The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, May 27, 2018
1st Sunday after Pentecost
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am


Russell's Ritings....

This week we celebrate the 280th anniversary of John Wesley's dramatic Aldersgate Experience. Wesley, born in 1703, was a graduate of Oxford, and an ordained priest in the Church of England, but he was miserable, unhappy, and unsatisfied. For the first 35 years of his life he was a doer of good deeds, a disciplined and dedicated churchman. He wasn't afraid to preach in the slums nor too proud to visit the jails. He served God with noble purpose, but he was not serving God with joy, happiness, and satisfaction. His life was lived out of duty, not freedom.

Then it happened. On May 24, 1738, in Aldersgate Street, London, he felt his heart "strangely warmed". Beginning there, Wesley was a new man. He still went to the slums and prisons, but with a different message and a different passion. For 53 years after his experience, he tirelessly traveled England, preaching, teaching, and bringing a renewal of spirit to a demoralized people. The Wesleyan Revival shook England as England had never been shaken before.

For Wesley his life was a "before and after". He said about the "before" that he had the faith of a servant but not of a son. We, too, need that revitalizing faith, renewing faith, restoring faith to be sons and not servants! We need to be people of the "after", not the "before"!

This Sunday we will continue with the series WHAT WE NEED. Sunday's sermon is "What We Need: Friends" and the text is John 15: 9 - 17. I hope to see you at the friendliest place in Evergreen!

Shalom,
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 5/20/18
Worship Services  5/20/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 5/20/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
5/25/18
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23
116
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$6,368
$7,417
$1,049
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$331,144
$127,360
$142,137
+ $14,777

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Visits the Homeless in Denver


A group of ten from our church took a field trip to Denver Civic Center to give much needed items to about 200 homeless that receive a sack lunch each day from a United Methodist ministry. Thanks to many of you who contributed so much that we had enough for all. We took: socks, granola bars, toiletries, washcloths, candy and eye glasses. It was rewarding for us to feel that we made a small difference in some peoples' lives and we will plan another trip again this year. Those attending: Donna Mullins, Jan Thurling, Roxie Wheeler, Joyce Hoffman, Donna and Phillip Schell, Jim Hastedt, Heather Blythe, Jeanne Ambrosier and Becky Fulford (our wonderful driver of the new van).
   



 

MOUNTAIN BACKPACKS PROGRAM
Youth Group Delivers Food!




 

YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

~ No Youth Group this Sunday, May 27th ~

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

~ 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
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 ~
Sunday, July 1 Both
Services
Pastor Deb's First Sunday at UMCE

TEAM MEETINGS

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

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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