September 14,  2017
SERMON SPOTLIGHT

IN THIS ISSUE:
SUNDAY AT CUC

Traditional Worship
8:00 A.M.

Contemporary Worship
10 A.M.

Sermon
What's Next?

Scripture
Romans 8:14-17

Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers

8:00 a.m. 
Steve Lass
Tom Bury

10:00 a.m. 
Charlie & Lynn Swanson
Dick & Susan Knox

Thanks to This Sunday's Acolytes

8:00 a.m.
Patrick Trumpore

10:00 a.m.
TBD


  THIS WEEK @ CUC

Sunday,  September 17
8:00 am  Traditional Service
10:00 am  Contemporary Service 

Tuesday, September 19
9:30 am  Faith Forum
6:30 pm  Adult Ed

Wednesday, September 20
6:15 pm  Bells
7:30 pm  Choir & Band

Sunday, September 24
8:00 am  Traditional Worship
10:00 am  Contemporary Service
11:15 am  New Member Class


CUC GENEROSITY
 

 
Fiscal Year to Date
thru September 10, 2018


ACTUAL
Identified Giving           $222,528
Plate Collection            $   3,259
Grocery Card Net        $    3,637


BUDGET
Identified Giving          $ 243,974
Plate Collection            $    4,741
Grocery Card Net        $     4,500

  
SURPLUS OR (DEFICIT)
Identified Giving           $ ( 21,446)
Plate Collection           $     (1,483)
Grocery Card Net        $      (  863)


YTD AVERAGE  PER WEEK
Identified Giving            $   11,712
Plate Collection             $        172
Grocery Card Net         $         191



Want to know where you stand with your pledge year-to-date?  Call CUC's Business Manager, Lindsey Stephenson, in the church office, or email her at  lindsey@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       
The kids have voted and...THEY WANT YOU! That's right, the children want you, a fellow member of the church, to come and play! Take the leap (or the 18 steps down the stairs) and come support the kids as they learn, grow, and play. We promise it will be well worth your time!  Sign up online at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4EABA929A13-20172 to volunteer and serve your kids! Contact either Jeannie at jeannie@columbinechurch.org or Dani at dani@columbinechurch.org for further information!
 
 
YOUTH MINISTRY
It's beginning to look a lot like...FALL! Our youth fall retreat to La Foret is right around the corner, November 3rd-5th and registration is open. Spots are filling quickly, so go online today and reserve your spot! https://rmcucc.campbrainregistration.com
It's a weekend you won't want to miss!
 
The youth will be venturing out to Hope Farms on Saturday, September 23rd to help Lisa Kramer as she and her farm prepare for their fall festival. We will be meeting at the church at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 5:00 p.m. Parents are more than welcome to join us! Pack your lunch and bring your workin' boots!
 
Middle Schoolers: join us tonight from 6:00-7:30pm! High Schoolers: join us tonight from 6:30-8:00pm! Contact Michelle at mlhicks1111@gmail.com or Dani at Dani@columbinechurch.org for any information!
 
ATTENTION PARENTS Today is the day! Join Dani and fellow parents today after service in the youth room for all the latest and greatest of what this next year has in store for our youth program! Contact Dani if you are unable to attend.
 

 


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ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 



  
Faith Forum   Tuesday, September 19, Faith Forum will conclude its two week course  "The Apocalypse!"  Pastor Justin Spurlock will guide our study of "The Book of Revelation", it's rich theological and spiritual symbols, the many misunderstandings and quack ideas that abound in our culture about it, and the ways we might find inspiration in this ancient text.  All are welcome.  Please join us from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Chapel. 
 
Evening Adult Education Tuesday evening September 19, Adult Education and Advanced Spirituality will have a guest speaker.  Mr. Dilpreet Jammu will help us understand "Sikhs - Who Are They?"  Some think they are a part of Islam.  Some think they are a part of Hinduism.  Neither is true.  Please join us to discover the truth about the world's 5th largest religion - Sikhism.  All are welcome.  We will meet in the Fireside chapel from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
 
Sunday Morning Adult Education   This Sunday, Pastor Steve will lead an open forum regarding Pastor Justin's call to become Senior Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church.  All are welcome.  Please join us from 9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Fireside Chapel.  The discussion of God: A Story of Revelation has been postponed.
 

