25 people met with Damon Riggs and Paul Edmonson last Wednesday, August 1 for the first meeting of the new Christ UMC disaster response team. They discussed the roles and responsibilities of the team and the plans for continued training to help them become prepared for future disaster response missions.
Our Pantry Pile-up continues to be a wonderful source of help to those in need. This month we are collecting packages of new children’s underpants in various sizes for boys and girls.
As you are aware, the orphanage in South Sudan is well underway and going to drastically change the lives of many helpless children. Although the building itself will provide shelter for the children, it does not guarantee food, clean water, clothing, education or medical care.
Seven members of the Women of Worth Bible study group recently spent a few days at Red Bird Mission, a United Methodist sponsored mission in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. They packed and loaded commodities and spent time at the Senior Center doing crafts.
The Mustard Tree Ministry needs your help! CUMC will help make and serve meal to the homeless of Chattanooga on the 5th Thursday of the month.
Katy Higgins, a member here at Christ Church, is leading an effort to construct a new ministry for orphaned children around the world. God calls christians to care for fatherless and orphaned children, to ease their suffering.
Our mission is to learn how to grow healthy fruits and vegetables, and give them to people who are in need of them. This ministry will have several benefits for you: quality family or friend time, meeting other church members, empower your family to grow their own food, and educate your family about healthy eating habits. Help by weeding, harvesting, or delivering the crops.
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.
We are proud to announce another new ministry opportunity at Christ Church! Christ Church will be assisting the Partnership Family Violence Center as it reaches out to serve our community.
Gleaning is the ancient, biblically-based practice of gathering those portions of the crop left behind after the harvest. (See the book of Ruth for a good example!)
Please consider making a donation of clothing or household goods to The Bethlehem ReSource Center at 4413 Brainerd Road, next to the Brainerd UMC.
Prayer Shawl Ministry is a way to share the gift of knitting or crocheting with those who are in need of comforting. The group meets the third Thursday of the month in the Adult Building, A-2. For more information, contact Linda Anderson at 892-4323.
Did you know Christ Church has a clothes closet? We have a wonderful ministry in which we give away clothing to all that have needs. If you know of folks who need clothing, please refer them here on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am - 12 noon.
The mission of the Fix-It team @ St Andrews group is to be a part of maintaining the St Andrews facility as a welcoming place that honors the heritage of faithful ministry, reflects the service and growth opportunities offered today and inspires a vision of faithful sharing as diverse neighbors –from all walks of life and all nations, come to learn, work and play together in community.
Elmcroft Ministry reaches out to the residents at Elmcroft’s Alzheimer’s unit. Join us the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for an afternoon of crafts with the residents. The group meets during the school year August - May at the church at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please call Norma Lane at 706/937-3025.
Care & Share Ministry is a small group ministry to help church families during times of need. The purpose of Care & Share is to provide meals for families.
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is a non-profit clinic that serves the working poor in the Chattanooga area. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at the clinic, both for those with medical and non-medical backgrounds. For more information, call Sonia Wrate at 855-8220.
Did you know skipping lunch one day could save a child's life? The United Methodist Church, the NBA, and Sports Illustrated have teamed up to fight malaria, a disease that kills one child in Africa every 30 seconds.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving XUnitedYouth, our middle and high school students, went out in the community with one guiding force: HUNGER! The hunger that guided them was not their own, but the hunger that many have on Thanksgiving because they cannot afford their own meals.