News & Views


November-December 2019

From Pastor Karen Dear Friends, Looking toward the end of 2019, I am filled with gratitude and deep joy. Since formally making your acquaintance on March 18, I have not stopped giving God thanks for you and praying for you. I am grateful for our journey through the message series, […]


September-October 2019

From Pastor Karen Dear Friends, Ever since we made our acquaintance, and even before, I have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you, and us together with all wisdom and faithfulness in believing and being God’s church in our town of Marietta. I remain more than […]


July-August 2019

From Pastor Karen I am Grateful Prayer for a New Heart UMH #392 Dag Hammerskjold Thou who art over us, Thou who art one of us, Thou who art: Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; A humble heart, that I may hear thee; A heart of […]


May-June 2019

From Pastor Don Moving from Pastor to Friend I hope that you are as encouraged and excited as I am about the arrival of Pastor Karen Muntzing as the next lead pastor of Christ Church. I have the advantage of knowing Karen and her gifts for ministry. You will soon […]


February-March 2019

From Pastor Don The Expectation of God’s Abiding Grace As the people were filled with expectation… – Luke 3:15 Prior to the start of Jesus’ public ministry, there was an air of expectation among the people of first century Palestine. An expectation that God was about to do something wonderful […]


December 2018 – January 2019

From Pastor Don For A Limited Time: Luke 2:10-12 The world can be divided into two groups of people. Those who love the McRib sandwich and those who don’t. I happen to be a member of the McRib fan club. A McRib, Dr. Pepper, and fries are my version of […]


October – November 2018

From Pastor Don Join The Celebration As part of our annual pledge drive, you are being asked to consider the gifts that God has blessed you with as a result of your connection with Christ Church. Our pledge drive theme is: Celebrating God’s Gifts. When I think of the variety […]


August – September 2018

From Pastor Don How I Spent My (Spring) and Summer Vacation During the months of April, May, and June I was privileged to embark on a three month spiritual renewal leave. I am so grateful to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Administrative Board, and our District Superintendent, for approving this time […]


June – July 2018

From Pastor Cheryl Pastor Don is now 6 weeks into his 12 week Spiritual Renewal leave. So this is a good chance to take stock of how things are going. Overall, things are going well! I hope Don’s leave has been restful for him and Sandy. Though we all miss […]