April 25 , 2018

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Traditional Worship
8:00 A.M.

Contemporary Worship
10 A.M.

Burning off the Fog

John 9:34-41
Thanks to This 
Sunday's Ushers

8:00 a.m. 
Eve Trumpore
Josie Hamlen

10:00 a.m. 
Bill & Barb McElroy
Brian & Heidi Snyder

Thanks to This Sunday's Ambassadors

8:00 a.m.   
Janet Kester
Tom Hosea

10:00 a.m.
 Lindsey & Brent Stevenson

Sunday, April 29
8:00 am  Traditional Service
9:00 am  Social Time in Biel Hall
9:10 am  Adult Ed in Fireside 
10:00 am  Contemporary Service

Tuesday, May 1
9:30 am  Faith Forum in Fireside

Wednesday, May 2
6:15 pm  Bells
7:30 pm  Choir
7:30 pm  Band

Sunday, May 6
8:00 am  Traditional Service
9:00 am  Breakfast served after each service
10:00 am  Contemporary Service


Fiscal Year to Date
thru April 22, 2018

Identified Giving           $  709,036
Plate Collection            $    10,408
Grocery Card Net         $    11,330

Identified Giving          $  752,364
Plate Collection           $    14,622
Grocery Card Net        $    11,800

Identified Giving          $   (43,328)
Plate Collection           $    ( 4,214)
Grocery Card Net        $     (  470

Identified Giving           $   13,903
Plate Collection            $        204
Grocery Card Net         $        222

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!

Youth Night Out @ the Colorado Mammoth!  Saturday April 28th at 6:00 p.m. we will be venturing to the Pepsi Center to watch Colorado's indoor lacrosse team play the Toronto Rock!  If you are interested please RSVP to Dani ASAP! Tickets are $20. 

Vacation Bible School Mega Sports Camp   Save the date!!! VBS will be the second week of June, dates June 11-15th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. each day. Registration is now open and spots are filling quickly!  If you are interested in being a crew leader, adult leader, or for registration details contact Dani,  dani@columbinechurch.org . Follow this link to register online  https://goo.gl/forms/V4RzCKd4lqmkAffW2 .
Adult Leadership Needed!   Have some free time the second week of June? We know exactly how to help! Volunteer a few hours of your morning to the kids of the community at Vacation Bible School. We are in need of coaches, adult leaders and volunteers to help make this year's VBS the best possible. Please contact Dani for additional information on how you can serve the children. 
Male Leader For High School Mission Trip!   Our high school mission trip is in need of some male leadership! If you or someone you know would be interested in a fully funded trip to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. the dates of June 30th-July 7th, then please contact Dani. It's an excellent way to serve the youth of CUC, serve the community of Philly and enjoy a week of East Coast living!
Youth Group this Sunday!   Sunday April 29th, Youth Group will meet at the usual times! Middle schoolers join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and high school will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Pastor Steve will be joining us in our night of "Stump The Pastors". Bring all of your curious questions about faith and life for a night of great understanding! See you there!



Sunday Morning Adult Education   This Sunday, April 29th, Sue Parker Gerson, from the Anti Defamation League, will speak to us about the rise of anti Semitism in Colorado and the role of the Anti Defamation League in our community.  Please join us in Fireside Chapel from 9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.  All are welcome. 
Faith Forum Tuesday, May 1st, CUC's Judi Buehrer will discuss living and working in Moscow as a journalist from 1991 to 1993. Those two years comprised the beginning and the end of Russia's short-lived attempt to become a democracy with a free market economy.  Please join us in Fireside Chapel from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  All are welcome.
Sunday Morning Adult Education   Next Sunday, May 6th, there will be no Ad Ed program.  Please enjoy breakfast and fellowship in Biel Hall.


Bells & Choir Rehearsals  Bells and Choir rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.

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.

Motherhood, The Agony and the Ecstasy, a  play written and directed by Mitch Samu will be playing at CUC from May 11th through May 20th. Go to www.frontrangetheatre.org  for times and to purchase tickets.


Breakfast on May 6th Join the Aqua for Nicaragua Committee for breakfast on Sunday, May 6th. We'll have a Mexican themed menu and a piñata for the kids! We plan to buy a fuel efficient vented stove for a family in Nicaragua with the proceeds from the breakfast.

Thank You CUC for your support of Love INC babies and their families with your generous donation of diapers and wipes.  Your donation of 2487 diapers, 55 packages of wipes and cash contribution is a significant help in extending loving care and comfort for a month to the 50 babies in the program. Love INC is very grateful.

Men's Group Please be advised that this month's Men's Group has been cancelled. We'll see you in June!

