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Castle Rock FUMC Worship Info for 6.23.24

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8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel (Will not be live streamed)

10. a.m. Modern Service

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Liturgical Sunday: 6th Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Red

Sunday's Scripture Reading: Mark 13

Laity Sunday

View the Gospel of Mark Reading Plan for the next month here

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Daily Scripture Readings

For the next month read along with us the Gospel of Mark.

June 24th: 13:1-4


June 26th: 13:28-36

June 27th:14:1-31

June 28th 14:32-72


Quote & Prayer of the Week

The best one can do is “watch” and remain faithful and trust in divine mercy. The verdict of salvation is not up to us; it is up to God.” -Amy-Jill  Levine


Loving God, As we read Mark this week, help us navigate times of uncertainty with unwavering faith. Grant us wisdom to discern truth from deception, and courage to remain steadfast in your light. May we be ever watchful and prepared for your return.



Loving God we lift up to you…

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Safe travels for all those headed to Casper Wyoming to attend the conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Conflict in the Middle East

Jan and Bud Richter

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

Tom Johnson

Velva Baines

Maxine Ferguson

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

Connie Berry, cousin of Denny Pottenger

Bess Christianson, mother of Chip Christianson

Anne Shuman

Barbra McMinn aunt of Cheryl Smith

Griffn Hammel Great Grandson of Sarah McAneny

Dave Spencer

Blakeley Huffine granddaughter of Sue Hurst

Family of Phil Ferguson

Family of Jonnie Cole, father of Johnathan Cole Morrison

Family of Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

Important Dates

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

June 13: Leah Circle UWF lunch in the park on Plum Creek Parkway, 11:30 am  

June 22: All-church Service Project for Help and Hope Food Pantry, 9-3 pm

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”; 11 am ​​   lunch with ice cream, games and other activities following

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

 September 22: Paul's Mystery Ship walk 1:30 p.m

Upcoming Celebrations of Life

June 29: Lois Burgener at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

July 3rd: Phil Ferguson at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

July 17: Betty Grant 11 am in the Sanctuary The Family Invites you to wear a Hawaiian shirt.


Keep up with the 150th events here: 

June 22 Service Project - For those helping with the collection of food for Help and Hope at King Soopers, please be sure to Please review the instructions, wear your 150th Anniversary shirt and church name tag, bring water and sunscreen. Contact chairperson Phyllis Tumey (  if you have questions. 

Knot Again will NOT meet this Wednesday, June 20

Sesquicentennial Teeshirt Orders:  Thanks to all who have purchased a teeshirt and wear it to promote our celebration in the community. If you missed ordering a Sesquicentennial teeshirt, please contact Joyce Morales-Caramello.  We’d like to place one more order but need 8 more to order the next ten. 

Ice Cream Social on July 7 is close at hand. We’ll have one service at 10 am inside, followed by a light lunch with ice cream (!), games, contests, prizes, quilt knotting, and entertainment. Things will wrap up around 1 pm. Watch the Welcome Center for ways to volunteer your help. If you have fresh crafting paint, small paint brushes or paint pens to pass along, there will be a box for those donations in the church library. These items will be used to begin painting sesquicentennial stars for Starlighting during the social. The July Newsletter will have more details. 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study will not meet in the month of July, but will resume their study of Romans (picking up chapter 13) on August 6. New folks or drop-ins are always welcome.   

United Women in Faith/ Leah Circle: If you would like to be added to the Leah Circle Roster and receive information about our lunches, our programs, our activities, please contact MaryAlice McHugh ( or Julie Bailey ( We are updating our directory this summer. 

Our Summer Pop-Up Choir is off to a great start. If you’d like to sing with us this summer at the 8:30 service, just “pop in” at 8 am to warm up and mic test in the Outdoor Chapel, or just “pop up” and join us in the hymn of the day. The hymns chosen for the summer season are familiar tunes we’ve sung for years. If you are a musician/musician who would like to share your talents with a solo or duet, contact Rev. Matt or Nancy Docksey to be placed on the schedule. 

Water Bottles for DCR Parade

With the Rodeo Parade approaching at the end of July we invite you to bring cases of water for us to place our sticker and info on July 21st and then hand out at the parade on the 27th. You can place your cases next to the Help and Hope Food collection underneath the coat rack.

Kitchen Clean Up:

Please make sure if use the kitchen you clean the kitchen. We. have had a few issues lately where things have not been left as clean as they should be.


Quilts and Old Photos:

Do you have old family photos or an heirloom quilt you’d like to have on display as we celebrate our Sesquicentennial in August? The kiosk at the back of the church already contains photos from previous historical celebrations, but we’ll be adding more as we move through the summer months. We’ll make copies of these precious photos and return them to you. See Linda Pottenger or Julie Bailey for more details. Your ancestors may not have settled in Douglas County before or since statehood, but their lives somehow initiated your journey to our church.


Photos Needed:  As we celebrate the 150th year of our church, we are looking for pictures of our congregation taking part in any of our special events and regular activities. Posed photos are nice, but candid shots of people enjoying the Help & Hope food drive, the ice cream social, any of our potluck meals, backpack ministry, Time & Talent, game night, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who takes these pictures should send them to Julie Bailey ( or Pastor Matt (  for inclusion in our newsletter and our sesquicentennial


Print Copies of the Church Newsletter. If you would like a print copy of the monthly newsletter reserved for you, please let Julie Bailey ( know so you can be added to the list. These copies will have your name on them and be available for pick-up in the church office. A few more will be available for our guests at the Welcome Center. 


Bible Study Opportunities:  

• Rev. Sarah’s newest contemporary Bible study of Amy-Jill Levine’s The Gospel of Mark: A Beginners Guide to the Good News gathers in-person on Mondays from April 15, 2024 to May 20, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30; Zoom Sessions meet on Fridays from April 19, 2024  to May 24, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30PM

 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. 


Adult Discipleship Opportunity: Be a VIPP (Very Important Point Person) Volunteers are needed to organize social and educational events such as outdoor activities, museum trips, and concerts. Interested individuals can sign up at the Welcome Center to become a VIPP for one activity


Help and Hope

Help and Hope Center is having a fundraiser next Tuesday, June 18th at Parry’s Pizza, all three locations, HR, Parker. Just mention Help and Hope Center and we’ll get 20%!


Paul's Mystery Ship

The Church has done a great job of supporting Paul’s Mystery Ship over the past years. Here are some events to take note of.  

They are the "Charity of the Month" for June at:

    COFF33 @ 209 Wilcox St, Ste. 111C

     Ram3n restaurant inside Ecclesia Market

• September 22, 2024 @ 1:30 p.m. Walk starts/Ends @ 105 W. Brewing Co.For more info about Paul’s Mystery Ship  go to

Single Board Governance Model

Dan Hotchkiss in his book Governance and Ministry wrote:

“Governance is holding the whole institution and its work in trust, voicing its intentions, and taking responsibility for its performance. Ministry is the rest of what a congregation does—the daily work of building a community, managing resources, and transforming lives.”

The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development has approved a plan to

adjust our governance structure to what is known as a single-board model. There is a copy

of the proposed plan on the Website under the Virtual Office.

The single-board model helps with transparency and accountability. I have experienced it in my last two churches and have found the structure very healthy for churches to function. It was the change in the Single Board that helped the Tahlequah Church pivot when COVID hit. In essence, it will be like a non-profit board. We will still have a space for the personal team to operate in the fashion of the SPRC. I am working on a date to have a town hall meeting about this proposed change.



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