April 11 , 2018
                            Sermon

                   Wednesday Shout Out
  
IN THIS ISSUE:
SUNDAY AT CUC

Traditional Worship
8:00 A.M.

Contemporary Worship
10 A.M.
 
Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers

8:00 a.m. 
Eve Trumpore
Josie Hamlen

10:00 a.m. 
Bill & Barb McElroy
Brian & Heidi Snyder

Thanks to This Sunday's Ambassadors


8:00 a.m.   
Peggy Sweet 
 Glenn & Christy Ziemba

10:00 a.m.
 Vickie Tolve
Matt & Megan Mattson
 
  THIS WEEK @ CUC

Sunday, April 15
8:00 am  Traditional Service
9:00 am  Social Time in Biel Hall
10:00 am  Contemporary Service

Tuesday, April 16
6:30 pm  Fresh

Wednesday, April 17
6:15 pm  Bells
7:30 pm  Choir
7:30 pm  Band

Thursday, April 18
1:30 pm  Book Club in the Parlor

Sunday, April 15
8:00 am  Traditional Service
9:10 am  Adult Ed
10:00 am  Contemporary Service






CUC GENEROSITY
 

 
Fiscal Year to Date
thru April 8, 2018


ACTUAL
Identified Giving           $  690,052
Plate Collection            $    10,201
Grocery Card Net         $    11,330


BUDGET
Identified Giving          $  727,767
Plate Collection           $    14,144
Grocery Card Net        $    11,500

  
SURPLUS OR (DEFICIT)
Identified Giving          $   (37,715)
Plate Collection           $    ( 3,943)
Grocery Card Net        $     (  170)


YTD AVERAGE  PER WEEK
Identified Giving           $   14,083
Plate Collection            $        208
Grocery Card Net         $        231

Want to know where you stand with your pledge year-to-date?  Call CUC's Business Manager, Lindsey Stevenson, in the church office, or email her at  lindsey@columbinechurch.org

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Make a Difference in the
Financial Picture of CUC!

Tax Tip for Seniors.
Individuals age 701/2, or older, can make a qualified charitable distribution as part of their required minimum distribution (RMD) from their IRAs, up to $100,000 per year, and receive a deduction on their federal income tax return. The amount of the charitable distribution is deducted from the net income on your federal tax deduction, regardless of whether you itemize or take the standard deduction. The distribution must be made directly to the charity to qualify for the deduction. Please consider donating a portion of your RMD as a way to support the ministry of Columbine United Church and receive a federal income tax deduction to boot. A win win!  Please contact the church office (or name of a specific individual) for details.


King Soopers Cards
You can donate to CUC simply by purchasing a King Soopers card at the Welcome Spot. Each time you reload the card at the store when buying your groceries, 
CUC receives 5%!


Thrivent Financial Choice
CUC is a participating organization in Thrivent Financial's Thrivent Choice® program. Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program allowing eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. Eligible Thrivent Financial members can direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to CUC in a particular month. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing them 
to CUC. To learn more about Thrivent Choice, visit Thrivent.com/thriventchoice , or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836, and say "Thrivent Choice" when prompted.


Text Your Offering 
In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to CUC with a quick text message!  Text "CUC $50" to 73256 to give $50 (for example) to Columbine United Church using your text messaging. You can adjust the dollar amount to whatever amount you would like to give.  Standard text message rates do apply. Thank you for our continued support of CUC! Your time, talent, and resources are helping us to change the world!
NEXT GENERATION

Vacation Bible School Mega Sports Camp   Save the date!!! VBS will be the second week of June, dates June 11-15th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. each day. Registration is now open and spots are filling quickly!  If you are interested in being a crew leader, adult leader, or for registration details contact Dani, dani@columbinechurch.org.
  
Attention Third Graders!    Missed last Sunday? That is OK! Third Grade Bible class will continue THIS Sunday, April 15th during the 10:00 a.m. service and through the month of April. Michelle Noyes will be teaching the 3rd graders the in's and out's of this Holy Text. 
 
Youth Group this Sunday!   Sunday April 15th, Youth Group will meet at the usual times! Middle schoolers join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and high school will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m.! Join us for a night of pure fun!!!
 

