June 6 , 2018
Wednesday Shout-Out

Last Week's Sermon
Sunday June 3, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:
SUNDAY AT CUC

Traditional Worship
8:00 A.M.

Contemporary Worship
10 A.M.

Scripture: 
Proverbs 4:20-27

Sermon:
Guard Your Heart

Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers

 8:00 a.m.
Tom Bury
Steve Lass

10:00 a.m. 
Larry Burmeister
Kari Adamski
Pat Leonard

Thanks to This Sunday's Ambassadors

    8:00 a.m.   
Greg Schriefer

10:00 a.m.
Marian Hollingshead

 
THIS WEEK @ CUC

Sunday, June 10th
8:00 am   Traditional Service
9:00 am   Social Time in Biel Hall
10:00 am Contemporary Service
11:00 am - 3pm   Feed the Need -King Soopers

Wednesday, June 13th
6:15 pm  Bells
7:30 pm  Choir
7:30 pm  Band

Sunday, June 17th
8:00 am   Traditional Service -      Recognize CUC's New Members
9:00 am   Social Time in Biel Hall
10:00 am Contemporary Service
11:00 am - 12:30 pm C elebrate Father's Day (BBQ & Raffle)
CUC GENEROSITY
 
 
Fiscal Year to Date
thru June 3, 2018


ACTUAL
Identified Giving           $    50,912
Plate Collection            $         743
Cash Back Programs   $      1,763


BUDGET
Identified Giving          $    65,853
Plate Collection           $         909
Cash Back Programs  $      1,250

  
SURPLUS OR (DEFICIT)
Identified Giving          $   (14,941)
Plate Collection           $        (166)
Cash Back Programs   $          513


YTD AVERAGE  PER WEEK
Identified Giving           $    10,182
Plate Collection            $        149
Cash Back Programs   $        353


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

Make a Difference in the
Financial Picture of CUC!

Are You Required to Take an RMD from your IRA?
Calling all those who must make minimum withdrawals from retirement accounts!  Why not have some or all of those RMD's sent directly to CUC?  Whatever the amount is, it will be counted as part of the required minimum but it will not show up on your 1099R as taxable. This is an excellent way to make sure your contribution is still deductible!  Please consider donating a portion of your RMD as a way to support the ministry of Columbine United Church.  Please contact Lindsey Stevenson at the church office for more 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
VBS Supplies Due This Sunday! Please bring in any and all sport and miscellaneous supplies for MEGA SPORTS CAMP by this Sunday June 10th. The camp begins on Monday June 11th. Can't wait!
 
Crew Leader Meeting This Sunday June 10th at 11:30am! If you are signed up to be a crew leader or desire to help please come this Sunday to the mandatory crew leader training. We will be assigning crews, discussing expectations and guidelines, setting up and decorating, and of course there will be pizza! Contact Dani if you are unable to make it on Sunday at dani@columbinechurch.org.
 
VBS Sunday & Father's Day BBQ! On Sunday June 17th the campers from VBS will be participating in the 10:00 am worship service to engage and inform the congregation of their experience at MEGA SPORTS CAMP. Following the service there will be a celebratory BBQ for both the kids and to celebrate Father's Day from 11:00am-12:30pm! Join us for good food, fellowship, and a raffle!
 
No Youth Group June 13th!   It is a crazy week for the youth at CUC as most of them are serving as crew leaders at MEGA SPORTS CAMP, so we are giving a break for Wednesday night June 13th but will continue back to our summer youth group the following Wednesday June 20th. Middle School meets from 4:30-6:30pm and High School meets from 6:30-8:30pm. Contact Jeannie or Dani for more information on how to get involved. 

    
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ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 



Sunday Morning Adult Education   We will take the summer off and return in September.

Faith Forum   The Tuesday morning Faith Forum is on vacation.  Have a fun and safe summer.  See you in September.
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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

Feed the Need June 10th -  2 hours only (11-1pm OR 1-3pm)
Would you like an easy way to support the growing food shortage at Integrated Family Community Services?  CUC has an opportunity to bless many people with this food drive. There are 2 King Soopers stores that still need volunteers...for just 2 hours. Shifts are either 11-1pm or 1-3pm. If this will fit into your Sunday, please contact Barbara Rudolf at 303 358 3410. 

Love INC  runs a lovely resale shop--Renewed Treasures, located near Arapahoe and Broadway.  The store is in need of a variety of volunteers in both time and talent: floor shifts, donation sorting, store cleaning, furniture moving, flower arranging, eBay selling and someone who might have a dryer to donate.  Interested in serving a local ministry in the community--call (303) 798-0037 or email Kris@loveinclittleton.org .  Check out the store at 6512 S. Broadway.
 
