JANUARY 2018 | Click to view

JANUARY 2018 | Click to view

Insight is our monthly newsletter that is filled with articles from our staff and members as well as information about upcoming events. Click the image to view a PDF of January's issue of Insight.

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Online Bulletin

this week

GOURMET SUNDAY BREAKFAST | TODAY | 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Christ Cafe | Stop by for a full, hot, gourmet breakfast! Cost: $6 per adult and $4 per child; add a gourmet, flavored coffee for just $1.
LIFEGATE PANTRY FOOD DRIVE | Begins TODAY | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Pick up a Lifegate bag and food list from one of our Lifegate volunteers and then return filled bags on SUN., JAN. 28 by placing them behind your car in the Christ UMC parking lot.
3RE: RESTORE, REKINDLE, RENEW | Begins TODAY | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Room A-202 | Take your marriage to new heights! Make your good marriage a great one by improving communication, restoring romance, and renewing your commitment. For more information and to register, contact Jerry and Lin Wilson at jerrynlin@bellsouth.net. or 251.463.0813.
TUESDAY MORNING LADIES BIBLE STUDY | Begins TUES., JAN. 16 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. | Hospitality Room | In this 6-session study on Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman, the author admits to being a woman who struggles with what to say, when to say it, and when to just keep it shut. Learn the “how to’s” and “not to’s” that can keep us out of trouble. For registration information, contact Sonya Carson at sonya@christumcmobile.com or 251.706.3365. Cost for the books is $12.
PREMARITAL CLASSES | Begins TUES., JAN. 16 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
If you are planning to marry in 2018, prepare for your marriage as you plan for your wedding! For more information, contact Brenda Davis at 251.422.6210 or at brendadavis3@gmail.com.
NEW COUPLES SMALL GROUP | WED., JAN. 17 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Room E-247 | Contact Jean Tippit at jean@christumcmobile.com for all the information!
NEW WOMEN'S SMALL GROUP | Begins THURS., JAN. 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Jean Tippit's Home | We will study Becoming Whole by Rochelle Foster. Contact Jean Tippit at jean@christumcmobile.com for information!
SINGLES GAME NIGHT | FRI., JAN. 19 | 6:00 p.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area
Gather with other singles, 40 and up, for games and refreshments. Please bring a light refreshment to share!

missions and serving

For more details visit christumcmobile.com/missions or christumcmobile.com/volunteer
GROUNDS MINISTRY WORK DAY | SAT., JAN. 27 | 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | We will be trimming trees along Grelot Road and need volunteers to help pick up limbs and debris. Please bring gloves and water!

adult ministry

For more details visit christumcmobile.com/adults
COME ALIVE! 2018 WOMEN'S CONFERENCE | SAT., FEB. 24 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | Speaker: Rochelle Foster; Worship Leader: Becca Griffin | Join us and sit at tables with new and old friends while enjoying light refreshments before the speaker begins and at mid-morning break enjoy brunch items from Chef Jonavin.  Register online for $35 at christumcmobile.com/wc2018. Cost: $35. T-shirts available for $14 short sleeve and $16 for long sleeve and plus size short sleeve. Free child care with registration by FEB. 19.

next generation ministry

For more details visit christumcchildren.com or christumcyouth.com
SUNDAY NIGHT SMALL
GROUP AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES | SUN., JAN. 21 | Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Worship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Small groups and Confirmation: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Youth Area | Looking to deepen your relationship with God? Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your faith, be in community with your peers, and share life's ups and downs through scripture.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FUN NIGHT: SKATE NIGHT | FRI., FEB. 2 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | 6th – 8th | Grade Sunshine Skate Center | Pizza and game tokes will be provided along with your skates! Wear your favorite long socks and be sure to invite your friends. Register at christumcyouth.com/register. Cost: $10.
ELEMENTARY FUN NIGHT | FRI., FEB. 2 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | 1st – 5th Grade
Fellowship Hall | Join us for an awesome Groundhog Day party! There will be games, prizes, food, and tons of fun. Be sure to invite your friends. Register at christumcchildren.com/register. Cost: $5.
PRESCHOOL VALENTINE | WED., FEB. 7 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Fellowship
Hall | There will be Valentine's crafts, games and lots of fun! Register at christumcchildren.com

