Church Schedule and Ministry Update

Coming Inside for Worship - Policy Update

Our Task Force met and agreed to the following changes to our current practices:

1) Six-foot distancing will remain in effect at this time. This means every other pew seating and other six-foot provisions remain
in effect.

2) The contactless thermometer will be removed from use.

3) The preregistration will be suspended. Congregants will still be asked to sign in for contact tracing, so a signup sheet will be at the greeter’s table with pens and hand sanitizer. The greeter can sign them in if they prefer.

4) All three bathrooms will be available in the corridor between the main entrance and the
Community Room.

5) Communion will be served at the altar using individual cups, rather than passed in the pews. Empty cups can be left in the pew holders as previously done.

6) In the future we are planning to serve coffee at the Patio Praise worship.

7) The hymnals and Bibles will not be placed back in the pews at this time.

8) Use of Fellowship Hall during services has been limited. We initially are going to reduce set up chairs to twelve.

9) Patio Praise Worship could potentially move inside if bad weather interrupts. Seating will be adjusted as needed to accommodate the Patio Praise Worship. Moving indoors will be at the discretion of the Music Team and indoor singing would be limited to humming or quiet singing to reduce the chance of inadvertent infection.

10) Nursery and childcare will remain closed at this time. Stevie is providing worship related
materials for children attending worship to help integrate their attention to the service.

11) Signage will be updated to reflect these changes, information will be sent to Worship Teams (Set Up, Greeters, Disinfecting, Technical and Music) and communicated to the congregation.



Church Schedule and Ministry Update

Returning to In-Person Worship

The Administrative Council decided to return to in-person worship.  This decision, the timing and conditions that made it possible, was discussed at length on February 15th.

Our decision is to follow the guidance of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, which clearly identifies three stages of safety and two metrics for each stage (vaccination rates and viral transmission rates).  We are using Ozaukee County statistics, not statewide statistics, to measure our progress.  Our decision to resume face-to-face worship is based on local progress toward these conditions.  For more information, please read  Returning to In-Person Worship


Patio Praise

Patio Praise Outdoor Worship

Sundays at 10:15 a.m., on the CUMC Patio.

Starting June 13th we will have an outdoor worship after our indoor Sunday worship services. This will be a great opportunity for fellowship (at a 3 foot distance). This will be a short (30 minute) time of congregational singing (no masks needed outside), testimony, scripture, and a devotion. Bring a lawn chair, snack and beverage, and join us as we Make a joyful noise to the Lord. Don’t forget to invite a friend. This is a great chance to reach out to those who may be lonely or not ready to come indoors for a church service. If you have a favorite hymn, chorus, or Bible verse, please let me know (you can write it on a card and leave in church office. Please feel free to share why the hymn or Bible verse has meaning and indicate if it is okay for me to share this at our outdoor service. This can be so uplifting to others! I hope to see you in worship – inside and out!


Vacation Bible School

August 2 - August 5, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
$30.00 per child

Everything we do during VBS this summer will have an emphasis on FOCUS.  Remembering that faith is about acknowledging God’s presence in what we can see but also in what we cannot see.  It is about knowing that He is always there, touching our lives, loving us and His reach and ability is immeasurable and, frankly, inconceivable. If you have children in your life, sign them up for this multi-day event. We will be doing everything outside this year, and we have plans in place that will make it a super fun and enriching experience for all involved. We hope you’ll join us! 

VBS 2021 Child Registration Form (please fill out and email to

Pay online


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2021 Church Rummage Sale

Saturday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Bake Sale

A year of being isolated in our homes might have triggered the desire to get rid of a few items that no longer serve a purpose. We hope you want to contribute them to the CUMC rummage sale. We will accept clothes (please make sure they are clean and in good shape). We also welcome furniture, tools, jewelry, games, puzzles, kitchenware, books, bedding and blankets (again make sure they are clean), along with all the other typical rummage sale items. If you wouldn’t buy it, donate it to Goodwill or St. Vinnie’s, please. Proceeds from the sale will benefit our General Budget, which supports all aspects of our mission and ministry.

