October 2018 | Click to view

October 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 October’s issue of Insight.

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this week

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Bishop Graves: COmbined SUNDAY Services
| Today | 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary  | 10:40 a.m. in the Christ Center Gym | Bishop David Graves of the Alabama West Florida Conference will be preaching  in all services.
Town Hall Meeting with Bishop Graves | TODAY | 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 | Today  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Sanctuary | An inclusive, accessible, and sensory friendly family worship. For information, visitchristunited.com/joy.
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. For more information on Embark visit christunited.com/embark.
LIGHTHOUSE READERS BOOK CLUB | Tues., Oct. 16 | 3:30 p.m.| Parlor | This month’s selected reading, Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany, presents us with a simple and calming thought in our fast-paced world. Join fellow readers to explore and discuss this intriguing concept. For more information, contact Jay Locker at jaybilllocker11@yahoo.com or 251.586.8580.
Wednesdays at Christ: Fall Session 2 | Weds. | Dinner at the Christ Cafe: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Adults $7; Kids $5 | Classes and activities for adults, students and kids: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Visit christunited.com/wednesdays or one of our Information Centers for a list of classes.
Fall Family Day | SAT., OCT. 20 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Pumpkin Patch Join us for inflatables, petting zoo, puppets, food, and much more!
United Methodist Women: Fight Against Childhood Hunger| SAT., OCT. 20 | 10:00 a.m. | Pumpkin Patch | UMW will be collecting food items during Fall Family Day to support the backpack project for students at Dixon Elementary. They will also have collection tables near the Sanctuary and NewSong entrances on SUN., Oct. 21 & 28. Pick up a list of requested food items at the Information Centers today.



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SPECIAL CLASS ON ALL SAINTS' CELEBRATIONS WED., OCT. 31  | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Many Christians, including Methodists, celebrate All Saints' Day on the first Sunday in November. It’s an opportunity to give thanks for all those who have gone before us in the faith. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, celebrated this holy day. Join Pastor Jean as she shares some of the customs, traditions and ways Christians celebrate All Saints' Day. 
United Methodist Women's Day | SUN., NOV. 11 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Hospitality Room | All interested women and members are invited to enjoy a time of fellowship highlighted by our speaker, Laura Steele


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| NOW – 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.
FALL FAMILY DAY | SAT., OCT. 20 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Pumpkin Patch | Join us for inflatables, petting zoo, puppets, food, and much more!
MIDDLE SCHOOL UP ALL NIGHT | FRI., OCT. 26    SAT., OCT. 27 | 6th – 8th Grade | 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. | Student Area | 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. Visit christunitedstudents.com/register. Cost: $10.
IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN WED., OCT. 31 | 6:00 p.m. | Pumpkin Patch | Join us for everyone's favorite Halloween classic on the big screen. Popcorn, cotton candy, and drinks will be served. Rain location: Christ Center Gym.
YOUTH WINTER RETREAT 2019 | FRI., JAN. 18  SUN., JAN. 20 | 6th – 12th Grade | Camp Baldwin | Join us for our biggest event of the year! Don't miss this amazing weekend. Space is limited so sign up now and download the information packet at winterretreat2019.com. Cost: $140 per person.

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 christunitedcsports.com.
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 christunitedcsports.com. Fee $95.


USHERS NEEDED | Sanctuary Ushers are needed, especially during the 9:15 a.m. service. Please contact Ralph Gudeman at 251.510.1099, or Emily Friend at emily.friend@christunited.com if you are willing to serve.
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.
Annual Charge Conference | MON., OCT. 29 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Sanctuary | All members are encouraged to attend. We are delighted to welcome the leadership of our Mobile District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Debora Bishop. There will be a punch and cookie reception following the meeting.
Project Hopeful | Donations being accepted now | Items needed for bags: Bottled water, Vienna sausage, snack crackers, breakfast bars, socks, hand wipes / travel size hand sanitizer, bug repellent, disposable razors, toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste. Items may be placed in the donation box found at the Recreation Desk each Sunday.
CU Merchandise | Visit christunited.com/shop 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
Ocotber 7, 2018
Weekly Attendance: 1,740