The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
3rd Sunday of Easter


Russell's Ritings....

Many years ago there was a young lighthouse keeper in New England who married. The couple first had a nice cottage on the mainland where life was good. Then they were transferred to an island where they were the only persons living. The young bride was quite discouraged and at first did not pack her bags. Finally she settled in. He caught a cold which turned into pneumonia. The weekly boat took him back to the mainland for treatment.

Two weeks later boat came back bearing the news that the young husband had died. The last word he had said to his bride was, "Tend the lamp." And she did just that for the next forty years!

We at UMCE are called to tend the lamp of faith in this dark world!

This Sunday the sermon is "Do You Believe Enough?" (John 1:38; Matthew 17:20). I hope to see you here where the folks are friendly!

Blessings,

Russell
 

LAY SERVANT CLASSES
Friday, April 27 - Saturday, April 28
 

Lay Servant Ministries Spring Courses for the Rocky Mountain UMC Metro District and the Mile High Sub-district will  be held April 27, 2018 (6:30 to 9:00 p.m.) through April 28, (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at Bethany UMC,  3501 W. 1st Ave, Denver, 80219.  

This is a two-day schedule. Choose one of three courses:  

  • Basic Lay Servant Ministries
  • Advanced Course: Lay Pastoral Care Giving
  • Advanced Course: The Method of our Mission
Cost of $35.00 includes book and snacks on  Friday evening, and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  

Please contact Faye Veal at fayeveal@aol.com  for more information or to register.
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 4/8/18
Worship Services  4/8/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 4/8/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
4/13/18
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17
94
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$6,368
$5,425
($943)
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$331,144
$89,152
$109,994
+ $20,842

 
GIVING STATEMENTS

Please look for your first quarter 2018 Giving Statement in Fellowship Hall starting this Sunday, April 15. Thank you for your gifts to support UMCE!
 

DID YOU KNOW? 

There are many ways you can support our church besides the Sunday morning offering. Here are just a few: 

Birthday Donations 
During the month of your birthday make a donation to the church equal to the number of years you have been on this earth (or any number you are comfortable with). Make a birthday donation for your parents, children or best friend  

Grocery Card Purchases 
Purchase a King Soopers or Safeway reloadable gift card at the church. Use it and keep reloading it to buy your groceries and gasoline at King Soopers or Safeway. Buy the grocery cards for family members, friends, service providers, etc. Encourage them tot he reload the cards and use them to purchase their groceries and gasoline. The church makes 5% on grocery card purchases.  

Vehicle Donation 
Donate your used vehicle to the church. We have a contract with an organization which sells used vehicles. They give a portion of the sales price to our church.  

IRA Rollovers to Benefit the Church 
The IRA rollover is a simple and easy way to grow God's kingdom.  If you are 70½, you may rollover up to $100,000 from your IRA to the church without paying any federal income tax on your gift. Your gift to the church from your IRA will qualify for your 2018 required minimum distribution (RMD).  To make an IRA rollover gift in 2018, simply contact your custodian and request that all or  part of your required minimum distribution  (RMD) be transferred to the church. For more information, visit rm-umf.org or contact the United Methodist Foundation at 303-778-6370.

All of these donations provided added benefit to our church. Thank you for your support!
 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND THE BAROQUE FOLKE
Breakfast from 9:15 - 10:30 ~  Baroque Folke at 10:30
Sunday, April 22nd 


The merry musicians of The Baroque Folke will once again join us in a musical service on April 22 at the 10:30 service.  Please join us in this special celebration of music and costume as we revisit some of the beautiful hymns of the Baroque time period.
 
 

MOTHER'S DAY EVENTS ~  SAVE THE DATE! 
Sunday, May 13th

MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST AND 
SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY WORSHIP SERVICE 
Breakfast from 9:15-10:30 am ~  Celebration at 10:30 Service

The Men's Fellowship Group will be serving a special breakfast between services on Mother's Day Sunday from 9:15 - 10:30 am . Then stay for a special 10:30 worship service where the men will honor mothers and others who care for children and loved ones in the Christian home.



CHRISTENING AND DIAPER SHOWER
Christening at the 10:30 Service with 
Diaper Shower and Cake After the Service

This Mother's Day we will be celebrating the christening of a new little member,  Scarlet Begonia Brady, daughter of Bernie and Meredith and sister Stella.  Cake and refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the 10:30 service to welcome our newest little one and her family. 

We would also like to make this a diaper shower! So if you would like to take part we ask that you bring a package of disposal diapers (size 2-5) as your gift to the Brady family.  Diapers may be left in the Fellowship Hall ahead of time. No wrapping is needed. You may add a card or you can remain anonymous. This is meant to be easy on everyone but it will be a big help to the Brady family! 

We are starting a new UMCE tradition, and we hope you will join in. We will be doing this for any of our members starting or adding to their family. Thank you!
 

