United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, June 25, 2017
8:30  and 10:30

Wow!  That's my response to Cowboy Sunday.  This is my fourth Cowboy Sunday as your pastor.  They all have been wonderful, but this one was the VERY best.  Many thanks to the musicians, those who decorated, those who fed the multitude, those who took pictures, and those who provided the pony rides.  If I started naming names I would certainly miss someone so please accept this generic THANK YOU! 

Generally in the summer months I depart from the lectionary and preach a series of sermons.  This summer the series is on David, one of the most colorful and meaningful characters in the Old Testament.  We all know the stories of David and Goliath and David and Bathsheba.  However, there is more to David.  I invite you - when you're in town - to be in worship as we look at "the man after God's own heart."

Here's the series:

June 25 
"David and Goliath- In God's Name"
I Samuel 17:45
July 9 
"David and Jonathan - Ties of Friendship" 
I Samuel 18: 1 - 4
July 16
"David and the Ark"   
II Samuel 6:9
July 23
"David and Araunah - True Stewardship"  
II Samuel 24:24
July 30
"David and Bathsheba - Blinded by Sin"
II Samuel 12: 1 - 10, 13
August 13
"God is Where We See Him"
II Samuel 7: 1 - 17
August 20
"David: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" 
II Samuel 23: 1 - 17
August 27
"David's Best Psalm"
Psalm 23

We will leave the series July 2 as we celebrate America and on August 6 with "Church at the Ranch".

I hope we all have great summer, and if you're in town and not providentially hindered, I hope you will be in worship!

See you Sunday!

Russell                 




FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report

Sunday School and Nursery 6/18/2017
Worship Services 6/18/2017
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Needed Weekly
Received 6/18/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
6/23/2017

n/a
169
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$5,912
$4,433
($1,479)
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$313,348
$147,800
$163,511
+ $15,711




HIGHLIGHTS FROM COWBOY AND 
BLUEGRASS SUNDAY

PLEASE EXCUSE THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PHOTOS HERE (sooo.... MANY), BUT THERE WERE SO MANY GOOD ONES TO CHOOSE FROM.... AND I WANTED TO GET ALL THE KIDS REPRESENTED HERE IN CASE PARENTS WANT TO KEEP A COPY (JUST RIGHT CLICK ON THE PHOTO AND COPY).

THANK YOU GLENN AND PAT FOR BRINGING YOUR BEAUTIFUL HORSES!!!



































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


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, Michael Fields, and Denwood Butler.











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

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

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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