Central United Methodist Church of Decatur AL
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The family that bowls together...

-Ashley Sickles, Family Ministry Chair

Bowling1   Thank you to all the families that came out to our bowling night at River City Lanes on June 26! We filled up 10 lanes with 43 bowlers, and had a few extra spectators cheering us on! It was a lot of fun watching everyone just enjoyBowling2 the game and time of fellowship with one another. Committing and joining in on these extra events is a wonderful way to build our relationships and get to know one another as a church family. For example, before this event, I had no idea that Allen Self was such a spectacular bowler! Shout out to Allen who had the high game of the evening -- STRIKE!! Thanks again, CUMC, for coming out. I do hope even more of you will join in on the fun next time!


VBS 2019—to Mars and beyond

-Debbie Looney, Children’s Director

   What a great way to start the summer with 90+ sweet friends discovering the power of God and that “He can do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine, by His power at work within us!” Eph. 3:20

   We discovered we can go beyond with our faith. We learned that one small act of kindness can lead to another! We went out into the community and served. We sang and danced and made slime and learned Bible lessons! It was a GREAT VBS and it was great because of all the teachers and helpers that gave of their time to minister to children!

   Thank you all, and see you next year when we will… ‘Armor up with truth, peace and salvatio
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Youth serve and learn in Asheville

-David & Rosie Kross, Youth Directors


  Another youth mission trip to Asheville is behind us! What a great time we had. We took 104 people with us and everything went pretty smoothly. Our work included: garden work; painting houses, wood work and cleaning; helping local schools; working at local soup kitchens; and the veterans’ home. Our nightly activities included field games such as soccer, dodgeball, etc. WeAshville1 also went to the local Asheville baseball game and swam at some nearby waterfalls. We ended the trip at Dollywood.
  Our lessons were on sin and grace, and we broke up into small groups each night. The last night was the night when we welcomed the Holy Spirit in and prayed over each other. It’s always such a special night. A HUGE thank you to our volunteers! As always, we couldn’t have done it with out them. Pastor Dorothy Ann, Hoyt Condra, Russell Woodard, Scott Littrell, Morgan Wall, Whitney Word, Ali Brown, Mary Catherine Beggs, Joe Sanders, Ella Sanders, Joey Woller, Russell Henshaw, Ally Henshaw, Ben & Christen Adams, and Carley Pritchard. We had a few also give their personal testimony. Just a quick shout out to my rising 7th graders who braved the trip and ended up having a blast and bonding with the older youth. Proud of Garrison, Vivi and Claire! Looking forward to the 2020 mission trip!




Hoarding vs. Sharing
Sunday, 11 August 2019

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