The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
2nd Sunday after Epiphany


Russell's Ritings....

Dr. Pierce Harris was the long time preacher at FUMC, Atlanta, in the middle part of the last century.  Once he was to speak to about 400 inmates at a prison camp in north Georgia.  The service was outdoors and as Harris stood to speak he was surrounded by all of these men wearing their prison uniforms.

He was introduced by one of the convicts, who said: "Some years ago two boys lived in the same little Georgia town and attended the same school, played with the same bunch of fellows, and went to the same Sunday School.  One of them dropped out of Sunday School because he thought he had outgrown it, and that it was sissy stuff.  The other boy continued to attend because it really meant something to him and because God and Christ were important in his life.  The boy who dropped out and forgot about God is the one who is making the introduction today.  The other boy is the famous preacher who is now going to speak to you."

We all have the opportunity to choose the way we shall go in life.  We can follow those things we learn in Sunday School and worship or we can follow the tempting path of the world.  It is our choice to trust God or turn against Him.

I hope to see you Sunday.  Between the services we will enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast offered periodically by our membership team so persons from our two services can get to know each other.  Adult Ed also begins the winter/spring series this Sunday.  If you are attending Adult Ed note we will be serving beginning at 9:15, so come by and pick up your pancakes on the way to the library.  In Adult Ed Dr. Lorna Idol will present the first of two programs on THE TEN LAWS OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.  The sermon Sunday will be "Sleeping in Church" (I Samuel 3: 1 - 10).  I hope to see ALL of you here!

Russell
 

VOLUNTEER NEWS - DOWNTOWN LOFTS
 
Volunteer work at Downtown Lofts will not be January 18 because of fire inspection issues. It is definitely scheduled for Saturday, February 3. Please contact Jan Thurling at 720-391-9550 if you are interested in participating. We would like to fill the van!!!
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School and Nursery 1/7/2018
Worship Services 1/7/20 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 1/7/2018
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
1/12/2018
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8
87
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$6,368
$8,351
$1,983
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$331,144
$6,368
$8,351
+ $1,983

 

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CONDOLENCES

ROD KERSHENSTEIN
Rod was a long-time member of our church family at UMCE. Rod passed away unexpectedly on December 29. Condolences may be sent to Rod's sons Kent and Kim.

R. Kent Kershenstein
3016 Colonial Springs Court
Alexandria, VA 22306
Kim Kershenstein
P.O. Box 1508
Evergreen, CO 80437
 
PAUL AND DEBBIE ROAMER'S FATHER
Paul and Debbie are long-time members of UMCE. Paul's father passed away in December and Paul's mother Bev has been hospitalized since that time, but she now is home with a caregiver. Paul is back in Colorado after caring for his mother. Condolences may be sent to Paul and Debbie, and Paul's mother Bev. 

Paul and Debbie Roamer
29199 Buchanan Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
Beula Rae (Bev) Roamer
833 A Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118

AMY AND JEFF SCHMITT'S FATHER
Amy and Jeff are long-time members of UMCE who recently moved to Illinois for Jeff's work. Amy's father Joel passed away this Monday, January 8. Condolences may be sent to Amy and Jeff.

Amy and Jeff Schmitt
307 Newman Ct
Lake Bluff, IL  60044

BILL AND ROXIE WHEELER'S FATHER
Roxie and Bill are new members of our church family at UMCE. Roxie's father passed away this week and Roxie will be undergoing surgery herself. Condolences may be sent to Roxie and Bill.

Roxie and Bill Wheeler
4961 Mt. Vista Court
Evergreen, CO 80439
 

ADULT EDUCATION
 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 9:30-10:20 am
THE TEN LAWS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
Facilitator:  Dr. Lorna Idol
When changes in society threaten to isolate us and rob us of the time we need for maintaining and nurturing our relationships, the big challenge is to become more effective communicators. In Hugh Mackay's book,  Why Don't People Listen? , this Australian communications expert shows us a simple yet revolutionary way to improve the quality of our relationships-at home, at church, at work, in social settings-through a more disciplined and sensitive approach to communication. Lorna will share Mackay's ten most basic "laws" of human communication coupled with lively and listening discussion.
 
Sunday, January 21, 2018 -  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.

