United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, February 10, 2019
5th Sunday after Epiphany 
Services 8:30 & 10:30 am



This 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. 

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

DAILY PRAYERS FOR THE SPECIAL 
GENERAL CONFERENCE
 


Daily Prayers are being called for around the Special General Conference of our international United Methodist denomination. This General Conference, meeting in St. Louis, is now three weeks away. We are asked to be in a covenanted time of prayer together in order to find strength together, no matter what is decided at this General Conference. We are asked to lift prayer for the individuals representing our Mountain Sky area, as well as, no matter the outcome, to continue to be vital congregations sharing the grace of Jesus across our districts and conference.  We are asked to pause for prayer daily at noon. Prayer guide cards are available in the narthex.

 

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: 

 

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.
 

UNITED METHODIST MEN/FINANCE TEAM BREAKFAST
Saturday, March 2nd - 8:00 Breakfast/8:30 Program
 








Program: Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation

Join us to hear about the work and offerings of the Mountain Sky UM Foundation which offers investment and loan opportunities for churches and individuals, as well as church endowment building and  personal financial legacy guidance. Our Foundation manages multi-million dollars of portfolios for churches and individuals in our four state region. We are fortunate to have the executive director of the foundation, Kristi Kinnison, as our presenter. We currently partner with the Foundation as our primary investment  agency. Breakfast begins at 8:00 and the program at 8:30.
All are invited.

 

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. 





 

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE - LENT BEGINS
Wednesday, March 6th - 6:30 - 7:00 pm
 


Join us in the sanctuary for a brief, meaningful service which includes the imposition of ashes as we begin our Lenten journey towards Easter. 

 

LEADERSHIP ORIENTATION & VISIONING SESSION
Sunday, March 10th, 11:40 - 3:00 pm
 

Church Council members and two representatives from each ministry team are invited to gather for a  Leadership Orientation & Visioning Session led by Pastor Deb.  We will look at what is currently valued in our ministry approaches and what God might be leading us in new ways to accomplish in the next year or so.  We will also look at basic team operating procedures. Lunch will be included.

 

"SIP AND PAINT" WITH ARTIST ROGER AMBROSIER
Saturday, March 16th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Price: $35 per person
 

We are very excited to have one of our local artists, Roger Ambrosier, teaching a "Sip and Paint" pastel class in March. Roger will be giving away two of his pastel paintings at this event and this will be included in the price. Painting supplies, heavy appetizers and warm and cold (non-alcoholic) beverages will be included in the price. This is a class for adults, and there will be childcare provided. Please RSVP by Friday, March 1st to   office@evergreenumc.org . Please let us know when you RSVP if you will need childcare. Lastly , this is a fundraiser for UMCE. All proceeds will go to the UMCE general fund.

 

~ 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. 

 

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.
 

LAY CARE REMINDERS
 

Non-Emergency Phone Number, if someone falls in their home and needs help getting up--this would be for a non-injury event:
  • Jeffco Area: Fire dept at (303) 674-3145
  • Clear Creek Area: (303) 679-2376

Emergency Phone Number, 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 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
 






Love Makes the Difference

These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 
-- I Corinthians 13:13
 
            As we look to First Corinthians 13 "The Love Chapter" this Sunday in the message, and as we celebrate Valentine's Day in the coming week, I wanted to share words by Gary Chapman from his book, The 5 Love Languages.

            "I am significant. Life has meaning. There is a higher purpose. I want to believe it, but I may not feel significant until someone expresses love to me. When my spouse or partner lovingly invests time, energy and effort in me, I believe that I am significant. Without love, I may spend a lifetime in search of significance, self-worth, and security. When I experience love, it influences all of those needs positively. I am now freed to develop my potential. I am more secure in my self-worth and can now turn my efforts outward instead of being obsessed with my own needs. True love always liberates.

            In the context of relationships, if we do not feel loved, our differences are magnified. We come to view each other as a threat to our happiness. We fight for self-worth and significance, and our relationship becomes a battlefield rather than a haven.

            Love is not the answer to everything, but it creates a climate of security in which we can seek answers to those things that bother us. In the security of love, we can discuss differences without condemnation. Conflicts can be resolved. Two people who are different can learn to live together in harmony. We discover how to bring out the best in each other. Those are the rewards of love."

In Christ's Grace,
Pastor Deb
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 2/3/19
Worship Services 2/3 / 19
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Needed Weekly
Received 2/3/19
                                                Difference
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                     2019 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
2/8/2019
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15
108
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$6,309
$7,877
$1,568
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$328,086
$31,545
$36,720
+ $5,175







 
 

AROUND THE CHURCH
FEBRUARY & MARCH

Sunday, February 10
10:30 Service
Baroque Folke Performing at 10:30 Service
Wed., February 13

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Evergreen Shelter Program Volunteer Training at UMCE
Feb. 22 -Feb. 25

Men's Ski Trip to Monarch & Crested Butte
Saturday, March 2 8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
UMM/Finance Team Breakfast
Program: Mountain Sky UM Foundation
Sunday, March 3

After 10:30 Service

Missions Mexican Lunch Benefiting the UMCE Youth Mission
Wednesday, March 6 6:30-7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service
Saturday, March 16

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

TEAM MEETINGS
FEBRUARY & MARCH
 
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
Tuesday, March 5 10:30 am Staff
Tuesday, March 5 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, March 5 7:00 pm Trustees
Sunday, March 10

11:40-3:00 pm

Leadership Orientation & Visioning Session (Lunch Included)
Tuesday, March 19 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, March 21 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, March 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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