The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am


Russell's Ritings....

Perhaps we could consider every Sunday Stewardship Sunday. However, this Sunday, November 12, is sometimes called "pledge Sunday".  Those on the Finance Team are hoping you will either have your card in or bring it to church on the 12th. The service will be concluded with an act of dedication for your faithfulness and your stewardship. 

Mentioning the word "faithfulness" I remember a series of questions.
  • If your car starts one out of four times would you call it faithful?
  • If your TV works 60% of the time would you consider it faithful?
  • If your newspaper was delivered every other day, would you call your carrier faithful?
  • If your hot water heater greeted you with cold water three mornings weekly, would it be faithful?
  • If you failed to come to work five days a month would your employer consider you faithful?
  • If you missed two house payments a year would your bank say, "Well, 10 of 12 isn't bad."
  • If you attend once or twice a month and gave occasionally, would you say you're faithful?
I hope you're faithful in attendance and giving this Sunday.  The sermon is "A Triple Action Plan" and the text is MT 28:16 - 20.

God is looking for YOU!

Russell
 

STEWARDSHIP

WHAT THE CHURCH MEANS TO US


JIM AND KAREN AMENT

I was raised a Presbyterian, and my wife Karen, was raised an American Baptist, a distinction she likes to make compared to Southern Baptist. After marriage in 1970, we looked for a church in the town of our first home, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and we liked the Methodist church there, where we became active members. It was a good compromise to our shared Protestant roots. 
We moved seven times in the first thirteen years of our marriage, and found our place of worship to be Methodist in every place but one, where we attended, but never joined a  Congregational church. We lived in Riverside, California on two separate corporate moves for twenty-five years, and enjoyed an active life in a large downtown Methodist church of Spanish architecture, housing a massive Tracker pipe organ. When we moved to Evergreen in late 2005, joining and supporting UMCE was a given. Our commitment to church is because we know we need it. We've had our minor gaps in attendance over the years, but we both recognize that we're missing something important in our lives when we don't participate-worship with a community of Christian friends, and absorbing the messages of good preaching. We learn from these experiences, and hopefully become more mature as Christians in the process. God bless UMCE. 

STEWARDSHIP CALENDAR 

Sunday, November 12:  COMMITMENT  SUNDAY
Please bring your pledge cards to church this Sunday as we will collect pledge cards and continue to "Worship through Giving." There will be more Stewardship Moments in Happenings and during both worship services, and Dave Loomis the chair of our Church Council will provide an overview of UMCE's Finances.
 
Sunday, November 19:   VICTORY SUNDAY, QUEEN CITY JAZZ BAND 
AND TURKEY LUNCH!
The church will celebrate the conclusion of our Stewardship drive and  the upcoming Thanksgiving season. We will have special music at the 10:30 worship service provided by the Queen City Jazz Band and a delicious turkey lunch after the 10:30 service, with turkey supplied by Moe's Original Bar-B-Que.  Everyone should bring a side dish or dessert to go with the turkey dinner. 
 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

THE 39TH ANNUAL UMCE CHRISTMAS DINNER
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2nd when our sanctuary will be transformed into an elegant dinner setting. Enjoy a delicious sit-down dinner, be entertained by a group of talented musicians, and have childcare for the entire evening (there's even a child-friendly pre-party that you can attend!).......all for $14 per person. You can check this week's bulletin insert for more details. If you have questions feel free to call Maureen Sullivan or Kurt Hornbecker at (303) 503-2963 for more information.  Deadline for RSVP is Sunday, November 26 , so sign up today!
 
You can also download the pdf of the registration form HERE .


 

CHILDREN'S CHORISTER CHOIR
 
  • All children in 1st-5th grades are encouraged to join.
  • Rehearsals are Sundays after the 10:30 worship service.
  • The children will be singing at the Christmas Eve pageant at 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 24th.
GIVING STATEMENTS


THIRD QUARTER GIVING STATEMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. 

Please pick yours up in Fellowship Hall starting Sunday, November 12th. 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
-------------------------------------------
Sunday School and Nursery 11/5/2017
Worship Services 11/5/20 17
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Needed Weekly
Received 11/5/2017
                                                Difference
-------------------------------------------
                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
11/10/2017
--------------
17
100
--------------
$5,912
$8,446
$2,534
--------------
$313,348
$266,040
$270,330
+ $4,290

 

ADULT EDUCATION
 
Sunday, November 12:  NO ADULT EDUCATION



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
I LOVE GOD'S GREEN EARTH

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

MUSIC EVENTS IN EVERGREEN

UNIQUE EVENINGS OF MUSIC
Friday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm -- Jazz with Patrick Lee
Sunday, November 19 @ 4:30 pm -- Leon Littlebird, Native American music
Location: Center Stage Theater, Evergreen, CO
Reduced Price Tickets: $22 each

Come join your friends at a special concert at Center Stage on Friday, November 17 at 7:00 pm and/or Sunday, November 19 at 4:30 pm.  The Friday concert is Jazz with Patrick Lee and the Sunday concert is Leon Littlebird playing Native American music.  If we have a group of 10 at each concert, the cost is $22. Call Jo Ann Dunn at 303-674-1695 by Sunday, November 12 if you would like to go.
 

