Worship

Worship

CCUMC is Currently meeting IN PERSON AND online for Worship

We are now meeting in our Sanctuary at 10am on Sundays.  We ask that everyone but the service participants wear a mask and our seating is arranged with social distancing in mind.

         As an alternative, join us for worship on Sundays at 10am on Zoom,                     You Tube  or Facebook

Click here to join us on zoom.

Meeting ID: 651 473 133

Or call in at (301) 715-8592

You may also visit our archive of recorded worship services.

Our Re-Entering Well Team and church leadership is continually working

on our plan for in-person activities.

Blended  Worship on Sundays at 10 am
Our worship service, held in the Sanctuary, blends traditional liturgies with creative worship elements including our sanctuary choir, Praise Band, organ, instrumental ensembles, scripture and a sermon.

          

Worship in the FALL (Memorial day – labor day weekends)

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. One combined service in the Sanctuary with a collaborative music ministry.  Worship will continue at 10:00 into the Fall until further notice.

Opportunities for Children and youth during Worship on Sunday 

Acolytes
Children and youth acolyte each week in the traditional service. 
They wear robes, lead the choir in and light candles on the altar. To sign up, click here.

Watch for more updated news about programs for children and youth.

Not available at this time due to Covid: 

Children’s Ministry: Learning and Service
Beginning Sunday, September 12th, the Christian Education department will offer a new program called Children’s Fellowship from 9-9:50am each Sunday in person downstairs in the Friendship Room. This invites children (Pre-k through 5th grade) to come to a safe place, where they can fellowship with others, learn about God, and grow in their faith. At this same time, the youth room will be open for Youth Fellowship – an informal time for youth to find respite, a place to relax, someone to converse with, and others with whom to pray. We want our youth to feel that the church is a safe place to come, a place where they aren’t judged, and a place where they are welcomed with open arms.

Children’s Music Groups
The Cherubs’ Choir is our youngest choir for children who are age 3 through first grade. The Children’s Choir is for children in 2nd through 5th grade. Visit our music page to learn more.

Middle & High School Youth
Teens meet on Sunday mornings for Sunday school, which is held during the 9:30am Contemporary Service. Teens are also welcome to attend worship with their families or volunteer with our children’s ministry.

Serve in worship

Altar Guild
Members of the Altar Guild prepare the altar in the Sanctuary for worship services by caring for and placing the linens, polishing brass and cleaning candelabra. 

Choirs & Music Groups
We have a variety of choirs for different ages. The Cherubs’ Choir is the youngest made up of children who are age 3 through first grade and the Children’s Choir is for children in 2nd through 5th grade. The Praise Band is an adult music group that provides music every week at the 9:30 Contemporary Worship service and features singers along with instruments including guitars, drums, keyboards and flutes. The Sanctuary Choir is our primary vocal chorus and they provide musical leadership at the 11:00 Traditional Worship service, in addition to music offered on organ and piano. 

Communion Stewards
The main responsibility of the Communion Stewards is to prepare and remove the elements (bread & juice) that are used for Communion.

Flower Guild
Flowers for all worship services are purchased and arranged by members of the Flower Guild.  Members also do arrangements for weddings, funerals and special events for a reasonable charge. Anyone who is interested can join – no experience necessary. Contact: Lisa Mitchell or Mary Alice Gray. 

Lay Readers
Lay readers are volunteers who are trained to assist in worship by reading scripture and liturgy.

Ushers
A team of ushers and greeters at each service welcomes worshippers on Sunday, assists anyone needing directions or physical assistance and collects the offering. They distribute small red gift bags with literature about the church to first-time visitors.

Tech Team
Both services need people to monitor the sound board and work the cameras used during the service. Contact the church office (office@chevychaseumc.org) if interested.  

NURSERY CARE

Nursery Care is not available at this time. 

Nursery care is normally for infants through age 2 by experienced childcare workers. Available all morning in Room 212.

Music

THE MUSIC TEAM IS CURRENTLY CREATING ONLINE CONTENT FOR MINISTRY Our Re-Entering Well Team and church leadership are working on our plan for when in-person music ministry would resume. If you would like to participate in the creation of virtual choir videos, please contact Tanya.Our regular music ministry information is listed below. Music is an essential part of worship here at CCUMC! We have many opportunities to participate in our ministries for people of all ages and musical backgrounds. The Sanctuary…