We need lots of assistance to help prepare, sort, and label the donated items on August 9
through 13th. We need your assistance the day of the sale (Aug. 14th) to be friendly helpers, cashiers, and runners. This a chance to get outsiders into our beautiful facility and we want them to feel welcome. In addition to rummage items, we are asking for bake sale items. Items may be dropped off at the church from 9 until noon on Friday, August 13, or by 7:30 a.m. the day of the sale.

Please sign up here to help in this churchwide effort.

Don’t understand all this technical sign-up business? You will find printed versions of these sign-ups on the rummage kiosk outside the office. Put your name down and we’ll take care of the rest!

The committee is looking for portable rectangular banquet tables like the white tables at CUMC. If you have one or more tables that you can let us use for one week (Aug. 8-14), please let Ellie Wilmeth know prior to that week. Mark your name on your table and we will get it back to you the following week. We appreciate all donations and assistance which you can provide. Thanks in advance!

 Like to plan ahead? So when can I get rid of my stuff?

Items can be dropped off during the following times ONLY! There will be rummage sale committee members at church at these times to help you. Please mark your calendars for these dates. This year we are asking that you plan to spend one hour helping place your items on the proper designated tables and spaces before you leave. This effort on your part will help us get the sale up and going. Please don’t bring items earlier than this designated week.

Monday, August 9
9:00 AM-Noon • 3:30 – 5:30 • 7:00-8:00

Tuesday, August 10
9:00 AM-Noon • 3:30 – 5:30 • 7:00-8:00

Wednesday, August 11
9:00 AM-Noon • 3:30 – 5:30 • 7:00-8:00

Thursday, August 12
9:00 AM-Noon • 3:30 – 5:30 • 7:00-8:00


Lake Lenwood End of Summer All Church Picnic

Sunday,  August 29, Beginning after Patio Praise
Lake Lenwood, West Bend 

We’re going to end the summer with a special day of fun for all ages at Lake Lenwood located at 7053 Lenwood Drive in West Bend. 

We are providing a picnic lunch of hot dogs, brats, and burgers (prepared by our own Mark Lovy), baked beans, coleslaw, chips, pumpkin bars, and water included in the price for the day. $5 for singles, $10 couples, $12 families (Cash accepted or Checks made out to CUMC – memo line picnic. We’ll start serving at 12:30 p.m. Please sign-up at the Lenwood display outside the sanctuary and you can pay either Stevie or Ellie in advance or

pay online.

We encourage you to bring your own snacks and other drinks as desired.

What should you bring? A lawn chair, a swimming suit and towel, water toys and sandcastle building tools, board games, cards, fishing poles (and bait), volleyball, extra bucks if you would like to rent an inner tube, hydro bike, paddleboat, or canoe. Perhaps include a hat and sunscreen although the pavilion is covered and there is tons of shade.

The Wilmeth family has been visiting this private swimming beach for over 28 years. It’s like escaping up north without the long drive! Their kids enjoyed the shallow play area and slide; built sand castles; jumped off the spring board; tried to catch the tiny fish swimming under the dock; paddled or swam out to the floating raft for extra adventure jumping into deep water; fished off the fishing dock (no license required-catch and release but so much fun); played water polo, badminton, swung on swings; climbed the tower; and even taken many a nap stretch out on a blanket or slumped in their chairs! Once you check in at the office (there will be a CUMC volunteer helping with that) we’ll send you down to the pavilion while your driver parks the car. For those requiring easy access drop off/pickup we’ll direct your car to the pavilion. Easy access restrooms for everyone.

How long does it last? We have the park until 7:30 that night so you can play until everyone is exhausted. A great opportunity to bring neighbors, friends, grandkids, in laws, outlaws, teens, young adults, boy and girl friends, and grandparents. Let’s get together for a great day of fellowship!


Mary Martha Circle

Wednesday,  September 8, 12:00 p.m.
Chuck's Place, 406 Main Street, Thiensville

All women welcome! If you plan on attending, please contact Nancy Severson to let her know.