The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
4th Sunday of Easter


Russell's Ritings....

A FAVORITE QUOTE ON 'PEACE'

"May He banish from the hearts of all men and women whatever might endanger peace. May He transform them into witnesses of truth, justice, and love. May He enkindle the wills of all so that they may overcome the barriers that divide, cherish the bonds of mutual charity, understand others and pardon those who have done them wrong."

"May all peoples of the earth become as brothers and sisters, and may the most longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always among men and women. Amen."

Pacem In Terris, Pope John XXIII, April 11, 1963

Sunday I will begin a series of sermons which will continue to the end of my pastorate, leaving the series only on Mother's Day and for my last Sunday, June 17. The series is entitled simply "Things We Need". The first sermon is "THINGS WE NEED: PEACE." (Philippians 4:9) I hope to see you THIS Sunday where the folks are friendly.

Shalom,
Russell
 

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.
 
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 4/15/18
Worship Services  4/15/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 4/15/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
4/20/18
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44
118
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$6,368
$4,740
($1,628)
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$331,144
$95,520
$114,734
+ $19,214

 
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!
 

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.
 

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 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.

Sunday, April 29 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Facilitator:  Dr. Lorna Idol
We will learn or review how to communicate clearly and effectively. In our personal, professional and church relationships, effective communication is the key to learning from others and to being heard in respectful, caring and Christian ways. We will learn and practice using active on-going listening and responding skills to facilitate effective communication (e.g., acknowledging, paraphrasing, reflecting, clarifying, elaborating and summarizing). We will be utilizing adult education materials from one of Lorna's published professional development programs: Collaboration in the Schools:  Communicating, Interacting and Problem Solving.
 
Hope to see you there!
Lorna Idol, Ph.D.
Adult Education Coordinator
 

AROUND THE CHURCH

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 9:15 - 10:30 am; Program 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. 





Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Study Dates: April 25, May 2, 9 &  16 (final study date)
The Women's Bible Study is reading "Twelve Women of the Bible." This book and DVD 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, May 4 - Pizza at 6:00 pm and Movie at 6:30 pm
FAMILY PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT: "COCO"
The United Methodist Church of Evergreen is doing another FREE PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, May 4th  and you are invited! We will be serving pizza at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Then we will show the award winning animated movie, "Coco" at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to this family social event sponsored by UMCE's Church & Society Team. Attendees do not need to be members at UMCE. All are welcome! For more information, please contact: Katie Zapotoczny at (303) 618-5856, email: katiegzap@yahoo.com , or Jeanne Ambrosier at (303) 674-6377, email: rjambro@estreet.com .















Tuesday, May 1 & 15 - 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.





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

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 
Wednesday, April 25
May 2, 9 & 16 (final study)
9:30 am
Women's Bible Study: 
"Twelve 
Women of the Bible"
Tuesday, May 1 & 15 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship
Friday, May 4 6:00 pm Pizza
6:30 pm Movie
Family Pizza and Movie Night:
The Animated Movie "Coco"
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, May 1 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm Trustees
Tuesday, May 8 10:30 am Staff
Thursday, May 10 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, May 15 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, May 24 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
 

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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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