10:30 Sunday Schoolchildren in worship

(Grades K-5)

After Children’s moments in service the kids will head off to the Children’s Room with Miss Emily and the volunteer teachers from the congregation. The kids will learn all about the Bible, scripture, prayer, play games, do crafts and eat some snacks. Anyone is welcome to join us! If you have any questions, please e-mail Emily Wise at emily@cdaumc.org or call the church office at 208-765-8800.

Junior Youth Group

(Grades K-5)

2nd Wednesday each month

6:00pm  DINNER
6:30-7:45pm  YOUTH GROUP

Meets next on May 9thfrom 6:00-7:45 pm. We have dinner together, have a short lesson with Pastor Karisa and play games! It is a fabulous time! Come hang out, eat good food, laugh a lot and hang out with great people. All are welcome- bring a friend! If you have any questions, please e-mail Emily Wise at emily@cdaumc.org or call the church office at 208-765-8800.

Parents are welcome to join kids for dinner. Please call 208-765-8800 for more information.


Youth Group Sunday mornings

(Grades 6-12)

9:00 am in the Youth Room (East Hallway) until 10:00 am.

The youth are currently studying the book of Genesis with Pastor Karisa. There is usually some kind of food brought in the mornings (donuts, cinnamon rolls, fruit- all kinds of goodies!) All are welcome to join! If you have any questions, please e-mail Emily Wise at emily@cdaumc.org or Pastor Karisa karisahill16@gmail.com or call the church office at 208-765-8800.




Sr. Youth Group

(Grades 6-12)


6:00pm  DINNER
6:30-7:45pm  YOUTH GROUP

We play games, we have a chance to talk to one another, learn about who we are in God’s world and who God is in our lives. All youth grades 6-12 are invited and welcome—bring a friend!

The second Wednesday of every month, interested youth will go to Skyway Elementary 3:45-5:00pm to hang out with the after school kids, play games, help with homework, color or play Legos. It’s way more fun than you would think! We arrange transportation from Middle Schools-text or call Emily Wise 208-819-2795 if you are interested in coming that month. Bring some $ for an after school snack at Mavericks!

Leader: Emily Wise




Youthies do Bloomsday Sunday 

May 6, 2018

It’s become an annual tradition!  The Community UMC Youthies do BLOOMSDAY!  Most of us don’t do it for time, most of us do it for FUN! Anyone else is invited to join us (parents siblings & friends)!  And if we know who is going we can pick up all of the numbers etc. ahead of time and it’s easy-peasy!
Here’s the scoop:
Click register online and go from there!
Input info:
  • So that those of us who want to start together put your estimated time at 2 hours.
  • General Registration is $20.00 which will get you the t-shirt (after you finish) and officially timed.  $2.19 is the online registration processing fee which is totally worth it!
  • Be sure to buy the bus pass $1.75 (we meet at the church at 7:00am, take a picture and then head out together to the Spokane Valley Mall to catch the bus.
  • Bring $ for lunch after you are done with Bloomsday.  Depending on the weather we hang out or come home quickly.
  • ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED, NOTIFY ME (emily@cdaumc.org ) SO THAT I CAN PICK UP YOUR NUMBER the Friday before.  I will have all of the numbers at the church on Sunday morning before we head out!
Total Cost for race: $23.94
You will be hearing more as we get closer—weather, how to dress etc.

Summer 2018 Youth Mission Trips!

Our summer service and mission opportunities have been booked! IMP is geared toward our Middle School students and L.A.S.T. is geared toward our High School Students.  Each mission opportunity is $300 per person.  While that sounds like a lot, saving a little from here on out makes a HUGE difference. Fundraising events can also happen when we know who is interested.  We will have sign-ups in February.  Friends are welcome too!  Questions?  email Emily Wise emily@cdaumc.org


Idaho Mission Project (Middle School) Rathdrum ID August 5-10, 2018 Idaho Mission Project is a service and adventure-based program run out of Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center in beautiful North Idaho. Our vision is to be the leading Mission Trip Partnership Program for church youth groups and though we are a United Methodist Ministry, we are open and invite all Christian youth groups to participate and come together to put your faith in action. Our goal is to provide an all inclusive week long project that has meaningful work projects ready to go for organizations and people in need. We take care of all your food, accommodations, and logistical concerns. Just bring yourself and transportation. And finally, you will be part of a Christian Camp community during your stay here and we are ready to provide a week of play and adventure options to help your youth experience all that North Idaho can offer. For what projects we do and what a day in the life looks like, check out: www.twinlow.org


L.A.S.T (Learning & Serving Together) Portland, Oregon July 8-13, 2018. L.A.S.T. is a service-learning project that links small groups of youth and adults with service opportunities.  We don’t stop at service; youth and adults are encouraged to think through what they are doing from a biblical perspective.  We also study together the root causes of poverty and examine ways in which we all can be a part of the greater solution. Jesus’ ministry was full of examples of him meeting the needs of others.  He healed physical and mental sickness, taught people how to live lives full of wonder and grace, and challenged the systems and authorities that kept people in poverty.  Service for Jesus was more than a way of helping people, it was a way of getting to know them.  For Jesus service was about relationships.  This is our philosophy.  As we get to know other people, especially those different from ourselves, we learn things about ourselves and can understand who God is calling us to be more fully!

Summer Camps

Summer 2018’s Theme is: This Changes Everything

Go to twinlow.org for elementary, middle school and high school camp date


20th- Laser Quest in Spokane! Hours and prices are being worked out. When we get back from Spokane we will help Ecumenical Kitchen prep food for Thursday’s lunch (the 21st).

21st-  Serve lunch with Ecumenical Kitchen downtown CDA at 1stPresbyterian on Lakeside from 10:30 am- 1:00 pm. 😊We will meet at the church at 10:20 am.

27th- Picnic at Blue Grass Park and OVERNIGHT!  Meet at the church at 3:00 pm. Please bring your favorite snack and water! We will also be attending Community Northwest Ministries outdoor worship service in Rathdrum at 6:00 pm and will come back afterwards for dinner and games. Please pick up your youth at 9:00 am. Breakfast will also be provided.



4th-  No Youth Group-Happy 4th  of July!!

11th-  No Youth Group– L.A.S.T. Mission Trip to Portland, Oregon

18th-  Field Day at the church 6:00-8:00 pm. Please come having already ate dinner. 😊

25th-  Triple Play! We will meet at the church at 12:45 pm and ride over together. We will be back at 5:15 pm. The cost is $23.00 per/person (this is a group rate and to keep this price we need more than 15 people to go!) Please have your youth bring money if they want to have a snack or play in the arcade.



1st Water/ Chalk fight here at the church. Please have your youth wear white that they don’t mind getting dirty/ruined. Please eat dinner before coming to youth group. 😊

8th Idaho Mission Project – No Youth Group

15thGet Air! Trampoline place in Spokane. Time and Cost is being worked out as well.

22nd Community Northwest Ministry outside worship service. Meet at the church at 5:30. Please bring money for Ice cream afterwards. We will be back at 8:00 pm. 😊

29th End of Summer BBQ. Food will be provided. Come celebrate the final days of summer and beginning of a new school year with us!