August 3,  2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
SUNDAY AT CUC

Traditional Worship
8:00 A.M.

Contemporary Worship
10 A.M.

Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers


Sermon
The Illusion

Scripture
Matthew 14:13-21

8:00 a.m. 
Eve & Patrick Trumpore

10:00 a.m. 
Sandy Birks
Diane Young
Chuck & Lori Beckey

Thanks to This 
Sunday's  Ambassadors

8:00 a.m. 
Dean & Cindy Pickett

10:00 a.m.  
Tim & Laura James

Thanks to This Sunday's Acolytes

8:00 a.m.
Patrick Trumpore

10:00 a.m.
TBD


  THIS WEEK @ CUC

Sunday,  August 6
8:00 am  Traditional Service
10:00 am  Contemporary Service
1:00 p.m.  Memorial Service of Rich Ponds
6:00 pm   Middle  School Youth Group

Thursday, August 10
6:30 pm  Men's Poker in Fireside Chapel

Sunday, August 13
8:00 am  Traditional Worship
10:00 am  Contemporary Service
1:00 pm   Memorial Service for Wayne Buehrer

CUC GENEROSITY
 

 
Fiscal Year to Date
thru July 30, 2018


ACTUAL
Identified Giving           $144,854
Plate Collection            $   2.304
Grocery Card Net        $    3,045


BUDGET
Identified Giving            $ 168,422
Plate Collection             $    3,273
Grocery Card Net         $     3,000

  
SURPLUS OR (DEFICIT)
Identified Giving           $ ( 23,568)
Plate Collection            $      (970)
Grocery Card Net        $           45


YTD AVERAGE  PER WEEK
Identified Giving            $   11,143
Plate Collection             $        177
Grocery Card Net         $         234



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

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Make a Difference in the
Financial Picture of CUC!

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!
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY



This Week in Sunday School  We will look at The Good Samaritan and talk about who our neighbors are and how we can help them.  We will get to know each other through games, crafts and something yummy to eat.  Join us for fun!
 
Join us downstairs for Sunday School and spend time with our amazing kids!  We are changing our program to make it easier for volunteers.  Come down and see the new set up and then sign up to help!! These also give you a chance to welcome new families to our church!  You can also help teach our children as a Teacher or Shepherd.  
Check out the new Sign-Up Genius for Summer:

Sprouts Parents
Parents of Preschool and PreK Kids!   The Amazing Miss Tanya is taking a break from teaching our Sprouts class this summer, so we will need parents to help out! We have some great games, activities and lessons planned. The kids are great to work with! Take a look at your schedule and see where you can volunteer. Check out the Spring Sign Up.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Join us Sunday morning at 10 for worship.
Youth Group is Sunday from 6-8.  Watch your texts for details!  We will be at the McIllece's house.

Middle School Mystery Night is Friday, August 4th.  
 
  • High School Mission Trip was great!  The kids worked hard at Hope Farms, Food Bank of the Rockies and the Denver Rescue Mission.  They all had a great time.
  • Mark your calendars!  August 23 we will have our end of the year fancy dinners.  Dust off your fancy duds and watch for more information!
  • School starts soon.  There will be no evening meetings August 20, 27 and September 3 so that everyone can get back into the school routine.  We will start again after Labor Day!

To finish off the summer we'll have one last "Mystery Trip" to the Rockies Game on August 15! The Youth group was gifted with GREAT seats vs the Atlanta Braves, so let Jeannie or Michelle know if you want a ticket! Seats are limited


For more information on Youth activities, contact CUC's Interim Director of Youth & Children's Ministries, Michelle Hicks at michelle@columbinechurch.org.
   


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ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 



Adult Sunday School  
Adult Ed is not meeting for the summer.  Join us in September for all new programs of learning!

 
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CUC MUSIC

Bells & Choir Rehearsals  Bells will begin rehearsals in August.

The Band rehearses Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary.  Contact Music Director Mitch Samu ( mitch@columbinechurch.org), if you are interested in joining the group.
 
GROUPS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


School Supplies   Today, Sunday, August 6th, is the last day to bring school supplies.  Cash donations are also needed.  Bring to Fireside Chapel today where we will be sorting the supplies.  Thanks for participating in this important drive.

Blessing of the Backpacks   Calling all students, teachers and administrators!  Bring your backpack or book bag to the 10:00 a.m. service to be blessed on Sunday, August 20th.  All children please check in downstairs for Sunday School as usual.  Then you will proceed together as a group. 
 
Western Welcome Weekend  CUC will have a booth on Saturday, August 19th.  We need volunteers to help welcome people who stop by.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Pastor Justin at Justin@columbinechurch.org .
 
