How to Join

We believe that Christians are made, not born. There we take it as our responsibility to take the initiative in making Christians and initiating new people into our congregation. We want to prevent you from associating the term "membership" with paying dues, meaningless rituals, silly rules and having your name on some dusty roll. We want you to find a place where you can experience God, express yourself, and exercise your God-given gifts.

At CUMC we are not so much interested in church membership as we are in your personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Church is the God-ordained means through which this is normally carried. Church membership does carry a special importance:

  • Biblically: Christ was and is committed to the Church (Ephesians 5:25)
  • Culturally: The Church is the only true superpower on earth. It is the antidote to our society.
  • Practically: It defines who can be counted on.
  • Personally: It is evidence of faith and commitment. It produces spiritual growth.

PIZZA with the pastors

If you are new to CUMC and want to meet the Pastors in a relaxed setting, come join the Pastors at our church for informal conversation and refreshments. Held seasonally. Please check with Kathy Charette at 717.249.1512 or for the next opportunity.

new members class: explore cumc

We offer an Explore CUMC class for new members each spring and fall. You will learn about CUMC and what membership means, and get to know our pastors and other members of the church. Please check with Kathy Charette at 717.249.1512 or for the next opportunity.

i want to know more...

If you would like to know more about joining CUMC, please speak to one of our pastors; members of our staff; or our Welcoming Coordinator, Kathy Charette. We will be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.