Christ United Methodist Church

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?

May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Church Conference

Date of Conference: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time of Meeting:  7:00pm 

Presiding Elders: Rev. Elizabeth Macaulay, Cindy Gregorson (Director of Ministries)

Agenda:  1) approve moving forward with THRIVE!: A Family Resource and Child Center 2) approve capital campaign to fund building renovations. 

*full members will be able to vote

Jun
2
12:00 pm12:00

Jeremiah Program Campus Tour

Please join us for a Community Tour of our Minneapolis Jeremiah Program Campus on Friday, June 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Jeremiah Program CEO Gloria Perez, Minneapolis Child Development Director Debra Brown, and a Jeremiah resident will speak at the event. Transportation will be provided.  We will leave the Rochester Area Foundation parking lot (12 Elton Hills Drive NW) at noon and return approximately 5:00 p.m. Please contact JoMarie Morris, jmorris@jeremiahprogram.org or (507)254-7901 to RSVP by May 17th.   

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!

Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

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! More details to follow. 
 
If you would like to inquire now, go to: www.cumethodist.com/baptism and fill out the Baptism Inquiry Form!


May
24
10:00 am10:00

Mild Cognitive Impairment Group Meeting

The Mild Cognitive Impairment Group will meet again on May 17th from 10-11am. We invite everyone living with MCI and their significant other to join us for lively discussion, laughter and understanding. Pastor Nancy serves as facilitator. Please contact her to join the confidential and caring group— nancy@cumethodist.com .

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
21
10:15 am10:15

Sunday Forum: What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty

PBS video, Ruby K. Payne , PH.D. presentation
 
As Christ United Methodist is focusing on the ways to “Break the Cycle of Poverty”, you won’t want to miss this presentation! Ruby Payne is the founder of Aha! Process and an author, speaker, publisher and career educator.  She is recognized internationally for her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty.
 
In this video she talks about the “hidden rules” among those living in poverty, middle class, and wealth.  The question is: “What can the faith community do to address poverty?”  Dr. Payne has a lot of interesting things to say that tie in finance, relationships, emotional and personal experiences, education, spiritual awakening, and employment. Come and find out the specifics with us!

May
19
May 21

Young Adult Retreat

Young Adult Retreat, May 19th-21st! Want to hang out with other young adults and “get away from it all”? Contact Katy about this $75 weekend experience. Transportation and fun are all included!

May
17
May 20

Spring Rummage Sale

SET UP: Wednesday, May 17th, 9am-5pm and Thursday, May 18th, 9am-3pm

SALE: Friday, May 19th, 8am-5pm

$2 BAG SALE: Saturday, May 20th, 8:30am-1pm

 

The UMW Spring Rummage Sale will be held May 17th-20th. The UMW Rummage Sale is a very important mission project for our church - proceeds help meet UMW pledges 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 help during the setup on Wednesday and cleanup after the sale on Saturday. Setup is Wednesday from 9am - 5pm and Thursday from 9am-3pm.  Church members can shop on Thursday from 3pm - 5:30pm.  The sale is Friday from 8am - 5pm and the $2 bag sale is Saturday from 8:30am - 1:00pm.
 
We will also have a coffee shop on Friday, May 19th.  Donations of cookies, bars, and muffins are needed. Please bring donations to the church kitchen on Thursday and mark "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) with questions. We thank you in advance!  

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
13
4:00 pm16:00

Young Adult Cookout

Cookout! Saturday, May 13th at 4pm at Foster Arends Park near the pavilion. Ages 18-40, or basically “self described” young adults. Kids are welcome, too! We will provide hot dogs, veggie burgers, and lemonade. Bring a side to share and other beverages for yourself.

May
4
10:00 am10:00

Service of Remembrance (United Methodist Women)

Join the United Methodist Women for the Service of Remembrance on May 4th at 10am in the Chapel. We will be memorializing 8 women. Pastor Martha Hendricks will lead us. John Varona and Katy Lee will provide the music.  A salad luncheon will follow in the Commons.  All are welcome.  

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.

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! 

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