July 12, 2021

FX Camps are happening NOW! Please keep the campers, counselors and staff in your prayers this week.

 

I will bless you...and you will be a blessing. Genesis 12:2 - We invite you to brighten the day of someone you do not know and to pray a blessing upon them. Join DFC’s Pen Friends Ministry to send cards to the elderly in three senior living residences in NW Denver. You can send one, several, or many cards. Additionally, you can help by donating your extra greeting cards to us. Drop your cards off in the box on the table in the church foyer before or on the deadline, THIS Sunday, July 18, 2021.

      Contact Margarita Jaramillo-Hall, for additional assistance. Thank you.

 

Men’s Ministry Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 24 at 8:30 AM in the church parlor. All men are invited to join us as we gather for food, prayer and fellowship. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi if you plan to attend.

 

No Parking - Due to repaving and striping, the DFC parking lot will be closed to vehicles from Wednesday-Friday, July 28-30.

 

RMYM Summer Gathering - August 5-8 at Quaker Ridge Camp, Woodland Park, CO. The event schedule and registration (online only) are available on the www.rmym.org website. There will be workshops of various interests, free-time activities, and even some work projects if you are so inclined. The work projects can go toward your RMYM Association commitment of time, if you choose.

      It really is good to get back to this time of family and fellowship. Please contact Merle at rmymoffice@gmail.com or 720-855-8727 with questions or other details.

 

Friends Women Retreat - September 17-19, Quaker Ridge Camp, Woodland Park.

     If you wish to stay in Ethel Clark, you can register on-line at http:www.neighborhoodfriends.org. Click on the “Events” icon and then again on “RMYM Women’s Retreat 2021” to register. If you register now there is a $10.00 discount but if you pay online there is an

 

$11.00 fee. You can use your credit/debit card or Pay Pal. The full balance is due September 1, 2021.

      If you wish to stay in Turner cabin, you will need to mail in your registration.

      Whichever dorm you stay in, you will need to mail in your information about roommates, allergies, or special needs to:

Neighborhood Friends Church

Attention: Retreat

9889 W.66th Ave. Arvada CO 8004

 

$160 for Ethel Clark Lodge – bedding and towels provided

$145 for Turner Dorm – no bedding or towels provided

The Community Prayer Stop  is up and running! Take a look at the boxes and signs on the north side of the building. There are two main ways you can volunteer: 1) We could use more volunteers to collect the prayer requests or 2) You may sign up to be a prayer warrior for our neighborhood needs as the requests come in. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer or you can contact Mary Ford for more information.

 

Volunteer position available - Ministry Development Committee is seeking someone willing to be the Assistant Recording Clerk at our DFC Business Meetings. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jerry Lemons.

 

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program based on Christian principals. They meet at 5:00 PM on Sundays in the sanctuary.

      Extra volunteers will be needed beginning September 12 to help set-up tables and chairs, tear down, and help with meals before the Sunday CR meetings. For more information or if you would like to help, please contact Michelle Cordean.

 

Al-Anon - If you know of anyone who struggles with another person’s drinking or drugs, please suggest they join us at 7:00 PM in room 204 on Tuesday nights. Contact Marlene Pittman for more information or questions.

 

June 21, 2021

Youth Camping Trip - We will leave for the camp-ground THIS Friday, June 25 and return in the afternoon on Sunday. There is a small cost of $10 per person to help with the cost of renting the camp sites and to buy food. However, if you are not able to make that payment, let me know and we can work something out! I will need to know if your child has any medications or allergies and if your youth will be in need of a tent, sleeping bag or any other camping items. Please contact Aaron V. (fdfcyouth@gmail.com for more information.

     Please remember to bring your completed permission form with you when we meet at the church this Friday to leave on the trip.

Men’s Ministry Breakfast will be held THIS Saturday, June 26 at 8:30 AM in the church parlor. All men are invited to join us as we gather for food, prayer and fellowship. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi so we know how to prepare.

 

Camp Registrations - You can now register your child/ren for camp at www.rmymyouth.com. Junior, Middle School and High School Camps will all be held July 11-17 at Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO.

The Community Prayer Stop is now available to our DFC community. There are two main ways you can volunteer: 1) We could use more volunteers to collect the prayer requests or 2) You may sign up to be a prayer warrior for our neighborhood needs as the requests come in. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer or you can contact Mary Ford or Terry Semones for more information.   

