As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, some groups are still meeting online, some have returned to in-person meetings, and some are doing a combination of both. If you’re wondering what is happening with a particular group, please email the Church Office.
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 on Sundays at 9:00 am, and has returned to in-person meetings (some are also hybrid to allow folks to join us from home); masks are required for those meeting in person. 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.
November 2021 Update: Forum is taking a break. We are already planning for some Theologians in Residence next year, so stay tuned! If you have questions or suggestions about Forum, please email Connie Takamine.
Bible Workbench is a lexionary-based Bible study group that gathers in the Conference Room on the second floor at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings. As of Sunday, October 3, 2021, Bible Workbench is resuming in-person meetings. Masks are required. 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 Lisa Carr are the facilitators.
Other Offerings “…for the journey”
Sacred Bites is currently meeting online. For more information, please email Rosalee Blake.
“Sacred Bites” Bible Study offers in-depth study of the weekly Bible passage over bring-your-own lunch on Tuesdays at 11:45 am. 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 Deacon Rosalee Blake, the leader of Sacred Bites.
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, and many are returning to in-person meetings. To learn more about United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church, please email Connie Takamine.