June 6, 2022

Rally Day THIS Sunday, June 12! Come celebrate our DFC graduates and our children being promoted! 9:30 AM

 

Fx Camp Physicals this Sunday, June 12—11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Dr. Katie Anderson will be providing physicals to kids who plan to attend camp.

     For more information on camp and a link to the camp registration site, go to www.rmymyouth.com. Questions? Call or email Karen Burgi.

 

Rally Day Potluck Picnic! Following the Christian Education classes THIS Sunday, June 12 the whole church is invited to celebrate our graduates and promotions with a potluck picnic in our parking lot. We will be providing shade canopies, but bring food to share and chairs. 

 

Prayer with the staff—You are invited to come pray with the staff. We pray for the church, each other, and our staff on Mondays at 9:00 AM in the church office.

 

Volleyball is played on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in the church gym. Anyone high school age or older is welcome to join us for a few games. We will be playing again on Monday, June 13, 6:45 PM.

 

Monday Micro-Workday—There will be a Micro-Workday on June 20 from 3:00-5:00 PM at DFC. Come join in the maintenance of our church building. All skill levels needed.

Men’s Ministry Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 8:30 AM in the church parlor. All men are invited to join in the fellowship, prayer and food. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi.

 

Our condolences to Elena Millican on the loss of her brother. Please continue to pray for Elena as she grieves her loss

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Congratulations to Jianna Walker (daughter of Carl and Melissa Walker) and Adán Pombo Torres on their marriage, May 27, in Spain.

 

It is necessary to replace the church boiler. This will cost $62,000. We are installing a high efficiency unit that will lower our fuel consumption considerably. Gifts to help cover this unbudgeted item will be gratefully received. Last fall the boiler in the office failed and our congregation responded generously. There was even some surplus which we saved for what we knew might be coming.

 

Fx Camp Registration. Go to https://www.rmymyouth.com/ for more information and a link to the registration site. Questions? Call or email Karen Burgi.  Camp dates are July 11-16, 2022.

 

Library Box—Don’t forget to check the library box on the church fence facing 46th Ave. If anyone wants to add books to it or take books from it, feel free, Books should have Christian or healthy content representative of our faith.

Summer Adult Christian Education Classes—There will be new adult CE classes for you to join this summer! All of the regular adult classes will be meeting with the addition of these two classes.

· Everything You Need to Know—Start date, June 5 (4-6 weeks)

                 Teacher: Dottie Paul

                 Genesis Chapter 1—11

· End Times—Start date, July 17 (6 weeks)

                 Teacher: Doug Holcombe

Revelations, Ezekiel, and Daniel

 

No extra materials necessary, just your Bible. Quarterlies are already here. Watch for Growing Young in the fall.

     

Mystery Meals are being done a bit differently this year in that you can plan or attend a meal anytime between now and September 30. If you would like to host a meal, there is a form on the table in the foyer for you to fill out. It

includes information such as your name, address, the date of your meal and what you will serve. Please turn this form into Mary Ford.

     For those wishing to purchase a meal, a calendar is posted in the library

window showing available meals and their menus.

     No one is to know who is hosting a meal or who is attending your meal if you are a host. THAT is the MYSTERY! If you are attending a meal, you will be given the address the day of your scheduled meal.

 

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 the church parlor on Tuesday nights. Contact Marlene Pittman for more information.

 

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program based on Christian principals. They meet at 6:00 PM on Fridays in the sanctuary. For more information or if you would like to help with this program, please contact Michelle Cordean.

 

Community Prayer Stop (CPS) volunteers—As life changes have occurred, I know there are changes to people’s ability and desire to volunteer to either check the prayer box once a month or to pray for the requests that are submitted. Therefore, new sign up sheets are on the table in the foyer. Prayerfully consider how you can serve in this ministry to our church neighborhood. Speak with Mary Ford if you have any questions or want her to place your name on a list. Also, be sure to request your name be removed or changed to a different time if that is the case. Thank you.  

Mary for Missions and Outreach Committee

 

 

 

May 17, 2022

Our next A-Z Generational Dinner will be THIS Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 PM in the parlor. Everyone is invited to meet our DFC youth and their parents, as well as the AWANA kids and their parents. The May meal has been prepared by the DFC youth with guidance from a professional chef. Please RSVP to the church office (303-455-7604).

 

Men's Retreat is this weekend, May 20-22 at Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO. It will be a low key program. There will be activities, possibly small work projects, and some devotional times. We are hoping for a relaxing, relational retreat. The cost is $131 for the weekend. Rooms will be shared, possibly in Clark Lodge, as there won't be enough rooms available for single rooms. Please contact Bud Van

Meter for more info or to register.

