Welcome to Community Methodist Church!  We hope you will take a moment to browse our website and discover the many opportunities to experience and share the presence of God, the love of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit.  You are invited to join us for worship, fellowship, service, and spiritual growth opportunities for all ages, as together we partner with God in making a difference in the world through the love of Jesus Christ. We hope to see you soon!



Welcome to church!!!

SUNDAY, October 17:

     9:00 am – Sunday School (all ages)

     10:00 am - Worship

     11:00 am - Fellowship

MONDAY, October 18:

     7:00 pm - Glory Circle

TUESDAY, October 19:

     7:00 - Galatians Bible Study 

WEDNESDAY, October 20:

      5:15 am - Men's Prayer

      5:30 am - Men's Bible Study

      1:30 pm - Faith Circle

      6:00 pm - Youth Group

      6:30 pm - Choir Practice

      7:30 pm - Leadership Board

THURSDAY, October 21:

    10:00 am - Seekers 

     7:00 pm - Monica Circle

SUNDAY, October 24:

     8:30am – Prayer Gathering

     9:00 am – Sunday School (all ages)

     10:00 am - Worship

     11:00 am - Fellowship

TUESDAY, October 26:

      6:00 pm - Charge Conference in Jefferson

      7:00 pm - Galatians Bible Study

                        led by Evelyn Lewiston Everyone Welcome

WEDNESDAY, October 27:

     5:15 am - Men's Prayer

     5:30 am - Morning Men

                      All men welcome

      1:30 pm - Ogden Manor Worship

      6:00 pm - Youth Group 5th - 8th grade

      6:30 pm - Choir Practice

THURSDAY, October 28:

    10:00 am - Seekers 

SATURDAY, October 30:

    9:30 am - Young Families in Faith Group

                           Everyone is Welcome!

SUNDAY, October 31:    

     9:00 am – Sunday School (all ages)

     10:00 am - Worship 

     11:00 am - Fellowship

TUESDAY, November 2:

     7:00 pm - Galatians Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, November 3:

     5:15 am - Men's Prayer

     5:30 am - Men's Bible Study

      6:00 pm - Youth Group (5-8 grades)

      6:30 pm - Choir Practice

      7:00 pm - Missions Team

THURSDAY, November 4:

    10:00 am - Seekers 


You are welcome to contact the office

at 515-275-4015 for updates at anytime. 

You are also welcome to call Pastor Buck directly at 712-303-8812.


CUMC monthly calendar is located under the

Calendar tab at the top of this page.

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  Worship Time
8:30 am -Prayer Gathering
9:00 am - Sunday School
10:00 am - Worship
11:00 am - Fellowship

 May 30th thru Sept. 5th
8:30 am - Prayer Gathering
9:00 am - Worship
10:00 am - Fellowship


In October CUMC

will be collecting 

24 count crayons

& round tip student scissors

For Eagle Lake pictures
and information go to the top of this page under
Youth Ministry
then scroll down to
Eagle Lake On Location

Weekly Messages

Join us each week as we

grow and learn together!

Click Here to find weekly messages

Community United Methodist Church
is meeting in person and online. 
There is hand sanitizer and masks available in the Courtyard. 

If you are not comfortable meeting in person you are welcome to join us Livestream.  Just click on the Livestream under the Sunday Services in the Menu Tab at the top of this page.  We are also recording the services and posting the recordings to our website by 1PM on the same Sunday.  Just click on the Sunday Services tab at the Menu above.

All are welcome to attend. 
Come join us in worship.

Click Here to review our guidelines we have put into place to make our services as safe as possible.
Mission Statement:
Coming together with love; Uniting for fellowship and prayer; 
Ministering to our community as disciples of Christ.

Mission Focus:

To help those of our church and community to KNOW GOD better,  LOVE GOD more passionately and SERVE GOD more fully.

CHARGE CONFERENCE                             October 26th at 6:00 pm

Our annual church’s Charge Conference will be held at Jefferson First in Jefferson, Iowa on October 26th at 6:00 pm.  The whole congregation is welcome to attend.  There will be Charge Conference packets available on October 31th in the Courtyard.  Any questions, please ask the office.

Harvest of Blessings Dinner
Sunday, November 7th after worship 11:00am
Dine in or Carry Out/Drive Through
Turkey and Tater with all the fix'ins
Free Will Offering



Sunday, November 7th

Honoring those you have gone before.

