February 6 , 2019
IN THIS ISSUE:
SUNDAY AT CUC

Traditional Worship
8:00 A.M.

Contemporary Worship
10:00 A.M.

  Sermon: 
The Significance of Your Life- From Trash to Treasure
 
Scripture: 
 Luke 8:26-39 

  Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers

8:00 a.m.  
Butch Bignell, Russ Young

10:00 a.m.
Sandy Birks, Diane Young, Lori & Chuck Beckey
 
  Thanks to This Sunday's Ambassadors

  8:00 a.m. 
Fred & Bretha Mahe
 
10:00 a.m. 
Pat Mesec
 
  THIS WEEK @ CUC

Sunday, Feb 10
8:00 am  Traditional Service
9:00 am  Fellowship in Biel Hall
10:00 am Contemporary Service 
 5:00 pm   Shrimp Boil

Wednesday, Feb 13
6:30 pm  Band Rehearsal
7:30 pm  Choir

Sunday, Feb 17
8:00 am   Traditional Service
9:00 am   Fellowship in Biel Hall
10:00 am Contemporary Service

CUC GENEROSITY
 
 
Fiscal Year to Date
Thru Feb 3, 2019

ACTUAL
Identified Giving           $ 569,927
Plate Collection            $   7,215  
Cash Back Programs   $   8,785 
   
BUDGET
Identified Giving          $ 547,567
Plate Collection           $    7,553
Cash Back Programs  $    9,250
  
SURPLUS OR (DEFICIT)
Identified Giving          $ 22,360
Plate Collection           $  (338)  
Cash Back Programs  $  (465)    
    
YTD AVERAGE PER WEEK
Identified Giving           $ 14,248
Plate Collection            $     180   
Cash Back Programs   $     220  

       
Want to know where you stand with your pledge year-to-date?  Call CUC's Business Manager, Lindsey Stevenson, in the church office, or email her at  lindsey@columbinechurch.org

Make a Difference in the
Financial Picture of CUC!

Are You Required to Take an RMD from your IRA?
Calling all those who must make minimum withdrawals from retirement accounts!  Why not have some or all of those RMD's sent directly to CUC?  Whatever the amount is, it will be counted as part of the required minimum but it will not show up on your 1099R as taxable. This is an excellent way to make sure your contribution is still deductible!  Please consider donating a portion of your RMD as a way to support the ministry of Columbine United Church.  Please contact Lindsey Stevenson at the church office for more details.
 
King Soopers Cards
You can donate to CUC simply by purchasing a King Soopers card at the Welcome Spot. Each time you reload the card at the store when buying your groceries, 
CUC receives 5%!

Thrivent Financial Choice
CUC is a participating organization in Thrivent Financial's Thrivent Choice┬« program. Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program allowing eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. Eligible Thrivent Financial members can direct Thrivent Choice Dollars┬« to CUC in a particular month. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing them 
to CUC. To learn more about Thrivent Choice, visit Thrivent.com/thriventchoice , or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836, and say "Thrivent Choice" when prompted.

Text Your Offering  
In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to CUC with a quick text message!  Text "CUC $50" to 73256 to give $50 (for example) to Columbine United Church using your text messaging. You can adjust the dollar amount to whatever amount you would like to give.  Standard text message rates do apply. Thank you for our continued support of CUC! Your time, talent, and resources are helping us to change the world!
 
NEXT GENERATION  



Parents' Night Out this Friday, Feb. 8th!    Drop your kids off at CUC from 6:00-9:00 pm for games, activities, and pizza! Enjoy the night off either in your dancing shoes or your comfy house slippers- either way we are happy to serve YOU parents.
 
La Foret Spring Retreat March 15-17th!  This weekend retreat is open to both middle and high school students. Online registration is open here   https://laforet.venue360.me/public/events/homepage?&org=ALL&eventPlan=ALL&season=ALL&groupBySeason=false.
 
Sunday Night Live, Feb. 24th! The youth group will be serving dinner and providing a talent show for the congregation to help raise funds for their mission trips this summer! Tickets are $7 and available from Dani or at the door the night of our Talent Show. But wait-have a talent? The show is open to church members who have a unique talent they would like to share! Message Dani for details.
 
Youth Group this Sunday! The youth will be joining the all-church shrimp boil at 5:00 pm this upcoming Sunday. Please bring $5 to pay for your ticket.

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ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 




Sunday Morning Adult Education, This Sunday Feb. 3:  There will be no Ad Ed class.   Enjoy the Shrimp Boil!

Sunday Morning Adult Education, Sunday Feb. 17:   Part 3 of "What Makes Life Worth Living?" continues with Janet Kester and Ruthann Moomy covering topics such as: the role of relationships, money, savoring, positive affect & optimism, gratitude, kindness, and a list of tools that you can use now. Please join us in the Fireside Chapel from 9:10 - 9:50 am. All are welcome.

Faith Forum Tuesday, February 12: " What Makes Life Happy and Fulfilling?" Ruthann Moomy presents week 3 of this three part series.  Join us in the Fireside Chapel from 9:30-11:30 am.

Exploring Spirituality, Tuesday Feb. 26: The Exploring Spirituality class resumes. All are welcome to join us as Pastor Steve leads us in exploring different dimensions of spirituality. We will discuss various topics, have guest speakers, and find the cutting edge of our faith. We will meet in the Fireside Chapel from 6:30 - 8 pm. For now, the class will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
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CUC MUSIC


Enjoy a FREE Performance:  "A KISS FOR MY DAUGHTER A KISS FOR MY FATHER" free performance at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch Thursday, Feb 7th at 2 pm.

