March 15th News

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Family Life and Youth News
See you at church this Sunday, March 18th at 9:30 AM for the Bible According to Minecraft with donuts! It’s also a Heartfelt Cafe day, so we might want to go downstairs and help prepare and serve lunch.

Next Wednesday night, March 21st, from 7-8:30 PM Youth Group continues with fun fellowship plus more discussion about what it means to live authentically. We’ll specifically ask ourselves: Who are we as a group? What is important to us? Who is FUMC? What part do we, the Youth, play in the life of FUMC? Who are we in relation to the Boulder community and the world?

Also coming up for Youth: Something fun over spring break: bowling or skiing or both?? Stay tuned!

Note: Details about our next FamFirst weekend, Easter egg hunts and Holy Week activities will be coming soon!

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 18th, the Adult Forum Lenten series Toward Resurrection: Social Change to Social Justice will continue with a discussion on the education achievement gap. Becky Escamilla, principal of Whittier International, will be speaking. Whittier is the most diverse school economically in the Boulder Valley School District – it serves families from Mapleton Hill to three trailer parks. There is real evidence of the education achievement gap and programs like Kids Hope can offer new hope in diminishing the gap. Join us at 9am on Sunday. All are welcome!

Sacred Bites
Join us for Sacred Bites on Tuesday, March 20th, 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, John 12:20-33, 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: Working Women, Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30pm, contact Connie Takamine; Ruth Circle, Wednesday, March 21st at 9:30am in the Church Parlor, contact, Beth Hayward; 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 Please send your entries without formatting. Thank you!