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program based on Christian principals. They meet at 5:00 PM on Sundays in the sanctuary.  Extra volunteers will be needed

beginning September 12 to help set-up tables and chairs, tear down, and help with meals before the Sunday CR meetings. For more information or if you would like to help, please contact Michelle Cordean.

 

Cans for camp - Friends Women continue to collect empty cans for camp scholarships. There is a large trash can between the two double doors of the foyer for your donations. Thank you.

 

Life Groups -There are several Life Groups (small groups) that meet around the Denver area. If you are interested in attending one of these groups, please call the church office and we can tell you where these groups are meeting.

At our June DFC Business Meeting the CE Committee proposed a mission statement for our youth ministry program which was affirmed and approved. It reads:

“Denver Friends Church youth ministry exists to train, equip, engage, and inspire the next generation to live Christ-centered lives in the real world.”

 

      It is evident that God is at work within our congregation, drawing our attention and hearts towards our children and teen ministries. The question now is how does God want us to pursue this mission statement as a congregation? We spent much of our time at the DFC Business Meeting praying and brainstorming as to how we can do just that! Some of our ideas were:

developing mentor/prayer partnerships with our adults and teens, having more inter-generational events and service projects to bring our adults and youth together, being more intentional about involving our youth in Sunday worship service, increasing the hours and expanding the job description of our youth pastor position, and many more. 

      We now need your help! A task force is being formed to develop a list of ways in which we will pursue this new youth ministry mission statement together. If you would like to be a part of it, please reach out to Ruth M’Gonigle or Karen Burgi, CE co-chairs. Also, we need you to  pray! Pray that God will lead us clearly, and we will follow Him boldly as a community of believers.

 

Sharing Kindness Is Priceless - Pen Friends (PF) is our pen pal outreach to our elderly NW neighbors living in Senior Residences. Sharing God's love through our greeting cards is priceless to those that are often forgotten. This ministry needs you! PF has been successful only because of DFC volunteers. We have Encouragement, Inspiration, and  Thinking of You cards available to all PF volunteers, if you are interested in participating. Please contact Margarita Jaramillo-Hall to learn more. Thank you.

 

Al-Anon - If you know of anyone who struggles with another person’s drinking or drugs, please suggest they join us at 7:00 PM in room 204 on Tuesday nights. Contact Marlene Pittman for more information or questions.

 

Friends Drumming has resumed in the gym two days a week. Monday’s are at 11:00 AM and Saturday’s are at 10:00 AM. We will also continue to Zoom the

activity. Contact Mary Ford for more information. 

 

 

June 8, 2021

FX Camp physicals will be held THIS SUNDAY, June 13 from 11:15 AM-12:30 PM at Denver Friends. All campers, counselors, and staff are required to have a physical before camp begins. This is your opportunity to get a camp physical for free!

 

Youth Camping Trip - We will be leaving for the camp-ground on Friday, June 25 and will be back in the afternoon on Sunday. Deadline to sign up your youth for the trip is  THIS SUNDAY, June 13. There will be a small cost of $10 per person to help with the cost of renting the camp sites and to buy food. However, if you are not able to make that payment, let me know and we can work something out!

     I will need to know if your child has any medications or allergies and if your youth will be in need of a tent, sleeping bag, or any other camping items. Please contact Aaron V. fdfcyouth@gmail.com) for more information and to register.

 

ALL Ladies Salad Luncheon  (young and old) - All  ladies are invited to a salad luncheon on Saturday, June 19 at NOON. The purpose is to fellowship and enjoy each other. Bring a favorite salad, if you would like. Paper products and beverages will be provided by Friends Women. Our luncheon will be held in the church parlor and we look forward to seeing a large group of ladies in attendance. Come join us!  

Men’s Ministry Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 8:30 AM in the church parlor. All men are invited to join us as we gather for food, prayer and fellowship. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi so we know how to prepare.

 

Camp Counselors Needed - We need counselors for Junior Camp (4th grade thru 6th), Middle school (6th thru 8th) and Senior High (9th thru 12th). You need to have a love for Christ and the desire to share Him with campers. Call or email Autumn Keith with questions.

 

Camp Registrations - You can now register your child/ren for camp at www.rmymyouth.com. Junior, Middle School and High School Camps will all be held July 11-17 at Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO.

