United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, May 19, 2019
5th Sunday of Easter
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.
 

THE SUMMER 2019 YOUTH MISSION NEEDS YOUR HELP!
 
We have a lot of luggage to haul on our way to Heifer International Headquarters in Perryville, Arkansas! And all of our seats are currently full of missionaries. We need a small, enclosed trailer to help haul our belongings. We can rent one, but they are very expensive and we are trying to make the most of our mission funds. If you have a trailer that we can borrow from July 27-August 4, please contact Sarah at youth@evergreenumc.org or 303-717-2053. It will make an enormous difference to our mission work! 
 

CHURCH AT THE RANCH
Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 am
Location: Glenn & Pat Stoll's Ranch
13502 S. Wamblee Valley Rd, Conifer
                                                                                     
   
This has been a wonderful experience in the past, and much appreciation to Glenn and Pat for their hospitality! There will be hot dogs, brats, pulled pork and homemade ice cream. Please bring outdoor chairs for you and your family and a side dish to share. Dress is casual, and cowboy wear is encouraged. Although there will be plenty of parking, if you wish to car pool, meet at the church at 9:30; the van will also be available for departure at 9:30.
 
Pastor Deb will preach, there will be special music with a band, a poetry reading, cowboy prayers, and group singing. Come one come all, bring friends, and see Pikes Peak from their beautiful property!
 
DIRECTIONS: exit Richmond Road off 285 south, cross over 285 and look for Wamblee road to the right. Stoll's home is about 2 miles on the left.
 

ALL CHURCH WOMEN'S SUMMER BRUNCH GATHERING
Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 am
  

Please join us for an All Church Women's summer brunch gathering. We will meet at Karen Ament's home on Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 am for a brunch potluck. Her address is 6380 Arapahoe Drive, Evergreen. We will meet at the church to carpool at 9:35 am. Please sign up on the Fellowship Hall list by June 16th and indicate if you want to carpool and what food item you will bring. Contact Jeanne Ambrosier at rjambro@estreet.com with any questions.

 

SPECIAL SERVICE ON MAY 19TH
Sunday, May 19th at 10:30 am
                        
 
On May 19th our 10:30 service will feature:
  • Graduate Recognition -- Clint Fulford, Jack Lindquist & Joseph Noone
  • Children's, Youth & Adult Teacher Recognition
  • Chancel Choir selections on their final Sunday before summer break
 

1st QUARTER GIVING STATEMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
 
1st quarter Giving Statements are now available.  They can be picked up in the Fellowship Hall on the counter by the kitchen.  
 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW LIBRARIAN!
 
Please welcome our new librarian - Jim Ament - aka curator of our books and resources in room 12!
 
 

SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday, June 1st from 8:00 - 12:00 pm
 
The date for the Church Spring Clean-up Day is June 1st starting at 8:00 am and hopefully being done by noon. Coffee, juice, and snacks will be provided. Volunteers should bring gloves and yard tools including weed whips, leaf blowers, and tree trimming equipment. Work will include general cleanup, painting inside and out (if the weather cooperates), landscaping, tree trimming, weed and grass cutting, and of course just miscellaneous yard work.  All are invited and we hope to have a big crowd to make light work for this annual event.  
 
 

 

REGISTER FOR THE BAREFOOT MILE FUNDRAISER!
TAKE ACTION AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING
Saturday, June 22nd at 9:00 am
 
The FIRST EVER Barefoot Mile {BFM} fundraiser in the mountain community will be held on Saturday, June 22 at Marshdale Park on North Turkey Creek Road starting at 9:00 am.  Become part of a movement of people of all ages  across our country who walk in solidarity with those who cannot stand up for themselves.  Every dollar raised will go to JOY International for lifesaving rescues and for training police teams in developing countries.  Every step we take results in freedom for children, teens and young women in response to God's call to bring help and hope to "the least of these". Not all of us can walk barefoot, and that's OK; its an option. Go to www.thebarefootmile.org  to register as a walker, on your own, as a family or part of a team. Create your own sponsor page to which friends and family respond with their support.  The BFM is a celebration of freedom and a family friendly event with live music, food, face painting, henna and balloon creations.  For questions about registration please speak with Bill Graf, Ted Miller or Jan Thurling. And remember our church has a designated fund for donations to JOY. Make your check out to UMCE with JOY International  on the memo line, and put your check in  the collection plate or take to the church office.  The church will send on the donations to JOY and will receive credit for giving.
 

