OPEN HEARTS, OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Bishop Hagiya has ordered that we do not meet in person so that we keep everyone safe and follow the rules put in place by our mayor and our governor. Therefore, we invite you to worship with our worship leadership team via Facebook Live. The service will begin at 10:00am on Sunday March 22nd on the CVUMC Facebook page. Following the service, the the video of the service will be uploaded to the CVUMC Youtube channel and you can either view it there or you can view it below starting at around 11:00am. This way you can worship at your convenience or go back and listen to our wonderful band and awesome sermons by Pastor Paul.
In order to keep the Worship Team safe, the videos will be prerecorded therefore if you have any joys and concerns, please text, call or email Pastor Paul, Jeanne Lavieri, Debi Bois, Diane Lewis, or Janice Burke. In addition, our prayer team will be available to pray for you with anything you do not want to share in public or at any time during the week so just specify to one of the members whether you want it to be lifted up during the video that will go live on Sundays or if you want to keep it to be private. We are here for you and although we are sheltering in place, we will continue to love each other and to worship.
CVUMC AND THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STAND AGAINST RACISM
As many of you have seen, our country has been taken by storm by a wave of activism and protests due to the horrific killing of George Floyd, as well as the inequalities and racism that Black people in this country face. First, let us talk about Luke 15, the story Jesus tells of the lost sheep. There are 100 sheep and one of these sheep go missing. Jesus says to go after that one sheep and leave the 99 behind because that one sheep is in danger and in need of help. This same teaching applies to the events we have seen unfold with the unjust murders of so many Black people in this country. The United Methodist Church has put out a statement that says, "We recognize racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. We will work for equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion, education and training; in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing; to credit, loans, venture capital, and insurance; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the Church and society." We stand UNITED against racism and our church will continue to be a safe space for anyone regardless of the color of their skin.
This time has been a lot for everyone and can be overwhelming. Thankfully the United Methodist Church has created an easy guide on how to listen, act, speak, and pray here. If you are looking for places to donate, some options are Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Loveland Foundation, and Color of Change. Feel free to do your own research on the specific causes that call out to you the most and let this be a time where we all are able to listen, learn, and grow.
We are so pleased to announce that the Montrose Preschool and Infant Care has reopened! Please continue to pray over the staff and the children and we ask you to not visit during this time both for your own safety and the safety of everyone there. We will keep you updated on how they are doing as well as any supplies they might need in the future. Welcome back kids, teachers, and Linda!
Learning Works and Bailey Center Donations
Saturday, October 3rd from 9am-1pm
We will be collecting donations for Learning Works and the Bailey Center in a bin outside Fellowship Hall between the Church and the Education Building. As many of you know, we have been giving to the Bailey Center in recent weeks and will continue to do so, but Learning Works really needs help right now so we hope that you can help them too. Learning Works needs school supplies since the school year is approaching as well as diapers, baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, cash, and gift cards (groceries, gas, Target, etc.). The Bailey Center needs Canned Goods, Tuna, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Cereal, and Soup. No Chocolate or other food that could melt. We will be collecting every other Saturday as needed.
"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
Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10am on our Facebook page!
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 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 helpful.
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 Paul Tangonan.
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.