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July 31, 2023

RMYM Summer Gathering is THIS weekend, August 4-6 at Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park. For more information, please go to www.rmym.org. There will be activities for adults, youth, and children. David Williams will be the conference speaker.

 

We appreciate the coffee and donuts after the worship service each Sunday. Sue and Doug Dawson need a little help as they will not be available on these dates: October 8, 15, and 29. If you are willing to volunteer for any of these Sundays, please contact Sue or Doug.

 

The Life Group that meets on Saturday mornings will begin a new study of Dallas Willard’s, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23. Willard shows us what it means to live without fear, in contentment, peace, and security. The study begins August 12 at 10:30 AM at Mary Heathman’s home, Please contact either Susan Eisenhower or Mary know if you plan on coming so we can have enough chairs set up! Susan can order you a book if needed.

 

Pen Friends—We will be distributing cards to our Pen Friends in August. Cards are distributed to several local

senior nursing communities and others confined to their homes. We need about 300 cards by August 13. The cards should be “Thinking of You” and encouragement cards. We greatly appreciate your help with this. The cards can be placed in the two boxes on the table in the foyer. If you have any questions, please contact Terry Semones. Thank you.

Volleyball is played in the church gym on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. We will be playing again August 14 at 6:45 PM. Anyone high school age or older is welcome.

 

Men’s Ministry Breakfast is on the 4th Saturday of each month. All men are invited to join us on August 26 at 8:30 AM in the church parlor. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi.

 

Summer Prayer Times—On one Saturday a month during the summer, there will be a time of designated prayer in different host homes. The next one will be August 26, 4:00-7:00 PM, at Sarah Dawson’s home. RSVP appreciated.

 

It is time to register for RMYM Women’s Retreat, September 15-17 at Quaker Ridge in Woodland Park. You can go to rmym.org for more information and to register. All women are encouraged to attend.

 

AWANA is beginning soon! It’s hard to believe we’re about through July and heading into Back-To-School season…yikes!  Or yay for some of us parents. :)

      As sad as the close of summer is for some, I’m excited because it means it’s almost time for AWANA!!!!!   We plan to start back on September 6, just a few weeks away!!!

      We had such a wonderful time last year and I’d like to personally invite you to serve in this wonderful children’s ministry.  We need YOU; not to just be a warm body or fill a spot, but to throw your heart and soul into this ministry for the next generation.  As Paul put it:  “…Don’t hold back.  Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.”  (1 Corinthians 15:58 MSG)

      Words can’t describe how much my heart has been touched by being apart of the AWANA program.  We have the glorious opportunity to teach, share and testify to the love of Jesus Christ to dozens of kids every single week!  How awesome is that!  Some of the kids come with a strong church foundation and know who Jesus is, some have made the most important decision of their lives and have asked Him into their hearts, and for some of them it’s the only time they hear about Jesus.  We get to be apart of all of that!  Oh, how it makes my heart sing! 

      I’m calling you to come join the team!  Come be disciples raising up the next generation of disciples! 

“Therefore go and make disciples…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19,20 NIV)

      I’m going to conduct 2 different training sessions at the end of August for our current team and anyone that would like to join this awesome team.  Once I have the dates solidified, I’ll get them in the bulletin. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Heather Carlson

July 11, 2023

Drive-In Movie Night! Friday, July 21 in the church parking lot! The movie UP will begin at sunset which is about 8:30 PM. Worship music will play before the movie!

     Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, and drinks! Set up in front, or open your car to hear the movie! Popcorn and drinks will be provided! Come join us and bring your friends!

      This is a neighborhood invited event. Volunteers to make the event happen are needed! Please text Cassi if you can help.

 

Men’s Ministry Breakfast, Saturday, July 22 at 8:30 AM in the church parlor. All men are invited to join in this time of food, fellowship, and faith. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi.

 

Summer Prayer Times—On one Saturday a month during the summer, from 4:00-7:00 PM, there will be a time of designated prayer in different host homes. The next one will be July 22 at Max and Connie’s home in Wheat Ridge. RSVP appreciated.

 

Volleyball is played in the church gym on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. We will be playing again July 24 at 6:45 PM. Anyone high school age or older is welcome to join us.

 

The DFC Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25 in the church parlor. A light meal will be served at 6:00 PM with the meeting starting at 6:30. Everyone is invited to join in the business of the church.

 

Family Sunday—Whenever there is a fifth Sunday in the month, DFC has a Family Sunday. Things are a little different on Family Sunday, plus we have a potluck dinner! YOU are welcome to join us on July 30 for our next Family Sunday.

 

Christian Literature and Bibles—Mary Ford is collecting Christian literature and Bibles. Please place your donations in the bin in front of the library window or talk to Mary.

 

RMYM Summer Gathering registration is now available at rmym.org. EVERYONE is invited to attend Summer Gathering at Quaker Ridge Camp (Woodland Park, CO) August 4-6. There will be activities for adults, youth and children. David Williams will be the conference speaker. Enjoy the ropes course, archery, riflery, hiking, basketball, volleyball, human foosball, ping pong, and God’s beautiful scenery!

     Lodging -$0 (donations accepted). Meal costs: adults-$50, children (ages 4-11)-$25.

 

Coffee and donuts? Or bread and water? Sue and Doug Dawson need volunteers to do the coffee and donuts for our fellowship time following the worship service on these Sundays: August 6, 27, October 8, 15, and 29. If you are willing, please contact Doug and Sue.

 

The Life Group that meets on Saturday mornings will begin a new study of Dallas Willard’s, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23. Willard shows us what it means to live without fear, in contentment, peace, and security. The study begins August 12 at 10:30 AM at Mary Heathman’s home. Please let either Susan Eisenhower or Mary know if you plan on coming so we can have enough chairs set up! Susan can order you a book if needed.

 

Quaker Chicks are in charge of the Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting Friends Women Retreat this year. They are gearing up for retreat planning. If you would like to see some photos of items on their wish list for retreat decorating, please contact the church office and Jan will send you some photos. Please contact Heather Carlson if you see something you would like to donate.

     Auction Reminder-It’s time to start crafting, Ladies! The silent auction is a long standing tradition at Women's Retreat. Funds from the auction this year will be directed to two different areas available through EFM; Pregnancy Care and A Tailoring Shop.

 

DFC Ball Drumming has resumed! We are drumming at 10:30 AM every Tuesday in the gym (not July 4). Full brain, body work out for any age or level of ability. Equipment provided. All ages welcome. Please enter through the Eliot St. doors.

Upcoming Events

Drive-In Movie Night at DFC—July 21

Men’s Prayer Breakfast—July 22, 8:30 AM

Summer Prayer Time—July 22, 4:00-7:00 PM, Chambers’ home

Volleyball—July 24, 6:45 PM

DFC Business Meeting—July 25, 6:00 PM

Youth Game Day—July 29

Family Sunday—July 30

Family Sunday All-Church Potluck Dinner—July 30, 12:15 PM

RMYM Summer Gathering—August 3-6

Youth Lock-In—August 11

Faith Day at the Rockies—August 20

Women’s Retreat—September 15-17

 

 

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