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CRFUMC Email Blast for January 4th 2023

Sunday: January 8th, New Year’s Day

Join us for a time of fellowship and worship. We will celebrate Holy Communion and remember our baptism during the service. As we reflect on Matthew 3:13-17. 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 and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.

The January newsletter will be emailed out on Jan. 5th.

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

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 will meet from 9:30 -11 am on January 10, to begin a study of Paul using Adam Hamilton’s book The Call. Anyone who has a spare copy of The Call who would like to loan it to our group, please leave a copy in the church office with your name on it and a note requesting its return. This group is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.

Save these dates:

  • January 8: taking down of the greens between services

  • January 10: Tuesday Morning Bible Study at 9:30 in the church library

  • January 12: Leah Circle of UWF, 11:45 am, Fellowship Hall

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

  • January 24: Love Circle at 1 pm, church library

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.

Reminder: Social Media Have Been Updated to help us be easier to find and connect with.

All the links in one place:

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

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 me for Coffee

Most mornings Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 10 a.m. I am 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

Epiphany Message from the WJ College of Bishops


When we work with love, we renew the spirit;

that renewal is an act of self-love, it nurtures our growth.

Bell Hooks

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings like eagles;

they shall run and not be weary;

they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

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