SAVE THE DATE: 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018 –
ALL-CHURCH VISION RETREAT w/ Rev. Dr. Cecelia Harris

All members and active participants at CUMC are encouraged to attend.
In preparation for our vision retreat, all members and active participants at CUMC are urged to complete the spiritual gifts inventory found on line at 
http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Spiritual-Renewal/Assessment-Tools
We will discuss the results of your inventories in small groups, to be announced soon.
(Please note: the longer printed spiritual gifts inventory that was given out at church on Sunday, January 7, is OPTIONAL. The shorter on-line version is more elegant and accessible. Please let Pastor know if you could use some assistance with the on line version.)


18 ways to be more United Methodist in ’18 (a UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino*; December 20, 2017)
From riding a horse to studying the Bible, here are some ways to connect with your United Methodist heritage in 2018. Joe Iovino has the list of 18 United Methodist activities.  When making New Year’s resolutions for 2018, we hope you will consider joining us in participating in several of these very United Methodist activities in the months ahead.
Visit historic sites: As you plan the route of your spring break and summer road trips, include visits to historic United Methodist sites. We’ve compiled a couple of lists of some of our favorites (one | two), and United Methodist Archives and History has a comprehensive list. In certain areas, you may be able to plan a vacation that includes a visit to a historic United Methodist site every day.
Read: John Wesley may have considered himself “a person of one book,” but he was also a prolific writer and voracious reader. Grow your faith by reading good books, Wesley’s sermons, classics, histories, theologies, or whatever feeds your spirit. (You could also subscribe to an awesome podcast!)(click here for more).

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