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October, 2017 Blog Entries

Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study begins new series

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

The Monday Morning Women’s Bible study, led by Pastor Denise Peckham, has begun a new advent study: “Taste and See: Experienceing the Stories of Advent and Christmas,” by Jan Johnson. The study will last about six weeks. New members are welcome at any time. The class meets in room N255, beginning at 9:45 AM through 11 AM.

New Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study begins Nov 7

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

The Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study on November 7. The class has chosen to study “Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness,” by Melissa Spoelstra. Class is led by Pastor Cathy Sweeney, meets in room N157, starting at 6:30 PM. Women can join at any time, and the only cost is to… Read More >>

CDC Christmas Sing-A-Long – Dec 18 & 19

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

CDC Families are invited to join us for a festive sing-a-long on Monday, December 18 or Tuesday, December 19 in the Sanctuary at 11 AM. Our 2s, Pre-K 3s, Pre-K 4s and Transitional Kindergarten classes will take the stage and lead us in singing their favorite Christmas songs. Early release will follow at 12 PM. For more… Read More >>

CDC Christmas Break – Dec 20-Jan 3

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

Children’s Discovery Center will be closed December 20 – January 3 for Christmas Break. School will resume January 4, 2018. CDC office hours will vary during the break, so please call 972-596-4812 to make an appointment for a tour. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Greater Unity Breakfast Series – Nov 17

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

  Christ United is expanding the Greater Unity Program to include a monthly breakfast series. The purpose of this series is to gather the Plano and Collin County community, break bread together, and build relationships based on mutual understanding, trust, and respect for each other. Once a month, speakers will engage the audience in a meaningful… Read More >>

All Saints Service – Nov 1

Posted on: October 25th, 2017

  Join us on Wednesday, November 1 as we observe the time-honored tradition of All Saints’ Day with a special service at 7 PM in the Sanctuary.  The service will include the reading of the names of loved ones who have died this past year.  For centuries, Christians have honored the deceased by setting aside… Read More >>

Leadership Summit – Nov 9

Posted on: October 25th, 2017

All are welcome to join us for our annual Leadership Summit on Thursday, November 9th at 7 PM in Trinity Hall. We will recap 2017, hear reports from various committees,  and look at what’s to come in 2018. The first 100 attendees will receive a new Christ United “Love, Serve, Transform” t-shirt. Doors open at 6:45… Read More >>

Fall Drive Volunteer Opportunities – Nov 5-19

Posted on: October 20th, 2017

FALL DONATION DRIVE + THANKSGIVING BASKETS – NOV 5-19 ________ Collection in the Atrium Help us fight hunger and help the Veteran’s Center right here in the area! Our annual Fall Food Drive and Thanksgiving Basket Program support hundreds of local families in need this holiday season. We are also collecting toiletries to help our Veteran’s… Read More >>

The Miracle of the House on the Corner – Clyde Rupert

Posted on: October 19th, 2017

It all began on Dec. 29th of 2003 with a phone call from Don who said that he wanted to do something that would “Galvanize the Congregation” and he wanted me to head it up. This call would change my life and the lives of thousands. Along with the goal of getting 1000 different volunteers… Read More >>

HOTC Celebration Sunday – Tina Wilson

Posted on: October 19th, 2017

It is hard to believe we are on House on the Corner (HOTC) 13.  It seems like yesterday it was just an idea, a desire from Rev. Don Underwood to galvanize the congregation. Did we do that?  Yes, 13 houses ago we did, but today it is so much more.  To put into words what… Read More >>

CDC Thanksgiving Feast – Nov 16 & 17

Posted on: October 18th, 2017

Pre-K 3s, Pre-K 4s and Transitional Kindergarten parents are invited to join us on Thursday, November 16th or Friday, November 17th for our annual Thanksgiving Feast. The play performed by our TK class will begin at 11:15 AM, followed by the feast. For more information, contact natalie@cumc.com at the CDC office.

Youth Spring Break Mission Trip – March 11-17, 2018

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

Get excited for Spring Break Mission Trip 2018 when we head to Chicago to do our urban mission work on March 11-17th!  We will meet at Love Field at 6:30 PM on March 11th and return on March 17th at 10:40 PM. Cost is $750 and includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and a fun day of activities while we are there! REGISTRATION… Read More >>

Seeking Hosts and Facilitators for Small Group Advent Studies

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

Christ United is testing the concept of church-wide small groups this Advent season. Small groups are perfect for individuals who want more from their relationship with God and community, but who haven’t found that ‘right’ connection with a group at the church yet. We are seeking 5 families to host Small Groups at their homes… Read More >>

The Path Less Traveled – Linda Howe

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 It was almost a year ago that I anticipated hearing Dr. Lisa Miller, author of The Spiritual Child, speak at Christ United about her… Read More >>

