United Methodist Church of Evergreen

The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Russell Fletcher

16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am


Russell's Ritings, 

The call of God comes to us in many ways, even, and sometimes especially, when we are either afraid or disappointed.

John Wesley crossed the Atlantic to be a missionary among the Indians and as a chaplain to Oglethorpe's colony in Georgia.  At that time he was unsure of his own faith.  During the voyage a terrible storm arose, and Wesley feared for his own life.  In the midst of his fear he heard a group of Moravian Christians singing "Give to the Wind Your Fears."  He was impressed with their strong faith and demeanor, so impressed that when he landed he translated the hymn into English and included it in his Georgia hymn book.

The hymn was written by a German pastor named Paul Gerhardt in 1656.  He wrote it during a crisis of his own and during the 30 Years War.  The words give assurance to all of us who may be afraid of the future:

                "Give to the winds your fears,

                In hope be undismayed.

                God hears your sins and counts your tears,

                God shall lift up your head."

I hope to see each of you Sunday.  The sermon is "How To Deal With Disappointment" and the text is Philippians 1: 12 - 14.

"...and the folks are friendly"

Russell
 
Adult Ed - "The Beliefs of a United Methodist Christian"
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

EVERGREEN CHORALE PRODUCTION
"HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME"

Reduced Price Tickets!
 
JoAnn Dunn has arranged for group tickets to attend the Evergreen Chorale's production of "Hunchback of Notre Dame," Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or call the church office to sign up. 

The deadline for signing up and payment to JoAnn is October 1st. 
The g roup ticket rate is $22 per ticket.

This will be the last performance for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Don't miss it.

 

MISSION OPPORTUNITY
COLORADO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

Just north of downtown Denver work is nearly complete on a six-story residence that will be an important step in the fight to end homelessness. RENAISSANCE DOWNTOWN LOFTS is a housing project for 100 chronically homeless individuals who are among our area's most challenged. Most will have had experience with Denver emergency services, including police, jail, and emergency rooms. The goal of Downtown Lofts is to provide these folks with stable housing and supportive services including medical, counseling and job related help. 

Our Missions Committee is supporting the effort to collect new and gently used items to welcome these residents to their new homes. With enough participation, the Coalition will be able to provide each person with a "welcome home" basket of necessary supplies to begin their new life. In addition, UMCE has contributed $400 from the Missions budget to help defray the cost of mattresses and mattress covers. Occupancy is planned for the end of October, so we will be collecting items until early October. 

There will be an information table available on Sunday, September 24 as well as collection boxes. Please call Jan Thurling at 720-391-9550 with questions. 

Listed below are the essential needs remaining:

NEW GENTLY USED
Shower Curtains with Hooks Shower Curtains with Hooks
Dish Soap Bath Towels *
Laundry Detergent Twin Sheets *
Toilet Brushes with Holders Pillows and Blankets *
Shampoo Pots and Pans with Lids
Deodorant Can Openers
Shaving Cream

* Towels, sheets, blankets and pillows must be freshly laundered.
FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report

Sunday School and Nursery 9/17/2017
Worship Services 9/17/2017
------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 9/17/2017
                                                Difference
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                     2017 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
9/22/2017

40
120
------------
$5,912
$3,467
($2,445)
------------
$313,348
$224,656
$225,942
+ $1,286

 

NON-PROFIT EVENTS

MOUNTAIN RESOURCE CENTER
Bowls After Dark Evening Gala

DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2017
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Mount Vernon Country Club
REGISTER: http://www.mrcco.org/
PRICES: $65 Individual, $120 for Two
 
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 for four Sundays as he leads us through Methodism 101. 

Sunday, September 24:  9:30 - 10:20 am 
THE BELIEFS OF A UNITED METHODIST
Someone has said Methodism is the common denominator of the denominations.  Wesley said, "If your heart is as my heart is, give me your hand for we are brothers."  We will look at the diversity of belief systems within our church and also at the core beliefs we do not compromise.

Sunday, October 1:  9:30 - 10:20 am
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
How are we organized?  What is our structure?  What is "holy conferencing"?   How do Bishops, Superintendents, and pastors "connect"?  What is the "connectional" system?  How does UMCE fit within the connection?

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, September 27 and 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.










Sunday, 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
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 3 & 17 6:30 am Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group
Wednesday, September 27, and 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
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

Tuesday, September 26 6:30 pm ITF
Thursday, September 28 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, October 3 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, October 3 7:00 pm Trustees
Sunday, October 8 12:00 pm Church Council
Tuesday, October 10 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Thursday, October 12 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, October 17 6:30 pm ITF
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.
 
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