March 22nd News

Family Life and Youth News
* Start spring break off right with a Youth, Family & Friends SKI DAY this Saturday, March 24th at Eldora (the best snow left in Colorado!). We will meet at the church to carpool around 8:30AM. Please RSVP to Diane so we know who’s coming. We will need drivers and parents to ski with the group. Additional details to follow!
* No Youth Group next Wednesday, March 28th
* Join us for a church clean-up day on Saturday, March 31st @10am. Pizza will be provided!
* Burrito Party on Saturday, April 7th @2pm. We’ll roll burritos in preparation for the Easter Breakfast
* Youth-Sponsored Easter Breakfast on Easter Morning @ 9am. Please arrive at 8:30 to help set-up. More info at http://fumcboulder.org/familylife/youth/

FamFirst Weekend: April 6-8
>Nursery opens @6pm on April 6th. Drop the kids off and enjoy an hour of free time before the 7pm Good Friday Service.
>Saturday, April 7th @10am – Community Egg Hunt @FUMC.
>Sunday, April 8th – FUMC Easter Egg Hunt after worship.
All the info is at http://fumcboulder.org/familylife/

Arts for Kids’ Souls Summer Camp is open for registration! Find all the details about the camp and how to register at http://fumcboulder.org/familylife/arts-for-kids-souls/. The Early Bird registration deadline ends on April 20th.

Spring cleaning!
Saturday March 31st from 10am to 2pm is our church grounds clean up. Please help! Many hands make light work!

Adult Forum
On Sunday, March 25th, the Adult Forum Lenten series Toward Resurrection: Social Change to Social Justice will have its last issue presentation with Dr. Edward Antonio, the Harvey H. Potthoff Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Social Theory and Associate Dean of Diversities. Dr. Antonio will discuss the economic spiral and our Christian witness. Dr. Antonio has led theological reflections for the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty. Join us at 9am on Sunday. All are welcome!

Sacred Bites
Join us for Sacred Bites on Tuesday, March 27th, at the Lazy Dog Saloon (on the Pearl Street Mall at 14th and Pearl). Gather around 11:30am for catching up and ordering lunch; discussion of the week’s scripture passage, Mark 11:1-11, begins at noon. Please join us!

Contributions for BCAP Grocery Bank
The month of March is our congregation’s turn to contribute to the Grocery Bank for Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP). In March and April this year, BCAP is participating in the 2012 Alan Feinstein Challenge, a $1 million giveaway to fight hunger. Donations or pledges received by BCAP for groceries received from March 1 to April 30 will be counted for matching by the Feinstein Foundation. Donations can include cash, checks (made out to BCAP) or food items (valued at $1 per pound or item). Feinstein’s million dollars will be divided proportionately among all complying agencies. Shopping bags with attached lists of desired items are available in the church entry through the month of March. Please be generous in supporting this vital outreach.

Grocery Shopping Cards Program

Purchase your King Soopers and Safeway grocery cards on sale today and every Sunday following worship. Join this easy fundraising project-$5 for each $100 purchase benefits the designated program. Funds collected in March benefit United Methodist Women mission projects. Stop at the table in the parlor to purchase grocery cards and to learn more about the grocery card program.

UMW News
Events for March are: Sarah Circle, Tuesday, March 27th at 9:30 am, contact Joan Nordgren. Coming up is the RMC Spiritual Life Retreat, April 28th-29th at Estes Park. Dana Jones will be the leader. We want a supportive contingent, contact Connie if interested. Also coming up in April is the Boulder Friendship Cluster Gathering on April 14 from 9 to 11 am at the Broomfield United Methodist Church. Tickets are $3, please see Connie. Karen Nelsen, of Nelsen Ministries for the Homeless, will be the speaker.

Summer Newsletter Deadline
The deadline for submissions for our next quarterly newsletter is Tuesday March 27th. The summer issue will cover events and articles of interest for May, June and July. Send submissions to communications@fumcboulder.org. Please send your entries without formatting. Thank you!!

Online Member Directory
Our online Member Directory is here. This exciting feature will allow us to easily keep contact information up-to-date. You can find it on our website under the “About” tab or click HERE to go directly to our Member Directory page. The directory will open with names, only, of anyone that is in the roster section of our printed directory (with or without a photo.) New members can be added. This is for our congregation, only. You will need a username and password to access the directory. Personal information may be added, changed or deleted only by you, at any time. Watch for a letter from FUMC regarding your personal “temporary” username and password and information on how to change them to new ones that you choose. The letters will be sent out around April 6, and should reach you during the second week of April.

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