The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Deb Olenyik

Sunday, August 12, 2018
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am



Ministry Jottings by Pastor Deb can be found later in this newsletter. Please scroll down to see what Deb is sharing this week.
 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
This Sunday, August 12 at 8:30 & 10:30 Services

We will be blessing the new school year and all who participate in it this Sunday August 12 during the 8:30 & 10:30 services. Anyone enrolling in school is  invited to bring their  backpack or lunch box for this special blessing. Whether you are a kindergartener, an experienced middle school student, or are college-bound, you are invited to  participate. Also teachers, college  professors, school lunch workers, bus drivers, principals, and anyone employed in education may come forward for special prayer.

Bring your backpacks or lunchboxes to be blessed!

 

FRUIT FUNDRAISER - PEACHES, PEARS & APPLES!
Deadline for Orders is Sunday, August 19
Delivery will be Sunday, September 2

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN FOR 
WESTERN SLOPE  PEACHES, PEARS AND APPLES!

This Sunday we will have flyers and order forms available for our annual Fruit Sale.  This fruit comes to us from C&R Farms on Colorado's Western Slope.   It is the best fruit on the planet!

This is an important fundraiser for the church. So please take multiple flyers and order forms and share them with your friends, neighbors, people at your kids' schools and people at your places of work.  The deadline for orders is Sunday, August 19th. 

The p eaches, pears, and apples will be available for pick-up on Sunday, September 2nd.

If you have questions please contact the church office at 303-674-4810, or at email: office@evergreenumc.org or contact Ruthanne Huber at jarebuh@yahoo.com
 

PASTOR GET-ACQUAINTED GATHERINGS
 WITH PASTOR DEB


Pastor Get-Acquainted Gatherings

Sign-up has begun for the Pastor Get-Acquainted Gatherings happening over the next several weeks in members' homes. They will run about 1 - 1 ½ hours each. Sign-ups with location, day & time will be outside the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. While kids and youth are invited to any, some will be especially kid friendly. You may also call the church office for details and to sign-up. Thanks to the wonderful hosts who are making these happen.
 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT

BRUCE & CAROLYN HOHNE OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, August 18th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
269 Crest Drive, Idaho Springs, Colorado

We'd like to extend the invitation to all of our church family who have welcomed us into our new church home. People can stop by anytime during that window of time.
 

 

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH POTLUCK BRUNCH
Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 am

Location: 6209 S. Skyline Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439

Jeanne Ambrosier is hosting a POT LUCK BRUNCH at her home on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 am. Jeanne will furnish drinks  and everyone else can bring a breakfast/brunch item. Please contact Jeanne Ambrosier at  rjambro@estreet.com or 303-674-6377 by August 25. Jeanne's address is 6209 S. Skyline Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439. 
 

CHANCEL CHOIR RESUMES
Sunday, September 9 
Rehearse at 9:15/Sing at 10:30

Sandy Sandusky will be returning to direct another season of the UMCE Chancel Choir. Keron will be back at the piano as well.  If you enjoy singing, please joy'n us. 

The choir's first Sunday will be Sunday, September 9th. Rehearsal will begin promptly at 9:15 in the Sanctuary and the choir will be singing that Sunday at the 10:30 service. 

Also, Sandy has requested that new members provide their email address so Sandy can contact them. Email your information to both Sandy and Keron:


 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY RETURNS
Wednesday, September 12 from 9:30 - 11:30

On Wednesday, September 12 from 9:30 - 11:30, Wednesday Women's Bible Study will begin a study on the book of "Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More" by Melissa Spoelstra. This book and DVD study will focus on how the Israelites wandered through the wilderness grumbling, and how we can be content and stay authentic about the difficulties of life, and change our
perspective from a posture of fear to a posture of faith. 
 
If you would like to join this support group/Bible Study, please contact Jeanne Ambrosier at  rjambro@estreet.com  or 303-764-6377 by August 30 for more information or to order a book. We meet weekly in the church library across from the office.
 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 8/5/18
Worship Service 8/5 / 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 8/5/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
8/10/18
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13
80
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$6,368
$7,656
+ $1,288
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$331,144
$197,408
$198,412
+ $1,004


 

EMERGENCY SHELTER PROGRAM
2018-19 UPDATE

We are part of a group of five local churches who coordinate in providing overnight emergency shelter facilities during cold nights of winter for those without a place to stay.  This program is staffed by volunteers, and we invite you to take one of the upcoming trainings to be a part of this important community outreach.   

Upcoming ESP Trainings:
  • 09/23/2018, 5 pm - 7 pm, Christ the King Church (Immediately following the ESP fall open house)
  • 10/02/2018, 6 pm - 8 pm, Congregation Beth Evergreen
  • 10/04/2018, 6 pm - 8 pm, Bergen Park Church
  • 10/14/2018, 5 pm - 7 pm, Evergreen Lutheran Church
Please contact Amy Lankutis with questions at office phone: 303-670-1796, and cell phone: 316-559-6919, or email: amy@evergreenchristianoutreach.org
 
Also, please contact Amy regarding your willingness to participate in the 2018/2019 ESP Shelter Season. 
 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Communion Stewards Needed
We need one or more volunteers to serve as communion stewards on Communion Sundays, which are always the first Sunday of each month. Communion Stewards would be responsible for setting up and removing the communion supplies before and after the services.  This is not a time-consuming job, but it would be good to have two people sharing the position, so that one could be there for the 8:30 service and one for the 10:30 service.  Please contact the church office if you are interested in serving in this capacity. 


