Christ United Methodist Church

Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Young Adult Bible Study is back!

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Young Adult Bible Study is launching again this fall! We will be walking through Rob Bell’s “What is the Bible” (don’t worry…no homework is required) in a 7-week series. The first gathering is open to any and all curious about hanging with other young adults. We’ll have a dinner gathering at 7pm, Tuesday, September 19th at Pastor Katy’s apartment complex. For exact address, email Katy@cumethodist.com or text 651-399-8605.

 

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Sep
20
10:00am10:00am

Mild Cognitive Impairment Group Meeting

The Mild Cognitive Impairment Group will meet September 20th from 10-11am in the Family Room. This group is for persons with a cognitive impairment and also for their support person(s). We provide a listening ear and a supportive atmosphere for discussion. It is a place where you can experience the comfort of others living with the same condition and the comfort of faith.

 

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Sep
27
to Sep 30

Rummage Sale

The UMW Fall Rummage Sale will be held September 27th-30th. This sale is a very important mission project for our church— proceeds help meet the UMW pledge to missions locally and around the world. The rummage sale also provides low cost clothing to people in our church and community with limited incomes.

 

We can especially use people to help set up on Wednesday and clean up on Saturday.

Setup is Wednesday from 9am- 5pm and Thursday from 9am-3pm. The church family can shop on Thursday from 3pm - 5:30pm. The sale is Friday from 8am- 5pm. The $3 bag sale is Saturday from 8:30am- 1pm.

 

We will have a coffee shop on Friday. Donations of cookies, bars, and muffins are needed and highly appreciated. Please bring donations to the church kitchen on Thursday and mark them "for UMW coffee shop".

 

Please do not donate TVs, baby/child car seats, large microwaves, or exercise equipment. We have to pay to discard these items if they do not sell.

 

Contact Diane Hellie (dhellie@juno.com, 507-398-6329) for questions.  

 

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Oct
4
to Nov 15

Salty Christians

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Salty Christians – Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, October 4 – November 15

"You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless." Matthew 5:13

The what and how of "flavoring" life will be explored and discovered in this class along with reflection on …

Is the Church - you and me- to be separate from the world?  Are we as Church only concerned with religious questions and not with political, social, economic, cultural and family?  Is Christ the center of the church and also of the world?  How peculiar is a salty Christian?  Do I really want to be "salty"?

Facilitator: Rev. Gary Lueck

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

Couple's Retreat: Come Away With Us!

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Led by Rev. Elizabeth Macaulay and Rev. Cooper Wiggen

 

Christ UMC is offering our Second Annual Couple’s Retreat at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington. We will gather from 7PM on Friday, October 6th until 7PM Saturday, October 7th . The Retreat Center offers hotel-style lodging and excellent meals. The cost for the retreat if $200 per couple, which includes lodging and three meals. Couple relationships are the glue that keep families healthy – no matter how your family is constellated. Join us for relaxing and soul-filling time. Money-back guarantee. You will be glad you took the time.

 

Contact email@cumethodist.com to sign up or inquire.

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Sep
17
9:15am 9:15am

First Day of Children's Sunday School

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Let’s “Whirl” into fall!

Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 17th at 9:15am. We will again be using Whirl Lectionary Sunday School Curriculum for Grades Pre-K to Grade 5. Every “Whirl” lesson is rooted in one of the bible readings for the lectionary day.

 

Children will leave with their teachers after the children’s message and go to their classroom:

Nursery- Room 140

Pre-K and Kindergarten- Room 137

Grades 1 and 2- Room 134

Grades 3-5- Room 133

 

To register your child(ren) for Sunday School online, go to: www.cumethodist.com/fall-registration or stop by the church office and pick up a form to fill out.

 

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact me, Kathy Davis, Sunday School Superintendent (Kathy@cumethodist.com).

