Christ United Methodist Church

Mar
1
Mar 31

March is MN FoodShare Month! Help us collect!

Collection bins are located at CUMC in the Commons area for the month of March! Get 500 pounds of protein for hungry families to church by the end of March, and the whole CUMC staff gets crazy hair! Youth get to vote what color Pastor Katy’s hair will be.

Last year, Channel One's campaign was the largest in the state. Let’s make it happen again! Crazy hair, don’t care!

 

Apr
16
9:00 am09:00

Easter Sunday Worship

Easter Sunday | April 16

9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Sanctuary Worship

Featuring children, brass, song and the Arise worship band (11:00 AM service only)

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Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses

In the Mettam Conference Room, Sundays after the 9AM worship service. Runs April 23rd, May 14th and 21st. In both the Old and New Testaments the issues surrounding poverty are examined and taught. Do we have a Biblical base for our understandings? Facilitator: Dr. Warren Thompson

Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Community of Wellness Health Fair

Presented at Christ United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 23rd from 2-3pm. Music mixed with healthy weight management education! Featuring Dr. Lily Pan Diehl and John Varona. This event is free. All are welcome! 


Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

Inbetweeners Potluck Dinner

Save the date of March 26 at 5 pm for the Inbetweener's Potluck Dinner.  All persons 50 and over (whether long time members of the group or just thinking about checking us out) are welcome!  Program to be announced. Call George or Carolyn Heyne at 288-2723 if you would like to be added to our calling list.

 

Mar
19
10:15 am10:15

Third Sunday Forum: Climate Change Film

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At 10:15 – 11AM in the Hamline Room. All are welcome! In coordination with CUMC’s mission “Ways of Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” will be the focus of our Third Sunday Forums.  Please arrive by 10:15 since the film is one hour long!!

Before the Flood-- A National Geographic documentary about climate change.  You will hear interviews with researchers, innovators and people living in parts of the world where severe impacts of climate change are already being felt and see stunning images of climate catastrophes already underway. Many of the issues we care about today (poverty, flooding, droughts, war and disease, terrestrial and freshwater species facing extinction) are likely to worsen as the world warms.  Al Gore’s 2006 An Inconvenient Truth attempted to convince the world that the climate was changing; this film addresses a world ten years later.                           

 

Mar
15
10:00 am10:00

The Mild Cognitive Impairment Group

 The Mild Cognitive Impairment Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10 -11am in the Family Room. Our next meeting will be March 15th. 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 also experience the comfort of faith.

 

Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Meeting Christ Church Luncheon

Do you know someone who may be interested in learning more about the church and how to connect with others? We offer monthly “Meeting Christ Church” luncheons at which our pastors will meet with people and introduce them to CUMC and the United Methodist denomination. Our next luncheon is March 12th at 12:00pm/noon. Childcare available upon request! Direct your friends to contact the church office at 289-4019 or send an email to email@cumethodist.com. We’d love to meet them.

 

Mar
12
9:00 am09:00

Victor Zupanc at CUMC

Victor Zupanc (www.victorzupanc.com) will be in our midst on March 12th during the 9am and 11am worship services. He is the Music Director of the Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis.

CUMC and Bnai Israel Synagogue were chosen by the next Composer’s Forum to participate in their Faith Partners Program. This means that we interviewed and selected a composer who will get to know our community and our faith organizations. Victor was our choice! Come and see what he's all about!

Mar
12
8:30 am08:30

Cardboard Jewelry for a Cause

On Sunday, March 12th, Janet Jones— who has been an UMCORmissionary— will be selling beautiful jewelry make of cardboard boxes. You heard right— cardboard boxes! Be sure to stop in and see her jewelry, and most importantly, ask about the story behind it!

 

Mar
8
8:30 am08:30

Breakfast Fellowship Group

All are welcome to join this Breakfast Fellowship Group! We will gather at Perkins South for eggs, bacon, pancakes--whatever your breakfast of choice is! Good food and great conversation! We'll see you there.  

Mar
5
4:00 pm16:00

SeVy Gospel Quartet

SeVy Gospel Quartet

This amazing gospel quartet, based in Minneapolis, will be performing at CUMC on March 5th from 4-5pm! Come and hear them shake the house!