HELP NEEDED FOR FLEA/CRAFT MARKET FUNDRAISER
Saturday, July 20th
                       
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP & SUPPORT!

FLEA/CRAFT MARKET, CAR SHOW, BAKE SALE, AND SILENT AUCTION! LUNCH REFRESHMENT TABLE

We have a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall for you to choose where you would like to help. We would like to have a lead person in each of our spots. Please help us out.

We're looking to rent our parking lot spaces to vendors for craft sales, individuals for used items (think yard sale), UMCE Bake sale, lunch table (i.e. sandwiches, salad, chips, drinks), and church member "items for sale" (Oversee tables of gently used & clean items that each of us will price at home PRIOR TO BRINGING.). All funds collected at this area will go to the fundraiser. Members can also rent a space & keep their funds.

Silent auction items will be from individuals and/or businesses. This includes items from Church members that are new, interesting, unique, handmade or collectible.

Check in/Information table:
Car Show Lead contact: Vickie Borden  720-962-5184
Bake Sale Lead: Debby Humphrey  303-674-8803
Organizing Lead: Marcia Loomis  303-898-3748
Organizing: Orpha Platt  720-541-7172
Sign making: ?
 
WE NEED YOU
 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S EDUCATION 
AND ACTIVITIES

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
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
 

ADULT OFFERINGS
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Church Library (Rm 12)
Women's Bible Study will reconvene in September.  More information to follow.
 
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
1st and 3rd Tuesdays 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.
 

MINISTRY JOTTINGS BY PASTOR DEB
 








Then Sings My Soul


Music is a wonderful and life-giving part of our worship. Music has been a part of worship in Old Testament times, New Testament times -- right up through today.

"Thank you" to our congregation for being of good cheer singing our hymns -- old favorites as well as those new ones. "Thank you" to those who are a part of our Chancel Choir -- for faithfully rehearsing and being a part of Sunday worship, as well as bringing us those beautiful cantatas and special music pieces. "Thank you" to Sandy, Keron, Joyce, Terry & Karen for being our outstanding "ministers of music" as they allow our souls to come alive in a way only their music makes happen.

Our hymns, anthems, gathering music, preludes, offertories, special music and postludes help us understand and connect with God. They're shafts of brilliant sunlight. They provide an almost mystical connection with the Divine. They enable us to pray and be fully present in worship. They teach us about our faith. They unite the Lord's earth-bound church with the heavenly realm.

Hymns and sacred music connect us with generations now gone, as well as open fresh expressions for the new generations of disciples of today. Sometimes when we're too weary for words, through singing or listening to music we are able to be filled with just the right expression we need. Through music we are able to find a deep place for hope, comfort, gratitude, peace, joy and encouragement.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song  and sing praises!               -- Psalm 98:4

Blessings,
Pastor Deb
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 5/12/19
Worship Services 5/12 / 19
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Needed Weekly
Received 5/12/19
                                                Difference
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                     2019 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
5/17/2019
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21
81
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$6,309
$3,653
($2,656)
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$328,086
$119,871
$115,382
($4,489)







 
AROUND THE CHURCH -  MAY & JUNE

Sunday, May 19 10:30 am Graduate & Teacher Recognition
Saturday, June 1 8:00 am
Spring Clean-up Day
Wed., June 5 - Fri., June 7 9:00 - 3:30 pm Vacation Bible School: "Exploring God's Galaxy"
Saturday, June 15 10:00 am Evergreen Rodeo Parade
Wednesday, June 19 10:00 am All Church Women's Summer Brunch Potluck
Saturday, June 22 9:00 am Barefoot Mile Fundraiser
Sunday, June 23 10:30 am Church at the Ranch
 

TEAM MEETINGS -  MAY & JUNE
 
Tuesday, May 21 6:30 pm Church & Society
Thursday, May 23 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, June 4 7:00 pm Trustees
Tuesday, June 11 10:00 am Staff
Thursday, June 20 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, June 27 6:00 pm Membership
 

CHURCH INFORMATION

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Friday: CLOSED
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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