Finding Your Purpose: Listening to Your Heart

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane… And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.”  – Matthew 26: 36-46   Jesus’ prayer life was described most […]

Finding Your Mystic: Listening Beyond the Voices

Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature. Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don’t think of yourself more […]

Good Friday Musical Worship

CUMC MUSIC MINISTRY presents “The Day He Wore My Crown” arranged by  David Clydesdale, featuring the CUMC Chancel Choir with orchestra, Dr. James Calhoun, conducting with Jeff Ball, narrator; Good Friday, March 30, 2018; 7:00 p.m. This 45 minute cantata will leave you speechless and spell-bound. You will be moved by lyrics that take every heart on […]

Easter Celebration Services

Looking for Hope? Find it in Easter! When the women approached Jesus’ tomb early that morning, they were wondering who would roll away the large stone for them. Instead, an angel sitting within the tomb greeted them. They were understandably confused and alarmed! Can you imagine feeling the immense raw grief of losing your leader, […]

Toy Collection for Adoptees

IT IS TIME TO COLLECT NEW TOYS, BOOKS ETC. FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE BEING ADOPTED. We work with ORANGE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES each year and give children at their signing ceremony something to have for their very own.  We are the only group who does this donation so it is very much appreciated. Our date […]

Easter Flowers

Donate Easter flowers to enhance our Easter Services. Make a donation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a loved one(s). $15 each. These names will be acknowledged in our Easter Worship Guide. You may order in the church office or by using this form and placing your donation in the church offering or by […]

Finding Your Power: Listening for Healing

Because she had heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his clothes. She was thinking, If I can just touch his clothes, I’ll be healed.       – Mark 5: 24-34 Prayer as a spiritual practice may come easily for you and maybe it doesn’t. Even the most devout among […]

Easter Egg Hunt and All-church BBQ

Palm Sunday, March 25 Please join us @ 11:00 AM for our annual Easter egg hunt. We meet on the playground immediately after worship.  Following the egg hunt will be a barbecue picnic lunch with a freewill donation.  Bring your baskets for gathering up the eggs and a blanket or chairs for the picnic lunch. […]

Finding a Word: Listening to the Texts

Wisdom shouts in the street; in the public square she raises her voice. Above the noisy crowd, she calls out. At the entrances of the city gates, she has her say: “How long will you clueless people love your naïveté, mockers hold their mocking dear, and fools hate knowledge? You should respond when I correct […]

Finding Your Breath: Listening to our Bodies

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. – Romans 8: 26-30; 38-39 Our sacred texts connect the breath of God with our own aliveness–God blew breath into us at creation and we continue to […]