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CRFUMC Email Blast for May 31st 2023

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Join us for a time of fellowship and worship:

8:30 a.m. — Outdoor Worship

10:00 am — Modern Worship

Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.

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


The Current Sermon Series

Sermon Title: Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Sermon Text: Genesis 1:27-2:4a


For Prayer Requests go to:

The Current newsletter is up on the website at


Rev. Sarah will be on Renewal Leave for the month of June. Please reach out to Pastor Matt if anything is needed.

He can be reached on his cell at 405-919-8567


Church Hospitality Team: We will meet on June 14th at 6:00 p.m. 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: We will meet on June 14th at 6:00 p.m. 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.

Rev Sarahs’s Coffee Time on Wednesday via Zoom will not be meeting in June we will start back the first Wednesday in July.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the cleanup of the grounds on May 23.

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.

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

To register go to:

Questions? Please email

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.

Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: Will be out this next week as I will be on the Youth Mission Trip

Sunday Bible Study for All People Starting June 11th at 11 a.m. I will lead a Bible Study utilizing the Curriculum Adult Bible Studies Summer 2023 you can find it on Amazon we will gather work through the lesson and be done by noon. If you have questions please email Pastor Matt at

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 Next Book for Contemporary Issues

Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy. By Bob Goff

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

Rev. Sarah will plan on having a signup sheet ready for the welcome desk on my first Sunday back (July 2).

Through his pithy and inspiring storytelling that has endeared him to millions, New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff reassures readers that they can harness today's distractions, follow Jesus' example, and find focus, purpose, and joy.

You probably know what it's like to be driving down the road when you suddenly feel the vibration and hear the guh-guh-guh-guh-guh of the rumble strips--those grooves in the pavement--warning you that you've drifted out of your lane. You didn't mean to get distracted. You only took your eyes off the road for a moment, but you drifted off course. And that's a lot like life, isn't it?

In Undistracted, Bob Goff lovingly yanks us back in our lane and helps us get back on track so we can live our lives with real purpose and joy. Bob's inspiring and entertaining stories show us what it looks like to live a beautiful and purposeful life rather than drifting aimlessly from one season to the next. He encourages us to fix our eyes on Jesus and harness life's distractions so we can find joy despite our circumstances.

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.

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

  • June 9: Community Kids Summer Kick-Off! 9-12

  • June 21: Deadline for July newsletter articles

  • June 21: Knot Again, 6 pm

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

The Family of Joe Crenshaw

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Louise Molieri 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.


“In all things, I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” - Acts 20:35

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” - Rabindranath Tagore


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