United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

19th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am


Russell's Ritings, 

Every once in a while you read something you just can't get off your mind.  Such was the case this morning.  Today's thought is nothing profound.  It's just a great thought for the day.

In a classroom the assignment was very simple - explain the difference between kindness and generosity.  One student wrote, "If I'm homeless and hungry, and someone gives me some bread and butter, that's kindness.  But then if they add some strawberry preserves, that's generosity."

May we be both KIND and GENEROUS.

Blessings,

Russell
STEWARDSHIP MATERIALS

 

Stewardship brochures will be available to be picked up in Fellowship Hall  starting this Sunday, October 15.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBER
JAN THURLING

I lived in New York State all my life until I moved to CO in Nov. 2015, trading the Adirondacks for the Rockies!  My husband, Bob, and I loved our retirement home near Lake George, enjoying 4 seasons of outdoor recreation with great friends.  Before that, because of Bob's employment at Eastman Kodak, we lived near Rochester, N. Y., for 32 years, raising our 4 children near ponds and fields of sweet corn.  We were blessed with 51 years of marriage before his death in 2011. 
 
While at home with my little kids I had a second "love job" in starting a preschool in my Presbyterian Church, which is still going strong after 50 years!  Earning a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education was the beginning of my long career in working with young children, their parents and teachers.  And I'm still trying to keep play in my life!
 
After Bob's death I remained at my home for 5 years taking care of our property and enjoying the beauty and solitude, but realized I needed to be near family.  I have 4 "kids", one in every time zone, all a plane ride away.  So I made the move to Evergreen following the mountains and my 2 youngest grandkids.  I love being a "local" Grammy to Asher and Abby, and I volunteer in their school twice a week with first graders. 
 
UMCE was the second church I visited after my move, and I looked no further.  Initially it was the stained glass windows in the sanctuary that brought me here, but it's the people that caused me to stay.  I'm thankful for opportunities to serve God with them on the Missions Team and in teaching Sunday School, and to deepen my faith through Women's Bible Study and Adult Ed. 
SILENT AUCTION AND BAKE SALE
STARTING THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

TIME TO CELEBRATE FALL, HAVE FUN, GOOD EATS,  GREAT ITEMS TO TAKE HOME & BRING A FRIEND!

Time has come to join in the celebration and excitement of our annual bidding war, better known as the UMCE Silent Auction & Bake Sale. Again our church family is turning out to make our fundraiser a grand success! We are approaching 50 WONDERFUL items that will be on the auction tables! Some very nice RAFFEL PRIZES ALSO!

And did I mention the BAKE SALE! You know about our terrific bakers in this church and they are all turning out goodies just for you and your friends. (You are bringing a friend aren't you)?

Bidding starts this Sunday, Oct. 15 and will end Sunday Oct. 22. So come early, stay a little later and take a good look at all the donations on the auction block. There will be Plenty of time to celebrate (no Broncos till 2:25 in case you're still watching).

We're providing a light lunch snack to keep your energy up for all that bidding & of course the bake sale for yummy dessert or that Bronco snack later.

Bring your cash, check or credit cards and go on a spree! You and your church will both be happy!

See you Sunday----AND BRING A FRIEND! 


Bidding Starts 
Sunday,  October  15th

Bidding Closes 
Sunday, October  22nd

Bake Sale on
Sunday,  October  22nd




FELLOWSHIP COFFEE HOSTS NEEDED



We are in need of volunteers to host our Sunday morning fellowship coffee hours. We have two coffee hours: one after the 8:30 service and another after the 10:30 service. Hosting involves bringing snacks, making coffee, being sure coffee cups are out, loading the dishwasher and cleaning the counters. If you are interested in volunteering, there will be a sign-up clipboard on the counter near the coffee station in Fellowship Hall. Or... you can call the church office at 303-674-4810 to sign-up. 
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 10/8/2017
Worship Services 10/8/20 17
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Needed Weekly
Received 10/8/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
10/13/2017
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41
109
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$5,912
$6,969
+ $1,057
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$313,348
$242,392
$246,176
+ $3,784

 

NON-PROFIT EVENTS
 
TENNYSON CENTER
40th Annual Denver Dinner, Black & White Ball
Come Celebrate an evening of friendship, fun and inspiration. We are expecting more than 1,000 supporters to help celebrate our 40th year.

DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - registration, reception, dinner
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Centennial Ballroom , 650 15th Street, Denver, CO
ATTIRE: Black Tie Optional
REGISTER: Tennyson 40th Annual Denver Dinner
 

ADULT EDUCATION
 
Have you ever wanted to know more about your church?  Come and join Pastor Russell as he leads us through Methodism 101. 

Sunday, October 15, 22, 29:  9:30 - 10:20 am
HOW TO GROW A CHURCH (led by Pastor Russell)
During these weeks we will look at the principles of church growth, the keys to church growth, the costs  of church growth, and strategies which will help UMCE become the church God wants it to become. 



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


Sunday, October 15 - Before and after services
SILENT AUCTION BIDDING OPENS
On Sunday October 15 the Silent Auction items will be on display in Fellowship Hall. Please come prepared to bid on your favorite items.



Tuesdays at 6:30 am
October 17 and November 7 & 21 
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Location: The Bagelry in Bergen Park
The Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group resumes. This 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.



Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am
October 18 & 25 and November 1, 7, 15 & 29
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: "BECOMING HEART SISTERS"
Location: UMCE Library (Room 12)
Please join the Wednesday Women's Bible Study as they resume their study of 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.










Friday, October 20 - 12:00 Noon
BRUNCH BUNCH AT "THE SHAGGY SHEEP"
The Brunch Bunch will be going to the "Shaggy Sheep" for lunch on Friday, Oct. 20th. It is about a 30 minute drive from Evergreen on Hwy. 285, a little past Bailey. This restaurant comes highly recommended by one of our members. So come one come all to prove them right. Meeting time is twelve noon. See you there. Sign up for a space in Fellowship Hall.



Sunday, October 22 - Before and after services
SILENT AUCTION BIDDING CLOSES AND BAKE SALE 
On Sunday October 22 the Silent Auction items will be on display in Fellowship Hall and we will wrap up the Silent Auction after the 10:30 worship service. We will also have bake sale items for purchase in Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you there!



Sunday, October 29 - at the 10:30 Worship Service
CHILDREN'S SABBATH AND EVERGREEN 
CHILDREN'S CHORALE
The Youth will be leading worship at the 10:30 Service on Sunday, October 29. The Evergreen Children's Chorale will also be performing. 



Sunday, October 29 - after 10:30 Worship Service
TRUNK OR TREAT
Following the 10:30 service join us for the UMCE Annual Trunk or Treat!  Park in the upper parking lot and decorate your vehicle for some Halloween fun! Have your kids wear their favorite costumes and collect candy from church members' decorated vehicles!


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Sunday, October 15 Before
and after
services
Silent Auction Bidding Begins
Tuesdays, October 17
   November 7 & 21
6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Wednesdays,
   October 18 & 25
   November 1, 8, 15 & 29
9:30 am Women's Bible Study: "Becoming Heart Sisters"
Friday, October 20 12:00 pm Brunch Bunch at the "Shaggy Sheep"
Sunday, October 22 Before
and after services
Silent Auction Bidding Closes
and Bake Sale
Sunday, October 29 10:30 Service 
Children's Sabbath and Evergreen Children's Chorale
Sunday, October 29 After 10:30 Service Trunk or Treat
Saturday, November 4 8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
Men's Breakfast
Sat-Sun., November 11 & 12
Alternative Gift Fair
Sunday, November 12
Pledge Sunday
Sunday, November 19
Victory Sunday Both Services
Queen City Jazz Band at 10:30 Service
Thanksgiving Luncheon after 10:30 Service

TEAM MEETINGS
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Sunday, October 15 11:30 am SPR
Tuesday, October 17 6:00 pm SPR
Tuesday, October 17 6:30 pm ITF
Wednesday, October 18 3:00 pm Salvation Army
Thursday, October 19 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, October 26
6:00 pm
Membership
Thursday, October 26 6:30 am  Alternative Gift Fair
Tuesday, November 7 10:30 am Staff
Tuesday, November 7
6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, November 7
7:00 pm Trustees
Wednesday, November 8 6:30 pm SPR
Thursday, November 9 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, November 21 6:30 pm ITF
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