One Great Hour of Sharing

I had a friend who, for a time, was a District Superintendent for the United Methodist Church in the Florida Annual Conference. A couple of years after a devastating hurricane ravaged her area, she remarked on the assistance various faith groups offered. Her observation was that some groups, with great publicity arrived with large trucks, worked a few days and left. She was grateful for their presence.

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United Methodist Women: Faith, Hope, and Love in Action

Hampton Elementary School is the new local mission project for the UMW. The children who attend this school are precious as are all of God’s children. However, they live in an impoverished neighborhood in Greensboro and attend a school that is one of the lowest performing in the state.

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This Sunday at Christ Church: February 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, is the first Sunday in Lent. Rev. Michael F. Bailey will begin our Lenten sermon series, Fatal Attractions, with the sermon, “Fatal Attractions: Satisfaction with Personal Status Quo”. Due to our Ash Wednesday services being canceled, we will offer the imposition of ashes at our Sunday morning services.

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2014 Finances in Focus

2014 was a year of transition at Christ Church. We have a great congregation that has shown real strength through the move of John Bletsch and the passing of Susan Norman Vickers. That strength and commitment to Christ Church is visible through the generosity of our members, both financially and through service.

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DR Mission Team News

Please keep in your prayers our Dominican Republic Mission team of five members, Mark Ledford, Randy Watkins, Dave Amos, Scott Willets and Dennis Wilson as they serve the week of February 22 through 28. They will begin building columns for a second floor addition to the church school with our partnering church, Igelsia Evangelica Metodista Libre in San Pedro de Macoris. Randy Watkins and Christ Church answered a calling six years ago when they first started construction on the school with members of the local church. During this partnership, each Summer mission trip has included a Vacation Bible School for 400 children, a medical mission and in 2014 completion of the school's first floor, sidewalks and security gate. Our goal is to erect nine columns this week in order to build the walls during the next trip happening from July 7 to July 13, 2015.

If you feel called to serve with this mission team, we are still accepting willing disciples for a larger mission trip from July 7 to 13, 2015. We hope to continue construction on the second floor, lead a VBS and direct a medical clinic for 5 days in the local community. Many opportunities for all to make disciples for Christ, no experience required, just open hearts and open minds to serve.

Feel free to contact one of the team leaders, Mark Ledford at or 336-317-1013, or Anna Brown at 

Children’s Hot Dog Lunch Update

Our children raised $1,396 to go towards the Bible School in the Dominican Republic and Out of the Garden Backpack Ministries! We thank the Curtis family for donating all of the hot dogs, and for our children and families for donating the desserts. Our children did a great job serving the Congregation. It was a good day serving God! 

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You+Me=We Marriage Seminar Invitation from Facilitator Bob Nations

What would it mean to your marriage if you dedicated some time on one Saturday to focus totally on your partner and your relationship? Here is your opportunity to stop and take a fresh look at your relationship and discover healthier ways to communicate with each other.

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