Christ United Methodist Church

Feb
21
to Mar 28

Saving Jesus

"We're having a culture war and Jesus happens to be one of the weapons tossed about by both sides." -- Amy-Jill Levine

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Our Lenten Theme is “This Happened”.  Together we will explore what being a follower of Jesus means in the day to day gift of living.  On Wednesday nights (beginning February 21st through March 28th) from 6:00 – 7: 15 we’ll be exploring the “Saving Jesus” series.  Topics will include:

 

Intro: Jesus Through the Ages 

  1. Who was Jesus? 
  2. What Can We Know About Jesus (and How)? 
  3. The World into Which Jesus Was Born 
  4. Jesus' Birth: Incarnation 
  5. Teachings of Jesus: Wisdom Tradition 
  6. Jesus' Program: The Kingdom of God 
  7. Jesus' Ministry of Compassion 
  8. Who Killed Jesus? 
  9. The Atonement 
  10. The Resurrection of Christ 
  11. Why Jesus Is Worth Saving

 

Pastor Elizabeth will be leading this time of discussion and exploration.  Come for CU Wednesday dinner and stay for soul food!

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Celebration of Creation Party
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Celebration of Creation Party

Donkeys, goats, guinea pigs, oh my! You may remember our epic creation party last year, with baby goats in dresses and a mule the size of a stallion. We will have more animals, as well as treats and music and Holy Saturday chocolate (it's not quite Easter!!) as we celebrate God's creatures and all of creation. All are welcome!

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

Women's Retreat

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Women are invited to a time of retreat and soul sustenance! Please save the date for a CUMC women’s retreat April 13th–15th. Details will follow, but know this: Internationally known singer and songwriter Sara Thomsen and Pastor Elizabeth will lead this experience. You don’t have to be a singer to be fed by this experience. Invite your friends!!! Please ask questions or let me know of your interest at: Elizabeth@cumethodist.com

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Apr
15
10:15 AM10:15

Third Sunday Forum: What is the United Methodist's for Karios Response

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(Answering the urgent call from Palestinian Christians) Carol Brunholzl and Hank Kliewer

10:15 – 11AM in the Hamline Room.  All are welcome!  These forums cover a wide range of topics of interest and are given by insightful presenters.  No registration required for forums; just bring your cup of coffee and enjoy the presentation followed by Q & A

 

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Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Mild Cognitive Impairment Group

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We invite persons living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early dementia and their support partner to join this confidential information and support group. We meet the third Wednesday of the month in the Family Room from 10-11am. The Family Room is on the main floor of CUMC just to the left of the main office. Pastor Nancy serves as facilitator. Please contact her to learn more about it.

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Feb
11
8:00 AM08:00

Scout Sunday

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Over the weekend of February 11th (February 9th is Scout Sabbath and Jumuah) the world unites in celebrating scouting!  Come and show your support to current scouts and thank all of the scout leaders.  Boy Scouts of America works to support youth to learn life long values, explore their spirituality, gain leadership skills, and strive to become outstanding people.

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Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Mission and Social Justice Meeting

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The next Mission and Social Justice meeting will be on Monday, February 5th, 6-7:30pm in Room 145. This month we are talking about Earthfest, “Sanctuary churches” and immigration issues, as well as the possibilities of all-church service opportunities for this year. Bring your own topics to add!

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Feb
4
8:00 AM08:00

United Methodist Women Sunday

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United Methodist Women Sunday is coming up— Sunday, February 4th!

There will be a women’s choir, amazing children’s sermon, interesting UMW Minute, presentation of a Mission Recognition Award AND something new this year will be soup and fixings—a variety of soups, breads, crackers, vegetables, bars and beverages will be served from 10am to 12:30pm. Cost is $5.00. Money will go toward our Pledge to Mission. We’ll see you in Wesley Hall.   
 
 Also, don’t forget to check out the Historical Window/display case in the Commons to discover where the United Methodist Women are in mission!   

