June 8,  2017

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Traditional Worship
8:00 A.M.

Contemporary Worship
10 A.M.

Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers

8:00 a.m. 
Steve Lass
Tom Bury

10:00 a.m. 
Todd & Carrie Rice
Pat Leonard
Russ Jackson

Thanks to This 
Sunday's  Ambassadors

8:00 a.m. 
Peggy Sweet

10:00 a.m.  
Josie Hamlen

Thanks to This Sunday's Acolytes

8:00 a.m.
Patrick Trumpore

10:00 a.m.


Sunday,  June 11
8:00 am  Traditional Service
10:00 am  Contemporary Service
5:00 pm  CUC Bridge Club in Biel Hall
6:00 pm  Middle & High School Youth Groups

Monday, June 12
9:00 am  VBS Begins
1:00 pm  Blood Drive

Wednesday, June 14
7:30 pm   Band

Thursday, June 15
1:00 pm  CUC Book Club in the Parlor

Friday, June 16
4:00 pm  VBS Presentation in Sanctuary

Sunday, June 18
8:00 am  Traditional Worship
10:00 am  Contemporary Service


Fiscal Year to Date
thru June 4, 2018

Identified Giving           $ 56,984
Plate Collection            $      897
Grocery Card Net        $      932

Identified Giving            $ 69,717
Plate Collection             $   1,355
Grocery Card Net         $   1,000

Identified Giving           $ (12,733)
Plate Collection            $      (458)
Grocery Card Net        $        (68)

Identified Giving            $   11,397
Plate Collection             $       179
Grocery Card Net         $       186

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


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!

This Week in Sunday School    As we head into the summer, we are looking at Paul's transformation from Saul. We will play games, make crafts, and eat. Join us for fun as we travel with Paul.

Summer is coming and we need lots of help with our wonderful children. Ask about how easy it is!  See Jeannie downstairs with any questions and to sign up!

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 to see the new set up and then sign up to help!! This gives 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 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 to see where you can volunteer. Check out the Spring Sign Up.

VBS is Coming! Save the week of June 12th and bring your kids to the outstanding VBS program. Kids will discover not only that God made them the way they are, but also for a purpose.  Maker Fun Factory is an incredible Bible-learning experience where kids can see, hear, touch, and even taste!  Science fun, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities helping faith flow into real life. The cost is $20.00 for one child, $40.00 for two, and $50.00 for three or more.  Sign up by clicking here.

VBS Supplies Needed   The VBS Committee needs supplies as well as helpers this year. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Spot, and a board listing the needed supplies. Please check it out and see how you can help. Contact Aimee Crispin at crispinaimee@hotmail.com if you have questions.


High School and Middle School Youth Groups
Join us Sunday morning at 10:00 for worship.
Youth Group will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. See you there!
  • Middle School Mission Trip is July 17th-20th. It will be local. 
  • High School Mission Trip is July 24th-27th. It will be local. 

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


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


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.

Annual Meeting   We had a very successful annual meeting on Sunday, May 21st .   You can click here to download a hard copy of the Annual Report.

Blood Drive   Bonfils and the Kiwanis Club of Columbine are sponsoring a blood drive here at CUC on Monday, June 12th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Childcare will be provided between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for children of donors.  Appointments are appreciated, but not required and can be scheduled at (303) 363-2300, or online at www.bonfils.org. R eference Group No. 0527. For questions, call Ken Sweet at (303) 910-0084.
CUC Book Club  will meet Thursday, June 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor  We are discussing Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes.  Everyone is welcome to join in the lively discussion.

Office Staff Changes   We are excited to announce that CUC member Lindsey Stevenson is our new Finance Manager (part-time, 20 hours per week).  Lindsey  is a CPA with an MBA from the University of Indianapolis. She has served as an accountant for the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Defense. We look forward to her bringing her accounting and financial skills to CUC. Lindsey is married to Brent, and they have two children, Jack and Sloane.  Please welcome Lindsey to our CUC Staff!!
Cowboy Sunday    Remember Lauren Michaels, who sang at Cowboy Sunday a few weeks ago?  Well, we still have two CDs of her music for sale. Check at the Welcome Spot.  They're $10.00 each and well worth it. 
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.
A Kiss for My Daughter   Mitch Samu is presenting a "run-through" of his awesome show on Tuesday, June 20th, at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  If you want to see a great show, this is a wonderful opportunity.  It's a musical about Alzheimers and is very moving.  It'll be in the Sanctuary and everyone is welcome.
VBS Supplies Needed   The VBS Committee is looking for supplies as well as helpers this year. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Spot, as well as a board with needed supplies. Please check it out to see how you can help. Contact Aimee Crispin at crispinaimee@hotmail.com if you have questions.

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.


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


Congratulations to Rebekah and Jeff Adams on the birth of their first baby. Brooklyn Paige Adams was born on Sunday, June 4th.  Mom and baby are doing well.
Congratulations to Carl Hansen on his 90th birthday, May 31st!
Congratulations to the entire Simmons family as they celebrated the wedding of Katie and Travis Patton on June 3rd.
Thank you to all the terrific Sunday School staff and teachers who provide a fun and meaningful program for our CUC children.
Thank you to the ushers, acolytes, and ambassadors who serve each Sunday. They help the service run more smoothly, as well as provide a welcome feeling to all. As the acolytes carry the light of Christ in and out of the sanctuary, we are reminded to carry the light of Christ with us.
Prayers for the victims and their families of the recent bomb attacks in London and Manchester, England, and all around the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.
Please pray for Katie Gaertner as she begins a week's hospitalization starting June 12th for medical testing for health concerns.
Please pray for Betty Nagel who was recently admitted to hospice care. She has asked that we pray for her inner peace.
Jill Michael's friend, Michelle Lopez, was in a serious accident last week. She has multiple broken bones as well as a collapsed lung. Please pray for healing, courage, patience, and faith for Michelle.  (Jill is Julie Roghair's daughter).
Prayers for Peggy Olson, who is home recovering after a bad fall.  
Please pray for Julie and Mel Roghair's niece, Amy as she suffers from mental illness. Please pray for Amy and her family for peace, hope, and healing.
Prayers for Dick Husted as he recuperates at home after receiving two stents due to heart problems. 
Prayers for the family of Rev. Stan Jewell who recently died unexpectedly of a heart attack. Rev. Jewell was an active minister and member of the Presbytery of Denver. 
Please pray for Dan Simmons upon the death of his brother, Johnny Simmons. 
Prayers of healing for Barbara Livingston who had a shoulder replacement on June 7th. 
Prayers for Garrett Ray as he recovers from recent surgery. 
Please pray for Bonnie De Agostino's sister, Harlene Bowman. She recently suffered a heart attack and had surgery to insert two stents.
Continued prayers for Judy Simmons as she begins her next round of chemotherapy this week.   
Funeral services for Ted Ponds, father of Roger Ponds, were held June 4th at CUC.
Although the immediate crisis may be over, we ask that you keep the following people in your prayers: Judi Buehrer, Vic Stabio, Bob and Lisa Call, Phyllis Baker, Marilyn Johnson, Jason Cooke, Kay Huntley, Kirstin Adkins, Tom Moore, Jim Lillie, Ruth and Don Teason, Lu Samu, Jeff and Linda Veres, Roger Maxwell, Keri Mahe, Sandy Balzhiser, Paul and Sue Broyles, Terri Townsend's nephew, and Judith Wright.
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.




6375 S. Platte Canyon Rd.

Littleton, CO   80123

(303) 798-1845