WEEKLY UPDATE: February 15, 2021

The only way to the empty tomb is through the cross. Therefore, it is the custom of the Church that before the Easter celebration there should be a forty-day season of spiritual preparation.
This time is called the Season of Lent, and is a time of reconciliation, repentance, and forgiveness. The Church is reminded of the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We begin our Lenten journey with a virtual Ash Wednesday service of worship. The service will be available on YouTube starting at 8am and will premiere on Facebook at 7pm.

Let's prepare together for Easter.

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Phillipians 3:10 -11 NIV
Giving from Our Own to Support Our Own

On Our Own is an outreach ministry for people with mental health issues in Charlottesville. They have a thrift store, Uplift Thrift, where donated items are sold to supplement their budget.

This year, the Mission Team is asking that members of CUMC combine Lent with giving to On Our Own. For the 40 days of Lent, choose 40 items you can donate such as: clothes, shoes, dishes, books, puzzles, small furniture, small appliances, etc.

All items can be dropped off weekly at the Church or dropped off all together on Saturday, April 3rd. Pickup can also be arranged at your home.

Please contact Kitti Mann for more information.


The Fluvanna Food Bank has the following needs for February:

Individual cereals
Individual serve applesauce
Cup-a-soup ramen noodles.

Please drop off at the church office, M-Th, 9-12. 

In-Person Worship Services Have Resumed.

Please be sure to call the church office at 434-591-1363 to make your reservation.

Feb 15- Exodus 37-40
Feb 16- Mark 1-3
Feb 17- Mark 4-6
Feb 18- Mark 7-9
Feb 19- Mark 10-12
Feb 20- Psalm 22-24
Feb 21- Proverbs 8
Feb 22- Mark 13-16
Mon. Feb 15
  • President's Day
  • 9:-11am Feeding the Hungry (Gathering Place)

Tues. Feb 16
  • 7pm - Church Council (Zoom)

Thurs. Feb 18
  • 11am- Women's Group (Zoom)

Sun. Feb. 21
  • 9:30am Worship (Sanctuary)
  • 3:30pm Bells Practice (Fellowship Hall)

Feb 16 - Leigh Osteen
Feb 17 - Wallace Browning
Feb 18 - Zoe Luniewski & Kate Skovira
Feb 19 - Neal Robinson
Feb 20 - Willie Harlow
Watch the February 14th Service!
  • Kenny Berryman (Joyce Black's nephew)
  • Franci Boehl (sister of Kate Skovira)
  • Mary Boyd (mother of Candy Pleasant)
  • Ellis Brown (great-niece of Nancy Sindy)
  • Jan Butcher
  • Chuck (friend of Roger Black)
  • Deborah Davis (family friend of Charleene Frazier)
  • Craig Dresser (son-in-law of Dottie Nickerson)
  • Elizabeth Garrett (friend of Amy Grant)
  • Barbara Gibson (friend of Joyce Black)
  • Eric Grant (brother of Ken Grant)
  • Walter Hartwell (neighbor of Craig & Kim Conboy)
  • Diana Manders (sister of Marie Hussey)
  • Josie Maynard (friend of Dave Zimmerman)
  • Charlie McHugh (friend of Roger Black)
  • Jane McCarthy (friend of Roger Black)
  • Erin Merhar (daughter of Ken & Linda Merhar)
  • Linda Merhar
  • Estelle Neher
  • Anna Nichols
  • Dottie Nickerson
  • Carl & Adalene Peters
  • Thelma Pleasant (mother of Richard Pleasant)
  • Ed Powell (ex-husband of Mabel Powell)
  • Mabel Powell
  • Colton Prince (grandson of David Zimmerman)
  • Julia Rocchio (family friend of Charleene Frazier)
  • Theresa Shifflett (daughter of Mabel Powell)
  • Chris Tingle & family (niece of Richard Payne)
  • The Family of Dottie Wampler (mother of Laurie Baker)
  • Butch Yesalavich (brother-in-law of David Zimmerman)
  • The Worldwide United Methodist Church

3389 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963
434-591-1363 www.cunninghamumc.org