The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
7th Sunday of Easter


Russell's Ritings....

I hope you will be present for a very special Sunday, Festival the Christian Home (Mother's Day). Much is happening! In addition to our two worship services the men of the church are cooking breakfast to honor all the women in our lives - mothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, aunts, girl friends - all the women! Also in the 10:30 service a newly formed men's ensemble will be providing the special music. 

And then after the 10:30 service we will begin a new tradition, a diaper shower for our new babies. Last Sunday we baptized Zachary Samuel Sloan and this Sunday we will baptize Scarlet Begonia Brady. Please welcome these two infants into the church family by joining us for cake and bring a box of diapers. 

And be grateful for moms! Here is a reminder of how many things our mothers taught us:
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

My mother taught me LOGIC... "If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."

My mother taught me MEDICINE... "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."

My mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD... "If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"

My mother taught me ESP... "Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?"

My mother taught me HUMOR... "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT... "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

My mother taught me about GENETICS... "You are just like your father!

My mother taught me about the WISDOM OF AGE... "When you get to be my age, you will understand."

My mother taught me about RECEIVING... "You are going to get it when you get home!"

And my all time favorite thing - JUSTICE... "One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU!... then you'll see what it's like."

Happy Mother's Day!

Shalom,
Russell
 

MOTHER'S DAY EVENTS  AT UMCE
Sunday, May 13th


MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST 
SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY SERVICE
Breakfast from 9:15-10:30 am 
Celebration at 10:30 Service

The Men's Fellowship Group will be serving a special breakfast between services on Mother's Day Sunday from 9:15 - 10:30 am . Then stay for a special 10:30 worship service where the men will honor mothers and others who care for children and loved ones in the Christian home.



DOUBLE DIAPER SHOWER
Christening at the 10:30 Service with 
Diaper Shower and Cake After the Service

You are invited to participate in a double diaper shower on Mother's Day to celebrate Scarlet Begonia Brady and Zachary Samuel Sloan. Zachary was baptized on May 6, and Scarlet will be baptized on May 13. There will be cake and punch after the 10:30 service, and we hope you will bring a box of diapers for each baby (size 2 - 5).


 

NEW MEMBERS

BRAD AND MARLEEN EGGERS
Brad and Marleen Eggers recently moved from McKinney Texas to Bailey Colorado for a job opportunity and are very thankful to live close to family.  Brad works for Charter Communications as the manager of the Northwest fiber optics team of engineers.  Marleen worked as a middle school teacher and is currently looking for her next opportunity.
 
The Eggers enjoy exploring this beautiful country and watching the sunsets from their deck in Bailey.  They came from a wonderful congregation in McKinney where they loved singing in the choir and plan to do that as well in Evergreen UMC.
 

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

MOUNTAIN BACKPACKS PROGRAM
FILL UP THE PICKUP / A SERVICE PROJECT
Collection ends on Sunday, May 20th

UMCE is partnering with Evergreen
Lutheran Church,  Evergreen Rotary and
Evergreen Christian Outreach (ECHO)
                                      
The UMCE Church and Society Team is sponsoring the Mountain Backpacks Program which provides supplemental food to children in area schools who are on a free or reduced school lunch program. The backpacks go home from school with these children. This food program mission helps keep children full and focused during the school year and sends food boxes home with them for holidays and the summer. We would like your help in collecting the items listed below. 
Dry Items:
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Granola Bars
Canned/Jarred Items:
  • Soup
  • Chili
  • Vegetables
  • Pork & Beans

  • Pancake Syrup
  • Applesauce
  • Spaghetti/Meat Sauce
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
There is a bin in the corner of Fellowship Hall for donations to the Mountain Backpacks program. Our Church youth group will take the items to Evergreen Lutheran Food Pantry on Sunday, May 20th. 

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MINISTRY TO THE HOMELESS IN DENVER
Tuesday, May 22nd ~ Carpooling with Church Van
Leaving Church at 10:30 am
Returning at 2:30 pm

Wednesday Women's Bible Study invites you to join us on a field trip to minister to the homeless in Denver at Civic Center on Tuesday, May 22. We will be taking these items to them:  socks, protein/granola bars, wash cloths, & small toiletries . We will take our church van leaving the church at 10:30 and returning by 2:30. Afterward we will walk across the street to have lunch together at a soup/salad/sandwich restaurant. If there are too many for the van, we will take private cars also. Please let Jeanne know if you plan to join us for this ministry or if you have questions. Call Jeanne Ambrosier at 303-674-6377 or email at rjambro@estreet.com.

