The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Pastor Deb Olenyik

Sunday, August 26, 2018
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am
Rev. Steve Burnett Officiating



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  THANK YOU'S

Thank you to all who helped out with the Pancake Breakfast and the Education presentations: Jim Ament, Dianne  Donelson, Michael  Eaton, Ann & Bob  Gerteis, Ruthanne  Huber, Lorna Idol, Debby  Humphrey, Karen  Morales, Dotty  Mount, Pastor Deb Olenyik, John & Karen  Olson, Matt & Sarah  Sailor, Joyce  Snapp, Arlene  Sutherland, JoAnn & Terry  Vogt, Marlene  Waltz and Katie  Zapotoczny. 

And a big thanks to all of you who attended!
 

PASTOR GET-ACQUAINTED GATHERINGS
 WITH PASTOR DEB


The get-acquainted gatherings have gone well and pastor Deb has received valuable feedback from members. There is one more gathering scheduled. If you have not attended, and you would like to do so, please give the church office a call. Jan, the hostess, has limited room, but there is room for several more attendees.

Pastor Get-Acquainted Gathering
Date:        Tuesday, August 28
Time:        2:00-3:30 pm
Host:        Jan Thurling
Address:  31819 Rocky Village Drive #205,  Evergreen

Thanks to Ed and Sarah Hornfeck who scheduled these meetings and thanks to all of the wonderful hosts/hostesses.
 

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.  
 

MEN'S BREAKFAST RETURNS
Saturday, September 8
Breakfast 8:00 am / Program 8:30 am


THE AMAZING WORLD OF BATS AND MINES
The men's group will kick off their fall season with a breakfast meeting on September 8. John Burghardt, friend of Jim Ament, will present "The Amazing World of Bats and Mines." Terry Vogt and Jim Ament will be handling the kitchen duties.
 

FALL FESTIVAL AND PIE BAKING CONTEST
Sunday, September 9 after 10:30 Service


Plans for the 2015 Fall Festival Are Underway!

We will have games, a bounce house and a great lunch. We are looking for individual volunteers to help work the booths that have already been planned.  Please contact Sarah Sailor at youth@evergreenumc.org for more information.

Fall Festival also means it's time for the  PIE BAKING CONTEST!  Win the coveted Measuring Cup Trophy!  Judging will be done by Pastor Deb and the Team Chairs.  
 

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.
 

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 8/19/18
Worship Service 8/19 / 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 8/19/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
8/24/18
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21
112
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$6,368
$3,901
($2,467)
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$331,144
$210,144
$208,216
($1,928)



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.

COMING IN OCTOBER
One of our local artists, Pem Dunn, has agreed to teach a "Sip and Paint" class in October.  It will be fun for everyone, even if you aren't artistic at all.  More details will be provided later.
 

UMCE GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
~ Postponed until Spring 2019~

GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2019 - Due to some liability and insurance logistics, we have decided to postpone the Sept. 20 golf tournament until next spring. This will give us plenty of time to plan, advertise, and seek sponsors to ensure it's a great event. So stay tuned, practice your chipping and putting, and look for more info in 2019!
 

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 .
 

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:   Which Daily Planner?

"Be glad that we belong to God. Let all who worship God rejoice. Go to the Lord for help and worship him continually." - Psalm 105: 3-4 [Today's English Version]

One of the challenges of our lives is to be organized, so we can "get it all done." There are all different ways to organize and calendar our time - Alexa, writing it on a wall calendar, post-it notes, Goggle calendar, cell phone reminders, daily planner {hard copy or digital} - you get the picture.

Sometimes we need to be challenged not to "get it all done," but to slow down and reflect on what it is we are trying to accomplish. We must be sure we are headed in the right direction with our families, our work, our church, our community and our personal lives. If we are not careful and prayerful, we may be spinning our wheels trying to go in directions which aren't the most important directions to be going in anyway.

God has some things we are encouraged to keep on our "daily planner". Here's a few from the verses above and other verses in the same Psalm:
  • Give thanks to the Lord
  • Call on God's name
  • Be glad that we belong to the Lord
  • Look to the Lord for help and strength
  • Seek God's face always
  • Remember the wonders God has done
  • Tell others what God has done
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

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!
Please pick up your fruit on this Sunday, and thank you for supporting UMCE with your fruit orders!

Tuesday, September 4 and 18 - starting at 6:30 am
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
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.

Saturday, September 8 - Breakfast 8:00 am / Program 8:30 am
UMM MEN'S BREAKFAST: THE AMAZING WORLD OF BATS AND MINES
The men's group will kick off their fall season with a breakfast meeting on September 8. John Burghardt, friend of Jim Ament, will present "The Amazing World of Bats and Mines." Terry Vogt and Jim Ament will be handling the kitchen duties.

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 AND PIE BAKING CONTEST
We will have games, a bounce house and a great lunch. We are looking for individual volunteers to help work the booths that have already been planned. Please contact Sarah Sailor at  youth@evergreenumc.org for more information. Fall Festival also means it's time for the PIE BAKING CONTEST! Win the coveted Measuring Cup Trophy!  Judging will be done by Pastor Deb and the Team Chairs.  

Wednesdays, September 12, 19 and 26 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.

Sunday, September 16
CHILDREN AND YOUTH EDUCATION KICK-OFF
Children and Youth Sunday School resumes Sunday, September 16. Kids' Action Pack and Youth Sunday School will meet from 9:30 - 10:30 and EverKids Sunday School will meet during the 10:30 worship service.
 


TEAM MEETINGS
September

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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