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Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday Nov. 5, meaning you should set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

 The tradition of "falling back" means you will get an extra hour to sleep Sunday morning, but also signals the start of dark afternoons.

Most computers and cell phones now change their clocks automatically, but don't forget to fix your watch, home clocks, microwave...and car! (The twice-a-year change is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detector.)

Daylight Saving Time has been practiced on and off in the U.S. since 1918.


References
Gore, Leada (2017, November 2)  Time change this weekend: Get ready to 'fall back' 1 hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. Retrieved from http://www.al.com


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Did you know that it is possible to be adopted into the family of God, and yet still live with an orphan spirit? Join us for our new series, Orphans to Heirs, as we explore this concept and learn more about spiritual adoption.

Week One (11/5): "Orphans to Heirs: Isolation to Intimacy"
Week Two (11/7): "Orphans to Heirs: Anxiety to Assurance"
Week Three (11/19): "Orphans to Heirs: Selfishness to Servanthood"
Week Four (11/26): "Orphans to Heirs: Weak to Warrior"

Worship with us at 9am or 10:30am. Childcare, Sunday School, and Youth Group* options are available for children of all ages!

*Youth Group meets during the 10:30am service.

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New Guest Lunch New to Platt Park Church? Join us for lunch on Sunday, November 12th, immediately following the 10:30am service, to learn more about our history, mission, and how to get connected in the life of the church. No registration necessary...just come on in!

Cut Down  Your Christmas Tree with Us!
Join us on our annual tree cutting event in Silverthorne, CO!!  On Friday, November 24th, we will meet at the Dillon Ranger Station ( 680 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498 ) at 10am. From there we will get our permits and then find the perfect Christmas trees together. For details, email  tim@plattparkchurch.org.

Child Dedication Child Dedication will be held on Sunday, Nov. 26 with a one-time class prior to Child Dedication. We would love for your family to participate! For more information, contact Anne Coughlin at anne@plattparkchurch.org. 

Children's Christmas Nativity
It's that time of year again! Parents, please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 10th AND Sunday, December 17th. After the second service on the 10th (11:45am), Children will be rehearsing for this year's Christmas Nativity. During this time, we ask that parent volunteers please help assemble this year's Homeless Kits. The following Sunday, December 17th, the children will be performing the Christmas Nativity in both services. More info to come!

Soup & Sing
Get ready for a great time of delicious soups and delightful carols! We hope you will join us on December 17th at 5pm as we gather around the piano and continue the good ol' fashion tradition of a Christmas carol sing-a-long.

Christmas Service Times Christmas Eve Day is on a Sunday this year! Because of this, we will be offering worship services at 10:30am, 4pm, and 6pm.

Connect, Grow, and Flourish!
Looking for ways to connect in our faith community?  Want to find a place to serve in our church, in Denver, or even globally?  Stop by the 'Connection Table' in the Parlor after service and  learn more about the good things that are happening in our faith community!  Susan Stein, (pastor of community integration & soul care) would love to chat with you and share opportunities to connect, grow and flourish at Platt Park Church!  For more info, please email susan@plattparkchurch.org

Nepal Partnership
Interested in our partnership in Nepal?  Let us know! We would love to include you on our monthly ministry update email newsletter. To be added, please fill out a connection card via paper or via our app, or email us at   info@plattparkchurch.org .

Download our Church App.  
We now have a custom church app you can download to stay connected with everything here at Platt Park Church! You can access sermons, events, and give, right through our Church's app. Just go to your phone's app store, search for Platt Park Church, and download. Or click here:  Download Our App

Looking for a way to connect in our faith community?  Consider volunteering during Sunday morning services. We have needs for volunteers in the following areas: Greeter Team, Communion Servers, Hospitality Team, Media Presenters, and Children and Youth Ministry Volunteers.  Contact Susan Stein (susan@plattparkchurch.org) for more information and to get involved!

