Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, Texas
Friday, May 24, 2013
Loving God, Serving Others ... Transforming Lives
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The Gift of 7
I don’t pray regularly.
I will more than likely stay home from church if it’s raining Sunday morning, or if dressing the kids turns into a battle.
I waiver in my faith.
I question almost everything. I sometimes feel like an outsider in a world of such dedicated Christians.
There is one area however, where my doubts and questions and insecurities fall away.
That area, is the closet in my master bedroom.
Before anyone mentioned to me “the gift of 7” as an approach to devotional time, I had already cultivated my own 7 minutes with God.
It went by a different name – “Hide and (don’t) Seek” – but it still had the same purpose.
See, sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed or hopeless or confused, I tell my two year old sons that I need to go time-out for a while. They think this is normal and appropriate since they themselves have a fair share of time-outs every day - why wouldn’t Mommy also deserve a few time-outs also?
So, I leave my phone in the kitchen, tell my boys I’m going to time-out, go into the master bedroom closet, turn off the light, close the door, sit or lay on the floor and then…
And then?...I do nothing. Click here to continue reading the full devotional....
Holy Week Opportunities & Services
Stations of the Cross
Begining Palm Sunday, an artistic rendering of the 14 Stations of the Cross will be available. This is an opportunity for personal reflection on the last moments of Jesus' life and its connection with our modern reality. All artwork is generously donated for viewing by professional artists locally and nationally. The exhibit is curated by church member and artist, Collette Copeland Williams.
The exhibit is open in the church atrium and Trinity Hall during these hours:
March 25-28: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 28: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 29: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m .
Saturday, March 30: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Click here to view some of the Stations of the Cross virtually.
Maundy Thursday Worship Service
March 28, 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
This Holy Week service remembers the last supper of Jesus and recounts his final moments, as we encounter our interconectedness with all of humanity in the power of community.
March 28-30 Trinity Hall
Maundy Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Good Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Holy Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Walk the Labyrinth in a time of silent meditation and reflection. Docents are needed for this event. Please email email@example.com to volunteer your time for this meaningful opportunity.
Good Friday Worship Service
March 29, 12:00 p.m.
Scripture readings recount the last moments of Jesus’ life during this simple service on one of the most sacred days of the Christian faith.
Holy Saturday Silent Retreat
March 30, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Give yourself the Gift of 7! Create a space of well-being, calm the mind, nourish the body and soul, and welcome the unexpected to enter. Be guided by yoga teacher, Margie Terrell as we allow ourselves the time to be together in a space of silent awareness. No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. An organic meal catered by RawBlooms will be offered as part of this morning retreat for $5 and reservations are required by clicking here and scrolling to the Holy Saturday Silent Retreat. All reservations must be received by Tuesday in order to be included in the meal reservation.
Childcare is provided by reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Complimentary Childcare to visit the exhibit and labyrinth and participate in the silent retreat is available by reservation only to email@example.com during the following times:
Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - noon
Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For a list of our Easter Sunday Services for March 31, please click here.
Ash Wednesday Service, Rev. Alexandra Robinson
February 20, 2013 Lent Service, Rev. Alexandra Robinson
February 27, 2013 Lent Service, Rev. Alexandra Robinson
March 06, 2013 Lent Service, Rev. Alexandra Robinson
March 13, 2013 Lent Service, Rev. Alexandra Robinson