Ash Wednesday Service 2017
Ash Wednesday Service, Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary.
Our Traditional Services meet in the sanctuary at 8:45 & 11:00am. Our Contemporary Service is held at 9:51 in the Family Life Center. Nursery is available for each service. Check out our Sunday School programs for information about adult, student ministries and children’s classes. We have a Holy Communion Service Wednesdays at noon in the sanctuary.
Worship is not a spectator sport. There are many ways that you can be involved both on Sundays and throughout the week. Whether you are a child, youth, or adult we look forward to helping you find a place to serve. You can: sing in the choir, acolyte, usher, greet, volunteer at the welcome desk, prepare and/or serve communion, volunteer in the nursery, help with Kids Kingdom, become one of our lay readers, volunteer in the media/sound booth, or help prepare the altar area. Contact Laurie Hintz for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
8:45am and 11:00am
Beginning at 8:45 and 11:00 every Sunday morning in our beautiful sanctuary, these services afford a life changing opportunity to connect with God through the vital experience of sharing and participating in the great traditions of Methodist worship. You will experience majestic traditional liturgical worship, spirited hymn singing and moving choral music by the Chancel Choir, Student Choral Ensemble, and/or Joyful Sound. Worship will include many of the church’s current and old masters. Congregational affirmations, prayers and moments of spiritual quietude and inner resolve are effectively led through the sincere, dynamic worship leadership of our clergy staff and lay readers. We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Our 11:00 service is available on live streaming and archives of past sermons are available on our media page.
How should I dress?
Come as you are. You’ll find people from all walks of life at CFUMC and a broad range of attire from dressy to casual. All are welcome.
What is the music like?
Music at the 8:45 service is led by the Student Choral Ensemble and features our magnificent pipe organ and piano. The hymns are more traditional and reflect the rich heritage of the United Methodist Church. One Sunday a month, the music is led by Joyful Sound.
Music in our 11:00 service is led by the Chancel Choir and features our magnificent pipe organ and piano. Joyful Sound participates once a month and guest choirs and instrumental musicians lead at various times throughout the year. Music ranges from classical and traditional hymns to gospel and jazz.
Find more information about the Ensembles
What should I bring?
You are encouraged to bring a Bible so that you can follow the Scripture readings, and you may find a notebook and pen or pencil helpful to make notes during the sermon. However, this is not a requirement.
Enter to Worship…Depart to Serve.
We have this idea that worship is not just a service or experience, but an ideal to live by in and outside of these walls. We gather here to love, support, and worship with one another. We leave here to love, support and expand the kingdom of heaven in the world.
All are welcome to gather with us. We are a congregation made up made up of all ages, backgrounds and traditions. Come as you are – we look forward to having you worship with us.
What is the music like?
We like to think of our worship style as contemporary, organic and real. You’ll hear and sing songs you know and songs you might not know. We’ll play songs you hear on the radio, but we’re not afraid to get back to our roots and play those hymns that mean so much to the foundation of our faith. Our ultimate goal is, not to perform, but to participate in worship as a collective of believers.
What should I bring?
We always encourage folks to bring their Bibles to church. What we believe and speak about is based on scripture. We believe that the Bible is the Holy Word of God and the life, breath, and heartbeat of our faith.
9:00am (First Sunday of May – Labor Day)
During the summer months, (first Sunday of May – Labor Day) a brief, informal outdoor service is held at the Bald Ridge Chapel on Lake Lanier. The Marina is east of Ga. 400 at exit 15. 1850 Bald Ridge Marina Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. The service begins at 9am. There is seating under the pavilion but most people bring a lawn chair and sit on the lawn. Dr. Ross or one of our ministers preaches.