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ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 



Sunday Morning Adult Education   This Sunday, April 15th, Dean Pickett will lead us in an overview of  "Hate in God's Name".  Many "alt-right" and similar extremist organizations claim to base their beliefs and actions on Biblical principles.  We will explore some of these claims and study a few of the horrific events that have resulted.   Please join us in Fireside Chapel from 9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.  All are welcome.
 
Faith Forum   Tuesday, April 17th, Dean Pickett will expand on Sunday's theme of "Hate in God's Name".  We will learn how  many "alt-right" and similar extremist organizations claim to base their beliefs and actions on Biblical principles, and explore some of these claims and study a few of the horrific events that have resulted.

We will also study "Ten Ways to Fight Hate" - A Community Response Guide, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, to understand how a community can come together today to combat acts of hate.  Please join us in Fireside Chapel from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  All are welcome.
 
Sunday Morning Adult Education   Next Sunday, on Earth Day, April 22nd, CUC's Green Team will lead us in an informative recycling discussion on the following:
  • Do you have questions on recycling?  
  • Is it worth the effort? 
  • What are reasons to or not to recycle?  
  • Is recycling only for green tree huggers?  Seriously have you ever wondered where to do get rid of your ½ can of paint, your old TV, outdated computer, outdated gasoline?
  • Does recycling save the planet?  

 

One main source of info is Earth911.com. Come learn and share your ideas.  Please join us in Fireside Chapel from 9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.






 


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CUC MUSIC

Bells & Choir Rehearsals  Bells and Choir rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.

The Band rehearses Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.   Contact Music Director Mitch Samu ( mitch@columbinechurch.org), if you are interested in joining the group.
 

GROUPS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Nicaragua  Sunday, April 15 a meeting to learn more about a Work Trip to Nicaragua with El Porvenir in 2019 .  In the Parlor at 11:00 am.  If interested and cannot attend contact: Bretha Mahe, 303 798 4556 
 
The Book Club will meet Thursday April 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the parlor.  We will be discussing Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.  Everyone is welcome.
 
Coffee Sales Did you know that the coffee available between services supports a non-profit mission?  It is called Cafe Justo, and is grown by a fair trade plus coffee cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico.  The wages their employees receive are high enough to allow them to work and live close to their families.  Their coffee is shipped to the town of Agua Prieta, in Sonora, Mexico, where it is roasted, and then sent by truck to consumers in the U.S.  It is available for sale for $13.00 per pound from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Welcome Spot.  Stop by and check it out.
 
Own Your Health!   Attend CUC's 9Health Fair on April 21, 7:00-noon. Some available screenings:  Blood Chemistry, Vision, Hearing, Lungs, HW/BMI, Blood Pressure, Ask a Medical Question.  Fitness demonstrations.  Register Online at www.9healthfair.org or register on site.  We'll see you "At the Fair".
 
Diaper Drive    CUC is partnering with Love, Inc. with a diaper drive on 15th.   We will be collecting diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6 and wipes during this time.   Please get a flyer as you leave church on Sunday and help us support the youngest in our communities.  In 2017, LOVE INC church partners provided 28,875 diapers and 32,142 wipes for Haven's Hope and Dipes N Wipes.   Thanks for your continued support of this worthwhile ministry.
 
Keep the Food Donations Coming!  We did a great job filling those collection baskets in February and March.  During April, the IFCS Food Bank needs canned fruits and veggies plus pasta, beans, and rice. Ten (10) grocery carts of donated food were delivered to IFCS during February & March!
 
Help Feed Those Who Struggle With Hunger while supporting your own health and enjoying interaction with church, family and community during the 2018 Foothills Colorado Crop Hunger Walk, on April 22, 2018, beginning at 1:30 at  Clement Park. Register/donate--more information at Welcome Desk or register/donate on line at crop hunger walk.org/littletonco. Benefits Church World Service and local food banks.
 
