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 ages 18+. We come together for making friends, making a difference in our community and deepening our faith. Register your kids for childcare when you sign up for a class, group, or study.
sunday school offerings
An older adults class focusing on a variety of scriptural topics that create space to learn about and experience the presence of God. Led by Rev. Iva O'Brien and Charles Reynolds. For more info, contact Pastor Iva, or Charles,
To join or for more info, click here.
9:30-10:30am, A3 (or Zoom)
Begins September 10. Adults gather for discussion sharing old and new perspectives, listening to each other and meeting with contemporary scholars (via video) to help us grow in our love and faith in God. Led by Nancy Schoeps. To join or for more info, click here.
9:30-10:30am, A6 (or Zoom)
Begins September 17. This fall the class will be using a four session video-based study on prayer by Max Lucado. Led by Ron Chipriano. To join or for more info, click here.
11:00am-12:00pm, A2 (or Zoom)
Continuing a 3-year study of the books and documents that were not included in the Old or New Testaments. This fall the focus will be on the Gnostic writings attributed to the followers of Jesus found concealed in an earthenware jar buried in the Egyptian desert. Led by Greg Williams. To join or for more info, click here.
rhythms of grace
Rhythms of Grace are 1-4 week experiences sprinkled throughout the fall that will offer you space for God in the midst of your busy life. Here is the current schedule.
Sacred Tangles: An Art-based Contemplative Prayer Practice
Tuesday, September 26 and/or Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:00pm at CUMC
Designed for older children through adults using a very simple process for creating a work of art while experiencing relaxation and prayerful meditation. No art experience or talent is required! Led by Rev. Gary Shockley. You can register for one or both of these sessions. Materials will be provided. Please indicate your need for childcare when registering.
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Faith that Works: Mini Bible Study
Tuesdays, October 17, 24 and 31, 6:30-8:00pm at CUMC
How is faith supposed to work? Fortunately for us, the book of James gives us guidance as we seek to live a practical Christian faith that works in our everyday lives. The workbook: James: Faith that Works by Andrew and Phyllis LePeau is required and can be purchased through Amazon.com. Led by Rev. Jim VanZandt. Please indicate your need for childcare when registering.
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Experiencing the Daily Examen: Learning to See Your Life More Clearly with God
Wednesdays, November 8 and 15, 6:00-8:30pm at CUMC
Join Pastor Jake for a two-week exploration into an ancient prayer practice that will help you see your life more clearly, make better decisions, increase your awareness of God's activity, and invest yourself in things that increase your love of God. Pastor Jake will share from his own practice of the Examen and share tools to help us experience and experiment with this powerful prayer style.
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Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-8:00pm at CUMC
Centering prayer is a spiritual discipline that seeks to reduce the obstacles caused by hyperactivity in our minds and lives. As we let go of these obstacles, we become more attuned to God's presence within us - the God who is closer than our breathing, thinking and choosing. It is a way of saying to God, "Here I am!" Led by Rev. Dr. Russell Hart. Please indicate your need for childcare when registering.
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fall 2023 classes/groups
Men's Thursday Morning Breakfast & Study Group
Thursdays, breakfast at Faye's Diner at 7:30am, Study conversation at 8:45am at CUMC
Enjoy breakfast at Fay's Diner in Carlisle at 7:30am (optional), followed by study conversation with the larger group at CUMC at 8:45am in A2. Reading and discussing: "The unfolding Drama of the Bible," by Bernard W. Anderson in September, and "Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus," by Lois Tverberg in October/November.
Sign up here (coming soon)
on demand classes
Spiritual Growth Classes
Michelle A. Williams is a member of Carlisle UMC and teaches and attends spiritual growth classes regularly through Bosler Memorial Library.
Brace for Impact: Prayer Journaling During Trying Times. More info here.
Creative Writing for Spiritual Growth. More info here.
United Methodist Women
UMW is a community of women. Our purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. For more info, contact Sandi Price, , UMW President.