Volume XX | January 31, 2019
Weekly News for January 31, 2019
Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Starting February 6, we will begin studying "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer. The cost of the book is $14. Please contact Dava Lackey at dava@thelackeys.net if you are interested in joining the study.

JOY Monthly Meeting

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the JOY group Feb. 14, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the CORC. We have FUN for your spirit, FELLOWSHIP for your soul and great FOOD for your tummy. Please bring a side or dessert to go with our homemade beef or chicken chili.
Contact Judy Brockman at jabrockman@bellsouth.net .

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We are continuing our series,  Riddles of Grace, the Parables of Jesus  with Matthew 13:44-46.  “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it."   These are both stories of finding - one accidental and the other after years of intensive and intentional searching, which give us two differing modes of discovery.  It is odd to me that such divergent themes of finding would be joined under the heading of, "...the Kingdom of God is like... " What does this tell us about the nature of God's Kingdom? Do we stumble upon it accidentally or do we only find it after years of diligent searching? Is it both? These are a lot of questions for such little Scripture. Bring these questions and your own to worship this Sunday as we seek God's wisdom for how to hear this word from Jesus. See you in church!

Pastor Steve 



If you would like to help serve communion at any of our 3 worship services, please contact Wendi Brooks at Wendi.Brooks@denverumc.org. Servers are scheduled on a rotating basis with schedules available 6 months in advance.


Stewardship
Income Received to Date:
2018 $86,804
2019 $83,115
-4% change
(Total Operating Budget = $1.288,807)
Congregational News
New Members
On January 27th we welcomed
John Phuntek, Sr, Amanda, Nora, Caden, Addy & John Jr. to the
Denver UMC Family.




New Members
Please join us in welcoming Rick and Deb Soto by Profession of Faith.


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First Thursday Lunch
Thursday, February 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. You can also call the church office at 704.483.1601 to order whole chicken or spaghetti pies!

Table Talk
Menu for February 6th will include Lasagna, Salad and Garlic Bread. See you there!