Christ United Methodist Church

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
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
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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Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Couple's Retreat. Come Away with Us!

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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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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Jul
12
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 July 12th at 8:30am, or any second Wednesday of the month. All are welcome!

 

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Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

Thank You Party for John Varona

 

We will be holding a ceremony in the Commons to formally thank John Varona for his musical talents and time as our interim Music Director and Organist on Sunday, July 9th in between the 9 and 11am services.

THANK YOU greatly to John Varona for filling a big position at CUMC the past few months.  We are so appreciative of your volunteerism and sharing your skills with us. 

 

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Jun
26
to 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!

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Jun
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

From the Ashes Advance Screening

From the Ashes- Wednesday, June 21st

7pm in the ECC (Education Conference Center)

www.fromtheashesfilm.com

We are excited to announce the opportunity to host an advance screening of the new documentary film, From the Ashes. Produced by RadicalMedia, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, this is a screening you won’t want to miss. The National Geographic global broadcast of this film will premiere on June 25th.

 

“From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and it’s future. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the ‘war on coal’ to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.”

 

This is a great opportunity for our faith community to discuss positive actions towards a clean energy future, protection of creation, and the health of our planet. 

 

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Jun
18
10:15am10:15am

Third Sunday Forum: The Need and Cost of Child Care

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Marlene Jehnke, from Families First, will share the cost of child care and the need in Rochester for both available and affordable child care. Marlene has been the Services Director at Families First for six years and oversees three programs: Child Care Aware, Early Learning Scholarships, and the Crisis Nursery Program. She has worked with youth and family programs for many years and with the YMCA in Rochester and Houston, Texas. Marlene received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Houston.

 

As CUMC considers opening THRIVE!: A Child Care and Family Resource Center, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear how we can provide a needed service to the Rochester community.

 

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