September 2018 | Click to view

September 2018 | Click to view

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this week

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| TODAY | 9:15 a.m. & 10:40 a.m. | Modern Worship | Join us as this powerful recording artist brings their breathtaking vocals and acoustic vibe to our modern worship service.
EMBARK | TODAY | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area | A 3-week experience designed to lead us to Love God, Love People, and Change the World. Contact Lesly Barrow at for more information.
MISSIONS NIGHT: CROP DROP | WED., SEPT. 26 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Pavilion | Help us bag a truckload of produce to distribute to local agencies who assist the poor. Two one hour shifts are available and families are encouraged to serve together. Contact Brad Boland at for more information.
HIGH POINT | Every WED. | Join us for dinner and small groups from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Room C-221. Worship will be in the Christ Center Assembly Area from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
PUMPKIN PATCH SET UP DAY SAT., SEPT. 29 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Pumpkin Patch | Come and help us transform the dirt parking lot into a fun patch for pumpkins by moving hay bales, setting up pop-up tents, and decorating.



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Tuesday Morning Ladies Study | Begins Oct. 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area | Led by Faye Sellers and Sharon Bush | Join us as we study 1st Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree. Contact Sonya Carson at 251.706.3365 or to register and order your study guide by MON. OCT. 1. Cost $12.



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THE PUMPKIN PATCH | SUN., SEPT. 30  – WED., OCT. 31 SUN. | 12:00 p.m. – Dusk, MON. – SAT. 9:00 a.m. – Dusk | Take your family’s holiday picture surrounded by piles of colorful pumpkins and enjoy the bouncy slide. The Pumpkin Patch is free to visit and open every day, with plenty of pumpkins of all sizes and colors to purchase.
PRESCHOOL FUN DAY - PIRATE AND PRINCESS | WED., OCT. 3 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Pumpkin Patch | Come dressed as your favorite pirate or princess for a fun time at the patch! We will decorate pumpkins, play games and then have a picnic. Don’t forget to bring your lunch! Cost: $5 per child. Register at
MIDDLE SCHOOL UP ALL NIGHT | FRI., OCT. 26  –  SAT., OCT. 27 | 6th – 8th Grade | 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. | Join us for a night of skating, roasting s’mores over a bonfire, movies, games and an all-nighter at the church. Be prepared for a Halloween costume contest! Registration is mandatory. Cost $10.


recreation ministry

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C-SPORTS BASKETBALL | Registration Open | Coed for those in K5 – 6th Grade | Evaluations: Oct. 15 and 16. Practices start in late Oct., and Sat. games begin in Nov. Fee $95. Register at
C-SPORTS CHEER | Registration Open | For those in K5 – 5th Grade for the 2018 – 19 school year | Orientation: Oct. 18. Practices start in late Oct., and games begin in early Nov. Register at Fee $95.
FALL YOUNG RUNNERS CLUB | Registration Open | For those entering K5 – 9th grade for the 2018 – 19 school year | K5 – 2nd train for one mile fun run , 3rd – 9th train for a 5K. Season starts in late Sept. and runs through early Nov. The fee is $40 for new members, and $20 for those returning from 2018 Spring season. Register in person at the Recreation Desk or at

Missions & Serving

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MISSIONS NIGHT: CROP DROP | WED., SEPT. 26 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Pavilion | Help us bag a truckload of produce to distribute to local agencies who assist the poor. Two one hour shifts available and families are encouraged to serve together. Contact Brad Boland at for more information. 


CHRIST CAFE CLOSED | SUN., SEPT. 30 | The cafe will be closed, but be sure to join Chef Jonavin outside for Food Truck Sunday. He will be serving Conecuh dogs with caramelized onion bacon jam, all beef hotdogs, and Mexican street corn with all the fixin's.
3RD ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY | SUN., SEPT. 30 | 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Bring the whole family and enjoy good food from Smokin' Gringos, Kona Ice, The Good Guys, Bacon My Day, B&B Land and Sea, Tops Food and Catering, Pizza by the slice, and Christ Cafe, music by LA Armour, fellowship and the pumpkins, as we celebrate opening day of The Pumpkin Patch.
FALL FARMERS' MARKET | Every TUES., beginning  OCT. 9 – NOV. 13  2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Hillcrest Road Entrance | Features locally grown fruits and vegetables, seafood, honey, and craft items.
COMBINED SUNDAY SERVICES | SUN., OCT. 14 | 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary  | 10:40 in the Christ Center Gym | Bishop David Graves of the Alabama West Florida Conference will be preaching during combined services. This will be Bishop Graves' first visit with us on a Sunday morning.
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BISHOP GRAVES SUN., OCT. 14 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Dauphin Way UMC | Our Mobile District is hosting a question and answer meeting with Bishop Graves about the Called General Conference that is scheduled in February 2019.
JOY: A FAMILY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE FOR ALL ABILITIES | SUN., OCT. 14 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Sanctuary | An inclusive, accessible, and sensory friendly family worship. For information, visit
CHRIST UNITED KIDZ CROSSING | Now hiring substitute teachers and afternoon employees. Please call Christie Ford or Sunnilee Chafin at 251.342.7215 for more information.
CU MERCHANDISE | Visit for all of your CU gear needs! Filled orders can be picked up at the Christ Center Information Center.



September 2018MONTHYTD
Monthly Debt Principal Budgeted$34,837$313,531
Monthly Debt Principal Paid$34,837$334,153
Monthly Mission Fund Budgeted$3,600$18,000
Monthly Mission Fund Given$1,250$17,061
September 16, 2018
Weekly Attendance: 1,719