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CRFUMC Email Blast for October 18th 2023


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Sermon Title: Honest Moses

Scripture Reading: Exodus 33:12-23


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Trunk or Treat Night: Community Kids will host the annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 24th, at 6:00 p.m. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk for those who would like to decorate their trunk. We will also have a donation box for Halloween Candy. The Boy Scouts will serve Hotdogs and hot drinks.


Knot Again cannot accept any donations at this time. When the need arises, we will reach out and let the congregation know our needs, although it might not be until 2028.” Upcoming meetings are at 6 pm Wednesday October 18.


Missing a serving dish? Please check the kitchen for any dishes you may have left following one of our recent luncheons.


Little Blessings The Holiday Gift Catalog raised over $1400 for School Supplies for Little Blessings. Thanks go to everyone who supported this fundraiser. Watch for the Butter Braids order form coming in November.


The Chrismons Repair Session is scheduled for October 19, If you can help, please join us for a sack lunch and fellowship at noon. We have the supplies needed for repair; we can use need “many hand to make light work.”


Celebrate Women’s Christmas – Saturday, December 2, from 10 am – 2 pm, all women are invited to celebrate Women’s Christmas. This is a time for women to take a few hours near the beginning of the holiday season to refocus, relax, and renew. Feel free to invite a friend. Lunch will be provided. The day will be led by Julie Bailey and Rev. Brenda Lear. Sign up at the Welcome Center or by emailing Rev. Brenda at b.clear.72@gmail.com.


Harvest Dinner: Due to a lack of chairpersons to coordinate our annual Harvest Dinner, this event has been canceled for this year.


Time and Talent is November 5. There will be a blended church service at 9 a.m. Chairman Mike Vitek reports: “This is our Church’s annual fundraiser for: our youth’s mission trip; Trustees to purchase equipment for the Church; and the Mission Team to assist local mission(s). Our goal this year is to raise at least $7,250. Red pledge forms are available at the Welcome Desk and need to be returned by Thursday, November 2nd. They can be placed in the offering plate or returned to the Church office.” More details will appear in the October newsletter.


Dinner Groups: Our Dinner/Lunch Groups will soon begin gathering for a time of food, fellowship, and fun. If you signed up, your Core Group Leader will contact you. If you missed signing up or have questions, please ask Pastor Matt.


Plans for our church’s 150th anniversary are underway. Please save the date — August 25, 2024 — for the culminating worship service. Other activities are being planned and wil be announced in the coming months. Our next meeting will be Monday, October 8th at 6 pm in the church library.


Reverend Sarah’s Monday night contemporary studies group

Begins its study of Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith by Steve Harper on October 16 at 6:30 pm (in person) and on October 20 at 6:30 pm (Zoom) . A signup sheet will be at the welcome center Is currently available, or you can contact Rev Sarah at sms11@mindspring.com to let us know you plan to attend. Books are available on Amazon. Please make sure you check the author’s name as there is a book with almost the same title by another author.

More details about this book appear in the October church newsletter.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study will begin an Advent Study on November 28 when Rev. Matt will lead our discussion of Matt Rawle’s Experiencing Christmas: Christ in the Sights and Sounds of Advent, which is also the source of his Advent sermons and an online engagement (TBD). If you would like to purchase the book and/or participate in the Zoom discussion, sign up at the Welcome Center.

You may also purchase the book on your own at cokesbury.com or amazon.com .Prior to the Advent study, the Tuesday morning group will devote the next few weeks to a study of Scripture provided in the Common Lectionary. Join us in November, Advent, and the New Year — Tuesday morning at 9:30 in the church library.


Church Calendar Schedule: As we move into our new calendar year, remember that if you would like to schedule a meeting for your group at our church or have a need to reschedule a meeting, please check with Theresa Kepple to be sure the time and date are available.


Chancel Choir rehearsals have resumed on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 -7:00 pm. Please contact Nancy Docksey at 303-877-9085 if you are interested. In singing with the choir or joining the Bell Choir, which rehearses from 4 to 5:30 pm.and offers another opportunity to share in our church’s music ministry.


Rev. Sarah’s Wednesday morning coffee time on Zoom begin at 9:30. Contact the church office for the link to connect.


Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: To help catch me you can go to this site and let me know when you want to meet: https://calendly.com/mattdamethodist/pastor-matt-coffee-time


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.


The current issue of The Upper Room is available at the Welcome Center.


Event Reminders:

October 16-20 : DCSD Fall Break

October 18: Knot Again, 6 pm

October 19: Chrismons Repair Session in Fellowship Hall, 12-3 pm

October 19: Men’s lunch at Pegasus, 12pm

October 29: Castle Rock Symphony Orchestra in the Sanctuary, 3 pm

November 5: return to Mountain Standard Time

November 5: Time and Talent Auction following the one 10:45 service

December 2: Women’s Christmas, a mini-retreat, 10am-2 pm, Fellowship Hall

December 3: UWF Cookie Walk in Fellowship Hall

August 25, 2024: Special Worship Service celebrating FUMC 150th Year in Castle Rock


Zoom Sessions

• Rev. Sarah’s Contemporary Discussion Group, Zoom Sessions: Fridays at 6:30

• Coffee Time with Rev. Sarah, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.


Please Lift up the following in your prayers

The World, The Country, The State, The Town we Live In.

Conflict in the Middle East

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Famlies

The family of Mike Terford, (brother of Lisa Andrews and Sarah McAneny

The family of Pam DeBord

The family of Kris Rausch ( Great aunt of Pastor Matt)

The family of Jean Zimmerman (twin sister of Judy Crenshaw)

Donna Murray

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Melva Gray

Rose Andrade

Diann Lawson, daughter of Lowell Burgener

Jill Cheek



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Jeremiah 29:7 : “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”


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“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” John Wesley

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