Nov 17, 2019
We Commit to God Through CUMC – Rev. Allan Brooks – Luke 6:38
Series: Pentecost
This is commitment weekend here at CUMC. Today, we declare our intentions to uphold and support the ministry of the church. Through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, witness and resources, we make these commitments to God for and through His church, here at CUMC.
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  • Nov 17, 2019We Commit to God Through CUMC – Rev. Allan Brooks – Luke 6:38
    Nov 17, 2019
    We Commit to God Through CUMC – Rev. Allan Brooks – Luke 6:38
    Series: Pentecost
    This is commitment weekend here at CUMC. Today, we declare our intentions to uphold and support the ministry of the church. Through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, witness and resources, we make these commitments to God for and through His church, here at CUMC.
  • Nov 10, 2019Stewards of God’s Grace – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – 1 Peter 4:7-11
    Nov 10, 2019
    Stewards of God’s Grace – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – 1 Peter 4:7-11
    Series: Pentecost
    Continuing this series on stewardship, Pastor Tai challenges us on what it means to be stewards of God's grace. As we prepare our commitments to the support of this church for next year, Pastor Tai reminds us of our declaration to uphold ministries of our church through our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness when we joined the church. Upholding the ministries of the church through these five methods is just as important as our monetary commitments. As we consider pledging our 2020 commitments, it is important for us remember these declarations as well make our monetary pledges.
     
    Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness.
  • Nov 3, 2019Remember & Forget – Rev. Allan Brooks – Malachi 3:6-12
    Nov 3, 2019
    Remember & Forget – Rev. Allan Brooks – Malachi 3:6-12
    Series: Pentecost
    It is that time of year again when we discuss our stewardship in the church. Pastor Allan presents to us the state of our church and talks about strategies for tithing and how to move to offering a full tithe. When we faithfully tithe and trust in God's provision, we allow our selves to be open to God's blessing; for ourselves and our families, as well as within the church.
  • Oct 27, 2019Make the Kingdom Visible – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 21:28-32
    Oct 27, 2019
    Make the Kingdom Visible – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 21:28-32
    Series: Pentecost
    Over the course of this past year, ministry and leadership groups have been involved in a strategic planning process as we look forward to the future of our church. Out of that process, we have highlighted three action points that identify who we have been as a church and are set to help guide us moving forward. This week, Pastor Allan talks about our task to make the Kingdom of God visible in this world, and he uses the analogy of the Christmas section in a store present in October.
  • Oct 20, 2019We Share the Love of Christ – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Colossians 3:12-17
    Oct 20, 2019
    We Share the Love of Christ – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Colossians 3:12-17
    Series: Pentecost
    Over the course of this past year, ministry and leadership groups have been involved in a strategic planning process as we look forward to the future of our church. Out of that process, we have highlighted three action points that identify who we have been as a church and are set to help guide us moving forward. This week, Pastor Tai touches on how we "Share the Love of Christ." It is no special revelation that showing love to someone (being kind, helpful and supportive) requires face-to-face interaction, it requires us to be present with them. To put it simply, we need to make connections. This is no different when sharing Christ's love with the world. Connections must be made and we as God's people must be present with others.
  • Oct 13, 2019We Speak the Word of God – Rev. Allan Brooks – Isaiah 55_6-11
    Oct 13, 2019
    We Speak the Word of God – Rev. Allan Brooks – Isaiah 55_6-11
    Series: Pentecost
    Over the course of this past year, ministry and leadership groups have been involved in a strategic planning process as we look forward to the future of our church. Out of that process, we have highlighted three action points that identify who we have been as a church and are set to help guide us moving forward. This week, Pastor Allan focus touches on how we "Speak the Word of God." Speaking God's word is important not only as a community, but also as we go about our daily lives. Making sure that God's Word is present everyday is important to growing as a disciple.
  • Oct 6, 2019I Want to be Full – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 1_14-18
    Oct 6, 2019
    I Want to be Full – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 1_14-18
    Series: Pentecost
    This week Pastor Allan speaks on the fullness given in God's promise on this World Communion Weekend.
  • Sep 29, 2019Hot Spots – Rev. Allan Brooks – Exodus 3_1-3
    Sep 29, 2019
    Hot Spots – Rev. Allan Brooks – Exodus 3_1-3
    Series: Pentecost
    The one connection we are concerned with on a daily basis is whether our phones have service or not. We have become a society that is dependent on WIFI access, or being able to have LTE. When we do not have those connections, we desperately search for a hot spot. When it comes to needing internet on our tablets or laptops, we set up that hot spot on our phones. How about your connection with God? Do you have full bars with LTE or are you in need of a hot spot? When was the last time you were at your hot spot?
  • Sep 22, 2019God Alone – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Psalm 4
    Sep 22, 2019
    God Alone – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Psalm 4
    Series: Pentecost
    Psalm 4 is a psalm of reflection. Follow through this psalm with Pastor Tai and participate in a little self reflection and meditate on the words of the psalmist. Begin a practice of reflection each day in an effort to become more open to the movement of God's Spirit, and at the end of the day attempt Pastor Tai's challenge to us with this simple prayer: "Lord, into Your hands, I place my life."
  • Sep 15, 2019Frivolous Rejoicing – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Luke 15:1-10
    Sep 15, 2019
    Frivolous Rejoicing – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Luke 15:1-10
    Series: Pentecost
    Here in Luke 15, the Pharisees and teachers of the law began commenting to themselves about Jesus' actions of welcoming sinners around him and even partaking in meals with them. It is at this that Jesus begins telling a series of parables of people who rejoice over finding something that was lost. First we hear about the joy of a shepherd who reclaims on lost sheep of a flock of one hundred, then a woman who finds a lost coin. When each of these people find what they have lost, the rejoice and desire to celebrate with their friends and neighbors. To the Pharisees this rejoicing is nothing but frivolous, but Jesus claims that there is even more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents. This begs the question, if heaven rejoices over one repentant sinner, how much more should we rejoice over God's grace...?