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The purpose of CONNECT GROUPS is to live out our church’s vision of clearly demonstrating the love of Christ in a small group setting.  We covenant to pursue a clear pathway to discipleship by worshiping, connecting, and serving together. Through these groups, we hope to become a disciple who is clearly marked by prayer, presence, giving, service, witness, and growth. “Help connect me!” Rev. Kevin Johnson: 832-240-4912 or kevin@clearlakemethodist.org

Connect Here First

 Alpha Class
 Pizza with the Pastors

Connect Here Next    
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 Sunday Morning 9:30am Connect Groups

 Sunday Morning 11am Connect Groups
 Mid-Week Connect Groups
 United Methodist Women
 United Methodist Men
 Upcoming Connect Events (announcements)
 
Sunday Morning 9:30am Connect Groups ::
 Forum
Demographic:  Couples and Singles, 40+
Topics:  Religious and current issues
Location: Room 420-421, Flanders Building
Contacts:  Marion & Harry Hulen: 281-488-2473
                Cline Tincher: 281-486-5167

 Genesis
Demographic: Couples and Singles, 40+
Topics:  Bible study
Location: Room 429, Flanders Building
Contacts:  Jim Brackeen: 281-480-5043
                Charlotte Chandler: 281-486-4740

 Hebeler Bible Study
Demographic: 50+
Topics:  Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies
Location:  Room 311, Elrod Building
Contacts:  Kay Bergman: 281-488-1794
 
 Single Navigators
Demographic:  Adult Singles
Topics:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 422, Flanders Building
Contact:  Bob Merriam: 281-488-1253
              Nancy Duronio: 281-286-7580  

 
Sunday Morning 11am Connect Groups ::
 Centro de Crecimiento Cristiano
Edades:  Todas las edades
Descripcion:  Discipulado
El lugar:  Salon 311, Elrod Edificio
Contacto:  Rev. Alberto Williams: 832-404-3003


 Covenant
Demographic:  Individuals in their 20's or 30's single or married

Topics:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 425, Flanders Building
Contact:  Jennifer Stoner, 936-240-0592 (text welcomed)

 Family Matters
Demographic:  Parents ages 35-50+
Topics:  Scripture-based for spiritual growth
Location:  Room 424/426, Flanders Building
Contact:  Mark & Kristin Parkinson: 832-512-5542

 Open Door
Demographic:  Singles & couples 40+ (but all welcome!)
Topics:  “Hot button” issues
Location:  Room 422, Flanders Building
Contact: Laurie Redd, 281-487-9680

Class Website: [ Open Door Link ]

 Partners in Faith
Demographic:  Adult couples, 35+
Topics:  Discussions based on scripture
Location:  Room 423, Flanders Building
Contact:  David & Shelley Pogue, 281-334-5481 

 Voyagers
Demographic:  Married & Singles, 60+
Description:  Biblical lecture with discussion
Location:  Room 420/421, Flanders Building
Contact:  Pat McKinney: 281-488-0046 

 
Mid-week Connect Groups ::
 Mondays, 7-9pm
Demographic:  Adults, all ages
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake & Seabrook
Contact:  Pam McShane: 281-513-2988; Mike McShane: 832-643-7334

 Mondays, 7pm
Demographic:  Adults, all ages
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 422, Flanders Building
Contact:  Carla McDonald: 830-730-3397; Kasandra Hennan: 832-483-2184


 Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Demographics: High School Students (9th-12th grade)
Description: Weekly Home Study
Location: Stovall's Home 
Contact: Dave & Leigh Stovall (281-415-8209) and Craig & Hiroka Thompson


 Mondays, 7:00pm
Demographic:  Adults, all ages
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 423, Flanders Building
Contact:  Janis Howell: 832-240-4901

 Tuesdays, 6:30am
Demographic:  Men
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 311, Elrod Building
Contact:  Vic Sanders: 281-684-3156

 Tuesdays, 6:00pm
Demographic:  Adults, 30’s
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake & Seabrook
Contact:  Rev. Kevin Johnson: 832-240-4912

 Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Demographic:  Women, 40-60s
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake
Contact:  Sherry Molina, 281-635-1612 and Pam Frisbee, 734-776-2046


 Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Demographic:  Men
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Room 421, Flanders Building
Contact:  Jim Brackeen: 713-419-7831

 Wednesdays, 7-8pm (not currently meeting)
Demographics: Intermediate School Students (6th-8th grade)
Description: Weekly Home Study
Location: Marschke's Home
Contact: Jay & Kathy Marschke (281-990-8125)

♦ Friday Friends, 4pm
Demographic:  Women
Description:  Scripture-based curricula
Location:  Homes in Clear Lake
Contact:  Sandy Kimbrough (832-240-4902)

 
United Methodist Women ::
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United Methodist Women (UMW)
Demographic:  Women, All Ages
- Night UMW:  1st Wednesdays, 7pm, Flanders 428
- Unit Meeting - 1st Thursdays, 9:30am, Wesley Center
- Day UMW:  2nd Thursdays, 9:30am, Member's Homes

Description:  Clear Lake’s United Methodist Women is an organization comprised of six small groups, four of which meet in the daytime and one that meets in the evening to accommodate women who cannot attend a day meeting. All groups come together for a Unit meeting once a month.

Contact:  Jean Gates: 281-997-8777 or umw@clearlakemethodist.org
 
United Methodist Men ::
 United Methodist Men (UMM)
Demographic: Men, All Ages
- Meetings, 2nd Monday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, see [web calendar] for location (normally - Fellowship Hall)
Description: The mission is: "To help men mature as disciples of Jesus Christ so they may encourage spiritual formation in others". Our mission is captured within our motto: "Men growing in Christ, so others may know Christ."; 
The national website is www.gcumm.org

Contact: Phil Palma, 281-704-6851; George Redd, 713-598-3030 or umm@clearlakemethodist.org
 
Upcoming Connect Events (see below) ::

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.

Contact(s):
Ginger Frasier at 713-412-2104
Marcella Coots at 832-240-4708
Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706

 

Organ Recital by Jan Jouett - Sunday, November 2


Sunday, November 2 at 7pm in the Sanctuary
Clear Lake UMC organist Jan Jouett will present an organ recital which will include works by Bach, Widor,Vierne, Holst and more. Also shown will be footage from the Hubble Telescope in conjunction with a selection from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. This event is free and open to the public.


 

Wednesday Night Dinner (Reservations Required)


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


Menu: Baked Ham,Potato Casserole, Assorted Greens (Turnip, Collard), Cornbread, Salad, PB&J and Spice Cake


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

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. CHILDCARE RESERVATIONS ARE APPRECIATED! (5 years & younger)... RSVP at childcare@clearlakemethodist.org.
    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


 
 

Parent's Night Out - Saturday, November 8

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!



 

Pizza with the Pastors - Sunday, November 9 (last one of the year)


     Join us on Sunday, November 9 for the final Pizza with the Pastors of the year - See you in January! 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. Having Pizza with the Pastors 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 Pizza with the Pastors doesn’t fit in your schedule, you may make an appointment and speak to one of the pastors privately about church membership.  


 

​"Farewell to Arms" Concert - Houston Chamber Choir - Sunday, November 9

Sunday, November 9, 7pm, Sanctuary

The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of The First World War, The War to End All Wars. The Houston Chamber Choir offers a poignant reflection on the tragic cost of armed conflict, and a renewed call for world peace and understanding. Included on the program will be Richard Rodney Bennett's A Farewell to Arms; The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins; and Francis Poulenc's Figure Humaine. 



 

​Singles to the Alley Theatre – Sunday, December 7 (RSVP by 11/16)

Singles are Going to the Alley - Sunday, December 7
RSVP - Sunday, November 16

The Singles are going to the Alley Theatre for the  matinee to see A Christmas Carol. Cost: $17. After the 11am service we’ll have lunch in Fellowship Hall and then get on the church bus to go. Last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, November 16. Call Charlotte Holmquest at 281-326-2736 if you have questions.



