The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Deb Olenyik

Sunday, August 19, 2018
13th 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.
 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
This Sunday, August 19 in between services

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. 
 

FRUIT FUNDRAISER - PEACHES, PEARS & APPLES!
DEADLINE for Orders is this Sunday, August 19

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

Please submit your orders for our fall fruit fundraiser this Sunday, August 19.   It is the best fruit on the planet!
 
The peaches, pears, and apples will be available for pick-up on Sunday, September 2nd.
 

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.
 

SOCIAL MEDIA TASK FORCE
We Need Your Help!

UMCE's Church Council has commissioned a Social Media Task Force to examine and make concrete recommendations on how we may improve  (1) our outreach to the foothills community to tell them about our great church family, and  (2) our "inreach" to better communicate and connect with our past, present and future church family.  

This may take the form of updating our UMCE website and online social media presence (Facebook, etc.), streaming or posting online sermons or parts of Sunday and other special services, establishing a dedicated audio and video broadcast to Fellowship Hall to allow for overflow at highly attended services (such as funerals) and other uses such as family Movie Night.  

If you have experience or knowledge in design, marketing or technical  areas needed for this task force and would like to be part of its work, please contact Bill Graf by phone 303-246-8330 or email bill@billgraf.net .
 

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 RSVP by August 26th to Jeanne Ambrosier at email:  rjambro@estreet.com or phone: 303-674-6377.  
 

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:


 

LAY CARE FALL KICK-OFF MEETING
Tuesday, September 11 at 5:00 pm


SAVE THE DATE! 
Sept. 11, 5:00 pm @ UMCE
 
We're having a "fall kickoff" for Lay Care

If you're interested in volunteering in a very gratifying position that does not require lots of hours, then come and see what might be available for you on one of our teams! We would love to have you and your ideas!  This get together is for all current team members and anyone that would like to come!

Come a few minutes early and grab a coffee and snack & we will start on time at 5:00 (& over close to 6:00).
 
See you there!
 

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.
 

UMCE GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
Thursday, September 20 at 1:30

When:
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Where: Applewood Golf Course in Golden
Cost: $65

  
SAVE THE DATE!!!! UMCE is sponsoring our first ever golf tournament on Sept. 20th at 1:30 p.m. at Applewood Golf Course in Golden.

The cost is $65 which includes green fee, cart fee and range balls. There will be prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive - men and women , etc.
 
Please plan to play and pass this on to all of your friends who play golf. It doesn't matter what your level of play is.  It will be a great time of fellowship and fun. We need to have a count of who is playing to give the golf course by Sept. 10th, so please get your name and payment in to the church by Sept. 5th. More details to follow.
 

BOOK LAUNCH FOR  BISHOP OLIVETO'S NEW BOOK
"Together at the Table: Diversity without Division"
Monday, September 24 at 7:00 pm

When:
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7 pm
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 18th and Broadway, Denver

The United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy and Friends (UMARC) will co-sponsor with Trinity UMC a book signing for Bishop Karen Oliveto's new book: Together at the Table: Diversity Without Division on Monday, September 24 at 7 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver. The book offers Bishop Oliveto's vision for the church and will be streamed using Facebook Live for those who cannot be there in person. 
 
For more information, and to register, click here: Book Launch & Signing. Registration is not required, but it will help with planning. 
 
Advance copies of the book are available here: Amazon and here: WJKBooks.
 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 8/12/18
Worship Service 8/12 / 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 8/12/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
8/17/18
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23
108
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$6,368
$5,903
($465)
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$331,144
$203,776
$204,315
+ $539



WHY NOT GO TO LUNCH OR DINNER AFTER CHURCH?
Did you know that Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your restaurant check to our church if you take our church bulletin in on a Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.? Why not get a group together and go out to eat.
 

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.
 

 

EVERGREEN SHELTER PROGRAM (ESP)
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. 
 

MINISTRY JOTTINGS BY PASTOR DEB

Ministry Jottings:  Perfect Combination

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses it saltiness, how can it be made salty again?" 

                                                                                                                       -- Matthew 5:13

Sodium is an extremely active element which always links itself to another element. Chlorine is a poisonous gas. When combined, chlorine stabilizes sodium and sodium neutralizes the poison of the chlorine. The result, sodium chloride, is common table salt, a highly stable substance used through the centuries to preserve meat, enhance flavor and, prior to modern medicine, help clean and heal wounds.

For a Christian, love and truth can be like sodium and chloride. Both are essential elements in a believer's life, but pursuing one without the other can be unmanageable and even dangerous. Love without truth is flighty and sometimes blind. It can be tossed to and fro on a sea of emotions. On the other hand, truth by itself can be offensive, sometimes even poisonous. Spoken without love, it can turn people away from God. It can wound a person's longing for the nurturing presence of our God.

When truth and love are combined in an individual or a church, however, we have what Jesus called "the salt of the earth." We are able to heal those with spiritual wounds, preserve and encourage the best in one another, and bring out the personal zest and unique gifts of each person.

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.

September 2: A Conversation with Pastor Deb
Facilitator: The Rev. Deb Olenyik
Come join us as we kick off the first session of Adult Education for Fall 2018. Our Pastor Deb will spend conversational time with us, talking with us and helping us as we explore our own spiritual questions and guiding us in our faith. Come and join us for this special session designed to help you get to know our new pastor and to benefit from her experience and wisdom from her own faith journey.
 
September 9: No Session: Fall Festival
 

YOUTH EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES

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

Wednesday, September 19th is the start of the Wednesday Children's Program

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
WEDNESDAY CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
Preschool - 5th Grades 4:00 pm
Starting on Wednesday, September 19


 

AROUND THE CHURCH
August and September

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

Tuesday, August 21 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, August 30 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 Kick-off Meeting
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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