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Over the past 3 years, CUC folks have enjoyed socializing over dinners in each other's homes. This event has been organized three times a year and has been very successful in creating new friendships. Our committee has worked diligently to put these events together. Now we need three new volunteers to take over organizing the dinners. If you are interested, please contact one of the following: Kay Dunn, kaydunn5022@gmail.com or (303) 707-1097; Cindy Pickett at cindyanddean@msn.com or (720) 524-8274; or Betsy Rehling at betsyrehling@yahoo.com or (303) 932-0226.

Volunteers Needed    With the departure of Dot, we are looking for volunteers. Eve Trumpore and Lorraine Hesselbach have stepped up and taken the laundry duties over.  We also need help in the office from time to time, and we would like to establish a "reception/funeral" committee. And, in addition to all those things, we need someone to assist Josie on Sunday mornings. If you have a little time to spare, please contact us in the office and we'll see where you would best be suited to help. Thank you in advance.  

Habitat Metro Denver will be hosting the 15th annual Breakfast for Humanity on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:30 a.m., and we need your help to make it a success!  This is our signature annual event, where we ask our most valued devotees and advocates to come together in support of Habitat Metro Denver.  It's the ideal opportunity to reach out to your congregants, friends, colleagues and neighbors to introduce them to the life-changing impact affordable home ownership can have on a family.  For more information, contact Kim Jones at (303) 956-5538 or at Kimjones@thejonsess.com
 
 
Attention CUC Travel Adventurers   The stunning scenery of five New England states with their brilliant canopies of red, orange, and gold await our CUC travelers October 11-18, 2018. Walk in the steps of our nation's forefathers at Plymouth Rock and on Boston's Freedom Trail. Savor the delicacies of a Cape Cod lobster bake. Explore by ferry picturesque islands and shop in their quaint stores. Imagine yourself as a Gilded Age guest at one of America's most beautiful castles.These adventures are a few of the highlights of CUC's next travel 
 
King Soopers   Remember to buy, load. and use your King Soopers cards!  They can make a real difference in the financial well-being of CUC. It's easy and doesn't cost you anything.
Get your card at the Welcome Spot today and then load it at the store.Thank you for your support of CUC!
 
Handicapped Parking Spaces Please be considerate of those in need and only park in the spaces designated as "Handicapped" if you have a permit or car tag prominently displayed.

Notary Public. Josie Hamlen, one of our office staff, is a Notary Public. If you need this service, call the church office.

CUC Global. You can see videos of our sermons and some of our music on YouTube each week. Check it out at Columbine United YouTube
JOYS & CONCERNS

If you have a life situation you would like your pastors or the congregation to be aware of, please call the church office at 303-798-1845 or send us an email at cuc@columbinechurch.org


JOYS:

What a joy to see so many things beginning to bloom!

Congratulations to Sean and Traci Stevenson on the birth of their son Henry John Stevenson on March 27th in Topeka Kansas. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. The proud grandparents are John and Cheryl Landefeld.

CONCERNS:

Prayers for Judy Wenger, cousin of Bill and Barb McElroy, who is dealing with health issues. 

Prayers for Pat Oliver as she recovers from surgery.

Prayers for Ginny Anstine who is recuperating at home after surgery. 
 
Al Roth has a new address. If you would like get in touch with him, you can reach him at Rocky Mountain Assisted Living, 7975 W. Quincy Ave., Littleton, CO  80123.

If you have a prayer request, please contact Josie at the church office to be put on the prayer chain.
 
Although the immediate crisis may be over, we ask that you keep the following people in your prayers:  
Judi Buehrer, Katie Gaertner, Ginny Anstine, Jeff and Linda Veres, Susan and Jim Lumanick, Garrett and Nina Ray, Carla and Wally Keesecker, Tom Moore and Vicki Wimberly, Karissa Rund, Ruth and Don Teason, Pam Lass, Matt Royster.

There are other unnamed members and friends of CUC who have requested prayers as they deal with unemployment, financial challenges, significant concerns, addiction and anger management.  

Please keep them in your prayers as well as our brothers and sisters in the military and those who serve our country around the world.



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COLUMBINE UNITED CHURCH

6375 S. Platte Canyon Rd.

Littleton, CO   80123

(303) 798-1845

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