Stump the pastor update

They finally stumped the pastor

Children’s time at Christ UMC is called “Stump the Pastor”.

Our pastor, Keith Harris, invites children to bring household items to the platform and he tells them a story relating to the item.  Keith has always been successful in  entertaining the congregation with his responses.  Well recently, he admitted he was stumped.  What was the item? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A pokeman card!

Pastor with children

Live Nativity

Christ UMC hosts Live Nativity 2016

Our pastor has set up a nativity set in his front yard. It is manned nightly
by volunteers from the congregation. A friendly reminder to the
community what this season is all about.

 

live nativity actors

Merry Christmas from Christ United Methodist Church in Forsyth, GA

Halloween visitation 2016

Christ UMC did Halloween Visitation this year

    In normal church parlance, visitation usually means conveying God’s word and love to others in their homes.  Here’s a twist, what if others came to you!  Christ United Methodist Church took advantage of the Halloween festivities in Forsyth, GA to get others to come to us.  We called it Halloween Visitation.

      As young and old trick or treaters came to visit our pastor’s home, we treated them to hot dogs, snacks, beverages and a BIBLE TRACT.  We included an invitation and directions to attend our church on an upcoming Sunday.  Traffic through our site was great.  Hopefully, we planted many “seeds” that will make a positive impact on this neighborhood.

Christ UMC has Chicken Q success

Watch how Christ UMC Forsyth put on a Chicken Q

      Christ UMC, in Forsyth, GA, held it’s Fall Chicken Q on Oct. 10, 2016.

It only happens twice a year but it’s always appreciated and supported by the folks in Forsyth, GA.  Christ UMC hosts a Chicken Q in the Spring and Fall of each year.  This is an activity that many folks in the congregation get involved in.  I put together a short video of what goes on behind the scenes.

YouTube video about our Chicken Q

Christ UMC helps the UMCOR mission.

Christ UMC volunteers
Comfort kits for flood victims

Christ UMC lends support to the United Methodist Committee on Relief

 

Christ UMC volunteers are still assembling aid kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief to distribute to flood victims in Louisiana.

Few folks may still remember that there is a lot of misery still going on in Louisiana after the floods last month. Even fewer folks know about the disaster relief arm of the United Methodist Church.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief has been on the scene since day one of this disaster.              Donations accepted at: http://www.umcor.org/Search-for-Projects/Search-for-Projects .They provide a variety of services for the public and first responders here and abroad.  Here are pictures of our volunteers assembling comfort kits for the needy.

 

 

UMCOR aid kit
Christ UMC assembling aid kits

Christ UMC Wednesday night dinners

Wednesday night dinner at Christ UMC

 

Wednesday night dinners are a tradition at Christ United Methodist Church in Forsyth, GA.  September thru June, we gather at 6 pm for a great dinner, followed by a short Bible message and then choir practice.  This is a great time of fellowship and good food; it’s also a great time for visitors to meet church members in an informal setting.

 

During the summer months, the Christ United Methodist Church dinner club visits various local restaurants.  This summer we had a lot of fun visiting places like Miss Hattie’s, Shoney’s, El Tajado, Captain D’s, and ending up the season at Smoking Pig in Macon.Miss Hatties sign

 

 

Christ UMC dinner club at Miss Hattie's

Smoking Pig restaurant in Macon

 

 

 

Memorial Day Tribute 2016

Christ United Methodist Church’s Memorial Day Tribute

The table of remembrance.

The congregation at Christ United Methodist Church in Forsyth, GA participated in the most moving tribute to our fallen warriors that I’ve ever experienced.  Upon arriving, we were greeted with with a table and chair prepared to provided someone with an elegant meal.

Memorial Day tribute

 

Our narrator read ” the white table cloth represents “purity of intent” ” and continued with an explanation of the significance of each item on the table.  At the conclusion of the narration, the congregation was invited to gather round the table in remembrance of all the nations fallen warriors.  Thank you Keith Harris (pastor) for organizing such a moving experience for us all.

 

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Chicken Que in Forsyth, Ga

It only happens once a year and it’s happening soon.

May 7, 2016 is the date of Christ UMCs (located in Forsyth, GA) annual chicken que and yard sale.

Time for the chicken que is 11:30 til 1:00; the yard sale time is 8am till noon.  Plan now to attend both events.

These two annual events are important to our church. They help raise funds for community missions and programs for our church beyond what is in our budget.  Help is needed for both events.

Advanced ticket sales are the key to the success of this event.  Pick up tickets at the
church office: 417 Frontage Rd. Forsyth, GA 31029

ChickenQ at Christ UMC in Forsyth, GA

chickenQ in Forsyth, GA