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 are meaningful to them.
In our journey, we seek to walk in the Way of Jesus (and other deeply-grounded spiritual persons and communities). We gather on Sunday mornings, Tuesdays at lunchtime, and sometimes at other times.
Sunday Mornings at 9:00 am:
Forum meets in the Church Parlor on the first floor. Speakers present issues of interest to our community and world, and suggest possible ways we might respond to the needs of people close to us and around the globe. Sometimes we also delve into subjects of interest to learn about them together. Join us! On Sunday, 10/20, we’ll Skype or FaceTime with the 4 members of our FUMC community who are currently traveling on the Living Stones Pilgrimage in Israel with Pilgrims of Ibillin. On Sunday, 10/27, representatives from the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan community organization, will join us to talk through some of the issues on the ballot for the November 5 election.
Bible Workbench is a lexionary-based Bible study group that gathers in the Conference Room on the second floor. We look at the historical context of the day’s scripture passage and discuss what messages it contains for our lives in today’s world. Our conversation flows from each person’s experience as it relates to the passages we study. Jon Kottke and Beth Hayward are the facilitators.
Browsing and conversation is encouraged in the Church Library (main floor) from 9:00 am to noon on Sundays. 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. You may also stop into the church library during regular church office hours during the week (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday); if you encounter a locked library door, simply ask a member of the office staff for access.
Other Offerings “…for the journey”
“Sacred Bites” Bible Study offers in-depth study of the weekly Bible passage over bring-your-own lunch on Tuesdays at 11:45 am in the church parlor. We enjoy fellowship time from 11:45-12:00 pm, and dig into our scripture passage from 12:00-1:00 PM. People of all faith traditions are welcome, and no RSVP is needed. To join the Sacred Bites email list and receive the Scripture reading for Sacred Bites in your inbox every Monday, email Celene Lillie, our Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation. PLEASE NOTE: Sacred Bites will NOT meet on Tuesday, 10/22. Meetings will resume on Tuesday, 10/29.
The Theologian in Residence (TIR) program provides First United Methodist Church of Boulder 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. To learn more about United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church, please email Connie Takamine.