There is a bin in the church office for donations for the homeless. Please consider bringing something this Sunday, May 13th to help the homeless.

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BLESSING BAGS
A team from the UMCE Missions team is in the process of replenishing our supply of Blessing Bags containing items needed by homeless or other persons in need encountered on street corner or stop light.  Several items we try to include in each bag are travel sized containers of shampoo, conditioner and lotion.  If you are willing and able to collect these items as you travel, we would appreciate your bringing them to church and placing them in the Blessing Bag bin in the Giving Place corner of the Fellowship Hall.  This will save money and help us keep the cost of each bag lower.  Questions?  Call Bill Graf at Ph: 303-246-8330.

There is a bin in the Fellowship Hall for blessing bag donations.

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FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 5/6/18
Worship Services  5/6/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 5/6/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
5/11/18
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31
111
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$6,368
$5,277
($1,091)
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$331,144
$114,624
$128,367
+ $13,743



IMPORTANT WAYS THAT YOU CAN 
FINANCIALLY SUPPORT UMCE

There are many ways you can support our church besides the Sunday morning offering. Here are just a few: 

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile is another way to donate to UMCE. Many of us order things from Amazon. The next time you order consider using Amazon Smile. This is how it works: You just log into www.Amazonsmile.com  (instead of www.Amazon.com ). Then you will see a screen that will ask what charity you support. You will enter our church name, "United Methodist Church of Evergreen." If you've ordered on Amazon Smile before, your charity name will automatically be registered and you won't get this screen. The church will then receive .5% of your purchase price. This may not seem like much, but it all adds up!

Birthday Donations
During the month of your birthday make a donation to the church equal to the number of years you have been on this earth (or any number you are comfortable with). Make a birthday donation for your parents, children or best friend.

Grocery Card Purchases
Purchase a King Soopers or Safeway reloadable gift card at the church. Use it and keep reloading it to buy your groceries and gasoline at King Soopers or Safeway. Buy the grocery cards for family members, friends, service providers, etc. Encourage them tot he reload the cards and use them to purchase their groceries and gasoline. The church makes 5% on grocery card purchases.  

Vehicle Donation
Donate your used vehicle to the church. We have a contract with an organization which sells used vehicles. They give a portion of the sales price to our church.  

IRA Rollovers to Benefit the Church
The IRA rollover is a simple and easy way to grow God's kingdom.  If you are 70½, you may rollover up to $100,000 from your IRA to the church without paying any federal income tax on your gift. Your gift to the church from your IRA will qualify for your 2018 required minimum distribution (RMD).  To make an IRA rollover gift in 2018, simply contact your custodian and request that all or  part of your required minimum distribution  (RMD) be transferred to the church. For more information, visit rm-umf.org or contact the United Methodist Foundation at 303-778-6370.

All of these donations provided added benefit to our church. Thank you for your support!
 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018: POLAR BLAST!
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
 

CONDOLENCES
 
MARY ALICE STOFFEL
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Alice Stoffel. Mary Alice was a charter member of UMCE back in the 1970's. Mary Alice passed away on Sunday, April 29th in her home at the age of 95 surrounded by her son Stephen Carson, niece Nancy Donohue and other family.  A celebration of life service is being planned and will be held at UMCE on Saturday, June 2 at 2:30 pm. Please keep Mary Alice's family in your prayers and mail or email your condolences to Stephen Carson at the address below.

Stephen Carson
30124 Lee Road
Evergreen, CO 80439

BRYAN MIQUELON'S MOTHER
Bryan's mother passed away recently. Please keep Bryan, Ann and Joey in your prayers as they mourn the passing of their beloved mother, mother-in-law and grandma. Your condolences can be sent to the Miquelon family at the address or email below.

Bryan, Ann and Joey Miquelon
P.O. Box 345
Indian Hills, CO 80454
 

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
 

ADULT EDUCATION
 

Sunday, May 13th - NO ADULT EDUCATION
There will be no Adult Education this Sunday so that all might share in the breakfast being  provided by the UMCE men to honor the women of the church.

