CURRENT NEWS SHORTS

All are welcome for fun holiday shopping, Nov 8-9.  Examples of items that will be for sale are metal arts, signs, wood crafts, alpaca fibers & products, local honey & beeswax products, sewing and crochet items, handmade cards, holiday décor & one of a kind ornaments, purses, soy candles, art originals and prints, wire wrap jewelry, upcycled bunker gear & repurposed gift specialties, felted hats, quilts & afghans, crafted rugs.. PLUS free coffee to go with that special item from the annual UMW Best Bake Sale Ever featuring Chehalis Mints while they last.  Thank you for participating and helping us to fund our mission projects!

Sunday Schedule

  • The Fall Sunday Schedule:

         9:30 AM – Faithlink Class (Adults) – child care for up to 8 yr.

        11:00 AM – WORSHIP  and KID ZONE (ages 5-12) 

  • Child care is provided during worship for up to 5 years old – in addition to Kid Zone
  • Following worship every Sunday:   Everyone is welcome to stay for snacks and beverages in Boadway Hall.  This is get-acquainted time.  Occasionally there is a special coffee hour with a meal to celebrate an event, and all who attend worship are invited to be a part of it, too!

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Small Group/Fellowship Opportunities:

  • Sunday mornings following Worship there is always some kind of foods, beverages and fellowship. Fall through Spring, the Second Sunday there is often a fellowship LUNCH or Potluck.
  • Sunday “CrossOver” Study 6:30 PM, EVERY OTHER Sunday (approximately)  Next classes are October 27, November 10 and 24 – Brian McLaren’s book, “We Make the Road by Walking” is the starting point for this conference-wide study.  Facilitated at CUMC by Beth Wilson and Pastor Karla.
  • Monday Grief Share Group 5:30 PM (ongoing group, currently 3rd Monday)- Facilitated by Kathy Westergard, this group explores the thoughts, feelings, and struggles of loss and grief.  Please call the church office (360-748-7334) to let us know of your interest, and/or find out about an upcoming new session.
  • Monday Night Fellowship – 6 PM at Frosty’s in Napavine – get a good, and cheap, burger and share your lives on Monday nights!
  • Wednesday Men’s Fellowship Breakfast – at Rib Eye Restaurant, 6 AM, every week!  Dutch treat.
  • Thursdays – Restorative Stretch Exercise Group – in the church basement, north end, at 11:30 AM each week.  FREE.  (NOTE as recent time change.)
  • Thursday –  Home Bible Study & Fellowship, 6:30 PM (Sept – June).  Classes are in session, and continue normally on 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings at the church.   The study is currently an Advent Study (to be finished by Christmas!) of Adam Hamilton’s book:  Not a Silent Night:  Mary looks back to Bethlehem.  Because of holiday schedules the normal dates are altered through December – classes are on November 14, December 5 and 12.  Come for fellowship, and have a snack together, then study a fascinating topic based on Bible and teachings and other resources from the current book study. 
  • 4th Friday – ROMEOs (Rare Odd Men Eating Out) – at the Hometown Diner in Centralia, 11:30 AM.  Just for the fun of men bonding!  Dutch treat.  Contact Ken Kristenson for more info, or just show up!
  • 4th Friday Women’s Luncheon – 4th Fridays at 11:30, at Woodland Village dining room.  Dutch treat ($7).  Just for celebrating birthdays and women getting together!    RSVP with Jeanine Grant.
  • 4th Saturday – Mission/Outreach group serves the Gospel Mission Brunch – A free brunch 9-11 is served every Saturday and Sunday at the GM – Our day to prepare and serve is the 4th Saturday of each month.

 

THE CHURCH IN MISSION:

 

WE LEARN TOGETHER:

The Faithlink class on Sunday mornings is September through May.       9:30 AM on Sundays.  The subject matter is selected from current events and topics of interest.  There is always information on the topic, scriptures to draw from, and a United Methodist specific perspective, with lots of discussion from the group.  All are welcome!

The Kid Zone which begins at the children’s sermon on Sunday mornings is also September through June.  It starts as children leave worship about 11:10 AM (Sunday), after the children’s sermon.  Children leave to the activity zone, and adults continue the worship service with sermon, etc.

 

credit cardsANOTHER WAY TO DONATE – You now can have the opportunity to donate to the church on Sundays (or when Pastor is in the office) using your credit or debit cards, using Square.

 

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New “BURROWS KITCHEN” is finished!

                                                                   Sept 25, 2017

Now we are fellowshipping in a newly changed space.  A space which we hope and pray will make for better comradery around the preparation of food and beverages, the foods that then will be consumed during activities that are for gathering in community, fun, learning, fundraising, worship and fellowship.

We have made it easier to have large gatherings in Boadway Hall, with the new carpet that cuts down on reverberation in the room and helps us to hear one another.

The kitchen is, however, the space of our dreams!  And is basically ALL brand new, except for a few appliances which still have plenty of life left in them.  A new, easier to use commercial dishwasher, commercial ovens that actually work, and open spaces where many people can work simultaneously.  Since finishing the kitchen last Fall, the UMW has also replaced the freezer with a new one. 

We want to thank Stan Long and Jeff Sherman, who during the course of the construction were the on-site managers of the project.  We thank the United Methodist Women for refurnishing the “contents” of the kitchen – new dishes and coffee mugs, etc., so that we can now be much more eco-friendly in our gatherings by using that dishwasher much of the time.

The changes and remodeling are made possible because of many generous donations added all together.  We are grateful for every last fundraiser of the United Methodist Women, including the donation-based meals which were for new dishes and other items for this kitchen.  And we are grateful!

Our newly remodeled kitchen is called “Burrows Kitchen” because of the many years of service to this church that both Fremont and Anne Ev extended in so many ways.  They gave generously to see this project done, as well.  Fremont wanted so badly to see this project through, but his body just gave out before he saw it.  He was that way as a Trustee of the church and often said of different projects, “Let’s get her done!”  It seemed a very appropriate project to take on in Anne Ev’s name, especially, since for many years she was one who came in, quietly and without accolades, after Sunday’s celebrations were past, nearly every week, to clean up any leftover clutter or mess, put things away, wipe down the kitchen to keep it sparkling and ready to use again, and she laundered the towels and dishcloths.

This is a space today of which both of these persons would be proud.  Hospitality meant a lot to this family through the years of dinner parties and gatherings in their island house or here in Chehalis.  May the spirit of those festivities be the same kind of spirit that enters our space each time we use it.  We dedicated this space in memory of Anne Ev and Fremont Burrows, remembering their legacy of stewardship, service, hospitality and of love to their community

Every time that we pick up a mug of coffee, every time we eat a bowl of soup, or scarf down a brownie or cookie, every time that a pancake is served or a plate of spaghetti is eaten in this space, let us be grateful for God’s goodness and extend our welcome (God’s welcome) to every person whom God loves.