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If you would like to request a new name tag, please submit your first and last name to Sarah Snider (email@example.com; 336-299-1571). The first tag is free; additional tags are $5. If you have already ordered a new tag, please pick it up at the Connection Point Desk on Sunday morning or at the Church Office during the week.
Ever wish you had the latest directory to look up someone's address or to put a name with a face you see at church? Here is our opportunity to create a church directory for CUMC in a new way. Please submit a casual photo of your household to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1. The new directory will be available digitally and in print in January 2018.
The CUMC Endowment is soliciting grant requests for 2017-2018. Each year our Endowment disburses funds to support CUMC's outreach and ministries. Supported areas include Missions, Christian Education Scholarships, Building and Grounds, andspecial needs. Are you aware of a project that can benefit from this additional financial support? If so, please submit a Gift Request form, available at christgreensboro.org/endowment, by September 24. Requests will be reviewed during September and October.
Adult Sunday School for the Fall
9:50 - 10:50am
General Questions about Adult Sunday Morning Spiritual Formation and Discipleship?
Contact Caren Martin (Adult Sunday School Coordinator) email@example.com
Anne Dooley (Staff – Senior Director of Discipleship Ministries) firstname.lastname@example.org
Aldersgate Bible: Room 213
We will be finishing up the Gospel of Mark for the next month. Our teachers are from our own Class – excellent and well prepared!
The Asbury Class: Chapel
Our time together is based on adult Bible studies and our fall theme is Covenants with God.Our Lessons this quarter call us to remember who we are, whose we are, what God has promised us, and what we have promised God. Taught by a variety of teachers.
Contact: Shirley Minter, email@example.com
Cokesbury Class: Room 106
- September 10 - " Does God Speak to Us Through Our Animals?" Ron Hamilton
- September 17 - Rev. Louis Timberlake
- September 24 - Rev. Morris Brown
- October 1 thru November 5 - Jim Genova will lead our class using his newly written book, If God is the Answer, What Is the Question?
Contact: Ritchie Fishburne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dimensions: Library/Disciple Room
Our Study Topic for the first six weeks will be "Weekly Devotional Themes" (Principles That Give Life, Called to Serve, God Cares for Us, etc.).
Contact: Robin Britt, email@example.com
Faith and Family Class: Disciple Room
C.L.O.S.E.R. Families: Finding Unity in Christ - In this six-week study, Jade and Karyn Dickerson will lead us as we examine how the Bible guides us in coming together as a family. "Closer" not only relates to unity, but also each session that will examine family dynamics: Calling, Loving, Obeying, Serving, Experiencing, and Relying. Contact: Katie Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org or Meredith Bulen email@example.com
Faith Matters: Room 215
Our Class for the fall will be dIscussion centered around the classic devotional book My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers along with A Daily Companion to My Utmost for His Highest by Jed and Cecilie Macosko.
Contact: Alan Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship Class: Room 110
Mark Smith will teach 6 weeks on "The Parables & the Christian themes they illustrate."
Contact: Susan Caldwell Susan.Caldwell@coldwellbanker.com, Karen Foster: email@example.com
The running theme of the group is to create a supportive and creative environment where all walks of life can attend, "open their arms," and be open to receiving and working with God's gifts. Shared experiences are created out of thin air, using the fundamentals of improvisational theatre. Contact: Cory Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW - Journeys 2.0: Parlor
We are starting with a four-week study on prayer. Our first Sunday will be September 10, but this will just be social time with food.
Contact: Suzanne Sampson email@example.com
Koinonia: Room 205
Koinonia combines lecture/discussion formats, primarily led by Linda Danford. Content is divided between Bible study and contemporary works of literature or commentary. Each year is at least one unit of study on Church history. We warmly welcome singles or couples.
Contact: Linda Danford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montagnard Class: Room 209
This class sings Montagnard hymns, discusses the weekly sermon and scripture, and prays for members needs. Koho is the spoken language.
Contact: Jennifer Lieng, email@example.com
Next Step: Basement
Our class does hands-on mission work on Sunday mornings, and we typically have projects that we work on together out side of class as well. Over the next month or so we will be working on Flood Buckets for victims of Hurricane Harvey, and we will finish up Journey Bags for people who are starting chemo and children who are displaced and in the foster care. We will be working on our Furniture Mission to get a more consistent pick up schedule and praying for a new storage facility. We would love to have anyone join our class and our activities.
Contact: Anna Waldrop firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Gray email@example.com
Seekers: Room 101
Our beginning study for the fall will be the book A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story (Diana Butler Bass). We expect this study to take 8 - 10 weeks. Duane Morford will be the facilitator.
Contact: Bob Greear firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a way to help with Hurricane Harvey relief? Our Next Step Sunday School class is collecting Flood Buckets, monetary donations, and supplies.
Sunday, September 3: Please visit our table in the Gathering Space for more details on the buckets. We will also be accepting monetary donations. Checks can be made to Christ UMC with "Flood buckets" in the memo line, or you can give online.
Sunday, September 10: Flood buckets and monetary donations can be dropped off at the Flood Bucket trailer in the front of the church. This will be the deadline for both monetary donations and the Flood Buckets themselves.
There will also be a shelf in the Holy Grounds for additional donations.