Spiritualities of the First Generations of Ancient Christ Groups." Held at 9:00 am each Sunday in the parlor as part of our weekly Forum, his topics will focus on boisterous festive meals that were the primary form of spirituality and worship for the first two hundred years of the Jesus movements. In…

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September 2019

Jesus Seminar on the Road comes to FUMC

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - September 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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$20 – $75

Click HERE to visit Westar's website to register for this event!   The Jesus Seminar on the Road, a program of the Westar Institute, is coming to FUMC Boulder September 27-28 with presentations by scholars Ally Kateusz and Perry V. Kea! Mark your calendars now for Jesus and Paul, Sex and Power. Did Jesus practice gender equality? Is Paul the source of our sexual hang-ups? This seminar asks how the historical Jesus handled the issues of gender and sexuality with…

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