Everyone is on a spiritual journey: infants, children, youth and adults of all ages. At First Church Boulder, we 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.
Forum has returned after a hiatus! Thank you to the out-going Forum coordinator, Connie Takamine, and WELCOME to Jacqueline Carter, the new Program Manager for Forum. We plan to meet on the Third Sunday of each month after the 10:30 am worship service (approximately 11:30 am). We’ll usually meet in the church parlor. You can read about upcoming Forum programs in The Loop, our weekly e-newsletter, or reach out to Jacqueline for more information. Email the Church Office to sign up to receive The Loop in your inbox every Friday.
Sacred Stories (formerly called Bible Workbench) meets in the second-floor conference room at church on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. How do YOU read between the lines? How does YOUR story connect and resonate with the Bibles’ timeless stories? Our Reading Between The Lines curriculum guides and invites us to engage with, explore, question, deeply listen, and share how we experience the weekly lectionary text as alive and happening today – in our individual lives, and in our communities and our world. Spirited conversation and different points of view enrich our experience. Sacred Stories is facilitated by Lisa Carr and Jon Kottke.
Other Offerings “…for the journey”
Sacred Bites Bible Study offers in-depth study of the weekly lectionary 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. We meet online on Zoom. To join the Sacred Bites email list so that you’ll receive the Scripture reading and Zoom link for Sacred Bites in your inbox every Monday, please call (303-442-3770, ext. 3) or email the Church Office. If you have questions about Sacred Bites, please reach out to Deacon Rosalee Blake, the Facilitator 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: resonance as a way to be relevant in the world; the labyrinth as a spiritual practice; mystical Christianity; religious dimensions of the arts; spiritual but not religious research; comparative religion; interfaith dialogue; and Native American spirituality. Questions? Jacqueline Carter is the Program Manager for the TIR program.
United Women in Faith 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 local, national, and global ministries of the church. First Church’s UWIF chapter and its circles offer monthly programs of education, service and advocacy, and many are returning to in-person meetings. To learn more about United Women in Faith at First Church, please email Connie Takamine.