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JANUARY.2014

Fres h St art


When we think of the excitement of a new year we often think of fresh starts. We reflect on the encouragement of others to inspire us to transformative change:

On January 5th, we will look at the story of the wise men traveling to find the newborn king and consider this: “To better follow Christ, I need to leave behind .” (hurt, pain, guilt)

Reverend Henry Ward Beecher said, “Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.”

On January 12th, we will recall when Jesus was found in the temple with the teachers and reflect upon and complete this statement: “What I love about coming to my ‘House of Worship’ is .” (families who care, listening, growing in faith)

Saint Francis of Assisi said, “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. —St. Francis of Assisi “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Saint Paul; 2 Corinthians 5:17 In reflecting on the New Year and our need for wholeness in relationships, I believe that, as a church family, we can collectively experience a fresh start through the study of God’s Word.

On January 19 th, we will recount Jesus’ baptism, remember our own, and invite others to share in the experience with us as we contemplate this: “My baptism calls me to .” (a fresh start, the Good News, and commissioning as a servant of Christ) Finally, on January 26 th, we will ponder Jesus’ telling us to not put new wine in old wineskins and finish this sentence: “Some ‘fresh starts’ I need to make to be more accepting of the new ways of thinking that Christ brings are .” (spiritual discipline, worship, flexibility) I have included answers to these fill-in-the-blank statements to prime your pump in thinking of all the other wonderful biblical applications that can come about, and to let you prayerfully consider and pray for how your pastors are going to unpack each one of those four points.

Join us this January as we begin the New Year with a “Fresh Start.” Sincerely,

MIKE MAYHUGH SENIOR PASTOR

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churchmatters Don Benson Wayne Gray Robert Coffman º◊John Larson Lisa Pepin Mark Huffer

Becky Neese ºJames Thompson Evan Gisler Bryan Tullos †Craig Fredrickson †Donovan Brown

FEBRUARY: How has God used you in the community?

Mary Ellen Wahlheim

Tell the church how you’ve seen God move through you by visiting www.cumcsl.org/churchmatters/ or you can scan the QR code above to submit from your phone. Responses received will be a part of February’s Connection.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Trustees decided to eliminate the building use fee for members’ weddings at the church.

STAFF-PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE

This month SPR and the staff hired a new Communications Coordinator, Helen Ford, and look forward to working with her in ministry! We also completed the 2013 clergy assessments and submitted them to the District Superintendent.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL The Executive Leadership Council did not meet in November.

FINANCE COMMITTEE At our meeting last month, the Finance Committee reviewed the October monthly financial reports and the number and amount of pledges received to date. We will continue to review and evaluate our financial results for this year and pledged amounts for next year as we work toward recommending a budget to the church for approval at our next Leadership Council meeting.

ºAllison Thummel ºDebbie Barger º◊John Pound ◊Chad Mavity Ray Johnson Brian Baer Debbie Floyd

YOUTH | ANONYMOUS MIDDLE SCHOOLER

Because of coming to Ground Breakers during the week, I can honestly say that my weeks have become better. I have more hope than I had before because I am understanding that God loves me.

Bill Preston Colleen Flint Becky Tullos †Robin Clearman †Casey Mueller

WORSHIP | RENEE TEEL Over 60% of the congregation left leaves on the “Leaving Change” tree. They indicate that God has blessed you in many ways. . . He has given you peace, salvation and compassion. And you have committed to respond by loving others, helping those in need and being more like Christ in all you do. Thank you, God, for this wonderful, Spirit-filled church!

ºJohn MacDonald ºDayne Delahoussaye ºBob Culak Kevin Bastin †Jon Andersen Bobby Ritter Nelda Adams †Matt Thummell Chris Pecheux Jim Jordon Jimmy Skrapka ◊Darrell Thomas Dwight Helms †Jim Andrews †Ace Alexander

◊Chair †2014 New Member º2013 Leaving Member

UMW | PAM BLUESTEIN The ladies of UMW provided dinner for a group of teen moms who meet monthly with mentors to learn parenting skills and acquire items for their babies by earning points, which means staying in school, working, attending meetings, etc. When the young ladies saw the meal prepared for them, they were thrilled and moved. We received word that they thought we really went over and beyond to make them feel special. Many girls got to take food home for themselves and their children. It was a privilege to share our blessings and the love of Christ with them.


