Blended Families Discussion Begins At Christ United Methodist

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Beginning Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Roger Medlin will lead a 4-week discussion group from 6 to 7 p.m. in room M-3 using the book "Beyond the Brady Bunch: Hope and Help for Blended Families".  All the unique problems faced with "blended" families will be covered. Please sign-up in the atrium or email Roger so that books can be ordered.

Christ Church is hosting a Pancake Breakfast supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 and children under 5 eat free. Please come and support our church families, the Griffis' and the Bouts, for this cause. Cheri Bout (423-488-2906) and Jessica Griffis (770-490-9455) have tickets.

Want to succeed at work without sidetracking your faith and family? Join us for the launch of a brand new CUMC ministry for business women on Tuesday, April 8, 11:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Read House. Free parking. Lunch will be ordered from the Porter’s menu. Sign-up by Friday, April 4. Space is limited to 35. Contact Suzanne Biddle or Cathy Turner for more information.

Our men's ministries are teaming with the Chattanooga Men's Ministry Network to host the regional Men’s "Iron Sharpens Iron" Conference here at Christ Church on Saturday, April 5.  Keynote speakers include former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp and Robert Amaya, who played Javier in the movie "Courageous!" Fourteen workshops, exhibits, worship music by Willie Kitchens, and no travel required! Register Now at and enter promo code "grouprate" for the discount rate.

The Ladies Supper Club will be meeting Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at The Chop House on Gunbarrel Rd. Please call Ann Boleman to make a reservation at 423-855-8701. The Ladies Supper Club was formed to encourage single women who are age 50+ to make and build strong friendships. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Reservations are required each month.

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Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

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