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 on other days.


Sunday Programs

Sacred Stories is taking a break at least through January of 2024. Please check back soon for more information.

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.


Other Offerings “…for the journey”

SACRED BITES invites questioning and exploring scripture and contemporary or classic literature as we continue to grow in our individual faith journeys. Doubters and spiritual wanderers will find company with those who are searching and refining their own beliefs based on scripture, current events, literature, and personal experience. Sacred Bites meets every Tuesday at 11:45 am at GONDOLIER ITALIAN EATERY, 4800 Baseline Road (in the Meadows Shopping Center) in Boulder. We order lunch, and check in about personal news or concerns. From 12:00 noon–1:00 pm, a different person each week facilitates a meaningful discussion based on a theme of their choice. Friends from other faith traditions, and folks who see themselves as “spiritual but not religious,” are very welcome to join us!

To RSVP for Lunch (by Monday please), please email JEAN HODGES.

To join the Sacred Bites email list, please email the CHURCH OFFICE.


THE THEOLOGIAN-IN-RESIDENCE 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; social capital; and Native American spirituality.

Questions? Interested in being a TIR? Please email REV MIKE MATHER.


UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH (UWF) 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 UWF chapter and its circles offer monthly programs of education, service and advocacy. To learn more about United Women in Faith at First Church, please email CONNIE TAKAMINE.