churchmatters BY REV. LINDA SUMMERS PIERCE EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE PASTOR

APARTMENT MINISTRY

WORSHIP WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE - SUNDAYS CONTEMPORARY • 8:15 AM • SANCTUARY TRADITIONAL • 9:45 & 11:05 AM • SANCTUARY the hub • 11:00 AM • FAMILY LIFE CENTER/GYM YOUTH WORSHIP • 6:00 PM • FAMILY LIFE CENTER/GYM CELEBRATING HOLY COMMUNION

DREW ESSEN & KYLE MACDONALD

• 9:45 & 11:05 am Traditional services: Every first Sunday • 8:15 am Contemporary Sanctuary service and the hub: Every Sunday

JANUARY HEALING PRAYER WORSHIP SERVICE TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 • 7 PM • SANCTUARY

The Apartment Ministry is now in full swing and we are taking steps every day to connect with residents at The Foundations apartment complex. On November 16th, we hosted a cookout in our parking lot to meet our neighbors and to tell them more about our church and the intentional community we hope to create within the complex. We had an overwhelming response from the people we met and we learned a lot about the kinds of people that live in our building and complex. During that day, we made 14 new contacts with folks in the complex. That is a number we are celebrating! On Wednesday, December 4th, we began our weekly Bible study at the apartment. In the month of December, we studied the Christmas story and in January, we’ll dive into a new curriculum that looks at the life and work of Jesus. Please continue to pray that we can reach people who are far from the Lord. While this holiday season can bring about joy and love, for many people this time of year is full of hurt and loneliness. We are praying for the lost and lonely to be open to Christ’s love this holiday season. If you are interested in being a part of this outreach effort of our church, please feel free to contact me at drew@cumcsl.org. We would love for you to be on our team! In His Service, Drew Essen

God resolved to love us and make us whole in Jesus Christ. He is the Healer who’s ready to meet us in our hopelessness and pain. He’s the One in whom we’ll experience a better year this year. Come meet Him at the January Healing Prayer Service, where prayers and Scriptures will center on the renewal made possible by God’s love. Holy Communion will be celebrated. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014 • 1–3 PM • GATHERING HALL & SANCTUARY

Many hands really do make light work. Please come lend a hand and help us put away our Advent and Christmas decorations. Inventory lists and storage tubs will be provided. This is easy work that should only take an hour or so to complete; come for the time you can. Bring your leftover Christmas treats and enjoy great fellowship. Direct your questions to this year’s Coordinator, Sandy White, at sandyw@cumcsl.org or 281.690.4777. THANK YOU, ALTAR GUILD

Thanks hardly seem enough for this small, but dedicated, group who meet every first Saturday to prepare the Communion elements for the next day’s worship services in the Sanctuary. They enjoy serving alongside each other as they complete the worshipful work of preparing the elements. They end their service with a special time of prayer before breaking bread together over brunch. Every member of the team says it helps them feel more connected to what happens in worship and therefore enables them to draw closer to God during worship. All say they end up feeling more blessed than they expected. In recent days the Altar Guild has had to say a sad goodbye to a few of its members, so there is room for you. Why not consider this once-a-month morning of service and find yourself blessed? Contact Ministry Coordinator Sally McKnight at 713.306.1719 for more information. ACOLYTES, THANK YOU!

The guys competed in a community event at the apartment complex for the “Best Decorated Balcony.”

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Our Christ Church Acolytes (and their leaders, Victor and Judy Hicks, and Sharon Hazel) are truly awesome! Thank you - all of you for assembling the Christmas Eve candles, serving in our Christmas Eve-Eve and Christmas Eve services, and committing to leadership in worship throughout the year. May God bless each of you with a wonderful year as you continue to serve, bearing the light of Christ to remind us whose we are.


CONNECT COMMUNION PREPARERS AND SERVERS NEEDED EVERY 1ST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH • 9:45 & 11:05 AM SERVICES

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month in all the Sanctuary’s Traditional worship services, and additionally every Sunday in the 8:15 Contemporary and the 11 am hub services. Servers are always needed. But there’s also a need for persons to make sure the elements are in place before each worship service, and a small group is needed to clean up following the last Sanctuary service. While Servers are generally easy to find, Preparers are much harder to find. If you would be willing to help in either of these roles in the Sanctuary or in the hub, please contact Sandy White at sandyw@ cumcsl.org or 281.690.4777. Thank you!

