Blessing of the Backpacks

School is just a few weeks away and it is time to start preparing!  Doesn’t seem possible does it?  

Volunteers in Medicine Golf Classic

The annual VIM Golf Classic golf tournament will be held Friday, August 15, 2014 at Brown Acres Golf Course.

Men's Breakfast


Join us for a delicious hot and hearty breakfast on Saturday morning, August 16th, from 8:30 to 10:00, in the gym.  

Food For Thought

Come join us in Food For Thought for a new study, Unfinished-Believing is Only the Beginning by Richard Stearns beginning August 13th.  


Partnership Meals

In 2012, two teams began providing a monthly meal to the residents of Partnership’s Family Violence Crisis Center.  The Center accepts families in crisis at any time help is needed. 

Business Women’s Lunch

Business Women! Join us for lunch on Tuesday, August 12 , Noon, at the Sheraton Read House. We will discuss how poor communication can affect our careers.  

South Sudan Citizen Visits Christ Church

On Thursday, July 10th Christ Church had the privilege of hosting Mandela Wani Michael from South Sudan in the Youth Center. Mandela was a child solider who fought against the forces of North Sudan. 

MS Choir Tour

The middle school choir is on tour this week and are performing for churches and organizations in Kentucky & Ohio. Click here to view photos from the week.


Beth VBS

Christ UMC had a very successful Vacation Bible School with the Bethlehem Center children and youth, June 23-27.  Click here to view pictures from the week.

Young Adults Summer Schedule

The group participates in Summer Home Fellowships (SHF) during the months of June - August. Each week the group will meet at a member's home for a casual dinner, a short devotion, and fun. 

High School Youth Summer Mission Trip

This year our high school youth (Grades 9-12) are going to Lake Junaluska, NC for their annual mission trip.

Be Inviting

Inviting others to worship and other activities at Christ Church is easy, but it is also a very, very important thing for all of us to do.  

Care & Share Ministry

ImageThe Care & Share Ministry provides meals for families in our church that are going through a crisis and are not involved in a Sunday School class or small group.   

Let’s Sing from Memory

Is a ministry for those in our community with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. 

Young Adults Group

Christ United Methodist Church is very blessed to have an active and energetic Young Adults Ministry. This ministry is geared towards 18-35 year olds.

Ladies Supper Club

The Ladies Supper Club will be meeting Tuesday, August 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Red Lobster at Hamilton Place.

Women's Covenant Group

If you like early morning prayers and devotions come join us in Becky’s office on Thursdays at 6:45 AM.  Wonderful way to start the day. Questions? 892-9363.

Follow the Orphanage's Progress

We have created a blog to help keep everyone up to date on the progress of Grace Home, the orphanage being built in the South Sudan.

Christ's Chauffers

There are members of our congregation who have difficulty finding transportation to various medical appointments.  If you would be willing to be a part of our “Christ’s Chauffeurs” ministry, please contact Debbie Hafling at 718-0377. 

Find Your Place

FYI . . .Did you know that Kari Martin, our Director of New Members, is available to help people find a place to be in ministry? Interested? Call Kari at 892-9363. 

Pictorial Directory

Its time for a new Christ UMC Pictorial Directory! We would love to have all our Christ Church Familes included in the new directory. 

Promotion Sunday is August 10th

All children will enter their new classes for the church year on August 10th.  This includes children who will be age 3 by August 15th through Youth.

Disaster Rebuilding Mission Trip September 2014

Your Disaster Rebuilding Ministry is on the move again. We are traveling to the North Carolina coast to support rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Irene (August 2011) and two recent tornados (EF3) April 25th and May 17. 

Book Review Group

The next meeting of the Book Review  Group will be Sat.,Aug. 16th at  8 AM in the Adult Bldg., Room A-13.

St. Andrews Center Summer Outdoors Concerts

You are invited to St. Andrews Center Summer Outdoors Concerts.


Getting To Know You

To the Women of Christ United Methodist Church,

The Women’s Ministry is undertaking something that has never been done in our church before.  It is called, “Getting To Know You!”

Celebrating the Seasons of Life Study

Celebrating the Seasons of Life by Dr. Cathy Robbs Turner encourages women to live fully in God’s purpose during all the seasons of life. 

Abaco Trip 2014

The Salt & Light Youth Choir returned Sunday, June 22nd from their mission work in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

Directory Committee Needs YOU!

Christ Church is producing a new directory and needs volunteers to help sign in people for the Pictorial Directory appointments beginning Thursday, August 28th. If you can help, call Lesa Smith at 309-4456.

What's in our Future?

Our Future's team has done its work, and we believe God has some exciting things in store for us.  If you would like to see our plans for catching the waves of God's movement and action in our community through Christ Church, click here to see the report adopted by our church council.

Run For God Completes a 5K

I am proud to be writing this article as I reflect on the past 3+ months and how we all had the chance to meet new people, make new friends, learn that YES YOU CAN run a 5K, and grew closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ in the process.  


The dotMOM conference is a weekend that will encourage and refresh you, connect you with other moms, celebrate motherhood, and draw you closer to Christ. 

Stop Hunger Now!

Congratulations Christ Church!!  We successfully packaged another 40,176 meals on Sunday, May 4th for Stop Hunger Now.  

Gardening for God

Our mission is to learn how to grow healthy fruits and vegetables, and give them to people who are in need of them. 

Pantry Pile-Up

Our Pantry Pile-Up item for July is school supplies. These items will go to Partnership’s domestic violence shelter and East Ridge Cares students. 

Building Fund Update

Giving to the Building Fund is exceeding our pledges!  If you continue to give at this level, we can totally pay off our building debt in just over ten years at projected interest rates.  This is our plan, so please continue to give as you are now giving.  If you have not yet started giving to the Building Fund, please do so.  To see a graph of giving to date vs. pledged amounts by month, click here.

Prayer Resources

Additional prayer resources are now available from the church website. They include guides to books, as well as online and audio tools for prayer. 

Room In The Inn Volunteers

Room In The Inn is a local shelter for women and their children who are in need of short-term food and lodging.  Christ Church provides the evening meal 2 times a month. 

Calling Hospitality Servants

Openings are available in the donut cutting and coffee ministries.  Donut ministry involves cutting and setting out donuts for two services; requires 1-2 hours about once per quarter.  

Baked Blessings

Baked Blessings, a ministry of Christ Church, is an opportunity for individuals or families to bake cookies or brownies for people who are homeless.

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