United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am


Russell's Ritings, 

An old book called "Mockingbirds and Angel Songs" has this beautiful prayer:

Dear Lord:  This is not my time of prayer, and I'm not praying.  I'm just writing a check.  But the check I'm writing is to the church and I don't know what to put in the lower "what for" space.  I can't put "tithe" for this isn't a tenth, and you know it.  And it seems a singularly inappropriate thing to lie about.  I won't put "gift" for that seems presumptuous, as though I were the Lady Bountiful graciously offering a small token of my plenty.  It's as validly a "debt" as a "gift".  Maybe more so.  What it's for is partial payment (and I shall never be able to make payment in full) for what the church has done for me in helping to raise my family...in helping me to keep my own priorities sorted out...in helping me tune in again to your ever - nearness.  I shall put "on account" and this is a prayer, and the prayer is, "thank you for all your blessings."

Soon our church will move into stewardship time.  Our proposed budget will move to the Church Council this month.  Our brochure is at the printers.  Our teams have proposed an exciting year in 2018.  Our church is poised to take off and become the church God wants it to be.  I believe in God, and I believe in YOU!  We will be hearing from others, we will be reading the thoughts of others in Happenings, and on October 5 your brochure will be available to pick up.  I hope you will all begin now to remember how good God is and respond by saying "thank you for all your blessings."

This Sunday our sermon is "Who's at the Gate?" and the text is Acts 3: 1-6.  I hope to see you here where the folks are friendly.

Russell
SILENT AUCTION AND BAKE SALE

Silent Auction and Bake Sale 
Coming in October!
 
Please start thinking about what you can contribute to make this fundraiser a success. The last silent auction included gift baskets, Chef Clyde's prepared dinner for 6, Russell's Jambalaya, artwork, sports memorabilia, vacation rentals, an ATV trip, etc. Please contact the church office or Vickie Borden to let us know what you are willing to contribute to the auction. 

Church Office:  office@evergreenumnc.org 
Vickie:   vlborden1@yahoo.com

We would also like to have a description and a photo if possible of the items that individuals are donating to the auction so that we might do a bit of advertising ahead of time. Info can be emailed to Marcia, Mloomis.64@gmail.com


Bidding Starts 
Sunday,  October  15th

Bidding Closes 
Sunday, October  22nd

Bake Sale on
Sunday,  October  22nd

FELLOWSHIP COFFEE  AND ALTAR FLOWER
SIGN-UP

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. 

A ltar Flowers Needed
Are you celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other important milestone in your life? If so, you might order Altar  Flowers to celebrate, and you can include a note in the bulletin about your celebration. This way your church family can celebrate with you. If you are interested, 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.
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
-------------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 10/1/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
10/6/2017
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$5,912
$8,080
+ $2,168
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$313,348
$236,489
$239,466
+ $2,977

 

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 8:  9:30 - 10:20 am
A LOOK AT UMCE
What makes our own local church so special?  Where have we come from, where are we, and where are we going?

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


Tuesday, October 3 & 17 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.



Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25  from 9:30 - 11:30 am
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: "BECOMING HEART SISTERS"
Location: UMCE Choir Room (Room 10)
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.










Saturday, October 7 - Breakfast at 8:00 am & Program at 8:30 am
MEN'S BREAKFAST: THE TRANSPACIFIC YACHT RACE
Speaker: Steve Ginder
Steve Ginder, friend of Glenn and Pat Stoll, will be on hand to share his participation in the Transpacific Yacht Race. His pictures and videos will chronicle this enormous challenge. Clyde Sacks and Pem Dunn will be coordinating the breakfast at 8:00. All church family and friends are welcome to attend the speaker's program starting at 8:30.









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.



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

Tuesday, October 3 & 17 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Wednesday, October 4 & 11,
18 & 25
9:30 am Women's Bible Study: "Becoming Heart Sisters"
Saturday, October 7 8:00 am Men's Breakfast: The Transpacific Yacht Race
Sunday, October 15 Before and after services Silent Auction Bidding Begins 
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

TEAM MEETINGS
OCTOBER

Sunday, October 8 12:00 pm Church Council
Tuesday, October 10 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, October 17 6:30 pm ITF
Thursday, October 19 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, October 26 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