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CRFUMC Email Blast for March 15th 2023

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

For Prayer Requests go to:

The March newsletter is up on the website at

MSC Digital Devotions Returns for Lent

Come join with voices from across the Mountain Sky Conference for a Lenten Devotion. Each morning’s devotion will be led by a different clergy or laity person from the MSC, as we come together for a time of scripture, reflection and prayer, every weekday during the season of Lent.

Begin the season with Ash Wednesday in your local church or community, then join with members of the Mountain Sky Conference as we collectively add this new spiritual practice each weekday through Good Friday.

Digital Devotion begins at 6:30am, February 23-April 7 (Mondays-Fridays)

Zoom Meeting ID: 859 9454 0738

Passcode: 002216

For Sunday: March 19, 2023 We will be leaning into forgivenss part of the Lord's Prayer. Join us for a time of fellowship and worship at 9 am for the Modern Worship or 10:45 am for the Traditional Worship. Both services are 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.

Lenten Vespers: an online service of evening prayer will air on our Youtube Channel and Facebook Page at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent. You can find those links here:

Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: Pastor Matt will soon be back to working at Crowfoot Valley Coffee on 734 Wilcox St. Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 10 a.m. Watch for an update going soon. 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.


April Newsletter Deadline is March 20.

Knot Again meets TONIGHT in Fellowship Hall from 6 to 8:30 pm. Our group welcomes your donations. Our supply closet is full, but we are happy to receive donations of men’s ties.  

United Women in Faith, Love Circle meets Tuesday in the church library at 1 pm.

FUMCCR Men’s Group meets for lunch TOMORROW at 11:30 at Pegasus. Please contact Larry Pratt to reserve a spot.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays. We have completed our study of Adam Hamilton’s book The Call and on March 28 will begin a 7-week study of Hamilton’s  24 Hours that Changed the World. This group is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.

The Bell Choir is happening! Chancel Choir Director 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). A meeting time will be determined by those interested in forming a new bell choir.

Church Directory Update for those with paper copies: Please note we are working on delivery of corrections for all of you who found errors in your information. Stay tuned.

Little Blessings’ Registration for 2023-24 is open for enrollment. 2-5 day programs are available Monday-Friday for children ages 1-5. For more information or to reserve your spot today, call 303-660-2170 or email

Little Library Reminder: browse and borrow freely or trade in one at a time. Please do not bring boxes of books.

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.

Backpack Ministry: Mike Vitek reports that our Mission Team has approved our Backpack Ministry for 2023.  On Sunday, March 26th, the Mission Team will provide an opportunity for our Church family to participate in our backpack ministry program.  Our backpack ministry program responds to Christ’s concern for prisoners (Matthew 25: 36, 39, 43).  Our Church is the only organization that provides backpacks to indigent men and women being released from the Douglas County Correctional Facility. Look for full details in theMarch newsletter.

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.

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 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

The current 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.


Event Reminders:

• March 16: Men’s luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30 am

• March 13-17: DCSD Spring Break; Little Blessings Closed

• March 15: Knot Again 6-8:30 pm Fellowship Hall

• March 26: 2023 Backpack Ministry launch

• March 28: Love Circle, 1 pm in the library

• April 2: Palm Sunday services at 9 and 10:45

• April 6: Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm, pot luck dinner before

• April 7: Good Friday service at 6 pm

• April 9: Easter Sunday, 3 services. 6:30 am (outdoor chapel), 9 am, 11:00 am; Egg Hunt following the 9 am


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:



Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Sarah McAneny

Jerri and Guy Groves

Tracy Beaman

Maria Molieri, sister of Vince Molieri

Joe Crenshaw

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s Grandson)

The family of Bert Kennish 

The family of Carolyn Thomas


Maundy Thursday, April 6th at 6 p.m.

You are invited to “The Living Last Supper” The program will start at 6:30 PM with a potluck dinner of salads and desserts to follow. We will have a sign-up at the welcome center if you plan to attend. We also need volunteers to assist with “hand washing” before the program. Please consider joining us!

Good Friday, April 7th at 6 p.m.

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14–15

"The goal of fasting is inner unity. This means hearing, but not with the ear; hearing, but not with the understanding; it is hearing with the spirit, with your whole being.” Father Thomas Merton

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