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CRFUMC Email Blast for April 12th 2023

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Please keep the following people in your prayers:

In our prayers:

The Family of Tracy Beaman

Family of Elizabeth Johnson

The family of Guy Groves

The family of Betty Watson

Earl Erickson

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Joe Crenshaw

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s Grandson)

Pat Branson

Keith Bramer

Betty Gelroth

Charlene Smythe

A Celebration of Life for Betty Watson will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 11 am in the church sanctuary.

A Celebration of Life for Tracy Beamanwill be held on Saturday, April 22, at 11 am in the church sanctuary.

A Celebration of Life for Guy Groves will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 11 am in the church sanctuary.

A Celebration for Elizabeth Johnson She will be laid to rest with Larry at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota on April 17that 10:00am.

Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: I am back to working at Crowfoot Valley Coffee on 734 Wilcox St. Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 10 a.m. Feel free to swing by and grab a drink of choice and talk to me you will not be bothering me if I have my laptop up and typing away. If you want to meet me there to chat just give me a heads-up to make sure I am going to be in the coffee shop.

Backpack Ministry:. Backpacks will be dedicated on April 23. Mike Vitek, coordinator of the our backpack ministry program reports an enthusiastic response of donations. This ministry responds to Christ’s concern for prisoners (Matthew 25: 36, 39, 43). Our Church is the only organization that provides backpacks to indigent men and women being released from the Douglas County Correctional Facility.

2023-2024 Stewardship Campaign: John Wesley the founder of the Methodist movement, gave a remarkable sermon called “The Use of Money.” In it, he said that the important thing isn’t money itself but how we use it. Wesley’s surprising advice still rings true today: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can. Our 2023-2024 emphasis will be center around John Wesley’s use of Money looking at the book: Earn. Save. Give.: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money, developed by popular author and pastor James A. Harnish. Today you will be given stewardship campaign cards. Please begin praying on how much you are willing to commit to 2023-2024 fiscal year. On May 7th we will have our Commitment Sunday.

Leah Circle meets tomorrow, April 13, for lunch and a program in Fellowship Hall at 11:30. New members and drop-ins are welcome.

Men’s luncheon at Pegasus is next week at 11:30 on April 20 at Pegasus. Please contact Larry Pratt— —to make your reservation.

Deadline for the May church newsletter is April 21.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays and is currently studying Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours that Changed the World. This group is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close. New members and drop-ins are welcome.

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