COVID-19 Updates: How we are responding

Need help?

During this time of uncertainty, unexpected needs may arise. If you need help, we encourage you to call the church office at 573-445-6131 and leave a message on the Congregational Care and Prayer Requests line (ext. 3). Someone will call you back as soon as possible. Also, if you are willing to help, please let us know that. Together we can be the hands and feet of Christ by caring for each other!


Finding a way to connect? Follow these links for updated information.


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Worship

Join us on Sunday for worship opportunities


On a computer or a mobile device

On your TV using a Roku device

  • Select Search Channel
  • Enter Community UMC
  • Select to add channel

On your phone

  • Call 312-626-6799 (backup number is 646-558-8656)
  • When you hear "Welcome to Zoom; enter your meeting id followed by #"
  • Enter 5734456131#
  • Then you will hear "Enter your participant id followed by #, otherwise just enter #"
  • Either enter # or do nothing
  • You will enter an audio only feed of the worship service that will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Click here for a bulletin. Children activities sheets are available by clicking here.


If you have questions about livestreaming, please call the church at 445-6131 and leave a message for Pastor Curtis Olsen on ext. 104.


Our connect app can also be downloaded to help you remain connected during worship. You can register attendance, submit prayer requests, view upcoming events, give online and view previous messages. Click here to download the app.


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Giving

You can give by one of the following methods: 

  • Mail your gifts to 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203.
  • Give online on our website
  • Give through our connect app.
  • Text a gift to 573-238-8586 (example - Text "50.00" to 573-238-8586). You will be asked for account information the first time you give by text message. Your information will be saved after your first gift by text.

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YOUTH

The youth will be having a fun-packed Zoom call Sunday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Click here for the Zoom call. 

Children

Join Tiffany Hughes and Nancy Cooper at 10:45 a.m. on each Sunday for a Funday School lesson, one of our fall learning opportunities for children. You can also view it anytime on our website or in the CUMC Facebook Kids group. 


Make sure to join the CUMC Kids Facebook group to help you stay connected. Click here to join the CUMC Kids group.


Families are also invited to a Mid-Week Pause that will be available beginning on Wednesday mornings on our website and the CUMC Facebook Kids group.


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More WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED

Drive-thru Communion and more

On Wednesday, Nov. 25 Pastor Curtis Olsen will offer Communion from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the north side of the church. He will be following safe practices during this time, including wearing a mask and gloves. You can also pick up your Advent devotional and a children's Funday school packet for the next quarter.


Church-Wide Advent study

Groups are now forming for Advent, which starts Sunday, Nov. 29. We will be learning about and celebrating the Incarnation of Jesus--God with us. If you are interested in joining a group, or if you want a paper copy of the book (digital copies are also available), click here to register.


Community tea and conversation

Rebecca Wehrman will host tea/coffee parties via Zoom on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 7 p.m., beginning Oct. 21. Bring your own beverage and join the conversation. To join, please email Rebecca


Sunday Community Chat

Join Pastor Angie Olsen and guests Community Chat at 9 a.m. You can join the chat through Facebook Live, our website or using our Roku Channel.


New online learning and devotions

Community is offering a new resource for learning and devotion. Amplify Media is a video resource fro-m Cokesbury, where you can view videos for children, youth and adults. This is a great resource for group learning! Click here to access our channel on Amplify Media and the Access Code is BDTVGM. We hope this will help you continue to deepen your faith as individuals and as a family!


Connecting through virtual gathering


'Everything is Spiritual' study

Beginning Nov. 1 the Anchored Explorations class will explore the sermon series "Everything is Spiritual" by pastor and author Rob Bell. In his discussion, Bell makes some fascinating observations ranging from Genesis and the big bang all the way to how God's work can be seen in the remarkable physics of our universe. David Campbell will be leading this series and it is guaranteed to be thought provoking. We meet on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. via Zoom. All are welcome. Contact Becky Wehrman to join.


Soul Detox study

The Parents of School Agers Sunday school class will be starting a new book "Soul Detox" on Nov. 8. We meet at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Jordan Alexander for the Zoom link.


Wednesday night group

You are invited to join the Wesleyan Class Meeting group. This is not a "curriculum-based" small group but one based on a book "The Class Meeting" by Kevin Watson, who bases his writing on John Wesley's small groups in the early church. It is our intent to share our personal spiritual journey, successes and failures, in a "safe" environment where we can grow in our faith.


New members are welcome. Email Mary Dolan for all of the information about how to join online.


Saturday morning men's group

You are invited to join a faithful and fun group of men for Bible study on Saturday mornings at 7. Email Rick Ellsworth for information about how to join online.


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