Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. The people of the United Methodist Church The Messenger Christ United Methodist Church A Welcoming and Affirming Congregation Remodeling Update Sunday, January 25 8:30 & 11:00 Worship 9:40 Sunday School/Coffee 3:00 Brass Rehearsal Monday, January 26 9:15 Naomi Circle, Room A 5:30 Serenity Singers Tuesday, January 27 7:30 40th & A Neighborhood Association, Room B Wednesday, January 28 11:00 WWEC, Room B 5:00 Wednesday Nite Bites Youth Group serving pizza casserole, salad, fruit, and cookies 5:45 Children’s Choir 6:00 Glory Ringers 6:15 Men’s Choir 6:45 Youth Choir 7:00 Chancel Choir Thursday, January 29 9:30 Women’s Bible Study, Room A Friday, January 30 1:30 UMW Book Review, Room B Sunday, February 1 8:30 & 11:00 Worship 9:40 Sunday School/Coffee 3:00 Brass Rehearsal Monday, February 2 9:15 Naomi Circle, Room A 5:30 Serenity Singers Tuesday, February 3 Messenger Deadline Wednesday, February 4 11:00 WWEC, Room B 5:00 Wednesday Nite Bites 5:45 Children’s Choir 6:00 Glory Ringers 6:00 Middle School Youth Group 6:15 Men’s Choir 6:45 Youth Choir 7:00 Chancel Choir 7:15 High School Youth Group (cont. next page) January 23, 2015 We can all be very proud of the vision our church has in its remodeling the basement under the sanctuary and lower level of the education wing. The lower level of the education wing will add significantly to the size of our daycare, which has a waiting list. The remodeling under our sanctuary will give new space to our children’s choir and youth groups as well as the boy scout troop that meets here. It will also provide a new space for our weekly support groups—two groups of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Ala-teen, four groups of Overeaters Anonymous, two TOPS groups—and other groups that meet less than weekly. You are invited to take the elevator to the basement and see the work progressing rapidly as walls go up and other contractors do their work. With all the progress, we need people that are enthused about new opportunities of doing ministries here at Christ UMC to explore possibilities that can reach people in a variety of different ways. I challenge people of our church to begin looking at possibilities to add to our church as we continue into the future, being a vital ministry and worship center in Lincoln. Thank You! Happy New Year and sincere thanks for all those who shared their sympathy and stories about Don “Fox” Bryant. The cards, calls, memorials, and food were greatly appreciated and we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of caring for Fox and our family. We treasure the stories and the old acquaintances renewed. To God the glory. -Pedie Bryant & Family We would like to extend our sincerest thank you to the members of the prayer shawl group for the beautiful blanket our daughter, Kallie, received for her baptism on January 4. That was so unexpected and will make a beautiful keepsake for such a special event. Thank you! -Joey, Jaime, and Kallie Carder Greetings from Willow, Alaska! Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for your recent gift to the ministries of Willow UMC! As we move into this new year, we’re excited to see how God works in this place. Thanks for being part of it! -Pastor Dan Wilcox Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the gifts you have chosen to give us (collected and taken to Epworth Village by Connie Karges). In-kind gifts are invaluable to us. We so appreciate your generosity and the time spent in service to our mission here. Your compassion for the youth and families we serve warms our hearts. -Marcia Schlegelmilch, PR/Fundraising Coordinator at Epworth Messenger Schedule Submit by February 3 for mailing February 6 Submit by February 17 for mailing February 20 Senior Pastor Reverend Jim Miller (402) 984-9358 Visitation Pastor Reverend Bob Neben Office Administrator/ Children’s Choir Amanda Kenney Building Superintendent Randy Cary Education and Children’s Ministries Kim