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Worship at a Glance

Sunday, October 26
20th Sunday after Pentecost

♦ Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
8:15, 9:30 & 11am: Heritage Sunday Guest Pastor,
Rev. Lillie Ferrell

♦ 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, October 26
Macy Williams
Jessica Hightower
Courtney Kaufman


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Annual Bay Area Bell Festival – Hundreds of Bells in the Wesley Center! - Saturday, October 25

Saturday, October 25; Concert: 2:15pm, Wesley Center

This is our 4th year to host the BAB Fest (Bay Area Bell Festival) in the Wesley Center. Each year a nationally recognized clinician leads multiple handbell choirs from the Bay Area. This year, the director is Tim Waugh, conductor, composer and performance arts educator. Tim’s career spans over 33 years in public school music education and church music in West Virginia and North Carolina. He is also the Artistic Director and Founding Conductor of the Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble. Tim’s conducting, workshop and performance travels have taken him across the United States and around the world. Come and experience the beauty and brilliance of hundreds of bells and a dozen handbell choirs in our Wesley Center at the conclusion of this festival. There will be a 2:15pm closing concert.


Heritage Sunday - October 26 - Rev. Lillie Ferrell

“Heritage Sundays” 
Sunday, October 26
Rev. Lillie Ferrell

preaching in Traditional Worship Services

Celebrating 50 Years
on the 4th Sunday of each month



LifeSong Choir in Worship & Concert - Sunday, October 26

Sunday, October 26; Concert: 2pm, Sanctuary
     On Sunday, October 26, the Life Song Choir will provide musical leadership in our 9:30 and 11am Traditional Worship services, when Rev. Lillie Ferrell will preach for our monthly Heritage Sunday. LifeSong is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic and multi-national contemporary choral singing group that has presented the Gospel in 8 nations. Their high-energy presentation and passionate sound is appealing to all! This ministry is made up of all volunteers who raise their own support for each overseas mission trip. In 2015 LifeSong will present 10 evangelistic concerts in Brazil.
     LifeSong will present a full concert in our Sanctuary at 2pm. Join us for a wonderful time of praise and worship that will lift your soul and touch your heart.


Pumpkin Patch - Open Daily October 6-31, 2014

Come join us in the Pumpkin Patch!
Open Daily through October 31, 2014
9:30am - 7:30pm

In October, the lawn in front of the church is literally covered with pumpkins. The pumpkins are assorted sizes in a whole range of prices. All proceeds benef
it to community outreach projects. Tell all your friends to come to the Pumpkin Patch. The patch will close on October 31 at dusk unless the patch is empty of pumpkins before that hour.

Ginger Frasier at 713-412-2104
Marcella Coots at 832-240-4708
Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706


October is Pastor Appreciation Month

“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” - Timothy 5:17
    October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is a great opportunity to honor our pastors and their families. A card, a promise to pray . . . simple things to do, yet they mean so much. Paul’s admonition to “serve one another in love” (Gal. 5:13) should encourage us to remember our pastors. By serving your shepherd, you will ensure that they will not only be encouraged, but will feel appreciated and continue to minister with enthusiasm and energy.


Wednesday Night Dinner (Reservations Required)

October 22 (reservations required)
Fall Schedule: Now until November 12
Dinner Served: 5:30-6:45pm, Wesley Center

Menu: Beef Stew, Cabbage, Biscuits, Salad, PB&J, Pumpkin Dessert

Please place your reservation on the connect card or call the church office by
Monday, October 20. $7/adult (price change) and $3/child (12 & under); maximum $15/family.


Planet 45: Tween Ministry for 4th and 5th Graders

This month... 
♦ Sunday, October 26 we will be volunteering together in the Pumpkin Patch! Meet at 4pm in the Great Hall for instructions. Wear grubby clothes!

Next month...
♦ Sunday, November 9 we will be discussing “Can being a Christian ever be Fun?” at 4pm in Flanders 429.
♦ Sunday, November 16 we will be hanging out at Main Event from 4-6pm, doing a little bowling, playing some games, and eating pizza! The cost is $13 and advance registration is appreciated! Contact if you haven’t signed up!


