Last Sunday


Sharon Rankin led the class on Sunday.  She began with announcements, followed by the opening prayer that was led by Greg Ellis.





1.   PACE class members will serve lunch for School on Sunday on 4/22.  Sign ups will be forthcoming.


2.   The next PACE Men’s Breakfast will be Thursday at 8:00 am, April 26, 2018 at Tony's, 909 W. Spring Creek, Plano. 


3.   Mark England asked for PACE class volunteers are needed to work at 7 Loaves on April 20th at 6:45pm. Also, the next cookie bake for the Kairos Ministry will be May 12th. Contact Mark and Adele if you are interested in participating. 


4.   Ken Rorie began sign ups for the next Brookdale Service on May 27th.  Contact Ken if you would like to participate. 


5.   Perkins School of Theology will be offering classes open to the public during the spring term.  Contact Cathy Sweeney for details.


6.   Beginning April 29, 2018, CUMC Adult Ministries will host a “ Fifth Sunday Social ” in Trinity Hall, from 5-7pm. You are encouraged to bring a pot luck dinner (we established a SIGN UP to give ideas for food). During the time together, we will be worshiping, sharing stories of activities that enhanced our faith life in the past few months, and, of course, sharing a meal.These fellowship opportunities will continue each Fifth Sunday during the year. We will have a separate sign up for each event. If you have questions about this event, please contact Rev. Cathy Sweeney. Consider visiting our Adult Ministry page for more information on how to get involved.


Additional note from Cathy regarding Fifth Sunday Social: We are not getting much response to the Fifth Sunday Social (potluck) on April 29, 5-7pm.  Is that for a particular reason, do you think?  Would like to hear comments so we can determine if the date is bad or if there's just little interest (despite requests for such a night).



7.   Mother's Day. Cathy Sweeney is looking for a class who might be interested in helping with the photo booth we will have set up - one of those with frames, etc.  Using the family's cell phone to take pictures, coordinating the line, etc....maybe about 4 people in the morning. 



8.   GOLF TOURNAMENT – MAY 4  Dave Mather presented information for the tournament and stressed its importance to the CUMC Youth department.  Funds raised in this effort provide college scholarships for CUMC graduating seniors. 


Hank McGowan Memorial Golf Tournament | May 4, 2018 | Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course

Teams or single players are welcome.

$120 to play with meal to follow

Mulligans are 2 for $10 and Raffle tickets are $5 each

All proceeds benefit the youth ministry and graduating senior scholarships.

1 PM | Check-in
2 PM | Shotgun Start




We welcome every person and company to sponsor holes. Sponsorship cost per hole is $200.00. The proceeds of this event benefit the Youth Ministries at Christ United.

If you would like to donate prizes or have questions about hole sponsorship, please contact Paul Rosowski.

Purchase a hole sponsorship.


9.   Christ United is thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.  Sunday, April 22 | 5-7 PM | Free Admission

Christ United Methodist Church
3101 Coit Road, Plano TX 75075






Sharon O'Neal treated her daughter to a trip to The Masters for her birthday. 


Ned LaRowe was back in SS. He thanks everyone for the cards and emails. 




Jim Merrill will have a bowel resection on Tuesday. He is very anxious.  Linda asks for our prayers. 


Ken Rorie's brother is in Hospice. Our prayers go out to him and his family.


John Estill's sister will have a surgical procedure to help her voice. Praying for a successful outcome. 





Greg Ellis presented the first of a lesson in a six-week series on Adam Hamilton’s “Revival – Faith as Wesley Lived It”.  Greg led the class in a discussion of things that come to mind when we hear the word revival.  As we discussed our experiences from the past, some frequently cited memories were – tent, altar call, singing (“Just as I Am”), fire and brimstone, church every night for a week or longer. 


Revival means to reinvigorate, to restore, to renew, and to become strong and healthy.  Greg asked if we think that the time is ripe for a revival of Christianity.  It was agreed that revival is necessary, but there were differing ideas regarding whether it could actually occur.


Through a video included in this series, we learned the history of John Wesley’s childhood that prepared him for his life’s work.  Both of his parents, Samuel and Susanna Wesley, played pivotal roles in his education and preparation for a life of ministry to a society in need of a revival of faith.  After Wesley was saved from his burning home, he began to believe God saved him for a reason.  Each of us would do well to ask God “What purpose do you have for my life?”


To assist us in making the determination of God’s purpose for our lives:

1.   Pray daily for children

2.   Listen to children

3.   Listen to the voices of others

4.   Reflect on your response to the difficult circumstances in your life.  Was your response in line with what God would ask of you?


Thanks to Greg for very ably setting the stage for a lesson series sure to open each of us more to the call of God in our lives each and every day. 



We have an urgent need for more volunteers to serve on the Care Committee. Our class has grown, but not the Committee. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Vicki Smith at or call me at 469-994-8000. If you have questions we can always talk at Sunday school.  More information was sent in a separate email regarding the functions and structure of the Care Committee. 


Morning Watch update – will be forwarded to the class by email later in the week.   



This coming Sunday




Adam Hamilton’s “Revival - Faith As Wesley Lived It” - Part #2 - Linda Merrill.  Make plans to be in class to continue learning how each of us can be a part of the Revival of Faith. 


At this date, the new sign up lists for Snacks and Closing Prayer have not been posted. 



Join a Committee!


A new Sunday school year begins at the beginning of September and some people are needed to step up and take a leadership position. All of the committees in the PACE class are working hard to make the Class vibrant with great programs and great fellowship. All members are strongly encouraged to be a part of one of the committees. Volunteers and those who can help when needed are especially needed for these committees: Care, Leadership, Greeters, and Program.  


General Information:

Wish to contact PACE class leadership?


Wish to view general PACE information?


Want to update PACE website?

Email Richard Etheridge:

Wish to join the PACE Facebook Group?

Email John Estill:

or Prissy Wisnewski:

Change address, telephone/cellphone, email information?

Email Pat Rankin: