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the latest updates from Clemmons UMC
By cchilton on 4/14/2014 12:40 PM

Clemmons UMC Blood Drive. In memory of Theresa Gammon. Tuesday May 13, 20142-7pm. New Fellowship Hall. Sign up before and after worship on Sundays in the New Commons Area (upstairs of Ministry Center). 

You can also sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org

By Clark Chilton on 3/26/2014 10:57 AM
By Clark Chilton on 3/12/2014 7:24 AM

ARE YOU A PARENT WITH YOUNG KIDS? Parenting: The Early Years is a video-based Bible study curriculum from Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. It includes practical advice for all parents, whether you are a married couple, single parent, or in a blended family.  This is a free seminar for any parent(s) in our community, beginning April 27th. 

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By Clark Chilton on 2/27/2014 4:00 PM

Join us for the beginning of Lent (the 40 days leading to Easter) at Clemmons UMC! The service is 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Our Confirmation classes will be helping with the service. Childcare is available.


Our sister church, Bethel UMC, also has offerings on March 5th: Dinner at 5:45 pm; Ash Wednesday/Lenten Learning Stations for children at 6:20; Service at 7 pm. 

By Clark Chilton on 1/23/2014 6:55 AM

 Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

 
This Sunday Rev. Paula Northrup will be preaching at all three worship services at 8:30, 9:45 Praise, and 11:00.  The Commons Area has really been a full and exciting place lately in between worship services.  Coffee, food, and juice is available each week for you and your family.  Join us!
 
OTHER NEWS
CUMC will be hosting the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning February 4. The date for the FPU information session to be held at Clemmons UMC, Room A207: Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm.  Financial Peace is an intensive course involving effective debt management, budgeting, giving and more.  Thousands of people have found the FPU course to be a tranformative event in their lives.  If money and debt issues are a concern for you, consider being there on January 28th for the information meeting.
 
Clemmons:One Youth are selling 2014 Attraction Coupon Books this Sunday!  All proceeds benefit the Clemmons/Bethel Cooperative Parish summer mission trip to Carolina Cross Connection.  Books are $25 and have coupons to hundreds of local restaurantst and businesses.  The books will be for sale in the Commons Area all morning this Sunday. 
 
Bake Sale for Jamaica - Sunday, January 26 - The Commons Area
Please help our Confirmation classes raise money to send with Lisa and Tom Miller on the Jamaica Mission trip. The Millers use the funds raised to buy school supplies for the impoverished children in the towns where the building team serves each year. The team leaves on February 6, 2014.
 
Want to connect and grow in your faith?  In a larger church and can be easy to slip in and slip out each Sunday.  We believe Jesus intended more for us as His church.  At CUMC we don't stress "membership".  As you become a covenant partner we stress participation and utilizing your spiritual gifts.  Dozens of CUMC regular attenders are joining Covenant Groups: weekly gatherings for Bible study, prayer, and accountability.  There are groups that meet at different days and times that can fit a busy schedule, and childcare is potentially available for groups that meet at CUMC.  If you're interested in joining or leading a group, contact Gloria Hughes at hughesg@clemmonsumc.org or call 766.6375 x. 45
 
God bless you and your family.  Our church desires to connect you with Christ and for you to know your gifts for service and ministry.  We hope to see you soon!
 
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By Clark Chilton on 1/15/2014 7:42 AM

 

    Stewardship of God’s Gifts

     

    New year, new resolutions. If one of yours is to get more financially fit, then be on the lookout for announcements about how you can reign in those hard to manage money matters.

    The date for the FPU information session to be held at Clemmons UMC, Room A207: Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm. 

    Clemmons United Methodist Church will be hosting the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning February 4. The date for the FPU information session to be held at Clemmons UMC, Room A207: Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm. 

    You can register on-line at: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/32897/class/248844

    Also, in the works are The Legacy Journey (Dave Ramsey) and 48 Days To The Work You Love (Dan Miller) with a tentative start date of February 20 for The Legacy Journey.

     

    If you are interested in any of these  three classes, sign-up sheets have been placed in the Sunday School rooms and in the Commons area. For more information about the classes, drop an email to life_journey@triad.rr.com or contact Pete Nehnevajsa. More information to follow!

By Clark Chilton on 1/6/2014 2:43 PM

 Plans are underway to begin several classes in Clemmons United Methodist Church beginning in February:

· Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is 9-week workshop will cover the basics of budgets, debt reduction and future planning.

· Dan Miller’s 48 Days To The Work You Love is a 7-week workshop that will provide the tools necessary for transitioning from a j-o-b to a vocation.

· Dave Ramsey’s Legacy program is a 7-week biblically-based framework for growing your money, leaving a legacy and giving generously (note: Financial Peace University or a similar program is a strongly encouraged pre-requisite).


Information sessions will be announced in the coming weeks and “I’m Interested” sign-up forms will be posted in the Sunday School classrooms. Please sign up if you are interested in any or all of these programs! Childcare will be available as needed.

More information to follow!!

By Clark Chilton on 12/5/2013 6:58 AM

 Christmas Eve at Clemmons

CUMC will have three Christmas Eve candlelight Communion worship services at 4pm, 6pm, & 8pm. The 4pm service wil be a Bethel/Clemmons Cooperative Parish combined celebration. 

In addition, at the beginning of the 4:00 Christmas Eve Service, everyone in attendance will be invited to join the procession and bring gifts of canned goods and other non-perishable food, diapers and other baby needs, and blankets to the chancel as an offering to Jesus on the eve of his birthday. Imagine the space around the altar table filled with food for families and basic needs for babies! Bring enough items for everyone in your family and circle of friends to participate (and maybe an item or two to share with folks who didn't get the word...)
6pm will feature members of our praise team with special guests, and 8pm will feature our Chancel Choir.  Join us on Christmas Eve!

