United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 16, 2017
8:30 and 10:30 Services


Russell's Ritings...

The great artist Michelangelo once made the following remarks to some fellow painters:

"Why do you keep filling gallery after gallery with endless pictures of the one ever - reiterated theme of Christ in weakness, of Christ upon the cross, Christ dying, Christ hanging dead?  Why do you stop there as if the curtain closed upon that horror?  Keep the curtain open, and with the cross in the foreground, let us see beyond it to the Easter dawn with its beams streaming upon the risen Christ, Christ alive, Christ ruling, Christ triumphant.

We should be ringing out over the world that Christ has won, that evil is toppling, that the end is sure, and the death is followed by victory.  That is the tonic we need to keep us healthy, the trumpet blast to fire our blood and send us crowing in behind our Master, happily upon our way, laughing and singing and recklessly unafraid, because the feel of victory is in the air, and our hearts thrill to it."

That quote is so appropriate for this week!  Most will open this on Good Friday - day of crucifixion, sometimes called "Black" Friday.  But that is not the end of the story!  On Sunday we will celebrate victory, the victory of light over darkness and life over death.  I hope to see you on Sunday.  We will have two difference services and two sermons - 8:30 and 10:30.  In the early service the sermon is "Tears on Easter?" (John 20: 11 - 18) and the later service the sermon is "The Great Promises of Easter"  (Matthew 28: 16-20).

"and the folks are friendly"

Russell



GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE


Friday, April 14 at  12:00 Noon

A Series of Readings and 

Prayerful Meditation 



EVERKIDS EASTER EGG HUNT

Seek and Ye Shall Find...

Join us Easter morning at 9:30 am for the annual UMC EverKids Easter Egg Hunt!  Weather permitting the hunt will be on the playground. If there is snow, rain, or extreme cold, we will hold the hunt downstairs in the EverKids Sunday School area. 

Please bring your own baskets, and a sunny, Easter attitude! We will have UMC EverKids Sunday School during the 10:30 service. 




MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JIM GOBEL


The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Saturday, June 17 at 2:00 pm

We are honored to celebrate Jim's life with the Gobel family on this very special Saturday in June.

Before moving to Texas Jim and Sharon were active members at UMCE. Sharon was instrumental in starting The Great Escape childcare in our building and Jim was part of the team of three (Jim, Pem Dunn and Chris Hahn) who created the beautiful stained glass windows in our church Sanctuary. 

Please plan on joining our church family for this very special service. 









VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017

Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9
9:00 am - Noon

Come join the fun for our 2017 VBS Week: Maker Fun Factory ! We  will spend three hours each morning learning about God's love for each one of us, and our unique purpose in His world!

Youth and adults are invited to volunteer and host this special event. We have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
  •  Crew Leaders
  •  Snacks
  •  Games
  •  Preschool and Kindergarten Leaders
  •  Bible Stories
  •  Crafts and more!
Vacation Bible School is for children pre-school ( must be potty trained) through third grade.  There is also a special program for fourth and fifth graders.  Sixth graders through high school may participate as volunteers.
 
Cost is $40 per child.

VBS Dates:  Monday, June 5th through Friday, June 9th (9 am - 12 pm daily)

Contact Sarah to find out how you can participate!
 
303-717-2053  



HELP WANTED: NURSERY ATTENDANT



The staff-parish relations committee is looking for a person to serve as nursery attendant during our 10:30 worship services, beginning in May.  The pay for the position is $12 per hour.  The job description and application form are attached below (just click on the link and print or save). An application form and job description can also be picked up in the church office.  

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Sailor at 303-717-2053 or  youth@evergreenumc.org, or JoAnn Vogt at  joannvogt@gmail.com.
 



UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORY



Below is an electronic (pdf) copy of the updated church directory (without photos). Just click on the Church Directory link below.

If you see any mistakes, or if you are not listed in the directory and would like to be, please just email Carol in the church office by emailing office@evergreenumc.org

If you would prefer a printed directory, please feel free to stop by the church office and pick one up. 




FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report

Sunday School and Nursery 4/9/2017
Worship Services 4/9/2017
------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 4/9/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
4/14/2017

54
144
------------
$5,912
$6,031
+ $119
------------
$313,348
$88,680
$83,503
      ($5,177)


IRA Rollovers to Benefit the Church

Looking for an easy way to help the church in 2017? The IRA rollover is a simple and easy way to grow God's kingdom.  If you are 70½, you may rollover up to $100,000 from your IRA to the church without paying any federal income tax on your gift.   Your gift to the church from your IRA will qualify for your 2017 required minimum distribution (RMD).

To make an IRA rollover gift in 2017, simply contact your custodian and request that all or  part of your required minimum distribution  (RMD) be transferred to the church.  For more information, visit rm-umf.org or contact the United Methodist Foundation at 303-778-6370.




ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday, April 16: No Session: EASTER SUNDAY Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 am

Sunday, April 23: No Session: PANCAKE BREAKFAST from 9:15 - 10:20 am

Sunday, April 30 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
WALKING THE LABYRINTH IN A WALKING MEDITATION
Facilitator: Dr. Lorna Idol



YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
Action Pack
Preschool-5th Grades 9:30 am
Youth Group Sunday School
6th-12th Grades 9:30 am
EverKids Early Elementary Sunday School
Preschool-1st Grades 10:30 am
EverKids Upper Elementary Sunday School

2nd-5th Grades 10:30 am
SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP

High School Youth Group
9th-12th Grades Noon - 1:30 pm
Regular Youth Group

6th-12th Grades 1:30 - 3:30 pm
THE STORY FOR KIDS

Wednesdays in UMCE Church Sanctuary
Preschool - 5th Grades 4:00 - 5:00 pm



AROUND THE CHURCH


Wednesday, April 5, 12, 19 and 26:  9:30-11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: "CREED"
Location: UMCE Church Library
Do you have questions about foundational Christian truths such as the purpose of life? Believing that powerful answers are embedded in the Apostles' Creed, Adam Hamilton examines it to explore what Christians believe and why it matters. Please join the Women's Bible Study as they study Adam Hamilton's book "Creed." 
Contact Jeanne Ambrosier at rjambro@street.com or 303-674-6377  for more information. 



Tuesday, April 4 and 18:  6:30 - 7:30 am
THE BAGELRY MEN'S FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Location: The Bagelry in Bergen Park 
A small, but growing group of men have started meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Bagelry in Bergen Park, across from King Soopers. Please come to join us and feel free to invite someone else who might benefit from this informal men's fellowship time.  Women do this!  Why can't men? Contact Bill Graf (303-246-8330) or Clyde Sacks (805-451-4586).  



Friday, April 21:  11:30 am
BRUNCH BUNCH AT 240 UNION RESTAURANT
Location: 240 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO
Please join the group for a delicious lunch at one of the favorite restaurants of the Brunch Bunch - 240 Union in Lakewood. A sign-up sheet is located in Fellowship Hall. Please contact Orpha Platt with questions at 720-541-7172.



Sunday, April 23: Breakfast from 9:15 - 10:30 am
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND THE BAROQUE FOLKE
Please join us for a hot stack at the pancake breakfast in between the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Then stay for a special 10:30 worship service featuring The Baroque Folke where w e will revisit some of the beautiful hymns of the Baroque time period. 



Saturday, May 6: 8:00 Breakfast, 8:30 Program
MEN'S BREAKFAST: "Drone Technology"
Location: UMCE Fellowship Hall
United Methodist Men will meet for breakfast at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Isaac Anderson will give a presentation and share his experiences and knowledge in using drones in civil and military applications.  Russell Fletcher and Glenn Stoll will be coordinating the breakfast.  All church family and friends are welcome to attend the speaker's program session starting at 8:30 am.  



Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9 from 9:00 am - Noon
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: MAKER FUN FACTORY!
Come join the fun for our 2017 VBS Week: Maker Fun Factory! We will spend three hours each morning learning about God's love for each one of us, and our unique purpose in His world!




CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Wednesday, April 5, 12, 19 and 26
9:30-11:30 am
Women's Bible Study: "Creed"
Tuesday, April 4 and 18
6:30-7:30 am
The Bagelry Men's Fellowship Group
Friday, April 21 11:30 am Brunch Bunch at 240 Union Restaurant
Sunday, April 23 9:15-10:30 am Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 23 10:30 Service The Baroque Folke
Saturday, May 6 8:00 am Men's Breakfast: Drone Technology
Monday, June 5 -
Friday, June 9
9:00 am - Noon Vacation Bible School 2017: Maker Fun Factory

APRIL TEAM MEETINGS

Tuesday, April 18 6:30 pm Inclusiveness Task Force
Thursday, April 27 6:00 pm Membership



CHURCH INFORMATION

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - noon
Please call the office at 303-674-4810, or email office@evergreenumc.org if you would like to add 
your event to the weekly Happenings.

LARGE PRINT HYMNALS, BIBLES AND BULLETINS are available in the vestibule for Sunday services. Just ask one of the ushers to help you.
 
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES are available for Sunday services. If you would like to try an Assistive Listening device this Sunday just ask one of the ushers or a sound booth technician.

AN OPEN INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP is extended to all persons. Please speak with the pastor about your interest in becoming part of this great Christian Fellowship.

RELOADABLE KING SOOPERS/SAFEWAY GROCERY CARDS  are on sale in Fellowship Hall on the first Sunday of each month following each worship service. 5% of all purchases made with these reloadable cards goes back to UMCE! You can also purchase these cards from the church office during regular office hours. 

 
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF EVERGREEN
Growing a community of faith by serving a world of need and changing lives. We affirm a spirit of openness and hospitality to all, including persons of all races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, financial strata, and abilities who seek a closer walk with God.
 
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