Want to Join the Church ?... or just learn more about it?  Come to the New Member Class on Sunday, June 3rd at 11:30 a.m.  Call the office to reserve your spot!

Cowboy Sunday is coming up! Start putting your best western wear together for June 3rd. It's considered CUC's "High Holy Days" by many.
Motherhood, The Agony & The Ecstasy. A play written and directed by Mitch Samu will be playing at CUC from May 11th through May 20th. Go to www.frontrangetheatre.org for times and to purchase tickets.
MS Walk On Saturday, May 5th, Carla & Wally Keesecker will be participating in Walk MS at Denver's City Park to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  At CUC, the number of people who have MS is about 6 times the national average.  In our congregation, 10 people have MS. To donate online simply visit Carla's page at http://nmss.org/goto/CarlaKee2018.  If you miss them at church you can mail a check payable to NMSS to 8216 S. Marion Way, Centennial, CO  80122.  Will you join us and take a step towards wiping out MS today by donating or participating in WalkMS Denver? 
Nicaragua Work Trip has been decided. February 16-25. Contact Bretha Mahe is you'd like more information at (303) 798-4556 or at bewellnow@msn.com .
Attention CUC Travel Adventurers   The stunning scenery of five New England states with their brilliant canopies of red, orange, and gold await our CUC travelers October 11-18, 2018. Walk in the steps of our nation's forefathers at Plymouth Rock and on Boston's Freedom Trail. Savor the delicacies of a Cape Cod lobster bake. Explore by ferry picturesque islands and shop in their quaint stores. Imagine yourself as a Gilded Age guest at one of America's most beautiful castles.These adventures are a few of the highlights of CUC's next travel 
King Soopers   Remember to buy, load. and use your King Soopers cards!  They can make a real difference in the financial well-being of 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.

Notary Public. Josie Hamlen, one of our office staff, is a Notary Public. If you need this service, call the church office.

CUC Global. You can see videos of our sermons and some of our music on YouTube each week. Check it out at Columbine United YouTube

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


The 9HealthFair held Saturday April 21, 2018 at Columbine United Church was a great success. We were able to help 517 adults take charge of their health. Thank you to all the 100 plus volunteers; without you we could not have a successful 9 Health Fair. We had many positive comments from participants about the quality and friendliness of our volunteers. I'd like to say a special thank you to Karen Benner and Barb Klemme who recruited and coordinated volunteers this year. Another thank you to Josie for her help prior to the fair. Please remember the 9HealthFair has happened every year since 1980 and can only continue with community support. Peggy Sweet, 9 Health Fair Coordinator.

Congratulations to Sarah and Joseph Duran on the birth of their daughter Luna Miquela Duran, who was born on April 14th. The grandparents are Joe and Ellen Duran, and Frank and Judy Satterlee. The great grandmother is Miquela Andrade. 


Prayers for Judi Breuher. Her post-surgery recovery is going well, but two tests indicate that she may have another tumor. She will have a CT scan on May 4th and consult with her Oncolotist on May 10 to review the scan results and possibly start treatment again.

Prayers for Ruth Teason. Don passed away last week. 

Prayers for Glenn and Sally Dunleavy. Glenn's sister Patty passed away recently. A celebration of Patty's life will take place this summer on Sullivan's Island, off of South Carolina.

Prayers for Keith Vanharte who passed away recently.
Prayers for Chuck Halderman, who is having a heart procedure on April 30th.  

Prayers for Jan Clayton who is having hip replacement surgery next week.  

Prayers for Audrey Clendenning, who is having eye surgery next week. 

Prayers for Jeannie Hollis who is having surgery this week. She is Kathy Ireland's sister, and a former long time member of CUC. 

Prayers for Judy Smith, who has health concerns. 

Prayers for Koby Kellogg, who had knee replacement surgery this week.  

Prayers for JoAnn and Bruce James, the sister and brother-in-law of Craig Couture. JoAnn is in the hospital and her husband Bruce continues to recover from a major bike accident in July. 

Prayers for Ginny Anstine. Her sister, Pat Potts is in a nursing home, nd her brother-in-law, Spike Potts is seriously ill.  

If you have a prayer request, please contact Josie at the church office to be put on the prayer chain.  

Although the immediate crisis may be over, we ask that you keep the following people in your prayers: Judi Buehrer, Katie Gaertner, Al Roth, Ginny Anstine, Jeff and Linda Veres, Susan and Jim Lumanick, Garrett and Nina Ray, Carla and Wally Keesecker, Tom Moore and Vicki Wimberly, Karissa Rund, 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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Littleton, CO   80123

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