TREATS NEEDED FOR ROD KERSHENSTEIN'S
MEMORIAL SERVICE ON 
Saturday, May 19th

Would you like to provide a plate of goodies or baked goods for Rod Kershenstein's Memorial Service that will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 1:30? If you would, please let Marcia Loomis know and also let her know what you will bring so that she can plan, and fill in if needed. 

You may bring your dish the  morning of Saturday 19th or leave at the church during office hours on Friday morning. Please label your dish "Rod's Memorial". The family has asked for light refreshments, so no finger sandwiches, etc.  

Thank you in advance! Marcia will be away from April 20-May 12, so she may not get a voicemail message.  Please email or text her at:  Mloomis.64@gmail.com  or text: 303-898-3748.
 

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, April 15 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
LOVING AND EFFECTIVE PARENTING AND GRAND PARENTING
Facilitators: The Rev. Russell Fletcher and Diane Fletcher
Of all the things he has done in his many years of life and ministry, our pastor believes nothing has been more important than the Christian nurture of his child and grandchild. He will lead this session "from the heart," accompanied by his loving and supportive wife and penultimate mother and grandmother, Diane.

Sunday, April 22 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
SERIES ON THE PARABLES (NO. 4)
RICH MAN POOR MAN (LUKE 16: 19-31)
Facilitator: The Rev. Russell Fletcher
Our prayers differ in results. One man got nothing, the other got something. The church needs to hear this parable today to get more from our prayers. This story teaches us to be compassionate through sharing.
 

AROUND THE CHURCH

Tuesday, April 17 - 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) or Clyde Sacks (805-451-4586) for more information.





Wednesday, April 18 & 25 from 9:30-11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: 
"TWELVE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE"
Location: UMCE Library (Room 12)
The Women's Bible Study is reading "Twelve Women of the Bible." This book and DVD study by Lysa TerKeurst and other Christian women explores how to break free from feminine stereotypes, deal with confrontation, wait on God, sacrifice for others, and more. Please join this support/study group. For a book or for more information please contact Jeanne Ambrosier at 303-674-6377 or email  rjambro@estreet.com.





Friday, April 20 - starting at 11:30 am
THE LUNCH BUNCH AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFÉ
Location: Hwy. 74, Kittredge, CO
Please join the Lunch Bunch as we try out another of our local restaurants. On Friday, April 20 we will be going to The Blackbird Café in Kittredge. There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. If you have questions please contact Orpha Platt, who is coordinating the plans, at phone: (720) 541-7172.





Sunday, April 22: 
Breakfast from 9:15 - 10:30 am; Program at 10:30
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND THE BAROQUE FOLKE
Please join us for a hot stack at the pancake breakfast in between the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Then stay for a special 10:30 worship service featuring The Baroque Folke where we will revisit some of the beautiful hymns of the Baroque time period. 





Sunday, May 13 - Mother's Day/Festival of the Christian Home
MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST FROM 9:15 - 10:30 AM
SPECIAL  WORSHIP SERVICE  AT 10:30
CAKE AND DIAPER SHOWER AFTER 10:30 SERVICE
The Men's Fellowship Group will be serving a special breakfast between services on Mother's Day Sunday  from 9:15 - 10:30 am . Then stay for a special 10:30 worship service where the men will honor mothers and others who care for children and loved ones in the Christian home. We will wrap up the festivities with a cake and diaper shower after the 10:30 Service.





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-Sunday, June 22 - 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

Tuesday, April 17 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship
Wednesday, April 18 & 25 9:30 am Women's Bible Study:
"Twelve 
Women of the Bible"
Friday, April 20 11:30 am Lunch Bunch at the Blackbird Cafe and Tavern in Kittredge, CO
Sunday, April 22 9:15-10:30 am
10:30 Service
Pancake Breakfast and
The Baroque Folke 
Sunday, May 13 9:15-10:30
10:30 Service
After 10:30
Mother's Day Breakfast
Special Mother's Day Service
Cake and Diaper Shower 
Sunday, June 17 10:30 am Church at the Ranch/Cowboy Sunday/Church Picnic
Friday-Sunday,
June 22-24
See Below
for Details
Vacation Bible School
~ New Format ~

TEAM MEETINGS

Tuesday, April 17 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, April 19 6:00 pm Membership

Weekend VBS 2018: Polar Blast June 22-24

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: Pizza Dinner and Decorating Party (all children and adults participate) starting at 4 PM.

Saturday, June 23: Polar Blast sessions all day long! (Preschool has the option of a half or full day).

Sunday, June 24: Sunday Morning Program, Potluck Lunch and Tear-Down.



CHURCH PHONE DIRECTORY
 

Click on the highlighted link above to download an up-to-date version of the church phone directory.


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.
 
                                                Visit us on the web:   www.evergreenumc.org