This Sunday is Communion Sunday. If you attend the Dive-In service, the staff will hand you a prepackaged communion set that has the wafer and the juice in it. Rice crackers will be available for those who need a wheat free option. If you are attending worship at home on the livestream, please place a piece of bread/cracker and some juice on your home altar and the elements will be blessed in the service.

Starting on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00, Pastor Greg’s Bible Study will resume. We will begin a study on the Book of Acts. A zoom link will be emailed out next Tuesday. Your homework assignment is to read Acts 1. Some of the questions we will be discussing are: 

  1. What are the apostles eager for and even impatient for?
  2. How does Jesus deal with this eagerness and impatience?
  3. What is the value in waiting?
  4. What drove the apostles to prayer?
  5. How did the early church replace Judas? Is that process applicable today?
Worship & Covid Updates
  • Following the CDC, DOH, State, and insurance recommendations, the nursery will remain closed and children 8 and under are asked to remain home and safe, and children/youth 9-17 are asked to remain with their parent or guardian at all times during the worship service and anywhere in the church facility, this includes the parking lot.

  • Due to social distancing and sanitary requirements, and under the advice of the Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and insurance guidelines, we will not be hosting small groups, Bible Studies, ministries, outreach, or programming on the property of CUMC for the time being. When these guidelines change, we will be in contact with all Sunday School, ministry, outreach, and program leaders regarding a reopening plan.

8:30am Drive-In Worship, East Parking Lot
Join us for a Drive-In Worship Service in the East Parking Lot of CUMC.
You will be guided off of the University Entrance into a parking space. Please turn your radio to FM 88.1 and open your smart phone to our website or FaceBook page where you will find the Order of Service. Relax and enjoy this informal style of worship! Once the service concludes, you will be asked to exit out of the parking lot onto Copper. Please Note: No building/restroom access will be available and you will be asked to remain in your vehicle at all times.

10:00am Streaming Worship,
Join us for our On-Line Worship Service as we continue to explore the Scripture Lessons found in Genesis.
Children and Youth Ministries
  • Church 4 Kids Daily Devotional is now Church 4 Kids Weekly Devotional and is available to view on Sunday’s at 10:00am on on our website and FaceBook page, with a link to a YouTube Channel.

  • Youth are invited to join Pastor Kelly for a youth zoom meet-up every Thursday at 7:00pm. Please contact Pastor Kelly to be included in the zoom youth meet up at
Adult Ministries
Starting on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00, Pastor Greg’s Bible Study will resume. We will begin a study on the Book of Acts. A zoom link will be emailed out next Tuesday. Your homework assignment is to read Acts 1.

Questions? Contact Pastor Kelly at
Third Space Ministries
  • Brewery Ministry weekly e-devotional is available every Monday. Contact Pastor Kelly to be included in this weekly devotional:

  • Starbucks Study will resume after Labor Day. Please contact Pastor Kelly for more information
October 2021 Educational Opportunities
Footsteps of Paul Cruise
Join Pastor Kelly for the Educational Opportunities FootSteps of Paul Cruise, October 3-14th 2021 (Tour: GC21, Code C, ID 55108). You will arrive in Venice from Albuquerque on October 3rd, and then on to Katakolon, Santorini, Ephesus, Mykonos, Athens, and Corinth. A pre-tour to Florence and a post-tour to Venice is also available. Additional information and registration information can be found on or

Contact Pastor Kelly with questions or scholarship information
This ministry helps keep members in contact with each other by writing notes to
someone in the congregation. If you would like to receive a note from a member of the Circuit Writers or be part of this ministry, please contact Cindy at
August 2, 2020
8:30am Drive-In Service

Welcoming Music


Call to Worship  

Opening Hymn      Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes, most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Thou reignest in glory, thou dwellest in light, thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud we would render; O help us to see 'tis only the splendor of light hideth thee!

Opening Prayer with Lord’s Prayer

Scripture Reading   Genesis 32:22-31

Solo     “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown”


Central to Life

Catalytic Generosity Minute

Holy Communion

Closing Hymn    I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me

I’m so glad Jesus lifted me, (3x)
Singing glory, hallelujah! Jesus listed me.

When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me…



August 2, 2020
10:00am Order of Service

Welcome and Centering Words  

Prelude    Morning Has Broken R. Wakeman

Call to Worship  

Opening Hymn   Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (vs 1,3)     340 UMH

Opening Prayer 

Central to Life

Scripture Reading: Genesis 32:22-31

Anthem     “Stand By Me”    W.F. Smith/B.E. King

Sermon “Holy Wrestling”

Catalytic Generosity

Doxology    “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”   94 UMH

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer

Holy Communion

Hymn to Engage the World   I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me   2151 TFWS



Postlude    “This Little Light of Mine”   arr. Jim Ahrend
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