Below are our upcoming events and any active event signups. Our special upcoming events are at the top in date order and you can find our recurring monthly events down further. Check back often as these will change frequently.
The Montgomery County Department of Heath and Human Services will be conducting a program here for called "A Matter of Balance". Our sessions will run on Mondays, from April 1 through May 20th from 1:30 - 3:30. This is an evidence based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase physical strength and self-efficacy in adults 55+. Participants learn to view falls as controllable and how to change their environment to reduce fall risks. This is a mix of light exercises (after the second week), conversation and problem solving. Please sign up at the kiosk in the lobby.
Christ UMC offers a grief support group. GriefShare is a 13 week, Biblically-based video series. Our current session runs through December 5th. We meet on Wednesdays at 2 PM. We will begin a new session on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, again, at 2 PM.
Enrollment:$20 per 13 week session (scholarships are available.)
If you are grieving the loss of a family member or friend, and would like to be a part of this caring group, please join us. If someone in your life may benefit, please tell them about GriefShare-you'll find brochures on the table in the lobby, between the doors.
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any time during the session. Each chapter is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.
If you are not available during the day, please note that Calvary Baptist Church, our neighbor at 1380 S Valley Forge Rd, is offering an evening (7 PM) session, beginning Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. You can enroll at www.GriefShare.org.
Save the Date for Deborah Circle's Annual Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, April 6 from 9-2. To rent an 8ft table ($15) please contact Gloria Woodland. This year Deborah Circle will not be taking donations to sell. Food is available during the sale.
Come remember Christ’s suffering and celebrate his resurrection at Christ United Methodist Church. Below is our schedule of events for Holy Week.
April 14 Palm/Passion Sunday:
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.- The choir offers a cantata: "Blessed Redeemer", a presentation of the cross, the resurrection, and the lordship of Jesus. Palm branches will be available for all worshipers. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
April 18 Holy Thursday:
7:00 p.m.- On the night on which Jesus was betrayed, we gather at his table for holy communion and remember how he washed his disciples’ feet. After we all receive communion, those who so desire, can experience foot-washing.
April 19 Good Friday:
10:00 a.m.– An event for children to explore why we call it GOOD Friday!
The event is free but please register by April 12th.
7:00 p.m.- A Service of Tenebrae (shadows) dramatically recalls the events of Jesus’ crucifixion.
April 21 Easter Sunday:
6:30 a.m.- “Sonrise” Service at the Columbarium to greet the new day and celebrate, “He is risen!”
Breakfast will be served in Fellowship Hall afterward.
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.– Christ is risen! We celebrate the Resurrection in worship. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
On Monday, February 11th at 11:15 AM Deborah Circle will meet at the church and go to Mitzvah Circle. Bring your lunch. We will eat there then have a presentation of the work they do. We will then sort, organize and pack items that will be distributed to the needy. We will leave at 1:30 and return to the church.
You are invited to join our Friendly Seniors for lunch at West Main Diner, on Wednesday, March 20th at 11:30 am. Following lunch we will go to Ice Concepts in Hatfield. Kevin and his staff will show us how they make crystal clear ice and the tools used to make beautiful sculptures out of 300lb blocks of ice, for weddings and festivals. Please sign up in the lobby or contact Joanne Montanna. Please wear a warm coat and sturdy shoes.
This month we will focus on Liberty Ministries, learning more about this special program for incarcerated women. Our mission for the meeting will be to collect items for infants of the inmates. Please consider purchasing one or more of the items form the following list, and bring it with you to the meeting:
Diapers all sizes, wipes (non scented), Onesies, Jackets/coats, socks, hats, shoes, bibs, receiving blankets, crib sheets, shampoo, powder, lotion, bottles, pacifiers, baby toys, clothing for preemie through 18 month - all seasons.
All women are welcome to attend our meeting!
Stitching Sisters will meet in the lounge on February 28th from 10am- Noon. We will continue to work on baby blankets for Liberty Ministries. Please join us!
Are you a caregiver for a family member, friend or neighbor? Join us as we share our experiences, learn strategies, self-care and other topics requested by the group. We meet in the church lounge on the Fourth Friday of each month at 11:00 AM. If you have any questions please contact Marge Kramer, Director of Congregational Care.