Midweek Announcements 3.20.24

All Church Prayer - Tonight!
All Church Prayer is a tri-annual gathering for our church family to seek God through prayer together.
Where: Urbana FUMC (304 S Race St, Urbana)
When: Wed 3/20 from 6:30 - 8:00p

Children are welcome and encouraged to come and participate. This is a great opportunity for them to pray with their parents and church family.

March 24--Palm Sunday CC Kids:
  • Early Childhood Classes Open & Staffed: Nursery, Yellow, Blue & Red Rooms
  • Primary Education Classes Closed: PreK, K-1, 2nd-3rd, and 4th grade children remain in the worship service for its entirety (we are treating March 24th as a "5th Sunday")
  • Palm Sunday Processional: for children of all ages! Pick up a palm branch on your way into the service; during the first worship song, walk to the front waving your palm branch in praise of Jesus our King and Savior! An area at the front of the gym will be marked where you can lay your palm branch. Palm branches will also be available in the early childhood classes for similar worship activities.
If you would like suggestions for Holy Week resources for your family, stop by the Connection Table on Sunday.

Good Friday Service
Our Good Friday service will be held at Urbana FUMC (304 S Race St, Urbana) on 3/29 @ 7pm

Hospitality Sunday March 24
Sign up to host or attend a lunch after church (with around 5-8 adults) fellowshipping over a meal and connecting with others from Christ Community on March 24.

Pine Collective Lunch
Pine Collective is a place of belonging for individuals and families impacted by disability. We will gather once a month for lunch + fellowship to be renewed in God's purposeful plan for our uniquely designed lives. We want to be a place that acknowledges suffering and embraces God's goodness, a place that helps strengthen our church as a place of belonging for all people.

If you, your family, or someone you care for are affected by disability, please join us for an hour over lunch on March 24. Register today. Contact jessica.etheridge@cru.org with any questions.

Men's Service Event
On Saturday April 27 from Noon to 2:00 PM we will host a Men's service event at Merci's Refuge and the Pregnancy Research Center (PRC) in Champaign. We will serve these ministries through tree trimming, brush removal, window washing, touch up painting, and maybe even some minor electrical and plumbing. More info to follow.

Secret Church
Radical’s Secret Church is a unique, one-night event that happens annually. This year, on April 19, we will gather to take a deep-dive into the book of Ruth, pray for the persecuted church in North Korea, and be challenged to live on mission with other believers! Cost is $13 or, if cost is restrictive, scholarships are available. Register today on the Event Calendar. Contact Kendall Koe with any questions 15koek@gmail.com

This Week's Sermon Scripture
Exodus 20:15-17