 

Friends Women are meeting at 1:00 PM THIS Saturday, May 21. Mary Ford will be presenting Samaritan’s Purse. Women and men are invited from young to 105!

Quaker Ridge Workday—We had such an awesome turnout for our last volunteer day. We thank each and every one of you for coming out!! We are in the final push before summer and we are asking for help once again! We are going to have one more volunteer day on Saturday, May 21, 8:30 AM –3:00 PM. We have a list of things that we really need to get done before summer camps arrive. We are happy to serve you food/ water/ snacks and a smile. If you can make it, we would love to have you! We have jobs for every skill level.

 

Calling all DFC women! We are having a planning meeting for the 2023 RMYM Friends Women Retreat THIS Sunday, May 22 after the CE hour. Bring a lunch and join us in the parlor.

 

Our DFC Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24 in the church parlor. A light dinner will be served at 6:00 with the meeting following at 6:30.

 

Men’s Ministry Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 8:30 AM. All men are invited to join us for prayer, food, and fellowship. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi.

 

Camp Physicals, June 12—Dr. Katie Anderson will be providing physicals to kids who plan to attend camp. Physicals will be given from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

 

Flower Garden—Are you willing to share a couple of hours of your time one day a week this summer to keep our flowers watered? If so, contact Jerry Lemons.

 

Fx Camp Registration is open for camp! Adults and youth that are planning to attend camp should get registered as soon as possible. Go to https://www.rmymyouth.com/ for more information and a link to the registration site.  

New boiler needed: It is necessary to replace the church boiler. The cost is $62,000. We are installing a high efficiency unit that will lower our fuel consumption considerably. Gifts to help cover this unbudgeted item will be gratefully received.

     Last fall the boiler in the office failed and our congregation responded generously. There was even some surplus which we saved for what we knew might be coming.                                       Thank you very much—Your Stewards Committee

 

Its graduation season! We want to know about any graduates from high school or college you have in your family so we can recognize them on Rally Day, June 12, 2022. Please let Ruth M’Gonigle or Jan Haley know before the end of May. We need: their name, name of the school or university, their degree, and a picture of them that you are proud to share. Congratulations!

 

Prayer with the staff—Join us at 9:00 AM every Monday in the church office to pray with the staff. We pray for our church, each other, and our staff.

 

Summer Adult Christian Education Classes—There will be new adult CE classes for you to join this summer! Here is the list of classes and their teachers. You can choose any class you would like to attend!

· Normal Quarterly—Vicki Savery and Phil Burgi

· Everything You Need to Know—Start date, June 5 (4-6 weeks)

Teacher: Dottie Paul

Genesis Chapter 1—11

· End Times—Start date, July 17 (6 weeks)

Teacher: Doug Holcombe

Revelations, Ezekiel, and Daniel

      No extra materials necessary, just your Bible. Quarterlies are already here. Watch for Growing Young in the fall.

     

Mystery Meals are being done a bit differently this year in that you can plan or attend a meal anytime between now and September 30. If you would like to host a meal, there is a form on the table in the foyer for you to fill out. It

includes information such as your name, address, the date of your meal and what you will serve. Please turn this form into Mary Ford.

     For those wishing to purchase a meal, a calendar is posted in the library

window showing available meals and their menus.

     No one is to know who is hosting a meal or who is attending your meal if you are a host. THAT is the MYSTERY! If you are attending a meal, you will be given the address the day of your scheduled meal.

Music Lessons at Denver Friends (DFC)

Denver Friends is offering two six-week sessions of music lessons. June 1- July 6 and July 20 - August 24. Students may sign up for one or both six-week sessions.

* Lessons will be 30 minutes.

* Cost is $10/30 minute lesson for kids and youth (ages 5-18). $60 for a six week session

* Cost is $15/30 minute lesson for adults. $90 for a six week session

* Payment is due at the beginning of the six week session (unless otherwise arranged)

* Lessons will be held at DFC on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 - 7:30 (depending on student and teacher availability)

* Make-up lessons for missed lessons will be arranged by student and teacher

* If you need an instrument, we may be able to help! If you can’t afford the price, let us know! We may be able to help!