​Encounter Off Campus – Sunday, October 26

We’re going bowling for a little pre-Halloween fun! Wear your favorite costume* and come see if you can bowl a strike! Drop off and pick up will both be at the AMF Bowling Lanes at 318 W. Bay Area in Webster, TX. The cost is $15 and you can sign up here. Please make sure you have a current Medical Release Form and a copy of your medical insurance on file in the Student Ministries Office.
*Coming in costume is optional.


​Trunk or Treat Outreach - Friday, October 31

Friday, October 31, 6pm, Parking Lot

     Hey CLUMC! We need volunteers to help in our Trunk or Treat Outreach - a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating! Decorate your car and bring treats or trinkets to hand out and/or a game to play with our community! A sack supper will be served to the trunk participants. Cars will start lining up in the parking lot from 5-6pm.  At 6pm, Children go trunk to trunk in their Halloween costumes to collect their treats. Free hot dogs and drinks!
      Sign up online to help! Accepting donations of bagged wrapped candy and cash/check donations for hotdogs at the Children’s Ministry Office. For more info contact Laura Campbell or Annette Johnson.

Trunk or Treat - Friday, October 31, 6-7:30pm

Come visit our Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 31, 6pm! This is safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating! Cars will line up in the parking lot and at 6pm, Children go trunk to trunk in their Halloween costumes to play games and collect toys and treats. Free hot dogs and drinks!


50th Anniversary Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing - Saturday, November 22

On Saturday, November 22 at 7pm, you are also invited to attend an “Old-Fashioned” Hymn Sing in the Clear Lake UMC Sanctuary, with guest pianist, Marvin Gaspard and some of our Clear Lake UMC organists on the newly restored Moller pipe organ. There will be a time for shared stories and memories from Clear Lake UMC’s last 50 years. The gathering will be followed by dessert and fellowship.


Family Celebration of Clear Lake UMC's 50th Anniversary - Sunday, November 23

Sunday, November 23
You are invited to a Family Celebration of Clear Lake UMC's 50th Anniversary...
All-Church 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration

6pm, Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster
Rev. Morris Matthis will be the guest speaker

Clear Lake UMC has been clearly demonstrating the love of Christ to our community since 1964.
It’s time to recognize where we’ve been and where we are going.

     Please join us as we welcome back many former pastors, youth leaders, choir directors, and organists, along with charter members, former members and old friends who have moved to other areas.
    We are uniting all of our congregations – Traditional, Contemporary, and Celebración Servicio en Español - including all of our children and youth - for a magnificent night of worship and celebration. So many people worship at Clear Lake UMC that we have no room large enough to hold us all. Our friends at the Gateway Community United Methodist Church are partnering with us to provide us with space for our service in their 1700-person worship center. We hope to have it bursting at the seams.
    The glorious, blended service will include hymns and songs in the styles of all three of our worship formats. An anthem composed specifically for this anniversary will be sung for the first time that evening by our combined choirs and contemporary band. We will also enjoy a video produced by John Hatfield highlighting significant events in our history and hear reflections from our former pastor Reverend Morris Matthis.
    Annette Johnson will have a special treat for the children during children’s time, and children will also participate in the processional of historic banners and in the children’s choir specifically gathered for this occasion. We are hoping that many children who don’t ordinarily sing in the children’s choir will want to be a part of this unique celebration. You will hear more about this soon from the music department.
    Our service will conclude as we unite together with God for Holy Communion.
    This night of worship is designed for the whole family, although there will be a nursery for babies and preschoolers at Gateway that parents may use if they so desire.
    You won‘t want to miss this special time of thanksgiving and commemoration. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, November 23, 6-7:30pm at Gateway Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd, Webster, TX 77598


​Christmas U.M. A.R.M.Y. Sign-Ups Open Now!

This year, Christmas U.M. A.R.M.Y. is celebrating Christmas and serving together in the Houston area. We will stay at St. Paul’s UMC in Houston. Sign-Ups close on Sunday, November 16. The cost of the trip is $250. Sign up [ here ]! If you have any questions, please email


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