Sunday, May 20 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
SERIES ON THE PARABLES (No. 7):
TWO MEN AT PRAYER (Luke 18: 9-14)
Facilitator: The Rev. Russell Fletcher
What or who can you trust? Money? Government? Education? Family? The Pharisee trusted himself, the publican trusted God. Trust is an element of faith. This parable teaches justification by faith through grace.
 

AROUND THE CHURCH

Sunday, May 13 - Mother's Day/Festival of the Christian Home
MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST - 9:15 - 10:30 am
SPECIAL  WORSHIP SERVICE - at 10:30 Service
CAKE AND DIAPER SHOWER - after 10:30 Service
The Men's Fellowship Group will be serving a special breakfast between services on Mother's Day Sunday  from 9:15 - 10:30 am . We're planning to have French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit (plus beverages). Then stay for a special 10:30 worship service where the men will honor mothers and others who care for children and loved ones in the Christian home. We will wrap up the festivities with a cake and diaper shower after the 10:30 Service. 












Tuesday, May 15 - 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.





Wednesday, May 16 (final study date) - 9:30-11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Location: UMCE Library (Room 12)
The Women's Bible Study is reading "Twelve Women of the Bible." Thi s book and DVD by Lysa TerKeurst and other Christian women explores how to break free from feminine stereotypes, deal with confrontation, wait on God, sacrifice for others, and more. Please join this support/study group. For a book or for more information please contact Jeanne Ambrosier at (303) 674-6377 or email  rjambro@estreet.com .





Friday, May 18 - starting at 11:30 am
BRUNCH BUNCH:   SASSAFRAS AMERICAN EATERY
Golden Location 1027 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO
This month the Brunch Bunch will meet at Sassafras American Eatery, a Cajun/Creole brunch/lunch restaurant in Golden, reputed to be delicious!  The s ign-up list is on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall, or you can call Linda Schroeder at Ph: 210-842-7883. Join us for a great brunch!





Saturday, May 19 - starting at 1:30 pm
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ROD KERSHENSTEIN





Sunday, May 20
GRADUATION SUNDAY - at 10:30 Service
CHOIR SUNDAY - at 10:30 Service
MOUNTAIN BACKPACKS COLLECTION DEADLINE
Please join us on this special Sunday to celebrate our UMCE graduates! The UMCE Chancel Choir will also be wrapping up their season by performing four anthems from this past year. Lastly, this Sunday is the deadline for donations to the Mountain Backpacks program.





Tuesday, May 22 - leaving church at 10:30, returning at 2:30
MINISTRY TO HOMELESS IN DENVER
Wednesday Women's Bible Study invites you to join us on a field trip to minister to the homeless in Denver at Civic Center on Tuesday, May 22. We will be taking these items to them: socks, protein/granola bars, wash cloths, & small toiletries We will take our church van leaving the church at 10:30 and returning by 2:30. Afterward we will walk across the street to have lunch together at a soup/salad/sandwich restaurant. If there are too many for the van, we will take private cars also.  Please let Jeanne know if you plan to join us for this ministry or if you have questions. Call Jeanne Ambrosier at 303-674-6377 or email at  rjambro@estreet.com.





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.












Saturday, June 2 - starting at 2:30 pm
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARY ALICE STOFFEL





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.


 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Sunday, May 13 9:15-10:30
10:30 Service
After 10:30 Svc
Mother's Day Breakfast
Special Mother's Day Service
Cake and Diaper Shower 
Tuesday, May 15,
June 5 & 19
6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship
Wednesday, May 16
(final study date)
9:30 am
Women's Bible Study:
"Twelve Women of the Bible"
Friday, May 18 11:30 am Brunch Bunch at Sassafras American
Eatery, Golden location
Saturday, May 19 1:30 pm Memorial Service for Rod Kershenstein
Sunday, May 20 10:30 Service
10:30 Service
After 10:30 Svc
Graduation Sunday
Choir Sunday
Mountain Backpack Collection Deadline
Tuesday, May 22 Leaving 10:30
Returning 2:30
Ministry to Homeless in Denver
Saturday, June 2 9:00 am Church Spring Clean-up Day
Saturday, June 2 2:30 pm Memorial Service for Mary Alice Stoffel
Sunday, June 17 10:30 am Church at the Ranch/Cowboy Sunday/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 ~

TEAM MEETINGS

Tuesday, May 15 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, May 24 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, June 5 7:00 pm Trustees
Thursday, June 14 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, June 28 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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