Christ United Methodist Church

Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Litter Bit Better @ CUMC!

RNeighbors is a Rochester community neighborhood resource center. Every year for one week in April they sponsor community groups to go out and CLEAN UP this town, block by block! We’ll be participating by walking around our neighborhood and around Soldier’s Field Park during our usually scheduled CU Wednesdays event (open to the public! all are welcome!) Meet in the Commons at Christ United Methodist Church at 6pm-- families, kids, adults, youth, whoever! We'll have bags and the registration form! 

May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Intergenerational Concert: Bryan Moyer Suderman

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A concert with Bryan Moyer Suderman is an interactive and inspirational experience for all ages. Songs that get toes tapping, bodies moving, and hearts and voices singing. Audiences respond to the warmth of Bryan’s voice, the contagious nature of his songs, and his signature interactive style of singing and songleading.

Bryan Moyer Suderman is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose songs have become favourites for families and communities across North America and around the world. Bryan has a gift for writing and leading songs that are at once simple, profound, singable, and fun for all ages. Bryan has released 8 CDs  of his original "songs of faith for small and tall," and tours extensively, especially by train, throughout North America. Learn more about Bryan's music and performances at www.smalltallministries.com.

May
14
10:15 am10:15

A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses

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“A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses”

                        Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights

                        of all who are destitute. Speak out and judge fairly; defend the rights

                        of the poor and needy. — Proverbs 31:8-9

 

Sundays following 9:00 AM service, May 14, May 21, and May 28th. 

 

           Dr. Warren Thompson will lead an exploration of both Old and New Testaments. This is an opportunity for participants to gain insight into the significance of the subject of poverty in scripture. How do these scriptures guide our response  to those in need today?

How does the Bible view the rich and the poor?  Who are the rich?  Who are the poor?

Two authors will be referenced:  Dr. Anne Bradley (co-editor of For the Least of These: A Biblical Response to Poverty).  This book  offers some practical responses.

Timothy Johnson, Sharing Possessions, What does Faith Demand?  Why should we give to the poor?

·         Is poverty alleviation a responsibility of the church?

·         What has God created us to do?.

·         How can  the  fight to end poverty be effective in our community?

May
19
May 20

Spring Rummage Sale

Save the date for the Spring Rummage Sale! The set up date is May 17th. So, as you are cleaning out your closets and doing that Spring cleaning, think of us with your gently used items!  Please note that this is a SAVE THE DATE! Event will not run on May 17th from noon until 1pm. Stay tuned for exact dates and times!

May
21
10:15 pm22:15

A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses

“A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses”

                        Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights

                        of all who are destitute. Speak out and judge fairly; defend the rights

                        of the poor and needy. — Proverbs 31:8-9

 

Sundays at 10:15am--  May 14, May 21, and May 28th. 

 

           Dr. Warren Thompson will lead an exploration of both Old and New Testaments. This is an opportunity for participants to gain insight into the significance of the subject of poverty in scripture. How do these scriptures guide our response  to those in need today?

How does the Bible view the rich and the poor?  Who are the rich?  Who are the poor?

Two authors will be referenced:  Dr. Anne Bradley (co-editor of For the Least of These: A Biblical Response to Poverty).  This book  offers some practical responses.

Timothy Johnson, Sharing Possessions, What does Faith Demand?  Why should we give to the poor?

·         Is poverty alleviation a responsibility of the church?

·         What has God created us to do?.

·         How can  the  fight to end poverty be effective in our community?

May
28
10:15 am10:15

A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses

“A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses”

                        Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights

                        of all who are destitute. Speak out and judge fairly; defend the rights

                        of the poor and needy. — Proverbs 31:8-9

 

Sundays at 10:15am May 14, May 21, and May 28th. 

 

           Dr. Warren Thompson will lead an exploration of both Old and New Testaments. This is an opportunity for participants to gain insight into the significance of the subject of poverty in scripture. How do these scriptures guide our response  to those in need today?

How does the Bible view the rich and the poor?  Who are the rich?  Who are the poor?

Two authors will be referenced:  Dr. Anne Bradley (co-editor of For the Least of These: A Biblical Response to Poverty).  This book  offers some practical responses.

Timothy Johnson, Sharing Possessions, What does Faith Demand?  Why should we give to the poor?

·         Is poverty alleviation a responsibility of the church?

·         What has God created us to do?.

·         How can  the  fight to end poverty be effective in our community?

