How to Worship Online With Us

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, First United Methodist Church of Boulder has closed our building until further notice, and moved our worship services ONLINE.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am MDT via Zoom, an online meeting platform. The Zoom meeting information for our 10:30 am worship service (and online coffee hour, which immediately follows) is sent out on Fridays in our e-newsletter, Pastoral Ponderings.

Zoom Basics: To participate with both video and audio, you’ll need to download the free Zoom app to your Smartphone, tablet, or computer. If you’d prefer to use your telephone (landline or mobile), Zoom also offers a dial-in option that allows you to participate with audio only.

New to Zoom? This short video will help you get started:

 

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Worship for Sunday, May 31

Please join us on Sunday at 10:30 am MDT via Zoom. On this Pentecost Sunday, Pastor Matthias will give the message, Living Water, based on John 7:37-39. Virtual coffee hour on Zoom immediately follows our worship service. The Zoom meeting information for worship and coffee hour is sent out in our Friday email newsletter, the Pastoral Ponderings. If you’re not currently on our email list but would like to join us, please email the Church Office.

CLICK HERE to view/download the worship bulletin for our May 31 worship service.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting May 30th, Zoom is requiring all users to have an upgraded (but still free) version of the Zoom application. We suggest you download and install Zoom 5.0 before worship this coming Sunday, May 31st. Downloading and installing the new version of Zoom is an easy process that you will be guided through when you open your existing Zoom application. (If you are downloading Zoom for the first time, you’ll automatically download version 5.0.) If you do wait until Sunday morning to upgrade your version of Zoom, the application will not let you join worship before you upgrade, so plan to log in a few minutes early so you can be set to join us at 10:30. Again, as you launch Zoom to join a meeting, the application will walk you through the upgrade steps; all that is required of you is a couple of mouse clicks to confirm that you want to download and install Zoom 5.0 on your device. If you join us by phone for worship, nothing will change for how you call in on Sunday.

 

FUMC’s staff use Zoom for a recent meeting

How to Join Us on Zoom

If You Haven’t Joined Us Before: please email the Church Office for an invitation. To help ensure everyone’s safety in our online community, we ask that you please make sure to include your first and last name in your email, and how you heard about our church community. If you know folks who attend FUMC, feel free to include their names as well. Once the Church Administrator receives your message, she will add you to our email list so you’ll receive information about how to join us for upcoming church gatherings on Zoom.

If You’re Already on Our Email Mailing List: you’ll receive information about joining our Zoom meetings in church emails (sent from “office@fumcboulder.org”) such as the Friday Pastoral Ponderings newsletter. We are no longer putting the Zoom meeting information on our website due to concerns about zoombombing (hackers using bots to flood a Zoom meeting with negative or disturbing content).

CLICK HERE to watch videos of previous worship services, and view/download previous worship bulletins.

 

Join us! Let’s explore new ways of being in community and supporting one another as we also protect ourselves and our neighbors from the spread of COVID-19.