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CRFUMC Email Blast for 2/7/24


Connect with us online in one place: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc


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: Transfiguration Sunday

Liturgical Color: White

Sermon Title: Be Ye Transformed

Scripture Reading: Mark 9:2-9

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks


 

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All of our Services are live-streamed

and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.


 

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

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Erin Carter, third cousin of Marilyn Zonic

Family of Steve Miller 

Family of June Osborne

Those that have been sick.


 

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

 

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. (matt.franks@fumccr.org)

 

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.

 

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.

 

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


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 (matt.franks@fumccr.org) 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

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 (joycemorales@aol.com)



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Quotes

Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17 


I meet millions who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around us. The hope that each of us has is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed... Our hope is in the power of God working in the hearts of people. Charles Colson

 

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