Jun
26
Jun 30

Vacation Bible School: Maker Fun Factory

Vacation Bible School

June 26th-30th

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Gear up because this VBS gets kids out of their shell! Maker Fun Factory is a surprising Bible-based adventure your kids will love. The daily Bible point is carefully integrated into each station’s activities. At every stop, kids learn, grow, and have a great time!


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! 

Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

YOM HA SHOAH at B'nai Israel Synagogue

On Sunday, April 23rd, we will gather to remember victims of the Shoah/Holocaust in our annual observance of Yom Ha Shoah. The sacred act of remembering them binds us to them and ensures that they will never be forgotten. This is an occasion for all to come together in the sacred act of remembrance. Your presence would mean a great deal to the community.

1:00 p.m. B'nai Israel Synagogue (150 Seventh Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902)

Apr
23
10:15 am10:15

Mental Illness and Poverty…or is it Poverty and Mental Illness?

Sunday Forum April 23, 2017, 10:15 – 11:15AM, Hamline Room

Delivery of Mental Health Care to the Community Mental Illness and Poverty…or is it Poverty and Mental Illness?

Facilitators: 

Mark Williams, MD is a psychiatrist practicing in the Integrated Behavioral Health program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He studied Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College before attending medical school at the University of Minnesota. His psychiatric residency was at Mayo Clinic after which he spent several years working in cultural psychiatry with refugees in Oklahoma and the Twin Cities. He returned to Mayo in 1999 to join the staff where he has helped to develop the Integrated Behavioral Health Program. This model of care delivery has behavioral health providers embedded in primary care clinics to improve access to services. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology with many interests, including social determinants of health and health equity.

 

Carole Stiles, LICSW, received her Master in Social Work Degree from Smith College. Over the course of her career she worked in mental health, medical, and child welfare settings. For thirteen of those years, she directed the programs and services of an international child welfare agency. She has served as adjunct faculty at several graduate schools of social work. After retiring as Director of Social Work at Mayo Clinic in 2015, she has been acting as a social worker and facilitator for the Rochester Community Care Team and serves on the Mayo Clinic Behavioral Health Policy Work Group.

Apr
19
10:00 am10:00

Mild Cognitive Impairment Group

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The Mild Cognitive Impairment Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10 -11am in the Family Room. Our next meeting will be April 19th. This group is for persons with a cognitive impairment and for their support person(s).

Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

Easter Egg Hunt

The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a children’s Easter egg hunt inside the church on Easter Sunday after the 9AM worship service. The chocolate treats in the eggs are fair trade chocolate! Fair trade chocolate ensures the cocoa farmers are paid a fair price for their cocoa beans. It promotes responsible stewardship of the environment through the production process, and it ensures the farms growing the beans do not use child slave labor. Child slave labor is a huge problem in the cocoa industry. The company that produced this chocolate candy is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of the cooperative in Ghana that grows the cocoa. As owners, they get a share of the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global market. Come and have some fun with your kiddos, while supporting fair trade!

Apr
16
9:00 am09:00

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday | April 16

9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Sanctuary Worship

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

Fair Trade Easter Egg Hunt after 9AM Service

Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

All of Creation Pre-Easter Party

Pre-Easter Party | April 15

All of Creation

10 AM – 12:00 PM

Intergenerational celebration of new life

We’re celebrating the end of Lent with a pre-Easter extravaganza— cows, puppies, sheep,    bunnies, alpacas (all a possibility) at this party!

Do you have animals you’re willing to share?! Email Alisha@cumethodist.com.

 

Apr
12
7:05 pm19:05

Boundary Waters Trip Meeting

All 6th-9 th grade youth and their families: Come on over to our April 12th meeting in the Senior High Room at 7:05pm! Even if you haven’t signed up yet, that’s okay! Come ask questions and hear from some “boundary waters alumni” about the trip. Friends are invited and welcome as well!

Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

ASP (Appalachia Service Project) Brunch

The annual ASP Hosanna Brunch will be served on Sunday, April 9th from 9am- 12:30pm in Wesley Hall. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for kids 12 and under. Enjoy a restaurant quality brunch at a reasonable price while supporting this worthy mission. Contact Katy@cumethodist.com with questions.

Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Sunny Daze Beginner's Yoga

Gentle Beginner’s 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

Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Sunny Daze Saturday Morning Flow

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

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

 

 

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Sunny Daze Gentle Beginner's Yoga

Gentle Beginner’s 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

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!