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CRFUMC Email Blast for August 9th, 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: "Christ Gives Us The Perfect Example of Radical Hospitality"

Sermon Text: John 13:15-17

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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.

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

Leah Circle of UWF will gather for lunch at 11:30 am on Thursday, August 10 at Duke’s in Castle Pines.  Maryalice McHugh needs a head count by this Sunday, August 6. Please let her know by responding to her email or giving her a call at 303-947-8726. If you wish to carpool, meet at the church parking lot at 10:45.

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

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).

Knot Again’s upcoming meetings are at 6 pm on August 16, September 20, and October 18. (the third Wednesday of each month). 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.”

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 10 : Leah Circle Lunch at Duke’s in Castle : Pines, 12pm.

• August 16: Knot Again, 6:30 pm

• August 19: CRFUMC night at the Colorado Rockies

. 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

The family of Pat Branson

The family of Rod Musgraves

Donna Murray

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

Safe Travels

Lisa Andrews and Roseanne Andrade

Doug Bulen and Rev Brenda Lear


Daily Scripture Readings

Monday • 1 John 4:7-21

Tuesday • John 3:1-21

Wednesday • Exodus 3:1-12

Thursday • 1 Kings 19:1-9

Friday • Ephesians 2:1-10

Saturday • 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Hospitality is about love in action. It's about opening our hearts and homes to others with a spirit of generosity and grace." – Unknown



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