We have a variety of programs for adults in our congregation. If you have any questions about any of these programs or need to know better who to contact please contact the church office at email@example.com or by calling 215-855-1643
Summer Session One: June 10th through July 22nd
Summer of Love: The Surprising Love Commandments of Jesus- Each week, the pastor preaching that Sunday will lead a discussion of the sermon topic. This series will provide a fresh look at Jesus’ commands to love the Lord Your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; to love your neighbor as you love yourself; to love one another as I have loved you; and to love your enemies.
The Art of Jonah- This Sunday school class will be combined with art. Spiritual topics from the book of Jonah will be discussed while each person works on expressing the feelings and insights of the scripture through a related art project. Various art medias will be used throughout the weeks. It could get messy! Topics include Storm, Trapped/Prayer, Obedience, Repentance, Disappointment, Grace/Comfort, Trust. The class will be organized by Nanci Landes with the help of various "guest" artists from our congregation. You don't need to be good at art, just be willing to try something new and maybe get a little creative.
Summer Session Two: July 29th to August 26th
Amos: Uncomfortable Words in Comfortable Times- Each week, the pastor preaching that Sunday will lead a discussion of the sermon topic. Participants will be encouraged to read one or two chapters from the prophet Amos, prior to coming to class. The weekly themes will be: Amos 1-2, When Enough Is Enough; Amos 3-4, Why Will You Not Return?; Amos 5, Let Justice Roll; Amos 6, Enjoying the Good Life; Amos 7, So What’s a Plumb Line?; Amos 8-9, A Famine for the Word of God.
ReCreatable: How God Heals the Brokenness of Life- ReCreation is God's plan for our lives. But what does that look like? Is it Bible study, prayer, worship, small groups, evangelism projects, and community involvement? Maybe. But what if God is calling you just to be? To take seriously Jesus' statement that the yoke is easy and the burden is light? To be a fully mature person of sustainable faith, hope, and love? This class is based on the book by Kevin Scott and will be taught by Marge Kramer .
Earthen Vessels - This is a small group of seniors that meets in the home of Joe and Sandy Brown to study, share and pray for each other. They meet the second and fourth Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. If you are interested in joining this group please contact the church office and we will get you in touch with Joe and Sandy!
Transformation Groups - These groups are made up of 5-10 people who, desiring to grow in their faith and to support others in that same growth, gather together on a regular basis to share about their lives and their Christian journey - the ups and downs, the praises and the trials. The group time is mainly spent on 3 things: fellowship, questions and prayer. The questions take the majority of the meeting time and focus on consciously recognizing where God has or hasn't been present over the past week and how we as Christians can grow stronger in faith and action. Christ UMC currently has 5 active Transformation Groups and we would love to add more! Many of the current members helped to deepen their faith and build a community of close Christian friends. If you have questions or are interested in joining a group, please contact the church office.
United Methodist Men - This group sponsors our church softball team and they host several events throughout the year. The annual pancake breakfast and the Santa Breakfast are the largest events that they do annually.
Men's Reading Group - This group of men gather and take turns reading and discussing various religion-themed books. They meet Tuesday morning from 8:30 - 9:30 am weekly in the Reichley Room.
Monday Night Men - This is a group of men that gathers weekly for bible study and fellowship. Members take turns leading the discussion and the material they are studying varies. As the name states, they meet on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Reichley Room.
Laudate Ringers - This is an adult handchime ensemble that is geared toward those with little or no experience ringing bells or chimes. Miki Chelton is the director for this group. The time of rehearsal is set in the morning so it is ideal for a retired adult, parent with preschool children and anyone else available at that time. They meet Friday mornings at 9:30 - 10:15 am in the Sanctuary.
Alleluia Ringers - This choir is an adult handbell ensemble for all adults and skill levels. If you can read music, you can learn how to ring handbells. The members of this group model God's love and patience through the acceptance of all abilities. It is a relaxed environment to learn and enjoy fellowship while praising God with music. Miki Chelton directs this group. They meet Wednesdays from 6:00 - 6:50 pm in the Rose Garden Room 7.
