“Being a part of Stuf every Sunday night has been a great experience for me from middle school through high school! I’ve grown in so many ways thanks to this experience.” –Ethan Chance
Ethan has been a part of the Cumming First United Methodist Church family since 1999 when he was an infant. He grew up in the church and continues to be an active part of the congregation and youth programs.
“I love the church and everything that it has to offer. I am very thankful to have been raised in this church! God has used so many programs in the church to help me grow in my walk with Him,” Ethan commented when asked about what he loves about CFUMC.
Each week he volunteers with the 9:51 Worship Service Audio/Visual team and is the one behind the computer mouse assisting in worship through the words and graphics on the projector screen. Ethan said, “When I walk through the doors every week I can just feel the presence of the Holy Spirit at work. I’m glad to be able to volunteer each week.”
“Throughout my time at the church I have been involved in the children’s ministry, youth ministry, and the 9:51 Service. I have also been a part of the Ecuador Youth Mission team as well as the Henderson Settlement Youth Mission team. CFUMC has offered a platform for me to get involved and to meet new people, who still to this day, help me in my never-ending walk with Christ.”
Ethan is a senior at Central High School where he is a part of Christian clubs such as Simple Charity, a Non-Profit organization that is determined to fight global poverty in the name of Jesus, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He enjoys being a part of the youth program here at CFUMC and has been involved since 6th grade. “Being a part of Stuf every Sunday night has been a great experience for me from middle school through high school! I’ve grown in so many ways thanks to this experience.” Regarding one of his favorite things about being a part of the student ministry at CFUMC, Ethan said, “Every year my friends and I look forward to Rad Sab! It’s our annual advent retreat at Camp Glisson. We go around the beginning of December to get our hearts and minds prepared for the arrival of Jesus at Christmas.”
After graduation, Ethan plans to attend Valdosta State University where he aims to study business and social media. He hopes to one-day work in the marketing department of an outdoor company.
Ethan said, “CFUMC has been a great church to grow up in. God has used and continues to use me in many ways as I grow in my relationship with Him.”
Written and Edited by Carrie Ann Sienkiewicz