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Pastor: Rev. Buzz King, Ph.D.
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Buzz and Wendy
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Buzz King, Ph.D., M.Div.

I am extremely excited to serve as the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Pierce. I am also a chaplain at Boulder Community Hospital.

I am a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Although I am technically retired, I still teach 3D modeling and animation at the University's Alliance for Technology, Learning, and Society. The image at the top of this page is a rendering of a church model I created.

My areas of expertise in technology include 3D modeling and animation with Maya, audio editing and repair, database and information system design, and multiplayer, networked game development with Unity. My research has been supported by DARPA, the U.S. Navy, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, and IBM.

I received my B.A. in Math from Occidental College and my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. I am also a graduate of the seminary at the Iliff School of Theology.

I grew up in Oxnard, California, and currently live in Boulder, Colorado.

My wife Wendy is usually at our Sunday services. We have three kids, Julien, who is an engineering student, Isabelle, who teaches in a bilingual elementary school in Denver, and Martina, who is a physician.

As a pastor, I love to deliver historically-rooted, biblically-based, and personal messages that are relevant to everyone. I also particularly love the few minutes I spend every Sunday, sitting down with the kids in front of the altar during the service.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, I hold a special Kingdom Kids activity with the children after the service.



I believe in living with empathy, forgiveness, and generosity, and with a genuine concern for the welfare of all people.




Sermons and Services
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45. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
January 10, 2021 - A good name.

44. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
January 10, 2021 - Joseph: The autistic genius?

43. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
January 3, 2021 - Scripture in the landfill.

42. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
December 27, 2020 - Limbo and tradition.

41. This is a video of a service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
Christmas Eve, 2020 - Driving in the fog on Christmas Eve.

40. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
December 13, 2020 - Goose poop.

39. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
December 6, 2020 - God is screaming at me.

38. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
November 29, 2020 - Riding on a rim.

37. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
November 22, 2020 - Fish all over the floor.

36. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
November 15, 2020 - The pickpocket.

35. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
November 8, 2020 - Sedimentary Cereal.

34. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
November 1, 2020, All Saints Day -
The life of a Saint.

33. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
October 18, 2020 - The day of the Lord.

32. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
October 11, 2020 - The EMT.

31. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
October 4, 2020 - My name is Jesus.

30. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
September 27, 2020 - Separation from God.

29. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
September 20, 2020 - Two floods.

28. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
September 13, 2020 - The face of God.

27. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
September 6, 2020 - We are Cain and Abel.

26. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
August 23, 2020 - Voyage au centre de la terre.

25. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
August 16, 2020 - Leverage.

24. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
August 9, 2020 - My name, again.

23. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
August 2, 2020 - The carpet salesman.

22. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
July 26, 2020 - A gold cross for Jesus?

21. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
July 19, 2020 - From the Old to the New Testament: From fiction to fact?

20. This is a video of a partial service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
July 12, 2020 - Waiting too long?

19. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
July 5, 2020 - My Name.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


18. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
June 28, 2020 - Pouring down a blessing.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


17. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
June 21, 2020 - Survivors.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


16. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
June 14, 2020 - The lawless one.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


15. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
June 7, 2020 - The absence of good.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


14. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
May 31, 2020 - God's face shining on me.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


13. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
May 24, 2020 - Before the evil days.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


12. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
May 17, 2020 - A doll stuffed with rice.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


11. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
May 10, 2020 - We will return from exile.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


10. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
May 3, 2020 - Cassius Clay.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


9. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
April 26, 2020 - Completeness and restoration.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


8. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for
April 19, 2020 - Accommodations.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


7. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for Easter - Peanut Butter Wonder.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


6. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service for Palm Sunday - John Wayne.
(With an intro for everyone, especially the kids!)


5. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service - A wall of boxes.

4. This is a video of a full service:
Pierce United Methodist Service - Failing seven times.

3 (video): Throwing a mountain into the sea.

2 (video): When was Jesus born?

1 (audio only): Praying for the chaplain.

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Electric Faith Virtual Environment Alpha Release

Electric Faith is an extension ministry of the United Methodist Church

Electric Faith is a multi-user, distributed environment - consisting of a church, a house, and a forest scene - built with the video game development system Unity and coded in C#.

At this point, the house and forest environments are available.

Electric Faith can be used for small group meetings. Enter as an avatar and use it as an alternative to voice-only online meetings!

It is free for use.

NOTE THAT THERE ARE OPTIMIZED VERSIONS OF THE HOUSE AND FOREST ENVIRONMENTS THAT WILL RUN FASTER.

CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO GO TO THE ELECTRIC FAITH SITE AND DOWNLOAD THE ALPHA VERSION!



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