The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am



Remember that this Sunday, November 5th,  daylight savings time ends. Be sure to set your clocks back. 



Russell's Ritings....

The great writer John Steinbeck wrote, "...When a person comes to die, no matter their talents and influence and genius, if they die unloved their life must be a failure and their dying a cold horror.  We should try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world."

This next Sunday is All Saint's Sunday when we remember the saints who from their labors rest.  It certainly has brought us no pleasure to say goodbye this year to five of our beloved UMCE saints:  Aaron Ambrosier, Nicki Seavey, G.W. McMichael, Jim Gobel, and Bob Sturm.  All of these persons were honored and valuable members at UMCE.  This Sunday we will light candles remembering them and you will also be given an opportunity to remember those friends and family members who have gone from your life.

We are blessed at UMCE with two retired pastors, Meredith Rupe and Joyce Snapp.  Joyce will be preaching this Sunday.  I know you will give her your support and encouragement as we share worship together. 

Then we move on in November to Commitment Sunday on the 12th (please get your cards in or plan to bring them on that day).  Then on the 19th we have as our guests the Queen City Jazz Band plus a victory dinner celebrating a successful stewardship campaign. 

Wow what a schedule!  I'm excited - and thankful - to be your pastor.

Russell
 

STEWARDSHIP


WHAT THE CHURCH MEANS TO US

This is Glenn Stoll. I was a member of the same Disciples of Christ church in Iowa for the first 53 years of my life.  Pat also joined after we were married, and we remained active there until 2007 when we moved to Colorado.  My great-grandfather was one of the church founders, so our kids were the fifth generation of the Stoll family to be baptized there.  Needless to say, this small town congregation was a big part of our family life which made our move a little more difficult. 
Evergreen UMC is our second church in Colorado after transferring from the United Church of Christ on the western slope.  Looking back on our three-church experience, we have been ministered by eight different pastors, all of whom had their own particular strengths and weaknesses (as do we all).  Of course pastors are important, but more important in our opinion is the friendship, love and support that we have always found in each of these church families.

Thanks in large part to Russell's leadership, Evergreen UMC is a vibrant and growing congregation.  Continued growth and a change in leadership will require us all to step up financially to make this a reality.  Based on our brief experience here, we have no doubt that this church family will make it happen.
~ Glenn & Pat Stoll

STEWARDSHIP CALENDAR 

Sunday, November 5:   STEWARDSHIP MOMENTS
In Stewardship Moments we will be highlighting what the church has meant to various members of our church. Look for this in our Happenings e-newsletter on Friday, November 3 and in both services on Sunday, November 5.
 
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 supplied by Moe's Original Bar-B-Que.
 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: MOANA
Bring your family and a friend (or two!) for pizza and the movie Moana on Friday, November 3.  Dinner will be served at 6:00, and we'll start the movie at 6:30. Please sign up at this link so that we have a good estimate of how much pizza to order:  SIGN UP HERE Also note that this is a family event; so parents please plan to attend with your children. 

Contact Katie Zapotoczny with questions at 303.618.5856 or katiegzap@yahoo.com. We hope to see you there!


 

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 .


 

SILENT AUCTION AND BAKE SALE


Way to Go Congregation!

Our Silent Auction and bake sale raised $5,600!

 

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.
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE

Did you know that since the Fall of 2016 UMCE has received proceeds from four vehicle donations? Please consider donating your used car, truck, motorcycle or boat. UMCE works with Donate For Charity, a national vehicle donation program  that will pick up your vehicle or boat, sell it and provide 70-80% of the net proceeds (after towing and auction costs) to UMCE.   Please contact Bill Graf at phone 303-246-8330 if you have any questions.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR  VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP
The 2017 Alternative Gift Fair will be Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12.  We are again recruiting and coordinating volunteers from UMCE. Thank you VERY much for those of you who have worked at the AGF in the past! Once again this year, in order to avoid the difficulty of passing around multiple sign up sheets among the seven sponsoring congregations, we are providing a central sign up website using SignupGenius.  This way, you can see all the open volunteer opportunities and time slots, not just those assigned to UMCE.  As in the past, you may volunteer for Set-Up, Clean-Up, Cashier, Cashier Support, Volunteer Check-In, Van Driver, Parking Lot Attendant, Safety Assistant (medical person) and more! We need your help to make the Fair a success again this year!! THE SOONER YOU SIGN UP, THE MORE CHOICE IN JOBS YOU WILL HAVE!
 
