The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, June 3, 2018
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am


Russell's Ritings....

Many years ago a Boston pastor was walking back to his church after lunch. He passed a young boy carrying some birds in a cage.

"Where did you get the birds?" the pastor asked. "I trapped them in a field," came the reply. The pastor asked, "What are you going to do with them?"   The lad said, "Oh, I'm going to play with them awhile and then feed them to old cat back home. They're just field birds and don't sing very well.

The preacher then asked if he could buy the birds and the cage for two dollars. The boy agreed to the sale but told the preacher he was making a bad bargain.

The preacher took the cage behind his church and released the two birds. They flew away singing because of their newfound freedom. The following Sunday he had the empty cage on the pulpit as he told the story. He concluded by saying, "When I released the birds they went away into the blue singing, and it seemed they were singing 'redeemed, redeemed'.

The resurrection of the dead assured the disciples they had been redeemed, but only after Pentecost and the birth of the church did the disciples have the power to sing it! Just as the Holy Spirit gave power to the early church, He gives power to us today to move the church forward.

Continuing in the series "What We Need", this Sunday the text is from Matthew 16: 18, and the sermon is "What We Need: Church". I hope to see you here!

"and the folks are friendly"
Russell
 

PASTOR DEB'S FIRST SUNDAY AT UMCE
Sunday, July 1 - Both Services


The Rev. Debra Olenyik



Pastor Deb's first Sunday at UMCE will be on Sunday, July 1. She will be preaching at both services. Come listen to Pastor Deb's message and then join us for cake and beverages after each service on this special Sunday. You'll have a chance to meet and chat with Pastor Deb during fellowship time. 
 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018
Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 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:  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pizza Dinner and Decorating Party (all children and adults participate)

Saturday, June 23:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Polar Blast sessions all day long! (Preschool has the option of a half or full day) 

Sunday, June 24:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Morning Program, Potluck Lunch and Tear-Down
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 5/27/18
Worship Services  5/27/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 5/27/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
6/1/18
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5
94
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$6,368
$4,719
($1,649)
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$331,144
$133,728
$146,856
+ $13,128


WE NEED FUND RAISING IDEAS!
If you have any unique, new ideas please share them!

In the 2018 church budget $7,000 was projected as income from fund raising. The Finance Team is looking for ideas for these fund raising projects. Ruthanne Huber has graciously agreed to coordinate the fruit sale again this year. A couple of ideas we have received are: a "Sip and Paint" art class and a golf tournament. We are hoping that some of you, especially our newer members, might have some unique, new ideas. Please contact me or e-mail the church office with your ideas.
 
Vickie Borden
Finance Team Lead
 

YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

~ No Youth Group this Sunday, June 3rd ~
~ No Action Pack and No Wednesday Children's Program
until after Labor Day ~

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
 

ADULT EDUCATION

~ Adult Education Will Resume in the Fall of 2018 ~
 

AROUND THE CHURCH

Saturday, June 2 - starting at 9:00 am
CHURCH SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY
The date for the Church Spring Clean-up Day is June 2nd starting at 9:00 and hopefully being done by noon. Coffee, juice, and snacks will be provided. Volunteers should bring gloves and yard tools including weed whips, leaf blowers, and tree trimming equipment.  Work will include general cleanup, painting inside and out (if the weather cooperates), landscaping, tree trimming, weed and grass cutting, and of course just miscellaneous yard work.  All are invited and we hope to have a big crowd to make light work for this annual event.












Tuesday, June 5 & 19 - 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) for more information.





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, June 22 - Sunday, June 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.





Sunday, July 1 - Both Services
PASTOR DEB'S FIRST SUNDAY AT UMCE
Pastor Deb's first Sunday at UMCE will be on Sunday, July 1. She will be preaching at both services. Come listen to Pastor Deb's message and then join us for cake and beverages after each service on this special Sunday. You'll have a chance to meet and chat with Pastor Deb during fellowship time. 


 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, June 2 9:00 am Church Spring Clean-up Day
Saturday, June 2 2:30 pm Memorial Service for Mary Alice Stoffel
Tuesday, June 5 & 19 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Sunday, June 17 10:30 am Church at the Ranch, Cowboy Sunday & Church Picnic
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
4:00-7:00 pm
8:30-4:00 pm
10:00-1:00 pm
Vacation Bible School
~ New Format ~
Sunday, July 1 Both Services Pastor Deb's First Sunday at UMCE

JUNE & JULY TEAM MEETINGS

Tuesday, June 5 7: 00 pm Trustees
Thursday, June 14 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, June 28 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, July 3 7:00 pm Trustees
Tuesday, July 10 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Sunday, July 15 12:00 pm Church Council
Thursday, July 26 6:00 pm Membership

C&S Team will meet next on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm
Missions team will meet next on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:00 pm
Finance team will not meet during the month of July


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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