Homecoming    We are planning to do a big homecoming Sunday on September 10th with a "Luau" theme.   Pastor Steve kicks off the fall with an inspiring vision of the next year here at CUC and we have all kinds of activities for the kids and grandkids.  Join us for lunch after the 10:00 a.m. service. 
 
Second Wind   Save the Date-Saturday, October 7th at Clement Park.  We will be signing up soon for this walk.  Sign up at CUC to be "on the team".  Watch for more information or contact Greg Schreifer at (303) 704-6582.
 
Knotty Sunday   We are having two more Saturday work times to get the fleece ready for Knotty Sunday.  If you are allowed to use scissors, please come to Fireside Chapel on Saturday, September 5 and/or Sept. 9 from 9 - 12.  Call Barbara Rudolf if you have questions. 
 
CUC Book Club   The book Club will meet Thursday, August 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor.  We will be discussing The Woodcutter , by Reginald Hill.  Everyone is welcome.  
    
Who's Coming to Dinner?  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? for Aug. 26 has been postponed.  Due to unforeseen circumstances of the committee, the dinner has been postponed until later in the fall.
 
Food Bank Needs Specific Items The food bank is in need of specific items. There is a list at the Welcome Spot. If you can, please grab one and head to the grocery store and stock up on those items. Bring them back to the church and put them in the grocery baskets for pickup. 

New Member Class   If you're interested in joining Columbine United Church, or if you would just like to learn about the church, sign up for the new member class on Sunday, September 24th at 11:30 p.m.  Lunch and childcare will be provided. To register, contact Rev. Justin Spurlock at (303) 798-1845, or at Justin@columbinechurch.org.
 
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.

Prayer Shawl. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Parlor. If you like to knit, or if you would like to learn to knit, please feel free to join them at 7:00 p.m. This ministry has been providing comfort to those in need for many years.

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 youtube.com/user/columbineunited.


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:

Bill & Barb McElroy are so grateful for the cards and prayers received after their son, Michael's, death.  The support makes a difficult time more bearable.  Thank you .
 
Judith Wright's health is improving. She is out of the hospital and has moved to the Life Care Center on Mineral Ave. Cards may be sent to Judith at 7590 W Caley Dr., Littleton, CO 80123.
 
Nancy Bierman's hip surgery went well and she wants to thank everyone for the well wishes.
 
This past week has been very difficult with the 4 deaths of congregation members and planning for their subsequent funerals.  Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the entire church staff for the care and concern they constantly give to the congregation members at CUC. 
 
CONCERNS:
 
Please pray for Cherie LaBelle, a friend and co-worker of Kathy Ireland.  Cherie is battling cancer and her previous treatments have not been effective.  She is now moving forward with a bone marrow transplant.  

Please pray for Steve & Marlene Weiss, good friends of the Dunleavy's.  Steve was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and Marlene with ovarian cancer.  
 
Please pray for the family of Craig Knotwell who passed away Sunday, July 23. His funeral was July 30st.  
 
Please pray for Judi Buehrer upon the death of her husband, Wayne, and her upcoming cancer treatments.  Wayne's funeral is scheduled for Sunday, August 13th.  If you'd like to take a meal, please go to http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=LMFD5930 .
 
Rich Pond's funeral (brother of Roger) is today, Sunday, August 6th at 1:00 p.m. 
 
Please pray for the family of Phyllis Baker who passed away on July 27th.  Her funeral was on August 5th.
 
Please pray for the family of Roger Maxwell who passed away on July 28th. His funeral was on Friday, August 4th.  
 
Prayers for healing for Pam Lass. She had back surgery for a ruptured disc and is recovering at home. 
 
Prayers for Carla Keeseeker as she begins a new procedure for her MS.  
 
Prayers for relief from pain and a steady recovery for Becca Kring who had her tonsils and adenoids out Tuesday, July 18. 
 
Prayers are requested for the Steffen family.  Jeff Steffen is recovering from cardiac stent placement and coronary heart disease and his brother was just diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.  
 
Although the immediate crisis may be over, we ask that you keep the following people in your prayers:  Roger Ponds, Katie Gaertner, Dan Simmons, Bob and Lisa Call, Nina and Garrett Ray, Tom Moore, Ruth and Don Teason, and Jeff and Linda Veres .
 
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 pray for our brothers and sisters in the military and those who serve our country around the world.
 
 






COLUMBINE UNITED CHURCH

6375 S. Platte Canyon Rd.

Littleton, CO   80123

(303) 798-1845

cuc@columbinechurch.org

www.columbinechurch.org