The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am
24th Sunday after Pentecost


Russell's Ritings....

Mel Brooks tells of going into a New York City deli.  He was startled at what he saw.  There were, of course, the deli meats and breads, but what startled Brooks were the shelves behind the display counters.  They were filled with salt.  On the left was salt, on the right was salt, and there was salt on the shelves behind the checkout counter.  Salt was everywhere!

Brooks asked the deli owner, "I guess you sell a lot of salt."  The owner replied, "No, I really don't.  But the man who calls on me is a really good salt salesman."

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, and on this Victory Sunday celebrating the conclusion of our stewardship campaign, it should be an easy sell to convince you to be at UMCE! 

Here's what we're selling.  As has become our tradition on the Sunday before Thanksgiving we welcome the Queen City Jazz Band.  This is one of my favorite groups anywhere, anytime.  They will be doing several numbers in the 10:30 service (think "Just A Closer Walk with Thee and "When The Saints").  After the service we will have a Thanksgiving meal with the church furnishing the turkey and dressing (you are asked to bring a complimentary side dish).

 In the 8:30 service Terry is playing one of my favorite patriotic songs, "America the Beautiful" (written right down the road at Colorado College in 1904).  The sermon in both services will be "Being Beautifully Extravagant".

I hope I have sold you on being here Sunday.  And I hope you will go and sell someone else on coming with you!

"and the folks are friendly"

Russell
 

THIS IS A REMINDER THAT FROM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. 

THERE WILL BE NO HAPPENINGS 
NEXT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 


 

STEWARDSHIP

Sunday, November 19:   VICTORY SUNDAY, QUEEN CITY JAZZ BAND 
AND TURKEY LUNCH!
Enjoy a special morning with us on "Victory Sunday" as we celebrate the end of our Stewardship Campaign and the season of Thanksgiving. 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 the turkey supplied by Moe's Original Bar-B-Que.

JUST A REMINDER THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BRING A SIDE DISH OR DESSERT TO GO WITH THE TURKEY LUNCH.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CHARGE CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

On 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!
 

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 this Sunday. 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
-------------------------------------------
Sunday School and Nursery 11/12/2017
Worship Services 11/12/20 17
-------------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 11/12/2017
                                                Difference
-------------------------------------------
                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
11/17/2017
--------------
20
106
--------------
$5,912
$7,987
$2,075
--------------
$313,348
$271,952
$278,317
+ $6,365

 

ADULT EDUCATION
 
Sunday, November 19:  NO ADULT EDUCATION



YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

~ NO YOUTH GROUP THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 19 ~
~ NO I LOVE GOD'S GREEN EARTH THIS WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22 ~

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
 

AROUND THE CHURCH


Sunday, November 19:
VICTORY SUNDAY, QUEEN CITY JAZZ BAND 
AND TURKEY LUNCH!
Enjoy a special morning with us on "Victory Sunday" as we celebrate the end of our Stewardship Campaign and the season of Thanksgiving. 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 the turkey supplied by Moe's Original Bar-B-Que.

JUST A REMINDER THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BRING A SIDE DISH OR DESSERT TO GO WITH THE TURKEY LUNCH.



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.



Wednesday, November 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 conclude their study on the book, "Becoming Heart Sisters: A Bible Study on Authentic Friendships," by Natalie Chambers Snapp. Contact Jeanne Ambrosier at phone: 303-674-6377, or  email:  rjambro@estreet.com for a book or more information.



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

Sunday, November 19 Both Services Victory Sunday
Chancel Choir at 8:30 Service
Queen City Jazz Band at 10:30 Service
Turkey Lunch after 10:30 Service
Tuesday, November 21 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Wednesday, Nov. 22-
Friday, Nov. 24

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
- Office Closed -
Sunday, November 26 11:30 am Hanging of the Greens
Wednesday, Nov. 29
9:30 am Women's Bible Study: "Becoming Heart Sisters"
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
Sunday, Dec. 3 &
Sunday, Dec. 10

Alternative Christmas at UMCE
Tuesday, December 5 6:00-10:00 pm Mile High West Circuit Charge Conference at UMCE
Sunday, December 17 10:30 Service Christmas Cantata "A Child Is Born," UMCE Chancel Choir
Sunday, December 24 10:30 am
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Traditional Advent Service
Spontaneous Christmas Pageant
Candlelight Service with Choir

TEAM MEETINGS
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Tuesday, November 28 6:30 pm Church and Society 
Thursday, November 30 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, December 5 6:00 pm CHARGE CONFERENCE
Tuesday, December 12 Noon Staff Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 12 6:00 pm Missions
Thursday, December 14 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, December 19 6:30 pm Church & Society 
Thursday, December 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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