Embrace the Community, Transform the World!
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” Matthew 10:40
Niwot United Methodist Church welcomes and honors everyone without regard to sexual orientation, race, nationality, gender, family structure, ethnic background, economic circumstances, difference in ability, culture or age. You are actively invited to visit, fully participate in, and join our Christian community.
At Niwot UMC, we as a congregation strive to create a caring, friendly environment where Christians can come together for worship, study, growth and fellowship to enhance our spiritual journey.
We strive to understand and appreciate the diversity in our community and in our world. We are eager to share our fellowship because we believe we can learn from and help one another.
We believe that all are loved by God. We believe it’s good to question. We believe a church isn’t a building. We believe that when you truly embrace diversity, you embrace God.
Founded in 1870, our community-based church has helped Boulder County become what it is today, and we look to the future with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Our congregation consists of families from Niwot itself, as well as Longmont, Hygiene, Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Erie, Berthoud, and Denver.
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“Troilus and Cressida: Reaping What You Sow” (Part 1 in the Gospel According to Shakespeare series) – Monday, June 27, 2016
The scripture this week might seem to be a little more mission IMPOSSIBLE than possible, but our founding father of Methodism sees it differently. I am not a Shakespeare expert. I taught HS English for several years, so I do have a decent familiarity with the famous plays. And I watched my son and his classmates perform many scenes over the years at the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival. I have attended school productions of Shakespeare plays, including a wonderful all-female Hamlet version a few years ago at Denver School of the Arts. I have been to some public performances of Shakespearean plays at the Denver Center and others. I even have a favorite Shakespearean play: Macbeth. But I am not an expert in the nuances and rich fullness of this master playwright’s works. And I won’t claim to be. Even so, I thought it might be fun to tie the July Sermon series to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s plays for this year… along with one from the Longmont Theatre Company’s Taste of Shakespeare
Don’t expect to learn too much about the plays… or for me to give away the endings… but do expect to glean some of what the gospel of Luke and the apostle Paul have to share with us about human nature and our tendency to falter and fall, and also to survive and soar and how that aligns with some of the brilliant words of William Shakespeare, master of knowing how to speak stark truth through poetry and prose. Let’s give it a go…
July – The Gospel According to Shakespeare
July 3: Troilus and Cressida – Reaping What You Sow
July 10: All’s Well That Ends Well – Avoid Distraction
July 17: Comedy of Errors – Estranged and Reconciled
July 24: Cymbeline – Roots and Growth