 

Help needed - Sarah Dawson is seeking some assistance after her hip replacement surgery on June 22. Overnight help might be needed on June 30 and she is likely to be needing some help during the day from July 1 through possibly July 12. Please give her a call if you would consider helping. Thanks.

The Community Prayer Stop will be avail-able soon. We could still use more volunteers to collect the prayer requests. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer or you can contact Mary Ford.    

      Mary would like to meet with the volunteers for a short meeting following the worship gathering on Sunday, June 20.

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program based on Christian principals. They meet at 5:00 PM on Sundays in the sanctuary.

      Extra volunteers will be needed beginning September 12 to help set-up tables and chairs, tear down, and help with meals before the Sunday CR meetings. For more information or if you would like to help, please contact Michelle Cordean.

 

Sharing Kindness Is Priceless - Pen Friends (PF) is our pen pal outreach to our elderly NW neighbors living in

Senior Residences. Sharing God's love through our greeting cards is priceless to those that are often forgotten. This ministry needs you! PF has been successful only because of DFC volunteers. We have Encouragement, Inspiration, and Thinking of You cards available to all PF volunteers, if you are interested in participating. Please contact Margarita Jaramillo-Hall to learn more. Thank you.

 

Al-Anon - If you know of anyone who struggles with another person’s drinking or drugs, please suggest they join us at 7:00 PM in room 204 on Tuesday nights. Contact Marlene Pittman for more information or questions.

 

Friends Drumming has resumed in the gym two days a week. Monday’s are at 11:00 AM and Saturday’s are at 10:00 AM. We will also continue to Zoom the

activity. Contact Mary Ford for more information. 

 

 

May 25, 2021

Business Meeting date change - The regularly scheduled DFC Business Meeting has been changed from May 25 to June 1. TBD whether it will still be Zoom or in-person.

 

Celebrating our Graduates - We are planning to celebrate our graduates on Sunday, June 6! If you have a graduate in your house (high school, college, graduate school), please contact the church office with the following information: name, school, degree, future plans, and a picture.

 

Rally Day/Graduation Sunday/Carpenter’s - On June 6 we will be celebrating our graduates, promoting students, kicking off summer, and enjoying a visit from Brad and Chelsea Carpenter and family! Following church, there will be a picnic (at the church) with food provided. Please RSVP to the church office by June 1 so we have a count for food.

 

Free Camp Physicals - Camp physicals will be held on Sunday, June 13 from 11:15 AM-12:30 PM at Denver Friends. All campers, counselors, and staff are required to have a physical before camp begins. This is your opportunity to get a camp physical for free!

 

Youth Camping Trip - We will be leaving for the camp-ground on Friday, June 25 and will be back in the afternoon on Sunday. Deadline to sign up your youth for the trip is June 13th. There will be a small cost of $10 per person to help with the cost of renting the camp sites and to buy food. However, if you are not able to make that payment, let me know and we can work something out!

     I will need to know if your child has any medications or allergies and if your youth will be in need of a tent, sleeping bag or any other camping items. Please contact Aaron (fdfcyouth@gmail.com ) for more information and to register.

 

Camp Counselors Needed - We need counselors for Junior Camp (4th grade thru 6th), Middle school (6th thru 8th) and Senior High (9th thru 12th). You need to have a love for Christ and the desire to share Him with campers. Call or email Autumn Keith with questions.

 

Camp Registrations - You can now register your child/ren for camp at www.rmymyouth.com. Junior, Middle School and High School Camps will all be held July 11-17 at Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO.

 

Greeters needed - We are looking for people who would like to be Greeters on Sunday mornings. Greeters are on the schedule for a month at a time. Available months are September, October, December 2021 and January, February and April 2022. Please contact Kaye Ellis if you are interested in volunteering.

 

Changes to Friends and Neighbors - Now that we are meeting again on Sundays and having a bulletin, the Friends and Neighbors will return to a twice a month publication rather than weekly. If you are still not attending the Sunday services but would like the weekly news, contact the church office and we can mail or email you a bulletin. If you would like to get the newsletter through the mail twice a month, we can do that. Please let us know in the church office (303-455-7604).

Thanks to everyone for your help on the yard sale.  It was definitely a community effort! The Quaker Chicks raised over $1250 and the Friends Women $450 for missions! If you missed us this time around, look for us again in the fall!

