NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for September 23, 2018

Come Get a Burrito Today
Come to the Fireside Area to get a freshly made breakfast burrito. We offer both pork sausage and vegetarian.  Proceeds go toward the Russia Initiative, which is helping to support a church in Russia.
New Faith Formation Class
Join us for the third session of Living the Questions 2 tomorrow (Monday) morning from 10:00 until 11:30, led by Ben and Karrel Stevens, in the Chapel (Room 34). The class will be titled “Thinking Theologically”.  The class sessions are individual topics, so join us anytime.

SACKS for SATKA (Russia)
Rocky Mountain Russia Initiative will be collecting your “unwanted treasures” from October 6-14.    Please use a tall kitchen bag to put those treasures in, mark them for Satka, and put them in the collection area by the SW doors.  We receive $1.00 per bag from ARC.  This money will be used for our partner church in Satka, Russia.    For further information you may contact Don Currier (719) 338-8855.

Fun Day Thank You
The annual Neighborhood Fun Day was a great success. We had a great turnout from the community.  Thanks to all the volunteers who entertained the children with games and to those who set up and cleaned up. Special thanks to David Erickson and the men’s group for cooking, Boy Scouts for bounce house monitoring, Youth Group for snow cones/popcorn, UMW for the cake walk, and the Security Team. Thanks to Cindy Daniels for sign language instruction and Tami Toma for the music. We would especially like to thank Shauna and Butch Conner and Maxine Colvin, the ministry team that did all of the planning.

Attention King Soopers Shoppers!
First, thank you to everyone who has purchased reloadable King Soopers cards and are helping the church earn money! If you shop at King Soopers, why not stop by the office during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm) and pick up a $5 reloadable King Soopers card from Barb Kilbourne to be a part of this easy fundraiser? If you have a King Soopers card having a zero balance and you haven’t recharged it for 90 days, the card will be inactive.  You will need to purchase a new one in order to continue to help the church.  

Mission Outreach Offering
The Mission Outreach Offering today will be dedicated to La Puente Home programs in the San Luis Valley.  This program provides food, shelter and advocates for the homeless and families in crisis throughout the area.  Please be a part of this Mission Outreach with your offering this morning.  Thank you!

Sign up for the Calvary 5K
Come to the Scrip table in the Fireside Area today to sign-up for the Calvary 5K on September 29.  This will  be a fun event you won’t want to miss! If you are interested in helping plan this,  please contact Tami Toma at 719-640-6870 or email:

Older Wiser Loving Senior Single (OWLS) September and October Activities
September 27 (Thursday) - The OWLs are planning on taking a drive to see the fall colors. We will leave the church at 9:30am, stop somewhere for lunch and plan to return around 3:00pm. The route is yet to be determined. Please contact Lenee' Erickson by September 13 if you are interested in going because we need to make sure we have enough drivers and cars available. Her phone number is 719-528-6706 and email address is 
October 14 (Sunday) - Lunch at Olive Garden after church at 12:30 pm. The Olive Garden is located at 7815 N. Academy Blvd. Gather at the front door of the church after the 2nd service if you would like to carpool. Please call Marge Parrott at 417-350-6654 or email Lenee' Erickson at by October 7 if you would like to join the outing or have questions. We will be making reservations, so we appreciate your RSVP.

Collecting Food for Alamosa Food Bank
Non-perishable food will be collected in the Fireside Area for the Alamosa Food Bank during the month of September.  Items needed:  peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, high protein food, permanent markers, quart and gallon size  baggies, and food safe gloves.  When you bring any of these items during the week, please place them in the marked tub at the south entrance to the church.  Thank you for your donations!

October Issue of “The Message” Available
Stop by the usher tables to pick up your copy of the October issue of “The Message”.  Email  November news articles to David Erickson at by October 15.

Copies of Prayer Calendar Available to Order
Did you know the 2019 Prayer Calendar will be read by United Methodist Women in America? The calendar includes scripture from The Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, pictures drawn by children, mission witness and focus and a list of active retired missionaries including their address, and much more.  The calendar will be available to anyone who would like a copy.  Jeanette Augenstein will be in the Fireside Area today and  October 14th to take your prepaid order for $15.00.  If you have questions or need further information, please call Jeanette  at (719) 598-4124.

Safety Team Volunteers Needed
The Calvary Safety Team is looking for a few new members to help provide for the safety of CUMC members and guests during church functions.  The commitment is for a few hours per month.  The team provides coverage for Sunday services and preschool as well as other functions such as the Neighborhood Fun Day and the craft fair.  We provide training and we have available positions for first and second Sunday service coverage, preschool coverage as well as a couple of positions for people to fill in as needed.  If you are interested in joining us or would like more information about the Safety Team, please contact Dick Wise at 510-8258 or or stop by the welcome desk.

Join the Upper Room Class
The Upper Room Class will be discussing the book Together at the Table Diversity Without Division in the United Methodist Church by Bishop Karen Oliveto. We will use the book as springboard for discussions about our faith in our daily lives.  We meet in Room 33 (off of Friendship Hall) at 9:45am. Please call, text or email Tom Saponas at or 331-6184 with questions.

Canning Jars Wanted
It's canning time of year!  Ann Heard is busily making jams, jellies, pickles, salsa and chutney for the craft fair coming up on November 3rd. If you bought jelly last year and/or have glass canning jars around your house  (16oz, 12 oz,  or 8oz) you'd like to get rid of, please bring them to the church and leave them on the counter in the kitchen. Thank you.

Sunday, September 23
Burrito Sunday
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for all Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
4:00    Disciple IV
4:00    Youth Group
5:30    Twelve on a Journey
6:15    Confirmation Class
Monday,  September 24
10:00  Monday Morning Study Group
1:30    Beth Moore Bible Study
6:30    Church Council
6:30    Adults with Aging Parents Caregivers
Tuesday, September 25
9:30    Crafty Ladies
3:00    Heartfriends
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
6:00    Preschool Parent Night
7:00    Al-Anon
7:00    Boy Scouts
Wednesday, September 26
10:00  Jeanette and Friends Sewing Bee
5:30    Women’s Cancer Support Group
6:00    Praise Team Rehearsal
Thursday, September 27
1:00    Cancer Kids Wig Making
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center   
6:30    Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30    First Place 4 Health
Friday, September 28
10:00  Jesus in the Gospels
Saturday, September 29 
10:00  Calvary 5K at Fox Run Park
Sunday, September 30
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for all Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
4:00    Disciple IV
4:00    Youth Group
5:30    Twelve on a Journey
6:15    Confirmation Class