Collection: First United Methodist Church

This series of interviews about the First United Methodist Church in Boulder was recorded to celebrate the church’s sesquicentennial.

Arndt, William E. – OH1561
Interview Date: 2009

In this wide-ranging interview William Arndt discusses many aspects of the history and functioning of the First United Methodist Church of Boulder, especially the church’s music programs, architectural history, and sense of community. He describes the upheaval that the congregation … Continue reading

Bowdey, Margaret – OH1579
Interview Date: 2009

Margaret Bowdey has lived in Boulder since 1957. In this interview she talks about raising four children in Boulder and the central place that the First United Methodist Church, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, has played in … Continue reading

Dinwiddie, Charles A. – OH1407
Interview Date: 2006

People: Scott Dinwiddie, Elizabeth Dinwiddie, Eric Benson, Hobart Wagener   Places: Boulder   Topics: First National Bank, Optimist Club, Junior Achievement, Republican Party in Boulder, First Methodist Church, Golden West, Arapahoe National Bank.  

Hayward, Beth – OH1555
Interview Date: 2009

Beth Hayward, a long time member of the First United Methodist Church and 50-year resident of Boulder, recalls her arrival in Boulder from Terre Haute, Indiana, in the 1950s. She describes the Boulder of that time as a small university … Continue reading

Hayward, Richard L. – OH1556
Interview Date: 2009

Richard Hayward has lived in Boulder since 1956. In this interview he describes his early life in Terre Haute, Indiana; his service in the Navy; and his move to Boulder soon after his marriage to Beth Hayward. Active in the … Continue reading

Hodges, Jean and Jack – OH1542
Interview Date: 2008

In the first part of this interview Jean Hodges describes social justice causes in which she has been active over the years and her long-time passion for and involvement with theater, both through the Nomad Theater company, the United Methodist … Continue reading

Mosser, Charles – OH1580
Interview Date: 2009

Chuck Mosser talks about how he came to live in Boulder and become a part of Boulder’s First United Methodist Church. He describes the extensive domestic and international relief work done by BUMMP (Boulder United Methodist Mission Partners) and UMCOR … Continue reading

Rohwer, Helen K. – OH0413
Interview Date: 1988

People: Helen K. Rohwer, William Casey.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: buildings, circus, Chautauqua, post, ice man, sledding, First National Bank, Isis Theater fire, Great Depression, Mesa Vista Sanatorium, Halloween, Methodist Church, Macky Auditorium.  

Wells, Virginia L. – OH1574
Interview Date: 2009

Ginny Wells has been deeply involved in the life of the First United Methodist Church in Boulder since 1960. She has been a member and chairperson of United Methodist Women, a member of and chairperson of the Board of Trustees, … Continue reading

Williams, Robert and Jean- OH1575
Interview Date: 2009

Bob and Jean Williams first moved to Boulder in 1948 and soon after joined the First United Methodist Church. In this interview they detail some of their many involvements in the church, which have ranged from teaching Sunday School to … Continue reading

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