History

Within a few years of organization, the congregation built a permanent church structure which served the community until 1902 when a larger structure was built.  This church building was used until 1962 when the present church structure which includes the sanctuary, parlor, chapel, and Fellowship Hall was ready for use.  The cornerstone for the current structure was laid in 1957 by the Masons.  The education wing was added later.

In 1999 the church community celebrated the 140th anniversary of Golden First UMC under the leadership of Rev. Youngsook Kang.  Pastor Kang wrote on that occasion: “Our church was founded with the vision of bringing the Gospel of Christ to Golden, Colorado.  Therefore it is important to continue to hold the present to the heritage in the past and to the vision of the future as well.” 

Dedicated to outreach throughout our time, Golden First UMC has made a practice of opening our facilities to the community for such groups as Boy and Girl Scouts, 12 step programs, music lessons and community meals. We are working to be an integral part of the Golden community.