 

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

Women & Spirituality

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The 36th annual Women & Spirituality Conference is scheduled for September 16th and 17th and consists of workshops, discussions, exhibits, dialogue, discovery and celebration. The conference provides a supportive setting for a dialogue of mutual respect between people from many spiritual and religious traditions. The weekend events include the conference with a keynote and 6 workshop selections from 95 offerings. The keynote address, “How to Turn Your Faith (whatever faith that may be) Into Action”, will be presented by Becca Stevens— author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms (ThistleFarms.org), the largest social enterprise in the U.S. run by women survivors.

 

The conference also includes the following events which are free and open to the public: Exhibit Area and Wellness Retreat Room with 90 merchants, nonprofits and healers, La Mese delle Donne art exhibit and show, Maker’s Space with opportunities to create art with Teaki Garcia.

 

We are also looking for teen and adult volunteers. For more information, visit https://www.womenandspirituality.org/planning-committee/. For a full list of presenters, exhibitors and information, visit WomenAndSpirituality.org

 

Registration Cost: $75 in advance, $85 at the door

Senior or Student $40 in advance, $50 at the door

One- day pass $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Scholarships are available. 

Location: Mayo Civic Center (30 Civic Dr. Center SE, Rochester) 

 

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Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Couple's Retreat. Come Away with Us! Sign Up by September 12th!

Led by Rev. Elizabeth Macaulay and Rev. Cooper Wiggen

 

Christ UMC is offering our Second Annual Couple’s Retreat at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington.We will gather from 7PM on Friday, October 6th until 7PM Saturday, October 7th . The Retreat Center offers hotel-style lodging and excellent meals. The cost for the retreat if $200 per couple, which includes lodging and three meals. Couple relationships are the glue that keep families healthy – no matter how your family is constellated. Join us for relaxing and soul-filling time. Money-back guarantee. You will be glad you took the time.

 

Contact email@cumethodist.com to sign up or inquire.

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Sep
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mission & Social Justice Meeting

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Our next Mission and Justice meeting will be on September 11th at 6pm in Room 145. We will be talking about our fall mission opportunities (including the Women’s Conference in September), weekend service and mission trip ideas for families, and service through our fall outreach events. Come one, come all, and bring your own topics!

 

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Sep
10
8:00am 8:00am

Fall Theme: Life Hacks

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Join us for the first Sunday of our Fall Theme Series: 
LIFE HACKS that will change your life.

Be ready for relevant and real sermon themes such as:

love for one another, healthy disagreements, practicing peace, forgiving others, setting boundaries and playing fair. 

We worship at :

8am in the Chapel

9am in the Sanctuary 

and 11am in the Education Conference Center (ECC)

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Sep
9
9:00am 9:00am

Safe Sanctuary Training Session

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Safe sanctuary training is not just for people working with youth or vulnerable adults. It is a good way for people of all abilities, generations, and skillsets to learn to be in trusting and quality community with one another. This is a training that helps us have tools for keeping one another, and especially our vulnerable populations, in safe relationships. Useful for EVERYONE who interacts with humans on a daily basis!

Meet in the Hamline Room. We will have baked goods. Required for all working with children, youth and vulnerable adults this fall. If you cannot make it, contact Katy@cumethodist.com to reschedule a time.

 

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Aug
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Musical Soiree: bring your poems, songs, and stories!

Christ United Methodist Church is in participation with the B'nai Israel Synagogue as they host a Musical Soiree-- Sunday, August 20th at 4pm. Bring your music, poems, stories, whatever your creative talent may be, as we converse and share refreshments. Musical master Victor Zupanc (our resident composer) will be in the house to converse with as well.

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Aug
20
10:15am10:15am

Third Sunday Forum: Discerning a Way Forward for the United Methodist Church Connection

Third Sunday Forum August 20th, 2017

10:15 – 11:15am in the Hamline Room (lower level)

“Discerning a Way Forward for the United Methodist Church Connection”

Dave Nuckols

 

Dave Nuckols, a lay leader from Minnetonka United Methodist Church and a member of The Commission on a Way Forward, will give us an update on the commission’s progress and recommendations at our Third Sunday Forum this month. This crucial issue, and more imporantly: how it may impact the United Methodist Church’s future, is something you will want to learn more about!

