UPCOMING EVENTS


New Series at Christ Church

 Identity: Sowing,

Growing, Feeding

This coming Sunday we start a new series - Identity: Sowing, Growing, Feeding. Join us as we explore who we are as a community, recognizing what we have and sharing it, and then live into the tension of our privilege as we look at food insecurity and food justice, water insecurity, environmental issues, and immigration.

 

The season is full of fun activities, fundraisers, and service projects that you don't want to miss! Download the brochure here or pick up a hard copy at church on Sunday.

 

Join us as we live into our messiness and learn to live and grow in God's love.

10/14 CROP Hunger Walk

For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources. From combating droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service. On Oct. 14th, join us as we walk with other churches in the hopes of ending hunger, one neighbor and one step at a time. Food and money go to help our neighbors who face hunger locally and globally. Questions? Contact Kathi Moton at kathimoton@gmail.com. Check out this video to learn who our neighbors are.

 


#HatNotHate Blue Hat Day

October 1st is Blue Hat Day and then the wearing of the hats continues all month. Why? Because October is the official Anti-Bullying month. It's the month Matthew Shepard was killed. Everyone - adult, youth, child - may wear a blue hat all month in support of No More Bullying. The hand-knitted blue hats of CCUM have a SUPER POWER. They give the wearer the love and support of our congregation. We will stand by each child and youth, and be there for them. 

 

We are looking for people to knit or crochet hats for our community. Please contact Pam Thiele if you need blue yarn (she has a lot!) or if you have questions, pamthiele@comcast.net. You can find more information and many patterns here.


10/28 Trunk or Treat Fundraiser

Time to dress in costume and trick or treat at the Christ Church parking lot! Bring your kids and grandkids, invite your neighbors and friends, and join us 3-6pm Sunday, October 28th for trick or treating in the parking lot along with games, facepainting, and a bounce house!  This Youth Group fundraiser needs volunteers to park their cars around the outside of the lot, decorate the inside of the trunk, and hand out candy and small toys. If you want to just donate candy and small toys, that's great too! We are also looking for people to donate small, individual baked goods for our onsite bake sale! To sign up and save your theme, email Rev. Megan (marmstrong@ChristChurchColorado.org) or Alli (amoore@ChristChurchColorado.org) or find them in the Narthex next Sunday.

 

Trunk or Treat is an event for all ages and abilities! Not only do you get to wear your costume one more time, but this event is free to attend! While we will have baked goods for sale and some pay-to-play games, trunk or treating is completely free for you and your family!


11/11 A Way Forward: General Conference 2019 Talkback Session

As many of you know, the United Methodist Church is trying to determine what a future looks like for the denomination as disagreements about homosexuality and Biblical interpretation continue to create divides in our connection. We are offering a Talkback session about this historic decision after worship November 11th to talk about the possibilities coming out of the Called Session of the General Conference (January, 2019), and what this looks like for Christ Church in February and beyond.

To prepare for this conversation, we encourage you to read a few articles so you understand the Plans being discussed. HackingChristianity.net is a website and blog by Rev. Jeremy Smith, a UMC pastor, who encourages dialogue about faith, young clergy issues, technology, internet theory, and more. We encourage you to read his blogs about three of the proposed plans: One Church Plan, Connectional Conferences Plan, and Traditionalist Plan. In the coming months we'll also share additional resources to prepare you for our Talkback Session November 11th.