United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

6th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 16, 2017
8:30 and 10:30 am



Russell's Ritings, 

SOME PEOPLE THINK THE PREACHER IS THE "MINISTER", BUT WE ALL ARE MINISTERS -

MINISTRY IS...
Caring for a sick friend
Helping out at the neighborhood food bank even when I'm too tired to cook for myself

MINISTRY IS...
Loving my friends and, at the least, forgiving my enemies
Listening twice as much as I speak

MINISTRY IS...  
Giving the other person the larger half of the last piece of pie at the potluck
Calling out clearly the injustices we see around us

MINISTRY IS...  
Seeing and listening through a child's eyes and ears
Laughing at our own inconsistencies but never laughing at another's

MINISTRY IS...
Pouring new role models into tired old vessels
Catching the vision of a new day
Passing that new day along to the ones who run, stumble, and fly through our paths

This Sunday we continue in our summer series on the David stories.  The sermon is "David and the Ark" (II Samuel 6:9).

"and the folks are friendly"

Russell

THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Sunday, July 16th - 8:30 Outdoor Service



UMCE will have a special Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, July 16th at the 8:30 outdoor service.  All critters are welcome - furry, fuzzy or scaly.  Please join us for this fun celebration of the pets that bring so much joy to our lives. If your pet would not be fond of such an event, bring their favorite toy and we will bless that in their honor. Worship music for this service will be provided by Terry Vogt, Michael Fields, and Denwood Butler.

Carl Heckendorf, a licensed veterinarian, will be administering free rabies shots (and certificates) for dogs that need it. 

If you would like a free rabies shot for your dog(s) please sign up in advance by calling the church office or by signing the sign-up sheet that will be circulated at Sunday Worship Services this coming Sunday, July 9th.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITION WITH
EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN OUTREACH

Our church has long been a supporter of Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO), an organization dedicated to serving our Evergreen neighbors when they need help.  EChO's bylaws state that it is "a charity following the Gospel of Jesus Christ that calls us to 'feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick and imprisoned' (Matthew 25:35-36); and 'to love one another as He has loved us' (John 13:34). To fulfill that purpose, EChO's stated mission is "to provide assistance to residents of Evergreen mountain communities who are unemployed, under-employed, dealing with a long term illness, or experiencing other forms of personal crisis."

This congregation has not only supported EChO generously with donations of money and food, but has also traditionally had one of its members on the EChO Board of Directors.  That person at present is JoAnn Vogt.  However, JoAnn's three-year term ends this fall.  The Board no longer automatically includes a representative of each Evergreen-area church; instead, EChO seeks to recruit directors with expertise in fundraising, marketing, nonprofit financial issues and the like.  Recognizing this focus, JoAnn has told the Board that she would look within her own church to see whether anyone with such qualifications would be interested in applying for Board membership to succeed her when her term ends. 

The Board meets on the third Thursday evening of each month.  New directors are elected by the Board after submitting information about themselves and their interests to the Board's nominating committee and meeting with the Board president (currently Mark Hines, husband of our 8:30 pianist Karen Hines). 

Anyone interested in this opportunity for service is encouraged to contact Pastor Russell or JoAnn ( joannvogt@gmail.com) (303-674-0748).  Information about EChO can also be found at evergreenchristianoutreach.org.


WELCOME NEW MEMBER 
DOUG CARRINGTON!


I am a native Kansas Jayhawker growing up in Topeka, Kansas.  I moved to Colorado 27 years ago and have resided in Broomfield and Arvada.  I recently moved from Arvada to Evergreen and have enjoyed getting know many of the members at UMCE! 

Over a 40 year period I have worked in the Telecom, Financial Service and Transportation industries where I held a variety of positions.  I retired two years ago and current working part as a Substitute Teacher in Jeffco Public Schools.

I enjoy family time, fishing, hiking, outdoor activates, handy work around the house, dinning out, singing, live music and reading.  I have three children.  Two live and work in California and my youngest daughter currently lives with me here in Evergreen.

I have enjoyed my experience in becoming a member UMCE.  I see a small church community that is full of love and caring for the Evergreen community.  I look forward in serving the Lord and my fellow members.
YOUTH MISSION 2017
CARE PACKAGE PROJECT

From July 21-31, the UMCE Youth Group and their families will be traveling to and working on the Spokane Tribe of Indians' Reservation, in Wellpinit, Washington. It will be a week of long travel, hard work, and incredible spiritual growth. We will think of our home church often while we're gone, and we hope you think of us too.

You can participate in our mission by sending care packages to the missionaries! We would love to hear from you! Here is our mission site address:

UMCE Youth Group c/o Sarah Sailor
Sierra Service Project
General Delivery
Wellpinit, WA 99040

Please keep in mind:
  • The reservation only receives mail via USPS.
  • Please send only healthy snacks, as SSP doesn't allow "junk" food.
  • Please avoid snacks containing peanuts, or which have been processed in a facility that also processes peanuts.
  • Please send notes of encouragement and include your names!
  • We would enjoy anything that you send us!





FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report

Sunday School and Nursery 7/9/2017
Worship Services 7/9/2017
------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 7/9/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
7/14/2017

17
96
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$5,912
$5,371
($541)
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$313,348
$165,536
$179,421
+ $13,885



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


Sunday, July 16:  Outdoor Service at 8:30 am
ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
UMCE will have a special Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, July 16th at the 8:30 outdoor service.  All critters are welcome - furry, fuzzy or scaly. Carl Heckendorf, a licensed veterinarian, will be administering free rabies shots (and certificates) for dogs that need it. Please join us for this fun celebration of the pets that bring so much joy to our lives. If your pet would not be fond of such an event, bring their favorite toy and we will bless that in their honor. Worship music for this service will be provided by Terry Vogt and Denwood Butler.











Wednesday, July 19 at 12:00 noon
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY LUNCHEON
If you have questions or would like to join the group, please c ontact Jeanne Ambrosier at 303-674-6377  or email her at  rjambro@estreet.com  for more information.



Saturday, July 22-Sunday, July 30
YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP 
This summer the UMCE Youth Group will sponsor a week long service project at the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington State. Please note we will not be holding youth group on July 23 or 30.









Sunday, August 6: Outdoor Service at 10:30 am
CHURCH AT THE RANCH / CHURCH PICNIC
~ One Service Only ~
Location: 13502 S. Wamblee Valley Road, Conifer, CO
This year UMCE will host its annual Church Picnic at Glenn and Pat Stoll's ranch outside of Conifer. The outdoor worship service will take place at 10:30 am with the church picnic after the service. The Grill Masters will be there and you can bring a side dish to share. We will provide more details as the date gets closer. Please make plans to join us!












Sunday, August 20 from 9:15-10:30 am
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Join us on Sunday, August 20 for a pancake breakfast in between the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Come and enjoy fellowship and a hot stack.


CHURCH CALENDAR

CHURCH EVENTS

Sunday, July 16 8:30 am Annual Blessing of the Animals
Outdoor Service
Wednesday, July 19 12:00 Noon Women's Bible Study Luncheon
Saturday, July 22-
Sunday, July 30

Youth Summer Mission Trip to 
Spokane Indian Reservation 
Sunday, August 6 10:30 am Church at the Ranch/Church Picnic
Sunday, August 20 9:15-10:30 am Pancake Breakfast
JULY / AUGUST TEAM MEETINGS

Thursday, July 27 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, August 1 7:00 pm Trustees
Tuesday, August 8 10:30 am Staff
Thursday, August 10 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, August 24 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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