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CRFUMC Email Blast for June 28th, 2023


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The Current Sermon Series

Sermon Title: "Amazing Grace" Title: The Grace of God

Sermon Text: Titus 2:11-14


It’s Sneaker Sunday!

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. Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated. Sanctuary services are in-person or online.


Join us for a time of fellowship and worship:


8:30 a.m. — Outdoor 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.

 

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





Hospitality Team Meeting: July 12th at 6:30 p.m.


Outreach Team Meeting: July 13th at 6:30 p.m.


Catch me for Coffee Most mornings Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 9:30 a.m.ish. 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. You can always text or call me to make sure I am there. (405)-919-8567

Cell Phone Text Group: Join Pastor Matt’s Text Group this is to help communicate things like outdoor chapel and other important info. You can join it by clicking this link https://www.remind.com/join/mattcrumc


2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Castle Rock.

A steering committee to begin planning our celebration will convene in September. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please sign up at the welcome center or contact Julie Bailey at juliesings@gmail.com. We will need all kinds of talent and help from print materials, and publicity, researchers, special celebratory events,, teeshirt design, and locating former pastors.


Rev. Sarah will resume the Wednesday morning coffee time on Zoom on July 5will resume the first Wednesday in July.


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 is not meeting in July. Join us on August 1 at 9:30 am in the library. Join us on August 1 when we begin our study of 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.


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.


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.)


2023-2024 Stewardship Campaign: If you have not turned in your cards you still can in the Church office.


Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: I am back to working at Crowfoot Valley Coffee on 734 Wilcox St. Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 10 a.m. 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.


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).


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.


Church Directory Update for those with paper copies: We know there might be errors or missing info. If you want those changed please let Pastor Matt know so that we can adjust those. They will update the data in the app about a week after adjusted. As for the printed version, we are discerning a way to best let you know of changes that is protective of information.


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:

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

• July 12: Hospitality Team, 6:30 pm

• July 13: Outreach Team, 6:30 p[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


Zoom Sessions:

• 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.


Annual Conference Reflection by Bishop Karen (Click Here To Read)


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)








“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, — Luke 4:16


"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela“


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