United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 23, 2017
8:30 and 10:30 am



Russell's Ritings, 

I am sure you have both heard and used the phrase, "famous last words."
Here are some perennial favorites:

                "I am sure we have enough gas to get there."
                "I am sure we can get there in plenty of time."
                "I am sure this road will get us there quicker."
                "I am sure we can get a ticket at the gate."
                "I am sure we can find their house."

One church growth expert said the famous last words of the church would be, "We have always done it that way."

Well, everyone knows that the church talks about money in November.  And we will do that. 

However, this Sunday as we continue the series on David stories we look at what I consider the greatest stewardship verse in the Bible.  The story is about David and Araunah.  It's a wonderful story and a great lesson.  I hope you will be here!

And the folks are friendly,

Russell

CHURCH AT THE RANCH & CHURCH PICNIC
Sunday, August 6th ~ One Service at 10:30 am

Location: 13502 S. Wamblee Valley Road, Conifer

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. 

There will also be pony rides and a bouncy castle for the kids; games, including horseshoes and croquet; live music; and in true Methodist fashion lots of good food, including homemade BBQ and homemade ice cream. 
Please make plans to join us!





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.


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 7/16/2017
Worship Services 7/16/2017
------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 7/16/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
7/21/2017

8
81
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$5,912
$4,679
($1,233)
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$313,348
$171,448
$184,100
+ $12,652



YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

~ NO YOUTH GROUP TODAY ~

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


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 at 10:30 am ~
Location: 13502 S. Wamblee Valley Road, Conifer
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

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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