March 2019 | Click to view

March 2019 | 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 November’s issue of Insight.

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This Week

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TODAY | 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., & 10:40 a.m. | Hospitality Room  This experience is designed to lead us to Love God, Love People, and Change the World. For more information on EMBARK
LIFEGATE 5TH SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE | Lifegate needs your help restocking the food pantry. Bags with food lists will be given out each Sunday starting TODAY. Filled bags should be returned by SUN., MAR. 31. They can be placed behind your car for pickup or at any Lifegate cart in the church.
JOY: A FAMILY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE FOR ALL ABILITIES TODAY  Sanctuary | Join us for our one year anniversary celebration planned after the JOY service with carnival-style activities in the Christ Center Gym. Activities will include games, prizes, and food. You won't want to miss it!
PREPARING FOR YOUR MARRIAGE | Classes begin MON., MAR. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Are you planning to marry in 2019? Join us for this three-week premarital class to prepare for a marriage as you plan for a wedding. Contact Brenda Davis at 251.422.6210 or for more information and to register. 
A LENTEN STUDY FOR LADIES: BECOMING A WOMAN OF PRAYER  TUES., through APR. 16 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area | Led by Rev. Jean Tippit | We’ll learn different ways to pray, then have a time to spend rehearsing what we learned. Light homework. To register, contact Sonya Carson at 251.706.3365 or Child care available with advance registration.
LIGHTHOUSE READERS BOOK CLUB TUES., MAR. 19 | 3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. | Parlor | Everyone is welcome to join us as we discuss Broken and Blessed, a thought provoking book about families, and how our families compare to those in the Bible.
A LENTEN STUDY: THE EVANGELISM OF JESUS | WEDS., through APR. 17 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Hospitality Room | Led by Pastor Jeff Spiller We will take a close look at the best model we have for personal evangelism. Christ Café lunch option: chef’s salad, sandwich box, or soup with side salad $7. Class will end promptly at 1:00 p.m. for those needing to return to work.
WEDNESDAYS AT CHRIST UNITED: SPRING SESSION 1 WEDS. | Early bird class for adults: 4:00 p.m. | Dinner at the Christ Cafe: 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Adults $7; Kids $5. | Regular classes and activities for adults, students and kids: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Visit one of our Information Centers or for a complete list of classes. 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY THUR., MAR. 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area | Did you know that 89% of the people in a typical American congregation don’t have a financial safety net? FPU is a nine-lesson video based course by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. With FPU, our members will learn step-by-step how to handle money using biblical wisdom and common sense. Register online at


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NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS | SUNS. | 9:15 a.m. | Led by D.J. Johnson and Jessica Outlaw | Join us for a new class for young adults where we will be studying Everybody Always by Bob Goff. 
SENIOR SERVANTS SPRING PICNIC THUR., APR. 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | The Venue | Let's celebrate spring with a picnic. There will be games, food, and fellowship. Main dish and dessert will be provided. Bring a picnic side dish to share, and a chair or picnic blanket. This is a great time to invite a friend and make some new ones. Register no later than MON., APR. 8 by contacting Kim Pratt at 251.706.3331. The Venue is located at 3349 Dawes Road.
GRADUATES AND PROFESSIONALS | Every TUES. | 6:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m. | GAP is for individuals between the ages of 22 and 35. This discussion-oriented Bible study and fellowship group is a great place to   gather. Contact Blair Croom at for more information.


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2ND ANNUAL SPRING BAZAAR SAT., APR. 6 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to shop local vendors who will have a variety of products. This event helps the Kids and Students Ministries raise money for summer camps and mission trips. Visit for vendor information and to sign up.
FAMILY EASTER EXPERIENCE SAT., APR. 6 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Join us for a wonderful day filled with fun as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There will be inflatables, games, food trucks, drama and puppet performances, and an egg hunt.

Music Ministry

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YOUNG RUNNERS CLUB SPRING REGISTRATION | Registration Open | For those entering K5 – 9th Grade | K5 – 2nd train for one mile fun run , 3rd – 9th train for a 5K. Season starts MAR. 26 and runs through mid May. Fee: $40. Register in person at the Recreation Desk or at