Gloria Dei Ringers - This is an advances handbell ensemble. They play during church services and also offer their musical talents in the community, including nursing homes and festivals. By traveling this group is able to share the spirit of Christ with others in the community. This ensemble is directed by Miki Chelton. They meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:45 pm in the Rose Garden, Room 7.
Chancel Choir - This is the adult choir that sings 3-4 times a month for Sunday Services. They sing music of various styles and time periods. This choir is open to those wishing to share the love of Jesus Christ with each other and the congregation each week. It is a group that enjoys and believes in what they sing and expresses that each week. Prior experience is not needed. This choir is directed by Miki Chelton. They meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
Gabriel's Praise - The choir consists of men from our Chancel Choir and any others interested in joining us. They meet on Wednesdays following the Chancel Choir practice (8:15 pm) in the Sanctuary. The men and women alternate rehearsals each week. All men are welcome whether they've sung in choirs for years of just enjoy singing hymns each week in the pews.
Sing Alleluia! - Our women's choir is made up of members from our Chancel Choir and anyone else who would like to join us! The group meets Wednesday evenings after Chancel Choir rehearsal (8:15 pm) in the Sanctuary. The men and women alternate rehearsals each week. Whether you have sung in choirs all your life or enjoy singing hymns and in the car, this choir is for you!
Fish Food (Praise Band) - This group provides lively music during "Worship before Worship" time, which occurs almost every Sunday before the second worship service (at approximately 10:45 am). This is a fun group consisting of keyboards, drums, guitars, horns and any other instrument willing to participate. They lead the congregation in singing uplifting songs - projecting the words for all to see. Elysa Dalbow leads this group. They rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9 pm in the Sanctuary.
Books Between Friends - A diverse group of women reading a varied selection of books. They meet every 4-6 weeks (depending on the current book and their schedules) on Monday nights at 7:00 pm in the Lounge. Discussions are lively and thought provoking! For more information or to be added to their distribution list, contact Marge Kramer.
Cooking for Manna - Once a month, a dedicated group of volunteers come together to cook a meal for Manna on Main Street, a soup kitchen/food pantry located in Lansdale. Come help the group prepare the meal or assist by providing grocery items needed. The cooking gets underway the 3rd Thursday of the month in our Kitchen at 6:30 pm.
Men's Breakfast Group - Meet up with other men from Christ UMC and have some breakfast at the West Main Diner in Lansdale. This is a great fellowship event. This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am.
Stitching Sisters - This group serves two purposes: to use their time and talents creating gifts to donate to worthy causes and to come together in friendship and fellowship while they work. Projects change every few months. The group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 am to noon in the lounge. Karen Fallows leads this team!
Deborah Circle - The character of this group is to support people of the congregation that are participating in mission trips, community mission projects and youth mission trips. Meetings often feature church members who have recently been a part of a mission or trip to speak with the group. Any and all women are invited to bring a sandwich or salad and share coffee, tea and dessert. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month in Fellowship Hall at 11:30 am.
Evening Fellowship - A group of special needs adults that gathers once per month for fun and fellowship. Each month has a theme and they sometimes go out to eat and always enjoy a year-end picnic. Transportation can be arranged if needed. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month normally from 6:45 - 8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall, Rooms 4,5 &6. If you are interested in being part of the team that leads the monthly meetings and helps with transportation speak with Jan Sawicki.
Friendly Seniors - This energetic group of seniors meet from September to June, around noontime, on the third Wednesday of the month. Gatherings often include lunch and/or dessert. This past year, they have toured the Mennonite Heritage Center, organized a surprise baby shower, visited an Alpaca Farm, and enjoyed an Art Goes to Church program.
Susannah Wesley Circle - Monthly meetings range from doing mission projects together, to having guest speakers on a variety of topics, to traveling to a local venue for a tour. The Circle year begins in September with a dinner at a local restaurant and normally ends in June with a covered-dish picnic at a member's home. Meetings are typically held the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Co-leaders Nancy Albacker and Nadene Stauffer would love to have you join them.
Kaleidoscope Book Group - This group of amazing women meets every Tuesday from noon to 1:00 pm in the Lounge to discuss a wide variety of books. They also share Christian fellowship, giving each other support and encouragement. They would love to have you join them any time!