Men's Event Is March 9 At Christ United Methodist Church

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A one-day event for men, "Men Stepping Up," will be held in the Youth Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

DVD-based messages will be presented by nationally renowned ministry leaders combined with group interacton and personal reflection. Topics will include defining manhood, living courageously, building a life of faith and stepping up to lead. The cost is $5 and lunch will be provided. Sign up at the information desk Sunday or online. For more information contact Tim Maddox at maddox.tim@hotmail.com or 615 300-0123. 

A First Monday midday prayer service during Lent will begin on Monday, from 12-1 p.m. in the chapel. The focus will be Coming Home.

A new five-week Food For Thought Women's Group will begin on Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. in Room M-6. For more information, contact Becvk Hall.

The alternative Lenten worship service on Sunday at 7 p.m. will be "Southern Gospel."


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