What's Happening at CCUMC
New Study Group
We are excited to start a new bible study on Sept. 16 centered on Peter walking on water! We are all at different points in our journey, and coming together collectively helps us each of us to grow on our own journey. Sharing thoughts, concerns, confusion, etc., builds a sense of community in Christ.
Won't You Join US?
While the study guide is a useful tool for conducting the classes it is by no means the most important part – YOU ARE! Our group studies are part of a “Journey” we are all on. We are all at different points in that journey and coming together collectively allows each of us to grow on their own journey. Why are YOU so important? Well, because we have found that sharing our thoughts, concerns, confusion, mis-placed clarity (lol) on and on builds a sense of community in Christ – an intimacy within the group and we have been blessed by the Holy Spirit and the sharing.
It is our hope that you will commit some time to be part of this growing experience.
The two Study Groups will meet
Wednesday evening, September 16th - from 6 to 8 PM with Dr. Robin McFee as your leader.
Thursday morning, September 17th - from 10am to noon with Kris Gerrard.
Please feel free to come to both if you wish. We are informal in our gathering in the lower level of the church – Fellowship Hall. Seating in the room has been set up to be socially distant, but you will still need a mask. In the past we “shared” food and drinks but that will not be possible for now. Please feel comfortable bringing your own drink and snack – whatever we bring in, we bring out with us. There will be a sign in for contact tracing should it be needed. Please bring your own mask (we will have some if you forget) and there will be hand sanitizer in the area. A donation of $12 for the book is requested but not required. Call the office if you have any questions or need to reserve a book. 508 248-7379.
Pastor John will participate in the first sessions, as a way to get to know each other and will lead the last one or two sessions. The power of the Holy Spirit has shown itself in the past and I eagerly wait to see where this study will lead us as we journey with Christ.
Fall Clean-Up Day – Saturday October 17!
Just like any house, our church house needs some cleaning! Wash windows, rake leaves, sweep walks, clean playground. Come lend a hand for an hour or two. We plan to begin at 8am, but you are welcome to come earlier. Let us know in advance, and we can give you a project to get started. Meet friends, have some fun, chase away winter cobwebs, help make our church home sparkle! There is a task for every age and skill level! Coffee and donuts ready for you at 7:45. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided at noon. You may talk with the trustees and sign up for a task We want this to be an intergenerational project, so everyone, old and young and in between, will be warmly welcomed!
Kevin Hunt has been volunteering at Community Harvest Project in North Grafton and Harvard for many years. They are looking for groups of (socially distanced) volunteers to help with the harvest of fresh produce at the farm in Grafton (through October 15th) and at the apple orchard in Harvard.
All the harvest goes to hunger relief through the Worcester County Food Bank and other local organizations.
Due to Covid-19, many of the corporate volunteer groups have canceled, so there is a greater need for other community members to help out.
Volunteer groups typically work from 9am-noon, Monday through Friday.
Call or email the church if you would like to join a group.
508 248-7379 or