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CRFUMC Email Blast for May 24th 2023

Updated: May 24, 2023

Connect with us online in one place:

Join us for a time of fellowship and worship:

8:30 a.m. — Outdoor Worship;

10:00 am — Modern Worship

We are watching the air quality for Sunday and will make a decision morning of the service.

This Sunday is Pentecost we encourage you to wear red.

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

A huge thank you to Leah Circle and Love Circle for the generous donation to the churches outside flower gardens. You will notice two flower pots by the front doors of the church and several new plants added to the flower beds. We appreciate their gift of love.

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.

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.

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 me 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 me know.

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.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays and is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close. New members and drop-ins are welcome. From May 16 through June June 20 we’ll be reading and discussing 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).

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

Event Reminders:

June 4-9 : Youth Mission Trip to New Mexico

June 8: 11:30, Leah Circle sack lunch picnic at the park near the fairgrounds, off Plum Creek Parkway

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.

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

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

The family of Betty Gelroth

The family of Earl Erickson

The Family of Joe Crenshaw

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)

Celebration of Life for Joe Crenshaw will be on June 10th at 11 a.m.

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Romans 5:5

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Mary Rarden (lyricist of “Come to the Circle”) We travel the road of our living; we follow a pathway unknown.

We see one an other as strangers; too often we travel alone.

Yet One shows the way in our darkness; One calls us out of our fear;

One makes us family, calls us by name, the One who announces, “God’s Kingdom is near.”

Come to the circle of faith and forgiveness; come to the circle of heaven above.

Come to the circle of God’s new creation; come to the circle of love. God’s circle is greater than hatred; God’s circle is wider than fear.God’s circle is higher than any division.

The circle of love draws us near. In love we unite as one body; in love, though many are one: one Lord, one faith, one birth in Christ Jesus, one in our witness, “new life has begun!”


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