This Sunday, July 5th, we welcome you to worship in-person at 10:30AM in our sanctuary (with face coverings and distance). We continue to encourage anyone vulnerable to remain safer at home, and join us online. However, this week, things will be a bit different. Thanks to a grant from the Mountain Sky Conference's Peaks New Ministries Council, we have purchased and installed new live-streaming equipment. The system (SlingStudio) should greatly improve the audio and video quality of our online worship. But Facebook has changed security protocols and will not accept the stream. Therefore, please click the link below to join us on You Tube (where you can Set a Reminder, share Prayer Requests in Comments, and even watch on your SmartTV using the YouTube app). You can sned prayer requests in advance by clicking the prayer photo below. This Sunday kicks off a 10-week summer series called Pray Every Day. When life heats up, we need to lean into prayer to connect us to God and one another. This series utilizes prayer beads, which you received last week or will via a porch visit in the next few days. Our first 2 beads - the golden God bead, and the bumpy black bead - remind us to Let Go, and Let God. What do you need to release this week so that God can lead? Read ahead in Matthew 11:25-30 to prepare your hearts to "let it goooo."
Worship Sunday 07/05/2020 at 10:30AM LIVE on YouTube.com
Pray Every Day with us
If you did not receive your prayer beads (at worship last week or in a porch visit), please click the photo to notify Pastor Emily. Debbie Bates (with help from her daughters and granddaughters) was kind to create one set of these beautiful, unique beads for each household - thanks, Debbie! If anyone would like to order more for themselves or as gifts, cost is $5. They can be special-ordered with a bracelet or magnetic clasp by contacting Debbie directly. Or stop by the church office next week Tuesday-Friday 10AM-3PM (checks to FUMC Windsor, note "prayer beads") and choose one.
Giving: July Mission Focus
Thank you for your ongoing financial generosity to God and to our church! Please consider setting up an automated gift to our General Fund, or making a special offering to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund (our July Mission Focus). Pastors often get requests for help in situations that must be kept confidential. Due to the Pandemic, needs are increasing in our church family and community. If God moves you to help your neighbors in this way, please give online or by check to FUMC Windsor, Pastor’s Fund. Thank you!
We have had 2 successful food drives since the pandemic began, filling trunks with needed items and delivering them to the pantry. We will host another from 9-11AM on Thursday July 23. Roger and Cathy will be in front of the church with their trunk open. Please drop off: small bags of flour and sugar, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, toilet paper, other paper products. Any nonperishable food is appreciated, and cash donations are also needed. You may give online or by check to FUMC Windsor, Food Pantry.
How could we ever...
June's Metal Recycling for Clean Water in the Congo has raised $236.60 year-to-date.
Habitat for Humanity's Faith Build was sent $725 this year, and the groundbreaking/ blessing was this afternoon for 2 new homeowners in Evans.
Thanks to your Covid response early on, we provided a meal to the Windsor Healthcare Center staff on June 26th (pictured), as well as gift cards for custodians with BannerHealth, and 500+ home-sewn masks.
We sent $1,275 to the Miss Stone Center in N. Macedonia, through our Covenant Missionary, Jennifer Moore.
We need YOUR help!
Thanks to all who have helped us prepare and serve meals at the Catholic Charities Guadalupe Center in Greeley. We need 1-2 more helpers on Thursday, July 30th. Please call Francy Henderson (970-214-1475) to volunteer. We received a nice thank-you, especially from the Cold Weather Shelter: “This past season, which was extended due to the pandemic, resulted in volunteers serving 596 unique individuals with 13,554 nights of shelter... and 80 to 100 meals each evening.” A big shout out to Meg Persavich and Cheryl Gerstner (pictured), who led this personal mission project. They purchased, cooked and served 3 large meals this winter to our unhoused friends.
Joy for our new Office Manage Ali Hillman - welcome! Prayers for those still healing (Chris D., Jessica F., Tony P., Eric H., Cindy's father, Brett Abernathy); those in pain or decline (Nanci B., Ann G., Margaret H., Miriam Lee, Terri's brother Rich); those facing financial, emotional, mental or spiritual strain made worse by Covid; soldier Lizzy Przygoda. Click the image to add your request!
We celebrate with you!
Happy Birthday to Meg Persavich (7/4), Eileen Foster (7/6), Debbie Steed (7/8), Sandi Hill (7/9), and Glenn Altemose (7/10). Click image to share your dates.
Happy Anniversary to Barbara and Bruce Hyink (7/4), Kelly and Jason Burghart (7/7), Lori and Eric Warmbrod (7/8), and Candice and Arturo Loya (7/10) .
From the Community
The Windsor firework display launch area has moved to be the highest point in town, which will hopefully enable us all to enjoy the display from our yards. It won't be the same as being together at the lake, but please enjoy the festivities! Click the image for more information. Or read the special newsletter here...