-Alicia Mullican, Director of Children’s Ministry
Wow! Is all I can say about the Fall Festival. Our church family showed up and showed out for the kids at CUMC. We had 26 cars open and decorate their trunks for Trunk or Treat! So much candy was passed out by the wonderful families that participated. We also had 12 pots of chili entered in the chili cook-off. Thanks to our amazing judges Ashley Sickles, Carlton McMasters and Ben Adams for sampling all the chili and picking a winner. Suzanne Woller was the 1st place chili cook off winner. Shout out to Brian Bouchillon, Jim Greene, Ben Adams and Stacy Mullican for grilling up some tasty hamburgers and hot dogs. Special thanks to Wim Marchant and his kitchen team for all of their help preparing and serving a great meal.
A special thanks to all of the youth who helped with the games in the gym. The cake walk was a huge success and we had so many treats that our table was overflowing. Thanks to everyone who sent in items and to Ashley Sickles, Quay Lively and David Lively for setting up and working the cake walk. I would say that the Fall Festival was an overwhelming success. The fun and fellowship had by everyone made my heart happy. Thanks again to our amazing church family for showing the kids what we are able to do when we work together.
Now it’s time to get ready for our Christmas play! Hope you can join us on December 11th for our show.
Welcome Alicia Mullican!
My name is Alicia Mullican and I’m the new Interim Children’s Ministry Director. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Stacy, for almost 15 years. We have 2 amazing girls Mollie(13) and Amelia(11). We also have a crazy dog that keeps us all on our toes Beauregard Alexander Mullican ( Beau). We just moved into our new house and are getting unpacked and starting to settle in. We have been members at CUMC for almost 5 years and just love everything about our church.
I am so excited to start this new journey with all of the children and families at CUMC. I have got some new ideas and can’t wait to roll them out. I look forward to meeting everyone and getting a chance to work with all the members of this awesome church.
Palm Sunday Celebration – such a great day at CUMC!!
WOW! That was my takeaway from Palm Sunday- from beginning to end!!
The Sanctuary was wonderfully full for our service and what a great way to start it off with the palm procession with the children and youth! The message from Miriam was great as always – we are blessed to have her! Then the fellowship hall was full for the potluck and why not with all that delicious food!!! The Easter Bunny stopped by and was met with great enthusiasm from young and old! I mean what’s not to like when the Easter Bunny comes by! Then the youth took over and hid over 1300 eggs for our annual Easter Egg hunt. WOW! that’s a lot of eggs! As soon as they were hid – we started our hunt! The weather was perfect and with the street shut down we enjoyed a safe and fun hunt and lots and lots of laughs and fellowship! It was a perfect way to start Holy Week!
After almost 2 years of the children not being able to sing in ‘big’ church we decided it was time to celebrate our CUMC kids and what a special service and celebration we had Sunday Morning Sept 26th.
The children led almost every part of the service! They read the scripture, led the congregation in the special creed and prayers and the benediction! Miriam presented Bibles to Riley Pike and John Steven Howell. And the children even presented the special music for the day! It was a full day and I hope you were able to see this service in person or online and be blessed by it!
Highlights from VBS
Well believe it or not but another VBS has come and gone! We had a very different VBS this year with just our CUMC kids and spread out over 3 weeks. It was different but Boy was it Fun!!!! We did everything from Bible stories and skits, science, recreation, to snacks and crafts! We learned all about God’s Glory – and how with Faith we can be filled with Love and Hope in our lives and to share that with others. Adventure Island was the place to be!
“Do Not Be Afraid”
A virtual Christmas pageant
-Debbie Looney, Children’s Director
Nursery: 0-2yrs – Rm 1105