Monday, November 28, 2011

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Service draws more than 200 people,
collects over $1,300 for crash victim families

The first annual Community Thanksgiving Eve Service and Pie Fest, a cooperative effort by five Elizabeth-area churches, surpassed all expectations when well over 200 people showed up. 

Creekside Community Church hosted the event and had to scramble to set up folding chairs, as more and more people poured through the doors, carrying homemade pies for the pie fest that followed the worship service. 

The other participating churches were Elizabeth Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth United Methodists, Living Water Christian church, and Peace In Christ Lutheran/Episcopal Church. 

The service featured an all-church choir and testimonies of gratefulness by all five of the pastors. In addition, an offering was collected to benefit the three families whose teenagers were killed or seriously injured in the recent automobile accident at County Roads 21 and 154. Over $1,300 was collected and will be distributed evenly among the families.

Following the service, participants gathered for fellowship and to share from about 40 homemade pies of all different varieties that filled the tables in the lobby. The five pastors agreed that this should definitely become an annual event.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Two New Bible Studies Beginning


Dealing with “Apocalyptophobia” – a study of Revelation for men

Bible readers tend either to shy away from this strange volume altogether or get drawn into elaborate and obsessive interpretations aimed at deciphering the events of the future. But now, the EPC men’s Bible study group is facing its fears and beginning a new study of the book of Revelation.

The first of the seven sessions begins Friday, December 2.

Here’s another fear to face. The group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. (yes, that’s in the morning) every Friday at the EPC office. You can do this. Just bring your own coffee and plenty of it. We’ll have a great time and you’ll still have time to make it to work.


Finding intimacy with God in the busyness of life

EPC’s Grace Connection women’s group will begin a study of this book by Joanna Weaver on Monday evening, January 9th at 7:00 p.m. The plan is to meet two Mondays per month and be done by the end of March.

If you are a woman who would like to lead a life of beauty and balance and find your way to the feet of the master, please join us. We’ll meet at the home of one of the members of our group.

You will need to purchase the book and read the first chapter before our first meeting. For more information, call the church office at 303-646-4825.

These two Bible studies are part of EPC’s ongoing work to help each other grow spiritually, day by day. For more information on Spiritual Transformation as part of the life of EPC, click here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

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On August 7
12 persons were baptized by immersion
in the EPC courtyard.

On a warm Sunday afternoon in August, 12 beautiful souls were immersed in water and rose again, made new in Christ. 

With about 50 members and family there to witness, Dr. Bruce Spear administered the sacrament of baptism in a pool placed in the shaded courtyard of EPC. To see a video of this wonderful event, click here.





YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP
BLESSES MANY

This summer, nine young people, accompanied by four adults, worked in the Denver-area mission field, including hard labor at the "Feeding Many" gardens which provides nutritious food to food banks and low-income families throughout the metro area.

Compassionate outreach is a key principle for the Y2K Youth Group, as well as for EPC as a whole. Click the link to learn more. And to see what's on tap for Y2K in the coming months, click here

Monday, October 24, 2011

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GRASS HAT GALS DRAW CROWD AT
EPC BARN DANCE

Some 30 to 40 EPCers gathered Saturday night, October 22, to enjoy the country and bluegrass music of the Grass Hat Gals and kick up their heels under the direction of square dance caller Jus Judd del Sol. The event took place in the pavilion at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth.

The Grass Hat Gals, four women who love Jesus and love to pick and strum, hale from Colorado Springs. Their vocal harmonies on all the old gospel tunes kept the crowd tapping their toes, and their instrumentals provided great background as del Sol instructed dancers in the fine art of square dancing. 

The barn dance is one of many family life events sponsored each year by Elizabeth Presbyterian Church as part of the church's effort to promote authentic community. For more on our family life activities click here.

For more information on the Grass Hat Gals click here.

Del Sol, who lives and works in the Elizabeth area can be reached at 303-646-4629.




TEAM ZIMBABWE FIRING UP 
FOR NEXT YEAR'S ELEPHANT ROCK CYCLING FESTIVAL


Team Zimbabwe, the fund raising arm for the Zimbabwe Mission Partnership raised over $25,000 in June at the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, in Castle Rock. And already the team is gearing up to promote next year's event in hopes of raising even more.

The Zimbabwe Mission Partnership is a cooperative effort by several churches in Colorado who have banded together to help meet the desperate needs of orphans in Zimbabwe. The Orphan Care Center established by the partnership in 2003 now provides daily meals for about 1,000 children. 

This ministry is one of many supported by EPC as part of our commitment to compassionate outreach. For more information specifically on the Zimbabwe Mission Partnership click here.