Lenten Studies Continue At Christ United Methodist

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

At Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, participants will "encounter the life and ministry of Jesus in a fresh and exciting new way" in "The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus " which will continue each Sunday through Easter in two 10 a.m Sunday school classes, Today’s Life in M-2 (contact Sandra Wagner 531-4474) and Almost Adults in M-4 (contact Greg Boring 893-8968). 

Food For Thought began a new Lenten study using, "Give Up Something Bad For Lent," by James W. Moore on Wednesday, March 12.  The group meets from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Room M-5. For more information contact Becky Hall at 892-9363. 

Divorce Care is a class dedicated to helping individuals who find themselves struggling with the many difficult challenges of divorce. The goal of the class is to help individuals find help for their hurts, discover hope for the future and experience God's healing. The format of the class will include viewing a 45 minute video on an issue related to separation and divorce and then group discussion for 45 minutes regarding the video as well as what is going on in the lives of group members. Pam Johnson, licensed clinical social worker will lead this class on Thursday nights March 13-27 in M-3, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Pam at 413-1225.

Fourth and fifth graders will participate in a weekend together March 28-29. There will be food, fun, devotions, movie time, games, and lots of laughter. Cost is $40 per person. However, if families need full or partial scholarships that can be arranged by contacting MaryBeth at childrensministry@christplace.org.   They will leave by 5 p.m. on Friday and return by 4 p.m. on Saturday. Register with the church office.

The next meeting of the Book Review Group will be Saturday, March 22, at  8 a.m. in the Adult Building, Room A-13. The book is "Choosing the Amusing" by Marilyn Meberg.   To order the book contact Becky Hall 892-9363.


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