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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 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 >>

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 >>

Greater Unity Breakfast Series – Oct 20

Posted on: September 25th, 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 and… Read More >>

Starting Point – Dec 10

Posted on: September 24th, 2017

Do you have questions about our church, its programs, worship services, or missions? Are you wondering how to get involved with a bible study, a Sunday morning fellowship, or small groups? Maybe you were raised in a different faith than Methodism, and you want to ask questions about the concept of Wesleyan theology. Is it… Read More >>

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

 – Two Sunday school teachers every other week (1st grade and 3 year-olds) – Two or more helpers for 11 AM Sunday school (youth especially) – More greeters for Sunday morning If you would like to volunteer, please email Meredith McBride.

Savannah Internship

Posted on: September 10th, 2017

What is a Savannah Internship?   A Savannah Internship is an experimental spiritual formation and learning experience where young adult men and women who are discerning a career in Christian ministry can gain training in a high-impact church while practicing Christian spiritual practices in a community. Bottom line – you gain practical experience working with… Read More >>

CDC Playdate – Oct 19

Posted on: September 6th, 2017

Join us on the CDC playground for our first family event of the 2017-2018 school year. The whole family can play and get to know their CDC friends on Thursday, October 19th from 4 – 6:30 PM. This is a come and go event and you are welcome to bring a picnic dinner. We are looking forward to our play date with… Read More >>

Hotel Harvey

Posted on: August 31st, 2017

Currently the City of Plano has us on standby as an emergency evacuee shelter. As of Monday afternoon (August 28)  the number of evacuees has doubled and there is likelihood that we will be asked to open our church to 100 Harvey evacuees. We are coordinating with a number of governmental and church agencies to… Read More >>

Harvey Update – Aug 29

Posted on: August 29th, 2017

Dear Christ United Members and Friends, Our church has a rich history of serving those who have been touched by natural disaster. The creation of Hotel Katrina in 2005 remains the model for how one congregation can stand in the midst of the storm and provide transforming ministries to those in need. Many of you… Read More >>

Communion Servers for the Sanctuary

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

Additional communion servers are needed in all three Sanctuary services for the first Sunday of each month.  Anyone can be a communion server and it is a wonderful privilege to offer the sacraments of Christ’s love to the congregation. No experience is needed and training is provided.  If you are interested in becoming a communion server,… Read More >>

Quincy’s Quest – Become a Mentor

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

“Children need at least 3 non-parent adult mentors in order to reach their full potential.” – Search Institute Come and join our mentoring team and help students reach their full potential. We are looking for mentors to meet at either Wells or Weathorford Elementary once a week for one hour. Interested? Contact Missy Wilkinson,

Why I sing-Karen Lantz

Posted on: August 24th, 2017

Someone asked me, “Why do you sing?” I wanted to say, “How can I not sing? How can I keep from singing?” I could have shared the reported health, social, and cognitive benefits of singing. But that’s not why I sing. Psalms 96:1-2 says, “Sing unto the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord,… Read More >>

Technology Volunteers Needed

Posted on: August 24th, 2017

Do you like working with computers? We have several opportunities on the Technology Volunteer team. Recycle donated computers and turn them into usable tools for our community partners including families in Project Hope. Use your Microsoft Office talents to teach those looking for employment these necessary business skills. Curriculum and training provided. Help keep our… Read More >>

Joys and concerns – August 23

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017

For confidentiality, some names may not be listed here. Please keep the following individuals and their families in your thoughts and prayers. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS None at this time   RECENT SURGERIES, HOSPITALIZATIONS Melissa Sandoval Betty Hopper Sandi Craig Ken Masterson Mike Gray Roy Crutchfield   IN SYMPATHY Ernie Beever on the death of his wife.… Read More >>

Youth Lunch Bunch – Winter 2017-1

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017

All juniors and seniors are invited to join the Youth Staff for Lunch Bunch on Monday’s during the school year. Check the schedule below to see where to meet us! December 18 – Christ UMC Donut Room, Chick-fil-a will be provided at 1:00pm January – Christ UMC Donut Room February – Jason’s Deli (Parker &… Read More >>

Mom 2 Mom Registration for 2017 is live!

Posted on: August 17th, 2017

Registration has started for Mom-To-Mom This group of moms of young children is organized by Jenifer Padgett. Every two weeks, the groups meet to share devotionals, biblical lessons, and advice on parenting with each other. Join the circles that interest you and if you don’t see what you looking for, we start can start new Mom-To-Mom circles that meets… Read More >>

Morning Watch, August 20, 2017

Posted on: August 17th, 2017

Read this week’s announcements relevant to adult ministries and Sunday classes. If you have questions about these, or if you would like to be added to the list to receive each week, please contact The MORNING WATCH 08202017

Nursery Volunteers Needed

Posted on: August 16th, 2017

The Nursery needs your help on Sunday mornings at 9:45AM and 11AM. Do you love rocking babies and playing with toddlers? Contact Angie Rosowski at for details and to learn how you can get signed up for this wonderful opportunity.

Volunteers-Project Hope, Project Next Generation, & Technology

Posted on: August 11th, 2017

–Coach a family in Project Hope by being a family/faith coach or a budget coach. Contact Laurie Kendig at for details and to learn how you can get trained for this wonderful opportunity.   –Coach/Tutor for youth involved in Project Next Generation. Also, meals are still needed for School on Sunday for PNG Youth.… Read More >>


Posted on: August 10th, 2017

We work better together. An internship at Christ United is unlike any other you’ve had. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired. And you’ll be proud. No matter what you do here, you’ll be part of something big. Our mission is to bring in, build up, train, and send out the next generation of leaders to… Read More >>

New! Study of Adam Hamilton’s “Revival” Begins Sept 18

Posted on: August 7th, 2017

Rita Ward leads the group in a study of Adam Hamilton’s “Revival.” From the book jacket: Join Adam Hamilton for a six-week journey to England, through Wesley’s land, life, ministry, and teachings. For Methodists, Wesleyans, and all Christians, Wesley’s story is our story, defining our faith and challenging us to rediscover our spiritual passion. The… Read More >>

New Bible Study! Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God

Posted on: August 7th, 2017

Tom Jennings will lead discussion based on the bible study “Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God.” This six week series will evaluate and discuss the character of God, from six perspectives: God as holy, loving, just, forgiving, wise, and faithful. Classes will meet in N154, on Tuesday mornings, beginning September 12, 2017, concluding on… Read More >>

New – Building your Prayer Toolbox – Starts Oct 1

Posted on: August 7th, 2017

Do you need guidance or practice with prayer? Do you try, but wonder if your words are heard? How can you Tami Gallaway, Tree of Life Spiritual Ministries’ Spiritual Director, will offer a six week course titled “Building Your Prayer Toolbox,” beginning Oct 1, and running through Nov 5, 2017. The sessions will be held… Read More >>

Wesley Class led by Tami Gallaway – Sep 5

Posted on: August 7th, 2017

Have you imagined a small group that dedicates time to talking about your life in Christ?  This fall, Tami Gallaway, Spiritual Director of Tree of Life Ministries, LLC, will lead a small group formation class focused on just that exercise! Wesley Classes bring individuals into a confidential and affirming group, with the goal of deepening… Read More >>