United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, April 2, 2017
5 th Sunday in Lent
8:30 and 10:30 Services

Russell's Ritings...

Someone asked me if I would print the statistics about our United Methodist Church in Happenings.  Since I am proud of and love the United Methodist Church I am happy to share.

The UMC has 7,183,193 members in the US and 5,129,866 in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

The UMC has 45,651 clergy in the US and 14,212 in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

The UMC has 649,423 baptized members in the US and 1,915,864 in Asia, Africa,  and Europe.

The UMC has 32,016 districts in the US and 11,013 in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

We have 425 districts, 132 Annual Conferences, and 66 active bishops.

The UMC is in mission in 120 countries!  We support 677 missionaries around the world.  We ANNUALLY send an average of 125,000 Volunteers in Mission.  We have 169 active deaconesses.  We support 550 refugee and relief workers.

We have 97 community centers in 35 states.

We serve more than 32 million people annually in 1555 locations doing health and welfare ministries, including:
  • 63 children, youth, and family services
  • 105 community service ministries
  • 52 hospitals and health care systems
  • 16 centers for persons with disabilities
  • 152 older adult centers
We also support:
  • 3 two year colleges
  • 92 four year colleges and universities
  • 13 theological schools
  • 1 professional school
  • 10 pre-collegiate school
AND WE GAVE OVER 6.3 BILLION DOLLARS TO BE IN MINISTRY AROUND THE WORLD!  Don't know about you - but I'm proud to be a Methodist!

I hope to see you this Sunday.  We continue in our series on THE CHRISTION VOCABULARY.  This week:  Service - Mark 1: 16 - 20.  "and the folks are friendly".

Blessings,
Russell



UMCE LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE


Lenten Concert Series
Wednesdays from 12:05-12:30
~ Luncheon served after each concert ~

Wednesday, April 5
12:05-12:30 pm
Keron Sandusky and Joyce Scheel
Wednesday, April 12
12:05-12:30 pm
Suzanne Barchers and Donna Levene


Holy Week Worship Services and Events

Sunday, April 9
8:30 & 10:30 am
Palm Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, April 9
10:30 am
Easter Cantata and Confirmation
Thursday, April 13
6:00 pm
Maundy Thursday Service
Friday, April 14
12:00 Noon
Good Friday Service
Sunday, April 16
8:30 & 10:30 am
Easter Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, April 16
9:30 am
Easter Egg Hunt



LENTEN CONCERT SERIES

KERON SANDUSKY AND 
JOYCE SCHEEL

Wednesday, April 5 from 
12:05 - 12:30

~ Luncheon served after the concert ~



EASTER CANTATA


Please join us on Palm Sunday 

at the 10:30 Service  as 

The  Chancel Choir 

s hares the Resurrection 

Story  in Song



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017
June 5 - 9th from 9:00 am - Noon

Come join the fun for our 2017 VBS Week: Maker Fun Factory! We will spend three hours each morning learning about God's love for each one of us, and our unique purpose in His world!

Youth and adults are invited to volunteer and host this special event. We have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
  •  Crew Leaders
  •  Snacks
  •  Games
  •  Preschool and Kindergarten Leaders
  •  Bible Stories
  •  Crafts and more!
Vacation Bible School is for children pre-school ( must be potty trained) through third grade.  There is also a special program for fourth and fifth graders.  Sixth graders through high school may participate as volunteers.
 
Cost is $40 per child.

VBS Dates:  Monday, June 5th through Friday, June 9th (9 am - 12 pm daily)

Contact Sarah to find out how you can participate!
 
303-717-2053





UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORY



Below is an electronic (pdf) copy of the updated church directory (without photos). Just click on the Church Directory link below.

If you see any mistakes, or if you are not listed in the directory and would like to be, please just email Carol in the church office by emailing office@evergreenumc.org

If you would prefer a printed directory, please feel free to stop by the church office and pick one up. 




FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report

Sunday School and Nursery 3/26/2017
Worship Services 3/26/2017
------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 3/26/2017
                                                Difference
------------------------------------
                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
3/31/2017

24
117
------------
$5,912
$6,046
+ $134
------------
$313,348
$76,856
$69,131
      ($7,725)




ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2 & 9 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
BIBLE STUDY: PROPHETS AND KINGS
Facilitator:  Dr. Lorna Idol
Experience the Bible in historical context.  This is a six-session Bible study,  Prophets and Kings , by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan and is a part of the Faith Lessons series.  In this volume, Vander Laan explores the turbulent history of Israel's prophets and kings and draws lessons from their stories that can help build our devotion to and trust in God today.  Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series with supporting materials that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance.  By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, this exploration reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers.  Related Bible readings will be suggested after each session.  



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

High School Youth Group
9th-12th Grades Noon - 1:30 pm
Regular Youth Group

6th-12th Grades 1:30 - 3:30 pm
THE STORY FOR KIDS

Wednesdays in UMCE Church Sanctuary
Preschool - 5th Grades 4:00 - 5:00 pm



AROUND THE CHURCH


Wednesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29:  9:30-11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: "CREED"
Location: UMCE Church Library
Do you have questions about foundational Christian truths such as the purpose of life? Believing that powerful answers are embedded in the Apostles' Creed, Adam Hamilton examines it to explore what Christians believe and why it matters. Please join the Women's Bible Study as they study Adam Hamilton's book "Creed." 
Contact Jeanne Ambrosier at rjambro@street.com or 303-674-6377  for more information. 



Tuesday, March 7 and 21:  6:30 - 7:30 am
THE BAGELRY MEN'S FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Location: The Bagelry in Bergen Park 
A small, but growing group of men have started meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Bagelry in Bergen Park, across from King Soopers. Please come to join us and feel free to invite someone else who might benefit from this informal men's fellowship time.  Women do this!  Why can't men? Contact Bill Graf (303-246-8330) or Clyde Sacks (805-451-4586).  



Saturday, April 1: 8:00 Breakfast, 8:30 Program
MEN'S BREAKFAST: HIKING THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL
Location: UMCE Fellowship Hall
Roland Schroeder will give a presentation on hiking the John Muir Trail in California. Roland and his daughter hiked this trail last summer. Roland will share photos and their hike experiences. Roger Ambrosier and Tom Clapp will be coordinating the breakfast. All church family and friends are welcome to attend the speaker's program session starting at 8:30 am. 


Sunday, April 23: Breakfast from 9:15 - 10:30 am
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND THE BAROQUE FOLKE
Please join us for a hot stack at the pancake breakfast in between the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Then stay for a special 10:30 worship service featuring The Baroque Folke where w e will revisit some of the beautiful hymns of the Baroque time period. 



Saturday, May 6: 8:00 Breakfast, 8:30 Program
MEN'S BREAKFAST: "Drone Technology"
Location: UMCE Fellowship Hall
United Methodist Men will meet for breakfast at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Isaac Anderson will give a presentation and share his experiences and knowledge in using drones in civil and military applications.  Russell Fletcher and Glenn Stoll will be coordinating the breakfast.  All church family and friends are welcome to attend the speaker's program session starting at 8:30 am.  



Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9 from 9:00 am - Noon
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: MAKER FUN FACTORY!
Come join the fun for our 2017 VBS Week: Maker Fun Factory! We will spend three hours each morning learning about God's love for each one of us, and our unique purpose in His world!




CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, April 1 8:00 am Men's Breakfast: Hiking the John Muir Trail
Wednesday, April 5, 12, 19 and 26
9:30-11:30 am
Women's Bible Study: "Creed"
Tuesday, April 12 and 26
6:30-7:30 am
The Bagelry Men's Fellowship Group
Sunday, April 23 9:15-10:30 am Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 23 10:30 Service The Baroque Folke
Saturday, May 6 8:00 am Men's Breakfast: Drone Technology
Monday, June 5 -
Friday, June 9
9:00 am - Noon Vacation Bible School 2017: Maker Fun Factory

APRIL TEAM MEETINGS

Sunday, April 2 12:00 pm First Responders
Tuesday, April 4 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, April 4 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, April 4 7:00 pm Trustees
Sunday, April 9 12:00 pm Church Council
Thursday, April 13 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, April 18 6:30 pm Inclusiveness Task Force
Thursday, April 27 6:00 pm Membership

CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS
These are in addition to regular rehearsal times on Sundays from 9:15-10:15

Saturday, April 1 10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Cantata Rehearsal in Choir Room
Saturday, April 8 10:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Cantata Dress Rehearsal in Sanctuary



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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