OPEN HEARTS, OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE.
We continue to have church services both in-person and livestreamed on our Facebook page. If you cannot watch live or want to watch it again, it is available immediately after on our Facebook and in the next few days here on our website and on our Youtube. Our mask rules are in correspondence with the state and those who wish to no longer wear a mask during service must show proof of full vaccination.
If you have any joys and concerns, please text, call, or email Jeanne Lavieri, Debi Bois, Diane Lewis, Christine Ruygrok, Janice Burke, or Pastor Louise. We are always here for you.
January 22, 2023 CVUMC Worship Service
January 22, 2023 CVUMC Worship Service
January 15, 2023 CVUMC Worship Service
January 8, 2023 CVUMC Worship Service
Would you like to provide snacks following worship?
You can sign up online or downstairs on Sundays!
CVUMC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
In the past few years, a number of issues have increased in frequency, media coverage, and intensity. We have watched as police brutality, gun violence, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and hatred appear over and over in the news. We support human rights for all people and believe in equality for all. We believe that anyone should feel safe walking down the street, in their home, in a grocery store, in a movie theater, in their place of worship, in a school. We believe in marriage equality and that everyone is loved and accepted by God. We continue to fight for peace, the acceptance of everyone, an end to gun violence, an end to police brutality, and the safety of all of God's children. We show the world who we follow by how we express love for one another.
We stand UNITED against racism, violence, hatred, xenophobia, homophobia, and transphobia and CVUMC will continue to be a safe space for everyone. We love all persons of every race, ethnicity, age, faith history, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, marital status, family configuration, and physical and mental ability. God made you who you were meant to be and loves for all that you are. We love and celebrate you for all that you are. If you are new to the area, looking for a new church that is inclusive and anti-racist, don't have a background of going to church or anywhere in between, we welcome you to CVUMC. This is a faith community that includes people of many diverse backgrounds and faith journeys, single, partnered and married, old and young.
Curious about our new pastor? Want to learn more about Pastor Louise Fairweathre-Baxter and our culture at CVUMC? The Crescenta Valley Weekly, one of our wonderful local papers, recently did a feature about CVUMC's newest pastor to introduce Pastor Louise to the community.
On January first, CVUMC welcomed Scott, Dalyn, and Christina Thiele-Yanly into our membership. I baptized Christina, and reaffirmed Scott’s and Dalyn’s baptisms, using water I brought back from the River Jordan over 30 years ago. We are grateful God is blessing our congregation with new members, and I ask you to welcome Scott, Dalyn, and especially Christina into our Church Family.
Since this deeply moving and spiritual service, quite a few people asked if we could schedule a service to reaffirm Baptismal vows for the whole congregation, using the same water from the Jordan. I am offering a “Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows” this Sunday as part of our worship service, and all are welcome to renew their baptismal vows following the sermon.
If you are unable to attend worship in-person, and want to participate, please send me an email or text, or give me a call, and I will schedule a time to visit in your home (assuming you live in Southern California). If you have never been baptized, and are thinking about taking this step yourself, please let me know so we can talk about baptism in the future.
For those of you who are part of our extended congregation worshipping online beyond Southern California, think about preparing a small bowl of water for Sunday (which I will also bless), so you can draw the Sign of the Cross on your own forehead during the service with these words, “Remember your Baptism, and be Thankful”.
Praise God! Amen!
Pray Every Day! 🙏
Leadership Planning Meeting
Saturday, January 28th from 11:00am-3:15pm
We invite all leaders and members of the Congregation that wish to attend to our Leadership Planning Meeting that will be in Fellowship Hall. We will be planning the Church's goals and the calendar for the year along with other items. Lunch will be served so please let Janice know if you are attending so we can order accordingly.
Leadership Planning Meeting
Sunday, February 5th at 10am
Youth Sunday is on the first Sunday of the month instead of the last! Join us for what is always a fun service with all of our Youth participating. They will also be serving Communion with the guidance of Pastor Louise.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
WELCOMING YOU HOME
Did you miss service or needed some extra sleep? The service is uploaded each week to Youtube and is posted on the Home page and the Services page.
Looking for Korean ministry? Korean service held at 11:45am on Sunday mornings! Visit cvkumc.com for more information.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
CVUMC is a faith community that welcomes all persons to celebrate their love of God and their birthright as beloved children of God. We affirm Jesus' example of love without exclusion. We welcome into the life and ministry of CVUMC all persons of every race, ethnicity, age, faith history, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, marital status, family configuration, and physical and mental ability. We believe that a diverse community makes our faith stronger, our spirituality deeper, and our service more effective.
Looking for ways to get involved and find your calling within CVUMC? We have plenty of places where you can volunteer and use the gifts that God gave you!
Worship is on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. - you're invited!
We're glad you stopped by to hear a good word! We pray that you are blessed, inspired, and challenged by the Word of God brought to the People of God by Pastor Louise Fairweathre-Baxter.
HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH
"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
At CVUMC, we have a passion for serving others. This is what God calls us to do and we want to spread God's love and message to others.