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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Join us on Sunday for three worship opportunities.

We will follow social distancing guidelines at services, and masks are always required. Here are the steps we are taking to provide a safe experience:

  • Everyone will enter through the Welcome Center entrance.
  • Temperatures will be taken as you check in. You will be asked to leave if you have a fever.
  • Face masks and social distancing practices will be required at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • NO Nursery, Children's Church or Shuttle Service at this time.
  • Join us online if you or a family member are feeling sick, have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or are currently in quarantine.
  • If you are unsure whether to attend due to the pandemic, we invite you to join us online. We want everyone to be comfortable and safe as they join us for worship.

For worshiping with us online, you can participate in one of the following ways:

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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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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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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The youth have decided to do a Disney/Pixar theme for Trunk or Treat. We'll decorate my car as Tow-Mater from "Cars." The event is on Saturday, Oct. 31. from 2-4 p.m., but the youth will arrive at 1:30 p.m. to decorate my car and set up. Youth are invited to dress up as their favorite Disney character.

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Beginning Oct. 4, services will be offered at three times on Sundays. The 8 a.m. service will continue outdoors on the west side, weather permitting.

The 9:30 a.m. service will still be offered online only.

At 11 a.m. there will be an indoor service in the Worship Center. We will follow social distancing guidelines at the outdoor and indoor services, and masks are always required.

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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

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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