Advent is time to prepare, to watch, to wait and allow our spirits to be open to the silence and to the surprises that the season can bring. In worship we will center around the stories of Mary, Elizabeth, Zechariah, Joseph as they await Jesus’ birth as one that has already changed their worlds and will continue to change the world–brining light to the darkness and sound to the silence throughout time.
November 20TH – Advent Festival 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall December 3RD – Preschool Craft Fair & Flea Market 9 a.m. December 11TH – Christmas Program & Italian Dinner Mission Trip Fundraiser 5:00 p.m. December 16th – Kid’s Night In/Parents Night Out 5 p.m. December 17th/18th-Cantata in Worships December 18th -Happy Birthday Jesus December 21ST – Caroling 6:30-8:00pm December 24TH – Christmas Eve Worship 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. December 25TH – Christmas Day Worship 10:00am December 31st – Wine & Cheese party after 5:30pm worship January 1st- New Year’s Day Worship 10:00am
Join us for a rostered leader conference retreat January 30th-February 1st. The retreat will focus on The Gospel of Matthew, with featured speaker Matthew L. Skinner, a Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary.
Conference Retreat: The Gospel of Matthew with Matt Skinner Boulder-Broomfield, Metro South, North Colorado
Matthew L. Skinner is Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. His books include Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel: Encountering the Divine in the Book of Acts (Brazos Press, 2015) and The Trial Narratives: Conflict, Power, and Identity in the New Testament(WJK Press, 2010). Motivated by an interest in helping people explore the Bible’s connections to faith and life, he has contributed to a number of commentaries, encyclopedias, and other resources to assist pastors, teachers, and students in their study of Christian scripture. Every week he co-hosts the Sermon Brainwave podcast on Working Preacher. He is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and can be found online at www.matthewskinner.org.
WE HAVE MANY-MINI PROJECTS AT THE CHURCH. Projects that with many hands would be mini-work. In order to take these projects on, and include as many people as possible we scheduled one Sunday a month after church, and one Wednesday a month mid-morning throughout the summer. We plan to only spend about an hour each time. The following is our schedule. If you have other mini-projects that extra hands would help make quicker work of these you may add them to the list, or just join us. Besides these projects weeding around our sign, and in our flower beds is always appreciated.
Sunday, June 14th 10:30AM will be Paint Day. Wear something that can get messy to church. Bring a brush if you can.
Wednesday, June 24th 10AM we will take on Gutters and Windows. Bring a bucket and your best window cleaners.
July and August Dates are scheduled, but the project details are not yet available:
Sunday July 12th 10:30 and Wednesday July 22nd 10AM TBA
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT! Starting Sunday, May 29th, 2016
Worship services will be at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.
The Saturday Night service will be at 5:30 pm
The last day for the summer schedule will be September 4, 2016
Summer Picnics – June 1 & 8 We will come together to enjoy a meal, outdoor games and time to share in conversation! Stay tuned for more details.
Sky Ranch BBQ Blues, & Bluegrass – June 4 At 5:00 pm all the FoCoLu churches come together to support Sky Ranch, meet the staff, join in some music and fellowship and good food! Location will be at Spirit of Joy!
Vacation Bible School – June 13 – 17 Join us for a week of playing, learning, signing, and exploring God’s word and love!
Bike to Church Weekend – June 18 & 19
Bike to church to raise funds for the Habitat Houses we will be working on July 18th and September 22. Bikers, record your miles to church! Donors, donate an amount per mile ridden! there will be a sign up and donation board in the narthex!
Senior High Mission Trip – June 26 – July 1
To Crow Reservation in Montana!!!
Middle School Confirmation Camp – July 17 – 23 A week of fun at Rainbow Trail with Pastor Michael
SummerFest – August 5 – 7 Join us at Sky Ranch for a weekend of Family Fun. there are cabins, tent sites, and lodge rooms. Register on at www.our-saviours.org or fill out the paper form in the fellowship hall on the Children, Youth and Family board.
Sky Ranch Camp Week August 7 – 12 Elementary School Round Up (half week) & Homesteaders (full week)–with Pastor Leta
Middle Mountaineers Camp – with Pastor Leta
High Rendezvous – with Pastor Leta
Faith Family Hospitality Week – August 7 – 14 Host Week for FFH – Sign up to help
Water World Trip – August 16
Let’s go to water world and celebrate baptism together! It is a fun place to go for any ages! Cost is $20 for the first person in a family, $10 for each additional person in the family. Payment is needed prior to departure and is due August 10th, 2016. Contact Diana Hutchinson with questions. Sign up on line above and in the fellowship hall.
Garage Sale: Coming in August! Stay tuned for details!
Rally Day – August 28 Games, lunch, outdoor fun and fall information.
Join us in the reading and study of Accidental Saints By Nadia Bolz-Weber!
This new book by Nadia Bolz-Weber gives us insight into ourselves, our lives, our God and grace in our world. We will read this book during Lent and we have a discussion guide to lead you through! You can use this in a small group that you are already in, on your own, or join one of the Lent small groups! Just contact one of the pastors! Keep scrolling for information on the community celebration meal at the end!
THANK YOU! For sharing your gifts, your time, your love and your Christmas spirit! We look forward to 2016 learning, playing, and living in Christ’s light with you!
Sunday Mornings 9:45
1/10-Welcome back!, 1/17—All Together Sunday School Water for the World, 1/24-Regular Class, 1/31-Regular Class
January 31st- Annual Celebration & Meeting—NOON!
Food, movie, games and fun provided for kids!
Serving: We will be putting together Care kits for those in need in February. Start bringing in granola bars, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, water, gift cards for groceries, hand warmers, small soaps, small deodorants