Worship for 5-31-2020 – Worship Together w/ Crest to Coast



Today is a special Sunday, Pentecost! Because Pentecost is the day when there were many, many people in Jerusalem from all over the known world of the time… We are worshipping together with many churches around our district, too! You’ll get a sense of some of the multiculturalism of our time.

This worship video is brought to us through the

South Sound Cooperative

About: Made up of seven vital and unique congregations (First Olympia, Tumwater, St.Andrew’s Lacey, Oakville, Rochester, Shelton, and Steam Boat Island), the appointed clergy staff and lay leadership have been working together for the past three years to create shared ministry opportunities in all areas of church life: worship, discipleship, fellowship, and missions. With help from musicians from all the churches, we offer a hybrid worship experience using Zoom and locally produced music.
Worship Instructions: We are happy to share the good news and celebrate the Spirit at work in us all as one of the worship hubs this Pentecost Sunday. You can join on Facebook, (https://www.facebook.com/FUMCOLY – scroll down until you see the post) or if you prefer, visit the First Olympia YouTube site at 10:00 AM, May 31.


If you have come in at a different time, the video will be posted and remain there for you to use at anytime that fits your schedule.

During the worship the cooperative churches include a children’s sermon, and at the “offering” time they leave a moment with music for you to make decisions about how to give to your own church. For Chehalis UMC, this information is below in the “Announcements/Soundbites” section that follows on this page.


CHEHALIS UMC Announcements / “Soundbites”

  • Tuesday – 1:00 PM –  “COFFEE HOUR”  – See notice above for links to ZOOM
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (SPR/Nominations) = Links below
  • Wednesday –  9:00 AM – The Bishop’s Webinar
  • NEW! Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “UNRAVELED” Bible Study
  • NEXT SUNDAY – by 10 AM – Morning Worship is online


One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, beginning June 7, at 7:00 PM.  We will have a short Communion Service with meditation and the Lord’s Supper.   One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage! 

Zoom links:
for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756 
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma)
or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

Personnel Committee

The committee hasn’t met for a few months and this is our regular time! Here is how to connect to the zoom meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 PM:

use this link or put in your browser:   https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690 
One tap mobile: +12532158782,,5509088690# (Tacoma)
Dial on any phone (join by audio only) +1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 550 908 8690

NEW!  Wednesdays – Bible Study: UNRAVELED

   Feeling a little “unraveled” by the happenings in the world?  Or unsettled and un-anchored without a spiritual support through Bible Study?  You are not alone!  “UNRAVELED” is a Bible Study that deals with these questions:  What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on— comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.

   This study explores 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations.  Pastor Karla hopes that you will join her on ZOOM, Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM for about an hour of sharing in this study, began last week, but all lessons can be received separately, without loss of continuity.  A study guide was emailed to all potential participants (can be printed for pick up for those who don’t have the capability of printing at home).  The links to the ZOOM study are:

for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/94897642352 
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,94897642352# US (Tacoma) or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 948 9764 2352 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

Church Directory Updates

We are working on an updated church directory.  Please let us know if you have a  new address, a mobile number to add, a landline that you have discontinued,  an email address, etc., or a different way you would like to be contacted.

Contact the church office email address chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com (preferably) or phone 360-748-7334 between 10 AM – 1 PM, T-W-Th or at other times leave a message with the information.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesdays 1:00 PM

To join the ZOOM (live) chat follow this Link!

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! (Thus the name change!) To join the chatter follow this link at 1 pm each Tuesday. (Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next link and read! Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  More info: “COFFEE HOUR” POST

Offerings and Contributions
(when no plate is being passed)

Checks mailed to CUMC at P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, Wa, 98532 are, as always, welcome!

You may now, also, make a contribution by using the DONATE page on our website, by PayPal or a credit card.  The site gives an opportunity to designate a portion of your check to a specific fund, by making a notation, if you like. And yes, there is a 2.2% fee for each transaction, but this is the easiest way, or the only way some of us have to give remotely (some people don’t use checks!) Don’t let the fee stop you from giving, if this is the best for you.

If you use your bank’s bill-payer for other organizations, why not make a monthly contribution to the church that way !?

Thank you, for remembering the work of the church goes on even when we can’t be together in person!


Reminder: Register for Wednesday webinar, June 3

REMINDER: Register for Wednesday, June 3
Join us as we continue to explore “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 Crisis, part V. For the fifth installment of this webinar series, we will continue conversations about the guidelines for reopening entitled, “Reimagining Life Together” and some of the questions around implementation. As per usual, Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky and Alaska Superintendent, Rev. Carlo Rapanut, will help to guide our time of prayer and discussion. The webinar is anticipated to last up to 90 minutes. It begins at 8 am AKDT, 9 am PST, 10 am MST.
LATE BREAKING NEWS: This week’s Webinar will focus instead on “Confronting the Sin of Racism” – due to the events this week in our nation!
If you missed the Wednesday Webinar on May 27 … Watch it now here.
See a statement that was published by Bishop Ough of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area.