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CRFUMC Email Blast for 5/15/24

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A tradition in a lot of churches is to wear Red on Sunday. We invite you to celebrate this tradition with us and wear red on Sunday as we remember the day of Pentecost.

What is Pentecost? Chuck can tell us.

Join us this Sunday Morning

9 a.m. Modern Worship

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship

All of our Services are live-streamed go to ( )

and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.

Liturgical Sunday: Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Red

Sermon Title: Love God

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:42-47

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks

Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.


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

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

Leona and Garrett Mathes, sister and brother-in-law

to Chuck Bailey

Tom Johnson

Velva Baines

Phil and Maxine Ferguson

Gregg Tomberlin Brother in-law of Diane Meeks

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

Connie Berry, cousin of Denny Pottenger

Bess Christainson, mother of Chip Christainson

Anne Shuman

Judy Crenshaw

Barbra McMinn aunt of Cheryl Smith

Griffn Hammel Great Grandson of Sarah McAneny

The family of Shelly Heredia, sister of Kim Martin.

The Family of Veronica Butler,

The family of Cynitha Johnson

The family of Ty Burgess

The Family of Doug Conrad

2024 Graduates


Important Dates

May 17: Men’s Luncheon, Pegasus, 11:30 am

May 16: Knot Again, 6 pm

May 19: Graduating Seniors Recognized

May 25: Celebration of Life for Cynthia Johnson, 11 am in the Sanctuary

May 26th Summer Worship Times Begin: 8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel, 10 a.m. Modern Service

June 2nd-9th  Youth Mission Trip to Puerto Rico

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

June 29: Celebration of Life for  Lois Burgener at 11 am in the Sanctuary 

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

 July 17: Celebration of Life for Betty Grant, 11 am in the Sanctuary

 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;


Keep up with the 150th events here: 


Prison Backpack Ministry Thank you for all that Supported this Mission of the Church.

Support the Youth on the Mission Trip 

We are inching closer to departing to Puerto Rico don't forget to support the youth's fund drive they have opportunities to buy dinner, and help pay for transportation or other items that will be needed on the trip. You connect with Josh Hay to find out what the needs are. You can email him at

Honoring Our Graduates. 

On May 19 we’ll be honoring the young people graduating from high school, college, or trade schools, but we need your help in preparing for this. If you have a son or daughter or grandchild you wish to honor, please send the image and basic information to Josh Hay

Along with the photo, we’ll need:

  • full name, 

  • graduating from xxxxx

  • attending xxxxxx 

  • studying xxxxxx

  • related to xxxxxxx

Mother’s Day Food Drive: We brought in over 521 lbs of food with many boxes of diapers. Thank you all who supported this mission of the Church.

Meal Group: Large Gathering May 19th at 5 p.m. Fellowship Hall

Our last Meal Groups will gather as one large group on Sunday, May 19th at 5 p.m.

Pastor Matt will provide Hamburgers and water and tea. 

Last names with the letters A-M bring a side dish 

Last Names with the letters N-Z bring a dessert. 

If you have any questions or have to have a change of plans please let Pastor Matt know ASAP.

Pledge Cards

Please return your pledge cards to the office ASAP this will help us craft a budget for 2024-2025 Program year. You can find the cards on the registration desk in the sanctuary. You can also email Theresa your commitment for the year as well. 

Sesquicentennial Teeshirt Orders:

If you ordered teeshirts on History Night (April 17), either in person or via email, they will be ready for pickup on Sunday, June 2 between services. Joyce Morales-Caramella asks that you have your payment ready (cash or check). If you have already received your teeshirt but have yet to pay for it, please do so on Sunday June 2. If you missed ordering one, when we have an order for ten more, we’ll place an additional order this summer. Thanks yo all who have purchased a teeshirt and wear it to promote our celebration in the community.


Ice Cream, Ice Cream! We all scream for ice cream!

Do you have an ice cream making machine and would you be willing to donate your time, talent and ingredients to preparing ice cream for our July 7 Old Time Ice Cream Social? Please sign up at the welcome center if you can help. If you have questions, see our ice cream social chairs Lisa Andrews and Rose Andrade.


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.


The History Night video can still be viewed on our YouTube Channel. If you would like a copy, please let Pastor Matt know. 


Fun with Music: Summer Pop-Up Choir.

During the traditional services at 8:30 am this summer, you’re invited to “pop in” at 8 am in the choir room to run through the hymns before the service begins. It’s going to be a fun summer of sweet and simple old hymns.  If you’re a musician/singer who would like to share your talent in a solo or duet, please let Nancy Docksey or Rev. Matt know ahead of time.


Save-the-Date — Saturday, June 22 for our all-Church Food Drive for Help and Hope. There will be a sign-up sheet for volunteers to help collect food at 3 different King Soopers locations. More complete details will appear in the May and June newsletters. Chairperson Phyllis Tumey ( will graciously answer any questions you may have.


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 pot luck 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


Tuesday Morning Bible Study has begun their study of the book of Romans on April 16, meeting from 9:30 - 11 am in the church library.


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.

Where do you want to Serve? 

I am searching for people to help in the following areas. 

Baltimore, Maryland

  • Outdoor Chapel Setup and Tear-down

  • Ushers (fill-ins needed)

  • Mowing the Church property. 

  • Driving Golf Cart for Outdoor Chapel  

If you are interested in any of these please let me know I am willing to train. I know there will be a list for Golf Cart driving out soon. 


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.  

Picklepalooza Rally Against ALS: Pickleball Tournament Sat., June 8th from 7-1 p.m.

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

For Prayer Requests go to:

The Current newsletter is up on the website at

This week's Quotes and Scripture

But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can’t keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help! I realize that I don’t have what it takes. I can will it, but I can’t do it. I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. Paul, in his letter to the Romans 7: 17-20 The Message.


God has equipped you to handle difficult things. In fact, He has already planted the seeds of discipline and self-control inside you. You just have to water those seeds with His Word to make them grow! — Joyce Meyer


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