The primary objective of the CONNECT pillar is to keep us connected to each other, connected to God's wider church, connected to our community, and above all, connected to God.

believers in action (bia)

Carlisle UMC Believers in Action affirm that all people are made in the image of God and have equal value in God's eyes. Read more here...

center for spiritual formation

Since 1994, the Center for Spiritual Formation has been a resource for persons who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, read more...

food hospitality

If you enjoy cooking or have a gift for food hospitality, there are numerous areas where your skills can be utilized. Contact Jan Chipriano, , Coordinator of Hospitality and Special Events.


Knit-Wits meet every Thursday, 10am-Noon in Room A1. A group of gals who like to knit, crochet and/or cross stitch. At Christmas time, we, as a group, donate socks to Carlisle CARES. Over the years we have donated over 500 pairs. Anyone who is interested in joining us (beginners are especially welcome), please contact Mary Seaton,  for questions or additional information.

LAMs  (limited activity members)

These members of our church family have difficulty getting to church for worship or other special events, yet they remain an important part to us. Our LAMs may live at home or in a care facility. We believe in including them as much as possible in the church life by visiting, delivering bulletins/newsletters, altar flowers, communion and more. CUMC has shepherds (men and women who have volunteers to care for particular LAMs). The shepherds visit their LAMs at least once per month, bringing church news and providing spiritual support. We also have volunteers who serve Home Communion, and others who deliver altar flowers to LAMs. If you would like to enrich the life of a LAM, contact Joanne Reynolds, to get involved.


A member-building tool, linking CUMC members looking for specific businesses or services with other members providing that particular business and/or service. Read more...

north of 60

A group for those 60 years of age and older. We meet the first Wednesday of the month in the afternoon. We are always looking for suggestions for future gatherings. Give your suggestions to Debbie Snouffer, . For all ladies & gents! Let's gather and have some fun! Look for updates in the bulletin and Midweek Minute.

pastoral care

The pastoral care ministries at CUMC provide spiritual support to people and their families in difficult times such as hospitalization, terminal illness, and grief. If you or someone you know needs a hospital or crisis visit, call our Church Office at 717.249.1512 or leave a voicemail for our pastors.

prayer teams

Prayer is a vital part of our life together. Our vows of membership include promising to pray for the church and for one another. Prayer lifts up, encourages, strengthens, and comforts. Above all, prayer works! 

  • Bridges Prayer Team - meets Wednesdays, 11am-Noon, in Room A3 or via Zoom The Bridges Prayer Team prays for the activities, staff, volunteers, pillars, opportunities and needs of CUMC. To get involved, contact Charles L. Reynolds,  or Sharon Edwards,  
  • Care & Concerns - an ongoing team that is email and phone based prayer groups. This team responds to prayer requests for persons and situations received through the CUMC Prayer Chain. To join, email or call the Church Office at 717.249.1512.
  • POETS (Peace on Earth Team) - a team that is email and phone based. POETs pray for the Peace of Christ to dwell and grow in all peoples, communities, situations and nations. To get involved, contact Charles Reynolds, .
  • Knitted in Love Prayer Shawl Ministry - Meets the third Friday of the month (September-May), 1-2:30pm in the Chapel. This group combines compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting with a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice to reach out to those in need of comfort and solace. The group is open to everyone, and you do not need to be a church member to join. If you are interested in joining this caring ministry, contact Lois Weibley at

rehab visitors

CUMC has a team that connects with congregation members and friends who spend time in a local rehabilitation center or receives extended rehab at home. If you are interested in assisting the pastors in this caring ministry, please contact Pastor Mira,  or to learn more.

resources for aging adults

A free resource that provides information on topics like financial support and care options that are available in Carlisle. Below are links to a comprehensive database of senior living communities which also include thoughtful and honest reviews from residents in Carlisle.

sports teams

CUMC is a large church and we get to know each other through interactions in and beyond worship. For some of us, playing together in adult sports is another way to meet each other and new people. Read more...

support groups

CUMC believes in the power of grace and transformation and that God helps us when we are at our lowest points. We provide space for many 12 step programs to meet. Read more...

walking club

Our location affords us the opportunity to do more things outside as a church and walking the grounds and venturing out into the community from there is just one of them. Research has shown that walking at a lively pace at least 150 minutes a week can help you think better, feel better, and sleep better. We chat and pray along our way as we strive to LIVE LIKE JESUS with each step that we take. Walking once a week. Interested? Contact Kerm Leitner,  or 717.386.2066.