The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Deb Olenyik

Sunday, June 24th 
at 10:30 am
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: POLAR  BLAST
STARTS TODAY!
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
 

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. 
 

THANK YOU FROM RUSSELL & DIANE!


Diane and I wish to thank the UMCE family for the great send off Sunday. We were overwhelmed with the attendance, the music, the food, the gifts, the hugs, and the very kind words (my dad would have thought them nice and my mom would have believed them).

We have great memories of our years with you, and we look forward to seeing what God is going to do in your future. I vision GREAT things for you!

Please stay in touch, and if you are ever in Mississippi come see us! Our new contact information is:  
Address: 4346 Sydney Lane, Tupelo, MS 38801
Phones: 970 589 7240 (D) 970 589 7241 (R)
And remember the words of C. S. Lewis, "Christians never have to say goodbye."

The Fletchers
 

EChO LUNCH PROGRAM
DONATIONS NEEDED!
 
Five churches agreed to take part in preparing meals for EChO volunteers and clients, and each have been providing soup September through May, one week per month since 2010.  It is amazing that dedicated volunteers from Evergreen Lutheran Church, Bergen Park Church, Church of the Transfiguration, Rockland Community Church and Congregation Beth Evergreen, with the support of their congregations have kept this going.  For 39 weeks a year a volunteer brings to the EChO office 4 to 5 gallons of home made soup to be served from a crock pot to anyone who comes to their door.  This year EChO wants to extend this ministry to the summer months with either salads or sandwiches that will feed approximately 160 hungry mouths each week. 

As part of the Missions team, UMCE has signed up to make lunches the weeks of June 25-28, July 23-26 and August 20-23 for the EChO volunteers and hungry visitors to the food bank. T his is where we could use some financial help to purchase the ingredients for these meals over the three weeks of our responsibility. Right now members of our prep team are Jan Thurling, Clyde Sacks, Karen Olson, Alice Slanec,  Debby Humphrey and Ruthanne Huber.

There will be a donation basket available each Sunday with prayers for your help in this mission. If you write a check, please clarify the intended use for EChO lunch program.
 
Thank you!

 

UMCE YOUTH
HOMETOWN MISSION WEEK
Wed., July 18 -  Sun., July 22







The UMCE Youth Mission Squad will be conducting a "Hometown Mission Week" July 18-22. We will be in residence at the church and we will be going out in work groups to serve members of the congregation. Some of the projects we already have scheduled include:
  • An all-church dog wash. Bring your sociable dogs to the church and while your dogs get scrubbed up you will be entertained by the comic antics of the youth...trying to wash your dogs.
  • Property clean up and yard work for church constituents.
  • Indoor heavy-duty chores for constituents.
  • Indoor cleaning at the church
  • Plumbing at the church
  • Yard work and retaining wall work at the church
Please let us know how we can help you! We have more availability! Contact Sarah at  youth@evergreenumc.org  to sign up!
 

ESP SHELTER SEASON  2018-2019 
PROGRAM UPDATE

Upcoming ESP Trainings:
  • 09/23/2018, 5 pm - 7 pm, Christ the King Church (Immediately following the ESP fall open house)
  • 10/02/2018, 6 pm - 8 pm, Congregation Beth Evergreen
  • 10/04/2018, 6 pm - 8 pm, Bergen Park Church
  • 10/14/2018, 5 pm - 7 pm, Evergreen Lutheran Church
Please contact Amy Lankutis with questions at office phone: 303-670-1796, and cell phone: 316-559-6919, or email: amy@evergreenchristianoutreach.org

Also, please contact Amy regarding your willingness to participate in the 2018/2019 ESP Shelter Season. 
 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 6/17/18
Worship Service  6/17/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 6/17/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
6/22/18
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n/a
Lots of folks!
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$6,368
$1,896
($4,472)
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$331,144
$152,832
$159,141
+ $6,309



Don't take your tithe on vacation!
This summer, if you can't make it to church due to travel or other commitments, we encourage you to continue making your regular donation. Signing up for on-line giving through the church or your bank is an easy way to ensure that your tithe gets to the church every month. We rely on the consistent financial support of the congregation and depend on your regular contributions to operate the church all year long. We thank you for your continued support!
 

YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

~ 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
 

AROUND THE CHURCH

Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018
Come join the fun for our 20 18 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. 



Wednesday, July 18 - Sunday, July 22
UMCE YOUTH  "HOMETOWN MISSION WEEK"
The UMCE Youth Mission Squad will be conducting a "Hometown Mission Week" July 18 - 22. We will be in residence at the church and we will be going out in work groups to serve members of the congregation. Please let us know how we can help you! We have more availability! Contact Sarah at  youth@evergreenumc.org  to sign up.



 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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
Wednesday, July 18 -
Sunday, July 22

UMCE Youth "Hometown Mission Week"

JUNE & JULY TEAM MEETINGS

Thursday, June 28 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, July 10 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, July 10 7:00 pm Trustees
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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