recreation ministry

For more details christumcmobile.com/recreation
678 VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION | 6th – 8th Grade | We will have a required, one-time only evaluation on FRI., JAN. 19. Practices and games will be on weekdays. The season will begin in early Feb., and ends late Mar. Register in person at the Recreation Desk. Fee: $75.
TBALL, BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION | Opens MON., DEC. 18 | Ages 4 by Mar. 1, 2018 – 4th Grade | Practices will be on weekdays and games on Saturdays. Required evaluations will be MON., FEB. 5 and TUES., FEB. 6. To register, visit the Recreation Desk. Fee: $80.

other events

For more details visit christumcmobile.com 
ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP | TUES., JAN. 23 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Room A-201 | We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information, please contact AJ McDonald at 617.767.2067.
VETERAN'S COFFEE | SUN., JAN. 28 | 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Hospitality Room | All Veterans are invited for this opportunity to connect with other veterans and to dream of ministry to veterans and their families.

Online Giving Is Now Available | Visit christumcmobile.com/give, OR install the Pushpay app (red and white “p” logo) from the Google Play Store or the App Store, OR text “christumc” to 77977.
Orders for CDs or DVDs of services may be submitted and picked up at B-122.

PERCEPTIONS
Listen for Perceptions at 7:40 a.m. on WKSJ - 94.9 FM or online at christumcmobile.com/perceptions.

Pastoral Care | For hospital admits, scheduled surgery and prayer requests, Contact Kim Pratt at kim@christumcmobile.com or 251.342.0462, ext. 231 | 24-HOUR PRAYER REQUEST LINE AT EXT. 309
Military Prayer Board | Located in Christ Center Please provide a small snapshot of the person with name, branch of service, place of deployment and connection to Christ UMC. Contact David Smithweck at 251.666.8509.
Stephen Ministers | Are available to help you or someone you know walk through a difficult time in life | For more information, contact Donna Alexander at 251.342.0462, ext. 225. 

GROUP LIFE OPPORTUNITIES

SUNDAY
Adults | 8:00 a.m. • 9:15 a.m. • 10:40 a.m. 
Singles | 9:15 a.m. 
Newly Married | 9:15 a.m. 
Youth | 6th - 12th Grade | 9:16 a.m. • 10:40 a.m. • 5:00 p.m.
Children | 3 yrs. - 5th Grade | 8:00 a.m. • 9:15 a.m. • 10:40 a.m.
Nursery | Newborn - 2 yrs. | 8:00 a.m. • 9:15 a.m. • 10:40 a.m. 
Youth Singers | 10:20 a.m.
Youth Ringers | 11:00 a.m. 
College | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY
GAP | Graduates & Professionals ages 23 - 35 | 6:30 p.m.
Exaltation Ringers | 6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Children | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Adults | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Singles | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Youth | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sanctuary Choir | 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY
Celebrate Recovery | 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Christ Center Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Stewardship Report

We have changed our reporting to make it more informative. We now report monthly giving numbers with a year-to-date total. On the first two Sundays of each month, we will report Forward giving receipts for the previous month; on the last two Sundays we will report principal payments on our debt. Please contact Rob Blackwell or Patricia Parker if you have questions.

DECEMBER 2017MONTHYTD
Monthly FORWARD Budgeted$646,257$4,873,000
Monthly FORWARD/7YP Given$601,651$4,311,437
Monthly Mission Fund Budgeted$3,600$43,200
Monthly Mission Fund Given$2,867$31,923
January 7, 2018
Weekly Attendance: 1,994