Category Archives: Announcements

Goody Bags for College Students

The CAUMC Family & Friendship Commission will be providing goody bags for college-aged students again this year. If you would like to sign up either yourself or your student, please reach out to the office at (785) 539-4191 or email at The deadline to sign up is Friday, December 9.

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. 

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Below is one of my favorite prayers of thanksgiving. I wanted to share it with you today.

All things come from you, O God,
and with gratitude we return to you what is yours.
You created all that is, and with love formed us in your image.
When our love failed, your love remained steadfast.
You gave your only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior.
All that we are, and all that we have, is a trust from you.
And so, in gratitude for all your gifts,
we offer you ourselves, and all that we have,
in union with Christ’s offering for us.
By your Holy Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other,
and one in ministry to all the world;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
— Hoyt L. Hickman [1]

[1] The United Methodist Book of Worship (Nashville, TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1992), 552.

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.