October 21st News

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The CROP Hunger Walk is this Sunday 10/23/11!

Attention all CROP walkers: Sunday, October 23, is the day! Please turn in your sponsor envelopes at the CROP Walk. Registration starts at 1:15 pm, and the walk begins at 2:00 pm, right here at First United Methodist Church! See you all there!

10/23/11  Adult Forum

One of our most important civic duties is to be informed voters. At Adult Forum on October 23, a representative from The League of Women Voters will discuss the merits and challenges of Prop 103, which is the only statewide ballot initiative this year. The proposition was formulated by State Senator Rollie Heath of Boulder and is designed to increase educational funding. Funding for education has gone through serious cuts in this economic downturn, so this issue is especially important. Please join us in the parlor on Sunday at 9:00 am. All are welcome!

Roger Wolsey’s New Book! 

This Sunday, October 23 at 2pm at the Boulder Bookstore, Rev. Roger Wolsey, Director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at CU, will be reading selected portions of new his book:

Kissing Fish: 
Christianity for People 
Who Don’t Like Christianity 

He’ll be signing copies too! Enjoy an afternoon at the Boulder Bookstore and support Roger’s work!


M&M Meeting Sunday After Worship
The Mature and Methodist group will gather in the Narthex on Sunday, Oct. 23, after church. All mature Methodists, men and women, are invited to meet on the fourth Sunday of each month for lunch and conversation. Join us!

Art for Sale This Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Jim Armitage will sell his self-made art objects from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in the church entryway. Jim will have plenty of his popular “topic ducks” as well as his artwork made from gourds, copper, and minerals. 100% of all sales benefit First United Methodist Church. Get an early start on your holiday shopping, enjoy Jim’s beautiful creations, and support FUMC!

Rocky Mountain Brassworks at FUMC!!

Rocky Mountain Brassworks, Denver area’s only authentic brass band, will be bringing its unique sound to FUMC with a special performance on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm.  The band consists of 30-35 musicians playing brass and percussion in the British style. Experience the splendor and power of a brass and organ performance in a beautiful church setting!  Enjoy the grandeur of “Cathedral Brass” as the band performs both festive and inspirational selections, including the music from the royal wedding, “Crown Imperial March” and the powerful “Finale from the Organ Symphony” by Saint-Saens accompanied by our own Gerald Holbrook on the organ.

Ticket prices are; $15 Adults, $10 Seniors & Youth, and $5 Children (1-11 years old).  Tickets can be purchased at the door or through RMBrassworks@live.com, www.rockymountainbrassworks.org or by calling 303-476-0560. 

Next Week’s Sacred Bites
Join us for Sacred Bites on Tuesday, October 25, at the Lazy Dog Saloon (on the Pearl Street Mall at 14th and Pearl). Gather as early as 11:30 for catching up and ordering lunch; discussion of the week’s scripture passage, Revelation 7:9-17, begins at noon. We make sure to finish by 1:00 pm so folks can get back to work. Please join us for lunch and great conversation!
UMW News
Please mark these upcoming United Methodist Women (UMW) events on your calendars. The Sarah Circle will meet on Tuesday, October 25 at 9:30 am in the church parlor. Another upcoming event is the Working Women group meeting on Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you at these UMW events!

YAMFam Harvest Party October 26th!

All are invited to the YAMFam (Young and Methodist Families) Harvest Party at Melissa and Justin Livingston’s house, 5:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26. Please join us as we gather to bid farewell to fall while we carve some jack-o-lanterns (bring your own pumpkins), enjoy dinner together (the Livingstons will have soup, bring a snack or drinks to share), and even make some caramel apples!

Amahl Rehearsals are Underway!

The Chancel Choir is performing Gian Carlo Menotti’s delightful short opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, on December 10 and 11, and you are invited to participate! Rehearsals have already begun, but it’s not too late to join in. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights and various Sundays. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights and various Sundays. Please join us in the choir room this Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 8:15 pm if you are interested! For more information, please contact Evanne Browne at 303.442.3770, ext. 139, or ebrowne@fumcboulder.org.

Welcome Team Looking for New Members 

Do you enjoy meeting new people and saying hello to old friends? Then join the Welcome Team and greet people before worship! We need more greeters to ensure that everyone is welcomed to worship each week. Please consider volunteering your time for this important ministry.

New Name, Same Vital, Life-Changing Work

Carriage House Community Table, which uses our church’s kitchen and dining area three days each week to feed the homeless and working poor, has a new name: Bridge House. The new name strengthens their identity as an organization and reflects what they aspire to be for their clients — a bridge to the next day, meeting basic needs for survival, and a bridge to hope, to good health, to employment and to self-sufficiency.