The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
Pentecost Sunday


Russell's Ritings....

I remember a pastor of a large church telling a story of his church and its new stained glass windows. One of the windows was to portray a dove, the symbol of Pentecost. The pastor and the Trustees had seen the preliminary drawings and all seemed okay.

The construction of the windows began. When they arrived and were installed they were really beautiful. Except one thing was wrong! The artist had crafted the dove going UP instead of DOWN, even though the original drawing clearly showed DOWN. The church did not accept the window and it had to be redone.

Even though we think UP is the direction we want the church to go, we remember this Sunday that the Holy Spirit came DOWN on Pentecost. May He also come DOWN on UMCE this Sunday!

I hope to see all of you on this BIG Sunday. A lot is going on. The most important aspect of the service will be Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the church. Also, we will recognize our graduating seniors, and we are really proud of all four of them. Plus, and it's a big, big plus, we celebrate Choir Sunday, the end of the season for our choir before a summer off. The choir will be singing four anthems Sunday, interspersed throughout the service. I know you will join me in thanking our great choir for all they do to bring quality music to our worship experience.

The sermon will be "Things We Need - SPIRIT" and the text is Acts 2:4. And it would be nice if we all wore something red, the liturgical color for Pentecost.

"and the folks are friendly"
Russell

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE
FOR ROD KERSHENSTEIN



The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 pm

We are honored to celebrate Rod's life with the Kershenstein family on this very special Saturday in May. Please plan on joining our church family for this very special service.  
 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018
Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24



This year UMC Evergreen is moving to a weekend VBS format. We hope that this new format will make VBS available to more families in our church and our community! Our schedule will be as follows:

Friday, June 22:  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pizza Dinner and Decorating Party (all children and adults participate)

Saturday, June 23:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Polar Blast sessions all day long! (Preschool has the option of a half or full day) 

Sunday, June 24:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Morning Program, Potluck Lunch and Tear-Down
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 5/13/18
Worship Services  5/13/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 5/13/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
5/18/18
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26
126
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$6,368
$6,353
($15)
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$331,144
$120,992
$134,720
+ $13,728

 

BAPTISMS AND NEW MEMBERS

BAPTISM
SCARLET BEGONIA BRADY
Baptized: Sunday, May 13
Parents: Bernie & Meredith Brady

Pastor Russell, Meredith, Scarlet Begonia, Bernie and Stella Blue Brady and
extended family

Meredith, Scarlet Begonia, Bernie and 
Stella Blue Brady

Scarlet Begonia Brady

Meredith, Scarlet Begonia, and JoAnn Dunn presenting Needlepoint gift from UMCE


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BAPTISM
ZACHARY SAMUEL SLOAN
Baptized: Sunday, May 6
Parents: Nathaniel & Vivion Sloan

Front: Genevieve and Naomi
Back: Mariah, Nathaniel, Vivion, 
Zachary and Grandparents Linda 
and Samuel Sloan
 
NEW MEMBERS
THE SLOAN FAMILY

Front: Genevieve (6) & Naomi (4) 
Back: Mariah (2), Nathaniel, Vivion 
and  Zachary (6 mos.)

Naomi, Zachary, Vivion
and Genevieve

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

MOUNTAIN BACKPACKS PROGRAM
FILL UP THE PICKUP / A SERVICE PROJECT
Collection ends on Sunday, May 20th

UMCE is partnering with Evergreen
Lutheran Church,  Evergreen Rotary and
Evergreen Christian Outreach (ECHO)
                                      
The UMCE Church and Society Team is sponsoring the Mountain Backpacks Program which provides supplemental food to children in area schools who are on a free or reduced school lunch program. The backpacks go home from school with these children. This food program mission helps keep children full and focused during the school year and sends food boxes home with them for holidays and the summer. We would like your help in collecting the items listed below. 
Dry Items:
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Granola Bars
Canned/Jarred Items:
  • Soup
  • Chili
  • Vegetables
  • Pork & Beans

  • Pancake Syrup
  • Applesauce
  • Spaghetti/Meat Sauce
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
There is a bin in the corner of Fellowship Hall for donations to the Mountain Backpacks program. Our Church youth group will take the items to Evergreen Lutheran Food Pantry on Sunday, May 20th. 

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MINISTRY TO THE HOMELESS IN DENVER
Tuesday, May 22nd ~ Carpooling with Church Van
Leaving Church at 10:30 am
Returning at 2:30 pm

Wednesday Women's Bible Study invites you to join us on a field trip to minister to the homeless in Denver at Civic Center on Tuesday, May 22. We will be taking these items to them:  socks, protein/granola bars, wash cloths, & small toiletries . We will take our church van leaving the church at 10:30 and returning by 2:30. Afterward we will walk across the street to have lunch together at a soup/salad/sandwich restaurant. If there are too many for the van, we will take private cars also. Please let Jeanne know if you plan to join us for this ministry or if you have questions. Call Jeanne Ambrosier at 303-674-6377 or email at rjambro@estreet.com.

There is a bin in the church office for donations for the homeless. Please consider bringing something this Sunday, May 13th to help the homeless.

