Christ United Methodist Church Ministries
Worship and Music
At the Sunday worship services of CUMC communion is celebrated weekly; lay members serve as worship leaders; children participate in worship; inclusive language is used; and quality music and a volunteer choir are featured.
Learning about God and faith are priorities. We offer Sunday school classes for all ages; family oriented Advent and Lenten activities; and study groups on secular and sacred topics.
Pandemic Period Alteration: Sunday school and study groups are held online through Zoom.
Whether it is dinner to welcome new members, or to celebrate a special occasion, planning for monthly potluck suppers, providing rides, or delivering casseroles to the sick, the hospitality ministry helps keep everyone feeling connected.
Pandemic Period Alteration: Phone calls are more frequent, Lunch Bunch meets on Zoom, and we do not meet in person for any of our events.
Many members of our congregation work on various outreach projects at different times during the year. CUMC helps support Elizabeth House, Howard County Food Bank, Grassroots Day Resource Center, Ho Co AGAST (Advocacy Group Against Slavery & Trafficking), and the UMC Board of Child Care.
Pandemic Period Alteration: Our physical deliveries to these organizations have been curtailed, but our congregation continues to support these efforts through donations.
Justice for All
This ministry supports social justice issues. Christ United Methodist Church is part of the Reconciling Ministries Network that focuses on LGBTQ issues, and is currently very involved in working on racial justice and supporting Black Lives Matter. For our congregation the fundamental idea of inclusion and justice for all—absolutely every person—is extremely important.
Pandemic Period Alteration: All study activities and meetings are held on Zoom.