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CRFUMC Email Blast for February 8th 2023

Updated: Feb 9, 2023


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

This Sunday, February 12th will be the 6th Sunday after Epiphany

The Liturgical Color: Green

Sermon; Water This Way

Scripture for Sunday: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9


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)



"Souper Bowl" Food Drive: The Missions Team is sponsoring their "Souper Bowl" Food Drive on Super Bowl Sunday, February 12th. We are looking for donations primarily of canned soup, chili, and other non-perishable food items. These donations will be given to the Help & Hope Center in Castle Rock to benefit those in need in our community.


Our Youth are selling Valentines to raise funds for their 2023 Summer Mission Trip. A single card costs only $5, but for $15, you can add a Perk Up coffee drink coupon. You are encouraged to use our new print directory to send out love to fellow congregants in celebration of Valentine’s Day.


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.


United Women in Faith : Leah Circle meets tomorrow, Thursday, February 9 at 11:45 in Fellowship Hall. Lunch is provided, followed by devotions and an informative program on the services available through the Castle Rock Senior Center. New members/drop-in guests are welcome. Love Circle of UWF meets February 22 in the church library at 1 pm.


Men’s Luncheon will meet next Thursday, February 16 at 11:30 at Pegasus. Please let Larry Pratt know you will be coming. Larry’s email is lkpratt45@yahoo.com


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.


Knot Again will meet on Wednesday, February 1, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Anyone that can make a knot is welcome to join us. Those with really good eyesight thread the needles for all. We always have great conversations. This group welcomes donations of

regular thread for the sewing machine - any and all colors accepted.

blankets of any size and shape, can have a hole or 2 and still be useful for us

old sheets (all sizes) we have found very useful to use on the inside of quilts can be thin but maybe not have actual holes

material - again any excess from sewers, maybe not super small pieces from ACTUAL quilters as these are time-consuming for me to sew together.

If you are interested in connecting with this ministry, please call Kari Sorah 717-817-3991


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.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays, currently discussing Adam Hamilton’s book The Call. This group is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.


Save these dates:

  • February 9: Leah Circle, 11:45, Fellowship Hall

  • February 16: Men’s Lunch Group at Pegasus at 11:30

  • February 12: Missions’ Team annual SOUPER BOWL food drive

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

  • February 22: Love Circle, 1 pm, church library

  • February 22: Ash Wednesday service 6:30 pm



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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