Questions? Please call, email or visit Bill Graf at 303-246-8330 and bill@billgraf.net. Bill will be present on most Sundays at a table in the Fellowship Hall to help you sign up in person.  You may also sign up online yourself.
 
To sign up online:
  1. Go to the AGF website http://www.gifttwice.org/, then click on the "Want to Help?" link on that menu bar, which will take you to the SignupGenius site for the AGF.
  2. Review the volunteer jobs, the dates and time slots and then click the "Sign Up" button for job or jobs you select.  This will result in a check mark (√).  Repeat this for each job for which you wish to volunteer.
  3. When you have clicked all the jobs you want to volunteer for, please click the green "Submit and Sign Up" button at the bottom of the page.  You do not need to set up a SignupGenius account to volunteer at the AGF.
  4. You will be taken to a place to enter information about yourself.  Please:
    1. Enter your name, email, phone number and any other required information; and
    2. Click to show your affiliation with the United Methodist Church of Evergreen.
  5. Click "Sign Up Now!" to complete the sign up process.
  6. Click "Back to Sign Up" and  repeat the first two steps to be sure you are shown for the jobs you wanted.
  7. Close out SignUp Genius.
  8. You should receive an email confirming the jobs you are signed up for.
FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School and Nursery 10/29/2017
Worship Services 10/29/20 17
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Needed Weekly
Received 10/29/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
11/3/2017
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18
153
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$5,912
$4,702
($1,210)
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$313,348
$260,128
$261,884
+ $1,756

 

ADULT EDUCATION
 
Sunday, November 5 & 12:  NO ADULT EDUCATION ON THESE SUNDAYS



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
 

AROUND THE CHURCH


Friday, November 3, Dinner at 6:00 pm, Movie at 6:30 pm
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: MOANA
Location: UMCE Fellowship Hall & Sanctuary
Bring your family and a friend (or two!) for pizza and the movie Moana on Friday, November 3. Dinner will be served at 6:00, and we'll start the movie at 6:30. Please sign up at this link so that we have a good estimate of how much pizza to order:  SIGN UP HERE . Also note that this is a family event; so parents please plan to attend with your children. Contact Katie Zapotoczny with questions at 303.618.5856 or katiegzap@yahoo.com . We hope to see you there!



Saturday, November 4, Breakfast 8:00 am, Program 8:30 am
MEN'S BREAKFAST: 
COLORADO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
Location: UMCE Fellowship Hall
John Mezger, development officer for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, will be on hand to give us an overview of this "housing first" organization.  In particular, he will be discussing the new Downtown Loft Building which will soon house 100 chronically homeless individuals and the support services that the Coalition provides with a goal of helping these people become self-sufficient.  All Church family and friends are welcome to attend the speaker's program starting at 8:30.












Tuesday, November 7 & 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.


Wednesday, November 8, 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.




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



















CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Friday, November 3 6:00 pm Pizza
6:30 pm Movie
Family Movie Night: "Moana"
Saturday, November 4 8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
Men's Breakfast:
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Tuesdays, Nov. 7 & 21
6:30 am
Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 
15 & 29

9:30 am
Women's Bible Study: "Becoming Heart Sisters"
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
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
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
Saturday, December 2 7:00 pm UMCE Christmas Dinner

TEAM MEETINGS
NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 7
6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, November 7
7:00 pm Trustees
Thursday, November 9 7:00 pm Finance
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.
 
                                                Visit us on the web:   www.evergreenumc.org