July 2018 | Click to view

July 2018 | Click to view

Insight is our monthly newsletter that is filled with articles from our staff and members as well as information about upcoming events. Click the image to view a PDF of July's issue of Insight.

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this week

CHRIST CAFE: NEW SUNDAY BRUNCH & COFFEE BAR | TODAY | 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Join us for Sunday brunch and enjoy our new menu options. We now have a gourmet coffee bar with iced coffee, frappes, and smoothies . Pick up a menu at one of our Information Centers or visit christunited.com/cafe
5TH SUNDAY LIFEGATE FOOD DRIVE | TODAY | Lifegate volunteers will be handing out bags with a suggested food list at the end of each service. Filled bags should be dropped off at one of the Lifegate carts or behind your car on SUN., JUL. 29. Bags or monetary donations are always welcomed at anytime. Lifegate carts are located near the Christ Center Information Center and in the Sanctuary Gathering Area.
YOUTH SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT: COCO | WED., JUL. 25 | Dinner:  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cost: $5 | Movie: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $5 | Student Area | 6 – 12th Grade | Popcorn and drinks will be provided
EMBARK | TODAY | 4:00 p.m. | Room C-221 | Whether you are just starting out or have been following Jesus for years, EMBARK classes will help you find where Jesus is leading you and give you the practical tools to help you follow His lead. If you are new to Christ United or just looking to get more connected, join the pastors for EMBARK. Child care will be provided. Contact Lesly Barrow at lesly.barrow@christunited.com
TOWN HALL MEETING | WED., JUL. 25 | 10:00 a.m. | Sanctuary | Lead Pastor Rob Couch will lead a town hall meeting for anyone interested in learning more about the future of the United Methodist Church.
JULY READING DISCUSSION GROUPS: SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME | WED.,  JUL. 25 | 6:00 p.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area | The discussion groups will meet this week to watch the movie, Same Kind of Different as Me. Books are still available to purchase on campus, or in digital format. Dinner is available from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Adults $5 and kids $4. 
2ND ANNUAL MISSIONS BANQUET | TODAY| 5:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | Join us as we raise awareness for Christ United Missions Ministry. Team Focus will be our featured mission. The evening will include dinner, fellowship, and an opportunity to give. Pick up your free ticket TODAY at our Missions table outside each service, or reserve your ticket at christunited.com/missions. For more details visit christunited.com


For more details christunited.com/adults  
SINGLES LABOR DAY BEACH RETREAT | FRI., AUG. 31 – MON., SEPT. 3 | Panama City Beach, FL | A $75 deposit is due with registration no later than JUL. 29. To register, contact Carol Foster at 251.689.5698 or carol1926@outlook.com or Fred Chapman at cfred.chapman@gmail.com or 251.610.1495. Cost ranges between $178 – $219 per person. 
LADIES BETH MOORE CONFERENCE TRIP TO HUNTSVILLE FRI., SEPT. 14 – SAT., SEPT. 15 | Chartered bus trip departs from the church at 9:30 a.m. and returns late the following evening. Cost includes transportation, lodging, and conference. For more information, contact Marcia Jacobs at marcia.jacobs@christunited.com Cost: $325.  


For more details visit christunited.com/kids or christunited.com/students
NEXT GENERATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | SUN., JULY 29 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | You are meant to serve. Join us for an exciting time to meet other Next Generation Volunteers, hear about ways and places to serve. Lunch and child care will be provided. For more information contact Alissa Gochey at alissa.gochey@christunited.com.
PROMOTION SUNDAY | SUN., AUG. 12 | For 3 years - 12th Grade | Students will move up to their new age group according to the school year. If you are unsure where your new Sunday school class will be, visit the Next Generation Booth in the Christ Center.

recreation ministry

For more details christunited.com/recreation
YOUNG RUNNERS CLUB FALL REGISTRATION | JUL. 23 – SEPT. 24 | 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 late Sept. and runs through early Nov. Fee is $40 for new members, and  $20 for those returning from 2018 Spring season. Register in person at the Recreation Desk or at christunitedcsports.com.


SHRINKING THE DIVIDE | TUES., JUL. 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Mobile Civic Center | The Pledge Group, a group of pastors and community leaders dedicated to shrinking the racial divide in the Mobile area, will host an area wide gathering to discuss ways to build a better, more harmonious community.
CHRIST UNITED COOK-OFF | SUN., AUG. 5 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Come out and prepare your best dish or stop by and sample some small bites and "vote" by making donations. All proceeds support the USA Wesley Foundation. To sign up and for more information contact courtney.mathis@christunited.com
DIXON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE | Sanctuary Gathering Area & Recreation Entrance | Pick up a supply list and return items by JUL. 31. Volunteers are needed to help pack the truck on Thurs. Aug. 2 and to help deliver on Fri., Aug. 3.
QUILTS OF VALOR AWARD CEREMONY | WED. AUG. 8 | 6:00 p.m. | Sanctuary | War veterans will be honored by receiving hand made quilts, some of which were created at workshops held here at Christ United. The colors will be presented by our own Scout Troop #2 and the National Anthem will be performed by Living Sound.


Monthly Debt Principal Budgeted$34,837$209,021
Monthly Debt Principal Paid$34,837$215,613
Monthly Mission Fund Budgeted$3,600$18,000
Monthly Mission Fund Given$2,976.02$13,272.52
July 15, 2018
Weekly Attendance: 1,548