We are rounding out the celebration of our beloved Senior Minister, the Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells’ 6th anniversary by honoring his dedicated love, leadership, and guidance as Christ Universal Temple’s Senior Minister with our Senior Minister Appreciation Day! During our extended service on Sunday, April 30th, the Rev. DeAndre Patterson, special guest Voices in Your Head, a student run a cappella group from the University of Chicago, and the Iona Calhoun School of Ballet will join the CUT celebration.
Those interested in participating in our Senior Minister Appreciation Day and are in a service group, interest group, or ministry, may contact your coordinator. Those not connected to a group and are interested in participating, contact Rev. Wells’ executive assistant, Sharlean Taylor, during regular business hours. The deadline for signing up is 5:00PM on Friday, April 28th. Since this service concludes at 12:30PM, those using a transportation service be sure to adjust your pick-up time.
The CUT Community Prayer – Each morning at 9:00AM, Rev. Wells asks that everyone pray for this church, its surrounding community, and the community in which you live. The Community Prayer will continue until June 4th, Pentecost Sunday.
Connect with Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells live every Wednesday at 7:00PM for his Facebook Live program, “Temple Talks”. Be uplifted and informed as Rev. Wells speaks on spirituals principles that can transform your life, and takes your questions live! Find Rev. Wells on Facebook at Revderrickwells (all one word).
To make your financial commitment, contributions and donations to GREAT FOUNDATION GREAT FAITH GREAT FUTURE (GF3), our three-year capital campaign for improvements to the building infrastructure, repairs and the expansion of CUT, use the GF3 envelopes in the envelope racks OR click here. The next recognition ceremony is Sunday, May 21st during Sunday service. The deadline for completing contributions to participate is Sunday, May 7th.
CUT’s Youth Ministry invite youth ages 3-14 to attend our Children’s Church. Teens ages 14-18, we have space reserved for you also. We would like you to join us in Youth Wing one where you have the opportunity to learn how to apply the principles, on your level, while engaging with your peers. Feel free to go. The Youth Ministry team is excited to greet you.
All teens, or parent of a teen, age 14-18, looking to develop skills in the arts, communications, science, sports, and technology, while earning money and making new friends this summer, will learn how you can do that at an Information Fest sponsored by After School Matters. The informational is taking place here at Christ Universal Temple on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Come enjoy performances from After School Matter teens, apply onsite and participate in a teen led Yoga class. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact our administrative office.
The JCI Spring/Summer Session is about to begin its Spring Fling with new classes and new teachers; and don’t forget the Allison Harrell Series, bringing to you the writings of Rev. Colemon’s first writer of the Daily Inspiration. Register today after service in the JCI Office. You can also register Monday through Friday from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Join our Spring Fling to experience better living now!
The CUT Seminar Series: How Do I Forgive, Pt. 1 is taking place on Saturday, May 6th from 12:00PM to 2:00PM in the Faith Chapel. The facilitator is the Reverend Henrietta Byrd.
CALLING ALL MEN! The CUT Music Ministry is looking for men who are interested in being in a male chorus. If you are interested, please meet a choir representative by the front lobby kiosk. If you know a man who might be interested, tell them that a special men’s only rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, April 26, May 3, and May 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
Mark your calendar for Prayer Day taking place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12:00PM – 1:30PM. The theme is “Lord, Do It for Me” with the Rev. Marjorie Cook, Assistant Minister and Minister Director of the CUT Prayer Ministry. The featured musical artist is Willie Rogers, lead singer of the Soul Stirrers, and our special guest artist is Eric Thomas of Rainbow Push.
Two CUT ministers will be available for individual prayer after service in front of the Main Chapel. One minister will be located on the right side by the organ, and one minister will be located on the left side by the piano.
The Ambassadors of Love 11th Annual Prayer Breakfast is Saturday, April 22nd from 8:30AM to 12:00PM at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn in Oak Lawn, IL. The cost is $35.00 per person. You may register and purchase tickets in the JCI Office. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
The CUT CONNECT CARD (hold up a card) is a way to learn about all things CUT from becoming a member, submitting prayer requests, or providing feedback to the Senior Minister, to joining a group or receiving eblasts to stay up-to-date with the goings-on at your church. If you need to update your contact information, please be sure to fill out a card. GUESTS please fill out a CONNECT CARD and place it in an offering basket or in a God’s box. Guests will receive a special message from Rev. Wells.