Serve at Christ UMC

A Letter from Pastor Ric

On January 18th, Clementine, daughter of Pastor Ric and Joanna Shewell, suffered from a sudden rupture of a deformed vein in her brain. Miraculously, she survived the rupture and came through multiple brain surgeries with minimal injuries and an incredibly hopeful future. 


Read Pastor Ric's letter to the congregation here. 


Pastor Ric will return to preaching on February 10th and February 24th. He will gradually return to full duties at the church after that. Pastor Ric thanks you for love and support of the community, and the ability to be with his family and daughter during this time. 

Each one had a role

given to them by the Lord: I planted, Apollos watered, but God made it Grow. 

-1 Corinthians 3:5-6

The church is not a product or service that can be bought or sold; the church is a community that we create together. Your voice, talent, skills, and gifts make this community of faith one of a kind. So get involved! Here are some of the ways you can give your time and talents to the community: 


Leadershipcontact Pastor Ric for more info.

• Serve on Church Council, help plan and guide the ministries of the church.

• Care for the gifts and finances of the church as counter or auditor.


Worshipcontact Elizabeth or Mazie for more info.

• Serve in our Choir and Bell Choir.

• Play in the Worship Band.

• Help services run smoothly with our Audio/Visual team.

• Care for others through our Hospitality team and Ushers. 


Children and Youth - contact Kim for more info.

• Help lead or support teach in our Children's Church.

• Serve in our YouthCORE ministry by mentoring and hanging out with teenagers.

• Care for our littlest members in the nursery. 


Atmosphere - contact the church office for more info.

• Create a welcoming environment by up keeping our landscaping.

• Help design settings for worship services, with our Worship Design team. 

• Serve by maintaining and caring for our facilities. 


These are just some of the ways that you can get involved at Christ UMC. Got some more ideas? We want to hear them! Contact us at office@cedarmillchristumc.org to learn of more ways to serve and share new ideas.