MEET US ON FACEBOOK! MEN’S LUNCH THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 • 11:30 AM • SPRING CREEK BBQ

Men of all ages, join together for lunch and fellowship at Spring Creek BBQ. This is a wonderful cross-generational event as well as a great way to find out what is going on in our community and beyond. “GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE”

But you can’t. You may grieve the loss of a loved one for years. And the first year can be all downhill. Stephen Ministers are trained and willing to confidentially care for you through this time of great loss. GAME DAY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 • 10:30 AM –1 PM • ROOMS 11/12

PUT IT IN WRITING THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 • 10 AM • CHURCH LIBRARY

Our lives are full of stories. One way to secure those memories for ourselves and future generations is to “put it in writing.” Jan Randolph leads this monthly writers’ workshop designed to inspire, encourage and support participants in the writing process. Our explorations will include (but not necessarily be limited to) memoirs, journal writing, prayer journals, faith stories, family narratives, and poetry. Just bring paper and pencil and your mind full of stories. ROOTS RESEARCH THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 • 11 AM • ROOMS 11/12

Are you interested in your ancestors? Virginia and Glenn Morrison leads this group in exploring your family genealogy. It is exciting to see how God has been working through generation after generation. To help you in your explorations it is necessary for you to bring information about the earliest ancestor you have knowledge about (name, place of birth or residence or death, dates/approximate dates). Bring a sack lunch, mobile technology (if available), and join us. For a full listing of activities and ways you can get involved at Christ Church, please visit WWW.CUMCSL.ORG

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RESOLVE TO WALK WITH JESUS! SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 • 2:30–4 PM • VOLUNTEER CENTER

Resolve to connect and grow with United Methodist Women of Christ Church in 2014! BOOT CAMP MONDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 27 • 9:35–10:30 AM • ROOMS 210/211

Are you looking for a fun, different workout? Don’t let the name scare you - this class is designed for all levels of fitness! Each week is a different workout with cardio, strength and core work. Class is $5. Childcare is available with advance reservations, for a donation. Contact Allison Thummel at 281.778.8440 for more information. 2014 MEETING SCHEDULE FOR G.A.L.S. (GODLY ACTIVE LADIES SERVING) OUR 2014 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS (6:30 PM MEETING TIME):

January 28 • La Madeleine Restaurant February 25 • Spring Creek BBQ March 25 • Ruggles Green April 29 • Brooklyn Pizza May 27 • Zoe’s Kitchen June 24 • Hogs & Chicks July 29 • Pei Wei August 26 • Red Oak Grill (Hwy 6) September 30 • Cafe Express October 28 • Pollo Campero November & December • No meetings due to holidays Come and join us!

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Want to play? Invite a friend, bring a sack lunch and gather with us for some fun. We play a variety of games, including Bridge and Mexican Train. Lunch includes a roundtable discussion of faith.


SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES 8:30 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES CRUSADERS

Open to all ages with a participatory format and biblically based studies. Meets in the Bride’s Room. 9:45 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES ADVENTURERS

Consists of members ages 30 and up, with and without children. Discussion-oriented, studying a variety of biblical topics applicable to daily life. Enjoys fellowship, mission projects and social activities. Meets in Rooms 302/303 of the Family Life Center. AXIOM - YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL For those in college and early on in their careers, aged 18 - 35ish. Meets in Room 312 of the Family Life Center.

SERVE STEPHEN MINISTERS CARE

When was the last time someone really listened to you? We’re talking about that undistracted, full attention kind of listening. That’s one of the ways Stephen Ministers are trained to care for others. We need more Stephen Ministers to care for those who are making that long journey through the valley of a life crisis. If this type of caring fits your personal goals for ministry, consider training and serving as a Stephen Minister.

BARNABAS

Contact Sally McKnight at 713.306.1719 for more information. If enough interest is expressed, a training class may be held this year.

