Children’s Sunday

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!










CUMC Picnic & Fishing

If our special children’s service was not enough of a blessing on Sept 26th – we were also blessed with a Glorious fall day to have our picnic and fishing day! And what a fun day it was! The farm was beautiful and everyone loved being outside and being with church family in a way we haven’t been able to in a long time!  Many people enjoyed walking all around the pond and to the chapel and just enjoying the day.

And the fishing competition was so much fun to watch! Fish were weighed and measured and counted, sticks were caught, some even caught each other! But no one was hurt and fun was had by all! If you missed out on this day maybe you can join us the next time we have our traditional CUMC picnic!


Lots of fun at Wednesday Nite Cafe

Lise Greene and David Bentley fill their salad bowls.

Jeff Brown working the Hobart machine.


George and Sara Alice Godwin, Lynn and Jerry Thrasher. Dale Howard (with his back to the camera)

Photos courtesy of Doug Shoemaker

Backpack Ministry

-Melissa Penley

A huge thank you to Ginny Pylant and Apryl Botto and their volunteers for another successful year of CUMC Backpacks Ministry for needy children to have food to eat on the weekends during the school year. They shopped, packed, and delivered weekly, and I am so thankful for them. Our church supports 82 children from a total of 3 schools, and this ministry would not be possible without regular donations from our church family. Please contact Melissa Penley, Ginny Pylant, or Apryl Botto if you are interested in helping with the Backpacks Ministry for the next school year. Our church has supported this ministry for 12 years, and the students of Decatur City Schools thank you!




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