Adult Faith Formation

Learning and growing in faith is not for children and youth only! Spiritual maturity is a lifelong endeavor. As we grow in understanding of our faith, our relationship with God deepens. We are more able to experience God’s promises of peace, hope and wholeness. We hear more clearly God’s call for our lives, and we receive God’s guidance for the journey. Scripture reveals levels of meaning, sparks new ideas, and takes on new relevance in our lives. Here are some of the adult faith formation groups available at CUMC: 

Christian Meditation

CUMC’s meditation group meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Meditation is a time to quiet our minds and go beyond words, thoughts and images into the presence of God and the indwelling Spirit. While it is often associated with eastern spiritual practices such as Buddhism, meditation is also deeply rooted in Christian tradition. Whether you have practiced meditation or are exploring for the first time, all are welcome.

Find out more hereFor questions contact the church office or Corey Houchins-Witt at corey.houchins.witt@gmail.com.

Adult Faith Formation
Sunday mornings, 8:15 am

This group discusses the Bible and theology and how they relate to our everyday lives. No previous knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and you can join in at any time. Presently we are using the study Believe by Randy Frazee.

For questions contact Karen at office@coralvilleumc.org.

Adult Bible Study
Sunday mornings, 8:30 am

This is a small group Bible study that also incorporates books on Christian study and practice. Books are chosen and read over a period of weeks, but it is possible to join in at any time. No previous knowledge of the Bible is necessary. All are welcome.

For questions contact Karen at office@coralvilleumc.org.

Prayer for Parents

The first Sunday of each month, directly following worship (10:45-11:10 am) we will meet in the Youth Room to reflect on the devotional, Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas.Then we will have a time of prayer with an opportunity to share joys and concerns with the parents present. 

Contact Jennifer Filter with questions at jennifer.filter@coralvilleumc.org

Occasional and Online Study and Reflection

Often we will have a study or devotion for a limited period of time. Participants can then join in, read and comment when their busy schedules allow. Topics vary. Like our Facebook page and watch the news feed for more information.

 

What's New

On Sunday, December 11, CUMC is once again offering a soup supper in conjunction with Coralville's Annual Aisle of Lights.


Here are some of the ongoing activities available at CUMC.

Kids.Connect is available for all children, preschool-6th grade.  Children begin in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. to worship with their families. They will listen to the weekly Kids.Connect message, and then be dismissed to their classroom around 9:45. Parents will have time for a quick cup of coffee or treat after worship before collecting children from their classroom at 10:45 a.m.

We believe children should be seen AND heard.  We welcome children of all ages in worship on Sunday mornings!

SPLAT! Youth Group meets weekly on Sundays immediately following worship. Join us for a time of learning, serving, sharing, and fun!  All youth, grades 7 – 12, are invited to take part.

Coffee and Conversation, a Grief/Care Giver Support Group meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:30 am.

Choirs rehearse weekly every Tuesday evening. Under the direction of Jared Shulse, Bell choir meets at 5:45 pm and Celebration at 7:00 pm.  New voices and/or ringers are always welcome, so feel free to join the choirs as they prepare to “make a joyful noise.”

Brew Crew Fellowship after worship every Sunday in the Community Room.  Come share a hot beverage, a sweet treat, and a story or two with friends, old and new.


Our building is open and all are welcome to attend worship in-person at Coralville UMC! Our worship is on Sunday mornings at 9:30.  To all who are joining us for the first time, welcome!

We will continue streaming live from Facebook on Sunday mornings at 9:30 as well. All are welcome! You can find our Facebook page by clicking the icon at the top of this website. Or, you can find it here: Facebook CoralvilleUMC

Regarding our mask guidance, in keeping with the City of Coralville and Iowa City Community School District, we will follow the new CDC guidelines at our church. Please take good care of yourselves and be loving and respectful toward one another, understanding that our personal health and personal levels of comfort will differ.

We are reserving the group of pews on the far right of the sanctuary as you are facing the altar for those who choose to be especially cautious about masking. 

 


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