New Sermon Series To Begin Sunday At Christ United Methodist

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pastor David Hall at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, will begin a new sermon series, Oct. 6-Nov. 10 on "Jesus Teach Us to Pray," with a  companion book, "Traveling the Prayer Path," at $10. The sermon series will explore how Jesus prayed in various circumstances and how his prayer life can guide the moments spent with God. Jane Newman will begin a new class Sunday at 10 a.m. in Room M-3. 

From 2-4 p.m. on Sunday in the church parking lot, preschool through grade five children may bring their two-, three or four-wheel bikes for a family program with a wheel parade, story, snacks and obstacle course.

The Joy Seniors Group will meet on Tuesday,  at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Dr. Robert Meyers will be the speaker.

On Wednesday, at 10 a.m., in Room M14, Dr. Cathy Turner will lead a study, "Setting Boundaries For Women: Six Steps to Saying No, Taking Control and Finding Peacc."

The Book Review Club will meet on Saturday, at 8 a.m. in the Adult Building Room A13. The book will be "Your Life, God's Home."

The Women's Ministry will present "Holiday DIY(Do it Yourself)" on Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m. Decorators and local businesses will help turn the Commons into a showcase for how to decorate your home for the holidays. Enjoy appetizers and desserts while you learn how to make holiday decorating simple. Our guest presenter with be Joe Jumper from The Clay Pot. Tickets are $15 at the information desk on Sundays or in the church office during the week.


Eastdale Village Community UMC Gives Produce To Community

The Eastdale Neighborhood Association will share and provide free produce to feed the community on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Eastdale Village Community United Methodist Church at 1403 Tunnel Boulevard. If it rains, the event will be held in the fellowship hall. (click for more)

Steve Ellison: Proper Response To A Sermon

Firsts in the Scripture ought to capture our attention.  We should pay close attention to those things occurring first in the Biblical record.  Acts 2 records the first sermon after the coming of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, Peter’s message to those present in the upper room constituted the first sermon to the newly birthed Church.  Peter focused on the evidences ... (click for more)

Sources Say Domestic Incident Involving Mayor's Aide Came After Husband Confronted Her And Mayor Behind Restaurant; Berke Says Charge "Absolutely False"; Fletcher Says Gave Shelter To Lacie Stone; Case Handled Like Any Other

A domestic disorder involving a top female aide to Mayor Andy Berke was sparked after her husband recently confronted the aide and the mayor in a parked car behind a Mexican restaurant, several sources said.   Mayor Andy Berke said late Tuesday night, "Last weekend a member of my senior staff was the victim of a domestic assault involving her husband. Upon being arrested ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)