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Dear Church Family & Friends of CCUMC,

What a wonderful blessing to be in worship once again with so many at both of our Contemporary and Traditional services on Christmas Eve!

As 2019 ends and 2020 begins, I remember some of the expectation and apprehension of 1999, as we moved into the new millennium. I expect that most of us old enough remember where we were on the eve of that transition into “Y2K.” I personally remember having a watch night service at the church I was serving, and even performing an adult baptism.

As we look back at the past twenty years, our country and world have faced and experienced many challenges and changes . . . 9/11, economic expansion and

prosperity, financial collapse and the great recession, and now the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, amidst national and global political division and stress.

There are also other continued concerns and uncertainty in our United Methodist Denomination.

I expect too, that this year, and moving into another decade, brings mixed hopes, expectations, and apprehensions to many people for various reasons. Yet the good

news always remains . . . God is with us, Emmanuel! And God will continue to guide us with His light and love.

In thinking of the year ahead, “2020,” perhaps it will be a year of clearer or “perfect” vision, “20/20,” in some ways. One thing we can be sure of, as we follow the light of Jesus Christ in faith, God will lead our way into new and better possibilities still to come and unfold.

Come and join together this month as we join in praise & worship each week, connect in fellowship, grow in study & discussion, and reach out in loving service to others. .

With the love of One, in Christ,

Pastor Neil

Sermon:  “Called and Equipped in Christ’s Fellowship"
Scripture:  1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Sermon:  “Well Pleased"
Scripture:  Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:11-17
Baptism of the Lord

Sermon:  “Love . . . Gotta Have It
Scripture:  Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 13:1-3; (1 Thessalonians. 3:12-13)
Series:  Sharing in a Life-Giving Christmas
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sermon:  “Peace . . . from Above and Within
Scripture:  Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 1:57-60, 67-79
Series:  Sharing in a Life-Giving Christmas
First Sunday of Advent


Sermon:  “Shaped by the Reign” 

Scripture: Isaiah 12; 64:8; 65:17-25; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Series: Abiding in the Reign

Consecration Sunday

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost


Sermon:  “The Spirit Abides” 

Scripture: Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; Haggai 2:4c-5; Psalm 145:1-5, 10-13

Series: Abiding in the Reign

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost


Sermon:  “Choosing to Abide” 

Scripture: Ephesians 1:22-23; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10

Series: Abiding in the Reign

All Saints Sunday

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost


Sermon:  “Reformation” 

Scripture: Joel 2:23-32; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

Series: Living Faith in the Everyday

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “World Communion” 

Scripture: Luke 17:5-6 (7-10); 2 Timothy 1:1-9(10-14)

Series: Living Faith in the Everyday

World Communion Sunday

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “Receiving and Caring for Creation” 

Scripture: Genesis 2:4-9; 1 Timothy 4:1-5

Native American Ministries Sunday

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “Open Doors” 

Scripture: Luke 15:2; Acts 14:21-28

Series: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors 

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “Open Minds” 

Scripture: Luke 24:45-47; Romans 14:1-12; Romans 8:6; 12:2r

Series: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors 

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “Open Hearts” 

Scripture: Matthew 22.34-40, Romans 13.8-14

Series: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “Affirmation of Baptism” 

Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14; 4:1-6; 1 Peter 3:21-22

Series: Moving with the Holy Spirit

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “Anointing With Oil” 

Scripture: Exodus 30:23-25; James 5:14-15

Series: Moving with the Holy Spirit

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 


Sermon:  “God Is Good” 

Scripture: Psalm 100; Mark 10:17-27; 2 Peter 1:3

Series: Moving with the Holy Spirit

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost