Mommy & Me Playdate
2nd & 4th Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m. to Noon • Nurseries
For those stay-at-home moms with children! Come join Tricia Gruber and Jen Lange with their children at CUMC from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for some great social interaction. This is also a great entry point to introduce young moms to our church.
Gear Up! Mini-Retreat & Discussion
Sunday, May 19 • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Several of our committees and small groups have been reading a book that describes processes in local congregations that support revitalization, growth, and new ministry development: Gear Up! Nine Essential Processes for the Optimized Church (by Kay Kotan). Concepts in this book have been included in the recent sermon series using another one of Kay’s books, based on research, consultations and learning from the Healthy Church Initiaive (HCI). We have a Sunday School class starting at this time that will also look at this resource (Pat Morrissey’s class), and Nate is expanding this conversation into youth ministry too.
The Administrative Council has scheduled a mini-retreat to discuss Gear Up! and identify the process steps or “gears” for future focus and priority at CUMC. All who have been reading or studying this book, or who are interested in becoming part of the conversation, are welcome to attend. Nourishment and child-care will be provided.
The “gears” we will be thinking about include:
1. Relationship-Building Process
2. Hospitality Process
3. Connection Process
4. Intentional Faith-Development Process
5. Worship Design Process
6. People Development Process
7. Simplification with Accountability Process
8. Strategic Planning and Evaluation Process
9. Congregational Care Process
Spring Clothing Drive
May 12 to May 26 • Benefitting Northcott/UMCS
Whether you’ve already begun your spring cleaning or are about to start, the Outreach Committee wants to help you out! Our spring clothing drive will run for 2 weeks—beginning Sunday, May 12, and ending Sunday, May 26. Due to your past generosity and variety of clothing received, the committee will divide the total items between BOTH United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS) and Northcott Neighborhood House. Both of these organizations provide valuable services in the Milwaukee area. Please help them out by bringing your gently worn Spring and Summer clothing for all ages (no shoes) to church during the drive dates.Thank you!
CUMC 2nd Annual Indoor Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 24 • 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Bake Sale
What event at CUMC was "well organized and displayed"..."good prices"...and "clean"?
If you guessed the Annual Rummage Sale held last August, you were right! With a great committee, dedicated volunteers are already planning to repeat this successful event this coming August 24th. Please continue to save your items for this sale. The committee has decided to include ALL CLOTHING that is clean and in good condition. This includes adult clothing. Drop off will be announced as we get closer to the date. Please do not bring any items to the church prior to the drop off date. Remember 100% of the funds raised support our General Budget which heat the church, turn on the lights, pay our apportionment to the Annual Conference, as well as provide for staff, programming and education. Please be sure all items are clean and in working condition. We need hangers! Please bring them to the church and place in the box in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any special items, such as antiques, etc. that can be mentioned in our advertising, please email Shirley Krenzke, email@example.com with your description. Consider volunteering to help with sorting, labeling, and the day of the event. Sign-up sheets will be coming. Let’s make this the BEST SALE yet!!! Thank you for your support!