Christ United Methodist Church

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
22
10:15am10:15am

Gallery 405 "Meet the Artist": Photographer, Bill Schmidt

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Do You Like Art and Photography? Join the art gallery committee here at CUMC! We’d love to have you at our next meeting—October 19th at 5:15pm in the Library. Contact nikki@cumethodist.com with questions. Walk through the gallery to see Bill Schmidt’s photography series— “Transitions”.

 

Bill Schmidt will give an artist talk about his work on Sunday, October 22nd, 10:15-11am in the Fireside Room.

 

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Oct
27
4:30pm 4:30pm

Haunted House

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Guess what?! THE YOUTH HAUNTED HOUSE IS BACK (for Trunk or Treat)! We will hang out, have fun, watch Halloween movies in the Bell Room, and begin set up for Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 27th after school from 4:30-6:30 (free pizza!) and finish between 2-5pm on Sunday October 29th. Join in as actors in the festivities from 5-7pm on Sunday at the Trunk or Treat event! Bring your favorite costumes and Halloween decorations, and your friends!

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Oct
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Trunk or Treat!

Hot Dogs! Candy! Music! Haunted House!
And, of course...popcorn.
Could you ask for more?

Come and Trunk or Treat at Christ United Methodist Church! All are welcome! This is a fun, friendly, and safe place for people of all ages who are looking for a good excuse to wear their Halloween outfits more than once! Prizes for "Most Creative," "Most 2017 Relevant" and "Funniest" decorated trunks. 

Show up, wear a costume, bring friends (the more friends you bring, the more raffle tickets you get) eat, and enjoy!

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Nov
19
10:15am10:15am

Third Sunday Forum: Building Strong Community and Youth that Can Change the World

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When: November 19th. Forum from 10:15-11:am. Lunch at noon. Session from 12:30-2:30pm.

Cost: $10 (for lunch, Derek is generously donating his time!)

Register by: November 1st. Contact Katy if you want to register after this date.

 

Do you want to live in a strong community? A strong community is one where youth are empowered and grow strong and full of “grit”. A strong community is one where the aging don’t feel alone, where they are adopted into groups of young adults, with new grandchildren to dote upon when theirs live across the country. This is the kind of intergenerational community that we seek to create, and a great place to start is through Christ UMC’s “It Takes a Village” event.

 

We are excited to introduce Derek Peterson, Founder and CEO of ICAR-US, Institute for Community and Adolescent Resiliency, Unifying Solutions. ICAR-US offers education, materials, and support to individuals (adults and youth), schools, agencies, communities, and statewide organizations in their youth development related work.

 

I (Pastor Katy) had coffee with Derek in St. Paul this summer and was “WOW”d! Anyone who is related to Aileen Williams (he’s her son-in-law) is of course going to be fantastic, but Derek is special. He has traveled all over the world to help communities grow strong, particularly by teaching new language around empowering kids and youth to create support systems from a young age.

 

THIS IS NOT JUST FOR PARENTS! This is for pretty much everyone including children, youth, parents, grandparents, mentors, people who were at one time a teenager, people off the street. Anyone! Growing a strong community will not happen without each of YOU! So come; bring your friend or sibling or kid or spouse or new acquaintance. We’ll see you all there.

 

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Oct
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

Thrift on Fifth Grand Opening

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We’re opening a thrift store! Our grand opening is Wednesday, October 11th from 4-7pm! Thrift on Fifth is located on the lower-level of Christ United Methodist Church in what was “Room 9.” Enter through the main doors, go down the main stairs and to the right to check it out! To get involved or inquire aboutmaking a donation, contact the church office (507 289 4019) and leave your name and number with a volunteer. Someone will be in contact soon!  See Thrift on Fifth online at: www.cumethodist.com/thrift-on-fifth

 

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Oct
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Kick Off Meeting

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Christ United Methodist ChurchSt. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light invite you to join a coalition of Rochester faith communities exploring solar power and energy efficiency as effective ways to Care for Creation.

Kickoff meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th St. N.W.

Please RSVP by submitting this form.

Dear YOU:

As we learn more about the real and troubling impact of climate change, people of faith in Rochester and throughout Minnesota increasingly are exploring how to deepen the work of caring for God’s creation. At Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, we hear the question, “What else can my mosque, synagogue or church do?” nearly every day.

We answer that question by inviting faith communities to prayerfully consider how to translate the values of their traditions into powerful action to support climate justice. For many communities, that means exploring both energy efficiency and clean energy from community-based solar power.

Many faith organizations are eager to move forward. But they don’t know where to start in navigating the decision-making process. What solutions are most effective? How much does solar cost? How do our choices align with our community’s values?

Fortunately, faith communities do not have to start from scratch or work in isolation to answer these questions. People of faith in a number of regions already are joining together to collaborate, share knowledge and build momentum for cost-effective solutions. We are assembling a similar Faith & Solar Coalition of churches, synagogues and mosques in Rochester, and we invite you to help.

Given the scale and complexity of climate change, we need your community’s gifts, insights and commitment if we’re going to make real progress toward climate justice. Will you join us at our kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th St. N.W.?

In gratitude,

Brett Benson
Operations Director
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
brettbenson@mnipl.org
651-368-1226

For the coalition planning team:

Tom Williamson
Christ United Methodist Church
tomwilliamson75@gmail.com
507-269-4234

Dan Nemes
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
nemesde@gmail.com
314-956-6632

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Oct
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Young Adult Bible Study: Sunday Family Dinner

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Join us as we launch a new version of Young Adult Bible study! We will meet at 7pm on Sunday nights from October 8th until November 19th. We will eat a meal and talk through chapters of Rob Bell’s “What is the Bible?” HOMEWORK IS OPTIONAL, NOT REQUIRED! Just show up any week, or all weeks, to check in about life and pray with one another. Pastor Katy will send out weekly “cliff notes” and we will have talking points ready for drop-ins. To get on Katy’s Young Adult email list, email her at katy@cumethodist.com

 

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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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Oct
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Next ASP (Appalachia Service Project)

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Our first introduction meeting is October 1st at 7pm in the ECC (Education Conference Center). Are you interested in being a leader? Come check us out! The trip this year is July 7-16th, 2018, for students who have finished 9-12th grade. Cost: $300

 

More information and forms can be found at: www.cumethodist.com/missions

 

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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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Sep
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Party in the Labyrinth

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Lawn games, 80's outfit contest, and friendly competition to bring the most friends with you! The winner of the most collective points will win 4 tickets to the Rochester Escape Room! We'll finish with dessert, outdoor movie, and a bonfire. BRING ALL THE PEOPLE! HAVE ALL THE FUN!

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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
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
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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