 

Sharing Kindness Is Priceless - Pen Friends (PF) is our pen pal outreach to our elderly NW neighbors living in

Senior Residences. Sharing God's love through our greeting cards is priceless to those that are often forgotten. This ministry needs you! PF has been successful only because of DFC volunteers. We have Encouragement, Inspiration, and Thinking of You cards available to all PF volunteers, if you are interested in participating. Please contact Margarita Jaramillo-Hall majarahall@gmail.com to learn more. Thank you.

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program based on Christian Principals. They meet at 5:00 PM on Sundays. For more information, contact Michelle Cordean. 

 

Al-Anon - If you know of anyone who struggles with another person’s drinking or drugs, please suggest they join us at 7:00 PM in room 204 on Tuesday nights. Contact Marlene Pittman for more information or questions.

 

Friends Drumming has resumed in the gym two days a week. Monday’s are at 11:00 AM and Saturday’s are at 10:00 AM. No Wednesday drumming. We will also continue to Zoom the activity. Contact Mary Ford for more information.

 

Mark your 2021 calendars

*FX Camps. July 12-17

  Quaker Ridge Camp, Woodland Park, CO​

*RMYM Summer Gathering, August 5-8

  Quaker Ridge Camp​

*RMYM Women's Retreat, September 17-19,  Quaker Ridge Camp

 

Needmeeter

FREE: Mint starters for your garden. I have a lot of mint that needs moved from my garden. Yummy mint tea! Let me know if you would like some. Judy Van Meter at budnjudyr1@q.com.

NEED: Twin mattress. Contact Patty Pyell at pattypyell@comcast.net

FOR SALE: Oak pedestal table and six chairs. The antique oak table is 45" in diameter and has three 10" leaves to extend  and can seat 10. Four chairs are matching pressed back chairs and the other two are oak also with a different design but same size. Very good condition. $200 for all. Call Kay Burgi if interested.  

FOR SALE: 10x12 gazebo with privacy shades and mosquito netting. There is one roof piece that broke and we got a replacement one. We have a brand new canopy that hasn't even been opened yet. The privacy curtains have some sun damage, but still zip up, aren't ripped, and hold out rain. Brand new it retails for $600. We are asking $400. It comes with all the hardware you need and the instruction book to assemble it. Please contact Aaron Vanderploeg at fdfcyouth@gmail.com.

 

If you have anything to give away or to sell, or you are in need of something, we would be happy to put your item/ items in the Needmeeter. Please contact the church office at 303-455-7604.

 

May 10, 2021

The CrossTrainers Class has begun a hybrid class with a new book, “Basic Christianity” by John Stott. All are welcome to join us after the Worship Gathering on Sundays in Room 202 or on our Microsoft Teams link (contact Karen  Burgi for the link). 

 

Friends Women - Men and women are encouraged to attend the Friends Women meeting THIS Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 PM in the parlor. We will be exploring more about D for D, and then have our business meeting. Those who wish to leave before the business meeting are free to do so. 

Men’s Ministry Breakfast will be held Saturday, September 22 at 8:30 AM. All you need to bring is your mask! Please RSVP to Phil Burgi  (philipburgi@aol.com).

Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Saturday, May 22, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM—This is a major fund raiser for Quaker Chicks and Friends Women to support our projects throughout the year.

     As you put aside your no-longer-needed treasures, it will help if you can price them (with a garage sale price). Books and clothes do not need to be priced. We cannot take stuffed furniture, mattresses, televisions, or computer monitors. Take advantage of the opportunity to clean out those closets!

 

FX Camp scholarship opportunity - Junior campers (or older campers) who were not able to participate in Pie Social but still would like to raise scholarship money for camp, are invited to help at the Quaker Chicks Yard Sale on May 22nd.  If you are interested in signing up for an hour or two of work, please contact Terry Semones for available times. Children under 12 will need to be accompanied by a parent.

 

Camp Counselors needed -  We need counselors for Junior Camp (4th grade thru 6th), Middle school (6th thru 8th) and Senior High (9th thru 12th). You need to have a love for Christ and the desire to share Him with campers. Call or email Autumn Keith with questions.

 

Camp Registrations - You can now register your child/ren for camp at www.rmymyouth.com. Junior, Middle School and High School Camps will all be held July 11-17 at Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO.

 

Greeters needed - We are looking for people who would like to be Greeters on Sunday mornings. Greeters are on the schedule for a month at a time. Available months are September, October, December 2021 and January, February and April 2022. Please contact Kaye Ellis if you are interested in volunteering.

