United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, June 18, 2017
COWBOY AND BLUEGRASS SUNDAY
~ One Service Only at 10:30 am ~

Russell's Ritings, 

There is a wonderful story about the great scientist Albert Einstein.  Einstein was probably the most brilliant man ever to have lived.  The story goes that he was taking a train out of New York City.  The conductor was passing through the railcar punching tickets when he came to Dr. Einstein.  The great scientist was frantically searching through his coat, pants, and vest pockets for his ticket.  The conductor said, "Don't worry, Dr. Einstein, I trust you."  On his way back up the car the conductor again passed by Dr. Einstein who was this time searching through his briefcase.  The conductor said, "Don't worry, Dr. Einstein, I trust you."  The third time the conductor made his way through the car Dr. Einstein was down on his hands and knees searching under not just his seat but the seats around him.

The conductor again said,  "Don't worry, Dr. Einstein, I trust you."  Einstein looked up and replied, "Thank you, sir, for your trust.  However, it's not an issue of trust.  It's an issue of direction.  I don't know where I'm going."

Do you know where you are going?  I am going to be at COWBOY SUNDAY  this Sunday at 10:30.  I can't wait for the music, the children dancing, the decorations, the music, the chuck wagon lunch, the pony rides, and did I mention the music!  It's going to be a great day, and we owe a debt to many who have worked and planned and worked some more.  However, we couldn't do this without chair George Wood, Mr. Detail himself.  George has done a marvelous job of pulling everything together.  Thanks, George.

So, partner, put on your cowboy duds and come on out.  Bring a friend and introduce them to UMCE.  My sermon this Sunday is "Take Dead Aim" (MT 6:33).

REMEMBER - ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 10:30

"and the folks are friendly"

Russell



COWBOY AND BLUEGRASS SUNDAY

This year's service will feature: 
  • Devotional time with Pastor Russell Fletcher.
  •  A group of talented country and bluegrass musicians:
  • Jay Genender on fiddle
  • Emily Wilson on mandolin
  • Mike Fields on banjo and guitar
  • Terry Vogt on (honkytonk) piano
  • Denwood Butler on guitar 
  • Sandy Sandusky on harmonica ...
  • (and, of course, our awesome country singers)
  • Cowboy & Bluegrass Music and Poetry to include "God Must be a Cowboy at Heart", "Rocky Top", "Desert Pete", "Lord of the Dance" and many others. 
  • After the service there will be fun for all ages including dancing for the little cowpokes, and horse and pony rides in the parking lot.
  • And last, but not least, a BBQ lunch donated by the Membership Committee. 
Please come and bring your family for our signature event this year! Dress in your best cowboy attire (remember this is Rodeo Weekend) and come prepared to sing along, tap your feet and enjoy the activities. We Hope to See You There !



SUCCESSFUL WORK DAY

Did you notice how much nicer the church property looks?  Twenty-eight wonderful members of UMCE spent a lot of hours Saturday.  Among the tasks accomplished were: mowing and weeding the property, raking the islands in the upper parking lot, painting gutters, trimming trees, installing eave lights, cleaning the library, cleaning and staining stairs from upper to lower parking lots, storing the heat pad, repairing a table in the sanctuary, cleaning below windows outside FH and installing new mulch/bark, cleaning trash along highway, and much more.

Many thanks to the following:  Glenn Stoll, Jim Ament, Penn and Marilyn Gildersleeve, Fred and Linda Bloemendall, Mike Gregory, Peter and Pam Lindquist, Lauren Alter, Debbie Roamer, Roland Schroeder, Pete and Edie Marks, Bill Graf, Frank Platt, Robin and Susan Roberts, Diane and Russell Fletcher, Kyler Grissom, Michael Eaton, Diane Donelson, Dave Loomis, Ken and Karen Morales, Steve Gallup, and Brian Miquelon.  










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.  



FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report

Sunday School and Nursery 6/11/2017
Worship Services 6/11/2017
------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 6/11/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
6/16/2017

n/a
128
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$5,912
$4,201
($1,711)
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$313,348
$141,888
$159,078
    + $17,190




VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

We had a wonderful week this past week at the Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School! The children  became hands-on inventors who discovered they're lovingly crafted by God. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped out, thanks to the kids for a great week of learning and fun, and thanks to Pastor Russell for letting the kids take over the Sanctuary on Sunday!










ADULT EDUCATION

Adult Education will not be meeting during the summer months and will start again in September.



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


Tuesday, June 20: 6:30-7:30 am 
THE BAGELRY MEN'S FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Location: The Bagelry in Bergen Park
The Bagelry Men's Fellowship group will take a summer hiatus in July and August. We will resume on Tuesday, September 5 (the day after Labor Day) at 6:30 am. Please put that date on your calendar and we look forward to seeing you. If you have questions, please call Bill Graf at 303-246-8330.










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. 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. 











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

Tuesday, June 20 6:30 am The Bagelry Men's Fellowship Breakfast Group
Sunday, July 16 8:30 am Annual Blessing of the Animals
Outdoor Service
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

JUNE /JULY TEAM MEETINGS

Thursday, June 22 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, July 11 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, July 11 7:00 pm Trustees
Thursday, July 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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