The United Methodist Church of Evergreen
The Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Services at 8:30 and 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.
 

UMCE 40th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
Saturday, December 1st from 7:00-9:00 pm


Please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 1st, when our sanctuary will be transformed into an elegant dinner setting. Enjoy a delicious sit-down dinner, entertainment by a group of talented people, and have childcare for the entire evening. (There is even a child-friendly party to attend!) ...all of this for $15 per person. Once all reservations are in, you will receive a call to inform you of which pre-party you will attend. Please include with your completed registration form a check designated for Christmas Dinner. Call Ruthanne Huber (303-870-7322) with any questions or for more information.

The deadline for registering is 
Sunday, November 18. 

 

THANK YOU'S



To those who completed a financial giving card for 2019 

{if not yet turned in, thanks for getting to us}.

 

To those who allowed us to enjoy a wonderful Consecration Sunday 

celebration luncheon - especially all the cooks.

 

To those who volunteered and shopped at the Alternative Gift Fair.

 

To those who contributed this last Sunday to Family Promise. 

We collected $161 for the family we adopted for Christmas.

 

HANGING OF THE GREENS
Sunday, November 25
after the 10:30 worship service



Please join us for the annual "Hanging of the Greens." We need as many volunteers as possible as we decorate the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. A light lunch will be provided at 11:30, and then we will begin decorating the sanctuary and fellowship hall. All are invited - no matter your age.

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH



We invite those who are interested in lighting the Advent wreath and sharing the accompanying short reading, to please sign-up in the table in the narthex. We will have different folk for the early and late services. We are looking for families, couples or individuals.

 

CIRCUIT CHARGE CONFERENCE
Sunday, December 2 - from 2:00-5:00 pm

When:
Sunday, December 2 from 2:00-5:00 pm
Where: First United Methodist Church of Golden
Address:
1500 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401
Carpooling: Leaving UMCE at 1:30 pm

Join us for the 2nd annual Mile High West Circuit Charge Conference. Last year UMCE was privileged to host our six sister churches for this event. This year First United Methodist Church of Golden is our host. 

We will hear from our new District Superinten dent Paul Kottke, join together in worship and attend to a few matters of official business for each church. It will also be a time of reconnecting with our sister churches. We will meet at UMCE to car pool at 1:30. Hope you can join us.
 

WE NEED YOUR FUNDRAISING IDEAS

Almost every nonprofit organization (this includes all churches) has to come up with funds over and above the giving, to continue to serve. And we at UMCE are no different.  So what we have is a box for your ideas.

SO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, 
AND PUT THOSE IDEAS INSIDE THE BOX!

As Dave pointed out in church, we all have ideas for fundraising but are hesitant to put those ideas out there for fear that someone will say "Great, when do YOU start"?

So this time we are asking for ideas so that we might be able to put together some plans for all to discuss, choose, decide, organize and go forward. No name on the ideas means you won't be asked to "make it happen". We just want ideas, big, small, fun, individual, group, outlandish-whatever you might have in the back (or front) of your mind.

Example: UMCE used to have the best handmade craft show in the area! This could be done all during the year, and presented for the holiday's next season-but maybe that's not what people like to do now? So give us your idea's (no limit on how many)! Please start NOW and deposit those in the box near the front door at church. There are cards to use in case you get a bright idea and nothing to write it down on!


Our finance team is 
anxious to get those
 ideas ASAP!


CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT'S IN THE BOX!
 

CHURCH & SOCIETY 
SPECIAL SPEAKER IN DECEMBER
"Finding Hope in the Faces of the Oppressed"
Tuesday, December 18 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm


Finding Hope in the Faces of the Oppressed
 
A presentation and conversation about injustices faced in the Philippines and at the US southern border through the experience of a Methodist volunteer, Brielle Hohne. Sometimes we view large scale issues through statistics, which distance us from the reality of the situation. The goal of the presentation and conversation is to put faces and real stories to the issues to bring us closer to understanding the people in these situations. 

Brielle worked as a UMC volunteer in the Philippines and on the U.S.-Mexico boarder. All are welcome to join us for this special evening. Please let the church office know if you plan to attend so that we can schedule a room that will work. 
 