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Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Gathering-- Chocolate Decadence

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We’ll gather at 12:10pm in the Commons for an update on our shared ministry.  We’ll hear reports, vote on new leadership and hear about our new budget and progress toward the building projects undertaken.

All this, and chocolate too!

Please find the best recipe you can to share chocolate - for main dishes and for dessert.  Prizes for the most inventive use of chocolate will be given. Or, if that feels too crazy, just bring a pot luck dish to share.  We’ve had a wonderful time at this gathering in the past.

Our District Superintendent Cynthia Williams will be presiding.  Come and share in the goodness of ministry and chocolate!

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Young Adult Bible Study

This winter, we need some soul-food for a divided climate. We will take 5 weeks and look at “Different but not Divided: Practicing a Third Way” from The Work of the People. First gathering is open to any and all curious about hanging with other young adults. Dinner gathering at 7pm, Sunday January 14th, at Pastor Katy’s apartment complex. For exact address, email Katy@cumethodist.com.

 

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Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Baptism Class

All are welcome at this 9-10am class with the pastors on  Saturday, January 13th! From parents planning to have kids, to children and adults who have never been baptized, this is a great step in learning more about baptism at Christ UMC. Come ready for playtime for kids, snacks, coffee and good conversation. Sign up by contacting the church office; 507 289 4019. Please RSVP!

 

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Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Peace

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We all need a plan for our money.  Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan!  Financial Peace University is a 9-week group class that is led by a volunteer coordinator. Through faith-based video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get participants from where they are to where they dreamed they could be. This plan will shows how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend, and save wisely.

FPU will meet every Monday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, beginning January 8, 2018 and will be coordinated by Colleen Johnson.  Classes are fun, engaging, and will challenge current money management behavior. FPU covers financial topics relevant to everyone at any stage of life and in any financial situation — whether you are doing well or drowning in debt, a college student or about to retire. This class is designed to help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.. Specific topics include debt reduction strategies,  creating a zero-based budget, preparing for emergencies, cash-flow planning, the role of insurance, saving for college/retirement, the role marketing plays on our financial decisions, as well as the ways different people relate to money.

Participants are required to purchase an FPU Membership kit per "family unit". FPU kits are purchased directly from Dave Ramsey’s website and generally costs $129, but often goes on sale. Kits should be purchased prior to the first class if possible.

To Register and purchase your FPU Membership Kit visit https://fpu.com/1052861

 

For more information email FPUCoachColleen@gmail.com or call Colleen at (507) 254-3455

 

To learn more about FPU, click this link to view a video from Dave Ramsey>> https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/preview/

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Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Nebraska Wesleyan Choir

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On Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 7pm, the touring choir of Nebraska Wesleyan University will present a concert in the Sanctuary. It will be a mixture of secular and sacred music, from all historical periods and parts of the world—from Renaissance motets to African American Spirituals.

There will be a potluck starting at 5pm before the concert. We need some participants and helpers.

If you want to bring food, send an email to David@cumethodist.com. 

 

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Jan
1
to Jan 31

Lenten Devotional 2018: This Happened.

 

 This year the theme is: This Happened.

What are the core stories that your family tells or that you tell?  What do those stories speak about who you are and what matters to you?  When have you encountered surprising grace or unlikely visits from the Holy?  

We ask that you write up those stories and submit them to Gwen Ravenhorst at Gwen@cumethodist.com. You can submit a favorite poem if that seems best.  The stories will be sent out daily to our email list.  We will print up a limited number of paper copies for those who don’t use email. Deadline for submission is January 31st.

Ash Wednesday (February 14th) marks the first day of Lent this year. If you are subscribed to our online mailing list, you will be receiving Lent daily devotional messages straight to your email inbox! You will also see these posted on our Facebook page.  
 

 

  • If you are not subscribed: send an email to email@cumethodist.com to get added to our list! 

 

 

 

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Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Service of Lessons & Carols

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This ancient rite includes scripture readings for the last Sunday in Advent. The Chancel Choir, Christ Singers and Youth Choir will all sing seasonal anthems alternating with congregational hymns. It’s a final preparation for the Nativity, which we will celebrate later in the day. 

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