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CRFUMC Email Blast for May 3rd 2023


Connect with us online in one place: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc



Join us for a time of fellowship and worship:

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


Our guest musicians will be Wirewood Station for both Services


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 (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 May newsletter is up on the website at https://www.fumccr.org/newsletter


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.


2023-2024 Stewardship Campaign: John Wesley the founder of the Methodist movement, gave a remarkable sermon called “The Use of Money.” In it, he said that the important thing isn’t money itself but how we use it. Wesley’s surprising advice still rings true today: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can. Our 2023-2024 emphasis will be center around John Wesley’s use of Money looking at the book: Earn. Save. Give.: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money, developed by popular author and pastor James A. Harnish. Today you will be given stewardship campaign cards. Please begin praying on how much you are willing to commit to 2023-2024 fiscal year. On May 7th we will have our Commitment Sunday.


The Castle Rock Orchestra will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 7, 3 pm, in the church sanctuary. The theme for this concert is Broadway musicals and will include music from Les Miserables, Chicago, West Side Story, and many other Broadway favorites.



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


Monday evening contemporary issues group begins a news study in May: The Way of the Heart by Henry M Nouwen. Zoom Sessions begin on Monday, May 1 (in person) and on Friday, May 5 (Zoom) and end on May 22 and 26. Time for both session is 6:30 - 8:30 pm.


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 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. If you want to add your picture or make changes please email Pastor Matt


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 7: Commitment Sunday; Wirewood Station, guest musicians

  • May 7: Castle Rock Orchestra (Broadway Music) Concert, 3 pm, church sanctuary

  • 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: First Sunday in the Outdoor Chapel at 8:30; contemporary service at 10 am

  • 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 Tracy Beaman

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

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Joe Crenshaw

Pat Branson


A Celebration of Life for Earl Erikson will be held on Friday, May 5, at 5 pm in the church sanctuary.

A Celebration of Life for Guy Groves will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 11 am in the church sanctuary.

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



“Wesley’s rule to ‘save all you can’ is not a justification to accumulate wealth for its own sake or, like the foolish farmer who kept building himself larger barns, to satisfy a narrow addiction to comfort and self-satisfaction. Christian disciples save all they can as a spiritual practice enabling them to grow toward a greater end — namely discovering how our resources can be used to bring about God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.” — James A. Harnish, Earn. Save. Give.


She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight. She is like merchant ships; she brings her food from afar.

She rises also while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens.

She considers a field and buys it; from her earnings she plants a vineyard. There is profit in hard work, but mere talk leads to poverty.

— Proverbs 14:23







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