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GRACE BREAK
"As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Now remain in my love." - Jesus

Grace Break exists so that women of all ages can come together for spiritual growth, fun, and community. If you need a minute to get away, recharge, and refresh your soul, this is designed

Just. For. You.

We'll enjoy dinner, meet some new friends, explore prayer and worship together. Open to everyone so grab your friends and join us for this FREE event Saturday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m.

You may sign up online or at the Ministry Table.
You must sign up by March 4th for childcare.

Coming this Sunday
Almost everyone, Christian or not, knows the parable of the Good Samaritan. This story Jesus told 2,000 years ago is so compelling that it is part of how we designate someone as good and compassionate. We even have laws named “Good Samaritan” that seek to protect those trying to help others from litigation if something goes wrong in the process of helping. We know this story like the “back of our hand” as the saying goes. But there is another saying, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Do we know this parable so well that we have stopped being surprised and instructed by its wisdom? Read Luke 10:25-37 slowly and deliberately asking God to help you hear the story the way those who first heard Jesus’ words heard it two centuries ago. Bring your impressions with you Sunday and see what God does as we explore this amazing Biblical text together.

A Call to Prayer for General Conference

After almost three years of preparation the Special Called General Conference meets beginning Saturday, February 23rd and running through Tuesday February 26th. The purpose of this meeting is to consider recommendations from the Commission on the Way Forward regarding the way the United Methodist Church understands sexual ethics and how we will be in ministry to LGBTQ persons in the future. There is a plethora of information regarding General Conference available under the resource tab of the church website.
As the 864 delegates from around the world gather for the Conference in Saint Louis this Saturday they will begin by being in prayer from 9:00am to 3:30pm CST. Please take some time during the day Saturday and offer your own prayers for the work of the delegates as they seek to make crucial decisions regarding the future of the United Methodist Church. I will be framing my own prayers around the Lord’s Prayer, particularly the petition, “...your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Also pray specifically for our local congregation at Denver. Pray that regardless of what the General Church decides we will continue to be a vital and vibrant expression of God’s love in our community. Our hope comes from the promise of Christ that we are His Church and, “...not even the gates of Hades will prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). We will still be in ministry and mission to our community and world on February 27 no matter what happens in Saint Louis!

If you are interested in following the proceedings of General Conference you may do so: All of the sessions of the special General Conference will be The meetings of the special General Conference are open to the public. If you are present in St. Louis, you can register and attend as a guest of the special General Conference. All of the sessions of the special General Conference will be streamed live here. On Saturday, February 23, the live stream will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. CT. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the live stream will begin at 8:00 a.m. CT and conclude at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Blessings,Pastor Steve
TABLE TALK
Do you love breakfast for dinner?
This week we will have Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage, Varieties of Quiche and Fresh Fruit
See you at 6 p.m.!!
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JOY Movie Night

Join us at The Terraces Clubhouse at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th . Featuring "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". The film is the true story of a woman who becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the 1950s. Contact Judy Brockman at  jabrockman@bellsouth.net with any questions.

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Our Weekday Preschool registration will open to the community on February 25th . Registration forms and information can be found through the church's website or you may contact Misti Walker at 704-308-8856 or  misti.walker@denverumc.org . Please share information with friends and family concerning our preschool program.  
Friday Morning Bible Study

The Friday Ladies Bible study will begin a new study, " Malachi " by Lisa Harper, on March 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Explore God’s unchanging love in this video-driven Bible study. No matter how often we mess up, God loves His broken people. The cost is $13.00. Please contact Sara Lee to sign up or for more information. gigisaralee@yahoo.com
Congregational News
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We celebrate the baptism of Cecelia Charlotte Wilkinson, February 17th, 2019.
Parents are Bill and Morgan Wilkinson

Children's Ministry
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We are celebrating the Grand Opening of our 4th and 5th grade room, "Uptown"! Our expansion brings us up to 3 dedicated rooms for our K-5th children's ministry! Come celebrate with us by stopping in and seeing our space. We are located on the ground floor of the WAB building. You might find a place where you can serve alongside us! Contact Cortni at  cortni.bazzle@denverumc.org  to join the team! 
Looking ahead
Please join us for Ash Wednesday Service on March 6th at 7:00p.m. We will begin our Lent Series, this series is dedicated to prayer and each week focuses on a keyword to help guide our prayer life. Nursery will be available.
Please note that there will be no table talk this evening .
Stewardship


Income Received to Date:
2018 $155,467
2019 $150,640
-3% change
(Total Operating Budget = $1.288,807)


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