The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
2nd Sunday in Lent


Russell's Ritings....

Singing is so important in the life of a church. I have often said good music has saved many a bad sermon. I like both the new hymns and the old hymns. I like this lesson about -----

THE WAY WE MIGHT SING HYMNS IF WE WERE HONEST:

There Shall be a Sprinkle of Blessing
I Surrender Some
Fill My Spoon, Lord
Sit Up, Sit Up, for Jesus
My Faith Looks Around For Thee
Pillow of Ages, Fluffed for Me
Just as I Pretend to Be
Take My Life and Let Me Be
Blessed Hunch
Oh, How I Like Jesus
He's Quite a Bit To Me
A Comfy Mattress is Our God
I'm Fairly Certain My Redeemer Lives
Where He Leads Me, I Will Consider Following
Oh, For a Couple of Tongues To Sing
Blest Be the Tie that Doesn't Cramp My Style
Amazing Grace, How Interesting the Sound

I hope to see all of you this, the 2nd Sunday in Lent. The sermon is "The Cross Way of Life" (MK 8: 31 - 38).

'and the folks are friendly'

Russell
 

CHANCEL CHOIR SCHEDULE

~ All 9:15 Sunday Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary ~

Sunday, February 25 9:15 - 10:15 am
Sunday, March 4 9:15 - 10:15 am
Saturday, March 10 10:00 am - 12:00 am (Choir Room)
Sunday, March 11 9:15 - 10:15 am
Sunday, March 18 9:15 - 10:15 am
Saturday, March 24 CANTATA DRESS REHEARSAL
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sanctuary)
Sunday, March 25 CANTATA
Rehearse from 9:15 - 10:30 am / Sing at 10:30 am
Sunday, April 1 EASTER SUNDAY
Rehearse from 9:15 - 10:30 am / Sing at 10:30 am
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 2/18/18
Worship Services 2/18/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 2/18/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
2/23/18
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36
121
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$6,368
$6,286
($82)
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$331,144
$44,576
$39,655
($4,921)

 

ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday, February 25 from 9:30-10:20 am
EFFECTIVE CONFRONTATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Facilitator: Dr. Lorna Idol

We will explore research-proven methods for managing conflict and confrontation skillfully throughout the communication and problem-solving process. The presence of conflict is in itself neither good nor bad; it simply exists and should be expected. "True" conflict involves differences of beliefs, facts, values or strategies. The first rule of confrontation is: Do not confront another person if you do not intend to increase your involvement with him or her. We will explore how to know when to confront and how to go about doing so in an effective and healthy way. We will practice using eight specific confrontation skills. 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.
 
All are welcome!

Lorna Idol
Adult Education Coordinator
The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
 

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
 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
 
EVERGREEN CHORALE PRODUCTION OF "COMPANY"

Join with your friends at UMCE by attending "Company" on Sunday, March 4 at 3:00.  In this musical, Stephen Sondheim examines commitment and relationships through the experiences of Bobby, a 30-something New Yorker, and five couples who are his best friends.  This production brings this show into 2018 with a look at the impact of social media on how people communicate. It features memorable Sondheim songs like "The Ladies Who Lunch", "Being Alive" and "Side by Side by Side". It is rated PG-13 for adult content. 

The group price is $22 per person, payable to Jo Ann Dunn who is organizing it. JoAnn can be reached at phone: (303) 503-5978.  The deadline for reservation and payment is Sunday, February 25.
 

AROUND THE CHURCH


Wednesday, Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9:30-11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY:
"TWELVE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE"
Location: UMCE Library (Room 12)
On February 28th the Women's Bible Study will begin the study "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 .



Saturday, March 3 - 8:00 am Breakfast / 8:30 am Program
MEN'S BREAKFAST: GEOPHYSICIST JOHN WARN
Location: Fellowship Hall
Geophysicist John Warn, friend of Jim Ament, will present a program on solar activity and its effect on climate changes. Craig Fulford and Penn Gildersleeve will be coordinating the breakfast. All church family and friends are welcome to attend.



Sunday, March 4 - starting at 11:30 am
MISSIONS MEXICAN LUNCHEON
Location: Fellowship Hall
The Missions Committee invites you to its annual Mexican Luncheon on Sunday, March 4th after the 10:30  service. Please stay after church and treat yourself to a hassle free lunch of chips, salsa, tacos, tortillas and other scrumptious Mexican dishes. Contributions  received will benefit the various charities supported by our UMCE missions outreach.



Tuesday, March 6 & 20 - 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.

 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Wednesday, Feb. 28
9:30-11:30 am
Women's Bible Study:
"Twelve Women of the Bible"

Saturday, March 3 8:00 am Men's Breakfast and Program:
Geophysicist John Warn
Sunday, March 4 11:30 am Missions Mexican Luncheon
Tuesday, March 6 & 20 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship

LENTEN AND EASTER CALENDAR

Wed., March 14 12:00 Noon Lenten Concert and Luncheon
Terry Vogt on Piano
Wed., March 21 12:00 Noon Lenten Concert and Luncheon
The Sandusky Family: Douglas, Alexis and Jasmine
(Piano, Violin, Clarinet and Bassoon)
Sun., March 25 8:30 am
10:30 am
Palm Sunday Service
Palm Sunday Service & Cantata
Wed., March 28 12:00 Noon
Lenten Concert and Luncheon
Suzanne Barchers on Flute

Thurs., March 29 6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service
Fri., March 30 6:00 pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Sun., April 1 8:30 & 10:30 am
9:30 am
Easter Sunday Services
Easter Egg Hunt

TEAM MEETINGS

Tuesday, February 27 6:00 pm VBS Planning Meeting
Tuesday, March 6 10:30 am Staff
Tuesday, March 6 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, March 6 7:00 pm Trustees
Thursday, March 8 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, March 20 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, March 22 6:00 pm Membership


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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