Annual Church Potluck Picnic Saturday, October 1st @ 4pm-6pm Come and join us for our Annual Picnic. Our rain date is 10/2/2022. We will have crafts, a bounce house and plenty of food. Please help the organizers prepare by RSVPing your party and letting them know what you plan to bring for the potluck dinner. You can also sign-up to help with set-up (report time 3pm) or clean-up (6pm to 7pm), or volunteer during the picnic. You can sign up through our Sign Up Genius link that is found on our Weekly emails and on our website CUMCLansdale.org under Events & Sign-Ups or a paper sign up will be available in the lobby at a table.
Areas where you can help:
Set Up Help: Come at 3pm to help set up and moving tables and chairs for the picnic.
Clean Up Help: Stay after to put away chairs, tables, etc.
Kitchen Set Up: Come at 3pm to help organize food for the picnic
Kitchen Help During Picnic: Monitor the food tables during the picnic
Sliced Tomatoes (T): Please bring 3 sliced tomatoes per signup. Mark with “T”.
Sliced Onions(O): Please bring 3 sliced onions per signup. Mark with “O”.
Shredded Lettuce(L): Please provide 1 head (or 1 bag) of shredded lettuce. Mark with “L”.
Bounce House Volunteer: 1/2 hour shifts to man the bounce house starting at 4pm to make sure not too many kids
are in the bounce house at the same time. Schedule to be put out closer to the date.
Craft Station Volunteer: 1/2 hour shifts at the table starting at 4pm. You will be helping, as needed, with anyone
working on crafts. Schedule to be put out closer to the date.
To sign up online go to our website under “Events and SignUps” or find the link in our weekly emails or click here.
Information Meetings We will be holding an informational meeting at three different times during the week of October 2nd. Each session will have the same information, but will be held at different times and in different formats (listed below). This meeting will discuss some of the issues the United Methodist Church is facing, the next General Conference, and our job as Christ UMC. There will be a time for questions and discussion. Please consider joining us for this important conversation.
Sunday, October 2 - 9:45-10:45am in person (There will be no adult Sunday school classes)
Monday, October 3 - 7-8pm on Zoom Link
Tuesday, October 4 - 2-3pm
In person meet in Fellowship Hall
and on Zoom. Click here for link.
We are asking all who are available and willing to gather on the second Saturday of each month from 9am-11am to help clean up the flower beds and areas surrounding the church.
Rain date will be the 3rd Saturday.
If you have any questions, please contact Bill Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Henning at KimMHenning7@hotmail.com
Alice Neil and Ineke McCrea are planning to lead another short-term Disciple Study this fall.
Invitation to the New Testament is an 8- week, 1 1/2 hour course that will run on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 - 12:00, from October 4 until Thanksgiving.
This course is open for people who are new to Bible Study as well as those who are interested in a more in-depth study, since there are opportunities to go deeper in every session.
If you have done a Disciple study before, you will know that it offers opportunities for reading and discussing the Bible and to learn from each other. The leaders are facilitators and also participants.
If you are interested please text Alice at 646-523-7211 or Ineke at 267-218-6298.
When: Saturday morning, October 8th-Sunday Afternoon, October 9th
Where: Innabah Camp and Retreat Center – Spring City, PA
Cost: $85 for the overnight or approximately $40 for the day
All women of Christ UMC are welcome to attend a weekend of rest and renewal at camp Innabah in Spring City, PA. This weekend is a way to foster fellowship among the women of the church and a deeper connection with God. The theme of the retreat will be Listening for God’s Voice.
The total cost of the retreat, including lodging and meals, would be $85. (Please note this is a $10 increase from 2020 because costs have gone up). In order to make the retreat affordable, the sleeping accommodations will be bunk style sleeping with shared bathrooms. Once you've filled out the registration form below, please provide a check made out to Christ UMC with “women’s retreat” in the memo line. If cost is an issue please see Pastor Tawny. If you paid for the retreat in 2020 before it was postponed due to the pandemic and didn't get reimbursed, no check is needed.
If you cannot come for the weekend, please register online for the day on Saturday for numerous opportunities for bible study, fellowship, outdoor activities, worship services, and more!
COST SHOULD NOT DETER ANYONE. If you would like to go but the retreat isn't financially possible for you, please reach out to Pastor Tawny confidentially.
If you have any questions about the retreat, please contact Pastor Tawny.
Because we need to have a commitment of at least 15 people, please register by September 1.
Here is the link for the sign up for women's retreat: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCPCP4t1nemvCCk4DJ8YKNF9JQYBDI9yVbocbz6-lVirIuKg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Friendly Seniors Activity for October
Fall is coming! Colorful leaves! Crisp cool days! How about taking a trip to Peddlers Village in Lahaska, PA on Wednesday, October 19. After enjoying lunch and catching up with your friends at Zoto's Diner on Rt. 309 we can then carpool over to Peddlers Village to see the outdoor display of many colorful and creative Scarecrows in the Village created by members of the public. We'll meet at Zoto's at 11:45 and after lunch amble through the village enjoying the scarecrows.
If it rains, we'll just do lunch.
Please sign up on Sign up Genius or call (610)584-6648 or email Barb Gingrich at email@example.com if you are planning to join us. Please sign up by October 16.
On Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 4-5:30pm
Bring the kids and join us!
We are also looking for folks to decorate their car and hand out candy or trinkets. Please sign-up to host a vehicle via our website or the form in the lobby.
Unable to set up a car?
- We will accept candy donations in the church office
- Take a shift at the church’s welcome table.
Click here to sign up for either option.
Contact Jen Harrison, Church Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-855-1643.
We look forward to making this another great event for our community!
Is an opportunity to grow closer to God, closer to our brothers at Christ Church, and closer to other Christian men of Lansdale! You are invited to a Men’s Retreat addressing “Real Men in Today’s World”!
Location: Camp Innabah (713 Pughtown Road, Spring City, PA 19475)
Date: Nov 11,12,&13th (Friday 7pm to Sunday after lunch)
If you can’t commit to a full weekend, it is possible to attend Saturday only, one night or both nights!
Cost: $145 (full weekend), $120 (one night with meals), $50 (Saturday only with meals)
Our guest speaker, Steward (Stew) Warner has a wide range of Christian Service and speaking experiences! He has a meaningful message planned for us during four sessions. Friday evening will include the first session and favorite snacks, to share, brought by each of us. Saturday will include a morning session, a service project for the camp, and an evening session! Sunday will include devotions and the final session, closing with communion, ending with lunch. Of course the Innabah kitchen will provide Saturday and Sunday meals!
More details can be found on posters around the church, and by contacting Ken Dickinson at:
Orangeaero@Comcast.Net or (215)512-2658
I look forward to sharing a relaxed weekend with other Christian Men while learning a bit more about
what it means to be “Real Men in Today’s World”!
Please plan on joining me there!