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CRFUMC Email Blast for June 21st, 2023


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


Did the weekly email blast not make it to your email mailbox this week?

If not go to fumcccr.org and click on the I'm New Tab

and then click on Join our Email List

Also, make sure that it is not hitting your spam folder in your email.


 

Join us for a time of fellowship and worship:


8:30 a.m. — Outdoor Worship

10:00 am — Modern Worship


Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.


All of our Services are live-streamed go to (www.linktr.ee/castlerockfumc ) and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.


 

The Current Sermon Series

Sermon Title: Why Does God's Love Prevail?

Sermon Text: Romans 8:28,35,37-39

 

For Prayer Requests go to:




The Current newsletter is up on the website at https://www.fumccr.org/newsletter


 

Rev. Sarah will be on Renewal Leave for the month of June. Please reach out to Pastor Matt if anything is needed.

He can be reached on his cell at 405-919-8567

 

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.


Mountain Sky Annual Conference June 22nd-25th at FUMC Colorado Springs


July 2nd Sneaker Sunday! One Worship Service Outdoors at 8:30 a.m.

In honor of Pastor Matt’s July birthday and his first complete year at CCFUMC, we are suggesting congregants wear their favorite sneakers to church. In the words of author Barbara Johnson: “The attitude of kindness is everyday stuff like a great pair of sneakers. Not frilly. Not fancy. Just plain and comfortable.”


Knot Again: meets Wednesday, June 21 at 6 pm at the church.


July 30th One Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. and Food and Fellowship after the service.


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 (Tusedays, 9:30 -11 am) finishes their study of Adam Hamilton’s book Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws on June 27. The group will not meet in July but will resume on August 1 and begin a news study based on Rabbi Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah: unveiling divine connections from Genesis to today. Look for more details in the July newsletter.This group welcomes anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.


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: I set up at Crowfoot Coffee 734 Wilcox St. Monday-Thursday from 7:45-10 a.m. ish if you want to come by and chat or just work beside me. Trust me you are not bothering me. I am just working on emails and graphics for Church or the website.


Sunday Bible Study for All People Starting June 11th at 11 a.m. I will lead a Bible Study utilizing the Curriculum Adult Bible Studies Summer 2023 you can find it on Amazon https://a.co/d/9PfMWlB we will gather work through the lesson and be done by noon. If you have questions please email Pastor Matt at matt.franks@fumccr.org


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).


Hospitality and Outreach

We had a great hospitality and outreach meeting last week. I know some could not make it so I am sharing the notes I created (here)


If you are interested in joining one or both of these teams and helping us pick the next meeting date please (clickhere)

Please fill out the form so we can pick the best date for the next meeting by this Friday.


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.


Digital Photo Directory: 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


Event Reminders:

  • June 21: Deadline for July newsletter articles

  • June 21: Knot Again, 6 pm

  • June 22-25: Mountain Sky Annual Conference., Colorado Springs

  • July 2: Sneaker Sunday; “wear your sneakers to church” day. One Worship Service at 8:30 a.m.

  • July 24: Rev. Sarah’s in-person group resumes; Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy by Bob Goff.

  • July 28: Rev. Sarah’s Zoom group resumes

  • July 30: One Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. and Food and Fellowship after the service.

  • August 1: Tuesday morning Bible Study resumes with their study of Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah


Please keep the following people in your prayers:

The Family of Joe Crenshaw

Donna Murray

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Pat Branson

Susie Carbral (Rose Andrade’s sister)








“This is what the Lord God showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit.” Amos 8:1 ESV


“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” — Van Morrison


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