NEW CHURCH WIDE STUDY – ‘A Disciple’s Path: Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church’ A guide for United Methodists: This study will begin the week of Feb. 11 and participants will need to purchase the Companion Book & Daily Workbook. Several day/times are available. Please contact the church office (892-5811 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to sign-up.
2018 WALK TO EMMAUS ANNUAL RETREAT– April 26-29 The Men’s Weekend / May 3-6 The Women’s Weekend: The Western MT. Walk to Emmaus, an ecumenical and revitalizing retreat, is held only once each year. The 2018 retreat will be held at the beautiful Glacier Camp Lodge overlooking Flathead Lake. The Walk, sponsored by The Upper Room: Supports Christian discipleship; it is not a conversion experience * Promotes leadership for churches and develops a laity/clergy partnership * Strengthens one’s relationship with God through personal growth, fellowship, praise and prayer
What is expected of me? Your attention from Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. until Sunday later afternoon; * Be absent from worldly happenings and be immersed in a variety of activities that concentrate attention on a relationship with God * Take part in prayer, worship, food, music, fun, laughter, food, sleep, thought-provoking discussions, skits, food, singing, laughter, food….
Applications must be submitted before April 12 for the men’s weekend and before April 26 for the women’s weekend.
We are limited to 25 participants per weekend so please let us know if you are interested. Each participant will have a sponsor to help provide information, transportation, and support for the weekend. For applications and other information contact Mary Kay Sinclair (406-890-3885).
EPIPHANY PARTY – Held on Sunday, Jan. 7 following worship (lunch provided): A wonderful celebration! We as Columbia Falls UMC continue to grow into Beloved Community and recognize that we matter to one another and to God. God has gifted each of us with resources to share with the church and community. Let’s celebrate thoughtful generosity of prayers, presence, gifts and service that through them we might increase our faith, hope and love. And with God’s help might we continue to live into our mission of bringing peace to the world which begins with peace in the heart, the family and in the home.
CHOIR CANTATA – held December 17 during worship at 11:00 am: The CFUMC Choir presented a Christmas Cantata entitled “The Winter Rose” by Joseph Martin, this musical incorporates both traditional carols and newly composed anthems that visit the timeless Christmas story with fresh insight. It presents the birth and life of Christ from prophecy to passion. What a talented Choir! The Cantata was beautiful!! We celebrated afterwards with cake!
MAYA PEDAL FUNDRAISING EVENT:
Columbia Falls UMC celebrated 125th Anniversary! On July 31, 2017 Columbia Falls United Methodist Church had a wonderful worship with guest preacher Bishop Karen Oliveto as part of an entire weekend of celebration events …Luci Yeats, lay historian, led a team for approximately a year to gather history and translate it to the present life of the church. Her team reached out to former pastors, to friends, and members both past and present to encourage people to attend.
In faith, we witnessed to thousands in the street on Saturday from our float during the Columbia Falls’ Heritage Days parade, over 200 during an ice cream social, 18 on Saturday night during our vespers service, and 98 on Sunday morning during worship. Following worship, we celebrated with a brunch and program that highlighted ministries of the past and present, and recognized individuals active in ministry for over 60 years.