United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, January 27, 2019
3rd 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 is on vacation visiting family Jan 25 - Feb 1.  Rev. Dick Vickery is on call for pastoral emergencies.  His cell number is 303-995-9813.  We are blessed to have Rev. Stephanie Price preaching for worship on January 27.
 

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.  
 

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.
 

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

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.
 

OFFICE MANAGER JOB OPENING


The following is an announcement from the UMCE Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC):
 
Carol Wood, who has served as our church office manager for approximately the past 3 years, has informed us that she will be leaving that position in late January/early February.  Over the course of her time as office manager, Carol has shown amazing love and support for our church members and staff.  She will be greatly missed in this role.  SPRC is currently working to advertise and hire for the office manager position.  Details can be found on our church website,  www.evergreenumc.org.  SPRC will be sure to provide updates to the church community on the hiring of a new office manager.  Thanks for your understanding and support.
 

PAYMENT FOR  YOUTH MISSION TRIP
~ 1st Payment Deadline is January 31st ~







The deadline for submitting the 1st payment for the Youth Mission Summer 2019 is coming up soon. This summer the Youth will be travelling out of state and doing their mission work with Heifer International. Please bring your checks to the church office no later than  January 31st. 
 

UNITED METHODIST 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. 
 

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.
 

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.
 

CONDOLENCES

HAROLD "BUZZY" DUNN
Harold Dunn passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 12th.  He was the brother of long-time UMCE members Pem Dunn and Jo Ann Dunn.   His death coming so soon after the passing of their father is very tough.  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
 

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
   
January 27: Social Principles of the United Methodist Church:
The Economic Community
Facilitator: Robin Roberts
 
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   

February 17: Empathy and Communication, Part 1
Facilitator: Gayla Michelin

February 24: Empathy and Communication, Part 2
Facilitator: Gayla Michelin
 

MINISTRY JOTTINGS BY PASTOR DEB
 






Sabbath Oxygen
 
"There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from their own work, just as God did." -- Hebrews 4:9-10
 
Some years ago, a research physician made an extensive study of the amount of oxygen a working person needs throughout the day. He was able to demonstrate that the average working person breathes thirty ounces of oxygen during a day's work, but they use thirty-one. At the close of the day they are one ounce short, and their body is tired.
 
When they go to sleep, they breathe in more oxygen than they use to sleep. So, by the morning, they have regained five-sixths of the ounce they were short. By the seventh day, they are one whole ounce in debt and thus, should rest an entire day to replenish their body's oxygen requirements. {The same research found it takes a 24 hour period of rest to replenish this missing ounce.}
 
Work six days & rest the seventh day. Sound familiar? The God who created us not only invites us to rest. God created our bodies in such a fashion that they demand rest. Most people think that "keeping the Sabbath" is solely an act of devotion to God. Yet the truth of it is keeping a day of Sabbath rest can provide true rest in every area of our life - spirit, soul and body. God is not only our daily strength. God is our source of rest, recreation and replenishment.

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 1/20/19
Worship Services 1/20 / 19
------ -------------------------------------------
Needed Weekly
Received 1/20/19
                                                Difference
-------------------------------------------------
                     2019 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
1/25/2019
--------------
28
95
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$6,309
$7,421
$1,112
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$328,086
$18,927
$21,903
$2,976


GIVING STATEMENTS
Please look for your 2018 Year End Giving Statement in Fellowship Hall this Sunday. Please save the postage and remember to pick yours up. If your statement is not picked up it will be mailed out on Monday, January 28. Thank you for your financial gifts to support UMCE! 
 

AROUND THE CHURCH
JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Sunday, January 27
Both Services
Rev. Stephanie Price Preaching
Friday, January 25 -
Friday, February 1

PASTOR DEB ON VACATION

Friday, February 1 Noon Lunch Bunch at Casa Tequila in Bergen Park
Saturday, February 2

8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
UMM Breakfast: Cyber Security
Presenter: Joel Foster
Sunday, February 10 at 10:30 Service Baroque Folke Performing
Friday, February 22 -
Monday, February 25

Men's Ski Trip to Monarch & Crested Butte
 

TEAM MEETINGS
JANUARY & FEBRUARY

No more Team Meetings for the month of January
 
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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