Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

On Re-Entering Well

CUMC Family, Recently, Governor Hogan lifted the stay-at-home order for the state of Maryland while emphasizing that we are “safer at home.” You probably have questions for what this means for church. We might liken our current situation to that of an ice storm or blizzard. During such a storm, it may not be illegal for us to meet, but it may be unsafe or unwise to do so. It remains the concern of CUMC’s leadership and of our Bishop…

How To Have Easter Sunrise Service On your Porch (5 Easy Steps!)

This is an Easter unlike any other. That much is clear. But that reality also gives us an opportunity to have a one-of-kind worship experience. I’m not talking about Hollywood-level special effects in our Sunday live stream (although that would be interesting!). Rather, what if we all just got back to basics, and gave thanks for the risen Son with the rising sun? Here are some practical suggestions about how to create an Easter Sunrise worship experience for yourself and/or…

A Message from Finance Committee Chair Scott Ensor

A Message from Finance Committee Chair Scott Ensor Dear CUMC Family Member, Thank you for being an active and faithful member of our Catonsville United Methodist Church community.  As Chair of the CUMC Finance Committee, I am asking that you prayerfully consider your ability to continue your financial support despite our current unprecedented circumstances.   Please know that while coronavirus health concerns and “social distancing” might preclude us from holding regularly scheduled worship services for some time, our CUMC staff and…

A Memo From the Administrative Council and A Letter from Pastor David

A memo from the administrative council The Administrative Council has discussed the ongoing public health crisis known as the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to be proactive and to educate our members and implement a strategy to limit the exposure and transmission of the Coronavirus the following actions have been taken: In the event that BCPS (Baltimore County Public Schools) should determine to suspend classes to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the following CUMC programs will be suspended until…

January 3 Pastoral Letter

Members and friends of Catonsville United Methodist Church, Today, we received significant news that representatives of the largest and most influential caucus groups within the United Methodist Church (UMC), together with several bishops from across the theological spectrum, have reached an agreement that seeks to put an end to the conflict our denomination has over how LGBTQ+ persons are to be included in the life of the church.  From the press release: “The agreement, the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace…