From:                              Katriena Knights []

Sent:                               Monday, April 18, 2016 11:30 AM

To:                                   Office, Deer Park UMC

Subject:                          DPUMC Monday Update April 18,2016


Deer Park United Methodist Church

Weekly Update

April 18, 2016


On Sunday, our services were canceled due to 2-3 FEET of snow throughout the area. I hope everyone stayed safe and warm at home until the storm passed.


We’ll see you again this Sunday, and I hope you each have a very safe and blessed week!



Services canceled




Prayers for all those traveling this week as not just snow but severe thunderstorms impact parts of the country.



BIBLE VERSES FOR NEXT WEEK: Per the lectionary, the Bible verses for next week, April 24, are: 



Acts 11:1-18

Psalm 148 (UMH 861)

Revelation 21:1-6

John 13:31-35




Next Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Easter.






Tuesday, April 19. Outreach Group Meeting 7 PM.


Tuesday, April 26. Bible Study 7 PM.



The church  maintenance work day has been moved to Thursday, April 28. Breakfast will be served at 8 am. Save the date! There’s lots to get done!


April 23 at 5:30PM, Beth Evergreen Community Seder

Beth Evergreen's community Seder commemorates the Jewish Feast of Passover in a delicious and educational way! We are hosting a family-friendly second-night Seder with all the trimmings, which includes a component of the Intergenerational/Interfaith Book Study of Judaism's Ten Best Ideas. Come enjoy a buffet, wine, and flourless chocolate cake. Vegetarian options and children’s plates are also available. Tickets are $60/person.  Click here to register


Tuesday, April 26. Bible Study 7 PM.


Verdi's Requiem

Marieke and Beth will be singing Verdi's Requiem with the Evergreen Chorale and the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra on April 29 & 30 at the Green Center and Central Presbyterian Church in Denver. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at





Beth Moore is working on our new website--please send her pictures and let her know any way you can help.


Beth will also be starting a new youth group. The first meeting will be May 28 at 6:30 pm.


The Food Pantry is in need of tuna. So now thru the end of April we have a challenge to see which church can bring in the most canned tuna for the Pantry.



The book we’ll be reading and discussing is “Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for Their American Dream” by Eileen Truax. If you’re interested in participating, email Katriena at, or you can hit her up on Facebook Messenger. If we can get a little bit organized, we can start some discussion and get underway. 

Looking forward to hearing from some fellow readers!. 


Charity Drive

We are collecting new socks and other items for delivery in the community.  Please bring what you can to fill up the box.


Check out our webpage It is being updated regularly.


We have reloadable Gift Cards for King Soopers and Safeway. They are a great way to donate to the church as we receive a percentage of the money spent on groceries. See Donna Bastien.



Deer Park UMC

Mission Statement

Deer Park UMC is a diverse community welcoming visitors and members of all backgrounds.  Everyone is welcome! No exceptions! is not only motto but our mission statement. 

We extend the open hand of Christ’s love to any who would pass through our doors, regardless of age, faith, creed, race, nationality, special needs, marital status, financial or social status, gender identity or sexual orientation. We rejoice in our differences while inviting all to join our faith journey toward greater understanding and sincere mutual respect. 

No matter who you are, we’re glad you’re here!



We are still collecting shoes for Soles for Souls, so bring your used shoes and drop them off in the box by the office. Shoes in any condition, even heavily worn or chewed by your new puppy, will be repurposed to help those in need.



Our Noisy Offering is being repurposed to the church’s maintenance fund. Please drop your extra change in the bucket at the back of the sanctuary.


Please consider joining UMC Market—it’s a super easy way to donate funds to the church without spending any extra money. Much like our Safeway and King Soopers cards, UMC Market allows you to do your regular shopping through a website portal. If you use the portal, you can shop where you’d normally shop, and a percentage of your purchase amount is donated back to the church. Visit and follow the prompts to sign up. Then all you have to do is sign in to their website, click on the store where you want to shop (, Kohl’s, Staples, Barnes & Noble among many others), and make your purchases as usual. The UMC Market app has updated so you have to go on their site and make a new account to continue to use it. People who already signed up for it should get an email letting them know they need a new account.


The Food Pantry is in need of paper products, toilet paper, paper towels. Also feminine hygiene products are needed. Baking products, cake mixes, muffin, any small mixes. Also, juices in bottles; peanut butter, jelly, ramen noodle soup, macaroni and cheese, any gluten free items, also low or no sodium items. They also need empty egg cartons. Items can be brought to church on Sunday or Tuesday nights. Alternately, Jean C. is generally in the office on Monday morning from about 10-12 and on Fridays from about 10-12. Please call first to be sure someone is there.




The Food Bank is in continuing need of donations. Please consider donating five dollars a month or $60 to cover the year, to help meet the needs of our community.



For this Sunday, April 24, we have the following, 


Liturgist— Ken Carpenter


Sunday School— Dave Bauer

Children’s Time— NEED VOLUNTEER




Our next Fellowship Potluck will be Sunday May 1, 2016.....Everyone please bring a dish to share.


*We are in need of volunteers for Sundays in April/May Laura would particularly like to see some new faces trying out these positions, so if you haven’t served as liturgist, usher, children’s time presenter, or fellowship or Sunday school, consider giving it a shot and signing up. Sign-up sheets are available on the table in Fellowship Hall and see where you might be able to help out. Thanks!


Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help with services! Sign up on the signup sheets on the table in Fellowship Hall or drop me an email at if you’re able to fill one of these positions. Thanks to all of you! 




If you’re on Facebook, stop by the church’s page to share stories and news and items of interest. If you then also share links or items with your main friends list, you can easily help spread the word about our little mountain church. Our reach has been growing steadily thanks to everyone’s participation. Please “Share” items on your own timeline if you enjoy them, or hit “Like” on the church’s site to help continue this trend of reaching a wide portion of the community.


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A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”—John 13:34-35 (NRSV)


As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way. - Mary Anne Radmacher





Contact information: Drive to 966 Rim Rock Road in the 285 Community. Send mail to P.O. Box 578 Pine, CO 80470. Call the church office at 303-838-6759. Pastor Laura Hehner –

Deer Park United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome! No exceptions!


Jean C.

303-838-6759 Church Office



Twitter: @DeerParkUMC