At CUMC, we believe the goal of a Christian is to become and GROW as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We believe a disciple of Jesus is one who is committed to following Jesus; is continually being changed by Jesus; and is committed to the mission of Jesus. Becoming a disciple is a lifelong process that can be compared to a journey on a path - Pathway to Discipleship - leading to a deeper relationship with God.
Adults at CUMC cover those from ages 18-99+. We come together for making friends, making a difference in our community and deepening our faith. CUMC offers childcare, infant thru 5th grade, for adults attending classes on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. Register your kids when you sign up for a class, group, or study.
sunday school offerings
To join on a Sunday morning via Zoom, click this link (you will then be directed to separate break-out rooms for each Sunday School class)
The Kindred Spirits class meets year-round and uses the lectionary based "Adult Bible Study" curriculum published by Cokesbury. This lecture-based class opens with singing one or two hymns. All are welcome. For more info, contact Pastor Iva, or Charles,
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9:30-10:30am, A3 (or Zoom)
Uses books that will engage the participants and challenge them to new ways of thinking. Starting Sept. 12, they will be reading, "The Walk," by Adam Hamilton which focuses on 5 essential spiritual practices. Classes include hymn singing, study, and discussion. Led by Nancy Schoeps. To join or for more info, click here.
9:30-10:30am, A6 (or Zoom)
Studying, "The Walk," by Adam Hamilton. Focuses on 5 essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus' own walk with God. Each of these practices is intended as part of our daily walk with Christ while also being a part of growing together in the church. Led by Ron Chipriano. To join or for more info, click here.
11:00am-12:00pm, A2 (or Zoom)
A combination of lecture and discussion using curriculum designed by the class leader, Greg Williams. Meets year-round. Continuing their study of the Life of Paul through January 2022. No books or homework required. Led by Greg Williams.
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John Wesley for the 21st Century - Tuesdays, September 7-December 7, 6:30pm, A2 (or Zoom)
Explore the basic beliefs of John Wesley's early Methodist movement and learn how those foundational beliefs allow CUMC to Live Like Jesus in the 21st century. Books available on Amazon for $12.09. Childcare available. Led by Sharon Edwards. Class is presented on belief of Believers in Action. Sign up here.
Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) - Sundays, September 12-November 14, 5pm, A2
LIFT will be reading, "James - The Steadfast Life." Walk through the book of James and look at what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our everyday lives. Book is required, available from The Daily Grace Co. for $20. Childcare available. Led by Erin Burd. Sign up here.
Mindful Women - Second Monday of each month: beginning September 13, 1 or 6pm, A4 (or Zoom)
Meets for quarterly dinner and on alternate months in small groups for Bible and Faith-based study. Reading and discussing, "Walking in the Dust of the Rabbi," by Lois Tverberg. Book is not required for this DVD based version of the study. Led by Christina Benson, Sue Baxter, and Sue Barnes. Sign up here.
Transitions - Every other Sunday, September 19-November 28, 6pm, A3 (or Zoom)
Studying, "The Call," by Adam Hamilton. Hamilton follows the journeys of Paul in this DVD study about Christianity's greatest teacher and missionary. Childcare available. Led by Vicki Morley and Roger Woods. Sign up here.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality - Tuesdays, September 21-November 16, 6pm, A1 (or Zoom)
Based on Pete Scazarro's book. Explore the top 10 symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality and core biblical practices to help us experience lasting, beneath-the-surface growth in Christ. Book and workbook required ($30). Childcare available. Led by Pastor Jake Waybright. Sign up here.
Women of the Word (WoW) - Every other Thursday, September 23-December 16, 1pm, A4 (or Zoom)
Studying, "1 Corinthians, The Challenges of Life Together," by Paul Stevens and Dan Williams. Book is available on Amazon for $8.39. Led by Christina Benson and Sue Baxter. Sign up here.
Explore CUMC - Sundays, October 3-November 21, 12:30pm, A3 (or Zoom)
For those interested in becoming members of Carlisle UMC, this seven session course covers who we are, the four pillars and how you will use your spiritual gifts to Live Like Jesus. Led by Chuck Steel with guest speakers each week. No book required. Sign up here.
Making Sense of the Bible - Sundays, October 3-November 7, 5:30pm, Chapel
Have you ever had trouble making sense of the Bible? It's a collection of 66 individual books split into Two Testaments. No wonder it's a little daunting! In just six weeks we can find a way to make sense of the Bible. We'll be using Adam Hamilton's study series by the same name. Book not required. Childcare available. Led by Pastor Jim VanZandt. Sign up here.
continuing life groups
Thursday Men's Breakfast - Thursdays, meet at Fay's for breakfast at 7:30am; followed by discussion at the church at 8:45am in A3
This fall the Thursday Men's Breakfast group will be reconnecting with each other through a series of "Get to know you" talks led by group members. Each week a different member will share their faith story and interests with the group. Led by Rich Charette. Sign up here.
Walking with Jesus - Every other Saturday, 6pm, Zoom
Journeying together to deepen our relationship with Jesus as individuals and a church community through theological discussions of works by various authors. We focus on growing our understanding of God's Word, learning anew what it means to be a disciple, and exploring our roles conforming to the image of Christ. Led by Kevin and Julie Guistwite. Sign up here.
Spiritual Growth Class: Brace for Impact: Prayer Journaling During Trying Times
More info here.