Ministries

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Christ Church Children's Center

Mike Arndt, director and Angie Weida, assistant director lead a growing group of teachers and care givers that have created a thriving daycare. This has become a long term and growing ministry for our church that serves a need in the community, employs local people, and fills the church with laughter and sound every day.  Check their website for details. Children's Center Website

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Christian Ed and Youth Ministry

Our congregation would like to hire someone to serve as a Youth Ministry and Christian Education Coordinator.  Interested applicants must possess great communication skills, collaboration and leadership abilities, a dedication to community and the mission of the church and above all a passion to work with youth of all ages.  The position is for 20-30 hours/wk.  See the job description under the Newsletter tab at christmertz.org for additional details.  Deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.  Completed applications should be given to Andrew Potteiger or the pastor.

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Lunch Bunch

What better way to find a time for mutual care and support of each other than to enjoy lunch together!  The Lunch Bunch does exactly that.  Usually the first Monday of the month, the group (along with the pastor) travels to a local restaurant for lunch.  A trip to Shady Maple is usually planned as well.  If you enjoy good food and fellowship, come join us.  All are welcome!

Some members of the Lunch Bunch, along with additional helpers, work on compiling newsletters, bulletins and bulk mail throughout the year.  Thank you for all you do!

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Mission Trips

On June 12-17, 2016 our Mission Team: Pastor Bruce Potteiger, Marc Pottieger, Chris Markey, Tess Woloszanski, Sara Trupp, and Sue Trupp spent a week in Keyport, NJ volunteering with the St. Bernard Project rebuilding from the devastation of Super Storm Sandy.  They call this the forgotten disaster because many people are still not in their homes and relief has diminished.  Through the coordination and partnership of volunteers from various organizations the efforts are bringing hope and healing to families.

We were assigned to renovate the 100 year old house of Miss Pearl who has been living with relatives in a nearby town since the storm.  High winds and water damage caused much destruction to her house.  We worked hard each day completing various tasks including installing cabinets, trim work, using power tools, tiling, caulking, painting, and more painting.  Some of us went out of our comfort zone and learned new skills in renovations.  We also learned patience, team work, cooperation, and trust.  We had morning and evening devotions and prayers throughout each day.  Ultimately, we did God's work with our hands to help those in need.  There is a sense of accomplishment when at the end of the week the house is near completion.

Volunteering on a mission trip is character building adn faith building.  God has truly blessed us and guides us to serve and love others.  Thank you for your support and prayers of our congregation for another successful mission trip. "Here I am, Lord.  Send me."

 

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Sunday School

Sunday School is available for children from age 3 to Grade 6 on Sunday mornings during worship.  Children experience a wide range of activities to teach them about our faith.  Confirmation classes (to become adult members) for children Grades 7 and 8 are held after worship, exluding the first Sunday of the month.

Vacation Bible School

SAVE THE DATE! Vacation Bible School this year will be held July 17-21 at Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers.  We've moved the location due to construction here.  The theme will be "Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose." Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm followed by Bible School until 8 pm.  If you would like to imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God, this is for you.  For more information, conact Carla Flemming at carla.flemming64@gmail.com.