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CRFUMC Email Blast for September 6th, 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 Steps of Following Jesus

Sermon Title: "The Second Step: Sing Praise!"

Sermon Text: Psalm 149

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Velva Bains 100th Birthday Party is Wednesday, September 13. A salad luncheon will be served between 12 noon and 2 pm in Fellowship Hall. If you are unable to come and have a card for her, just drop it off at the church office.

Chancel Choir rehearsals resume tonight (September 6 from 5:30 -7:00 pm) and invites new voices to join us. Please contact Nancy Docksey at 303-877-9085 if you are interested. Nancy also directs the Bell Choir, which meets at 4 pm on Wednesdays, and offers another opportunity to share in our church’s music ministry.

Leah Circle (United Women in Faith - will begin its 2023-24 calendar year on Thursday, September 14, at 11:45 in Fellowship Hall. Maryalice McHugh will present a program on Bibles. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite Bible(s) and share their stories about them. The September gathering is the perfect time to add this fellowship group to your life, but new members are welcome anytime.

Little Blessings Fall Fundraiser Get a head start on your holiday shopping! The catalog has a variety of gifts, household goods and gift wrap. Pay online or by cash or check. Orders due by September 14. Catalogs and order forms will be available at the Welcome desk.

Little Blessings is raising funds to maintain and improve our playground and to update classrooms as needed. We get 30-50% of the profits from the sale.

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.

The 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) Steering Committee will meet on Monday, September 18 at 6 pm in the church library to begin planning. If you have ideas to share and/or would like to help, please contact Julie Bailey at

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.

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

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.

Support for Maui: The United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR –

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:

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

Reverend Sarah’s Monday night contemporary studies group will reconvene on July 24 (in person) and July 28 (on Zoom). The book discussed will be Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy by Bob Goff. The author reassures readers that they can harness today's distractions, follow Jesus' example, and find focus, purpose, and joy. 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. Each for the signup sheet at the welcome desk on July 2.

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.)

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.

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

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

Event Reminders:

September 6: Chancel Choir rehearsal at 5:30 pm; Bell choir at 4 pm

September 10: Return to 9 am modern service and 10:45 traditional services

September 10: Youth Meetup 8:30-10:30 am

September 13: 100th Birthday Celebration for Velva Bains

September 14: Leah Circle 11:45 Fellowship Hall, lunch provided

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

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

September 28: Youth Digital Dash event, 6-8 pm.

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

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 Pray for...

The family of Pat Branson

The family of Ron Musgraves

The family of Lois Burgener

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

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“ Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” — Romans 12: 9-13

The German word for hospitality is Gastfreundschft which means friendship for the guest.... It means the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. — Henri J. M. Noun


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