#CasseroleCare Volunteers.  We're thrilled to offer #CasseroleCare to our new moms, families undergoing a severe illness, and others in need! It's a good-old fashioned meal train, where we deliver home-cooked or freshly prepared restaurant dinners. Service opportunities include meal preparation, delivery, or simply donating a gift card from your favorite fast casual restaurant! Please indicate #CasseroleCare on your comment card, or contact Marcie Everett at marcieneverett@gmail.com for additional details. 

The APPLE TREE CLOSET is open for shopping!  Beautiful, upscale women's clothing, shoes and accessories are regularly donated to us by Common Threads on South Pearl and you can purchase them for a fraction of their original price. Students and those with low income can even shop for free!  The proceeds from this ministry benefit our Benevolence/Blessing Fund.  Come check it out on the lower level!  (Due to space limitations we are no longer accepting donated items from the congregation).

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FALL/WINTER GROUPS ARE ONGOING! 
Small groups are one important way to grow deeper in relationships with God and with one another. We learn to know Christ more and how to follow him in word and deed in the context of community. Joining a small group is such a vital and easy way to get to know others in the church, establish friendships and grow in Christ in a more relaxed setting. Sometimes participating in a group can help you determine if joining a church in Denver is for you.  
 
Adoption Connections (For people with ties to the adoption)   
Leaders- Gwen & Tim Vogelzang  
Fourth Friday of every month, 6:15pm - 8pm @ Platt Park Church (Parlor)   
We welcome Platt Park members as well as anyone outside the church body who has ties to the world of adoption. Whether you've adopted internationally, domestically, through foster care, you're considering adoption, you were adopted, you placed a child for adoption...everyone is welcome. Bring dinner and eat as a family at 6:00pm, if you wish! Our formal time together will begin at 6:30; when we will share journeys, discuss adoption related topics, and grow in community. (Childcare starting at 6:30).   
 
Babies and Tots (For families with babies and toddlers)  
Leaders: The Detzels, the Larsons & the Rondeaus  
First Saturday of every month, 4pm - 6pm @ Platt Park Church (Parlor)   
We are a new group for parents of babies and tots! We will keep it simple, gathering together for guided conversation, worship and community building (and maybe some food too!) Childcare provided.   
 
Evening Edition (For women)  
Leaders- Carol Schmidt & Heather Easter  
Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-8pm @ Platt Park Church (Lounge)   
"Have you ever wondered why sometimes you seem to "succeed" spiritually, and other times you seem to "fail?" Or, when you are fully trusting and obeying God, that you seem to encounter more obstacles, discouragement, and defeat? As crazy as it may sound to our modern world, the Bible says that there is an enemy, and he is out to devour us like a roaring lion. This fall, the Evening Edition Women's Group will be studying C.S. Lewis' book The Screwtape Letters. This book is a timeless classic told from the devil's point of view. Childcare Provided.   
 
The Front Door (For people who are new to our community)  
Leaders- Tim & Susie Grade  
Sunday nights, 5pm- 7pm (October 8, 15, 22, 29) @ the Grade's home   
Are you new to Platt Park Church? Do you want to meet more people and get to know the pastors? This four-week group is an opportunity for people who are newer or not-yet connected in the faith community to share a weekly meal and conversation about the mission and vision of our church. We will gather in co-pastors, Tim and Susie Grade's home for a potluck style dinner, followed by casual conversation.  
 
Holy Yoga (All are welcome!)   
Leader- Kari Johnson  
Mondays from 6:30pm-7:30pm @ Platt Park Church (Social Hall)   
Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being; body, mind & spirit, with God. You will experience a Christ centered yoga practice including breath work,   
meditation and physical postures. This "Slow Flow" yoga is for all experience levels, linking breath with motion. Modifications are offered if you are looking for a  more gentle  practice or if you are looking to up-level. Come join us for an opportunity to connect to God through His Word, worship and wellness. All levels are welcome! Please bring a mat, water bottle, and a friend! No childcare. Suggested Donation: $10  
 
Just Worship (All are welcome!)  
Leader: Charlie Dodrill  
1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:30pm @ Platt Park Church (Sanctuary)   
Charlie and others will lead us in an hour of worship. Come, relax, rest, sing, BE in the presence of God as 'he inhabits the praises of his people' (Psalm 22:3). Childcare (0-5  yr   olds  
 
Morning Edition (For women)   
Leaders: Lara Hedberg & Kelli Detzel   
Thursdays Mornings, 10:00am - 11:30am @ Platt Park Church (Parlor)   
Join us for connection, honest conversation and weekly prayer. Get to know other women and be known as we open the scriptures and discuss the book "What is the Bible ? :  How a book of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything," by Rob Bell. Childcare Provided.   
 
