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Human Relations Sunday

Human Relations Sunday

January 19, 2020

CUMC in Service to the Community 

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, CUMC provided dinner to the guests of Safe Haven held at University United Methodist Church. A ministry of Help-By-Phone, Safe Haven works with congregations to provide a warm, safe, place for homeless men to sleep. Participating churches provide housing for a week at a time. Safe Haven guests receive a warm dinner, and a delicious breakfast the next day. They can also prepare a lunch for the next day.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for every person who provided dishes for the 10 men served. For the desserts, salads, and entrees, thank you. For those who volunteered, thank you.  That which we do unto others we do unto the Lord. Thank you for serving God. 

CUMC in Mission     

This week in mission

100 lbs of potatoes distributed to community members by United Methodist Men's participation in the District UMM Potato Drop

Blessing Bags
The remaining Blessing Bags were given to First UMC of Hyattsville for its feeding program and to CUMC church members to distribute to brothers and sisters in need. 

Youth recently serving meals at Loaves and Fishes Ministry with the Homeless

The United Methodist Church is making a difference. The impact of 12.5 million United Methodists in 136 countries is being felt around the world. While extending help and serving abroad for the sake of the Great Commission is a real and important thing, so is loving our neighbor at home. We are called to both.

 

In the 1800’s there was a British missionary named Charles T. Studd. C.T. Studd spoke words that have stuck with me: “The light that shines farthest shines brightest nearest home.” Human Relations Day is a powerful avenue to extend help and service to our local communities. It is about getting out of our comfortable social circles and offering love and care to those who need help in our neighborhoods and cities. It’s about walking with those who feel like everything in life is stacked against them. Think about how Jesus walked with those in the margins. • In Mark Jesus eats with a tax collector • In Luke Jesus heals a woman from 12 years of hemorrhaging and calls her daughter Read these words in Luke:

 

“13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” This is the spirit of Human Relations Day; helping those on the margins and offering a message of hope. Let’s continue the ministry of Jesus with a united front through the Human Relations Day Special Sunday.

 

Together as a church, we participate in helping our communities and being a bright light at home. Will you support these objectives with me? Giving on Human Relations Day nurtures at-risk youth, strengthens communities’ self-improvement efforts, and advocates for the oppressed. Let’s become more comfortable with being outside our social circles than we are within them. Let’s be more like Jesus, together, on Human Relations Day

 

            -United Methodist Communications

 

WHO ARE WE AFFIRMATION

In the gift of this moment, we affirm that we are divinely loved and lovable.
We are the children of God. 
Together, we will learn from the actions and words of one another. 
Christ’s lessons on love are centered in how we treat others and in how we treat ourselves. 
We will exercise courage in this study as we share stories of struggle and strength. 
We will stay at the table and receive those stories with grace.
We will not be afraid to launch into the deep.
We will commit to the vulnerability necessary to allow God to break us open.
We will set and respect boundaries and honor confidentiality together. 
When uncertainty arises, we will remember the Spirit of “peace that passes our own understanding” and can intercede for us. 
We will remember that even when we don’t feel “United,”
the uniting love of Christ can reveal a pathway to greater 
wisdom and mutual respect.
No matter what, there is a place for each one of us in this study together.  
Let us hold each other up in prayer, hold each other accountable in love, and 
trust that our God is making all things new.
Thank you for the gift of being present to one another in this holy time.

Who Are We? A Bible Study

If you want to be a part of open discussions about who we are as Christians and United Methodists, join us on Wednesday evenings, in the parlor at 7PM. Here is the video from last week's lesson on grace.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI32kg2NQgg&feature=youtu.be

 

Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation

In the Christian community, we are all part of the Body of Christ.  That relationship doesn't mean that we always think alike. For many years, differences have arisen related to issues of understanding of scripture, human sexuality and ordination of LGBTI brothers and sisters. 

 

Recently,  a Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation was disseminated. This protocol details a proposed split of the United Methodist Church worked on by people representing differing perspectives. A copy of the document can be read in the following link.  visit:  tps://bishopbillmcalilly.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/signedumcmediationprotocoalstate.  To watch the livestream interview of persons who created the protocol of reconciliation and grace through separation, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyK6ZGAWVQw. 

 

Message from Bishop Easterling, https://www.bwcumc.org/news-and-views/mediation-team-offers-new-proposal-to-separate-umc/

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, people will be invited to discuss the video and document after worship. Please feel free to contact Pastor Lillian with any questions. 

ROCK 2020

Currently 6 youth and three adults are registered to attend the Baltimore-Washington Conference Rock youth convention in Ocean City. 

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this effort. 

Featured ROCK  Speaker, B. Haley

Faith is a Lifetime Journey

Children are invited to grow as Christ followers each Sunday. Young and old alike, praise the name of the Lord. 

WELCOME

Worship with us

 10:00AM

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pastor Lillian Smith

2801 Cheverly Avenue

Cheverly, MD 20785

301-773-1314 

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