AROUND THE CHURCH


Saturday, November 11 | 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday, November 12 | 9 am to 3 pm
ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR
Location: Evergreen Lutheran Church
Address:  5980 County Rd. 73, Evergreen, CO
What is the Alternative Gift Fair (AGF)? The AGF is a volunteer-run arts and crafts fair where all vendors are representatives of charities and non-profit agencies. The charities receive 100% of the funds from their sales.  The fair's operating expenses are supported by funds from the Bake Sale and the generous sponsorship of local faith congregations: 
  • Christ the King Catholic Church
  • Church of the Hills, Presbyterian USA
  • Congregation Beth Evergreen
  • Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
  • Evergreen Christian Church (DOC)
  • Evergreen Lutheran Church
  • United Methodist Church of Evergreen






















Wednesday, November 15 and 29 - from 9:30 - 11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Location: UMCE Church Library
Please join the Wednesday Women's Bible Study as they study the book, "Becoming Heart Sisters: A Bible Study on Authentic Friendships," by Natalie Chambers Snapp. This study will help women become better equipped to walk hand in hand with a loyal friend and to become a God-honored friend. Contact Jeanne Ambrosier 303-674-6377 or  rjambro@estreet.com for a book or more information.



Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 pm
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Location: Evergreen Christian Church
Address: 27772 Iris Dr, Evergreen, CO 80439
Please join this uplifting interfaith service as ministers from the Christian, Jewish and Buddhist faiths and people from the mountain community gather to share  a time of faith and thanksgiving.



Sunday, November 19:
VICTORY SUNDAY, QUEEN CITY JAZZ BAND 
AND TURKEY LUNCH!
The church will celebrate the conclusion of our Stewardship drive and  the upcoming Thanksgiving season. We will have special music at the 10:30 worship service provided by the Queen City Jazz Band and a delicious turkey lunch after the 10:30 service, with turkey supplied by Moe's Original Bar-B-Que.  Everyone should bring a side dish or dessert to go with the turkey dinner.  



Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30 am
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) or Clyde Sacks (805-451-4586) for more information.


Sunday, November 26 - after the 10:30 worship service
HANGING OF THE GREENS
Please join us for the annual "Hanging of the Greens." We need as many volunteers as possible as we decorate the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.



Saturday, December 2 - 8:00 Breakfast, 8:30 Program
MEN'S BREAKFAST: GLACIERS AND SPORT
FISHING IN ALASKA
Location: UMCE Fellowship Hall
Presenter: Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts will give a presentation on glaciers and sport fishing in Alaska, and how glaciers contribute to prolific sport and commercial fishing in the North Atlantic Ocean.  All church members and friends are welcome to attend the speaker's program starting at 8:30.



Saturday, December 2 from 7:00 - 9:15 pm
UMCE CHRISTMAS DINNER
Location: UMCE Sanctuary
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2nd when our sanctuary will be transformed into an elegant dinner setting. Enjoy a delicious sit-down dinner, be entertained by a group of talented musicians, and have childcare for the entire evening (there's even a child-friendly pre-party that you can attend!).......all for $14 per person. You can check this week's bulletin insert for more details. If you have questions feel free to call Maureen Sullivan or Kurt Hornbecker at (303) 503-2963 for more information.  deadline for RSVP is Sunday, November 26 , so sign up today!



Tuesday, December 5 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
MILE HIGH WEST CIRCUIT CHARGE CONFERENCE
Location: UMCE Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
Please mark your calendars for this year's charge conference at UMCE. Our new District Superintendent Tezenlo Thong is doing circuit charge conferences this year. Our church has been chosen as the meeting location and there will be members from 6 other churches in attendance. We plan to serve a light snack, so we need volunteers to help serve. Please contact the church office if you are able to help... and plan on attending this year's charge conference and take advantage of this opportunity to meet our new District Superintendent and members from other area UMC churches!

 


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Saturday, Nov. 11
Sunday, Nov. 12
9 am - 4 pm
9 am - 3 pm
Alternative Gift Fair
Sunday, November 12 8:30 & 10:30 Commitment Sunday
Wednesday, November
15 & 29

9:30 am
Women's Bible Study: "Becoming Heart Sisters"
Thursday, November 16 7:30 pm Interfaith Community Service 
Sunday, November 19 Both Services Victory Sunday
Queen City Jazz Band at 10:30 Service
Thanksgiving Luncheon after 10:30 Service
Tuesday, November 21 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Thursday, November 23 -
Friday, November 24

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
- Office Closed -
Sunday, November 26 After the 10:30 Service Hanging of the Greens
Saturday, December 2 8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
Men's Breakfast: Glaciers and Sport Fishing in Alaska
Saturday, December 2 7:00 pm UMCE Christmas Dinner
Tuesday, December 5 6:00-10:00 pm Mile High West Circuit Charge Conference at UMCE

TEAM MEETINGS
NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 14 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, November 28 6:30 pm Church and Society Team
Thursday, November 30 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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