Could you host one of the August coffee times after worship?
We are a church who enjoys visiting after worship, and we have several guests at each service. During the summer months there aren't committees assigned to host fellowship time and it is up to individual members to host. It's easy! Sign-up in fellowship hall {or call the church office to sign-up}. Bring in some store cookies, crackers & cheese. Make coffee. Set out cups, water and the coffee fixings. Watch people enjoy themselves & then clean-up.

 

CHURCH OPPORTUNITIES

October 22 - November 2

This program sponsored by the Mtn. Sky Conference will take place in Cuernavaca, Mexico   Oct. 22 - Nov. 2 This program is designed for all levels of Spanish. Intensive instruction happens each morning followed by field trips, lectures, bible study, and discussions with religious and social justice activists.

For more information and registration, contact the Superintendent of Leadership Development, Rev. Youngsook Kang, at ykang@mtnskyumc.org.

Volunteer in Mission  Trip to Puerto Rico
November 3 - 8 

Those participating in this conference mission team will help with hurricane reconstruction in a community in Puerto Rico.  They are looking for folk with construction skills-from painting to roofing-and a heart to serve. The crew is limited to 14 people. Cost per person will be approximately $1,300 (with $500 for lodging, meals, in-country transportation, translation services, and air transportation, and the cost to San Juan ranging from $550 - $700) .

Those interested should be aware of the following: no electricity for personal use, bottled water for drinking, cold showers, etc. Workers need to be 18 or older, in reasonably good health, and prepared to work in hot, humid conditions.  If interested, email Marilyn White at  whitemar@frii.com.

Mountain Sky Conference Trip to the Holyland
January 28 - February 6

This trip, led by Bishop Karen Oliveto, includes the following stops: Bethlehem, Sea of Galilee, Mt of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Cana, Nazareth, Megiddo, Caesarea, Jericho, Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea, Western Wall, Pool of Bethsada, Upper Room, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, House of the High Priest, Way of the Cross, Garden Tomb & the Holocaust Memorial.

The basic cost of $3,248 from Denver includes airfare, first class hotels, guided sightseeing with a modern coach bus, daily buffet breakfast & dinner and entrance fees. Brochures with complete details are available in fellowship hall and on the Mtn. Sky Conference website:  https://www.mtnskyumc.org/
 

MINISTRY JOTTINGS BY PASTOR DEB


Ministry Jottings

Once upon a time there was a boy named Sam who was walking in the desert and found a magic lamp on a pile of rocks. Sure enough, when he rubbed the lamp, a genie appeared. Sam asked the genie he could have three wishes. The genie replied, "I'm not that kind of genie. I give advice." "OK, then give me some advice" said Sam.

"Pick up as many rocks on this pile as you can, and take them home with you," said the genie just before he disappeared. "This is stupid," said Sam. "I have a long way to go and these rocks are heavy. I'll take one and be on my way." When he got home, he shed his clothes to be washed, and his mother found the rock. She examined it closely and asked Jimmy where he got it. "Oh, some genie told me to pick up a bunch of them, but I only picked up one." His mother exclaimed, "This isn't a rock. This is a huge diamond!" Unfortunately, Sam was never able to find that pile of rocks again.

There are many things in life that might seem like rocks, but in reality, they are diamonds. The classes we take in school. The job we go to. The home we maintain and the daily tasks of our lives. In the moment these might seem like drudgery, but they are truly extremely valuable. And following Christ can be the same way. When we serve Jesus, a lot of what we do might not seem worth the time and effort. But it's worth it. We receive strength and blessings both for the now and for what lies ahead.  

In Christ's grace,
Pastor Deb
 

ADULT EDUCATION

Adult Education will begin on September 2 with a Conversation with Pastor Deb.  The Fall Festival will be on September 9, and then Adult Education will resume on September 16, as we continue to explore the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church; Conflict and Confrontation Resolution Skills; Verse Mapping (a new way to study the Bible) and an Advent series before Christmas time. Youth and Children's Sunday School will also resume on September 16.
 

YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

Sunday, September 16th is the start of the new Sunday School season,
including EverKids, Action Pack and Youth Sunday School.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
Action Pack
Preschool-5th Grades 9:30 am
Youth Sunday School
6th-12th Grades 9:30 am
EverKids Early Elementary Sunday School
Preschool-1st Grades 10:30 am
EverKids Upper Elementary Sunday School

2nd-5th Grades 10:30 am
SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group
6th-12th Grades Noon - 3:00 pm
 

AROUND THE CHURCH
August and September

Sunday, August 12 - 10:30 Service
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
We will be blessing the new school year and all who participate in it on August 12 during the 10:30 service. Anyone enrolling in school is  invited to bring their  backpack for this special blessing. Whether you are a kindergartener, an experienced middle school student, or are college-bound, you are invited to  participate. Also teachers, college  professors, school lunch workers, bus drivers, principals, and anyone employed in education may come forward for special prayer.