 

The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward was appointed by the Council of Bishops to assist the bishops in their charge from the 2016 General Conference to lead the church forward amid the present impasse related to human sexuality and resulting questions about the unity of the church.

 

The commission recently convened in Chicago to continue its work concerning human sexuality and exploring options for the future of The United Methodist Church on the issue. At the April meeting in Washington, D.C., members indicated that they were leaning toward a simpler structure with clearer processes for decision-making and accountability for the UMC in its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Conversations at that meeting showed a commitment to finding a way forward that honors the complexity of the global denomination and the unity of a shared faith in Christ.

 

The Commission members have received input from several advocacy and renewal groups, general boards, agencies of the church, and survey results from constituents such as large-church pastors and seminary students. During annual conference sessions, members of the commission made presentations and hosted discussions on their work.

 

The commission’s ultimate assignment is to present its report to the Council of Bishops for action at the Special Session of General Conference set for February 23rd-26th, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on the Commission on a Way Forward, visit www.umc.org/wayforward.

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Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

Do you have leadership gifts?

Do you have leadership gifts?

 

 We’d like to invite you into a leadership role at Christ UMC.

 You first came through the door of the church for a variety of reasons. 

The same is true for all who first enter the church.  

We believe that discipleship is best nurtured in small groups.  

You have the gifts to “hold the space” for a small group of disciples. 

We’ll provide the training and resources. 

We need you to welcome and support others who are seeking to deepen discipleship. 

Would you come to a training time on Saturday, August 19th? 

We will meet from 9:00 AM to noon in the Hamline Room to share the simple methods for facilitating a small group. 

Don’t say “yes” or “no” at this point. 

Come, taste and see the goodness of being a leader in God’s world. 

Please RSVP to Office Manager, Gwen Ravenhorst at email@cumethodist.com.  

 

Blessings to you.

 

~The Faith --> Life Team
Wailana Barker, Kathy Estry, Marita Heller, Rick Jones, Gary Lueck, Pam Lund, David Mead and Rev. Elizabeth Macaulay

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Aug
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Grace in the Margins at B'nai Israel Synagogue

Christ United Methodist Church is happy to help promote and participate in Project Legacy's 4th annual “Grace in the Margins” event at B’nai Israel Synagogue (150 7th Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902) on Thursday, August 17th at 7pm. This year’s event theme is “Journeys of Healing”, reflecting the distinct and difficult paths of struggle, growth, and healing each of the youth has traveled thus far. Participating youth will share their stories and experiences. Karl Rist will deliver a keynote address. Project Legacy provides unique, long-term support to Rochester youth of color ages 17-24 who are refugees, homeless, formerly gang-involved or recently incarcerated. This year’s “Grace in the Margins” event will raise funds to help youth in their journey’s out of poverty, incarceration, and addiction towards a vibrant and sustainable future for themselves and future generations. “Grace in the Margins” is a valuable opportunity to hear directly from some of our community’s most vulnerable youth, while celebrating their remarkable journeys and the dedicated work of Project Legacy. For more information about Project Legacy visit projectlegacymn.org.

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Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Meet the Artist behind "Awakened Woman": Sue Kosharek

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Hello! I am "Awakened Woman"! I was painted by Sue Kosharek through a very intentional process and purpose. The intention of Sue painting me: to retell and release stories that hold her back. Come see me and other beautiful Awakened Women and our intentions. We are located at CUMC in the Arts on Fifth Gallery hallway! We’ll see you soon!

You can “Meet the Artist” (Sue Kosharek) on Sunday, August 13th from 10-11a. Meet in the Art Gallery Hallway!

