Just Desserts Meets Sunday At Christ UMC

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Green Team at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, will be installing a new irrigation system and plants for the Prayer Garden Saturday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed.

Just Desserts for women will meet this Sunday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Commons. The guest speaker will be Lisa Burkhardt Worley. For information or to sign up, contact Cathy Turner at 892-9363. 

A new women's study, "Real Women, Real Faith," Vol.
2, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 8:30 a.m. in Room M-5, taught by Becky Hall. For more information, contact her at 892-9363.
 
The East Brainerd Community Theater will have auditions for the fall play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Orson Wilde,Monday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Auditions are open to the public. For information, contact Stephanie Pearson at 902-1797.

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