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BLESSING BAGS
A team from the UMCE Missions team is in the process of replenishing our supply of Blessing Bags containing items needed by homeless or other persons in need encountered on street corner or stop light.  Several items we try to include in each bag are travel sized containers of shampoo, conditioner and lotion.  If you are willing and able to collect these items as you travel, we would appreciate your bringing them to church and placing them in the Blessing Bag bin in the Giving Place corner of the Fellowship Hall.  This will save money and help us keep the cost of each bag lower.  Questions?  Call Bill Graf at Ph: 303-246-8330.

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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

Youth Group

6th-12th Grades Noon - 3:00 pm
I LOVE GOD'S GREEN EARTH

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

ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday, May 20 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
SERIES ON THE PARABLES (No. 7):
TWO MEN AT PRAYER (Luke 18: 9-14)
Facilitator: The Rev. Russell Fletcher
What or who can you trust? Money? Government? Education? Family? The Pharisee trusted himself, the publican trusted God. Trust is an element of faith. This parable teaches justification by faith through grace.

~ Adult Education will resume in the fall of 2018 ~
 

AROUND THE CHURCH

Friday, May 18 - starting at 11:30 am
BRUNCH BUNCH:   SASSAFRAS AMERICAN EATERY
Golden Location 1027 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO
This month the Brunch Bunch will meet at Sassafras American Eatery, a Cajun/Creole brunch/lunch restaurant in Golden, reputed to be delicious!  The s ign-up list is on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall, or you can call Linda Schroeder at Ph: 210-842-7883. Join us for a great brunch!





Sunday, May 20
GRADUATION SUNDAY - at 10:30 Service
CHOIR SUNDAY - at 10:30 Service
MOUNTAIN BACKPACKS COLLECTION DEADLINE
Please join us on this special Sunday to celebrate our UMCE graduates! The UMCE Chancel Choir will also be wrapping up their season by performing four anthems from this past year. Lastly, this Sunday is the deadline for donations to the Mountain Backpacks program.





Tuesday, May 22 - leaving church at 10:30, returning at 2:30
MINISTRY TO HOMELESS IN DENVER
Wednesday Women's Bible Study invites you to join us on a field trip to minister to the homeless in Denver at Civic Center on Tuesday, May 22. We will be taking these items to them: socks, protein/granola bars, wash cloths, & small toiletries We will take our church van leaving the church at 10:30 and returning by 2:30. Afterward we will walk across the street to have lunch together at a soup/salad/sandwich restaurant. If there are too many for the van, we will take private cars also.  Please let Jeanne know if you plan to join us for this ministry or if you have questions. Call Jeanne Ambrosier at 303-674-6377 or email at  rjambro@estreet.com.





Saturday, June 2 - starting at 9:00 am
CHURCH SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY
The date for the Church Spring Clean-up Day is June 2nd starting at 9:00 and hopefully being done by noon. Coffee, juice, and snacks will be provided. Volunteers should bring gloves and yard tools including weed whips, leaf blowers, and tree trimming equipment.  Work will include general cleanup, painting inside and out (if the weather cooperates), landscaping, tree trimming, weed and grass cutting, and of course just miscellaneous yard work.  All are invited and we hope to have a big crowd to make light work for this annual event.












Tuesday, June 5 & 19 - starting at 6:30 am
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Location: The Bagelry in Bergen Park
The Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group is a small, but growing, group of men who meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Bagelry in Bergen Park, across from King Soopers. Contact Bill Graf (303-246-8330) for more information.





Sunday, June 17 - at 10:30 am (One Service Sunday)
COWBOY SUNDAY/CHURCH AT THE RANCH/PICNIC
Location: 13502 S. Wamblee Valley Road, Conifer, CO
This year UMCE will combine its Cowboy Sunday and Church Picnic. It will be held at Glenn and Pat Stoll's ranch outside of Conifer. Please join us for Russell's last Sunday with UMCE where he will preach from the tree house. 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. Please make plans to join us!





Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018
Come join the fun for our 2018 VBS Program: Polar Blast "Where Jesus' Love is Cool!" We will have a weekend format this year. Join us for: Friday evening set-up, Saturday sessions, Sunday morning program, potluck lunch and afternoon tear-down. Please contact Sarah Sailor at  youth@evergreenumc.org.


 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Friday, May 18 11:30 am Brunch Bunch at Sassafras American
Eatery, Golden location
Saturday, May 19 1:30 pm Memorial Service for Rod Kershenstein
Sunday, May 20 10:30 Service
10:30 Service
After 10:30 Svc
Graduation Sunday
Choir Sunday
Mountain Backpack Collection Deadline
Tuesday, May 22 Leaving 10:30
Returning 2:30
Ministry to Homeless in Denver
Saturday, June 2 9:00 am Church Spring Clean-up Day
Saturday, June 2 2:30 pm Memorial Service for Mary Alice Stoffel
Tuesday, June 5 & 19 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship
Sunday, June 17 10:30 am Church at the Ranch/Cowboy Sunday/Picnic
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
4:00-7:00 pm
8:30-4:00 pm
10:00-1:00 pm
Vacation Bible School
~ New Format ~
Sunday, July 1 Both
Services
Pastor Deb's First Sunday at UMCE

TEAM MEETINGS

Thursday, May 24 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, June 5 7: 00 pm Trustees
Thursday, June 14 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, June 28 6:00 pm Membership

C&S Team will meet next on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm
Missions team will meet next on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:00 pm
Finance team will not meet during the month of July


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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