First United Methodist Church, Boise

First United Methodist Church, Boise

Cathedral of the Rockies, also known as Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist Church, is a United Methodist cathedral located in the historic North End district of Boise. The Cathedral is the largest United Methodist Church in Boise, the largest in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist denomination, and was the first Methodist church in Boise, founded in 1872.

The present cathedral building was constructed 1958-1960 under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Herbert E. Richards, and covers an entire city block. The stained glass is a notable and unique feature, depicting Biblical history as well as themes of the history of Christianity and aspects of American history including local references to Idaho and the city of Boise. The church is popular as a visitor destination, and attracts worshipers from all over America and the world. This is the third building to be used by the congregation. In about 1903-05, a new church was constructed at 10th and State streets. The new Cathedral of the Rockies structure was consecrated in December 1960, with a series of impressive ceremonies. In 2002 the structure was extensively expanded under the leadership of the present pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steve Tollefson. The ministries of the Cathedral of the Rockies are extensive, involving many services to the surrounding community. A full-time children's center and pre-school operates year-round.

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Sight Name: First United Methodist Church
Sight Location: Boise, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Religious Tour of Boise  

Walking Tours in Boise, Idaho

Create Your Own Walk in Boise

Create Your Own Walk in Boise

Creating your own self-guided walk in Boise is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Walk

Downtown Walk

The city of Boise has a lot to offer to those eager to discover its cultural heritage. Many museums, offering great collections that present the most important aspects of the city's life, theaters, cinemas and other cultural centers, develop and promote the beauty of art. Discover these venues by checking out this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Galleries Walk in Boise

Galleries Walk in Boise

The people of Boise are endowed with an aesthetic taste and a conception of beauty that are reflected in the art galleries, where local and regional artists present their works and contribute to the cultural development of the city. This tour will guide you to the most interesting galleries, where you can taste a bit of Boise's heritage.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Religious Tour of Boise

Religious Tour of Boise

Religious institutions in Boise cater to every community's faith and belief, thus offering a place for their services and worshiping. This tour will guide you through the discovery of the most interesting religious spots, both of architectural and spiritual value.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km