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Worship at a Glance

Sunday, August 24
11th Sunday after Pentecost/Heritage Sunday

♦ Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
8:15, 9:30 & 11am: Rev. Von Dawson, guest pastor - Heritage Sunday

♦ Contemporary Worship, Wesley Center
9:30 & 11:00am - Rev. Kevin Johnson

♦ Servicio en Español, Wesley Center
1:45pm - Rev. Alberto Williams

Adult Sunday School Classes - 9:30 & 11am
Children’s and Youth Sunday School – 11am only
Childcare for Pre-K and under will be offered during both 9:30 and 11am worship hours

Acolytes - Traditional Worship
Sunday, August 24
Macy Williams
Andrew Benjamin
Joseph Krolczyk


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United Methodist Men - "Summer Shrimp Boil" -Pickup Saturday, August 23

    Shrimp will be cooked in the Wesley Kitchen on Saturday, August 23 and distributed from 11am to 2pm. You may pick up your shrimp on Sunday, August 24 if you are unable to pick up on Saturday. All net proceeds will go the UMM outreach programs (Homeless, Youth programs and Missions). Thank you for your support!
    Please contact Phil Palma,, 281-704-6851 or George Redd,, 713-598-3030 or
 if you should have any questions.


Blessing of the Backpacks & Fall Kick-Off - Sunday, August 24

All Worship Services (9:30 & 11am)
with an Open House at 11am - Sunday Connect Groups

Join us in all of our worship services (9:30 & 11am) Sunday, August 24 for a special back-to-school blessing along with a special keepsake to remind you of your church family when you start school the next day. Stick around to check out our Sunday Morning Connect Groups at 11am. Parents are invited to stick around and meet your childrens’ connect group leaders and find out more about our curriculum.


Students: Back-to-School Kick-Off - Sunday, August 24, 6-8pm

No one’s really excited to go back to school, but we can be excited about the Back-to-School Kick-Off! Come join us as we throw an end of summer hoorah as we get ready for going back to school that Monday morning. It’ll be a night that no one wants to miss!


Heritage Sunday - Rev. Von Dawson preaching, Sunday, August 24

“Heritage Sundays” 
Sunday, August 24
Rev. Von Dawson

preaching in Traditional Worship Services

Celebrating 50 Years
on the 4th Sunday of each month



​Fall Studies and Connect Opportunities - Sign Up on Sundays!

Fall Studies and Connect Opportunities:
Find yourself going deeper in scriptural teaching this Fall. 

Disciple: Invitation to the Old Testament 
Thursdays, 10am-12pm, Flanders 423
led by Rev. Tony Vinson
Start Date: September 4-October 23

When Christians Get it Wrong by Adam Hamilton
Mondays, 1-2pm, Flanders 422
led by Rev. Harold Travis
Start Date: September 8

The Way by Adam Hamilton
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Flanders 423
led by Darlene Biggers at
Start date: September 8

I Believe Something by Rev. Elizabeth Moreau
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Flanders 422
led by Rev. Tony Vinson
Start Date: September 17 - October 29

Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study
Mondays, 9:30-11:30am, Flanders 420/421
led by Joyce Snyder
Start date: September 29 - December 8

Other Weekly Connect Groups
There are several Connect groups that meet in homes. Please contact for individualized recommendations. 

More details on studies will be available at the sign up tables in the Fellowship Hall and Wesley Center on Sunday, September 7. If you miss sign-ups or are interested in a late joining date. Contact Laura with interest in joining or launching groups at
Disciple - Seeking Other Willing Teachers
Disciple is a good way to work your way through the Bible at a great depth and understanding, amongst others whom can help guide and discuss insight and historical grounding. Walk the story of God this Fall!

Other Opportunities:
You can find information on the following classes in the other areas of the church website (click below):

* Art of Marriage - September 5-6 
    Led by Rev. Kevin Johnson
* Financial Peace University - Sept. 16-Nov. 19
    Led by Dave King (281-844-4317)
* Alpha Course (short-term Bible study) - Sept. 17-Nov. 18
    Led by Rev. Kevin Johnson


NO Dodge Ball Tournament - Cancelled (8/21)

The Dodge Ball Tournament we had scheduled for Thursday, August 21 has been CANCELLED. Look for it to be rescheduled soon!


Free! Line Dancing Lessons - Thursdays

Thursdays, 7pm, Great Hall

Come join the fun, meet new people and learn something new!
This is for EVERYONE, not just Singles!
We meet from 7-8pm on Thursdays through the end of August.
Contact Kasandra Hennan for more information at 832-483-2184.


Happy Retirement Tom Basile!

Thanks Tom Basile, CLUMC Business Administrator
     In September of 2006 Tom Basile came to CLUMC, with his lovely wife Sharon, from FUMC Corpus Christi.  We have been blessed by Tom’s time with us and wish him a joyful and healthy retirement. Tom has enjoyed time spent with the congregation and the staff and will continue to be an active member of this church.
     Tom & Sharon plan to spend some time traveling in their RV, doing some fishing and enjoying time together. Tom, we will all miss having you here to guide us through the business of running our church and are looking forward to having you and Sharon by our side in worship and serving together in ministry.


Join Children's Choir - Starting Wednesday, September 3

Our Children’s Choirs provide marvelous opportunities for growing in the Christian faith, developing musical skills and experiencing a wonderful sense of Christian community. And, of course, the children have a lot of fun while singing for the Lord! Rehearsals are every Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30pm starting on September 3 with a “Getting to Know You” meeting for parents and children. We welcome children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Sign up on the Connect portion of the bulletin on Sundays.


Meet the Composer with Mary McDonald (September 13-14) - Rehearsals begin August 13

A Short Term Commitment – Meet the Composer with Mary McDonald
[ Registration Form ]    [ Biography ]

    Along with the choirs of Clear Lake Baptist Church and Webster Presbyterian Church, our Sanctuary Choir will host the 13th annual “Meet the Composer” weekend with Mary McDonald. If you are not a member of the Sanctuary Choir, join us at rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm beginning August 13 (5 -week commitment). You’ll enjoy Mary McDonald’s wonderful compositional gifts, displayed in a variety of ways through diverse styles. We’ll rehearse with Ms. McDonald on Saturday, September 13, 9:am-12Noon and Sunday, September 14, 3-5:30pm. The weekend culminates with a marvelous time of worship and music at 7pm Sunday evening in the Sanctuary. 
    Mary McDonald is a well-known composer of more than 700 choral anthems, many seasonal cantatas, and keyboard collections. She is published with every major publisher of church music and has had numerous top-selling anthems. Her unique blend of heart, hands and humor, combined with a wide range of writing and performing styles, keep her in constant demand as a keyboard artist and keyboard and choral clinician.
    One of Mary’s greatest joys has been serving as accompanist for the Tennessee Men’s Chorale since 1985. In 2000, Mary served as the first woman President of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. Mary is a 1978 graduate of Carson-Newman College. She and her husband, Brian, a Knoxville architect, have been married for 24 years and have two married children and two grandchildren. 

Youth Group - Sunday Nights, 6-8pm

Sunday Nights
6-8pm, Fellowship Hall & Great Hall
Food ($3), Fun & Faith

Snack Supper will be held in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Youth Group in the Great Hall.


Alpha Course - Christian Basics for Everyone - New Class starts September 17

New Fall Alpha Class! 
Starts Wednesday, September 17
6:30pm, Wesley Center/Flanders 429

    Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you are eighteen or eighty, whether you raise kids or raise cattle... Alpha is for everyone. Running in every setting from church to pub, Alpha is an opportunity to explore life's big questions in a friendly, honest, and informal environment. It is ten sessions and includes food, a video, and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts.  No pressure. No charge. Is Alpha for you? Try it, Wednesday, September 17, Wesley Center (Dinner begins at 6:30pm).
Alpha en español - para información de contacto Rev. Alberto Williams al 832-240-4915.
    Alpha Course - Christian Basics for Everyone (Fall 2014); 6:30pm, Wednesdays, September 17 - November 18 (10 weeks); Wesley Center/Flanders 429; A $6 donation is requested for the delicious dinner to be served weekly. Make childcare requests on your reservation form.


Financial Peace University - Fall 2014

Financial Peace University - Fall 2014
Tuesdays, 7-9pm, Flanders 422 (September 16-November 18)
                 [ REGISTER ONLINE ]
Sign-Up Tables: Sundays, September 7 & 14, Fellowship Hall & Wesley Center
Preview: Tuesday, September 9, 7-8pm, Flanders 422

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 Dave King at 281-844-4317. Cost $110/kit. Sign up at Church on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall & Wesley Center! Childcare Upon Request 


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