Past Sermons

Worship online live with CUMC Sundays at 8 & 9:45 and after on our YouTube Channel: Youtube.com/CarlisleUnitedMethodistChurch

Rise Above

Sundays: April 21, 28, & May 5, 2024

Rise Above: 3 choices that help us to rise above our circumstances. The themes are around contentment, letting go of regret, and forgiveness.

Jesus is _____: A study of Jesus in the Gospel of John

Sundays: February 18 - March 31, 2024

Who is Jesus? This enduring question is one that people ask all the time. The gospel of John gives a unique perspective on the identity of Jesus by giving us compelling and memorable images that point to the truth of who He is for us all. 

Hope

Sundays: January 7-February 4, 2024

How do we find hope, live in hope, and give hope away? We all need hope, but sometimes it can feel hard to find. Let's start 2024 with a dose of hope. We will discover the wisdom that the Bible has to share about hope.

Prepare the Way

Sundays: December 3-24, 2023

For 2000 years, people have turned to the story and message of John the Baptist to understand how to prepare their hearts to receive Jesus. We turn once again to listen to his message and learn from his life so that Christ may be born in our hearts and lives again this Christmas.

The Journey

Sundays: October 29 - November 26, 2023

Our church vision is that we are a community of people who strive to Live Like Jesus. What does living like Jesus look like? It is a lifelong journey in which we become more and more like Jesus. We will explore the 4 rhythms of life that help us Live Like Jesus: Worship - Grow - Connect - and Serve.

Forward: Imagine All God Can Do

Sundays: September 24 - October 22, 2023

"Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine." - Ephesians 3:20

Our first 10 years as a congregation have been filled with God moments. As we celebrate all that God has done, we look forward to all that God can do. Imagine the people who will find a life-giving journey with Jesus, IN community and FOR our community in this place and sent out to Live Like Jesus wherever they go. It's time to dream about all that God will do in the next 10 years.

All Are Called

Sundays: August 27 - September 17, 2023

God's purpose for your life may look different from someone else's - and sometimes we don't respond as faithfully to our God-given purpose as God (or even we) might prefer. Yet, God's call on our lives remains.  By looking at the story of David - who may have started out faithfully answering God's call but also found himself wrestling deeply with his own sin, his misuse of power, and the pain he inflicted upon others - this series reminds us of what our God-given purpose is, and challenges us in how we might truly live into it.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Sundays: July 16 - August 20

God's creation can be a source of awe, wonder, and lessons on faith. Jesus taught by inviting us to consider the birds and seeds and flowers and the psalms tells us that the heavens declare the glory of God. The book of scripture and book of creation both point to their creator. This summer we will take time to consider God's good creation and the lessons for faith and life we find as we consider God's creation and God's creatures!

Living Faith

Sundays: June 11-July 2

Faith is more than just a set of beliefs or a feeling. It changes our lives and moves us to faithfully love God and our neighbors. This is one of the core messages of James, brother of Jesus, in his letter that we have in the New Testament. In June we will think about a faith that makes a difference and the 3 Simple Rules (Do No Harm, Do Good, and Stay in Love with God) of the Methodist Movement that help us have a living faith. Based on a series from Greater NJ Conference UMC.

Joy: Practices that Cultivate a Life of Abiding Joy

Sundays: April 19 - May 21

How do we cultivate a life of inner joy that isn't dependent on external circumstances and the next big experience, but abides in the ups and downs of everyday life? Together we will explore practices from "The Book of Joy" that cultivate resilient and abiding joy.

Luke: Jesus among the lowly and outsiders

Sundays: February 26 - April 2, 2023

Jesus spent much of his life among the lowly and outsiders. The gospel account of Luke highlights this more clearly than any of the other gospels. It is a joyful invitation to know and love Jesus who loved all people, and to follow his lowly way as we Live Like Jesus.

Speaking of God

Sundays: February 5-19, 2023

God is always at work in our lives and the lives of others, but God depends on us to tell God's story and make God's loving kindness visible. Learning to speak of God's work in our life increases our faith and lifts the faith of others.

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