Sunday, August 19 from 9:15-10:20
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Join us on Sunday, August 19 for a pancake breakfast in between the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Come enjoy fellowship and a hot stack and hear a brief update on the 2018-19 Youth and Children's Education programs and Adult Education offerings all of which begin on Sunday, September 16th. 



Sunday, August 19 -- Before and after services
PEACH, PEAR AND APPLE ORDERS ARE DUE!
Order deadline is Sunday, August 19. Fruit will be delivered Sunday, Sept. 2nd. Be sure to get your orders in by the deadline.  It is the best fruit on the planet!



Tuesday, August 21 - starting at 6:30 am
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
The men have changed their plans and will be meeting throughout the Summer months. So please make plans to join The Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Bagelry in Bergen Park, across from King Soopers. Contact Bill Graf at (303) 246-8330 for more information.



Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 am
WOMEN OF THE CHURCH POTLUCK BRUNCH
Location: 6209 S. Skyline Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439
Jeanne Ambrosier is hosting a POT LUCK BRUNCH at her home on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 am. Jeanne will furnish drinks  and everyone else can bring a breakfast/brunch item. Please contact Jeanne Ambrosier at  rjambro@estreet.com or 303-674-6377 by August 25. Jeanne's address is 6209 S. Skyline Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439. 



Sunday, September 2 -- Before and after services
PEACHES, PEARS AND APPLES DELIVERED!
Fall Fruit is coming! Starting this Sunday, July 22 we will have order forms and flyers available for peaches, pears, and apples from C&R Farms. The fruit will be available for pick-up on Sunday, September 2nd. Orders must be received by Sunday, August 19, so be sure to submit your order form at church as soon as possible. 



Saturday, September 8 - Breakfast 8:00 am / Program 8:30 am
UNITED METHODIST MEN'S BREAKFAST: 
PRESENTATION ON BATS
The men's group will kick off their fall season with a breakfast meeting on September 8. John Burghardt, friend of Jim Ament, will be on hand to share his expertise on bats (the flying kind). An email was sent out to (hopefully) all men in the congregation on Thursday of this week. If you did not receive it and would like to be on the list, please email your address to: glennrstoll@gmail.com .



Sunday, September 9 -- Rehearse at 9:15 and Sing at 10:30
CHANCEL CHOIR STARTS THEIR NEW SEASON! 
Director Sandy Sandusky will be returning to direct another season of the UMCE Chancel Choir. Keron will be back at the piano as well. Please join us as we learn some beautiful new music and make a joyful noise to the Lord! 



Sunday, September 9 -- Fall Festival after 10:30 service
FALL FESTIVAL 
Plans for the 2018 Fall Festival are underway!  Make plans to attend the Fall Festival following the 10:30 service!  We will have games, a bounce house and a great lunch! Better yet be part of the Festival itself!   We are looking for groups and individual volunteers to sponsor and work the booths.  Please contact Sarah Sailor if you are interested in helping. Email: youth@evergreenumc.org .



Wednesday, September 12 from 9:30 - 11:30
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesday Women's Bible Study will begin a study on the book of "Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More" by Melissa Spoelstra. This book and DVD study will focus on how the Israelites wandered through the wilderness grumbling, and how we can be content and stay authentic about the difficulties of life, and change our perspective from a posture of fear to a posture of faith. Please contact Jeanne Ambrosier with any questions at (303) 674-6377.

 


TEAM MEETINGS
August and September

Sunday, August 12 9:15 am Social Media Meeting
Wednesday, August 15 7:00 pm Resource Meeting
Tuesday, August 21 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, August 23 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, September 4 10:30 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, September 4 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, September 4 7:00 pm Trustees
Tuesday, September 11 5:00 pm Lay Care
Thursday, September 13 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, September 18 6:30 pm Church & Society
Sunday, September 23 11:30 am Music Team
Thursday, September 27 6:00 pm Membership


CHURCH INFORMATION

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - noon
Please call the office at 303-674-4810, or email office@evergreenumc.org if you would like to add 
your event to the weekly Happenings.

LARGE PRINT HYMNALS, BIBLES AND BULLETINS are available in the vestibule for Sunday services. Just ask one of the ushers to help you.
 
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES are available for Sunday services. If you would like to try an Assistive Listening device this Sunday just ask one of the ushers or a sound booth technician.

AN OPEN INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP is extended to all persons. Please speak with the pastor about your interest in becoming part of this great Christian Fellowship.

RELOADABLE KING SOOPERS/SAFEWAY GROCERY CARDS  are on sale in Fellowship Hall on the first Sunday of each month following each worship service. 5% of all purchases made with these reloadable cards goes back to UMCE! You can also purchase these cards from the church office during regular office hours. 

 
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF EVERGREEN
Growing a community of faith by serving a world of need and changing lives. We affirm a spirit of openness and hospitality to all, including persons of all races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, financial strata, and abilities who seek a closer walk with God.
 
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