November 7 , 2018

Contemporary Worship
10 A.M. 

Still Alive
Micah 4:1-4, Jeremiah 29:4-6

  Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers

10:00 a.m.
Larry Burmeister, Kari Adamski, Jeanne Dorr, Koby Kellogg
  Thanks to This Sunday's Ambassadors
10:00 a.m. 
Maree Jacks-Diegel

Sunday, Nov 11
No 8:00 am Service
10:00 am Contemporary Service
11:00 am Congregational Meeting in Sanctuary, followed by Chili Cook Off
Wednesday, Nov 14
6:15 pm  Bell Rehearsal
6:30 pm  Band
7:30 pm  Choir

Sunday, Nov 18
8:00 am Traditional Service
9:00 am Fellowship in Biel Hall
10:00 am Contemporary Service
Fiscal Year to Date
thru Nov 4, 2018

Identified Giving           $ 374,673
Plate Collection            $     4,449
Cash Back Programs   $     6,207
Identified Giving          $   329,928
Plate Collection           $     4,552 
Cash Back Programs  $     6,250
Identified Giving          $   44,745
Plate Collection           $     (104)  
Cash Back Programs  $      (43)  
Identified Giving           $  13,877
Plate Collection            $      165 
Cash Back Programs   $      230
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

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 , 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!


High School 2019 Mission Trip to Puerto Rico!  Next summer's youth mission trip is to San Juan, Puerto Rico from July 14 - 21st. We will be partnering with Youth Works to serve in the community for hurricane relief, local churches, supporting kid's summer camps, and immersing ourselves into the culture. We have 1 more spot available to students. RSVP to Dani  ASAP!  

Youth Group this Sunday: Middle School Youth Group meets from 5 - 6:30 pm; High School Youth Group meets from 6:30 - 8 pm. 

No Youth Group Sun, Nov. 18


Sunday Morning Adult Education, Sunday Nov. 11:  There will be no Ad Ed program.

Faith Forum, Tuesday Nov.13: Faith Forum presents week 6 of the 9-week Bible course on "God's Promise - I Am With You," led by Cindy Pickett. Join us in the Fireside Chapel from 10 - 11:30 am.

Sunday Morning Adult Education, Sunday Nov. 18:  "Mental Health: Let's Start the Conversation" will continue. We are honored to have psycho-therapist Phoebe Poos-Benson discuss the topic of "Self Harm." Phoebe Poos-Benson specializes in treating victims of crime and trauma. Please join us in the Fireside Chapel from 9:10 - 9:50 am. All are welcome.
The Band  rehearses Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.   Contact Music Director Mitch Samu ( , 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  or

Mission Committee 

Thank You Columbine for stepping up and making Thanksgiving a better day for many, many people!   This picture represents only part of what was donated through your amazing generosity. 

Looking for 2 teams of 4 to participate in the Bowl-A-Thon, November 10th,  12:30-3:30 pm at AMF Bowling on University and County Line.  If interested, contact Susan susan.

Colorado Gives Day, December 4th: CUC will be donating to the following organizations:  Action Center, Bessie's Hope, Denver Inner City Parish, IFCS, Love, Inc., TLC Meals on Wheels, Second Wind, Family Promise, RMSC and MS society.


            GROUPS AND              ANNOUNCEMENTS


We Welcome YOU to Join us this Candidating Weekend with 
Rev. Jill VanderWal

* Meet and Greet reception with Rev. Jill VanderWal and her husband, Scott VanderWal,
in Biel Hall Saturday, November 10, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

* Candidating Sunday, November 11th, Rev. VanderWal will preach the 10 am (the only service this Sun) morning's sermon and help lead the service. We will formally extend her Pastoral Call at a congregational meeting immediately following the service.

* Pending congregational approval on  November 11th, Rev. VanderWal will join the pastoral staff in early January 2019.

Join us for our "Red, White, and Blue Chili Cook Off!" This Sunday, November 11th, following the Columbine United Church Congregational Meeting  

                  Bring a Crockpot of Your BEST Chili!     
                 Prizes for the Cook Off include:
                 Dinner for 2
                 2 Tickets to a Nuggets Game
                                                                     2 Tickets to an Avalanche Game
                                                                          You don't want to miss it!!

Bring Photos of Family Members who served in our Armed Forces to be Displayed

Informational Meeting on Mission Trip for Fall 2019:   We are going to Common Hope in Antigua, Guatemala!  CUC has traveled to Common Hope in the past, and because Nicaragua is not safe for travel at this time, the Mission Committee approved a week long trip to Common Hope.  We will meet at 9:15 am, Nov. 11 in the Parlor with anyone who would be interested in learning more about this trip or might like to go.  We will have folks who have traveled there in the past, so come with questions.  This is an amazing trip and time can be added before or after the mission piece.  There are many things to see and do in Guatemala.  So mark your calendar and we will see you there!!

Coats/Winter Wear/Clothing/Shoe Drive for Jeffco Serving Kids continuing through Jan 27th:   Bring in your items you have been saving--for 3 yrs thru high school students--adult sizes fine.  Contact Bretha with questions at or  303-798-4556.

The November Men's Room Meeting has Changed from the 1st Tuesday of the month to the 2nd Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Chapel. Please feel free to bring your own beverage and snack if you wish. Dean Pickett will share a youtube video by Peterson and then we will discuss it.

CUC Book Club meets Thurs, Nov 15th at 1:30 pm  to discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See.  One aspect of this book deals with adoption of Chinese girls by American couples.  Everyone is welcome.
The Health Cabinet will be checking Blood Pressures between services November 18:  This change is because CUC will have only one service on November 11.  Stop by and visit, even if you don't need your BP checked.

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.

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


We are grateful for all the CUC participation in the Coats/Winter Wear/Clothing/Shoe Drive for Jeffco Serving Kids drive and the Thanksgiving food drive.

It is a such a joy to welcome Jill VanderWal, candidate for our assistant pastor position, as she preaches Sunday, November 11th. A special thanks for all the hard work by the pastoral search committee in their journey to find our new assistant pastor.


Prayers for the families of the victims and the congregation of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, prayers for all those affected by this recent tragedy.

Prayers for Jim Leach who had a hip replacement on Wednesday.

Cindy and Dean Pickett ask for prayers for their five-year-old grandson, Rowan Williams. He had surgery on Wednesday to remove his adenoids in preparation for cleft palate surgery in December.

Prayers for Diane Ramirez, mother of Brittany Gonzalez, as she recuperates from a surgery on Wednesday for an injured elbow following a recent fall.

Please pray for Clayton, son of Kelley and Steve Simon.  Clayton, who is almost 4, is recovering from surgery he had this week. 

Yetta Halderman and Patty Meek request prayers for their good friend's son, five-year-old Zach Attwool. He has been diagnosed with leukemia. 

Although the immediate crisis may be over, we ask that you keep the following people in your prayers:  Nina & Garrett Ray, Ruth Teason, Katie Gaertner, Carla and Wally Keesecker, Susan and Jim Lummanick, Judi Buehrer, Jeff and Linda Veres, Kay Huntley, Sandi Key, Ginny Anstine, Pam Lass.

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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