United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, May 26, 2019
6th Sunday of Easter
Services 8:30 & 10:30 am
 

  
 


Just a reminder that the church office will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
 



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

HOSTS NEEDED FOR SUMMER COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
  

We greatly appreciate our ministry teams hosting Coffee Fellowship following both services October - May.  During June - September we count on individuals to sign-up to provide this important weekly time of hospitality.  Sign up is now happening for June & July.  See the sign-up sheet and thank you for volunteering!

THE LIBRARY
 
The LIBARY has been reorganized. Please consider making use of the many wonderful books in it! For example, The biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxas, or any of the C. S. Lewis books in the theology section. There are also many good resources for Biblical studies or the history of Methodism.  We will not have a sign-out sheet. If you want to borrow a book, just take it. We only ask that you return it to the place you found it in a reasonable time, and in the condition that it was received. Also, if you wish to donate books, please do not just drop them off at the library. (Yes, I like to clean out my bookshelves, too.) Instead, please contact Jim Ament by phone or text message at 303-246-2480; or by email at jimament@me.com.
 
 

 

THE EVERGREEN RODEO PARADE
Saturday, June 15th at 9:00 am
  

Come join your fellow Methodist cowboys and cowgirls as we publicize our church in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade, Saturday morning June 15th. Plan to ride in the church van or walk behind it as we hand out sunscreen packets. Meet at the church at 9 a.m., wearing your western duds. Kids of all ages are especially welcome!


PURA VIDA MINISTRIES 
GUATEMALA ENGLISH CAMP
June 28th - July 7th
 
The time is getting close and we're very thankful for your prayers for the students and for our 14 volunteers (from Evergreen United Methodist, Church of the Hills, and Evergreen Lutheran) who will work with Mayan 4 th through 9 th graders in the highlands of Guatemala.   We hope to have close to 100 students attending! There are many details to be completed to prepare for this camp.  May Christ's love shine through in all that we do as the Spirit guides us!  
 
 

 

UMM IN SEARCH OF BREAKFAST PROGRAMS
                                                                                     
   
The monthly men's breakfast program is on summer break and will start back up in September. I am in the process of lining up speakers and programs for the fall. If you have a possible program or know of one, please contact me. You don't need to be a regular breakfast attendee, and women are more than welcome to contribute.
Glenn Stoll   970-987-1006   glennrstoll@gmail.com
 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
ARTISAN MARKET & CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Saturday, July 20th
                                                                                     
   
Artisan Market & Classic Car Show

We have moved from a flea market to a Vendor Artisan & Craft market!   We are now working hard to get local vendors and artisans registered, so if you know of someone that would like to share their talent with us, please let them to get in touch with the office, Orpha, or Marcia.

If you know of that person with a special classic or collectors' automobile, get in touch with Vickie or the office.

Thank you to those who have signed up to provide for the bake sale, but we need more people to also sign up. Thank you, Debby Humphrey, for being our lead organizer.

NOW FOR THE SILENT AUCTION! YOU CAN NOT BE SILENT!

In the past, our silent auction has been over the top in many wonderful items from you & local businesses that we all frequent. We depend on our Silent Auction to be our most profitable part of the fundraiser and this year is no different-UNLESS WE DON'T GET ITEMS TO AUCTION. Sample bid sheets were handed out after the 10:30 service to fill out what you might like to offer in our auction. Those can be dropped in the box on the coffee counter or emailed to Marcia. There will be blank sheets to pick up at the box also. Right now, we do not have anyone that has offered to head up the auction, so until that happens, please contact Marcia for more info.

We will be having live music, hot sandwich lunch and lots of fun.

* IF YOU HAVE USED BUT GOOD CONDITION ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE SELL, PRICE IT BEFORE YOU COME & WE WILL COMBINE IT ALL TOGETHER TO SELL. THE SALE OF THESE ITEMS WILL ALL GO TO THE CHURCH.

Thank you very much to those who have already signed up to help! We can always use help!

Here are some of our great volunteers so far:

Stephanie, Alice, Sandy, Jill, Jeanne, Ruthanne, Rob & Elizabeth, Ted & Dixie, John, & Pastor Deb.   Gayla & Jan Brown for sign making, Orpha for Vendor Registration, 
Vickie's behind the "car scene" volunteers, & Mike, Dave & Terry V for live music!
 

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 Hill Road off 285 south, cross over 285 and look for Wamblee Valley road to the right.  The 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.

 

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  https://secure.qgiv.com/event/943754  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.
 

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
 








From Snippet to Sermon


Dear Ones,
 
We had wonderful services this past Sunday.  At the 10:30 service we honored our Christian Education folk, lifted up our four young men who are high school graduates, and had a great summer break-send off by our choir with three beautiful anthems.  Everyone was kind when just a "snippet" of the sermon was offered up because of the time restraint.  I had a few requests to offer the full message, as was done in the 8:30 service.  Attached in the blue link below is the full message.  I pray your faith may somehow be inspired by it, with God's grace.  Sermon Caught by Surprise Acts 10:9-28


Blessings,
Pastor Deb
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 5/19/19
Worship Services 5/19 / 19
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Needed Weekly
Received 5/19/19
                                                Difference
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                     2019 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
5/24/2019
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28
77
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$6,309
$4,696
($1,613)
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$328,086
$126,180
$120,078
($6,102)







 
AROUND THE CHURCH -  JUNE

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
 
Thursday, May 30 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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