The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
3rd Sunday after Epiphany


Russell's Ritings....

A gifted artist owned a summer place in the mountains.  Here each year he and his family spent two or three of the warm summer months.  One year they employed a teen-age mountain girl to live in with them and help with household chores.  One evening at sunset, the girl sat with the family on the front porch watching the sun go down.   As the western sky was illuminated with fantastic shapes and colors, the artist spoke descriptively of what he saw. 

All were silent, listening, watching.  Suddenly the hired girl, deeply moved, broke into the silence, exclaiming, "Please, sir, may I please run home and show the sunset to my family?"  Smiling, the artist replied, "Why, my dear, they can see the sunset from their front porch just as well as from ours."  The girl replied, "Yes sir, maybe so, but they have never seen it before!  And they never will unless I show them."

As Christians we are called to show the holy, the beautiful, the true, the just, the pure, the good to those who have never seen it before!

I hope to see you Sunday!  The text is Mark 1:15 and the sermon is "Now Is The Time".  And it will be different!  We are blessed with a wonderful retired pastor in our congregation, Joyce Snapp.  Joyce will join me for a dialogue sermon.  I invite you to join us for this unique experience.

From the heart,

Russell
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School and Nursery 1/14/2018
Worship Services 1/14/20 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 1/14/2018
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
1/19/2018
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30
115
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$6,368
$5,158
($1,210)
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$331,144
$12,736
$13,509
+ $773

 

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VOLUNTEER NEWS - DOWNTOWN LOFTS
 
Saturday, February 3 - Leaving the Church at 9:00 am

Volunteer work at Downtown Lofts is 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!
 

CONDOLENCES
 
JIM WALTZ'S MOTHER
Jim and Marlene Waltz are long-time members of UMCE. Jim's mother passed away on Monday, January 15. Condolences may be sent to Jim and Marlene Waltz at the address below.

Jim and Marlene Waltz
1916 Sunset Circle
Evergreen, CO 80439
 

NEW MEMBERS

BRUCE AND CAROLYN HOHNE
Bruce and Carolyn Hohne are new residents of Idaho Springs, Colorado. They became members of our UMCE fellowship on Sunday, January 14. They come to us from Medford United Methodist Church in Medford, New Jersey. Please be sure to welcome our newest members!
 

ADULT EDUCATION
 
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


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. 



Wednesday, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28 - starting at 9:30
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.



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 clothes as after breakfast we will be doing some basic church maintenance along with some cleaning and painting projects.  Russell Fletcher and Jim Waltz  will be coordinating the breakfast. All church family and friends are welcome to attend. 


Saturday, February 3 - leaving the church at 9:00 am
VOLUNTEER WORK AT DOWNTOWN LOFTS
Volunteer work at Downtown Lofts is 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 !



Tuesday, February 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.



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.  Please mark your calendars and join us for this special evening worship service.

 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

Friday, January 19 11:30 am Brunch Bunch at Keys on the Green
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 31,
Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28
9:30-11:30 am Women's Bible Study: "John: The Gospel of Light and Life"
Saturday, February 3 8:00 am
Men's Breakfast / Indoor Work Day
Saturday, February 3 9:00 am Volunteer Work at Downtown Lofts
Tuesday, February 6 & 20 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship
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
FEBRUARY

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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