Christ United Methodist Church
Monday, April 21, 2014
Open Hearts, Open Minds, & Open Doors
Welcome to Christ
  Methodist Church
Great Falls, Montana
A Community of Open Hearts,
Open Minds & Open Doors
Called to Make Disciples
of Jesus Christ for the
Transformation of the World
"Spirituality for the Searcher, the Skeptic, & the Skittish"
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Located at
2900 - 9th Ave South

(one block off 10th Ave South
behind the Dairy Queen at 29th St
across from Lion's Park)
 We share facilities with
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Church Information:
Office Hours  M - F   9am - Noon
Pastor:  Rev William (Bill) Jensen
Secretary: Cande Recke
PO Box 6303  Gt Falls MT  59406
 Phone  406.454.3851
  Fax  406.454.3928

staring January 12, 2014
Wednesday Night Live
5:30 pm   Supper
6:00 pm  Group singing
6:15 pm   Small Groups (all ages)
Every Wednesday

Come join the Methodist Mall Walkers
Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:00 am.
We will begin and end at Amy's Morning Perk in Holiday Village Mall.
Check in is at 9:00 am, then 45 minutes of free-style
(at your own pace) walking.
Meet back at Amy's Morning Perk at 9:45 for a 15 minute devotional, led by Dawn Skerritt, pastoral intern.


Holy Week Devotion Services

One of the high points, spiritually, of our Christian year here at Christ UMC is the Holy Week meditations.  We meet each week day at 6:30 am for a time of devotions followed by a breakfast.  (Sometimes it’s a simple breakfast, other times a feast, but it is a time of fellowship and thoughts about the events occurring during that last week in Jerusalem). 


The following is the schedule for Holy Week Early Meditations

Monday - Devotions - Linda Larson

Breakfast - Louise Toole; Pauline Nielson

 Tuesday - Devotions - Valerie Burgan                                                                                                            Breakfast - Bill & JoAnn Gold

Wednesday - Devotions - Jim Holcomb  

Breakfast -   Darlene Gardner; Isabel Blossom

Thursday -Devotions - Meredith Anderson                                                                                     Breakfast - Lois Baker; Phyllis Meade

 Friday - Devotions - Special Worship in the Sanctuary                                                            Marilyn Sheffels and Pastor Bill

Breakfast - Sharon Suek; Rita Kelly; Maxine Robertson


Maundy Thursday


Each year the people who participate in the Joint Maundy Thursday Service (Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm) talk about how meaningful it is and wonder why we usually have more people in the choir than in the congregation.

When I first heard about the Joint Service, I had my questions.  We sit around a table and have communion?  How does that work?  But after experiencing the worship, I was deeply moved.  What a wonderful experience!  The Joint Choirs sing beautifully.  There are readings by members of both congregations and the experience of sitting at the communion followed by the darkening of the church as we prepare for Easter weekend is deeply moving. 

This year the service is a half an hour earlier because we want our children to experience this service as well.  If you participate in no other Holy Week Worship this is one you will not want to miss.


Appointment of Sami Pack to Choteau-Pendroy

Sami Pack grew up in Sheridan, MT and attended Christ UMC while attending the University of Great Falls.  She was an active part of the congregation and it was her time with us that Sami discerned a call to ministry.  She was accepted to Duke University Divinity School and will graduate May 10 with her Master of Divinity degree.  Sami will then return to the Yellowstone Conference and will begin her first pastoral appointment to the Choteau & Pendroy UMC’s on July 1.  We pray blessings upon Sami and celebrate her journey into ministry.   

Sami Pack


3311 Shannon Rd Apt 17c
Durham, NC  27707

(406) 925-0306



 Please see our April newsletter and our April calendar for more information.



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