Thanksgiving at Judy’s Pantry

Give thanks for all who give so much Judy’s Produce Pantry closed for the season on Tuesday but the closing was more of a celebration for what the pantry has come to stand for — people who care for others with warmth and kindness, precisely what we should be celebrating during this […]

Consecration Sunday

  Celebrating God’s love The final Sunday of the church’s two fall fund-raising campaigns ended with a focus on one of the church’s missions: Serving at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen. Following the 10 a.m. service, a lunch of American Chop Suey, prepared by Steve Hill, was served to the […]

Asian Food Fest

Evening of divine diversity Taking into consideration the selection, quality and quantity of the food presented at the church’s second Asian Food Fest on Saturday night, someone should call the Zagat Restaurant Guide and request a review. It was that good. More than 115 people were treated to a celebration […]

UMW Recognition Award

  Special honor for Kathie Hackett For many years, Kathie Hackett has been the treasurer of the United Methodist Women’s organization. But without the title of president, she also has been running and organizing all of the group’s events. That dedication and commitment were highlighted on Sunday, Nov. 11, when […]

Asian Food Fest

Enjoy and evening of Asian food and culture For the second year in a row, Jo and Tim Stewart, along with Stephen Bither, have organized an Asian Supper to be hosted by our church on Saturday, Nov. 17. Unlike our monthly church suppers which serve meals over a 90-minute period, the […]

Halloween Fellowship

(Photos by Mark Braun)   Creative treats from Gail Parker Following the Sunday 10 a.m. service on Oct. 28, Gail Parker offered a special twist for Fellowship Time snacks with a pumpkin face made of carrots, cucumber, green pepper and eggs. It was wonderful! She also made other treats to […]

Halloween Party

Games, pinata-bashing and baked apples with ice cream were all part of the CEUMC Halloween Party on Oct. 27. (Photos by Mark Braun) Spooky time for all The church’s Halloween Party on Oct. 27 was a “gently”  spooky fun fest for all with adults having as much fun as the […]

New heating system

  Staying warm this winter Those Sunday mornings of bundling up in an attempt to stay warm during Sunday services are a thing of the past. Thanks to work by the Trustees, a new furnace has been installed at the church and with the installation comes a conversion from oil to propane […]

Animal Blessing

  Blessed are the Animals The Rev. Ruth Morrison was thrilled when the pews were filled and the congregation sat attentive and focused on all that she preached at Sunday’s third service. It didn’t matter that her “parishioners” for the day were more than 30 dogs, one cat and a […]

Adult Education

New series under way Rev. Jim Young has begun a new series of Adult Education classes for each Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Sunshine Room. The topic for this series is “The Beatitudes for Today.” As with all of Jim’s classes, it is worthwhile to attend all sessions, but it […]