WORSHIP

We offer four worship services every Sunday:
8:30 AM (Traditional) – Sanctuary
9:30 AM – Sanctuary
11:00 AM – Sanctuary
11:00 AM The Well (Contemporary Worship) – Covenant Chapel

SANCTUARY SERVICES

SUNDAYS, 8:30, 9:30 & 11:00 AM

For those who prefer a more traditional worship style, the Sanctuary worship experience offers a focus on the United Methodist heritage of worship. It contains a fusion of classic, gospel & contemporary music with hymns and a variety of spiritual songs. Altar pastoral prayer and preaching are hallmarks of this service.

THE WELL SERVICE

SUNDAYS, 11:00 AM, COVENANT CHAPEL

The Well is inspired by Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well in John 4, and offers an alternative setting and style in Sunday morning worship with simple, intimate music. The Well continues Christ Church’s tradition of silent and corporate prayer time and the offering of the Sacraments.
 
Watch The Well Worship live every Sunday at 11 AM here 

PYRO NIGHT – THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00 PM
Held in the Main Sanctuary, hosted by our Student Ministry, but open to all who want to attend.

PYRO Night begins with a few worship songs, and then the entire Sanctuary is open to experience God. Different stations are set up for those that wish to have a guided prayer time.

*Communion Sunday is the first of every month.
**Holy Communion is offered after each service on non-communion Sundays.

PASTORS

Dr. Daniel Hannon

Dr. Hannon is the founding Pastor of Christ Church United Methodist, providing overall leadership and vision for the staff and congregation since 1991. He has been an Elder of The United Methodist Church, Texas Annual Conference since 1983. A native Houstonian, Dan holds degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Houston, Emory University,  and Drew University. Prior to his calling into ministry in 1980, he served as a public school teacher in Alief ISD. He is married to Judy and has one son, Daniel Hannon, III and a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hannon. Dan and Judy are the proud grandparents of Victoria & Georgia Hannon. Dan serves in many leadership capacities within The Woodlands. He was honored in 2012 with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award, in 2008 as The Woodlands Hometown Hero, in 2010 Woodlands Citizen of the Year. He serves as on the Interfaith Board of Directors and is a founding member of Montgomery County Family Promise Homeless Outreach Ministry. Professionally, Dan is an Elder of the United Methodist Church, Pastoral Care Specialist with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a Life Certified Secondary School Teacher for the State of Texas. 

Dr. Marc Donaldson

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, Marc practiced engineering for one year, then was called to the ministry. In 1999 he graduated with his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and was appointed to Christ Church. Marc has been married to Leanne for 20 years and they have one son.“My ministry is God’s ministry, and it is the product of the love of my life, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for those in my life who hold me accountable to being with Him. Daily prayer and daily time in God’s word are staples in my spiritual diet.Marc is an Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, providing leadership in the areas of Outreach, Witness and Care, and Compassion.

Rev. Kelli Eldridge

Kelli Eldridge is a Provisional Deacon in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is a native Texan and was raised in Midland. She graduated from Texas A&M with a Biology degree and spent a number of years in medical diagnostics sales and service before becoming a full-time mom. Kelli has been married to Paul for 24 years, and they have two children. Paul’s career has taken them to seven cities across the U.S. before bringing them back to Houston in 2014. Kelli received a call into ministry through her pastors and friends at her United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA. She attended Asbury Theological Seminary, and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2015. She is passionate about helping people discover their own God-given gifts and graces, and leading others in their personal journey of faith and ministry as disciples of Jesus Christ. She has also spent the last 8 years volunteering with her dog Daisy as a Registered Therapy Dog team. For fun, Kelli enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family. The Bible verse that guides Kelli in mission, ministry and life is Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (ESV).

UPCOMING SERMONS

LENT SERMON SERIES – THE JOURNEY: Flawed but Faithful Followers
It’s a mistake to believe that the original Twelve Disciples—The Apostles were unique, unparalleled, or saintly people. As a group, they were dull, unimaginative, phlegmatic, and apathetic people. In every way, they were flawed persons just like us today. They however flawed were faithful in their Journey with Jesus. God used them to build His church. Join Dr. Dan Hannon and the Christ Church Sanctuary congregation on an investigation into the flawed but faithful lives of the Apostles of Jesus this Lent Season.

THE JOURNEY: Flawed But Faithful Followers

February 14, Ash Wednesday     Judas: “My Mark of Betrayal”       Matthew 26:14-16

February 18          Andrew: “On Playing Second Fiddle”                 John 6:8

February 25        Thomas: “Believing Through Doubts”                  John 20:24-29

March 4              James: “Saint & Sinner All-In-One”                    Mark 10:35-41

March 18          John: “Feet of Clay & Heart of Gold”                    John 13:21-25

March 25, Palm Sunday          Peter: “Broken But Bold”               Mark 14:66-72

SERMONS


Feb 18, 2018
Andrew: “On Playing Second Fiddle”
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Family First Worship

Family First is a worship experience designed specifically for children and their families. We will offer this special service on the first Sunday of every month during our 9:30 am worship hour. 

This 45-minute worship service focuses on a monthly faith-filled theme relevant to the lives of children and families. At any given service, you might experience this theme through art, drama, hymns, puppetry, sign language, science, and current events. Scripture, song, and prayer are part of every service. 
 
 Family First offers children and parents a chance to serve in leadership roles. They may serve as ushers, musicians, liturgists, dancers, artists, puppeteers, and guest speakers. It is the role of the adults to facilitate, coach, and let the children shine. Parents are the primary spiritual leaders of their families and we seek to give parents, grandparents, and mentors shared experiences and tools on which to help the children worship God in this monthly service
 
   Our next  Family First Worship will be March 4 at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary!

                                                              

WORSHIP FAQ

What should I wear?

Most people wear business casual attire, but come as you are.

What do I do if I’m visiting for the first time?

Whether you attend the Sanctuary or The Well services, our Christ Church greeters will make sure you are taken care of. After the service, be sure to visit The Commons just outside the Sanctuary. Ask any questions you may have, meet the Pastors, and receive more information about Christ Church.

What’s for my kids & teens?

Up to 2 years old: Nursery
*Preschool: Sunday School – 9:30 AM, SonShine Land – 11:00 AM
*Elementary: Sunday School – 9:30 AM, POWER HOUR- 11:00 AM
Jr & Sr High: Breakfast & Student Ministry Programs- 9:30 AM

*If your child is a 4th grader or younger, please find our check-in station located near the Sanctuary in the hallway toward the back entrance.

Can I visit a small group on Sunday morning?

Yes! Small groups are a great way to build relationships and get connected to the church. Our small groups meet at 9:30 AM. Check out our small group finder or stop by the Welcome Center for a recommendation.

When is Communion served?

Communion is served during worship service on the first Sunday of each month and after worship service on other weeks. (Open to all)

How is Communion served?

Persons are handed a piece of the consecrated communion bread, they in turn dip the piece of Bread into the cup of grape juice held by a server or Pastor, the sacrament is then taken by mouth.

Who can become a member of Christ Church?

Any person who believes in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

When and how do I join?

You may join Christ Church at any time – the invitation is always open!

You can join the following ways:

  • Now – Contact a Pastor by phone (936.273.2030) or email
  • During Sunday Worship – Fill out a membership card (in the pew) 
  • After Sunday Worship – Meet one of the Pastors near the Welcome Center.
  • Invitation Sundays