United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, February 3, 2019
4th Sunday after Epiphany 
Services 8:30 & 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.
 

LUNCH BUNCH IS BACK!  O'le!
Casa Tequila's in Bergen Park 
Friday, February 1st at Noon


HEY FRIENDS, 
IT'S ALMOST GROUNDHOG DAY!
LET'S GET SOCIAL & MAYBE PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL WILL WANT TO STAY AND VISIT!
WE'RE KICKING OFF 2019 LUNCH BUNCH AND WOULD LOVE TO SHARE IN FUN & FELLOWSHIP WITH OUR UMCE GROUPIES!


PLEASE SIGN UP IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL AND JOIN US @
CASA TEQUILA'S IN BERGEN PARK
(on the KS/Village Gourmet side)
FRIDAY FEB 1 NOON!

*We would love to have your suggestions for our lunch fellowship gatherings! Just let us know!
 
Contact Marcia Loomis
303-898-3748 text/call
 

~ IMPORTANT NOTE FROM TRUSTEES ~
 


Penn Gildersleeve, Chair of UMCE's Trustees, is asking that everyone who uses the church building be aware that Penn is the point of contact for after-hours access to the church building and the rooms within the building.

Please do not contact pastor Deb, the church office manager, or the custodians if you need access. Penn is the sole contact for these types of needs/requests. If Penn is away on vacation or business he will designate someone to be his contact in his absence. 
 
Penn's cell phone is (303) 902-9959 and his land line is (303) 674-4899.  He can be to the church in a couple of minutes.
 
Just a reminder that there is an updated church directory next to the phone in the church kitchen with Penn's numbers. Thank you for your understanding. 

 

UNITED METHODIST MEN'S BREAKFAST
Cyber Security for Home and Home Businesses
Saturday, February 2nd 
8:00 Breakfast / 8:30 Program
 

Joel Foster will discuss cyber security for home and home business users. Joel works for NexusTek and will present information on setting up a secure home network and identifying some of the major security threats that target home/business users. Penn Gildersleeve and Craig Fulford will be preparing the breakfast.

 

EVERGREEN SHELTER PROGRAM
VOLUNTEER TRAINING at UMCE
Wednesday, February 13th 
from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
 


Lend a hand to the Evergreen Shelter Program!  
Join us for the upcoming Evergreen Shelter Program
volunteer training at UMCE. 



For more information please go  to: 

 

MISSIONS MEXICAN LUNCH
Sunday, March 3rd 
after the 10:30 Service
 




The UMCE Missions Team invites you to attend its annual Mexican Lunch on Sunday, March 3rd after the 10:30 service. Please stay after church and treat yourself to a hassle free lunch of chips, salsa, tacos, tortillas and other scrumptious Mexican dishes. There is no charge, but donations are always welcome. This year your donations will go to support the UMCE Youth Summer Mission with Heifer International. 





 

NEW PRAYER CANDLE TABLE DURING WORSHIP
at Both Services
 


We are offering a new element in our worship experience--a table of prayer candles.  During our opening hymn, anyone wishing to lift up a quiet, private prayer by lighting a candle may do so.  Simply come forward, light one of the lighting sticks from the central candle, use it to light a votive candle and silently offer your prayer.   When you are finished lighting your candle you may pass your light to another person or extinguish it in the sand.  Please stay as long as you like.  If you wish to have Rev. Deb or Rev. Joyce pray with you, you may share your prayer with one of them.  We hope you will enjoy yet another way to offer your prayers.
 

THE BAROQUE FOLKE
Sunday, February 10th at the 10:30 Service



THE BAROQUE FOLKE
On Sunday, February 10, we will have The Baroque Folke performing at the 10:30 worship service. This will be a special service where we will revisit some of the beautiful hymns of the Baroque time period. 
 

UMCE MEN'S SKI TRIP TO
MONARCH & CRESTED BUTTE
February 22 - 25
 
UMCE Men's Ski Trip to Monarch & Crested Butte - Feb 22 - 25. Welcome skiers of all levels for this annual event of skiing, fun and fellowship. Contact Dave Loomis for more information.
 

ALL CHURCH MEETING PACKETS
 
Information packets from the All Church Meeting are available in the church office and the narthex. Thank you to everyone who participated on January 22.
 

LAY CARE REMINDERS
 

Non-Emergency Phone Number, JeffCo Sheriff Dept:  303-277-0211.  Call this number if someone falls in their home and needs help getting up--this would be for a non-injury event.  If you suspect an injury, call 911.
 
Jeffco Sheriff Mountain Precinct location & phone (next to the Evergreen Library),  4990 Hwy 73,  Evergreen, CO 80439,  720-497-7850.

 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S EDUCATION 
AND ACTIVITIES

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


Feed My Sheep Preschool - 5th Grades
4:00 pm
 

ADULT OFFERINGS
 
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Church Library (Rm 12)
Author, Adam Hamilton, has updated his book  Christianity and World Religions. This is a study of four major world religions; Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism-comparing their beliefs to Christianity. For more information, please contact Jeanne Ambrosier: 303-674-6377 or  rjambro@estreet.com.
 
