August 2018 | Click to view

August 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.

You can also view past issues by CLICKING HERE.


this week

For more details visit
CHRIST CAFE: SUNDAY BRUNCH, COFFEE BAR, & WEEKDAY LUNCHES | 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Join us for Sunday brunch TODAY and enjoy our new menu options. Chef Jonavin is now offering his new weekday lunches from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,  Mon. - Thur. Visit or pick up a menu at one of our Information Centers.
PROMOTION SUNDAY | TODAY | 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.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. |
Sanctuary | An inclusive, accessible, and sensory friendly family worship. For information, visit
EMBARK | TODAY | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area | A three week experience designed to lead us to Love God, Love People, and  Change the World. Contact Lesly at for more information.
THE KEMPTERS IN CONCERT | TODAY | 6:00 p.m. | Sanctuary | Enjoy a refreshing experience of energetic, disciplined, and gifted Southern artists as they return this evening to share their music with us.
STUDENT CONFIRMATION PARENT MEETING | TODAY | 6:00 p.m. | Student Area | 6th Grade Parents | Join Mike and Leigh as they go over basic Confirmation information. Go to for more information.


Join us as we reconnect after a busy summer! There are many different events happening in August. Visit to see a list.
THE COUCH FAMILY SINGERS | SUN., AUG. 19 | Sanctuary Services | Join our very own Couch family as they lead us in a combination of old-time favorites and current worship songs.
PAINTER OLIVER MURDOCK | SUN., AUG. 19 | Modern Worship Services | This talented local artist will be painting during the entire worship service offering us a visual expression of our message. You don’t want to miss this!
EUCHARIST: AN EVENING OF WORSHIP | SUN., AUG. 19 |  7:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | This special service of music and communion will focus on helping us discover how this sacrament helps draw us into closer relationship with each other.
THE EXCELSIOR BAND | SUN., AUG. 26 | Sanctuary and Modern Worship Services | Join us as one of Mobile’s most historic musical groups share their upbeat and fun take on gospel classics during all our worship services!


For more details visit  
DISCIPLE I FAST TRACK BIBLE STUDY | WED., AUG. 15 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Do you desire to know and understand more about the Bible? Then  join us for this discussion style, 24 week study, led by Phil Benson. Contact Sonya Carson at for more information.


For more details visit or
STUDENT PARENT MEETING | SUN., AUG. 19 | 10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Hospitality Room | Parents of students in 6th grade to 12th grade are invited to join us as we reveal our fall activities and upcoming program information. A special discount on Winter Retreat, Camp Lee and SIFAT will be available at this meeting.
PUPPET CAMP | SUN., AUG. 26 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall | 3rd Grade and up | Want to join Christ United’s Puppet Team? Learn how at this fun training camp. Register at
TEENAPALOOZA | SUN., AUG. 26 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Pavilion | Kick off the school year with the most epic party for teenagers in Mobile. This year we will have awesome inflatables, rock wall, food, and a color war! Cost $5.

recreation ministry

For more details visit
RECREATION DESK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | Be part of our Recreation Ministry! Multiple shifts are available. Contact Marcia Horn at 251.706.3326 or for more information and to sign up.

Missions & Serving

For more details visit &
LIFEGATE | The volunteers of LifeGate want to say THANK YOU for the tremendous response in July helping to fill the food pantry.
HOSPITALITY TRAINING EVENT | SUN., AUG. 26 or SUN., SEPT. 9 | 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., or 11:00 a.m. | Room B-110 | We invite you to attend our mid-year training! Whether you are already a member of our incredible Sanctuary team, or you would like to sign up, stop by one of our sessions to get up-to-date training and information.


For more details visit
INSTRUMENTS OF PRAISE | Rehearsals Begin AUG. 22 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. | Sanctuary | Currently seeking a flute player, back up percussionist and other instrumental players. This group plays twice monthly for 9:15 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Sanctuary worship. Call Ralph Gudeman at 251.510.1099  for more information


CHRIST UNITED SHOP | Every SUN. in AUG. | Stop by the Christ United Booth and purchase your CU gear along with Perception books and Circuit Riders CD’s.
COMMUNICATION SURVEY | Please take a moment and let us know your preferred way to receive communication from Christ United. Visit Your participation is greatly appreciated! 
GRAND CANYON TRAVEL GROUP MEETING | THUR., SEPT. 6 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Hospitality Room | Get information or sign up for this train trip to the Grand Canyon and four other National Parks. Contact Ralph Gudeman at 251.510.1099 for more information.

August 2018MONTHYTD
Monthly FORWARD Budgeted$355,995$2,591,467
Monthly FORWARD/7YP Given$326,066$2,302,860
Monthly Mission Fund Budgeted$3,600$18,000
Monthly Mission Fund Given$2,539$15,811
August 5, 2018
Weekly Attendance: 1,792