July 2019 | Click to view

July 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 this month’s issue of Insight.


Don’t Miss This

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Pastor Cristian Istrate — Visiting Foreign Partner
| Sun., Jul. 21 | 9:15 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. during Modern Worship Christ Center Gym| Join us as we get to know one of our newest partners in ministry as he speaks in all services. Cristian is one of the founders of Methodism in Romania and currently serves as the founding pastor of Lumină din Lumină in Transylvania, Romania. His ministry to orphans and stories of living through the overthrow of Communism will inspire you.  
School Supply drive for Dixon Elementary | Today – Mon., July 29 | Sanctuary Gathering Area & Recreation Entrance | Each year, the children and faculty of Dixon Elementary School in Irvington are blessed by Christ United contributions to their school supplies. Many students come from homes that simply can’t afford to purchase the needed school supplies. Our contributions truly fill an important gap. Pick up a supply list on your way out of service and return the supplies by Mon., July 29. Please be sure to write a prayer or encouraging thought on the back of the supply list. Visit christunited.com/dixon for more information.
Christ United Blood Drive | Sun., Jul. 21 | 7:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m. | Parking Lot | Consider donating! One pint of blood, saves three lives. The blood supply collected from donors by LifeSouth, a community blood center, will serve the needs of patients in our local community.  All donors will receive a recognition t-shirt and free cholesterol screening. Donors must be 16 and older, weigh at least 110 pounds and show a photo I.D. All 16 year olds require a written parental permission. 
Save the Date: Family Movie Night — Mary Poppins Returns | Wed., Jul. 31 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | All Ages | Are you ready for a little magic and a lot of family fun with Mary Poppins? Bring the whole family and invite your friends for a night at the movies. Dinner and concessions available through Christ Café. Admission is free. Please note: Children 5th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week

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Lighthouse Readers | Tues., Jul. 16 3:30 p.m. | Parlor | Join us for enlightening stories In Voices of the Faithful: Inspiring Stories of Christians Serving Around the World by Beth Moore. Readers will be challenged by the stories of what God is doing in this generation. For more information, please contact Jay Locker at 772.341.6553 or jaybilllocker11@yahoo.com.
Celebrate Recovery resumesThurs., Jul. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall | Join us for dinner and fellowship.
MIddle School River Day | Fri., Jul. 19 | All upcoming 6th – 8th Grade | Leave Christ United at 10:30 a.m. – Return by 4:00 p.m. | We will enjoy a day on Dog River—swimming, tubing, and grilling hot dogs. Be sure to pack your sunscreen, a towel, and a dry change of clothes. Register at christunitedstudents/register. Cost: $10.

Coming Up


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Preparing For Your Marriage | Each Mon., from Aug. 12 - 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Taught by Brenda Davis | Planning to marry within the year? Come to the premarital classes to “prepare for a marriage” as you “plan for your wedding.” To register or for more information, contact Brenda Davis at 251.422.6210 or brendadavis3@gmail.com.


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Blessing of the Backpacks | Sun., Aug. 4 | All ages | All services | Students are asked to bring their backpack to worship. During each service, students can bring their backpacks forward for a special time of prayer and a gift. Children K3 - 5th who wish to participate should attend worship with their parents.
Back to School Bash | Fri. Aug. 9 | Upcoming Pre-K3 – 5th Grade | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | Kick-off the school year with a big bash! Enjoy inflatables, hot dogs and fellowship. 
Upcoming sixth Grade Late Night | Fri. Aug. 9 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Student Area | Join us for a fun evening of games, making new friends, dinner and a group trip. Students will also learn about the exciting things happening and get to know the Student Minister. To register, go to christunitedstudents.com/register. Cost: $5


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C-Sports Co-Ed Soccer | Aug. 12 – Oct. 19 | For age 4 by Sept. 1 – 6th grade for 2019-20 school year. Evaluations are on Jul. 22 & 23 and the fee is $80. Register at christunitedcsports.com or in person.
Pickleball at the Rec | Tues. & Thurs.| 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Christ Center Gym | Come out and play a game! First day is free or purchase a 6-day card for $15. Register one time at the Recreation Desk. For more information, contact 251.706.3326.

Other events

Worship Arts Ministry: Instruments of Praise | Do you play the timpani and drums? We are looking for a volunteer percussion player! Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and the group plays during 9:15 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Sanctuary services several Sundays per month. Contact Ralph Gudeman at 251.510.1099 if interested.
Grace for Grandmothers | Sun., Jul. 21 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you are estranged from your children or grandchildren, know you are not alone. There is a place for you. This support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. For location information, contact Donna Alexander, Director of Pastoral Care at 251.510.0905.

Christ United is Hiring | Visit christunited.com/jobs for details.