Monday Night Men (For men)   
Leader: Mark Bixler  
Mondays, 7pm - 8:30pm @ Platt Park Church (Parlor)   
This fall we will be reading Richard Rohr's book, The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective. Find out about these 9 personality types, how you see the world, and how others might see the same world differently!   
 
Simply Jesus (All are welcome)  
Leaders: The Kidds & the  Haverlands    
1st & 3rd Mondays, 7pm - 8:30pm @ the Haverland's Home   
We will be studying John  Ortberg's  book,  Who  is this Man? Jesus' influence has swept over history, bringing his inspiration to the evolution of art, science, government, medicine, and education. This book and video series will challenge and encourage us to lead lives of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope that will continue to inspire and challenge humanity today.   
 
Connect (All are welcome)  
Leaders: Charlie Dodrill & Susan Stein  
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00pm, (Location TBA)   
Come learn and engage with different spiritual practices for our continuing journey toward the heart of God. You will hear from some amazing spiritual formation leaders in our community and gain practical guidance in the spiritual disciplines. Join us and experience new ways of hearing from and being present to God. Childcare provided.   
 
Sunday Funday for Families (for families with school-age kids)   
Leaders: Olivia Kosky & Anne Coughlin  
First Sunday of the Month, 5:00pm- 7:00pm @ Platt Park Church   
Sunday  Funday  for Families is a group where families can connect, socialize and learn together. This fall, we will be utilizing a video series called "Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days." This series is most relevant for families in the season of life of character-building and setting expectations for behavior in their kids. Childcare provided.   
 
Sunday Morning Bible Study (All are welcome)   
Leader - Sandy Laws  
Sunday Mornings, 10:30am- 11:30am @ Platt Park Church (Lounge)   
Big Picture Thinking of God: Have you ever wondered about what happened in the Garden of Eden? And how it fits into the New Testament. Or why God created us in the first place? Or what is God's plan  is  for his people? If you've had these questions and want to examine the major themes of the Bible and how the Old Testament and New Testament fit together, then join us for a five-week study on The Big Picture Thinking of God. This class is taught by Sandy Laws, New Testament scholar and graduate from Denver Seminary. Childcare provided.   
 
Wednesday Morning Men (For men)   
Leader - Tim Grade   
Wednesdays, 7am - 8am @ the REI Starbucks (1416 Platte River Rd.)   
This Fall we will be reading Richard Rohr's book The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective. Find out about these 9 personality types, how you see the world, and how others might see the same world differently!   
 
One Question Dinners (All are welcome)   
Enjoy a meal and get to know some of the amazing people in our faith community! Your host will provide the main course and offer "one question" to get the conversation started. Guests will be asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The goal is simply to make friends and build community! Space is limited for each gathering. Please email your host directly for more details and/or to RSVP.   
 
Hosts & Locations:  
 
For more information or to register for a group, please visit   www.plattparkchurch.org/growing  

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We believe giving is at the heart of the message of the Gospel. John 3:16 says, "God loved the world so much that he gave..."

We appreciate your presence and partnership in our family of faith. Thank you for your generosity. Our weekly budget is $7,000. 
 
October 15: $10,101.00
October 22: $7558.00
October 29: $9,237.00 
November 5: $9,456.00

Ways to Give:
  1. Online at plattparkchurch.org/give
  2. Text the word "platt" to 77977
  3. Download the Platt Park Church app (visit your app store and search "Platt Park Church" then download)
  4. Via an offering envelope (included in the weekly worship program)
  5. During Sunday worship gathering (via the offering boxes)

Platt Park Church
303.974.7489

We are a simple, honest community of faith in Denver's historic Platt Park Neighborhood.