 

Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Saturday Morning Flow Yoga-- Sunny Daze Yoga

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Join in for a joyful morning practice to start off your weekend! This class is a combination of movement, postures, and mindful breathing to work on strength, flexibility, and balance in the body and mind! An all levels class with focus on alignment that is easily adaptable to fit all physical and energetic needs.

             When: SATURDAY MORNING 9-10AM

             Where: BELL ROOM

             What to bring: BRING YOUR OWN MAT

             Cost: First class FREE, $8 for members $10 for non-members

ON THESE DATES, THERE WILL BE NO CLASS:  March 11, April 8, May 6

 

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Gentle Beginners Yoga-- Sunny Daze Yoga

Develop body awareness, learn basic poses, and discover your natural breath. This is a great class for stress relief and rejuvenation. Perfect for beginners or anyone wanting a gentler, more restorative practice.

             When: THURSDAY EVENING 7-8PM

             Where: BELL ROOM

             What to bring: BRING YOUR OWN MAT, any props such as blankets,              pillows/bolsters, and blocks are highly encouraged! THE MORE SUPPORT THE BETTER!

             Cost: First class FREE, $8 for members $10 for non-members

             Contact: sunnydazeyoga@gmail.com

 

 

Feb
26
10:15 am10:15

The Jeremiah Program Forum

At 10:15 – 11AM in the Hamline Room. All are welcome! In coordination with CUMC’s mission “Ways of Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” will be the focus of our Third Sunday Forums. Come and learn about what is happening in our community to transform the lives of those in need. No registration required for forums; just bring your cup of coffee and enjoy the presentation followed by Q & A.

Feb
22
6:00 pm18:00

The Blue Eye/Brown Eye Experiment Talk (at CU Wednesdays)

The Blue Eye/Brown Eye Experiment

Have we substituted political affiliation in today’s society for skin color?  Learn how eye color can be used as a substitute for skin color in creating prejudice and discrimination.  CUMC member, Ray Hansen, will show a documentary containing his experiences-- which has been the subject of study by sociologists and psychologists around the world.  

Feb
20
12:00 pm12:00

2017 Lenten Devotional submission due date!

 

If you’re reading this, you have a story, and that story is worth sharing! We are collecting devotions for our yearly Lenten Devotional, and we want YOU to write, draw, paint, share! The theme this year is “Who, me???” You can reflect upon times in your story when you’ve seen God work and bring you into new life.

Please submit your reflective creative piece of artwork/poetry/writing (200 words or less) to Nikki@cumethodist.com by February 20th. Ash Wednesday is March 1st, we will present this collection then.

 

Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Widowed Persons Coffee

Saturday, February 18th at 10am in the Fireside Room

Program: Sharing Our Journey. You are welcome to bring something to illustrate what has helped you on your journey—pictures, poems, music, etc. Nancy Wheeler Handlon will facilitate.  

 

Feb
15
10:00 am10:00

Mild Cognitive Impairment Group

The Mild Cognitive Impairment Group meets the third Wednesday of the month (February 15th) from 10 -11am in the Family Room at CUMC.          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 also experience the comfort of faith. Email Pastor Nancy (nancy@cumethodist.com) for more details. 

 

Feb
12
12:00 pm12:00

Meeting Christ Church Luncheon

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Do you know someone who may be interested in learning more about the church and how to connect with others? We offer monthly “Meeting Christ Church” luncheons at which our pastors will meet with people and introduce them to CUMC and the United Methodist denomination. Our next luncheon is February 12th at 12:00pm/noon. Childcare available upon request! Direct your friends to contact the church office at 289-4019 or send an email to email@cumethodist.com. We’d love to meet them.

 

Feb
11
6:00 pm18:00

Valentine's/Beat the Mid-Winter Blues Party!!!

Come to CUMC to celebrate love & beat that mid-winter bluesy feeling with us!  We’re part of the Rochester Winterfest XV festivities, so you won’t want to miss this!

 

We'll celebrate with cupcakes, dancing, puppets, bingo, and more! Don't have a 'sweetheart' to bring along? That's more than okay. Bring a friend or make one at the event! All are welcome!  Please bring canned food items (for MN Foodshare Month) if you are able!

