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Worship Info for 3/17/24

We hope you join us this Sunday for worship.

Worship Service Times

9 a.m. Modern Worship

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship

Both Services are offered online through our Facebook and YouTube channels.

To find our live stream go to ( ) and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.

Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.

Liturgical Sunday: 4th Sunday In Lent

Liturgical Color: Purple

Sermon Title: What Do You Live For?

Scripture Reading: Mark 8:34-38

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Tuesday Psalm 51:1-12

Wednesday: Hebrews 5:5-10

Thursday: John 12:20-33

Quote & Prayer of the Week

“Empathy is our capacity to see the world and the situation through the eyes and perspective of another person.  It means the removal of our own personal filters in order to put on the filters of the other person.  To do that is often difficult, risky and requires our vulnerability.”  Magrey DeVega “


Oh Divine Source of love and compassion, we come before you with humble hearts, seeking your guidance and grace.  In a world that often seems divided and filled with pain, we yearn for compassion and empathy to heal the wounds that afflict our souls.  Amen


Loving God we lift up to you…

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Storms occurring across the country

All the conflicts that are occurring around the world

Jan and Bud Richter

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

Chuck Bailey’s sister and brother-in-law Leona and Garrett Mathes

Tom and Cynthia Johnson

Alton Baines

Velva Baines

Cameron Hayden

Karen Graff

Phil and Maxine Ferguson

Gregg Tomberlin Brother inlaw of Diane Meeks

Family of Isabella Kaauwai

Family of Brett Graff

Family of Maria Molieri

Upcoming Events and Other Info.

Keep up with the 150th events here: 

March 21: Men’s Luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30

March 24: Palm Sunday

March 29: Good Friday Worship at 6:30 p.m.

March 31: Easter Sunday

April 7: New Membership Class, 6 pm. 

April 14: Backpack Ministry begins

April 17: Sesquicentennial History Night with speakers and dessert

May 5: Backpack Ministry concludes

June 15: All-church Service Project for Help and Hope Food Pantry, 9-3 pm

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”

May 3-5: Women’s Retreat; details will be posted later.

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


Knot Again will meet, at 6 pm at the church on March 20th April 24th and May 15th . If you can tie a knot, please join us in this easy mission work.


Butter Braids: Wednesday, March 20th is the Cut Off Date Your purchases will support the First United Methodist Youth's Mission Trip to Puerto Rico this summer! We greatly appreciate your support: Order online:


Wanna Be An Usher?  We have a few Sundays that need to be filled. If you are interested in becoming an Usher please let Pastor Matt know.


Prison Backpack Ministry dates have shifted to April 14-May 5. Watch for more information in the March newsletter.


History Night on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. promises an interesting evening of data and narratives about the history of Methodists in Colorado, and the people who settled in Douglas County and Castle Rock Save the date and invite a friend to join us.


A Volunteer Opportunity: The Outreach and Hospitality Team is looking for some volunteers to make follow-up phone contact with Sunday morning guests and visitors. A script to guide conversation will be provided  and the time commitment is just a few hours on Sunday afternoon. If this seems like the perfect fit for you, please let Pastor Matt know you are available. 


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Community Kids: If you can help with providing and serving food to the children who come to our after-school SOCK program on Tuesday afternoons, please sign up at there welcome center.


Online Vespers: Attend our Virtual Spiritual Gathering every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. via our Facebook and YouTube Channels! Pastor Matt will deliver an online experience that you won't want to miss. Make sure to join the party on time!


Communion During Lent: Starting Feb. 18th we will offer Holy Communion in the Library in between services except for 1st Sunday when we will have full communion in worship.


WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT May 3-5, 2024 Sign-ups are now available at the Welcome Center for this year’s Women’s Spirituality Retreat, When Change Comes Knocking at the Door. The cost is $140 which includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday evening and conclude after worship on Sunday. Led by Revs. Sarah and Brenda, the retreat will be held at Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur.


Contemporary Bible Study Group: Join Rev. Sarah’s contemporary Bible study group meeting in person, Mondays  February 12, 2024 to March 25, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30 and on Zoom on Fridays  February 16, 2024  to March 29, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30PM


Tuesday Morning Bible Study: On The Road to the Cross by Rob Burkhart — and meets every Tuesday in the library from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Drop in anytime to learn more about the secondary characters who encountered and served Jesus his final days.


Adult Discipleship Opportunity: Be a VIPP (Very Important Point Person)

Building relationships within the congregation and town community strengthens leading a Christ-centered life. Volunteers are needed to organize social or educational events like outdoor activities, museum trips, and concerts. Leadership for these events requires a one-time commitment. Interested individuals can sign up at the Welcome Center to become a VIPP for one activity.


Chancel Choir and Bell Choir welcome anyone new and interested in adding to the music ministry of our church. Lenten and Easter music selections promise inspiring additions to our worship. Bells meet at 4 pm and Choir meets at 5:30 every Wednesday. If you have questions, please contact our director Nancy Docksey (; 303-877-9085).


New Member Class:  Are you new to the United Methodist Church, Our Church, or want a refresher? Pastor Matt will host a four-week gathering Starting April 7th at 6 p.m. That will look at our history, our theology, our discipleship, and other things. If you are interested there will be a sign-up up sheet at the Welcome desk.

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