Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, Texas
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Loving God, Serving Others ... Transforming Lives

"Sharing our love for Christ through fellowship and service"    

God passionately loves men. He desires that men keenly love Him. God wants to use men. He wants men to serve Him, their wives, families and others in significant ways. At Christ United Methodist Church, we welcome men of all ages to grow spiritually and to serve their neighbor. The foundation of the Men’s Ministry is one man walking with another man, helping him to know Christ in a deeper way. We are passionate about developing leaders within the church, the home and at work.
 
All of the following groups and activities fall under the Methodist Men umbrella and strive to fund five $4,000 scholarships every year: Breakfast with Santa, Men’s Service Group, Men’s Friday Fellowship with Breakfast, Tuesday Night Bible Study, True Grit Bible Study, Golf Tournaments, Disaster Response, House on the Corner and Upward Concessions. Whether you are looking for opportunities to get your hands dirty, or something behind the scenes, we have something for you!
 
 

Bible Studies, Groups and Activities

 

Methodist Men Concession Stand during Upward!

 
CUMC’s Upward Basketball Program is conducted at the Christian Life Center on Friday nights and Saturday during the months of January and February. CUMC’s Methodist Men run the concession stand and profits are used to help fund our annual college scholarships. CUMC’s Methodist Men have raised money through golf tournaments, Breakfast with Santa, Upward Basketball concession stand and individual donations. Scholarships of $4,000 have been awarded to 5 CUMC graduating seniors each of the past 2 years.
 
The games begin the weekend of January 10-11 and conclude the weekend of February 28/March 1. If you are available during any of these dates to volunteer we would greatly appreciate the help. If you cannot work a complete shift, please feel free to come help out in the concession stand for any amount of time you are able, only use the shift sign up if you can work the whole time, this is the minimum volunteer help per shift more are welcome.
No prior experience is needed. Let me know if you can help and what shift you would like to work. You can update the sign-up sheet on the link below or contact me and I can do it for you.
 

Thanks for your help,
Steve Homoky and James Heck
    

Friday Morning Breakfast

Attention all men, you are invited to join other Methodist Men at 6:30am each Friday morning at the CLC for food, fellowship and always a good lesson/talk.  No need to rsvp, just show up and have a cup of coffee.  A great way to start off the day.' 
 
 

Tuesday Night Bible Study 

This study is starting up again on September 9th, 2014!  Join us in room N255 (north building) to hear our opening facilitator Rick Williamson speak!  

Join us each Tuesday evening for an ongoing, Bible-based teaching.
If you have to miss, it's OK, just come when you can!
6:45 - 7:45pm
Room N255, north building, second floor
 
True Grit Bible Study
 
All men are welcome at the early morning Bible Study every Wednesday morning from 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM in the CLC lounge area (to be moved to S126 if needed to accommodate group size).  There's good coffee, good company, and the Good Word!  Come as you can. 
 
  

Men's Service Group

CUMC Men's Service Group is a volunteer organization designed to help CUMC men serve God's will through home repairs and maintenance in Plano and the surrounding areas. Work is done in the homes of those in need (as well as on CUMC grounds) on the first Saturday of the month, including duties ranging from electrical work to landscaping.
 

 

Golf Tournaments

Twice a year the Men’s Ministry hosts a scramble golf tournament benefiting the Youth Scholarship Fund. Both men and women are eligible to participate. You can sign up in the atrium prior to the event, or at the Christian Life Center. Click here for more information! 
 

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast with Santa is a yearly event open to CUMC and the greater community.
Join us for an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast, carnival-style games for the kids and entertainment. Best of all, each child will be amazed by visits & pictures with Santa Claus, not to mention there will be a story-teller interpreting the story of baby Jesus and how he was born one starry night!
Click here for more information and to register
 
 


2014 Wings, Woods and Water 

 

Contact Greg Ellis for more information, gregorygellis@gmail.com or 214-704-2009.

 

 
House on the Corner
Each year, Christ United Methodist Church builds a house for a family in need in the church parking lot from the ground up. Construction on our tenth house is complete and we will begin house number eleven in the spring of 2014.  We will work every Saturday through the end of August, in the church parking lot. The house will then be moved to a permanent location in East Plano where construction is finalized. For more information please contact Larry Rex at lgrex@tx.rr.com or 972-672-5338.
 

The Disaster Response Team

For more information, or to sign up to become a part of this important group, please contact the DRT team at drt@cumc.com.

 


 Methodist Men’s Scholarship Fund

 
 
When children are baptized in our church, we, as a church family, pledge to: “so order our lives after the example of Christ that these children, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to live eternal.” – CUMC Baptism Creed.
 
The members of the scholarship committee are always impressed with the youth of the church. By their action, it shows how CUMC and the Youth Ministry provide a moral compass and a healthy environment for them to grow. It is important for the youth to know they can come to CUMC and not feel the peer pressure that they get at their high schools.
 
The Methodist Men’s Scholarship is a one-time honorarium given to graduating senior members of CUMC. The scholarships are paid directly to the recipients’ chosen institutions for higher education. The scholarships are awarded based on the youth’s demonstrated discipleship, service, recommendations, and their interview with the committee. This year the committee consisted of four Methodist Men, and one from the Youth Ministry.
 
Methodist Men met the challenge this year by increasing the number of scholarships from four to five $4000 scholarships. The monies for these scholarships came from the men’s activities: Breakfast with Santa, Methodist Men’s golf tournaments, proceeds from the Upward Basketball concession stand, and generous contributions from our CUMC church family.
 
The selection this year was difficult since the committee felt that each candidate deserved a scholarship.  Mike Walker, President of CUMC Methodist Men, presented the recipients at the Contemporary Service in May on Senior Day. 
 
Congratulations to the ministers, parents, and members of CUMC for supporting the Methodist Men’s Scholarship Fund and for being a part of the process that “strengthened” our deserving youth “in the way that leads to life eternal”.
John Perrine

Methodist Men's Blue Shirts

 
Methodist Men's blue shirts are for sale for $25 each.  
 
If you have questions or want to make arrangements to pick up your shirt, email Mike Walker at mwalker@walkerbenefit.com.
 
Sizes available are Adult Medium through Adult XXL.
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