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CRFUMC Email Blast for February 15th 2023

Chancel Choir and Knot Again is canceled Tonight

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This Sunday, February 12th

Liturgical Sunday: The Transfiguration

The Liturgical Color: White

Sermon: The Transfiguration

Scripture for Sunday: Matthew 17:1-13


Join us for a time of fellowship and worship. Join us at 9 a.m. for the Modern Worship or 10:45 a.m. for the Traditional Worship in-person or online. Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.


To find our live stream 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 February newsletter is up on the website at https://www.fumccr.org/newsletter

You can download the file (here)



Could a Bell Choir be in our future? Chancel Choir Director Nancy Docksey is inviting anyone interested in relaunching the bell choir to contact her in person at the 10:45 service welcome time or by phone or text (303-877-9085). A meeting time will be determined by those interested in forming a new bell choir.


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.

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.


Backpack Ministry: Mike Vitek reports that our Mission Team has approved our Backpack Ministry for 2023. On Sunday, March 26th, the Mission Team will provide an opportunity for our Church family to participate in our backpack ministry program. Our backpack ministry program 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. Look for full details in the March newsletter.


Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22nd Options:

  • “Ashes To Go” is an ecumenical gathering. A few local Churches will be on the corner of Wilcox and Fourth Street from 8:00-10:00 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, and 4:00-5:30 PM. Join us as you can to start off your Holy Lent with prayer and the imposition of Ashes.

  • Ash Wednesday Service will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.



Save these dates:

  • February 20: Deadline for articles and photos for the March newsletter

  • February 28: Love Circle, 1 pm, church library

  • February 22: Ash Wednesday service 6:30 pm

  • March 13-17: DCSD Spring Break; Little Blessings Closed

  • March 26: 2023 Backpack Ministry launch

  • April 2: Palm Sunday

  • April 9: Easter Sunday Sunrise at 6:30, Modern at 9, Traditional at 11


Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: Most mornings Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 10 a.m. Pastor Matt is working at Crowfoot Valley Coffee on 734 Wilcox St. 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.


A new Monday evening contemporary issues study that also meets via Zoom on Friday evenings begins soon under the leadership of Rev. Sarah. The discussion will be on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book Killing Jesus: a History. Zoom Sessions run on Fridays ( 02 17 2023 to 03 31 2023; 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM) In Person Sessions on Mondays (02 20 2023 to 04 03, 2023; 6:30 PM to 8:30) in Fellowship Hall.


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.


Photo Directory Update: There are copies of the printed directory at the welcome center in the red folders. 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 at matt.franks@fumccr.org








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See what kind of love the Father has given to us,

that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 3:1


True, the poisonous breath of the world destroys our illusions,

but they resuscitate at once when a ray of love falls upon our benumbed hearts,

as the warmth of the sun revives the poor flowers withered by the ices of winter.

J. De Finod


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