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3.31.24 Easter Sunday Service Info

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We hope you join us this Sunday for Easter Sunday.

The 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services are offered online through our Facebook and YouTube channels.

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Daily Scripture Readings

Monday: Isaiah 25:6-9

Tuesday: Psalm 118:1-2,14-24

Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Thursday: Mark 16:1-8

Quote & Prayer of the Week

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all…” (Emily Dickinson)


May this Easter season fill our hearts with joy, peace, and love. Help us to spread your message of hope and redemption to all those around us, so that they too may experience the transformative power of your grace.


Loving God we lift up to you…

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Conflict in the Middle East

Jan and Bud Richter

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

Leona and Garrett Mathes, sister and brother-in-law to Chuck Bailey

Tom and Cynthia Johnson

Velva Baines

Karen Graff

Phil and Maxine Ferguson

Gregg Tomberlin Brother in-law of Diane Meeks

Connie Williams, mother of Chris Sorah mother in-law of Kari Sorah

Doug Conrad Friend of Gayle and Ken Kindt

Family of Jay Weise

Shelly Heredia, sister of Kim Martin. 

Family of Brett Graff

Family of Maria Molieri

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining us this Sunday. I wanted to take this space and say thank you to all our musicians, artists, audio-visual people, ushers, liturgists, and you for making this Holy Week and Easter very sacred. Thank you for joining us this Easter Sunday. If you are new to us or a guest, you are always welcome to come back and join us anytime.


Peace be with you,

Pastor Matt Franks

Sr. Pastor CRFUMC


Upcoming Events and Other Info.

April 7: New Membership Class, 6 pm. 

April 8th Steering Committee Meeting for the 150th meeting, 5:30 pm, Library

April 11th Missions Committee Meeting 6 p.m.

April 14: Prison Backpack Ministry Begins

April 17: 6:30 p.m. Sesquicentennial History Night with speakers and dessert

April 28th Commitment Sunday

May 5: Prison Backpack Ministry Concludes

June 15: All-church Service Project for Help and Hope Food Pantry, 9-3 pm

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”

May 3-5: Women’s Retreat

May 26th Summer Worship Times Begin: 8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel, 10 a.m. Modern Service

June 2nd-9th  Youth Mission Trip to Puerto Rico

June 29th Lois Burgener’s Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. 

August 25, 2024: Sesquicentennial Special Worship Service celebrating FUMC 150th Year in Castle Rock


Keep up with the 150th events here: 


Knot Again will meet, at 6 pm at the church on April 24th and May 15th . If you can tie a knot, please join us in this easy mission work.


Wanna Be An Usher?  We had a great training last night. We have a few Sundays that need to be filled. If you are interested in becoming an Usher please let Pastor Matt know.


Prison Backpack Ministry dates have shifted to April 14-May 5. Watch for more information in there March newsletter.


History Night on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. promises an interesting evening of data and narratives about the history of Methodists in Colorado, and the people who settled in Douglas County and Castle Rock Save the date and invite a friend to join us.


A Volunteer Opportunity: The Outreach and Hospitality Team is looking for some volunteers to make follow-up phone contact with Sunday morning guests and visitors. A script to guide conversation will be provided  and the time commitment is just a few hours on Sunday afternoon. If this seems like the perfect fit for you, please let Pastor Matt know you are available. 


Looking for contact information for your church friends? Go to You can also edit your own profile on this site. To Access this information you must be in the system. If you have log-in issues reach out to Pastor Matt at

Community Kids: If you can help with providing and serving food to the children who come to our after-school SOCK program on Tuesday afternoons, please sign up at there welcome center.


WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT May 3-5, 2024 Sign-ups are now available at the Welcome Center for this year’s Women’s Spirituality Retreat, When Change Comes Knocking at the Door. The cost is $140 which includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday evening and conclude after worship on Sunday. Led by Revs. Sarah and Brenda, the retreat will be held at Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur.


Adult Education Opportunity: Be a VIPP (Very Important Point Person) Building relationships within the congregation and town community strengthens leading a Christ-centered life. Volunteers are needed to organize social or educational events like outdoor activities, museum trips, and concerts. Leadership for these events requires a one-time commitment. Interested individuals can sign up at the Welcome Center to become a VIPP for one activity.


New Member Class:  Are you new to the United Methodist Church, Our Church, or want a refresher? Pastor Matt will host a four-week gathering Starting April 7th at 6 p.m. That will look at our history, our theology, our discipleship, and other things. If you are interested there will be a sign-up up sheet at the Welcome desk.


Missions Committee:  Our Missions Committee will meet on April 11 at 6 p.m. if you are interested in being a part of this team please email Pastor Matt.


Next Sermon Series: Being A Love Filled Church: Join us in the month of April as we delve into the essence of a church brimming with love and vitality. We'll delve into the intricacies of stewarding love and embracing discipleship in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Cultivating a robust plate of discipleship through worship, prayer, service, learning, play, and generosity. Whether in person or online, you're invited to join us at 9 a.m. for the Modern Service or at 10:45 a.m. for the Traditional Service.

Significant Events in the Methodist Church:

This year is crucial for the United Methodist Church, with three major meetings ahead.

Pastor Matt will host a gathering on April 21st at 2 p.m. to pray and discuss the upcoming events.

Here are the key dates:

April 23 – May 3, 2024: UMC General Conference


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