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CRFUMC Email Blast for August 16th, 2023

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The Current Sermon Series

Sunday Worship Times

8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel

10:00 a.m. Modern Worship

Sermon Title: " Hospitality Offered To A Stranger is Hospitality Offered To Christ"

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:35-40

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All of our Services are live-streamed

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Knot Again meets tonight at the church at 6 pm.. Pat and Kay Jones are leading the group. Kari Sarah reports: “We greatly appreciate all donations up to this point. We now have enough of everything to last us many years (material, sheets, blankets, thread and ties)! We no longer have room to store anything extra. Regretfully, we can not accept any donations at this time. When the need arises, we will reach out and let the congregation know our needs, although it might not be might not be until 2028.”

Upcoming meetings are at 6 pm September 20, and October 18.

We have four tickets still available. Contact Brenda Ryan from the info above.

Church Night at the Rockies Game: purchase your tickets from Brenda Ryan for the August 19th MLB game (Rockies v White Sox) for $17 each. You may catch her between services or call (303-705-9372) or text (720-290-2814).

For Prayer Requests go to:

The Current newsletter is up on the website at

Our dear Velva Bains will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Wednesday, September 13. Join us in a salad luncheon in Fellowship Hall from noon to 2 pm.

The September Newsletter deadline of August 21 is fast approaching. If you have photos of your group’s summer activities, please send them to Julie Bailey at

Sunday Bible Study for All People meets at 11 a.m. Pastor Matt is leading a Bible Study utilizing the Curriculum Adult Bible Studies Summer 2023 which you can find it on Amazon  We will gather work through the lesson and be done by noon. If you have questions, please email Pastor Matt at

Chancel Choir rehearsals resume in the sanctuary on September 6 from 5:30 -7:00 pm. We’d love to have new voices join us. Please get in touch with Nancy Docksey at 303-877-9085 if you are interested

CRFUMC Scholarship Grants: Applications are now available in the church office and welcome center for students returning to a college or vocational school. Application requirements are listed on the application, and the deadline for submitting is September 1, 2023

2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Castle Rock.

A steering committee to begin planning our celebration will convene in September. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please sign up at the welcome center or contact Julie Bailey at We will need all kinds of talent and help from print materials, and publicity, researchers, special celebratory events,, teeshirt design, and locating former pastors.

Rev. Sarah’s Wednesday morning coffee time on Zoom begin at 9:30. Contact the church office for the link to connect.

Reverend Sarah’s Monday night contemporary studies group will reconvene on July 24 (in person) and July 28 (on Zoom). The book discussed will be Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy by Bob Goff. The author reassures readers that they can harness today's distractions, follow Jesus' example, and find focus, purpose, and joy. In Person Sessions, Mondays July 24, 2023 to September 18 2023 6:30PM to 8:30. Zoom Sessions, Fridays July 28 2023 to September 22 2023; 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Each for the signup sheet at the welcome desk on July 2.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study is not meeting in July. Join us on August 1 when we begin our study of Rabbi Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah: unveiling divine connections from Genesis to today. Look for more details in the August newsletter. This group welcomes anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.

Church Grounds Mowing: With the summer months upon us we need people to assist with mowing the Church grounds. If you are interested, we will have a signup sheet located at the welcome desk.

The Little Library has been refreshed and invites you to “escape into reading” this summer with beach reads, mysteries, and some new fiction titles. If you’ve recently read something enjoyable and would like to pass it along, please consider adding it to the shelf. (Reminder: please do not bring more than one book at a time.)

Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: This next week I won't be there I have some meetings to attend.

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).

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 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

Event Reminders:

August 16: Knot Again, 6:30 pm

August 17: Men’s lunch at Pegasus, 11:30 am

August 19: CRFUMC night at the Colorado Rockies

August 21: September newsletter deadline

September 1: deadline for CRFUMC scholarship applications

September 6: Chancel Choir rehearsal at 5:30 pm

September 13: 100th Birthday Celebration for Velva Bains

September 24: 4th Annual Walk to end ALS 1:30 pm starting from 105 Brewing C company on Park Street

Zoom Sessions:

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

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

In Our Prayers

Safe Travels for all who are in a season of Travel

Hawaii Wildfires

The family of Pat Branson

The family of Rod Musgrave

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Monty Franks (Pastor Matt’s father)

Bernadine Larkin

Doug Bulen and Rev Brenda Lear

Clint Shoemaker


Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. -1 Peter 4:8-10

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children. — Ancient Native American Proverb


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