Groups

Chancel Choir
The choir practices… Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm, directed by Keith Iwig. Hear our Chancel Choir during various upcoming Sunday morning worship services @ 11 am.

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Emmaus Reunion Group – Tuesdays @ 6 pm
(Visitors are Welcome)

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.” The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The “Emmaus community,” made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations. The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world. The Upper Room, a ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, sponsors the Walk to Emmaus and offers it through local Emmaus groups around the world. Although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical.

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United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men’s group is an organized unit of men whose purpose is to develop creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the ministries of the church.  This group meets at 6:30 pm on the Third Tuesday of each month.  The UMM provides a ministry that appeals to men.  It has been found that in families where the husband attends church, the majority of the family is more likely to attend that church than in families where the wife attends without the husband. The UMM provides a service to CHUMC of contacting members, checking on their welfare and if we have not seen them at church for a while, letting them know they are missed.  The UMM hosts an annual fund raising stew or chili lunch, the proceeds of which support otherwise un-budgeted church needs.  The UMM also has work days to perform needed services for CHUMC buildings and grounds including carpentry and painting.

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United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women’s group was formed as a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of church. The UMW offers ALL women opportunities for growth through programs, study and service. Our UMW members also participate in District and Conference events and an annual reading program. In addition to other mission support activities, the UMW has an annual fundraising dinner and a Christmas party the proceeds of which support mission endeavors. The UMW group of women meets at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall of the church with light refreshments and usually a speaker. All women are invited to attend.

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Greeting Card Ministry
(Tuesdays @ 10 AM)
To those who want beautiful, inexpensive greeting cards listen to this: Everyone is invited to save “ole” cards and turn them in to the church for a face lift.  Our group will redesign them, receive free envelopes from Hallmark, new card stock to glue them together, and then sell the cards for twenty five cents each. Proceeds will go towards the support of our Mission Team. All are invited to help with this worthwhile project. Purchase cards at the church (Sunday Mornings)

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