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CRFUMC Email Blast for 1/24/24

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Worship Service Times

9 a.m. Modern Worship

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship

Both Services are offered online through our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Liturgical Sunday: 4th Sunday After Epiphany

Liturgical Color: Green

Sermon Title: Among Your People

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks


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In Our Prayers: 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

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Rose Andrade

Diann Lawson, daughter of Lowell Burgener

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Bill Eylens

Iliana Grutdrad friend of Pat and Kay Jones

Connie Williams mother in-law of Kari Sorah

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

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

Family of Betty Grant

Family of Jason Lewis Nephew of Rose Andrade

Family of Steve Miller

Family of Bill Payne


Planned Events

February 8: Leah Circle luncheon, Fellowship Hall, 11:45

February 11: “Soup-er Sunday” winter food drive ends.

February 14: Ash Wednesday, Service at 6:30 pm

February 15: Men’s Luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30 am

February 16: Rev. Sarah’s Zoom begins Lenten Study

February 19: Rev. Sarah’s in-person: Lenten Study begins 6:30 p.m.

February 19: 150th Steering C committee, 5:30 pm, church library.

February 21: Knot Again, Fellowship Hall 6 pm

March 3: Castle Rock Orchestra Concert, 3 pm.

March 24: Palm Sunday

Holy Week Services TBD

March 29: Good Friday Worship at 6:30 p.m.

March 31: Easter Sunday

April 17: Sesquicentennial History Night with speakers and dessert

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”

May 3-5: Women’s Retreat; details will be posted later.

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 tonight, January 17 at 6 pm at the church. 

If you can tie a knot, please join us in this easy mission work. Our “knotting” dates are:

  • February 21

  • March 20

  • April 17

  • May 15


Joe Docksey Celebration of Life will be Sunday, January 28, at 3 pm in Newman Center on the campus of the University of Denver. There will be some carpool options available. The Church bus is getting some TLC. A live stream can be found here:

Soup-er Sunday: Bring your nonperishable donations to church now through February 11 to support the food pantry at Help and Hope. We will have a space for the NFC team and a Space for the AFC team.

The Sesquicentennial Steering Committee thanks everyone who contributed to the success of our January 21 Celebration of Music and Musicians— Pastor Matt, the tech crew, the musicians, those who prepared food, and those who helped with set-up and clean-up. If you have photos of this event or ideas to share, contact any of those on this team: Pastor Matt, Joyce Morales-Caramella, Brenda Ryan, Rose Andrade, Lisa Andrews, Linda Pottenger, Karl Sarah, Laryce Kitsch, Phyllis Tumey, Julie Bailey.

Share the love! Youth Valentines are now on sale at the Welcome Center between services. Send a kind thought someone’s way on Valentine’s Day. With each Valentine purchased, be sure to put you name in the jar for at the opportunity to win the Chocolate Lover’s Basket.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study begins Jan. 9th at 9:30 a.m. a 6-week study of Adam Hamilton’s The Walk and welcomes anyone new in search of a small group to discuss scripture with us. Deepen your walk with Christ as we explore the five essential practices of worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to our faith. This book can be ordered from Thrift Books, Amazon, Hoopla, or Cokesbjury. Prices vary.


Church Photos: If you have any photos to share about church events —  small group dinners or lunches, mission activities, musicians, worship services, etc., please send them digitally to Rev. Matt. (

WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT May 3-5, 2024 The new location for our Women’s Retreat is Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur (15235 S. Furrow Road). It’s a beautiful location set among Ponderosa Pines with sleeping facilities and gathering spaces within the same building. An extra plus: a chef who presents wonderful meals! Mark your calendar now!

Church Directory: One of the nice things about the program we are using for the photo directory is that we can update it at any time. I would like to update it so we can print the updated adenium mid. January. If you have questions speak to Pastor Matt.

Contemporary Studies Group: Is taking a break unitl the week of Feb. 12th but their Lenten Study will be on the book Questions Jesus Asked by Magrey R. DeVega

Youth Valentine Card Sales: Once again this year the youth will be selling Valentine Cards between services from Sunday, January, 21st to Sunday, February, 11th. There will be a variety of options ranging from $5-$10. All proceeds will help offset costs for this year's youth mission trip to Puerto Rico!

Teeshirts commemorating our 150th year: orders will be taken on Sunday between services at a table near the office. Place your order by February 11. The cost is $15. You may also place your order by emailing Joyce Morales-Caramella at

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“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11-12 NIV

"Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning. Time can't be given. But it can be shared."—Cecilia Ahern, The Gift


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