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CRFUMC Email Blast for April 19th 2023


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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.


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


Knot Again Reminder: this group meets tonight from 6 - 8:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.

A Celebration of Life for Tracy Beaman will 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.

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.

Love Circle meets Tuesday April 25 T 1 PM in the church ;library

Men’s luncheon at Pegasus meets tomorrow, April 20 at 11:30 at Pegasus. Please contact Larry Pratt— lkpratt45@yahoo.com —to make your reservation.

Deadline for the May church newsletter is tomorrow 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 19: Knot Again 6-8:30 pm Fellowship Hall

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

• April 23: Dedication of Backpacks

• April 25: Love Circle, 1 pm, church library

• May 7th: Commitment Sunday


The church clean up is set for May 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

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.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

The Family of Tracy Beaman

Family of Elizabeth Johnson

The family of Guy Groves

The family of Betty Watson

The family of Betty Gelroth

The family of Earl Erickson

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Joe Crenshaw

Pat Branson

“Now and then in the congested traffic of our hyperactive lives, there are quiet moments when we are haunted by the hunger for something deeper, stronger, higher, and longer-lasting than accumulating more wealth and possessions. With T. S. Eliot, we find ourselves asking: Where is the life we have been living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?” —James A. Harnish, Learn. Save. Give.

Blessed are those who find wisdom,

those who gain understanding,

for she is more profitable than silver

and yields better returns than gold.

She is more precious than rubies;

nothing you desire can compare with her.

Long life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are riches and honor.

​​​​—Proverbs 3: 13-16


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