United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, January 13, 2019
1st 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.

Pastor Deb will be on vacation Jan 25 - Feb 1
 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday, January 13th from  9:15 - 10:30

 

The Membership Team is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast after the holidays. Enjoy fellowship and breakfast in between services this Sunday, January 13. 

 

OFFICER & MINISTRY TEAMS CONSECRATION
Sunday, January 13  at Both Services
 
On January 13 we will consecrate those who will be serving as our church officers and on our ministry teams for 2019.  We will also honor those who have completed leadership roles or team service.   Please join us at either service as we lift up and bless these who are serving our Lord and congregation in making all our ministries happen. 
 

THANK YOU UMM & TRUSTEES!
 




Thank You to our United Methodist Men and to our Trustees for all the projects they completed during the recent work day.
 

STAFF UPDATE FROM SPR COMMITTEE
New Employee - Sirin Kaanta


The staff-parish relations committee is happy to report that Sirin Kaanta will be joining our church staff as a part-time custodian. Many of our church members already know Sirin, who is a teacher in Great Escape, has her own cleaning business, and is the daughter-in-law of our old friends Hank and LuAnn Kaanta. Sirin will be helping out Gayla Michelin and Clyde Sacks when they need an extra hand with keeping our church clean. Please welcome Sirin when you see her!

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR AUSTIN PEMBER DUNN
Saturday, January 19 at 1:00 pm


Austin Pember Dunn
February 28, 1910 - December 23, 2018

Austin Pember Dunn, 108 of Lakewood, Colorado passed away on December 23, 2018. He was born in Medfield, Massachusetts to Arthur and Josie Dunn on February 28, 1910. He grew up on the family farm in Shirley, Massachusetts. He had a college degree in textile engineering and later worked on the Apollo program for RCA and contributed to the success of landing a man on the moon.  Austin was married twice and had 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.   He was greatly loved by all who knew him and will me missed by many!

Memorial Gifts
The family suggests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Children's Diabetes Foundation in honor of Austin Dunn: 4380 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 430, Denver, CO 80237. 
 

CONDOLENCES
 
AUSTIN PEMBER DUNN
Austin was the father and father-in-law of long-time UMCE members Pem Dunn and Jo Ann Dunn. We offer prayers for comfort and peace to Pem, Jo Ann and the entire Dunn family. Condolences may be sent to them at the address below. 

Pem and Jo Ann Dunn
8525 Armadillo Trail
Evergreen CO 80439
 

UMCE ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING
Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm

   

In light of the change to circuit charge conferences, individual churches are convening church annual meetings to celebrate ministry which occurred in the past year by receiving reports from our various ministries as well as acknowledging the program ministry teams moving forward, the 2019 budget and future ministry directions.   Our Church Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30. Dessert will be served. We hope you will join us.
 

REV. STEPHANIE PRICE
Preaching at UMCE at Both Services
Sunday,  January 27

We will welcome Rev. Stephanie Price to the pulpit on January 27 at both services. Rev. Stephanie is a former associate pastor at our church, and is now the founding and developing pastor of "The Land", a fresh expression of what a worshipping community can be. The Land is a faith community that nourishes sacred relationships between Creator and all of Creation through food, faith and farming. They have about ten acres in Aurora, Colorado. They meet on Saturday mornings at their amphitheater worship, and host special retreats and activities. They have an edible labyrinth which is also a community garden, along with plans for other development. They are in partnership with Regis University and a variety of non-profits for spiritual, educational and community uses at the site.  
 

UMM MEN'S BREAKFAST
Saturday, February 2 
8:00 Breakfast / 8:30 Program
 


Joel Foster will be doing a presentation on Cyber Security at the UMM breakfast on February 2nd.  Penn Gildersleeve and Bill Hubbard will be providing the breakfast.

 

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



THE BAROQUE FOLKE
Sunday, February 10 we will have the Baroque Folke performing at the 10:30 service. This will be a special worship 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.
 

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 (Rm 12)
Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am
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, January 15 at 6:30 am
 

LIBRARY ADULT STUDY CLASS (Rm 12)
Sundays, 9:30 - 10:20 am
 
January 13: No Session - Pancake Breakfast
 
January 20: Social Principles of the United Methodist Church:
The Political Community
Facilitator: The Rev. Joyce Snapp
 
January 27: Social Principles of the United Methodist Church:
The Economic Community
Facilitator: Robin Roberts
 

MINISTRY JOTTINGS BY PASTOR DEB
 






The Goose Story - Lessons in teamwork & leadership
 
As we honor those who have served in leadership during the past year and will be serving in leadership in the coming year, it's a good time to hear again this classic teamwork & leadership story.

