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

May 11 at 7:00 pm in the CUMC Sanctuary.

Benefit Recital in support of the Appalachian Service Project


Saturday, May 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the CUMC Community Room


Two dates in June set for discussion.

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict, published by the Arbinger Institute.

 


The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality, and to explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. See a summary of the Commission on a Way Forward's sketches of possible models for our denomination's future here. The Commission will propose one of these models later in April.