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CRFUMC Email Blast for January 18th 2023

No Wednesday Night Activities at the Church tonight.

Knott Again will now gather on Feb 1st and 15th at 6 p.m.

Sunday 1.22.23 The 3rd Sunday of Epiphany Liturgical Color: Green

Sermon Series Come: Sermon Title: Come and Fish

Scripture for Sunday: Matthew 4:12-23

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 our Linktree Account ( )and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.

For Prayer Requests go to:

The January newsletter is up on the website at

January/February issue of the Upper Room is available at the Welcome Center.

"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.

Recalculation Meeting Jan. 29th after 2nd Worship Service

It has been a while since the Church recalculated its Mission, Vision, and Plan to better align with each other so that we can be the Church that lives, serves, and has fun like Jesus. After Worship on the 29th the Admin. Council will do this work together.

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.

What is Your Strength?

Join us on Jan. 23rd at 6:30 p.m. and find out.

Have you ever wondered what your strength is? You may think you know but sometimes things that are strengths go unnoticed or underused. Would you like to learn from your strengths? If so join me for a Zoom meeting to talk about the Strengthsfinder assessment and the book Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community on Jan. 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

I will have copies of the book for sale in my office for $20.00 you will need an unused copy of the book because it has a code for the assessment. We learned from the Ad. Council taking the assessment that the Kindle version of the book does not provide a digital code for the assessment.

Before the meeting please take the assessment (code for assessment in the book) and read the first three chapters of the book.

Please register for the zoom meeting at,


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:

January 19: Men’s luncheon at Pegasus at 11:30 am

January 19: Youth meet-up, 6-8 pm, Valentine project

January 20: Deadline for the February church newsletter

January 24: Love Circle at 1 pm, church library

January 29: Recalculation Meeting after 2nd Worship Service

February 12: Missions’ Team annual SOUPER BOWL food drive

February 22: Ash Wednesday

S.O.C.K. Volunteers are needed to provide and prepare meals for our Tuesday afternoon SOCK program (Serving Our Community Kids). Sign up at the Welcome Center.

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.

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Photo Directory Update

I am waiting on a few things before we fully print the photo part of the directory. I have the address, birthday, and anniversary portion printed just waiting on a few photos before I print those. I am hoping to have it in your hands by Jan. 29th if everything comes together. So if you want your photo in the directory please email it to me at,

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What can I give Him, Poor as I am? — If I were a Shepherd I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man I would do my part, — Yet what I can I give Him, — Give my heart.

from Christina Rossetti’s poem “A Christmas Carol,” which later became the hymn “In the Bleak Midwinter.”

“And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 ESV


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