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Aug
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dreamacres Outing

Young Adults at CUMC: We will be going to DREAMACRES on August 11th for a night of being together outside on a beautiful farm and eating fresh pizza! Meet at 5pm at church to carpool, or you can meet us there. RSVP by August 10th to katy@cumethodist.com so we know you are coming.

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Aug
9
8:30am 8:30am

Fellowship Breakfast

Once a month— on the second Wednesday at 8:30am— a group of 12-14 friends from Christ United Methodist Church gather for fellowship and breakfast at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery at Hilcrest. If you would like to join us for fun, food, and fellowship, come out to Charlie’s on any second Wednesday of the month. All are welcome! Questions? Call Jan Iverson 512-2532 or Jan Bolton 269-4304.

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Aug
5
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Baptism Class

Are you interested in a baptism for yourself or a little one or know someone who may be? Save the date for our Summer Baptism Class: August 5th at 9am in Room 140. 
 
If you would like to inquire now, go to: www.cumethodist.com/baptism and fill out the Baptism Inquiry Form!

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Jul
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mission & Social Justice Meeting

The next meeting of the Mission & Social Justice Committee is July 31st at 6pm to talk about the Community in Motion event, the “back to school” service project for our Folwell and Riverside kids, and whatever else YOU bring to the table!

Community in Motion is a family-friendly event that is intended for us to share diverse music, food, and critical conversation. All faith organizations from throughout Rochester are welcome. The facilitated discussion will focus on developing concrete action plans around themes identified in previous community conversations.

 

 

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Jul
30
4:30pm 4:30pm

Inbetweeners Steak & Corn Feed

July 30th at 4:30pm at the Odell home (call the church office at 289 4019 or email@cumethodist for directions.) InBetweeners is a social group at CUMC for those over 50 years of age. If you are not currently on the "list," call Deedee Odell at 281-2755. Menu: appetizers, green salad, fresh fruit, steak/ mushroom, corn and icecream sundaes, iced tea, lemonade, water and coffee. Cost is $12 per person. Please bring your plate and silverware. All are welcome.               

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Jul
23
11:00am11:00am

Pridefest Service

CUMC will once again have a booth at Pride Fest. This year it will be at a new venue: Soldiers Field. We would love to have people of all ages sign up to work for an hour at a time. The booth is open from 11am to 4 pm. If you would like to help, please contact Lori Wright at dwright256@charter.net or by phone at 288-1454.

 

Our 11am service on Sunday, July 23rd, will be held at Pride Fest instead of on site in the ECC! Please help us spread the word! We hope to see you all there!



Pridefest 2017 information: 
http://www.glcsmn.org/Pridefest/index.php

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Jul
23
10:10am10:10am

Sunday Forum: The Lage Family (Full Time Missioners to Guatemala)

"We invite you to join us in a Forum on Sunday, July 23rd at 10:10am, where we will share how God’s call in our lives have changed us through the last 2½ years.  

 

We eagerly look forward to spending time with you and telling you of our adventures of serving God in this distant land. We will share more about Project Salud y Paz and how it continues to evolve to best serve the people of Guatemala. We will talk about people who work shoulder to shoulder with us, that live in conditions rarely found in the US since the 1800's. You will hear us thank God for the opportunities he has given us to answer his call to serve. "    ~Jan Lage, full time missioner in Guatemala

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Jul
20
11:00am11:00am

50 Year Member Luncheon

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, we will honor members of CUMC Class of 1967 for 50 consecutive years or more. The luncheon and a musical program will be held at the church. All past 50 Year Member Classes will be invited as well. Mark your calendars and watch for your invitation. We would like to receive your RSVP no later than July 14th.

This luncheon is a very special opportunity in the life of CUMC to THANK all 50 Year Members for their many contributions to the life of Christ United Methodist Church and the Rochester Community.

The Caring Ministry Team, pastors and staff look forward to honoring the Class of 1967!  

 

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