Drag and drop this picture to your desktop, print it, cut these out, fill one out, then give the other to the friend you’re inviting!!! Bring to the event to enter for prizes!  

Drag and drop this picture to your desktop, print it, cut these out, fill one out, then give the other to the friend you’re inviting!!! Bring to the event to enter for prizes!

 

Feb
5
Feb 19

Life Together 101

Life Together 101

Sundays from 10:15 – 11am, February 5th – February 19th in the Fireside Room. New to Christ Church, Methodism, Rochester, church membership, or faith communities in general? This three week series is a great place to drop in, meet other newbies and talk about how to build a good community and grow in faith through this church and this city. Facilitator: Pastor Katy Lee

 

Feb
4
11:00 am11:00

It Takes a Village Family Brunch

Family Brunch! 11am on February 4th

We’ll gather for food and fellowship here at church. What are we celebrating? Love through community with one another and being a family! RSVP to Children and Family Ministries Director, Alisha (alisha@cumethodist.com).

 

Feb
2
Feb 11

The Amish Project, brought to you by Absolute Theatre

Coming to you from Absolute Theatre... 

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.

February2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th and 11th at 7pm. Held at Christ United Methodist Church!

"Extraordinary... compelling... the play is also a remarkable piece of writing." — The New York Times

NOTE: Strong language and mature themes, including descriptions of violence.

 

Go to https://www.absolutetheatre.org/#home for more info!

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE:

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=abt01

 

Feb
1
6:00 pm18:00

College Questions: Young Adult Panel

Are you going to college someday? Are you not sure what you’ll do when you graduate high school? Is your kid or grand kid getting older so fast? Come to our College Questions Young Adult panel on Wednesday February 1st, 6 pm in the ECC. Multiple young adults from our church community will talk about college, graduate school, internships, student loans, first careers, and faith. Get advice from recent grads who are surviving in the “real world.” All are welcome!

Jan
22
12:00 pm12:00

Hot Stuff!

Church Conference-- ministry reports, child care provided!
Contact Office Manager, Gwen@cumethodist.com to RSVP for your chili! 

Jan
20
Jan 22

Creative Retreat!

January 20th-  22nd

Whether you play with paper, photos, yarn, crayons or fabric, EVERYONE is welcome to join this get-a-way in the Bell Room at CUMC!  We will provide the space, tables and chairs. Your job: to bring whatever is your creative outlet !  $15/person will cover meals. Feel free to bring your own snacks! Come and go as you need. The space will be available by 8am Friday, January 20th, and we will vacate the space by 2pm on Sunday, the 22nd. You can reserve your space by contacting the church office (507 289 4019) or by filling out this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7zaSYgqw4kmxs2G9b QSVNYe9JixDnYYodN8uvTYvPXusEDg/viewform?c=0&w=1 .

Let’s get creative!!!

 

Jan
16
6:00 pm18:00

Building will close today at 6pm! Be safe!

❄️☔️Special Announcement~~~ 
due to worsening weather conditions, Christ United Methodist Church- Rochester, MN will be closing at 6pm tonight (Monday, January 16th). All groups/activities-- while we recommend rescheduling for today/tonight, if you do plan on meeting, please please please use extra caution! All activities after 6pm will need to be cancelled or rescheduled.

Thank you! Be safe!!!❄️☔️

Jan
15
10:15 am10:15

Third Sunday Forum: Workforce Housing Affordability Gap

“Workforce Housing Affordability Gap:

Housing for Winnie and Her Two Daughters?”

Steve Borchardt

 

Did you know?:  One-third of Olmsted County’s households (earning between $35,000 and $50,000) cannot find housing.  A power point presentation, led by Steve Borchardt, from RAF, and followed with time for Q and A, will help us to learn and “sort out” possibilities for a healthy community. You won’t want to miss this forum!!

 

Jan
12
5:00 pm17:00

Minnesota Food Share Planning Meeting

Remember when we collected and donated over 500 pounds of peanut butter for Minnesota Food Share Month?! We're at it again. Help us think up a fun and creative idea to get this church and the community involved in breaking the cycle of poverty in Rochester! 

 

When: Thursday, January 12th, 5 pm     

Where: Mettam (room behind the offices)