CELEBRATE SINGLES SUNDAY SCHOOL

CARPENTER’S HANDS FEBRUARY 1, 2014 • 8 AM–3 PM • MEET IN FLC GYM

Consists of adults, 50 years and older, who are united by a shared belief in Christ and seek to provide encouragement to others, both within and outside the class. Meets in the Chapel. Open to all singles of any age, with and without children. Enjoys discussionoriented Bible studies. Meets in Room 309 of the Family Life Center. COUPLES FOR CHRIST

Consists of married couples in their 20’s - 40’s with or without children. A relaxed, yet engaging class that provides Christ-centered fellowship, support, and opportunities for service. Meets in the Bride’s Room (across from Sanctuary). GRACE ABOUNDS

Join us for a day to spruce up our church. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Skilled and unskilled volunteers, ages 12+, are invited. We will repair, restore and paint the facility. FAMILY PROMISE RETURNS TO CHRIST CHURCH SUNDAY, JANUARY 26–FEBRUARY 2 • FAMILY LIFE CENTER

Welcomes people from all ages and stages of life (married, single, solo on Sunday) including those at different places in their spiritual journey (believers or seekers). Participatory format. Delves into scriptural truths and seeks to grow the faith of its members. Meets in Room 301 of the Family Life Center.

Looking for a new ministry to serve in this New Year? Family Promise occurs one week each quarter right here at Christ Church and requires over 300 volunteer hours to create a temporary home for families displaced from their homes.

GRACE NOTES

The first 2014 rotation begins on Sunday, January 26 and opportunities to serve behind the scenes include providing supplies, setting up and breaking down the rooms, doing laundry, and providing meals. You could be a dinner host, stay overnight in the church, or volunteer in other ways for this program.

Allows members of the Chancel Choir to attend a Sunday School class and still participate in the Music Ministry of Christ Church. While the class is geared towards Choir members, everyone is welcome. Meets in the Resource Library. H.O.P.E. 24/7 (HEAR OUR PRAYERS EVERYDAY 24/7)

Name reflects class’ focus on prayer. Discussion-oriented studies cover a range of topics to encourage spiritual growth. Socials and missions round out activities for members, who are in their 40’s - 70’s. Meets in Room 311 of the Family Life Center. JUBILEE

Made up of mature individuals, age 65 - 90+, who enjoy the fellowship of others and hope to continue to grow in their faith through Bible-based studies. Thought-provoking lessons presented by Jan Randolph. Meets in Rooms 11/12. SEEKERS

Couples, singles, and those solo on Sunday (mixed ages) that concentrate on Bible study, missions and fellowship. Lively discussion always included. Meets in Room 308 of the Family Life Center. TGIS (THANK GOD IT’S SUNDAY)

Made up of couples and singles of all ages who enjoy lively discussion and fellowship. Topics range from Bible study to contemporary issues and books. Meets in the Scout Shack. WEAVERS

Made up of marrieds and singles, ages 55+, dedicated to Bible study, fellowship and service. Meets in the Library (upstairs across from the Sanctuary). WOMEN’S CLASS

Made up of women of all ages whether married, single, widowed or divorced. Engages primarily in Bible-based studies and service projects. Meets in Room 307 of the Family Life Center.

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If you would like to be part of this ministry, please contact Kira Halcarz at kira.halcarz@gmail.com or 832.654.9356. REAL CRIME PREVENTION CAN YOU READ? THEN YOU CAN TUTOR THOSE THAT CAN’T!

Education is like a passport to a better quality of life. A GED serves as that passport for many. But due to state budget cuts, GED classes were eliminated for the inmates at the Vance unit in Richmond. Hopes for a better life through education evaporated. However, through faithful, loving volunteers, we hope to RESTORE their hope, as part of Christ Church’s Restorative Justice Ministry. There is a critical need for Math and English/Reading tutors. You do not need to have any training as a teacher to help. The needs go from basic reading and phonics to college level classes. Anyone interested in volunteering or getting more details, contact Ron Zifer at 281.340.8733 or Ron_Zifer@pfm.org. Ron can arrange for you to visit the program first to see if it is where you are being called to serve.


