February 2017 | Click to view

February 2017 | 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  February's issue of Insight.

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Online Bulletin

Click HERE to download this week's insert to learn more about the Sunday School classes and Small Groups that will be participating in our Church-Wide Study, Embrace.

this week

LIFEGATE 5TH SUNDAY FOOD BAG | If you have not returned your Lifegate 5th Sunday Food Bag, you can still bring them to the church and place them in the Christ Center by the Information Desk or on the Lifegate cart in the Sanctuary Gathering Area.
JUVENILE COURT NURSERY COLLECTION | TODAY | A member of Christ UMC's Boy Scout Troop 2, Alexander Elmore, will be collecting donations of children's books, toys, and movies needed to renovate the children's nursery at the Juvenile Court. The nursery is used by children whose parents are attending custody hearings. Stop by one of our information tables in either the Sanctuary Gathering Area or the Recreation Area for more information.
HOLY LAND 2ND INFORMATIONAL MEETING | SUN., FEB. 19 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Hospitality Room | This meeting will be similar to our first Bible Land Exploration meeting. We welcome you to attend and to encourage your friends to come and learn more. There are only three Register Early and Save dates remaining. We look forward to seeing you!

Recreation Ministry

For more details visit christumcmobile.com/recreation
SPRING YOUNG RUNNERS CLUB | Registration starts MON., JAN. 23 | K5 – 9th Grade | K5 – 2nd grade train to run one mile; 3rd – 9th grade train to run a 5K and participate in two official road races. Parent conference is on MON., MAR. 20. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays and begin the week of Mar. 27. Season ends Sat., May 20. Fee: $40.

next generation ministry

For more details visit christumcmobile.com/youth & christumcmobile.com/children
HANDS AND FEET YOUTH MISSION | SAT., MAR. 18 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Youth will join us for a church-wide day of service at Dumas Wesley. For more information and to register, visit christumcyouth.com/register.
PRESCHOOL FUN DAY: A DAY OF CRAFTS | WED., MAR. 8 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall | Crafts are fun to make for little ones, but sometimes it gets a little messy. Bring your 3 & 4 year-olds and the mess to us! Register at christumcchildren.com/register.
PRINCESS AND SUPERHERO BANQUET | SUN., MAR. 12 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | Preschool – Adult Princess and superhero fans, join us for a kid-friendly banquet with your favorite characters! Parent attendance is mandatory; proceeds benefit the Youth Ministry. Please register in advance at christumcyouth.com/princessandsuperhero. Cost: $15 per person or $40 per family.

Other Events & Announcements

For more details visit christumcmobile.com
USHERS NEEDED | If you are interested in volunteering one Sunday per month in the Sanctuary, please contact Ralph Gudeman at 251.342.0462, ext. 221 or Emily Friend at 251.706.3336.
ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP | Pastoral Care is in the process of determining whether our congregation needs a support group for caretakers of people with dementia or Alzheimer's. If you are interested in a support group, please contact Donna Alexander at 251.342.0462, ext. 225.
EMBRACE SERMON SERIES AND CHURCH-WIDE STUDY | Begins sun., mar. 5 | Combined service kick-off, new small group opportunities, and guest speaker and author of our Embrace study, Rev. Dr. Kimberly Reisman, will join us to get it all started. Small group and class registration begins Sun., Feb. 19.
DIVORCECARE | WEDS. | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Our goal is to help you with your hurts, discover hope for the future, and experience God's healing. Don't go through it alone! Contact Dawn Bratcher at dawn@christumcmobile.com or 251.706.3328 for more information.
STARTING POINT | SUN., MAR. 19 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Starting Point is the first step for guests who are interested in joining Christ UMC. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about our mission. For more information and to register, visit christumcmobile.com/startingpoint.

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 these radio stations:  
WKSJ - 94.9 FM | WRKH - 96.1 FM | WTKX - 101.5 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.
DivorceCare | 6:00 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.

JANUARY 2017MONTHYTD
Monthly Debt Principal Budgeted$68,663$68,663
Monthly Debt Principal Paid$44,836$44,836
Monthly Mission Fund Budgeted$3,600$3,600
Monthly Mission Fund Given$1,897$1,8975
February 12, 2017
Weekly Attendance: 2,082