Sunday, January 28 and February 4, 11 & 18 - 9:30-10:20 am
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF  CHURCH AND SOCIETY
Facilitators:  Church and Society Team
Church and Society committees across our United Methodist Church work in areas of important social concern both within the U.S. and around the world. During the fall of 2017, the Inclusiveness Task Force reformed as the Church and Society Team. Guided by our mission of "living our lives and serving Christ in the contemporary world through faith, action and justice," we strive to live out our faith in our everyday lives. We welcome all who are interested to join this team and to learn more about the work of Church and Society during this four-week series. Each week we will explore two of the six focus areas on which Church and Society concentrates and examine the Biblical foundations of these focus areas.
 

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
 

AROUND THE CHURCH


Sunday, January 14 - from 9:15 - 10:30 am
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The Membership Team is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast after the holidays. Enjoy fellowship and breakfast in between services on this Sunday in January. 



Tuesday, January 16 - 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, January 17, 24, 31 - from 9:30 - 11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY:
"JOHN: THE GOSPEL OF LIGHT AND LIFE"
Location: UMCE Library (Room 12)
Please join the Women's Bible Study for their new bible study, Adam Hamilton's DVD series "John: The Gospel of Light and Life." The Gospel of John is considered the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. Experience spiritual growth and life changing renewal with the truths revealed in this Gospel. Contact Jeanne Ambrosier at  rjambro@estreet.com or 303-674-6377 for a book or more information.



Friday, January 19 - starting at 11:30 am
THE BRUNCH BUNCH
Location: Keys on the Green, Evergreen, CO
The Brunch Bunch will start this new year off with lunch at Keys on the Green on Friday, January 19th at 11:30 AM. Keys on the Green is located at the far end of Evergreen Lake on Upper Bear Creek Rd. on the golf course. Because of the unpredictable weather that we have grown accustomed to out here, we will stick to local restaurants during the winter season of lunching together. Your suggestions are welcome. Please sign up by the 17th so we can reserve a spot for you. Any questions please call Orpha Platt @ 720-541-7172. 



Saturday, February 3 - 8:00 am Breakfast, 8:30 am Work
MEN'S BREAKFAST/INDOOR WORK DAY
United Methodist Men will meet on February 3 for breakfast at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring your work/paint clothes as after breakfast we will take on three primary inside work projects including deep cleaning the kitchen, painting the downstairs bathrooms and repairing chairs in the sanctuary.  Russell Fletcher and Jim Waltz  will be coordinating the breakfast. All church family and friends are welcome to attend.  



Tuesday, February 13 - starting at 6:00 pm
MARDI GRAS DINNER HOSTED BY UMCE YOUTH
The UMCE Youth Group invites you to their annual Mardi Gras celebration. Again this year Pastor Russell and the youth will make Russell's famous Jambalaya! Please join us for dinner, fellowship and crafts for the children. There is no charge for the dinner, but any donations will cover the cost of the food. A Children's menu will also be available.



Wednesday, February 14 - starting at 6:00 pm
ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE - LENT BEGINS
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent. During this service the palm ashes which give Ash Wednesday its name are distributed. They are a symbol of penance, mourning and mortality.

 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

Sunday, January 14
9:15-10:30 am Pancake Breakfast
Monday, January 15
MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY
Tuesday, January 16 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Wednesday, Jan. 17,
24 and 31

9:30-11:30 am
Women's Bible Study: "John: The Gospel of Light and Life"
Friday, January 19 11:30 am Brunch Bunch at Keys on the Green
Saturday, February 3 8:00 am
Men's Breakfast / Indoor Work Day
Tuesday, February 6 & 20 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship
Wednesday, February 7,
14, 21 and 28
9:30 -11:30 am Women's Bible Study
Tuesday, February 13 6:00 pm Mardi Gras Dinner Hosted by UMCE Youth
Wednesday, February 14 6:00 pm ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE - LENT BEGINS

TEAM MEETINGS
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

Sunday, January 14 12:00 pm Church Council
Tuesday, January 16 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, January 18 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, February 6 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, February 6 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, February 6 7:00 pm Trustees
Thursday, February 8 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, February 20 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, February 22 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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