If making a difference in the life of one child is where God is leading you, please mark your calendar to attend one of these 1-hour mentor training sessions at 9:30 am in the Boardroom of the FBISD Administrative Bldg on Lexington Blvd. and Austin Pkwy. Training dates are: January 15th, February 5th or March 5th. Christ Church adopted Holley Elementary in 2008, and their primary request for help was for the children to develop positive relationships with adult role models through the mentoring program. God has blessed you with so many gifts - please consider sharing them with a child in need. Questions? Contact Kate Flint at 281.627.2082. PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY MONDAYS & FRIDAYS • 9 AM • VOLUNTEER CENTER

Join members of all ages as they create tangible expressions of the prayers of our church for those needing comfort, healing, assurance, and presence. We meet Fridays and Mondays. Don’t know how to crochet or knit? We’ll teach you! For information, email Jan Randolph at jan@cumcsl.org.

GROW SW DISTRICT’S 2014 VIBRANT CHURCH FAIR (FORMERLY DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TRAINING) SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014 • 8:45 AM - 1:30 PM CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SUGAR LAND

Our annual Southwest District Leadership Training event has a new name in 2014: The Southwest District Vibrant Church Fair. And Christ Church will host this event, where churches from all around our district will set up display tables of their best practices in a special “exhibit hall” and leadership training will be offered in everything from Staff Parish Relations to how to design an Altar setting appropriate for the particular church season. Our District Superintendent, Rev. Jay Jackson, will be on hand to lead us in worship and direct us throughout the day. The most experienced “trainers” in our Annual Conference will lead the workshops in sessions throughout the morning and early afternoon. Our District Lay Leader and Christ Church member, Priscilla Thomas, will serve as a host and trainer and other Christ Church members who serve on district teams will be on hand to help lead and host as well. If you’re a Christ Church leader, you’ll want to attend this fair. However, all are welcome. Volunteers to help host will definitely be needed. Please contact Debbie Meier at dmeier@cumcsl.org for more information and/or to volunteer. Register at http://southwestdistrict. org/calendar/southwest-district-vibrant-church-fair.aspx. (Remember Christ Church’s first Leadership Council meeting will take place in February.) MOMS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BIBLE STUDY TWO FRIDAYS EACH MONTH, BEGINNING JANUARY 24 9:30–11:30 AM • LOCATION TBD

Do you know a mom with a quirky or special needs child? On Friday, January 24th, a new Bible study will begin for these moms, to help them grow in faith and support one another through the “special needs” journeys! Contact Allison Thummel at allison@entouch.net for more information.

SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY SATURDAYS, 8–9:30 AM • VOLUNTEER CENTER

Come join our Bible-based men’s group and experience Christian fellowship, discussion, and study. Don’t forget your Bible and coffee mug! All men are welcome! PERKINS LAY SCHOOL JANUARY EVENT SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 • 9 AM–3 PM ST. PAUL’S UMC; HOUSTON

Perkins School of Laity will offer two classes on Saturday, January 25, to be taught by Perkins seminary professors. This is the same seminary which educates most of our pastors. Disturbing Texts of the New Testament will explore how Christians should engage with authorities and will be taught by Dr. Sze-kar Wan, Professor of New Testament. Mary, Mystics, and Martyrs: Models and Mentors of the Faith will explore Christian models, spiritual mentors, and our own spiritual formation and will be taught by Dr. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Professor of Pastoral Care. These classes will be held at St Paul’s UMC in Houston. Advance registration is $55 and closes at the end of the day on January 20, 2014. Registration at the door is $65. Register online or contact Mark Larson at 281.961.7818 for more information. ONE ROOM BOOK CLUB WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 • 9–11 AM - VOLUNTEER CENTER

This group meets once a month to discuss a book chosen at the previous meeting. The book to be discussed at the January meeting is “My Beloved Country” by Sonia Sotomayor. If you enjoy reading and conversation about books, you are invited to join Book Club. COLORS OF CANCER MEETINGS 3RD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH • 7–8:30 PM • VOLUNTEER CENTER

The Colors of Cancer group welcomes all adults who have had a diagnosis of any type of cancer, as well as their caregivers. We use the Reconstruction of a Survivor curriculum to guide our monthly discussions. Come and check us out on the 3rd Tuesday of EVERY month, from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Volunteer Center. For more information, contact Amy Abels at atvu@comcast.net. GROUND BREAKERS MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY WEDNESDAYS STARTING NOVEMBER 6 • 4:30–5:30 PM • VOLUNTEER CENTER

All 6 - 8th graders are invited to our NEW middle school Bible study, Ground Breakers. Join us on Wednesdays - we’d love to see you there!