The Band  rehearses Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.   Contact Music Director Mitch Samu ( mitch@columbinechurch.org) , if you are interested in joining the group.

Do YOU love to sing? Please join the Chancel Choir, and make a joyful noise for the 8 am service each Sunday. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm in the Fireside Room.  For more information call Tara Klima or Karen Wenzel 303-618-3099, or email tlklima@aol.com  or  karenwenzel@msn.com


Mission Committee 



Jeffco Serving Kids has helped over 1100 students during the fall of 2018 with Coats/Winter Wear/Clothing/Shoes! CUC has really made a difference to Jefferson County students in need. Thanks so much to this season's drivers: Craig, Jane, Judi, Patty.
Any questions: Bretha Mahe, bewellnow@msn.com. 303 798 4556.

* Love INC One Time Service Projects

*Renewed Treasures --small group (3-4 for 4 hours) to support store with sorting, clearing inventory and cleaning. Email  kris@loveinclittleton.org if you would like to get a team together or volunteer individually with another team.

*The IMPACT life skills and coaching program is low on support/incentive products provided to participants as they work through the process of changing their lives. Items needed are: disinfectant wipes, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, laundry detergent, trash bags (kitchen tall or yard), dish soap. These products are not covered by food stamps - consider picking up an item or two to help and place in Beil Hall in designated box.
                     
New IMPACT 4 week course "Successful Living" starting Feb. 28th, 6:30 -7:30 pm--open to anyone-includes helpful ways to handle stress, anger, conflict......and more. Does your life involve any of these things? Call 303 794 5683 to register.



Women's Bean Project Items for sale:   This is a fundraiser for the mission trip in September to Common Hope in Guatemala.  Sales will continue on Sunday Feb. 10 and 17, with delivery on Sunday Feb. 24.  We can take cash, check (to CUC) or credit for payment at time of order.  Come see us at The Welcome Spot to place your order for some wonderful products.
 
Common Hope Mission Trip:   We have 6 people signed up for our trip to Guatemala September 22 - 29, 2019.  We would love for you to join us.  We can take up to 6 more.  Contact Linda Chatfield for more information at langelotti@aol.com

   
            GROUPS AND              ANNOUNCEMENTS    


Join us for our CUC "Mississippi Shrimp Boil!" Feb 10th: -  Doors open at 5:00 pm, Dinner is served at 5:30 pm, Program Begins at 6:30 pm.   Tickets must be pre-purchased to attend. 
 
Program Notes:   Rev. Jill VanderWal will share some thoughts about small group ministries and will lead a mini small group experience. You don't want to miss it!

There will be no Fellowship Breakfast between services this Sunday to allow preparation time for our evening Shrimp Boil.

2018 CUC Giving Statements will be available at The Welcome Spot this Sunday.

Blood Pressure checks will be available in Biel Hall between services Sun, Feb. 10:   We are back to our regular 2nd Sunday schedule.  Please stop by and say hello.

CG's Lunch Bunch will meet Thurs, Feb. 21 at Noon: The menu is chicken pot pie, salad, and dessert.  Join us for food and fellowship. Suggested donation: $5.00. 
 
CUC Book Club will be meeting at 1:30 pm Thurs, Feb. 21 to discuss The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFee.   Everyone is welcome.
                                                
King Soopers   Remember to buy, load, and use your King Soopers cards!  We count on $1,000 a month in revenue from King Soopers card reloads, which pays for the monthly electric bill at CUC.  It's easy and doesn't cost you anything.   Get your card at the Welcome Spot today and then load it at the store.Thank you for your support of CUC!
 
Handicapped Parking Spaces   Please be considerate of those in need and only park in the spaces designated as "Handicapped" if you have a permit or car tag prominently displayed.
JOYS & CONCERNS

If you have a life situation you would like your pastors or the congregation to be aware of, please call the church office at 303-798-1845 or send us an email at cuc@columbinechurch.org


JOYS:

Be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation, faithful in prayer.  Romans 12:12 

We welcome Rev. Jill VanderWal and her family to Columbine! She brings a great breadth of skills and abilities to our faith community we will all benefit from. Please keep Jill and Scott, as well as their children Zoe and Judah, in your prayers as they settle into their new home and community.

The flowers in the Sanctuary this Sunday are in memory of John Wayne Sare, as this is both the week of his birthday and his passing 10 years ago. He attended Columbine United Church; the church and Pastor Steve gave him a lot of loving support during his last couple of years.

Congratulations to Judi Buehrer who is thrilled to announce that her book, Two Years in Moscow - Russia's early struggles to form a democracy, is available at the Tattered Cover, Barnes and Noble, and on Amazon.

CONCERNS:

Prayers for recovery for Carl Hanson, father of Lisa Schandle, who had a stroke. 
 
Please pray for Bretha Mahe as she slipped and fell, resulting in surgery on her shattered wrist February 1st. 
 
Although the immediate crisis may be over, we ask that you keep the following people in your prayers:   Judi Buehrer, Ruth Teason, Carla and Wally Keesecker, Jeff and Linda Veres, Kay Huntley, Jonathan Bennett, Marsha Slack, Cindy Young, Jim and Sandy Sexton, and Darlene Van Cleave.

There are other unnamed members and friends of CUC who have requested prayers as they deal with unemployment, financial challenges, significant concerns, addiction and anger management.  Please keep them in your prayers as well as our brothers and sisters in the military and those who serve our country around the world.

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COLUMBINE UNITED CHURCH

6375 S. Platte Canyon Rd.

Littleton, CO   80123

(303) 798-1845

cuc@columbinechurch.org

www.columbinechurch.org