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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…

Stewardship Letter

People of Catonsville United Methodist Church, It is a privilege to write to you again. I continue to feel incredibly blessed and honored to be your pastor as God leads us into a new season of life and ministry together. Today, I am writing on behalf of the stewardship committee, as this is the time of the year when we each have the opportunity to pledge our level of financial support to the church for the coming year.  In preparing…

Fall Congregational Letter

Members of Catonsville United Methodist Church, I greet you in the wonderful name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus the Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I am writing in the week following Rally Day, our annual Sunday School kickoff, excited by the energy and vitality of our community as we worship, learn, and serve in Catonsville together.  It has been over two months since I began to serve Catonsville UMC as lead pastor, and I have…

Pastor David’s Day 1 Email

Greetings to all of the members and friends of Catonsville United Methodist Church!  July is upon us, which means that today is my first official day as your lead pastor. Having formerly been a member of CUMC myself, and having benefited personally from the ministry of Pastor Mark, I am profoundly honored to follow in his footsteps as your lead pastor. I am also honored to begin to serve alongside such a capable and dedicated staff. Although today is my…