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CRFUMC Email Blast for 2/14/24

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Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th “Ashes To Go.” A group of Clergy will be set up at the southwest corner of Wilcox and Fourth Street from 8:00-10:00 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, and 4:00-5:30 PM.  Right in the area of the Veterans Memorial. Ash Wednesday Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Church

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: 1st Sunday In Lent

Liturgical Color: Purple

Sermon Title: Who Do You Say That I Am?

Scripture Reading: Luke 9:18-27

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

Those members of the congregation recovering from being ill

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

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

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

Erin Carter, third cousin of Marilyn Zonic

Sarah McAneny

Tom and Cynthia Johnson

Family of Bill Payne

Family of June Osborne


Planned Events

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

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

Thank you to all who brought nonperishables to the Soup-er Bowl Food Drive. We brought in 729 lbs of food this go around. Good Job Church!


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. (


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.


Online Vespers: Attend our Virtual Spiritual Gathering every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. via our Facebook and YouTube Channels! Pastor Matt will deliver an online experience that you won't want to miss. Make sure to join the party on time!


Communion During Lent: Starting Feb. 18th we will offer Holy Communion in the Library in between services.


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.


Knot Again will meet tonight 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


Contemporary Bible Study Group Join Rev. Sarah’s contemporary Bible study group meeting in person, Mondays  February 12, 2024 to March 25, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30 and on Zoom on Fridays  February 16, 2024  to March 29, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30PM

The Book: Question Jesus Asked: A Six-week Study in the Gospels by Magrey R. DeVega Sign Up Sheet at the Welcome Desk.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study will begin its Lenten Study on February 20, from 9:30 - 11:00 am. The Book will be The Road to the Cross by Rob Burkhart,


Committee on Missions Revival: I am looking to revive our Committee on Missions. I am working on a document that will help drive our committee (see below). If you are looking to serve on the committee, please email me ( and let me know. I am looking to have an organizational meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25th. If you can't attend the meeting but want to join the team, please let me know.

Tshirts (This Sunday will be the Last Sunday To Order)

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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“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

"God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.”  Pope Francis


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