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CRFUMC Email Blast for September 20th, 2023


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The Current Sermon Series

Sunday Worship Times

9 a.m. Modern Service

10:45 a.m. Traditional Service

Both services in our Sanctuary



Sermon Series: The Letter to Philippi: Finding Joy Inside

Sermon Title: Full of Hope

Scripture Reading Philippians 1:21-30


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All of our Services are live-streamed

and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.

 

Men’s Luncheon at Pegasus tomorrow, Thursday, September 21 at 11:30. Please place your reservation with Larry Pratt (lkpratt45@yahoo.com) today.


Youth Digital Dash (photo scavenger challenge.) is this Friday, September 22 from 4 to 6 pm. Drivers are needed, If you can help with that, contact Josh Hay at josh.hay@gmail.com.


Our Chrismons need repair. Can you help? Advent season is just around the corner and the decorations we place on the sanctuary tree are in need of repair. If you would like to help, please sign the sheet at the welcome center. We have the supplies needed for repair; we use need “many hands to make light work.”


Time and Talent is November 5. There will be a blended church service at 9 am. 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 for 8 has a new name “Dinner Groups” The Purpose of Dinner Groups is to gather for a time of food, fellowship, and fun. We have a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk. Dinner groups will have a Core Group Leader who will help the group plan and direct the group. You will be assigned a group by the first of October. We are looking to put together groups of 6-8 people. If you 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 wi. l be announced in the coming months.


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 p.m. and offers another opportunity to share in our church’s music ministry.


Colorado Rockies Tickets: Due to the rain and cancellation of the drone show at Coors Field on August 19, the Rockies’ management has provided Brenda Ryan with free replacement tickets. See her for details or contact her at (720) 290-2814 or brbeekay@comcast.net.


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 might not be until 2028.” Upcoming meetings are at 6 pm September 20, and October 18.


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


Reverend Sarah’s Monday night contemporary studies group

Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith by Steve Harper

  • In person class begins October 16th at 6:30PM to November 13th

  • Zoom Class will begin on October 20th via zoom at 6:30PM to November 17th

Five marks confirm our identity as genuine and fruitful followers of Christ: 1. A Methodist Loves God 2. A Methodist Rejoices in God 3. A Methodist Gives Thanks 4. A Methodist Prays Constantly 5. A Methodist Loves Others This brief book, suitable for sharing with others, provides a meditation on each of these characteristics. Prayerfully apply them to your journey with Jesus. If you are part of the worldwide Methodist or Wesleyan family, these five marks will grant a greater knowledge and appreciation for why and how you follow Jesus. If you are located in another part of the body of Christ, you can emerge with a solid foundation to keep your spiritual house standing strong. Christians marked by these five habits, when taken together have character. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or discussion.


A signup sheet will be at the welcome center beginning September 24th 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.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study: Join us on August 1 when we begin our study of Rabbi Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah: unveiling divine connections from Genesis to today. Look for more details in the August newsletter. This group welcomes anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.


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.


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.)


The United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire, or other events—to alleviate suffering and serve as a source of help and hope for the vulnerable. Learn more about UMCOR by going here:https://umcmission.org/umcor/


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.


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.


Event Reminders:

  • September 21: Men’s luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30 am

  • September 22: Youth Digital Dash event, 4-6 pm.

  • September 24: 4th Annual Walk to end ALS 1:30 pm starting from 105 Brewing Company on Park Street

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

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

  • 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 keep the following people in your prayers:

The family of Lois Burgener

The family of Jim Christenson

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 Enable

Melva Gray

Diann Lawson, daughter of Lowell Burgener

Rose Andrade


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He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV



Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around,

Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound.

The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart—

Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “The Autumn”


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