 

Lessons offered

* Piano - Kay Burgi (both sessions)

* Keyboard - Halee Savery (both sessions)

* Acoustic Guitar - Mark Healton (1st session only), Carl Walker (both sessions)

* Ukulele - Mark Healton (1st session only), Carl Walker (both sessions)

* Electric Guitar - Carl Walker (both sessions)

* Bass Guitar - Carl Walker (both sessions)

* Digital Music Making/Editing - Carl Walker (both sessions)

* Voice - Halee Savery (both sessions)

* Djembe - Halee Savery (both sessions), Alli Jacks (both sessions)

* Drum set - Alli Jacks (both sessions)

 

Music Teachers

Kay Burgi has played the piano for many, many years and began playing in church at age 15. She has served as the DFC pianist over the years. She enjoys teaching and is available for beginning students.  

Mark Healton has played guitar for a great many years now. He learned to play in a less formal setting, sitting and playing behind another song leader in his youth group at Sacramento, CA Friends Church. Since then, his guitar has been an important tool for connecting with other people, and the Lord, through music.

     Mark fell in love with the ukulele during college - “You simply can't be unhappy while strumming one!” The best part about the ukulele is that if you learn it, you're more than halfway to learning guitar too! He looks forward to sharing his passion for guitar with you.

Alli Jacks has been a lover of music all her life. She is excited to share that passion with anyone who is interested in dabbling in some rhythm. Through the years, Alli has gathered fond memories of connecting with God, and with others, through music. She is eager to add to those experiences while teaching drums to kids and/or adults who want to open the door to that possible journey in their lives.

Halee Savery has taught music as a profession since 2003. She  taught elementary music for 13 years, performed in musical theatre and choral music in China, London and the US. She loves to teach private voice lessons! Halee is currently the music leader at DFC and will be teaching voice, djembe and keyboards this summer.

Carl Walker has played guitar and bass for well over 50 years. He has performed professionally in bands from London to Canada, San Francisco to Amarillo and many points between. He has written, recorded and produced hundreds of songs using digital music editing software. 

     Please contact Halee Savery if you have questions or would like to participate in this unique and fun opportunity! Our heart is to raise up a generation of worship leaders! Even if you never want to lead music up front, worship through music is accessible to anyone who desires to praise God, and who better to learn from than our own worship team at Denver Friends?

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 the church parlor on Tuesday nights. Contact Marlene Pittman for more information.

 

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program based on Christian principals. They meet at 6:00 PM on Fridays in the sanctuary. For more information or if you would like to help with this program, please contact Michelle Cordean.

 

 

May 2, 2022

Sarah Dawson’s piano students’ recital is THIS Saturday, May 7, 3:00 PM at Denver Friends Church. Three of the performers (Rebekah and Maelyn Savery, Sam Jarvis) are from our congregation. Also, Sarah Dawson’s Psalms for Soprano and Cello will be performed by Halee Savery and Kevin McFarland. This is a fun and heart warming event and you are all invited to come show your support.

 

Volleyball is played on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in the church gym. Anyone high school age or older is welcome to join us for a few games. Our next time to play will be May 9 at 6:45 PM.

 

It’s that time! Spring is a great time to clean out your closets and start collecting things for the Quaker Chicks and Friends Women Yard and Bake Sale scheduled for Saturday, May 14. It will help if you can price them (with a garage sale price). Books and clothes do not need to be priced. We cannot accept stuffed furniture, mattresses, televisions, or computer monitors. Take advantage of the opportunity to clean out those closets! All proceeds go towards missions.

 

Saturday Micro-Workday, May 14, 10:00 AM (or earlier) -noon. We can use willing hands to paint, rake, wire, wash, shovel, sweep, plumb, and things we haven’t thought of yet. We always have a good time in the process.

 

Junior Campers! Want to make money for camp? On May 14, you are welcome to help at the yard sale to raise money. Two hours of work for $100 towards camp! If you are under 12, you will need an adult to attend with you. You MUST contact Karen Burgi to get on the schedule. We have room for about 8 kids, so sign up soon.

 

Our next A-Z Generational Dinner will be Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 PM in the parlor. Everyone is invited to come to dinner and meet our DFC youth and their parents as well as the AWANA kids and their parents. The May meal has been prepared by the DFC youth.

Men's Retreat will be May 20-22 at Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO. It will be a low key program. There will be activities, possibly small work projects, and some devotional times. We are hoping for a relaxing, relational retreat.

     The cost is $131 for the weekend. Rooms will be shared, possibly in Clark Lodge, as there won't be enough rooms available for single rooms. Please contact Bud Van Meter for more information or to register.

 

Calling all DFC women! We are having a planning meeting for the 2023 Friends Women Retreat on Sunday, May 22 after the CE hour. Bring a lunch and join us in the parlor.

 

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

It is necessary to replace the church boiler. This will cost $62,000. We are installing a high efficiency unit that will lower our fuel consumption considerably. Gifts to help cover this unbudgeted item will be gratefully received. Last fall the boiler in the office failed and our congregation responded generously. There was even some surplus which we saved for what we knew might be coming.