Lucille Sterner

January 7, 1923 – October 28, 2020

Gale “Dutch” Eshelman

April 11, 1930 – November 21, 2020

Raechel A. Hollingshead

August 9, 1922 – November 28, 2020

Bethel M. Hurley

September 9, 1924 – December 1, 2020

Dale VanLangen

December 25, 1939 – December 21, 2020

Shirley Mae Rose

June 10, 1938 – December 26, 2020

Tony Berg

September 25, 1918 – January 26, 2021

Lyle McConnell

August 10, 1945 – January 28, 2021

Jerome Milo “Jerry” Velky

April 13, 1926 – February 25, 2021

Kenneth (Ken) Hare

February 9, 1936 – March 19, 2021

Richard Sward

July 31, 1926 – March 31, 2021

Harold Berg

July 26, 1925 – April 2, 2021

Geraldene “Gerri” Ray

October 5, 1946 – April 20, 2021

Dale Burman

June 18, 1926 – May 25, 2021


A Six Week Study of Galatians


How many of you have decided not to go to a church study group because “I don’t know the Bible well enough” or “I might get asked a question and not know the answer”?  Do I have a wonderful prospect for you!  An evening discussion group for men and women on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm in the Church Library.  We will spend time discussing Paul’s Letter to the Galatians and work together to find how this letter is relevant for us today.  Evelyn Lewiston will be the facilitator.  Please contact Evelyn at 515-230-0100 or lewiston@netins.net for more information.

Sunday School
Every Sunday Morning
at 9:00 am for all ages.
Everyone Welcome!

One Room School House for up to 8th grade
Led by Kelli Larson
Adult Sunday School about Revelations

Led by Pastor Buck
High School and Families
Led by the Clevelands


Youth Group scheduled dates

Wednesday, October 13th, 20th, & 27th,  

Youth Group will start at 6:00 and go until 7:15.

There will be a meal provided.


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Wednesday Morning Men's 
Prayer & Bible Study
A good group of men have been meeting in the CUMC Courtyard on Wednesday mornings at 5:30 am.  They are engaging in wonderful Bible related conversations. They are now starting to meet before Bible Study at 5:15am for a time of prayer.  Come join these faithful and motivated group of men seeking Christ.
All men are welcome!!


Thursday Morning Bible Study

Seekers meet at 10:00 am

each Thursday in the church library. 


This is your invitation! 

Seekers study group meets year-round on Thursday mornings from 10 – 11:30 in the church library. 

Our studies focus on the scripture and how God is leading us to respond. 

Our group welcomes all to come and be in conversation

about God’s word. 

You may attend

in person or via Zoom.

Contact the office at cumc@netins.net

for Zoom information

Bulldog Builders

The winds of change seem to be constantly blowing. Whether it’s the kids growing up, our own aging process, or just the steady drumbeat of the seasons coming and going, change seems a constant companion. Let me tell you of some changes we see coming.

                 Every year, Judy and I do a sort of evaluation on where we are, personally, spiritually, ministry wise. It’s nothing deep or complicated, just a conversation we have sharing our thoughts about the season just passed, where we are currently and what do we want to do about next year. Our conversation this year has led us to the conclusion to call a timeout on holding Bulldog Builders this coming year.

Let me give you some of the reasons for our decision. The first is financial. A typical season of Bulldog Builder ministry runs nearly $10,000. The Lord has faithfully provided revenue sources for us and our church family has faithfully and generously supported us anytime we have requested help. We have always felt totally supported. However, with the loss of the Farm Progress Show money, we would be facing another year of having to raise all our support. Secondly, while student interest in the program remains, the trend is towards lower and lower attendance. I sometimes worry, my voice has gotten a little stale. We have also been told that a Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter has been given the go ahead to start in Ogden. FCA can be a vibrant replacement for Bulldog Builders for our students.

We have always felt led by the Lord in our youth ministry efforts. We continue to seek His will in all we do. Where that leads and what that looks like remains unclear at this time.

What remains is an overwhelming sense of gratitude. We are so grateful for the partnership of our church family. We are grateful for the many friendships we have developed over the years. Mostly, we are grateful beyond description for the unique opportunity we have had to watch the Lord reveal Himself in very personal and unique ways to students all through the years. It has truly been a joy and we are incredibly blessed!

Stay tuned. Things keep changing,

Tom and Judy

CUMC Church Directory

Thank you everyone who sent in their picture and updated their information.  Thank you Terri for taking so many great photos.  
You are welcome to pick one up in the Courtyard on the table just inside the West doors.  If you would like one mailed to you please let me know at the office (cumc@netins.net).   Since these will be printed "in house" they can be updated frequently, so if you get new family photos taken, just email me one here at the office and I will update the directory going forward.  Just let the office know if you would like to be added to future editions or if your information has changed.  

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