Introducing our Spring Worship Series: New Life - Resurrection in God's Creation
on April 13th, 2023
Eastertide - the Great Fifty Days following Easter Sunday - is a season for celebrating new life. As we emerge from the wilderness of Lent, we receive the ancient stories of Jesus' resurrection appearances and contemplate the signs of resurrection emerging around us in the natural world. Join us on Sunday mornings at 10am (in-person and online at cdaumc.org/worship) as we celebrate the ways that n...  Read More
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Maundy Thursday: An at-home observance
on March 30th, 2023
For Maundy Thursday (April 6) this year, you are invited to make space at your dinner table for a Maundy Thursday observance. Click here for a beautiful at-home liturgy written by the Rev. Sarah Are. This liturgy invites you to bake a loaf of bread as part of contemplating Jesus' last supper with his disciples. If you do not enjoy baking, you can purchase a loaf from a local bakery or use whatever...  Read More
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2023 Easter Offering
on March 30th, 2023
Dear Church,See, I am doing a new thing!    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?I am making a way in the wilderness    and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19)God is always doing a new thing and we are especially aware of God's creative presence during the Easter season. As springtime blooms around us, our hearts respond, opening to the wonder of God's creation. We marvel at its abundanc...  Read More
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Pastor's Notebook: Resilient Church Project
on March 29th, 2023
Dear church,We have exciting news to share and celebrate! In November, Community UMC submitted an application to the Resilient Church Project at Whitworth University, a program that gathers churches together to explore what it means to be resilient in the midst of our changing culture...and we have been accepted!This is tremendous news for our church. Here's why: The religious landscape in our cou...  Read More
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Pastor's Notebook: Introducing our Lenten Worship Series - Wilderness
on February 23rd, 2023
Wilder • ness“state of the wild”Lent begins in the wilderness. The Spirit guides Jesus into the wilderness where he comes face to face with temptation and struggle. Yet, in his forty days of fasting, resisting, and wandering, Jesus is shaped and formed for his ministry. Similarly, through the wilderness of Lent, we are invited to surrender to the wild leadings of the Spirit. We rarely enter the wi...  Read More
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Building a Visitation Ministry
on February 2nd, 2023
One of the marks of a resilient church is the ability to adapt to changing needs and contexts. Community UMC has a growing need for a visitation ministry focused on extending our church's hospitality and care to homebound members, building connections with visitors/new members, and responding to emergency care requests in the church and community. To help meet that need, we are pleased to announce...  Read More
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All-Church Lenten Study: Walking in the Wilderness starting February 22nd
on February 2nd, 2023
The wilderness is a familiar place for those who follow Jesus. We spend 40 days in the wilderness during Lent--days in which God calls us to self-examination, repentance, and making room for the Holy One in our lives. Our task during Lent is to clear away the clutter from our hearts so we can be fully present to God and our neighbors. In our all-church Lenten study, Walking in the Wilderness, auth...  Read More
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Come to Messy Church this Sunday!
on February 2nd, 2023
Messy Church is a monthly hands-on, family-friendly, all-ages worship service. At Messy Church we believe that God meets us in the mess! We practice the values of all-ages together, celebration, creativity, hospitality, and centering ourselves in Christ. Here's what you can expect at a Messy Church service:- Welcome- Hands-on activities- A short Bible story lesson- and a FREE community meal!Our Fe...  Read More
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Pastor's Notebook: Introducing Our Winter Worship Series, Glimpses of the Kin-dom
on January 5th, 2023
Today is the twelfth day of Christmas and the day before the Epiphany (January 6). In the Eastern Christian tradition (and all Christianity traces its roots to the ancient Near East), Epiphany Day is known as Theophany Day. A theophany is God's self-revelation. The burning bush that spoke to Moses was a theophany. So was the pillar of cloud and fire that led the Israelites out of Egypt, and the sh...  Read More
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Pastor's Notebook: Star Words
on December 22nd, 2022
Dear Church,Eight years ago, I took up the practice of choosing a word to guide me spiritually in the new year. The first word I chose was “wellness.” I was working with a spiritual director on healing from a period of intense disappointment, and I wanted to spend that year focused on my physical, emotional, and spiritual health. So, I chose “wellness” to focus my intention. That was 2015, the yea...  Read More
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All-Church Bible Study: The Bible Year Starting January 15th
on December 15th, 2022
In 2023, journey with Pastor Amanda through the Bible cover-to-cover with the help of Magrey deVega's Bible devotional The Bible Year. This study breaks the Bible down into daily readings enriched with thematic and devotional content. We will meet Sunday mornings after worship to discuss the week's readings (with supplementary video content), encourage each other in the daily discipline of meditat...  Read More
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2022 Christmas Offering: Community Benevolence Fund
on December 15th, 2022
Dear Church,One Sunday after worship, a young man and his family came to the church seeking help. They were migrant farmworkers trying to get back to their home in Arizona after the harvest. Their van needed new tires, which they could not afford. It was not clear who in Coeur d'Alene could help meet their need, particularly on a Sunday afternoon, and they were not sure where to turn for help, so ...  Read More
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