As we navigate these unprecedented times, Christ UMC has made and will continue to make plans for alternate ways to be the church. Our goal is social distance without spiritual distance. On this page you will find the latest information to connect with your church family. If you need further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to have a candle handy as you prepare to worship.
There will be an opportunity to light candles together at the beginning of the service.
Join us for video worship each Sunday. Click here to see the latest videos. Every Sunday you may download a new worship video, using our website or the church’s Facebook page. You may watch it anytime on Sunday and beyond OR you may choose to watch it at 9:30 in a virtual Watch Party. Pastor Dee will be hosting the party online and receiving your joys and concerns during that time. Click here for Facebook page.
To see the latest document on guidelines for re-opening,
from our Christ UMC Re-Opening Task Force, click here.
To see a Frequently Asked Questions letter from Pastor Jane about returning to in-person worship and other information about CUMC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
Children's and Family Ministries Information
Contact Joy Hayag at email@example.com for more information. Click on the link below for the latest information about activities and worship for children and families.
How to reach our office
Although the church office is physically closed, our hearts are open. Feel free to contact staff directly, or leave a message on the church phone (815-399-5910) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For pastoral emergencies, call 815-310-5802.
Watch your email
for special Christ UMC eblasts, enews and prayer lists
Special updates will be sent out to you as
needed. The weekly enews will usually be sent out on Thursdays. A prayer list will be sent out on Wednesdays, so that we can continue to hold one another in prayer. Note:
Please check your spam folders if you don’t see these in your inbox. Our
email platform, Mailchimp, will sometimes be recognized as spam, depending on
your computer’s security setting. If you
don’t get the eblasts, please notify us at email@example.com.
Our monthly newsletter, The Flame, will continue to be
produced and sent out on our regular schedule. Everyone who has an email address will receive a copy of the Flame by email each month.Those who get a paper copy will still get their paper copy mailed to them.
Pictures for "What You Been Up To?" for Online Church Services
We have some fantastic news! Miriam Safford has offered to continue putting together the weekly "What you been up to?" from college...so you may continue to send in your pictures. Please feel free to email pictures with a small caption of what's going on in the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please watch for your survey about in-person worship in your email
On Monday, August 3, Pastor TK Lee sent out an email survey asking what people are thinking about returning to in-
person worship. We need to know your thoughts and comfort level on this important subject. Please check your inbox as well as spam or junk mail folders for August 3 to make sure you receive it. Or you can search for email@example.com in your mailbox. We would appreciate it if you would submit your response by next Friday, August 14. If you have an email address and didn't receive the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't have a computer or internet, please call the church office at 815-399-5910 and leave a message for Linda Kuntz. She'll send you a paper copy of the survey to complete and mail back to us. We need to hear from everyone so please take the time to complete the survey. Your help is greatly appreciated!
A Staff Change
Cliff Gillette is leaving his employment with us in preparation to move out of state. Applications will be received for the position of Director of Facilities and Administration. We will consider applications on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to applications received before August 17. Please contact info@christumc. for further information. Click here to see the job description for this position.
Bridge to Hope CUMC Depression Support Group
The depression support group at CUMC, Bridge To Hope, will meet the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Meetings in August are Aug. 9th and 23rd, at 2:00 pm. Currently we are meeting via Zoom. If you are depressed, we offer a nonjudgmental place to express your feelings, and offer fellowship with caring people who understand depression. We know how hard the pandemic is. We focus on the body-mind-spirit connection. For more information, contact Deb Whinnery at 815-398-8973, or email@example.com. I will need first name, phone, and email information to participate. I can help you get started on Zoom. Please join us!
Do you need help with errands?
If anyone needs help with errands, please contact the church office, at 815/399-5910 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and our staff can connect you to persons who can help.