The First United Methodist Church in Boulder turns 160 years old this year! First United Methodist Church of Boulder will celebrate our 160th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 24, with a special worship service at 10:30 a.m.
in our sanctuary. We are inviting former clergy to return and celebrate with us, and we'll welcome former FUMC pastor, the Rev. Charles Schuster, back to the pulpit. Rev. Schuster served as FUMC's pastor from 1982-1989. In our 9:00 AM Forum program before the service, Rev. Schuster and FUMC's current pastor, Matthias Krier, will be in conversation. After worship, we'll enjoy a Homecoming Harvest Luncheon
with turkey, gravy, and anniversary cake (there will also be a vegetarian option); parishioners are invited to bring a favorite Thanksgiving dish to share. All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to the church office email, email@example.com
Far from our humble beginnings as a group of followers who gathered to hear Methodist circuit preacher Jacob Adriance in 1859, today First United Methodist Church of Boulder stands as a proud center of the Boulder community.
We have put our square block into mission, supporting the work of the non-profit partner agencies Out Boulder County
, the Boulder County AIDS Project
, and Attention Homes
with subsidized rental rates, free meeting space in the church building, and sponsorship/support of programs. In 2017, the church entered into a 60-year land lease agreement with Attention Homes on the northeast corner of our property so that they could build the Attention Homes Apartments there. This 40-unit apartment complex for formerly homeless, transition-age youth, ages 18 to 24, includes on-site services such as job training, life-skills development, employment opportunities, and education support to build toward long-term self-sufficiency. Construction on the apartments is nearing completion, and the first residents should move in before the end of the year.
As FUMC marks 160 years in the Boulder community, we look forward to the next 160 with excitement! Our 160th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate all that we have achieved in the past 160 years, and plan for the continuation of our work to bring justice and caring to all people in the next 160 years.
More information can be found on the event page: https://fumcboulder.org/event/fumc-boulder-celebrates-160th-anniversary/