Learning to Give – Oct 22

Posted on: October 11th, 2017

Children’s Mission Opportunity Sunday, Oct 22nd, all children in Sunday School will receive a special giving-focused lesson to teach them about how God has blessed them and then how they can bless others. The lesson will be led by Missy Wilkinson and will conclude with a special mission project for the children.  No registration required!… Read More >>

Senior Adults 60+ – Upcoming Events October 11

Posted on: October 10th, 2017

Come join us for one or more of our upcoming events.  Let our driver do the driving!  Sit back, relax and enjoy your day while making new friends. If you would like to send suggestions or register for an event, please click here. Dallas Arboretum, Friday, October 20.  We will again visit the Arboretum.  This has… Read More >>

Dallas Area Senior Forum – Nov 11

Posted on: October 10th, 2017

Dallas Area Senior Forum Sponsored by Christ United Methodist Plano Stephen Ministry and Frisco First UMC Saturday, November 11 | 9:00-11:45 AM | Breakfast Included This event will be held at CUMC Plano in Room N156. Dallas Area Senior Forums has been formed to educate and inform seniors and their families about topics related to aging –… Read More >>

Veterans Photo Display – Nov 5-12

Posted on: October 10th, 2017

Honor Your Service Member! Do you have a loved one who is active duty, military, a veteran, or in college ROTC? Bring a framed photo with name, rank, and branch of service to the Welcome Desk by November 1st November 5-12 – Our annual picture display of veterans in the Atrium Hallway has always been a favorite with our… Read More >>

Youth Small Groups – Fall 2017

Posted on: October 10th, 2017

9th grade GIRLS will meet at Jason’s Deli (Parker and Preston) at 11:15am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Sunday, October 29 – Pumpkin Patch 11:00am-1:00pm 10th grade GIRLS will begin meeting soon. Stay tuned for dates! 11th grade GIRLS will meet every other Wednesday (opposite weeks from co-ed) at the Starbucks on Spring… Read More >>

CDC Preschool Parent Association (PPA) – Nov 7

Posted on: October 8th, 2017

Join us at our next PPA (Preschool Parent Association) meeting on Tuesday, November 7th at 9:15 AM in the Donut Room (next to Trinity Hall). We will talk about our upcoming events and continue to plan for fundraisers and teacher appreciation. If you need childcare during the meeting, email natalie@cumc.com to make a reservation. Hope to see you there!

CDC Dadurday – Nov 4th

Posted on: October 8th, 2017

Preschool dads and kids (all ages are welcome) are invited to the CDC Playground on Saturday, November 4th from 8:30 AM– 10 AM. Give mom a much deserved break, spend quality time with your kids, and meet other CDC dads! Breakfast burritos, donuts, coffee and juice will be provided. Come rain or shine. We’ll play in… Read More >>

CDC Library Bus

Posted on: October 8th, 2017

The Christ United Library is coming directly to the south Narthex during CDC’s pick up time! Families can check out books, DVDs, and CDs and return them within a month to the Library. The Library Bus will visit from 1:15-2:15 PM on the following dates: October 17 & 18 November 14 & 15 January 9… Read More >>

Family Mission Send Hope Meal Packets -Nov 5

Posted on: October 6th, 2017

Assemble Send Hope Meal Packets Nov 5  | 12 – 2 PM You and your family can volunteer on Sunday, Nov 5 to assemble and sponsor food packets that will be sent to an orphanage in Honduras. Complete meal packages can be created with a variety of rices and grains that can feed a family of… Read More >>

Fall Grief Support 2017

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

Register now for our fall Grief Support Group which will begin on Tuesday November 7 and continue through Tuesday December 5.  Meetings will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in our Chapel.  Rev. Mike Flynn will facilitate the group.  If you have lost a family member or close friend, this will help guide you through… Read More >>

GROW: Education Devotionals

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017

GROW with us this month as we explore what it means to live a life of generosity, These weekly devotionals remind us of the abundant life that God has provided for us. WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 The devotionals are taken from Committed to Christ: 40 Devotions for a Generous Life, written by Ben… Read More >>

HOTC Celebration Sunday- Oct 22

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017

  8:45, 9:45, 11 AM Traditional + 11 AM Table of Grace Join us on October 22 as we celebrate the transformation of the Douglas Community in Plano, the hundreds of hardworking volunteers, and the HOTC families all morning long. Our 13th family will receive the keys to their new home – Kwami and Betty Adjayi… Read More >>

Senior Adults 60 Upcoming Events

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017

  Come join us for one or more of our upcoming events.  Let our driver do the driving!  Sit back, relax and enjoy your day while making new friends. If you would like to send suggestions, please let us know here. Dallas Arboretum, Friday, October 20.  We will again visit the Arboretum.  This has become one… Read More >>

Meet the Author: Ben Simpson, Oct 29

Posted on: October 1st, 2017

    October is Stewardship Education month at Christ United and our groups are reading and reflecting on devotions relation to the Generous Life each week. These devotions are being shared from a book written by Ben Simpson, and based on the Bob Crossman book called “Committed to Christ.” On Sunday, October 29, from 5… Read More >>