HELP NEEDED
JOY INTERNATIONAL  PLANNING TEAM

Church and Society needs help to prepare for our work next spring. We are planning a community-wide program with Dr. Jeff Brodsky on April 27, and a Barefoot Mile Fundraiser here in the mountain community on June 22. Specifically, we need someone with PR/Marketing experience to help us spread this news. In addition, we seek volunteers to contact businesses for their financial support. Since every dollar raised goes towards the rescue of a precious life, corporate sponsors bring in additional money to boost our BFM contributions. If you can respond to this call for action, please contact Jan Thurling at 720-391-9550, or at email: janeththurling@gmail.com. 
~ Jan Thurling, Coordinator
 

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
NO YOUTH GROUP NOV. 18 & 25
6th-12th Grades Noon - 3:00 pm



WEDNESDAY CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
NO PROGRAM ON WED., NOV. 21
Preschool - 5th Grades 4:00 pm
 

ADULT OFFERINGS

Sunday, November 18 - November 25
ADULT EDUCATION-NO SESSION UNTIL DEC. 2nd
 
Sunday, December 2, 9 and 16:   
ADULT ADVENT STUDY: "All I Want for Christmas"
Facilitator:  The Rev. Deb Olenyik
 
Sunday Mornings from 9:30 - 10:15 am
FAMILIES WITH KIDS ADULT CLASS (Rm 11)
A time for parents to have conversation and discuss topics around what impacts them as Christian parents.  Breakfast provided. Please contact Ann Thomas (303-229-0752), Beverly Franklin (770-243-0777) or Philip or Donna Schell (303-674-1066) for more info.
 
Wednesday, Meeting Next on November 28 - from 9:30 - 11:30
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY (Rm 12)
Wednesday Women's Bible Study is studying the book "Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More" by Melissa Spoelstra. Please contact Jeanne Ambrosier with any questions at (303) 674-6377.
 
Tuesday, November 20 - starting at 6:30 am
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Please make plans to join The Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group 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
 







Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices, Who wondrous things hath done, in whom His world rejoices, Who from our mother's arms hath blessed us on our way, With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

--Verse 1 of the hymn "Now Thank We All Our God"
Words by Martin Rinkart (1586-1649)
 
Martin Rinkart, a Lutheran pastor, lived in the walled city of Eilenberg in Saxony during the Thirty Years' War. Other pastors fled the city, but Rinkart stayed, enduring famine and plague as he ministered to the sick and dying.

While the city was under Swedish control, a general ordered everyone to pay an enormous levy and refused to hear their plea for mercy. Rinkart led this people in song and they knelt in prayer. So moved was the Swedish general by the sight that he reduced his demand. This prayer by Rinkart, which began as a grace before meals, then used in this time of need of the people of Eilenberg, became the hymn sung as a national thanksgiving at the end of the war.

As we come together for this season of thanksgiving, may each of us be able to lift with hearts and hands and voices deep thanks for the love, blessings and bounty of our lives.
 

FINANCE UPDATES

Attendance & Stewardship Report
-------------------------------------------------
Children, Teachers and Nursery 11/11/18
Worship Services 11/11 / 18
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Needed Weekly
Received 11/11/18
                                                Difference
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                     2018 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
11/16/18
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22
85
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$6,368
$5,895
($473)
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$331,144
$286,560
$275,170
($11,390)

 

AROUND THE CHURCH
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Thursday, Nov. 22 -
Friday, Nov. 23

OFFICE CLOSED FOR
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Sunday, November 25

After 10:30 Service

Hanging of the Greens - Volunteers needed, Lunch will be served
Saturday, December 1

8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Program
UMM Breakfast & Program
Tanzania - Angel's Story
Saturday, December 1 7:00-9:00 pm Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 16

At the 10:30 Service

Chancel Choir Performs "A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols"
Tuesday, December 18

6:30-8:00 pm

Church & Society Special Speaker:
"Finding Hope in the Faces of the Oppressed"
Monday, Dec. 24 -
Tuesday, Dec. 25

OFFICE CLOSED FOR
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Monday, Dec. 31 -
Tuesday, Jan. 1

OFFICE CLOSED FOR
NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
 

TEAM MEETINGS
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Sunday, November 18 11:30 am Special Church Council Meeting
Thursday, November 29 6:00 pm Membership
Tuesday, December 4 6:00 pm Missions
Tuesday, December 4 7:00 pm Trustees
Thursday, December 13 7:00 pm Finance
Tuesday, December 18 6:30 pm Church & Society
 

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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