febrUARY 2018 | Click to view

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Online Bulletin

this week

LENTEN SUNDAY STUDIES | Begins TODAY | Join us on Sunday mornings during Lent for special small group studies for adults. The full list is available at our Information Centers or at christumcmobile.com/lent.
REQUIEM: A SPECIAL WORSHIP EXPERIENCE | TODAY | 5:00 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | Join the NewSong band and Pastor Jeremy for a special immersive worship experience, focused on the mourning created by our sin. If you enjoyed our NewSong Christmas Eve Night service, you'll love Requiem.
LENTEN LUNCH AND STUDY | MON., beginning FEB. 19MAR. 26 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Hospitality Room | Join Pastor Jeff Spiller and other area pastors as they lead us in a Bible Study each week that will offer you rich insights into the season of Lent and its significance to your walk with Jesus. Lunches will be available for $8 and must be reserved by 11:30 a.m. on the Sunday before each class. For reservations, contact Sonya Carson at sonya@christumcmobile.com or call 251.706.3365 or stop by the Christ Center Information Desk on Sundays.
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 in our new venue! There will be light refreshments served before the speaker begins and a mid-morning break brunch prepared by Chef Jonavin.  Register on line for $35 at christumcmobile.com/wc2018. Free child care with registration by MON., FEB. 19.

missions and serving

For more details visit christumcmobile.com/missions or christumcmobile.com/volunteer
DIVORCECARE LEADER NEEDED | Over the years, DivorceCare has been an incredible ministry to many people in our community. If you would be willing to serve as a facilitator, contact Pastor Jean at jean@christumcmobile.com.
FRONT DESK WEEKDAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | If you are available to volunteer at our Front Desk during the week, please contact Trish Dougherty at trish@christumcmobile.com to find out times and days needed.
LIGHTHOUSE LIBRARY VOLUNTEER NEEDED | If you are available to volunteer 1.5 hours, one Sunday a month, contact Dottie Graves at 251.443.8017 or stop by the Library.

adult ministry

For more details visit christumcmobile.com/adults
50+ MINISTRY FABULOUS FRIDAY: ARK ENCOUNTER | THURS., APR. 12 – SUN., APR. 15 | Join us on a Kingdom Coach Bus as we travel to Florence, KY for an incredible trip to see a full-scale model of Noah's Ark! Packages include breakfast for three nights, admission to the Ark Encounter and buffet lunch, admission to the Creation Museum with lunch voucher. For more information and to register, contact Bobby Williams at 251.342.0462, ext. 264, or Kathryn Twilley at 251.404.4414. Sign up TODAY and SUN., FEB. 25. Cost: $550 per person with a deposit of $100 required to hold your space.

music ministry

For more details visit christumcmobile.com/music
CHILDREN'S CHOIR CONCERT: SOUL ON FIRE | SUN., MAR. 4 | 6:00 p.m. Sanctuary | Join us as the Children and Preschool Choirs present a musical about sharing the Good News with the world.

next generation ministry

For more details visit christumcchildren.com or christumcyouth.com
DADDY AND DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT | SUN., FEB. 25 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Preschool – 12th Grade | Christ Center Gym | Join us for a formal dinner for all father figures and grandparents. Register at christumcchildren.com/register. Cost: $30 for Daddy and one daughter; $35 for Daddy and two or more daughters.
KIDZ CROSSING FALL REGISTRATION | TUES., FEB. 27 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Hospitality Room | Come register your little one!
SPRING BAZAAR YOUTH FUNDRAISER | SAT., MAR. 10 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Christ Center Parking Lot | Come purchase locally made crafts and goods. There will be inflatables, food, and more! If you would like to be a vendor, contact Courtney Mathis at courtneym@christumcmobile.com.

recreation ministry

For more details christumcmobile.com/recreation
SPRING YOUNG RUNNERS CLUB | Registration begins MON., JAN. 22 | K5 – 9th Grade | Runners will train for distance and endurance and will participate in an endurance course and two official road races. Season begins late March and ends in May. Register at christumcsports.com/register through MAR. 12 or in person at the Recreation Desk through MAR. 19. Fee is $40.
BALANCE AND STRENGTH CLASS | WEDS., beginning FEB. 21 | 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Hospitality Room | Join us for a special free 4-week session! These exercises are instrumental in helping to avoid falls and other accidents. If you have not registered with the Recreation Ministry before, please make sure you register before attending. For more information and to register, contact Marcia Horn at 251.706.3326.

other events

For more details visit christumcmobile.com 
CHRIST UMC IS HIRING | To see a list of our full and part time opportunities available, visit christumcmobile.com/jobs.
GOURMET SUNDAY BREAKFAST | SUN., FEB. 25 | 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.
STARTING POINT | SUN., MAR. 4 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Room C-221 | 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 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.

JANUARY 2018MONTHYTD
Monthly Debt Principal Budgeted$38,140$38,140
Monthly Debt Principal Paid$34,837$34,837
Monthly Mission Fund Budgeted$3,600$3,600
Monthly Mission Fund Given$682$682
February 11, 2018
Weekly Attendance: 1,311