The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

20th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am


Russell's Ritings....

Owen Cooper was the president of Mississippi Chemical for many years.  He was known for his business acumen, but also for his faith in Christ.  Cooper once wrote:

If I had my life to live over again I would love more.  I would especially love others more.  I would let this love express itself in a concern for my neighbors, my friends, and all with whom I came in contact.

I would try to let love permeate me, overcome, overwhelm me, and direct me.  I would love early the unlovely, the unwanted, the unknown, and the unloved.

I would give more.  I would learn early in life the joy of giving, the pleasure of sharing, and the happiness of helping.

I would learn to give more money.  I would give some of life's treasured possessions, such as time, thoughts, and kind words.

If I had my life to live over I would be much more unconventional.  Where society overlooks people, I would socialize with them.  Where custom acknowledges peers as best with whom to have fellowship, I would want some non - peer friends.  Where tradition stratifies people because of economics, education, race, or religion, I would want fellowship with friends in all strata. 

I would choose to go where the crowd doesn't go, where the road is not paved, where the weather is bitter, where friends are few, where the need is great, and where God is most likely to be found.

Great words!  I hope to see you this Sunday.  Remember it's our annual silent auction and bake sale.  Remember to pick up your stewardship folders.  Remember to mark your calendar for the Evergreen Children's Chorale on the 29th, All Saints on Nov 5, Stewardship Sunday on Nov 12, and Victory Sunday (with the Queen City Jazz Band) on Nov 19!  This Sunday the sermon is "How To Be Lost" (Luke 15). 

From the Heart,

Russell

P.S.  
Please take note.  Effective next Friday, Oct. 27, Diane and I will no longer have a land line telephone.  If you have 303 955 7600 in your contacts know someone else will have it in the future.    Please put our cell phones in your contacts.  Diane's cell phone if 970 589 7240 and mine is 970 589 7241.  Thank you, Russell 

SILENT AUCTION AND BAKE SALE
ENDING THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

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 RAFFLE 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 ends 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.

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




CHILDREN'S CHORISTER CHOIR
 
The  Chorister Choir has started up again. The first rehearsal was on Sunday, October 15.  We are practicing after the 10:30 services on Sundays. 

All children in 1st-5th grades are encouraged to join the group. They will be learning a piece to sing at the children's Christmas Eve pageant.
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!


STEWARDSHIP MATERIALS

Stewardship brochures will be available to be picked up this Sunday in Fellowship Hall.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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. 


MISSION TEAM NEEDS A SHOPPER
The Mission Team has agreed to adopt a Family Promise family for Christmas. Each family has a wish list for each member of their family. We need someone who will shop for these requests. The shopper would be provided with money to buy everything. If you would be willing to do this, please call Jo Ann Dunn at 303-674-1695.

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 10/15/2017
Worship Services 10/15/20 17
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Needed Weekly
Received 10/15/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
10/20/2017
--------------
17
97
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$5,912
$5,669
($243)
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$313,348
$248,304
$251,845
+ $3,541

 

CONDOLENCES
 
BOB STURM

Long-time UMCE member Bob Sturm passed away on Wednesday, October 11.  Bob was active in UMCE. He was on the Endowment Committee and managed our initial investment in the Fund. He provided advice and guidance on other financial issues and taught Adult Education classes on financial planning. His wife, Sharon, sang in the church choir.   Bob's wife Sharon is still at Brookdale Meridan in Englewood.  
 
The memorial service for Bob Sturm will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Harvey Park Christian Church.  The address is: 3401 S Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO 80236 .  There will be a reception at the church following the service.  Then they will proceed to Fort Logan Cemetery for a 2:00 p.m. ceremony.
 
Please pray for the Sturm family as they go through this period of grief.  Condolences may be sent to Bob's daughter Sherri or his wife Sharon:


Sherri Sturm 
1477 S. Dayton Court
Denver, CO 80247

Sharon Sturm
Brookdale Meridian
3455 S. Corona Street
Room 322
Englewood, CO 80113
 

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 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


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!



Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am
October 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.



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!



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 HEREAlso 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
Location: UMCE Fellowship Hall



Tuesday, November 7 & 21 at 6:30 am
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.


CHURCH CALENDAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

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
Wednesdays, October 25
   November 1, 8, 15 & 29
9:30 am Women's Bible Study: "Becoming Heart Sisters"
Sunday, October 29 10:30 Service 
Children's Sabbath and Evergreen Children's Chorale
Sunday, October 29 After 10:30 Service Trunk or Treat
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
Tuesdays, Nov. 7 & 21
6:30 am
Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
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

Thursday, October 26 6:00 pm Membership
Thursday, October 26 6:30 am  Alternative Gift Fair
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 14 10:30 am Staff Meeting
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.
 
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