Garrison Music Director Jenny Jensen Organist/Pianist/ Men’s Choir John Ross Middle School Youth Group Leader Chris Ruiz CUMC Brass Mark Eldred Serenity Singers Connie Adams Christ Academy Director Cindy Laughter Additional Staff Alyssa Covert Kim Dilley Ashley Dodd Nancy Graviette Rosetta Hardy Kristen Harvey Taylor Kirby Tim Krahling Ashley Krieger Jessica Ludvik Melissa Lyman Morgan Malone Tiffany Medley Maria Murillo Brooke Rhoads Jennifer Russell Miranda Smith Brittany Snell Jillian Swaink Elizabeth Swearngin Brianna Zeeb Sunday Nursery Jackie Heckman What’s Happening? (Please help us keep up-to-date with hospital stays/births/deaths etc. by calling the church office at 489-9618. The information will be listed in the newsletter and bulletin if we have the individual’s permission to do so.) (cont. from page 1) Thursday, February 5 9:30 Women’s Bible Study, Room A Friday, February 6 1:00 Messenger Assembly, Room A 6:30 Scrapbooking, Room A Sunday, February 8 8:30 & 11:00 Worship 9:40 Sunday School/Coffee 3:00 Brass Rehearsal 5:30 Music Recital Students of Lisa Myers Doris Kneer, Art Nicolai, and Chuck Phillips at Tabitha. Jennifer Harms at Friend Manor. Kallie Kay Carder, daughter of Jaime and Joey Carder, born October 16, 2014, was baptized January 4. Grandparents are Terry and Nadine Link; greatgrandmother is Vera Ficke. Welcome Cael Henry McCormick, son of Mark and Ashley McCormick, born December 26, 2014. Grandparents are Randy and Nancy Henry; greatgrandparents are Ray and Elayne Henry. Box Packing Supplies Needed The Great Plains Conference UMW library, housed here at Christ UMC and managed by Mary Ann Bede, could reuse any packing supplies you might have. Bubble wrap or plastic air pockets are useful when filling the boxes with books to mail. If you have any supplies you’d like to donate, please bring them to the church office. Thank you! Non-Profit Org U.S. Postage PAID Lincoln, NE Permit No. 55 Christ United Methodist Church 4530 A Street Lincoln, NE 68510 (402) 489-9618 christumclinc.org January 23, 2015 Change service requested WORSHIP SERVICES Sunday, 8:30 and 11:00 am SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday, 9:40 am Acolytes January 25 8:30 11:00 February 1 8:30 11:00 February 8 8:30 11:00 Molly Garrison Ryan Florell Liam Renard Jane Jewell Adrianna Soriente Tristan Welch Greeters January 25 8:30 Mary Poppe, Deb Van Dusen, Mary and Jim Kulhanek 11:00 Les Williams, Phyllis Maurer, Evelyn and Jerry Rauch February 1 Volunteers Needed! February 8 Volunteers Needed! Fellowship Servers January 25 February 1 February 8 Bev Noble and Lois Gleaves Shari and Joe Nigro Bob and Shelley Witte Communion Helpers February 1 8:30 Del and Julie Williams, Cathy Hiemer 11:00 Bob and Julie McLean, Phil Bede UMW News The UMW Unit meeting will be held Wednesday, February 4, beginning in the sanctuary at 11:45. Carter Hulinsky will tell about his trip to Ireland as the program, with an introduction by Ardie Wilcher. The noon meal will be provided by Miriam Circle. The Fifth Friday UMW Book Review will be held on Friday, January 30, at 1:30 p.m. in Room B. Mildred Gardner will review the 2015 Education for Mission book, Faith and Struggle on Smoky Mountain, by Benigno P. Beltran. One book review in depth may count as having read the book. Come! Everyone is welcome! Legislative Briefing Day will be held on Saturday, February 14, at Christ UMC. Organized by Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska and held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the list of workshops include: poverty, human trafficking, the ACA, advocacy, children’s issues, immigration, creation care, young adults as advocates, education, and prison reform. A $20 preregistration fee is due by February 2 to the Interchurch Ministries office. The registration fee includes your choice of any three of the topics and a noon luncheon. Additional information is available at the hospitality desk.
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