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CRFUMC Email Blast for 1/31/24

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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: 5th Sunday After Epiphany

Liturgical Color: Green

Sermon Title: On Eagles Wings

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks


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All of our Services are live-streamed

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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

The Unspoken Prayers

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


Tuesday Morning Lenten Bible Study will begin its Lenten Study on February 20,  gathering from 9:30 - 11:00 am. The book for our discussion and close-up reading of Scripture will be The Road to the Cross by Rob Burkhart, a book that brings the experience of Easter through the eyes of the everyday people. 

Soup-er Bowl Sunday is February 11: Please bring your nonperishable food items and place them by the NFL Team you choose to win the Super Bowl.

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.

Leah Circle will gather in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, February 8, at 11:45 for lunch (provided) and a program provided by Marilyn Carstens.

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.


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


Our celebratory teeshirts are currently on display and on sale for $15 each between services during the month of February. These shirts are a beautiful teal in a soft fabric with our Sesquicentennial logo on the front. We’lll have several opportunities to wear these in the coming year. If you miss ordering one in person, contact Joyce Joyce Morales-Caramella (

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“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back” — Luke 6:38 NRSV

“When we are generous, we find joy. And just as we were made to practice generosity together, in community, God also means for it to be a part of the daily rhythm of our lives. It was Winston Churchill who famously said, ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’” Adam Hamilton in The Walk


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