Adults

Discipleship is a shared life and a personal journey that forms us into a Jesus-shaped life of love. A Jesus-shaped life of love involves four rhythms of life: Worship - centering our lives in God; Grow - pursuing growth and transformation; Serve - sharing the love of Christ and Connect - building beloved community. This winter and spring's Adult Grow offerings will help adults discover rhythms, resources, and community experiences that will support a Jesus-shaped life of love. 

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

Kindred Spirits

9:15-10:15am, Chapel

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.

new beginnings

9:30-10:30am, A2 (or Zoom)

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.

faith journey

9:30-10:30am, A6 (or Zoom)

Led by Ron Chipriano. To join or for more info, click here.

pathways

11:00am-12:00pm, A2 (or Zoom)

Led by Greg Williams. To join or for more info, click here.

"Still Stace" (book discussion)
Tuesdays, June 18, 25 & July 9, 7-8pm at CUMC
An illustrated memoir written on the 7-9th grade level by author Stacey Chomaik who shares her personal journey from being a teen who tries to pray the gay away to becoming happily married with 2 kids. She highlights her struggles with people in her life who tried to tell her a relationship with Jesus and being gay are not compatible. 
Stacey currently lives in Canada with her wife and children and is an advocate for LGBTQ people who want to find a church home where they will be welcomed, embraced and affirmed as beloved children of God and the community of faith.
As a bonus, the author will join us by Zoom for the last session. This group is led by our Welcoming Coordinator and Chaplain, Andrea Katz who said when she first read the book, "Wow! That's how I felt!" The book is required for the group with some copies available at no cost. Contact Andrea if you have questions,
Sign up here.

The Enneagram: He, You, Me
Thursdays, June 20 & 27, 6-7:30pm at CUMC
This class is for singles and couple who would like to relate better with their spouse, significant other or family members. In this class you will learn about the nine styles of the Enneagram as well as relating your style with another. The Enneagram helps us in self-awareness and personal development, but it is ideally about how it helps us in relational awareness and development. Led by James & Stephanie Baity.
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It's Easy to be Happy When...
Mondays, July 8-22, 6:30-8pm at CUMC
It's easy to be happy when things go well, but what would it be like to have a sense of joy that continues in every circumstance of life? Let's find out together in this three-week class as we look at the Apostle Paul's letter to the Philippians. The book, "Philippians: Jesus Our Joy," by Donald Baker is required for participation and is available on Amazon. Led by Pastor Jim VanZandt.
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Count It All Joy Stitch-A-Long
Tuesdays, July 9-23, 6-7:30pm at CUMC
Join us for the first CUMC Stitch-A-Long! We will join together to meditate on what it means to "count it all joy" through the art of stitching. This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. This will be a time of learning, fellowship, prayer, and fun. Easy-to-follow instructional videos will be shared on YouTube so you can keep up or catch up between meetings.
We will follow a 6" design using basic stitches such as: back stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, and french knots. Don't worry if you've never heard of these stitches, we will walk through them together.
Supply cost is $10 for hoop, fabric, needle and DMC floss.
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An Exploration of the Myths of the Bible
Thursdays, July 18 & 25, 6-7pm at CUMC
We will explore some of the beliefs, assumptions and mistranslations in many modern English language bibles that don't accurately match the Hebrew or Greek original writings. Is the translation you're reading accurate to the Bible's original words? Have certain words or meanings been mistranslated or even changed to suit someone else's purpose? Join Michelle Williams as she leads us in this exploration based on the book, Myths of the Bible, by William J. Morford available on Amazon.
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The Love Letters of John: A Study of The Three Epistles Attributed to John
Mondays, July 29 & August 5, 6:30-8pm at CUMC
If I Corinthians 13 is considered the love chapter of the Bible, then perhaps we can call the three small letters of John the love letters of the New Testament. In this two-session study, we will compare these beautiful writings and discover their meanings in our lives. Led by Rev. Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Terry - retired pastor and chaplain.
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What are the Kids Doing?
Wednesday, August 14, 6:30-8pm at CUMC
For many of us, once our kids are out of the nest, Kids and Student Ministry become part of our past; sometimes part of our "distant" past. This one evening class will be intergenerational in nature and will give older adults the opportunity to learn about CUMC's Kids and Student Ministry. We will explore what happens on a Sunday morning in that wing of our building. What is Kids Church? How do our young people learn about Jesus and how to live like Him? Are there small groups? Understanding what our kids are learning will help us to connect better with them Led by Carol Lemon and Sharon Edwards. For info, contact Sharon at
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Disciple 1 - Fast Track
Dates/Times to be Announced
Led by Roger Woods & Vicki Morley.
Sign up here (coming soon).

Women in Faith: Women's Life Group
First Monday of each month, 2:30pm at CUMC
Created for women of all ages and stages of life who seek a deeper relationship with God and other women. This monthly fellowship and study group will use the resource, "Life Lessons from Luke," by Max Lucado available on Amazon.com in paperback. Led by Vicki Morley, Adult Grow Leader.
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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 the Chapel. Led by Rich Charette. For more information, contact Rich at

 


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.