CRFUMC Email Blast for March 22nd 2023
Connect with us online in one place: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc
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.
This Sunday our musical guests will be The Hummin’birds, a bluegrass band that delivers an easygoing performance, mixing up old time Appalachian tunes with country, bluegrass, Irish, swing and original songs. Their clean vocal harmony and playful instrumentation have delighted audiences over many years! Originally active in the Minnesota bluegrass and old time music community, the group relocated to Colorado after winning first place in the 2006 Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association duet contest at the Minnesota State Fair.
To find our live stream go to (www.linktr.ee/castlerockfumc ) and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.
For Prayer Requests go to: https://www.fumccr.org/prayer-request
The March newsletter is up on the website at https://www.fumccr.org/newsletter
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
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: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc
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.
April Newsletter Deadline is March 20.
United Women in Faith, Love Circle: meets Tuesday, March 28, in the church library at 1 pm.
Card of encouragement: If you would like to send a card or note to Tracy Beaman who is recovering from surgery on a broken leg and complications that followed, her address is Tracy Beaman, 741 Canyon Dr., Castle Rock 80104
Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays. On March 28 we 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. New members and drop-ins are welcome.
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: 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 proctective of information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Our backpack ministry responds to Christ’s concern for prisoners (Matthew 25: 36, 39, 43). Our Church is the only organization in that provides backpacks to indigent men and women being released from the Douglas County Correctional Facility.