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Tuesday, February 5 & 19 at 6:30 am
Location: The Bagelry in Bergen Park
The Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group meets 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.
 

LIBRARY ADULT STUDY CLASS (Rm 12)
Sundays, 9:30 - 10:20 am
 
February 3: Outreach Ministry Speaker & Discussion
Facilitator: Guest agency presenter hosted by Jan Thurling
Melanie Nuchols is Community Liaison at Mountain Resource Center in Conifer. She'll be talking about the spectrum of programs and services available to residents of our mountain community.

February 10: War and Peace and Military Service
Facilitator: Pem Dunn   
Pem Dunn is a long-time UMCE member and on the Church & Society team here. In this session he will cover what the Methodist church's stand is on war and how it the church looks at the question of serving or not serving in the military .

February 17: Empathy and Communication, Part 1
Facilitator: Gayla Michelin
Empathy Exploration: I once heard someone say "Don't Do anything that is Not Play", so Let's play "EMPATHY BLOCKERS" to create awareness of how we can really connect at a heart level with a person in a dialogue. Let's discuss the meaning of Empathy, and also what it is not.  Even the most well intended reassurance can be painful.  Also take a brief glance at Needs and the Feelings behind them to prepare for next week's more in-depth discussion on those.  Hope to see you there!

February 24: Empathy and Communication, Part 2
Facilitator: Gayla Michelin
What Makes Life More Wonderful? What Feeling Words are actually judgmental rather than a true feeling? "Thou Shall Not Judge...."  Do we judge without realizing it?  We will look at where our feelings arise from.  Hint:  it's Met and/or Unmet needs.  If there is time we could touch on making requests.  So little time and so much to discuss... Oh, did I mention a card game?   I will bring the cards to facilitate our discussion. I am looking forward to it.
 

MINISTRY JOTTINGS BY PASTOR DEB
 






Serenity

"I have trusted, leaned, and relied on the Lord without wavering, and I shall not slide."

-Psalm 26:1

Many people are familiar with the "Serenity" prayer, although most probably think of it as a prayer to be said in the morning hours or during a time of crisis. Consider again the words of this prayer: "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." Can there be any better prayer to say at the day's end?

Those things which are irreversible, we have no control over, or are solidly fixed, we need to relinquish. True peace of mind comes when we trust God and God's understanding of our situation when we can't do anything about it. We then can rest easier.

Those things we can change, we must have the courage to change. And, we should accept that in most cases, we cannot change things until morning comes. We can rest in the interim, knowing the Lord will help us when the time comes for action.

The real heart of the Serenity prayer is revealed in its conclusion, that we might know the difference between what we need to accept and what we need to change. That takes wisdom. Wisdom we already have and wisdom we gain through God's guidance.

At the day's end, the Lord's wisdom may not be given to us before we sleep, but perhaps as we sleep. So that when we awaken, we have the answer we need. This is something Bishop Elaine would often tell those of us on her staff to rely on when we had worked into the evening on some difficult situation before us. She taught us how by going to bed with whatever problem we might be working on, and turning it over to God in prayer, we would almost always come back together in the morning with a solution that seemed so clear in the light of day.  

I hope you will ask the Lord to give you true serenity tonight!

In Christ's Grace,
Pastor Deb
 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 1/27/19
Worship Services 1/27 / 19
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Needed Weekly
Received 1/27/19
                                                Difference
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                     2019 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
2/1/2019
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20
106
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$6,309
$6,940
$631
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$328,086
$25,236
$28,843
+ $3,607

 

AROUND THE CHURCH
FEBRUARY & MARCH

Saturday, February 2

8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
UMM Breakfast: Cyber Security for Home and Home Businesses, Presenter: Joel Foster
Sunday, February 10

10:30 Service

The Baroque Folke Performing at the 10:30 Worship Service
Wed., February 13

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Evergreen Shelter Program Volunteer Training at UMCE
Friday, February 22 -
Monday, February 25


Men's Ski Trip to Monarch & Crested Butte

Sunday, March 3

After 10:30 Service

Missions Mexican Lunch Benefiting the UMCE Youth Mission
Saturday, March 16

6:00 - 8:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Sip and Paint with UMCE Artist Roger Ambrosier
 

TEAM MEETINGS
FEBRUARY
 
Sunday, February 3 11:40 am Music
Tuesday, February 5 10:30 am Staff
Tuesday, February 5 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, February 5 7:00 pm Trustees
Sunday, February 17 11:40 am Adult Learning & Fellowship
Tuesday, February 19 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, February 21 6:00 pm Endowment
Thursday, February 21 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, February 28 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  third 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 by contacting the church office.

REMEMBER TO USE AMAZON SMILE  when you shop at Amazon. Go to www.amazonsmile.com and designate The United Methodist Church of Evergreen as your charity of choice. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to UMCE.

EQUAL EXCHANGE FAIR TRADE COFFEE is served during our Sunday morning fellowship but you can also order it. Please contact the church office with requests or questions. Also, please drop some change in the coffee pot to help pay for Sunday morning fellowship coffee.
 
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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