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Tree of Warmth

The CAUMC Tree of Warmth is up! Please feel free to drop off your donations M-TH 8-5, Friday 8-12, or Sunday during the Worship Service.

The CAUMC Outreach Committee thanks you for supporting this annual event.

Staff Christmas Gifts

From the Staff Parish Relations Committee:

One of the ways CAUMC is blessed throughout the year is through the hard work of our staff. Much of their work goes on behind the scenes, providing instrumental support in carrying out our mission. We’d like to invite you, as you are able, to contribute to a fund that will be distributed among the staff as a Christmas bonus. Your contribution can be made online through our website ( there is a new option, ‘Staff Christmas, by placing an envelope specifying your gift for staff Christmas in the offering, or by giving your gift personally to myself, Leo Lake, or George Milliken.

Merry Christmas and blessings to you, members, and participants at CAUMC!

Lorrie Gfeller-Strouts, SPRC Chairperson

Thank You From the Youth

The Youth Group would like to thank all the KSU football fans who reserved parking spaces in our parking lot. Our loyal parkers are the best! This year, our parkers donated over 300 pounds of food and cash to our blessing box. Reserved spaces are now available for the 2023 season.


December 10, 1972, the Sunday Worship Service was built around the decorating of the sanctuary for Christmas.

Mildred and Ed Odom designed the decorations and planned the morning service.  The pastor was Douglas Dingle.  A candlelight turkey dinner was held at 5:30 p.m. and a children’s program at 7:00 p.m.  Ramona Woodhouse was chairperson for the Christmas Festival. 

Newsletter — November 27, 2022

Below is a link to this week’s newsletter. You can also view the newsletter on our website,

In celebration of Thanksgiving, the CAUMC offices will be closed this Thursday, November 24, as well as Friday, November 25. If you have an emergency or need immediate assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor John at 620-252-9622.


Children’s Holiday Activities Schedule


Wednesday, November 23

6:00-6:30 pm Christmas Program Rehearsal

Saturday, November 26 

10:00-11:00 am — Decorate Ornaments for the Narthex tree.

Sunday, November 27

8:45 am — Christmas Program Rehearsal (Run-Through of Lines)

9:15-10:15 am — Sunday School

10:30 am — Decoration Service (There will be NO Children’s Church)

Wednesday, November 30

6:30-7:30 pm — Full Christmas Program Rehearsal


Sunday, December 4

8:45 am — Possible Run-Through of Lines

9:15-10:15 am — Sunday School

10:30 — Worship (NO Children’s Church due to Communion)

Wednesday, December 7

6:30-7:30 pm — Full Christmas Program Rehearsal

Sunday, December 11

9:15 am — Full Christmas Program Rehearsal (during Sunday School)

4:00pm — Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 14

5:30pm — Church Family Advent Celebration & Dinner

Sunday, December 18

9:15-10:15 — Sunday School

Wednesday, December 21

No Activities – Enjoy your Winter Break!

Sunday, December 25

No Sunday School OR Children’s Church. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 28

No Activities – Enjoy your Winter Break!


Sunday, January 1

NO Sunday School – Happy New Year!

WEDNESDAY, January 4

Wednesday Night Activities return to the regular Schedule.

Service of Decoration

This Sunday, November 27, CAUMC will be having our Service of Decoration. This is also the first Sunday of Advent. For those that are unfamiliar with this service, we use this Sunday to decorate the Sanctuary, remembering where many of our Christmas traditions originated. The Service of Decoration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome to attend and participate. Be sure to ask about the potatoes!

Service of Decoration Preparation

Service of Decoration Preparation: 10-11 am Saturday, November 26

The Service of Decoration is November 27, the first Sunday of Advent. This worship service is a highlight in the life of our church. Please gather with me on Saturday from 10-11 am in joyous preparation for the Service of Decoration. Dawn Anderson, Worship Chair.