When you see geese flying along in "V" formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone - and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are headed the same way we are.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south. Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

What messages do we give when we honk from behind? Finally - and this is important - when a goose gets sick or is wounded, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies, and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that. -- Author Unknown

In Christ's Grace,
Pastor Deb
 

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP
June 28 - July 7, 2019

The UMCE Missions Team recently hosted Joanna Cook from the Church of the Hills who discussed a mission opportunity she and her church have been supporting for several years.  We thought this mission would be a wonderful chance for our UMCE congregation to also join in participating, personally or as a family mission.  Although the deadline for registration this year is a bit tight, we want to share the following introduction from Joanna:
 
The Pura Vida Ministries English Camp with which I'm involved takes place in Guatemala for a week (June 28 - July 7, 2019) in the Quiché province/state of Guatemala, working among the Mayan population.  The students are from 4th grade to 9th grade and they learn English in school but usually don't have a  teacher who is fluent in English.  The kids are great and so eager to learn how to improve their fluency and their pronunciation.  We work on vocabulary and grammar, but use games and songs a lot to make the learning more fun.  It is a week of immersion for these students!
 
Pura Vida is not officially linked to any denomination; however, lay pastors of the Guatemala Methodist Church are on their staff and Pura Vida works closely with the John Wesley School that was founded by the Guatemala Methodist Church.  We invite any interested persons to participate in the English Camp, no matter what their church affiliation is -- so far we've had Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, etc.
 
For any questions, contact Michael Eaton (720.348.9857) or Joanna Cook (303.588.4137).
 

UMCE PROGRAM TEAMS FOR 2019 
{Administrative teams listing previously posted}


Adult Learning & Fellowship
Tracy Atlas
Bob & Ann Gerteis
Bruce & Carolyn Hohne
Marcia Loomis
Pastor Deb Olenyik {acting chr}
Philip & Donna Schell
Roxie Wheeler
 
Children & Youth
Sarah Sailor {chr}
Kris Cotterman
Alex Rose
Laurie Shields
Vivionne Sloan
 
Church & Society
Carolyn Hohne {chr}
Jeanne Ambrosier 
Pem Dunn
Ann Gerteis 
Bill Graf
Donna Mullins 
Joyce Snapp 
Jan Thurling 
Katie Zapotoczny 
 
Endowment
Vickie Borden
S.T. Womack
Sam Ulmer
 
Lay Care
Janice Vickery {chr & casserole ministry}
Jo Ann Dunn {at Large}
Bill Graf {visitation}
Charlene Hahn {prayer chain}
Candy Hastedt {transportation}
Marcia Loomis {receptions}
Janine Payton {card ministry}
Clyde Sacks {visitation}
Joyce Snapp {visitation}

Membership
Jim Ament {co-chr}
Terry Vogt {co-chr}
Jeanne Ambrosier
Ann Gerteis
Bill Graf
Carolyn Hohne
Ruthanne Huber
Marlene Waltz
Roxie Wheeler
 
Missions
Michael Eaton {co-chr}
Bill Graf {co-chr}
Roger Ambrosier
Tracy Atlas
Mac & Nancy DeGuire
Jo Ann & Pem Dunn
Marilyn Gildersleeve
John Olson
Philip & Donna Schell
Linda Schroeder
Janice Vickery
JoAnn Vogt
 
Social Media Task Force
Bill Graf {chr}
Rest of team TBA
 
Worship
Jo Ann Dunn {chr}
Dana Butler {worship needs}
Marleen Eggers {10:30 communion}
Penn Gildersleeve {8:30 ushers}
Candy Hastedt {worship needs}
Debbie Humphrey {worship needs}
John Olson {10:30 ushers co-coord}
Paul Roamer {10:30 ushers co-coord}
Keron Sandusky {10:30 music}
Sandy Sandusky {choir director}
Philip Schell {10:30 greeters}
Rev. Joyce Snapp {worship needs}
JoAnn Vogt {liturgists & communion needs}
Terry Vogt {8:30 music}
Patricia Weber {communion needs}
 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
-------------------------------------------------
Sunday School & Nursery 1/6/19
Worship Services 1/6 / 19
------ -------------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 1/6/19
                                                Difference
-------------------------------------------------
                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
1/11/2019
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39
100
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$6,309
$9,634
$3,325
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$328,086
$6,309
$9,634
$3,325

 

AROUND THE CHURCH
JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Sunday, January 13 Both Services
Officer & Ministry Teams Consecration
Sunday, January 13

9:15-10:30 am

Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Membership
Monday, January 21


OFFICE CLOSED FOR MARTIN
LUTHER KING HOLIDAY 
Tuesday, January 22 6:30 pm Annual Church Meeting
Saturday, February 2 8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
UMM Breakfast
Sunday, February 10 at 10:30 Service Baroque Folke
 

TEAM MEETINGS
JANUARY

Sunday, January 13 12:00 pm Church Council
Tuesday, January 15 5:30 pm Lay Care
Tuesday, January 15 6:30 pm Church & Society
Wednesday, January 16 6:00 pm VBS Meeting
Thursday, January 31 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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