The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
6th Sunday of Easter


Russell's Ritings....

This Sunday we continue the series, "What We Need". The sermon is "What We Need: HOPE" (Psalm 118:24). Looking ahead these words from "The Writings" are meaningful:

One step at a time He quietly leads us,
One step at a time He gently guides.
One step at a time Lest it becomes too heavy,
One step at a time He gently guides.
One step at a time The load becomes lighter,
One step at a time The light is brighter.
One step at a time we're almost there,
One step at a time We see the light.
One step at a time We see the light.

Ken Callahan, church sociologist and planner, said - and it's SO true,

                                HOPE IS STRONGER THAN MEMORY!

Shalom,
Russell
 

FAMILY PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, May 4th



FAMILY PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, May 4th
Pizza at 6:00 pm ~ Movie at 6:30 pm

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen is doing another FREE PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, May 4th and you are invit ed! We will be serving pizza at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Then we will show the award winning animated movie, "Coco" at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to this family social event sponsored by UMCE's Church & Society Team. Attendees do not need to be members at UMCE. All are welcome! 

For more information, please contact: 
Katie Zapotoczny at (303) 618-5856, email:  katiegzap@yahoo.com , or 
Jeanne Ambrosier at (303) 674-6377, email:  rjambro@estreet.com .
 

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 these items:
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
Please place the items in the corner of Fellowship Hall. Our Church youth group will take the items to Evergreen Lutheran Food Pantry on Sunday, May 20th.
 
Blessings of Love, Peace, Wisdom & Joy,
Jeanne Ambrosier
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 4/29/18
Worship Services  4/29/ 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 4/29/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
5/4/18
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33
71
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$6,368
$4,897
($1,471)
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$331,144
$108,256
$123,090
+ $14,834

 

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
 

MOTHER'S DAY EVENTS ~  SAVE THE DATE! 
Sunday, May 13th

MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST AND 
SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY WORSHIP 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.



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

This Mother's Day we will be celebrating the christening of a new little member,  Scarlet Begonia Brady, daughter of Bernie and Meredith and sister Stella.  Cake and refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the 10:30 service to welcome our newest little one and her family. 

We would also like to make this a diaper shower! So if you would like to take part we ask that you bring a package of disposal diapers (size 2-5) as your gift to the Brady family.  Diapers may be left in the Fellowship Hall ahead of time. No wrapping is needed. You may add a card or you can remain anonymous. This is meant to be easy on everyone but it will be a big help to the Brady family! 

We are starting a new UMCE tradition, and we hope you will join in. We will be doing this for any of our members starting or adding to their family. Thank you!
 

TREATS NEEDED FOR ROD KERSHENSTEIN'S
MEMORIAL SERVICE ON 
Saturday, May 19th

Would you like to provide a plate of goodies or baked goods for Rod Kershenstein's Memorial Service that will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 1:30? If you would, please let Marcia Loomis know and also let her know what you will bring so that she can plan, and fill in if needed. 

You may bring your dish the  morning of Saturday 19th or leave at the church during office hours on Friday morning. Please label your dish "Rod's Memorial". The family has asked for light refreshments, so no finger sandwiches, etc.  

Thank you in advance! Marcia will be away from April 20-May 12, so she may not get a voicemail message.  Please email or text her at:  Mloomis.64@gmail.com  or text: 303-898-3748.
 

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 6 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
SERIES ON THE PARABLES (No. 5):
LOST AND FOUND (LUKE 15)
Facilitator: The Rev. Russell Fletcher
Sinners come to hear Jesus. He is criticized for relating to them and then tells three stories about a lost sheep, a lost coin, and a lost boy. The chapter teaches that a loving, compassionate, saving God welcomes and forgives sinners.

Sunday, May 13 from 9:30 - 10:20 am
SERIES ON THE PARABLES (No. 6):
THE UNCARING JUDGE (Luke 18: 1-8)
Facilitator: The Rev. Russell Fletcher
Life is not fair. Injustice, discrimination, prejudice and tough luck abound. What's the use? Why pray? Jesus urged His followers not to be discouraged but to keep on praying.
 
Hope to see you there!
Lorna Idol, Ph.D.
Adult Education Coordinator
 

AROUND THE CHURCH

Friday, May 4 - Pizza at 6:00 pm and Movie at 6:30 pm
FAMILY PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT: "COCO"
The United Methodist Church of Evergreen is doing another FREE PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, May 4th  and you are invited! We will be serving pizza at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Then we will show the award winning animated movie, "Coco" at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to this family social event sponsored by UMCE's Church & Society Team. Attendees do not need to be members at UMCE. All are welcome! For more information, please contact: Katie Zapotoczny at (303) 618-5856, email: katiegzap@yahoo.com , or Jeanne Ambrosier at (303) 674-6377, email: rjambro@estreet.com .















Wednesday, May 9, 16 and 23 (final 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." This 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 .





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.





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!





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.





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.












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

Friday, May 4 6:00 pm Pizza
6:30 pm Movie
Family Pizza and Movie Night:
The Animated Movie "Coco"
Wednesday, May 9, 16
and 23 (final study)
9:30 am Women's Bible Study:
"Twelve Women of the Bible"
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 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship
Friday, May 18 11:30 am Brunch Bunch at Sassafras American Eatery, Golden location
Sunday, May 20 10:30 Service
10:30 Service
After 10:30 Svc
Graduation Sunday
Choir Sunday
Mountain Backpack Collection Deadline
Saturday, June 2 9:00 am Church Spring Clean-up Day
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 8 10:30 am Staff
Thursday, May 10 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, May 15 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, May 24 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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