 

DFC Business Meeting date change - The regularly scheduled DFC Business Meeting has been changed from May 25 to June 1. TBD whether it will be Zoom or in-person.

 

Changes to Friends and Neighbors - Now that we are meeting again on Sundays and having a bulletin, the Friends and Neighbors newsletter will return to a twice a month publication rather than weekly. If you are still not attending the Sunday services but would like the weekly news, contact the church office and we can mail or email you a bulletin. If you would like to get the newsletter through the mail twice a month, we can do that. Please let us know in the church office (303-455-7604).

Celebrating our Graduates - We are planning to celebrate our graduates on Sunday, June 6! If you have a graduate in your house (high school, college, graduate school), please contact the church office (firstdenverfrie1@qwestoffice.net or 303-455-7604) with the following information: name, school, degree, future plans, and a picture.

 

Thank you! - Could not have made it through the loss of Mom without your love, prayers, and support! Thank you all for years of love!

                                            Robin and Kathy Frakes

 

Pen Friends Update - The mandatory social restrictions that the COVID pandemic created has been difficult for everyone. Many senior living communities continue to remain on lockdown. Yet, good has come out of this situation. The Lord paved a path for Pen Friends volunteers to seize the opportunity to check on hundreds of shut-in elderlies in three assisted living residences in northwest Denver. Relational bridges are developing with these neighbors we did not know before the pandemic. A Mary Crest Serenity resident writes, “Dear Denver Friends, Thank you for the many cheerful Easter wishes, the '3:16, The Numbers of Hope' (gospel tract) and the surprising joke (bookmark)! It was nice to be remembered. May God bless all of you. With love and best regards, C.R."

      We are grateful to Cathy Sheehan, Bev Little and Kathryn Clemenson for contributing greeting cards to Pen Friends. We will use them in our next mailing in mid-summer. We will happily accept your unused encouragement, inspiration or thinking of you, greeting cards, envelope seals of flowers, hearts, animals, etc. We would also welcome you to join us to fill out greeting cards to seniors; just leave them at the church on the table in the foyer or leave them at Margarita Jaramillo-Hall’s house any time before mid-July, the deadline to be determined. Feel free to contact her.

 

Youth Camping Trip - Hello, everyone! The warmer weather is finally here and many of us are making, or have already made, plans for this summer. I want to take this time to tell you about a youth camping trip that I am planning for this summer!

     On the weekend of the 26th of June, I am planning a youth camping trip to a campground in Wyoming. It is roughly a two and a half hour drive from the church. The plan is to leave on Friday afternoon, be there all day Saturday, and come back on Sunday the 27th. We will be doing tent camping for the time we are there. There is no electricity and no running water, so it will be a weekend to enjoy the outdoors and each other! The main activity we will do while there is an afternoon of hiking. There is a trail that goes up the side of a mountain. Once we are at the top, we will get to enjoy a beautiful view for miles around!

      This email is to let everyone know of this trip so they can get it on their calendars. More information will be sent out about this camping trip in the coming weeks. One thing to be thinking about is if you have any camping materials like tents or sleeping bags that we could borrow, if needed, for the weekend. There will be a deadline of June 8th to sign up for this camping trip so I have time to make sure I have enough supplies and chaperones for everyone that wants to go.

     This is a trip that was planned last year and cancelled due to Covid. There was a lot of interest and excitement for the camping trip last year, so I am expecting the same this year! 

Thanks, everyone!

Aaron Vanderploeg

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program based on Christian Principals. They meet at 5:00 PM on Sundays. For more information, contact Michelle Cordean. 

 

Al-Anon - If you know of anyone who struggles with another person’s drinking or drugs, please suggest they join us at 7:00 PM in room 204 on Tuesday nights. Contact Marlene Pittman for more information or questions.

AWANA meets at 6:00 PM every Wednesday at DFC. PARENTS, if you are interested in having your K-5/6th graders attend, you can register your child online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSKHGn1AEWXYeDwCGScVdD4PRkOKbMfalBJUvskUZlz4S5Ng/viewform?usp=sf_link

        Our prayer for this ministry is that all children and youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Friends Drumming has resumed in the gym two days a week. Monday’s are at 11:00 AM and Saturday’s are at 10:00 AM. We will also continue to Zoom the

activity on Mondays (11:00 AM), Wednesdays (11:00 AM) and Saturdays (10:00 AM).  Contact Mary Ford for more information.