The Scriptures are full of women who take leading roles in God's story with courage, wisdom, and strength. Jesus was radical in his inclusion of women in the early Jesus movement, even if the church has not always followed the same path. This year as we remember the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage and a new Wonder Woman movie is set to be released, let's take some time to remember some of the wonder women of the Bible and find in their stories inspiration to live with courage, wisdom and strength as we live out our part of God's story.
Words have power. The Bible notes that, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." With our words we insult, or encourage, we curse or we bless. With them we build trust or tear it down. Our words have the power to strengthen relationships or to destroy them. Join us as we reflect on the power of our words and learn principles to use them as tools for life!
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October 11 - Words that Build October 18 - Words with Friends and Family October 25 - God's Word to Us
October 4, 2020 The first Sunday in October is a day in which we remember that Jesus builds bridges as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. Jesus built a bridge between us and God, and Jesus builds bridges between groups of people previously separate. Paul says that Jesus tore down the walls that divide us. We will share about the symbolism of our new baptismal font and consider what it means to be apprentices of the one who breaks down walls and builds bridges.
September 27, 2020 When there is much in our world that seems overwhelming and out of our control, it's good to remember habits that give us a sense of grounding, focus, perspective and even joy. One of the most basic habits of faith is gratitude. Gratitude is more than a nice idea, it is a simple habit and posture for which God has wired us and that brings joy even in the midst of adversity.
August 23-September 20, 2020 Moving in Faith to our new building is an act of hope for the future. We believe in a future with hope, in God's provision, in the community impact God is calling us to, in God's power to change lives, and in the welcoming embrace of God in Jesus Christ for all people!
August 2-16, 2020 In the midst of all that is going on it is easy to become disconnected from God, from others, and from ourselves. Our routines have changed, our connections are different, and it is hard to find our footing. Download a sermon series graphic for your phone lock screen here. The graphic includes the breath prayers for you to pray daily.
July 5, 2020 Today we celebrate CUMC's 7th anniversary! The topic of "Transitions" as we remember our past, celebrate welcoming a new Lead Pastor at CUMC, and look to the future of moving into our new church building.
May 17 - June 21, 2020 A series of messages designed to find encouragement from the people of God who walked in their "wilderness experiences" as we now walk through ours in these days between what was and what is not yet. Through it all, the presence of God does not waver, and neither should we.
April 19 - May 3, 2020 The recent coronavirus crisis has made us all realize just how small and connected our world is. Each of us has a neighbor and is a neighbor. Let's commit to being GOOD neighbors. Won't You Be My Neighbor?