 

 
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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


CUC Book Club   The book club will meet Thursday, September 21st 1:00 p.m., in the Parlor.  We will be discussing The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.  Everyone is welcome.

Do You Like to Read ? Is your passion math? How about spending time with kids? Can you spare 30-45 minutes? Then you would be the perfect fit for our partnership with Wilder Elementary!  Please contact Vickie Tolve at vatt5547@gmail.com or Marci Pokrywka at pokerniki@comcast.net for more information!
 
The Men's Room  has been remodeled.  It will now be the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 4450 Sumac Lane, Littleton, CO 80123.   Damien's number is (303) 981-2732.  Beverages and munchies will be provided, so guys come prepared to share your highs and lows from the previous month in a safe and confidential environment.  Rev. Steve will provide a thought-provoking topic for discussion, and all attendees will be afforded an opportunity to participate.  Come and send time with your CUC brothers.
 
Save the Date    We will be having a Mission Fair in Biel Hall.  Come and enjoy a free breakfast.   WE beed some help serving breakfast since our Mission Committee will be busy with the Fair.  We need volunteers-three people for each shift-7:30 to 9:30 and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Contact Fred Mahe at (303) 798-4556 or  bewellnow@msn.com .
 
  Second Wind   Saturday, October 7th at Clement Park.  Sign up at www.secondwindwalkrun.org under the Columbine United Church team or drop me a note at greg.schriefer@gmail.com or
(303) 704-6582.  The Second Wind Walk/Run has been running 16 years strong to raise funds to save the lives of children and teens at risk of suicide.
 
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:
 
During Marge Lillie's last week, she and Jim received an envelope in their mail box.  It was evident the sender wished to remain anonymous.  Inside was a card that said "Dear Jim and Marge.  Your beautiful smiles have often warmed me when I had no smile of my own.  Please accept this little gift knowing you are not alone and you are loved."   A cash gift was included.  To the anonymous one(s), many, many thanks.   Jim Lillie

Harvey Relief effort was a real joy.  Under Barb Rudolf's guidance, her team put together 193 Flood Buckets and 535 Hygiene Kits.  They loaded up the trailers on Wednesday and headed for Salt Lake Thursday morning.  Barb and Jim will be working at UMCOR for several days before heading home. Also thanks to 1st Presbyterian of Littleton, Wellshire Presbyterian and Wilder Elementary whose generosity is greatly appreciated.
Many thanks to the CUC members who generously donated to help the victims of Harvey in their recovery.    Thanks again Barb, for your INCREDIBLE work for others.  

Congratulations on the birth of Daxton Keith Dorr, grandson of Ron & Jeannie Dorr, born August 31st to James & Emily Dorr. 

A big Welcome Back to Steve and a special thank you to Justin and Jane for taking over this summer.

Thanks to the Fellowship and Involvement team and to all who helped to make Homecoming Sunday a big success.

Thanks again to Mitch Samu and his team of musicians for a wonderful benefit concert.

CONCERNS:
Prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, particularly in Houston  and also those in Florida who were affected by Hurricane Irma.  Please also pray for the first responders and all those who are pitching in to help.

Prayers for Chuck Halderman who is receiving a pacemaker this week.  

Prayers for Hollace Perry, daughter of Kay Huntley who is having cancer surgery this month.  
Prayers for Barb Garcia whose mother passed away on September 10th.  

Prayers are needed for Carol Boorom who fell and broke her ankle.  

Continued prayers for Judi Bueher as she continues her cancer treatments.  Judi reports her most recent treatment went very well. 

Although the immediate crisis may be over, we ask that you keep the following people in your prayers:  Justin Snyder, Susan and Jim Lummanick, Pat Smatla,  Garrett and Nina Ray,  Judith Wright, Jack Gibson and Sally Kingman, Bev Knotwell, Carla Keesecker, Melody Maxwell, Katie Gaertner, Dan Simmons, Bob and Lisa Call, 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 keep them in your prayers as well as 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