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CRFUMC Email Blast for April 12th 2023


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



Join us for a time of fellowship and worship:

9 am — Modern Worship; 10:45 am — Traditional Worship.

Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.

Sanctuary services are in-person or online.


All of our Services are live-streamed

go to (www.linktr.ee/castlerockfumc ) and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.


For Prayer Requests go to: https://www.fumccr.org/prayer-request


The April newsletter is up on the website at https://www.fumccr.org/newsletter


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— lkpratt45@yahoo.com —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.


NEW! Monday evening contemporary issues group begins a news study in May: The Way of the Heart by Henry M Nouwen. Zoom Sessions begin on Monday, May 1 (in person) and on Friday, May 5 (Zoom) and end on May 22 and 26. Time for both session is 6:30 - 8:30 pm.


The Bell Choir, under the leadership of Nancy Docksey is adding names to those interested in being a part of this music ministry. If you haven’t yet signed up, contact her in person at the 10:45 service welcome time or by phone or text (303-877-9085).


Little Library Reminder: browse and borrow freely or trade in one at a time. Please do not bring boxes of books.


Grocery Story Card Update: Currently we have over 50 families participating in this program. We receive about $450/quarter from King Soopers. Check the welcome center for directions for signing up for the first time with them. The Safeway Cards are now available. Contact the church office to pick one up.. We have received approximately $250/quarter from Safeway. There is no dollar amount on them this time so folks will just pick up a card and head to Safeway to load the amount they choose to have on it . NOTE: You may use the money you have remaining on the old card, but you will not be able to reload it.


Church Directory Update for those with paper copies:We know there might be errors or missing info. If you want those changed please let Pastor Matt know so that we can adjust those. They will update the data in the app about a week after adjusted. As for the printed version, we are discerning a way to best let you know of changes that is protective of information.


Digital Photo Directory: To view the directory online, go to members.InstantChurchDirectory.com and follow the prompts under “Sign In” to “Create a login now.” Please remember, you must confirm your email address before you can sign in. There is also a free mobile app available for download at the Apple® App store in iTunes®, Google Play™ store and the Amazon Fire App Store. Simply search for “Instant Church Directory” to get the download. You will need to use your email address as listed in our directory to create a log-in the first time you use the directory online and via the mobile app. If you want to add your picture or make changes please email Pastor Matt


Coffee Chat Tuesdays at the Phillip Miller Library in Castle Rock offer coffee, conversation, and games every Tuesday from 8 - 11 am in the Sue Meacham Reading Room for seniors and adults looking for socialization.

The current issue of The Upper Room is available at the Welcome Center.


Event Reminders:

• April 13: Leah Circle, lunch & program 11:45 Fellowship Hall

• April 19: Knot Again 6-8:30 pm Fellowship Hall

• April 20: Men’s lunch at Pegasus 11:30

• April 23: Dedication of Backpacks

• May 7th: Commitment Sunday


Please contact the church office for links to these Zooms:

• Stephen Ministry Supervision meets the second and fourth Thursdays at 6:30 pm

• Rev. Sarah’s Contemporary Discussion Group, Zoom Sessions: Fridays at 6:30

• Coffee Time with Rev. Sarah, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.


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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill


10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

— 2 Corinthians, 9: 10-15







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