By Clark Chilton on 11/26/2013 7:42 AM

  
Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season—Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.

This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us.

Join us each week for worship as we explore the real "reason for the season" at 8:30 & 11:00 traditional and 9:45 Praise worship services.

 

By Clark Chilton on 11/6/2013 7:42 AM

  What’s that mean?  Well, that means that it costs $120 every hour of the day and night to operate this church.  It means it is $2.00 every minute to keep this church available for service to you and the community.  How many minutes each month can you commit to help this church serve its members and the community?  Can you help by committing to one hour each month in 2013?



What’s that mean?  Well, that amounts to $192 each month for each of our 456 households who gave to Clemmons UMC last year.  I hope you will think about that fact as you prepare your giving plan to the church.  Your support is critical so the Stephens Ministry, the Clemmons One youth ministry, the Clemmons Pre-school and all the other wonderful ministries of this church can continue to flourish.



In this church like other churches there are four categories of givers.  There are those who give when they come to church, reaching in their pocket for whatever loose change or bills they have on hand.  The second group gives occasionally as they can.  The third group tries to give regularly to the church but always seem to have other bills or needs that get in the way.  The fourth group is the leadership givers, they provide 80% of the gifts to the operating fund.  Want to know what would happen if everyone in this church was a leadership giver?  Instead of having a $1.1-million budget, we’d have a $6-million for programs that glorify God and spread the Good News. 


 Did you know the median annual family income in Clemmons is more than $67,800?


Roger and Barbara wanted to give regularly to Clemmons UMC but because they travel a lot in their retirement they missed lots of Sundays and when they missed Sundays they did not put their offering in the plate when it was passed.  They would make up the difference when they returned but it was troublesome and disrupted their carefully planned budget.  So last year Barbara went online at her bank and set up a monthly draft so they could meet their annual pledge they gave on Commitment Sunday with ease.  Now their giving to the Operating Budget of Clemmons UMC doesn’t require them to “catch-up” in December each year.


This week your Commitment Cards for 2014 will arrive in the mail.  You can turn them in anytime before Commitment Sunday on November 17 by placing them in the offering plate or mailing them to the church office.  In this church like other churches there are four categories of givers.  There are those who give when they come to church, reaching in their pocket for whatever loose change or bills they have on hand.  The second group gives occasionally as they can.  The third group tries to give regularly to the church but always seem to have other bills or needs that get in the way.  The fourth group is the leadership givers, they provide 80% of the operating fund.  Want to know what would happen if every family in this church was a leadership giver?  Instead of having a $1.1-million budget, we’d have a $6-million for programs that glorify God and spread the Good News! 


By Clark Chilton on 11/6/2013 7:08 AM

 REMODELED SANCTUARY TO OPEN SOON

The newly remodeled sanctuary is almost finished! We've been missing some of you on Sunday morning. We hope you'll join us for the Open House this Sunday, the first Sunday back in the newly renovated Sanctuary, and the holidays. Please note these important dates:

 Sunday, November 10, 8:30-12:00-Open house. The sanctuary will be open all morning for previews. Jason Walton, Clemmons UMC representative for the project and Joe Riggsbee, Sanctuary Renovation Team Chair will be on site to answer questions.

 Sunday, November 17, 8:30, 9:45, 11:00. First Sunday for all three services in the Sanctuary. 9:30 & 10:45 - The New Commons area behind the sanctuary will be the gathering and hospitality space before worship. Come and join in the fellowship!

 Sunday, November 24, 7 pm. Community Thanksgiving Service in our newly remodeled sanctuary. Invite your neighbors and friends!

 Sunday, December 8, 5 pm. Rededication of the Sanctuary with Bishop Goodpaster and Bill Medlin, District Superintendent

By Clark Chilton on 9/18/2013 7:35 AM

 

 What are Stephen Ministers?  

Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers. 

Follow this link to learn more about Stephen Ministry. 

TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN GET CONNECTED WITH A STEPHEN MINISTER, OR TO PURSUE STEPHEN MINISTER TRAINING, contact Rev. Paula Northrup or call 766.6375 x. 24

By Clark Chilton on 9/11/2013 7:39 AM
By Clark Chilton on 8/21/2013 12:33 PM

For more information about how your child can be involved, contact Trish Williams at pwilliams20@triad.rr.com

 

Please note the alternate week activities scheduled so that you can participate in all, some or one.

Sept.5

*Oct 3

 Nov.7

* Dec. 5

Sept.12

Oct 10

Nov.14

Dec.12

Sept 19

Oct. 17

*Nov.21

 #Dec. 19

Sept 26

Oct.24

Thanksgiving

Christmas

Location

Sing/play

Instr.

Ring bells

Sing/play

Instr.

Ring bells

6:30-7:30 Choir Room

Read/write

Drama/move

Read/Write

Drama/move

7:30- 8:30

New Commons

Bold indicates Worship Team with Trish Williams

Italics indicates handchimes/bells with Jenny Currie

          *Oct 3 whole worship team rehearsal 6:30 - 7:30

          *Nov.21 and Dec. 5 whole worship team rehearsal 6:30 - 7:30

# Dec.19 caroling/refreshments/etc. 6:30 – 8:00 Everyone

Service participation planned for Oct 6;  Dec.8 ;  Dec. 22

Please welcome Jenny Currie back as our Chiming Children leader. Please see the above schedule for practice times.