Mission Opportunities


Youth Mission Trip 2017
Birmingham Alabama - June 17-25

This year 15 CUMC youth and 3 adult leaders will travel to Birmingham, Alabama to participate in a YouthWorks mission experience. 

Many people know Birmingham for its history as a city central to the early civil rights movement. While the city was built in the decades after the abolition of slavery, racial divides and disparity have always been part of life here, which is part of the dynamic that made Birmingham a significant city in the Civil Rights Movement. Today Birmingham has become known as a progressive center for medical research, banking, music, technology, art, engineering and higher education. However, the city is also working to find creative solutions to serve and support a large number of residents who struggle with poverty and homelessness.

YouthWorks’ participants will serve the community through children’s programs, housing programs and outreach to the elderly and homeless. In the evenings there will be opportunities to visit The Vulcan statue, tour historic civil rights sites and spend time with neighbors and new friends at a community cookout. The city of Birmingham is a great place for teenagers to interact with, learn about, and serve a unique group of people directly affected by a history that has influenced the whole country.



What's New

Come worship with us!

Palm Sunday – March 25, 9:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday – March 29, 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae service with Communion

Easter Sunday – April 1:

8:30 a.m. Traditional with Choir Cantata

10:00 a.m. Contemporary with Praise Band

1:00 p.m. African (in Swahili)

The power of Easter comes through the events of the last week of Jesus's life - and we invite you to experience that journey with us at CUMC. To begin, join us on March 25 at 9:30 a.m. for Palm Sunday worship! We will have a palm parade and celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem, even as we prepare ourselves to walk with him during Holy Week.

Children, join us on Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (between worship services) for an Easter egg hunt! Bring your egg-hunting skills and a basket to collect your eggs in.

This Lenten season we are reading The Last Week by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, an in-depth look at the Gospel of Mark’s account of the week leading up to Easter. Sermons in Lent will also follow the readings.

Did you know that CUMC has a vital African ministry?