 

United Methodist Men: Monthly Meeting - Monday, November 10

United Methodist Men
Monthly Meeting: Monday, November 10


* Monthly Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall
  Fellowship, refreshments, speakers, community and mission outreach events, bible studies, spiritual growth programs are presented at these meetings. For more information contact Phil Palma at pjpalma@verizon.net; 281-704-6851 or George Redd at glredd@sbcglobal.net; 713-598-3030 or umm@clearlakemethodist.org

Groups:
* Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study - 6:30am, Elrod 311; Vic Sanders at vtsanders@att.net, 281-684-3156.
* Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study - 7pm, Flanders 420; Jim Brackeen at jhbrackeen@gmail.com, 713-419-7831.
* Men’s Breakfast Fellowship - 2nd Saturday of the Month, 8am-9am; Denny’s Restaurant, 2735 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas 77058 (Bay Area Blvd near U of H-Clear Lake); Mike Crane; craneclan4@sbcglobal.net.


 

United Methodist Women News

     The mission for November 2014 is Haitian Artisans for Peace International. Our United Methodist Women invite all women to join one of our monthly meetings. See the information below for times and contact persons. We look forward to seeing you! You do not have to be a member to attend. Join us at a time that is convenient for you. Delicious food is always provided at our meetings.  [ Childcare provided upon request ]

UMW November 2014 Meetings

* Sat., November 1 - Group Meeting – 10am, Elrod 311
     - Group 6: Sonia – 832-316-7753 (En Espanol)
* Wednesday, November 5 – Night Group 4 Meeting, 7pm, Flanders 428, Lynda - 713-320-9183
* Thursday, November 6 – Unit Meeting, 9:30am, Wesley Center Program:  Paige Martin on “Toxic Charity”
* Friday, November 7 - Set up for Bazaar, 2pm
* Saturday, November 8 - Santa’s Shopping Mall
* Thursday, November  13 - Day Groups Meeting - 9:30am; 
     - Group 1: Teresa - 281-461-6569
     - Group 2: Loa - 256-337-6812

     - Group 3: Ernestine - 936-348-4901

For more information you may contact the UMW President, Jean Gates at 281-997-8777, umw@clearlakemethodist.org or any group leader.

55 & Better Trip - Thursday, November 14

55 & Better Fellowship Group Trip
Thursday, November 14
9am-3pm, Church Bus - $3


Shopping and Lunch at the Tanger Outlets & Bubba’s Shrimp Palace

    Bring money...
- Shop at the discount outlet stores;
- All-You-Can-Eat Catfish buffet;
- Enjoy views of Galveston Bay from 
      Bubba’s Marina in San Leon

RSVP: Carl & Judy Farley, 281-480-3558 or 832-594-5301


 

​Forever Friends Fellowship - Christmas Pops Concert - Saturday, December 6

We will attend the Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Pops Concert
Saturday, December 6
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Nassau Bay

Those that wish to meet for dinner at Luby's at 6pm; Meet at the church for Concert at 7pm for good seating.
Performance is at 7:30pm
Cost: $10.00 (senior price)
Reservations: Call Pam and Bill Hacklemen, 281-488-1595 or pschacklemann@aol.com by Thursday, November 20

Men's Tuesday PM Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7:30pm - Flanders 420/421

Did you know that the men of the church meet for bible study and fellowship? It’s for men of all ages. If you’d like to attend, just show up and enjoy the conversation. Come join us! For more information contact Jim Brackeen at 713-419-7831.  - Carl Kirby & Jim Brackeen


 

Singles Thanksgiving Dinner - Saturday, November 22


Saturday, November 22 - 5pm, Wesley Center

Turkey with dressing, drinks provided. Bring a dessert or side-dish. 
Reservations are preferred! To register, contact Linda Brackeen  at 832-240-4906.
For questions or to schedule childcare, contact Nancy Duronio at 281-286-7580.


 

Attention Membership

ATTENTION MEMBERSHIP

     We have not been able to locate the following Clear Lake United Methodist Church members, using their last known address, phone number, or email address.  If you have any information as to the whereabouts of any of these people, please contact Blanche Ligrani at 832-240-4903 or blanche@clearlakemethodist.org as soon as possible. Thank you.
 
Elena Sue Luquette,                       Ray Medrano,
Ashleigh Fisher Olsen,                      Donna Muckleroy,
Rosemary Ream,                            Huei-Yi Pan,
Stephanie Tomek-Foster,                 Kerry McClain Powell,
Thomas R Veariel,                             Shelby Lauren McClain,
Virginia D Veariel,                              Michael Brad Ralph,
Kimberley Dawn Cambron,               Chaille Graham Ralph,
Andrew Cordova,                               Ashley Catherine Ralph,
Cheryl Cordova,                                 Paige Alexandra Russell,
Laura Marie Cordova,                       Wesley Adam Wallace,
Jason William Engelhard,                  Joseph Dennis Wallace,
Janie A Estrada,                                Bill Wells,
Charles Riley Evans, IV,                    Keslie Wells,
April Gischel,                                         Leslie Denise Williams,
Richard Blair Godwin,                           Monique Davis Williams,
Sowmya Kusuma


 

NOAH (Not Old At Heart) Meeting - Third Tuesdays of each month

11:30am, Fellowship Hall

NOAH will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  For information contact Silsbee Winburne at 281-993-5494 or Marcella at 832-240-4708.


 

55 & Better News - 3rd Thursday of the Month

10am, Fellowship Hall

55 and Better is a senior travel group for singles and couples who are 55 and over. We meet at least twice a month - one trip and one meeting. Call JJ Joosten for more information at 281-488-2467.


 

Make a Connection

Connect includes activities that connect us in community, especially connection to a covenantal small group that we will begin calling Connect Groups. We encourage all members and regular attenders to join a Connect Group. We are also encouraging all groups within the congregation to establish a covenant with one another that encourage their unique identity while also challenging them to pursue worship + connect + serve within the context of their individual group. If you have ever been involved with  a small group, Bible Study, or Sunday School Class, then you know they can help you become a better disciple of Jesus. If you are not currently involved in a Connect Group and would like to be, please contact Rev. Kevin Johnson at 832-240-4912.

 

Update Your Member Information


We want to stay in touch with you! If you have moved, or changed your email address or phone number, let us know by clicking on the artwork to the left and filling out the online form. You may also find this link under the “resources” tab across the top of the website and drop down to “membership”.  

There, you’ll find an easy form for updating your contact information. You may also email sandy@clearlakemethodist.org or call 832-240-4902 if you have any questions.


 

Men's Tuesday AM Bible Study


Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30am - Elrod 311

     Hey guys! Come join us as we begin a new study series called Confronting Controversies, with videos by Andy Hamilton. We’ll be covering some of the tough issues of today such as Separation of Church and State, Abortion, Homosexuality and other topics.
     We meet at 6:30am each Tuesday in Elrod 311. Jump start your day with Bible Study! Led by Vic Sanders

 

Meetup - www.meetup.com/clearlakesingles

a New Kind of Singles Ministry*

     If you’re interested in Singles Ministry at our church, you need to join meetup.com/clearlakesingles.  As a member of our CLUMC meet-up group, you’ll be sent invitations to all kinds of get-togethers with which our church is involved that are designed just for singles!  And better than that, if you’re a member of our church, you can organize your own Clear Lake UMC “meet-ups” through this easy-to-use site.  Want to organize a trip to the theater?  Schedule a meet-up.  Want to go bowling?  Meet-up.  Want to plan a cycling trip?  Meet-up.  Your meet-up might even be as simple as grabbing coffee at Starbucks, going walking with a few friends, or carpooling to Metro Bible Study.  Whatever interests you have, doing them together with some new friends makes them even more fun.  
     *This is not a dating site or even “online social networking” like Facebook.  It’s simply a way of sending and receiving invitations to have real face-to-face interaction with Christian friends in the Clear Lake area.  Questions?  Need help getting started?  Contact Rev. Harold Travis at 832-240-4905.


 

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