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CRFUMC Email Blast for May 10th 2023

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Join us for a time of fellowship and worship:

9 am — Modern Worship; 10:45 am — Traditional Worship.

Our Musical Guests in both services will be Jon Sousa and Lisa Lestander, playing traditional folk music from Scandinavia and Ireland. You may find their music at Soundcloud:

If you were wondering where our band is for the 9 a.m. service we gave them a break before we ramp back up for the summer. They will be back next week.

Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.

Sanctuary services are in-person or online.

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

For Prayer Requests go to:

The May newsletter is up on the website at

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. You can call my cell phone to see if I am still there 405.919.5867

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

Seniors Graduating Sunday, May 21: We are honoring our high school and college graduates. If you have a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter graduating this spring, please let the office know so they can be added to our day of recognition. Please email or drop your graduate’s photo off at the office before May 11.

Church grounds spring clean-up is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23 at 6 pm.

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.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays and is currently studying Adam 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. On May 16, we’ll begin a 6-week study of Adam Hamilton’s latest book Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws

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).

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.

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 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

Saddle Up, Partners for Community Kids Summer Kick-Off!

First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock is excited to host a rootin, tootin’ good time for our Community Kids! There will be music, food, a horse & carriage, and Wild West fun!

Ages: Kindergarten- 5th grade

When: Friday, June 9th 9:00am-12:00pm

Questions? Please email

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.

Church Hospitality Team: I would love to craft a Church Hospitality Team that would focus on the many ways we can be a hospitable place when our doors are open. If you are interested in this team, please let Pastor Matt know.

Church Outreach Team: I would love to craft a Church Outreach Team that would focus on opportunities for outreach, connection, and reconnection to the Church. If you are interested in this team, please let Pastor Matt know.

Outdoor Chapel: We will return to our Summer Schedule on May 28 The Outdoor Chapel Service will be at 8:30 a.m. and The Modern Service at 10 a.m. For us to do the outdoor chapel successfully we need all the help we can get. We need help with setup and tear down along with people driving the golf cart. If this is a way you want to serve let Pastor Matt know.

Event Reminders:

  • May 11: Leah and Love Circles of UWF pot luck luncheon and program; Fellowship Hall, 11:45 am

  • May 14: Mother’s Day; Jon Sousa, guest musician

  • May 17: Knot Again 6-8:30 pm

  • May 18: Men’s luncheon, Pegasus, 11:30

  • May 21: Honoring our high school and college graduates

  • May 23: Church grounds spring clean-up, 6 pm

  • June 4-9 : Youth Mission Trip to New Mexico

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.

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

The Family of Elizabeth Johnson

The family of Guy Groves

The family of Betty Watson

The family of Betty Gelroth

The family of Earl Erickson

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Joe Crenshaw

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Pat Branson

Susie Carbral (Rose Andrade’s sister)

A Celebration of Life for Betty Gelroth will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 11 am in the church sanctuary.

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Ten times a day something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. — Mary Oliver

Praise the Lord, my soul.Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.2 The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent 3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. 4 He makes winds his messengers,[a] flames of fire his servants.5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. —Psalm 104: 1-5 (NIV)


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