Love INC will be presenting a new class at the IMPACT campus on Thursday nights - Forgiveness -beginning June 7th, once a week for 4 weeks.  This is open to all partner churches as well as others in the community--if you or others you know might like to explore this class call Love INC for more information and/or to register at (303) 798 0037.  There is no fee.

The Book Club will meet Thursday June 21 at 1:00 pm in the parlor.  We will be discussing Born A Crime by Trevor Noah.  Everyone is welcome!
   
Save the Date YES, we are having a new photo directory done so watch the bulletin for details and save one of these dates for that great Christmas gift!!!
* Aug. 29 - Sept. 1
* Sept. 10 - 13
 
Barb Rudolf will be looking for volunteers to help with check in/greeters.   More details to come.  Contact Barbara Rudolf.  
 
New CUC Car Stickers!   The marketing committee is proud to offer CUC members new car stickers for you to place on your vehicle to communicate our church's sense of "WHY." Limited quantity available. 3 designs! ("BE RADICALLY INCLUSIVE" "YOU ARE LOVED" and "LOVE IS LOVE"). If you take one from the Welcome Spot, please promise to place it prominently on your vehicle to share our message with the whole community. 

Security  Following the Council's direction we have a security team in place comprised of several members of the congregation. They've been studying the security needs of the building during worship and mid week activities. Thanks to Tag Worley, security cameras have been installed in strategic areas. On Sunday mornings members of the team are in the Narthex and sanctuary monitoring the needs of the attendees, everything from health concerns to people needing assistance. The committee is looking for more members to join in this ministry. It is our desire to create a safe and secure environment for every member of the congregation. Please contact Steve Poos-Benson with your thoughts and ideas.

Food Donations Always needed! Please help us fill the collection baskets in Biel Hall with items for the IFCS food bank. They need peanut butter, jams and jellies, oatmeal, cereal and baking goods.
 
Travel to Europe Fly FREE to central Europe. Yes, travel adventurers, book before May 31st, 2018 to join us for a cruise to five countries and nine cities along the banks of the Danube, officially a UNESCO World Heritage site, where from its shores, grew Western culture's religion, music, intellectual thought, and art. From leisurely ship activities to walking tours into history, our ship will set sail on September 5th through the 14th, 2019. Contact Barb Rudolf for more details.
 
King Soopers   Remember to buy, load, and use your King Soopers cards!  We count on $1,000 a month in revenue from King Soopers card reloads, which pays for the monthly electric bill at 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.
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:

Sue Broyles would like to thank everyone for their prayers for her brother, John Shambach, who had been hospitalized for a heart issue.  He spent 12 days in the hospital but is home now and doing well after they gave him a pacemaker.  

Thank you and a big "yeehaw"to Megan Van De Hey for sharing her singing talent with us on Cowboy Sunday.

Thanks to all the grown up and little volunteers who sorted crayons last Sunday. The crayons will be melted down and made into more crayons for children. We are grateful for Barb Rudolf who organized the project. What a wonderful way to show the little volunteers how to help other children while learning their colors at the same time!

So many folks enjoyed the yummy food and great fellowship at the monthly church breakfast last Sunday. Thanks to all those who made it happen!

We celebrate the joy the CUC Middle Schoolers and sponsors are bringing others as they complete their Mission Trip in the Denver area this week. Please remember them in your prayers.

CONCERNS:
 
Please pray for Anne Fennell as she is experiencing health concerns. Cards may be sent to her at 6300 W. Mansfield Ave. Unit 66, Denver, CO 80235

John Hausman had successful back surgery last week and is now at home recuperating. Please pray for his quick recovery. Cards can be sent to him at 4893 S. Jellison St., Littleton 80123.

The funeral for Dorothy Milne, long time member of CUC, will be at CUC Sunday, June 17th at 1:00 pm. Please pray for her family. Cards may be sent to her family: Diana Milne at 5208 South Gallop St, Littleton CO 80120, and Donna and Jim Damrau at 1033 Buttercup Road, Elizabeth CO 80107.

Jim Emas & Judy King continue to ask for prayers and support for Judy's daughter Peyton Dryden.  She continues to have neurological concerns and fell, breaking her leg last week requiring surgery. Peyton is currently at Littleton Life Care Center awaiting a second surgery.

John Dejournett had recent back surgery. Please pray for his healing and a good outcome. Cards can be sent to him at 7542 W. Ottawa Pl, Littleton CO 80128.

Please pray for Kay Huntley who is having health problems following an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. Cards can be sent to her at Hallmark Nursing Center, 3701 W. Radcliff Ave., Denver CO 80236.

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:

Mary and Bill Anderson, Jennifer Whitenach, Ruth Teason, 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, Pam Lass, and Judi Buehrer.

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

cuc@columbinechurch.org

www.columbinechurch.org