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Worship at a Glance

 Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve

- FX Live! Family Worship Experience, 4pm, Wesley Center

Advent Sermon Series - "Sign & Wonders"
"The Smallest Miracle" 

Candlelight & Communion Services: 
- Contemporary Worship, 6pm, Wesley Center
- Traditional Worship, 7, 9 & 11 pm, Sanctuary
- Celebración Servicio en Español, 8pm, Wesley Center


Acolytes - Traditional Christmas Eve Worship Services
Wednesday, December 24
Macy Williams
Avery Williams
Brienne Grimm
Courtney Kaufman
Kellie Jones
Courtney Kaufman
Brendan Lardie
Brendan Lardie
Blair Culbertson
Emily Wilcox
Abbey Wilcox
John Culbertson

Sunday, December 28
1st Sunday after Christmas Day
♦ Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
8:15, 9:30 & 11am: Rev. Tony Vinson

♦ Contemporary Worship, Wesley Center
9:30 & 11:00am - Cameron Supak

♦ Servicio en Español, Wesley Center
1:45pm - Guest Speaker: Cliff Shearrow

Adult Sunday School Classes - 9:30 & 11am
NO Children’s and Youth Sunday School; No Encounter!
Childcare for Pre-K and under will be offered during both 9:30 and 11am worship hours

Acolytes - Traditional Worship
Sunday, December 28
Brienne Grimm

Liza Robertson

Joseph Krolczyk



Advent Sermon Series

Christmas Eve - December 24 - "The Smallest Miracle"
As we've explored the signs and wonders of Christmas, we arrive at the most amazing and awe-insppiring miracle of all: the birth of Christ. We see the power and majesty of the God of the universe juxtaposed against the intimacy and tranquility of that holy moment. This reveals that God's promise is kept in the concept of Emmanuel - God with us.

Come "Jingle Jam" with us on Christmas Eve!

Come “Jingle Jam” with us on Christmas Eve!

Are you looking for a family-friendly Christmas Eve worship time? Our Christmas Eve FX (family experience) is just that! With wacky skits, a poignant talk, lively music, all culminating with a moving candlelighting-complete with child-friendly candles - this is a service you don’t want to miss! Join us at 4pm in the Wesley Center on Wednesday, December 24. 


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Connection Lunch - Sunday, January 11

     Join us on Sunday, January 11 for the first Connection Lunch of the year! If you are new to Clear Lake United Methodist church, or have been attending for some time and have decided to take steps toward membership, this is a place to start.
     Lunch will be served immediately following worship, from 12:15-1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Connection Lunch is your chance to visit in a small group with one or more of our pastors and others who are seeking church membership information. Please RSVP on the connect card or by calling the church office at 281-488-5110. Childcare is available [ upon request ]. If you are ready to join the church, and the Connection Lunch (2nd Sunday of the month) doesn’t fit in your schedule, you may make an appointment and speak to one of the pastors privately about church membership.  


Encounter News

All Student Ministry Activities including Encounter, Sunday AM and MidWeek Connect Groups will take a break December 15-January 3. ​We encourage you to take this time to celebrate Christmas with your families. 

♦ Encounter Kick Off – Sunday, January 4


Faithful Stewardship

Faithful Stewardship
  Weekly Worship Attendance  
  Sunday, December 14 913
  Sunday, December 7 948
  Sunday, November 30 847
  New Members YTD thru 12-14-14    
  Professions of Faith 46
  Transfer (from other Churches) 41
  Total 87
  Weekly Operating Budget Giving (12-14-14) $48,600.75
  Monthly Ministry Budget  
  Income Received YTD thru November $2,397,523.00
  Expenses YTD thru November $2,431,097.00
  Net Income (November) ($   33,574.00)
  Operating Budget Pledges for 2015 thru 12-16  
  Received to Date 350
  Total $1,700,399.00
  If you are interested in signing up for auto give, please contact the Finance Office at 832-240-4700.


Financial Peace University - Winter 2015 - Classes begin January 20

Financial Peace University - Winter 2015
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Fellowship Hall (January 20-March 31)
                 [ REGISTER ONLINE ]
Sign-Up Tables: Sundays, Fellowship Hall & Wesley Center

New 10-week program - New DVDs! With these troubled times, wouldn't it be nice to learn how to get out of debt and build wealth? Financial Peace University is a life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. For more information contact Laura Campbell at 832-240-4911. Cost $110/kit. Sign up online, or at the Church on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall & Wesley Center! Childcare Upon Request 


Parent's Night Out - Saturday, January 10

Time: 5-8pm; 2nd Saturday of every month

[ Click to Register ]

• Children: 6 months - 5th Grade
• Price is $10 per child
• Spot contingent of payment
• Limited space per age

Register on the link above and pay online to reserve your spot!


Youth Choir Breakfast Tacos Sale - 1st & 3rd Sundays

8:30am, Fellowship Hall
1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month

On the 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings of the month our Youth Choir will be selling breakfast tacos. All donations will be to help reduce the costs for the 2015 Youth Choir Trip.


The Art of Marriage Weekend - January 23-24, 2015

    Learn the Art of Marriage in a video-driven, engaging, and entertaining weekend. Best part is: there are no group-sharing sessions where people awkwardly air their dirty laundry. Just you and your spouse learning the beauty of Biblical marriage.  
   Friday, January 23, 6-9pm and Saturday, January 24, 9-4pm. Register: $75 includes materials, dinner on Friday and breakfast Saturday morning. Childcare available [ upon advanced request ].


College Students, Join Us in Worship and Music at CLUMC in December!

December is a time when we welcome our college students home and invite them to participate in worship in a variety of ways. We have opportunities for reading scripture, assisting in communion, lighting the Advent wreath, singing in a choral group or playing in our church orchestra. If God is encouraging and calling you to become involved, please write us or call us! Email or call 832-240-4713. Former Youth Choir members can join us at a Christmas party on Sunday, December 21 after church or come to Sanctuary Choir rehearsal on Wednesday, December 17 to sing on Christmas Eve. If you play an instrument, let us know if you’d like to play December 21 and/or December 24. We have a place for you! God will use you as a blessing to our congregation and to Him! Let us hear from you!


Year-End Contributions

     When planning for year-end contributions, please bear in mind that the Church offices will close at 12Noon on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Any contributions received in the offering plate on Sunday, December 28, will receive charitable credit for the year 2014. If you mail in your year-end contribution, please remember that the Internal Revenue Service requires that the check be dated no later than December 31 and that the mail must also be postmarked no later than December 31 in order for the contribution to be counted on your 2014 income tax return.
      If you have any questions on year end contributions or your 2014 contribution statements from the church, please feel free to contact Jennifer King at 832-240-4701 or Sandy Kimbrough at 832-240-4702.


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