Well done, Don, Jim, Julie, Dan, Justin, Shey, Bill, Allison, Elaine, Judy, Victor, Ette, M.J., Christy, Joyce, Kate, Jo Beth, Ellie, Laura, Melissa, Kathy, and Wes! Thank you for your tireless efforts. –Linda Summers Pierce

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! VARIOUS DATES • SEE BELOW


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NEW MEMBER CLASS JANUARY 12 & 19, 2013 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM VOLUNTEER CENTER

Are you ready to learn more about Christ Church and what we believe? Then join us for our New Member Class. Dinner is included the first evening at no charge. There is no fee to attend, and childcare is available. Register at the Welcome Center, by contacting Benita Sebesta at benitas@cumcsl.org, or online at www.cumcsl.org/join.

CHRIST CHURCH STAFF

Rev. Mike Mayhugh, Senior Pastor Rev. Linda Summers Pierce, Executive Pastor Rev. Dan Conway, Exec. Associate Pastor - GROW Ministries Rev. Preston Morgan, Executive Associate Pastor Helen Ford, Communications Coordinator/Designer Roland Huysman, Executive Director - Operations Lisa Mayhugh, Director - 412 Youth Ministries Ingred Lathrop, Director - Children’s Ministries Jan Randolph, Director - Older Adult Ministries Lahonda Sharp, Director - Music & Fine Arts Renee Teel, Director - Mission Ministries Beth Carter, Director - Christ Church School For a complete staff listing, please visit our website at www.cumcsl.org/staff

THE HEARTBEAT

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS . . . Tracei Wilson’s mother, Renee Teel’s friend, Ruby Langley’s family friend, Joan Kayser-Murray’s sister, Roland Huysman, Karen LaMotta’s father, Kim Horst’s friend’s son, Mark Buhrke, Lee Irvin’s sister & family, Bill Guffey, Matt Doerr’s father, Kathleen Doerr’s mother, Joyce Cochran, Hugh Reeves, Tracy Raus-Graves’ father, Matt Duggan’s friend’s father, John Pound’s brother, Elizabeth Jefferson, Holly Tuten’s daughter’s teacher, Susan Zvonkovic’s friend’s son, Bob Sime’s sister, Sharon Rae and friend, Sue Harris, Tim Daly’s friend’s foster child, Maria Eggenschwiler, Bob Sime’s sister, Sharon Rae, Benita Sebesta’s mother, Cindy Finley, Lori Matthews’ aunt, Sally Lambert. JOYS . . . Sandy White’s friend’s daughter, Courtney White’s friend, Judy Monroe’s grandson, Shirley Eden’s daughter, Nancy & Pete Olson’s friend, Matt Thummel; Jonathan; Sue Harris, Tim Daly’s friend’s foster child, Traci Wilson’s mother, Mary Francis Ashmore; Lynda Miller’s husband, Lynda Miller & family, Aimee Schultheis’ sister-in-law’s friend. CHRIST CHURCH EXTENDS ITS SYMPATHY TO . . . Bob and Sarah Guffey on the death of Bob’s uncle; Jason Nelson on the death of his grandmother; David Howdeshell on the death of his cousin, family and friends of Marilyn Beckman; the family and friends of Zane Watkins; Ken & Cindy Masaki on the death of Ken’s mother; the family and friends of Alice Griffith; the family and friends of Betty Barton, Lynda & Warren Miller on the death of their daughter-in-law’s father; Diane Keller on the death of her father; Matt Duggan on the death of his uncle; Tim & Ellen Millard on the death of Ellen’s uncle.

SHARE YOUR JOYS AND CONCERNS WITH US Your pastoral staff and leaders of Christ Church’s Member Care Ministries want to share in your joys and concerns. You might not know this, but hospitals do not contact churches – even when you give them your church name, address, and contact information. Part of this is due to HIPPA laws. So whether you’re about to enter the hospital or you’re celebrating the birth of a baby, please call SandyPHONE: White in the church office at 281.980.6888. She will forward your message to the pastors and appropriate member care ministry leaders. 281.980.6888 • WWW.CUMCSL.ORG • FACEBOOK.COM/CUMCSL

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The Connection - January Edition  

Christ United Methodist Church, Sugar Land Texas Newsletter

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