About Us

Sunday morning worship

8:15am Traditional Worship
Worship in the Sanctuary with traditional hymns, a full choir, and traditional UMC liturgy. This worship is most formal with our pastors and choir wearing robes.

9:45am Contemporary Worship
Worship in the Multipurpose Room led by our Praise Band using contemporary music. This worship is laid back. You can follow our Contemporary Worship Spotify Playlist here (includes songs we currently use or plan to use in the near future).

11:00am Celebration Worship
Worship in the Sanctuary with a variety of traditional hymns, songs from Faith We Sing, choruses of praise, and songs sung by the Celebration Choir. This worship has a relaxed feel.

sunday school

9:45am Traditional Sunday School for all ages
KIDS'WORSHIP for kids occurs on our lower level. Our youth worship together in the Contemporary Service. Adults have a variety of choices.

11:15am Sunday School Class
Pathways class participates in various book studies that engage youth and adults in connecting everyday life with the Bible and faith. No preparation needed.

music ministry

8:15am Traditions Choir
Shares in worship through classic church music and hymns. This choir sings weekly September thru mid-June. Practice occurs Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30pm.
To get involved, contact Constance Leitner, Choral Director. 

9:45am Contemporary Worship Team
The Praise Band leads worshipers in singing contemporary praise choruses and worship songs. Drums, guitars, keyboard, and vocals provide a worship experience designed to get you singing, clapping and praising God! Band musicians, those with skills in media and sound systems, and those passionate about welcoming ministries are needed to lead and welcome others to worship in this service.
Practice occurs Saturdays at 6:30pm in the Multipurpose Room.
To get involved, contact Chris Gregory, Contemporary Worship Leader.

11:00am Celebrations Choir
Shares in worship with a variety of hymns and songs, sharing upbeat music that highlights different genres. This choir sings weekly September thru mid-June. Practice occurs Thursdays, 7:15-8:30pm.
To get involved, contact Constance Leitner, Choral Director.

Sunbeams Choir
For our youngest kids, ages 4 thru 2nd grade. They meet to practice weekly during the school year on Thursdays, 6:00-6:25pm in the Sanctuary. A parent is welcome to stay for rehearsal. 
To get involved, contact Constance Leitner, Sunbeams Director

SPArKS Choir
For kids in 3rd grade thru  8th grade. They meet weekly to practice during the school year on Thursdays 6:00-6:45pm in Room 9. 

Handbells
CUMC offers a five-octave handbell choir under the direction of Jane Boley. Our talented ringers play everything from traditional church music to contemporary worship songs for the 8:15 and 11:00am worship services, and they play show tunes for special events.
Practice is Thursdays, 6:15-7:15pm. 
To get involved, contact Jane Boley, Handbell Director.

OUR MISSION

Inviting all to become disciples of Jesus Christ serving Carlisle and beyond.

OUR VISION

To reach the point where every civic and community leader, and the citizenry of Carlisle say, "Our town is a better town because CUMC is here." CUMC does this by being a place where people understand that their life is better with Jesus than without, make a connection with Him and other like-minded folk who worship together and grow in their faith and walk of discipleship in order to be equipped and inspired for acts of service for others in the community, thereby making Carlisle a better place. That is how CUMC can make Carlisle the best it can be - by making and empowering disciples of Jesus Christ.

CUMC understands a disciple of Jesus Christ to be a person who is committed to following Jesus in their heads; is continually being changed by Jesus in their hearts; and is committed to living out the mission of Jesus with their hands. Being a disciple is a process that never ends.

A UNited methodist congregation

We are a United Methodist congregation and are deeply rooted in that theology, structure, and practices. The United Methodist Church is a global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world. To find out more about United Methodism, visit www.umc.org

Our heritage

As we were becoming one church in Spring 2013, nine videos were created to share the history and heritage of our three congregations. View these videos and read about our heritage here...