Nine years ago we embarked in faith on a journey of mission and ministry together, and committed to living like Jesus. We have prayed, dreamed and given generously. God has been faithful in hearing every prayer and taking every offering to bring us to this place.
We saw excitement and tears in many eyes as God's vision became our mission as our new 61,000 square foot church building rose on South Spring Garden Street. God has blessed us incredibly as we built.
"Moving in Faith" is the theme of our second campaign led by Debbie & Rick Washinger. We will be:
- moving locations and into a new community with opportunities for ministry indoors and outdoors and in a new area of town.
- moving in ministry, building upon our current ministry offerings and expanding them to meet new needs, serve new people, and raise up new disciples of Jesus.
- moving in faith, as we complete a successful first capital campaign and seek to pay off the remaining $6.9 million owed on our new church building.
schedule & events
March 15 (Postponed) - Campaign begins in worship & devotional begins.
Sign up to receive the Moving in Faith 21-Day Devotional here.
March 22 (Postponed) - Sneak Peek Event, 1-4pm at Spring Garden Campus.
Guided tours of the new church (30 mins), self-guided additional stops, write prayers on Worship Center floor, rock painting for kids and snacks.
Sign up for your tour time here. Each tour limited to 25 people. 3:30pm tour slower pace for those with limited mobility.
March 29 (Postponed) - Ministry Celebration Sunday in Worship.
Come celebrate our current ministries, hear dreams of our future, and enjoy special snacks after worship.
April 5 - Palm Sunday & Commitment Sunday
Bring your Commitment Cards to worship (commitment card). If you can't be in worship this day, please return it to the Church Office ahead of time.
April 12 - Easter Sunday & First Fruits Offering.
As we celebrate Christ is Risen we bring our first fruits offering for "Moving in Faith" into worship this day.
April 26 - Announcement Sunday of gifts pledged & received.
Debbie & Rick Washinger share the results of how God has worked through our church and together the commitments we are making for "Moving in Faith."
Pastor Jim & Pastor Mira kick off the campaign with a video sharing CUMC's history and their excitement for Moving in Faith. Video coming soon.
Devotional Book - CUMC members and friends share 21 devotions about God's moving in their lives and excitement for our new church. Devotional begins March 15 - April 4. Available in daily emails or hardcopy; sign up HERE for a devotional.
Detailed Brochure - shares the history of God's leading in and through this project; vision for the future; the needing funding; and FAQs. PDF version available March 13.
Creative Strategies - contains many ideas about giving - from reducing times you eat out to using RMDs as part of your commitment to Moving in Faith's commitment to CUMC. PDF version available March 27.
Commitment Card - the culmination of 21 days of prayer, learning about the mission and vision of CUMC in our new church home, and listening to God speaking to your heart. Downloaded and sent electronically to Pastor Jim or Pastor Mira for confidentiality or mail to the Church Office. Bring to worship on Palm Sunday/April 5. PDF version available March 27.
Debbie & Rick Washinger, Moving in Faith chairs, give an overview to the campaign and share their personal project above and beyond their Moving in Faith commitment. Video available March 13.
Kids' Money Bridge, hear how the kids are building a bridge between our current church and new church (almost exactly 1 mile apart) and how you can help contribute. Video available March 20.
Sneak Peek was a great time inside our new church! Watch a recap of all that happened on the tours, with prayers & rocks, planting new trees, and all ages enjoying snacks together. Video available March 27.
Courtney Svirbly has been part of our building team and shares how this new church will make a difference in the life of her family. Video available April 3.
Thank you! Pastor Jim & Pastor Mira share an update on the progress of our campaign. Video available April 8.
where can i find...
- Building Blog with the latest updates on construction.
- FAQs on the Campaign here.
- Prayer Card here or at Info Central
- First Fruits Giving Envelope available at Info Central, Church Office or Pew Racks
- Capital Campaign Giving Envelopes in monthly mailed giving envelopes, Info Central or Church Office
- How much I pledged/gave to Capital Campaign 1 - email David Price, or Pastor Mira,
- How do I give a one-time gift to the Campaign? Give a One-Time Gift HERE