Many of you have inquired about how you and the church can respond to the devastation in the Philippines. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the channel we will send our money.
Our Breakfast With Santa & Silent Auction is Saturday morning, December 7th from 9-11 a.m. We need all types of items for the auction (business services or goods, gift certificates, crafts, or other NEW items).
Lawrence Clark is retiring from his position this month as Minister of Pastoral Care for Christ Church. He has served in ministry for over 60 years and been a vital part of our church staff for several of those years.
This year we will have our first ever Christmas Eve Eve service on Monday, December 23rd at 7pm in the sanctuary.
The Middle School Christ Choir will present "Christmas Memories" in the Commons on Sunday, Dec. 15th at 7 p.m.
The Metropolitan Bells will present a handbell concert of Christmas music Tuesday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary.
We just received word that the 40,026 meals we packed for the Stop Hunger Now event on Oct. 6th have been shipped!
The next meeting of the Book Review Group will be Sat.,Dec.14th at 8 AM in the Adult Bldg., Room A-13. Bring your favorite Christmas book or Christmas children’s book to summarize to the group. Questions contact Becky Hall 892-9363.
Today’s Life class is beginning a six week DVD-based study of Max Lucado's book Fearless, Sundays, at 10:00 in room M-2.
Our pledges now total $1,441,518. This level of giving will pay off our building debt in nine and one half years at our current low interest rate and about twelve years at projected higher future interest rates. Cards are still coming in, and if you have not yet pledged, please turn in your pledge card at the office or drop it in the offering plate as soon as you can.
East Ridge Cares is starting soon! ER Cares is an after-school mentoring, tutoring, and feeding program for children living in extended stay hotels.
We have created a blog to help keep everyone up to date on the progress of Grace Home, the orphanage being built in the South Sudan.
There are members of our congregation who have difficulty finding transportation to various medical appointments. If you would be willing to be a part of our “Christ’s Chauffeurs” ministry, please contact Debbie Hafling at 718-0377.
Christmas Party for The Bethlehem Center Children is Monday, December 9th from 5 - 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. We provide a sit-down meal, crafts and activities. Volunteers are needed. If you would like to join in the fun, please call Red Dueker at 618-4519.
The Tri-Octaves present The Bethlehem Center's Annual Christmas Concert with The Soulful Sounds of Christmas.
Save the date! Mark your calendar now for the 13th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Thursday, December 12th from 6-9pm.
Our Church family will once again celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with special Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. On Tuesday, December 24th. We will have services in the sanctuary at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. that feature special music by the choir, instrumental ensemble, brass, Doug Richesin, and by the sharing of candlelight. The message will be given by Rev. Mark Flynn.
Communion for Shut-Ins is being offered this year during the Advent season. Please contact Rev. Lawrence Clark at 423-843-2523 if you know of anyone who would benefit from this special ministry.
ChristKidzLive will present "Mission: Christmas Child" on Wed. December 11th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.
On Friday, Dec. 6th (9-6) and Saturday, Dec. 7th (9 to noon), we are SO blessed to be able to offer Genevieve Bond merchandise at reduced prices, just in time for the Christmas shopping!
The Costa Rica Mission Trip for 2014 has been set for July 19-26, 2014. The last three years the team has worked on new buildings at a church in Pocora, a small town northeast of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.
LIFE is an educational and enrichment program for persons 50 years and over. The Winter Session begins on Thursday, January 9th in the Adult Building.
The Ladies Supper Club will be meeting Tuesday, January 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Bonefish Grill on Gunbarrel Rd.
Room In The Inn is a local shelter for women and their children who are in need of short-term food and lodging. Christ Church provides the evening meal 3 times a month.
Openings are available in the donut cutting and coffee ministries. Donut ministry involves cutting and setting out donuts for two services; requires 1-2 hours about once per quarter.
Baked Blessings, a ministry of Christ Church, is an opportunity for individuals or families to bake cookies or brownies for people who are homeless.
FYI . . .Did you know that Kari Martin, our Director of New Members, is available to help people find a place to be in ministry? Interested? Call Kari at 892-9363.