     Thank you very much – your Stewards Committee

 

Fx Camp Registration is open for camp! Adults and youth that are planning to attend camp should get registered as soon as possible. Go to https://www.

rmymyouth.com/ for more information and a link to the registration site.  

      

Counselors are still needed for Fx Camp (July 11-16), especially men. If you have questions about registration or being a counselor for the week, please contact Karen Burgi.

 

Mystery Meals are being done a bit differently this year in that you can plan or attend a meal anytime between May 15 and September 30. If you would like

to host a meal, there is a form on the table in the foyer for you to fill out. It includes information such as your name, address, the date of your meal and what you will serve. Please turn this form into Mary Ford.

     For those wishing to purchase a meal, a calendar will be posted in the library window showing available meals and their menus.

     No one is to know who is hosting a meal or who is attending your meal if you are a host. THAT is the MYSTERY! If you are attending a meal, you will be given the address the day of your scheduled meal.

 

The DFC Pastoral Search Committee wants your help in order to ensure we have the full feel of the whole congregation. The link below will lead you to a questionnaire of what you feel the most important parts of a pastor's job are and we would love to hear from you. If you are struggling with the link, contact Jan in the church office (303-455-7604) and we will help you. We will also have computers set up in the foyer on Sunday, May 8 and Sunday, May 15. Members of the search committee are willing to come to you if you need help in person.

     Here is the link: https://forms.gle/gJ4u7Q522JzupyfFA

 

Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO is still in need of a NURSE and a LIFEGUARD from May 22– August 14 (or any of those weeks you could help). These are paid positions. Apply from the QRC website: www.quakerridgecamp.org. Click on “Employment>Summer Employment” and follow the directions from there. Questions? Contact Jason at director@quakerridgecamp.org or at 719-651-3126.

 

AWANA Volunteers needed – God is providing new kids nearly every week! We are excited to see the program growing, but we need additional teachers to allow us to have adequate help and supervision. Now is a great time to give AWANAs a try! Meet some great kids and you’ll learn more about the Bible with the kids. Contact Heather Carlson for more information.

 

Thank you for all the prayers, meals, calls, TLC, and cards when I lost my sister. Thanks for tending to Doug while I was out of town!        

     Doug and Sue Dawson

 

Dear Friends, we want to thank you for all of your prayers, phone calls, and food during our recent health problems. You made such a difference! What a blessing the DFC family is to us.   

      Jerry and Phyllis Lemons

 

April 11, 2022

A Calvary Remembrance Service will be held THIS THURSDAY, April 14, at 7:00 PM in the church  parlor. This is a time of contemplating the cross through Scripture, silence, and sharing the elements.

 

Passion of the Cross—You are invited to watch The Passion of the Christ movie at 7:00 PM THIS FRIDAY night, April 15 in the church parlor.

 

He is risen! He is risen indeed! EASTER FEAST has returned. Join us for the feast of all feasts and the celebration of all celebrations! We will meet together THIS SATURDAY April 16 at 5:00 PM to celebrate our risen Lord! Bring a couple of your favorite dishes to share in a huge pot luck meal with each other as we celebrate.

 

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 5th grade during the Easter Feast THIS SATURDAY, April 16 (after the kids have eaten, of course). So kids, be sure and bring your Easter basket!

 

 

Volunteers are needed for Easter Feast to help with putting the food on the tables and working in the kitchen from 4:00 to 5:30 PM before the meal this Saturday. If you can help, please contact Judy Van Meter.

    

EFM Easter Offering—The Evangelical Friends Mission Offering this Easter goes towards the Luke 10 initiative. Year two of the Five-Year Goal has begun. The goal is to send ten new missionary households to five new fields by 2025. An offering will be taken at DFC on Easter morning.

 

Men’s Ministry Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 at 8:30 AM. All men are invited to attend for fellowship, food, and prayer. Please RSVP to Phil Burgi.

 

The next A-Z Generational Dinner will be held Wednesday, April 20, at 5:30 PM. We want to encourage you to get acquainted with our DFC youth, the AWANA kids, and their parents. Please RSVP to the church office at 303-455-7604.

 

Are you willing? Christian Education Committee would like to give the adult Sunday School teachers a break this summer. If you have a subject or book (ie: a certain book of the Bible, finances, family, marriage, etc.) that you would be willing to teach, please contact Suzanne Holcombe.

 

Friends Women Mystery meals are returning with a twist. More information will be coming but be thinking about whether you would like to host a meal. You can pick anytime from May 1 - August 31.