Special thanks to all of our Church Volunteers (wearing orange t-shirts) who made the whole day possible, especially Karen Hurst and Deb Edens who coordinated our volunteers.
You might be wondering: Why are we doing these outreach events?? Why are we spending so much money??? The answer is very simple: We want to grow as a church! We want to reach the unchurched and de-churched (those who have walked away from the church) in our community! We want to insure that Cornerstone United Methodist Church is a strong healthy vibrant church 10 to 20 years from now. We have a very strong core of people at CUMC who are 50 years and older. However, those 50 and younger are a much smaller percentage of our church. Our Outreach Team wants to reach out to all ages in our community, but particularly younger adults and families who are not actively involved in a church. That’s
why Summer BLAST was designed to be a Family Friendly Fun event!
Lastly, the Minnesota United Methodist Church has helped us in tremendous ways in recent years to merge Wesley and Albright into One Church. Also, they have given tremendous encouragement to our Outreach Team efforts by suspending our Apportionments (the money all UMC churches pay to the District Office to support our many UMC ministries and programs) for 2016. Bishop Ough and our D.S Fred Vanderwerf have given us a clear mandate: Invest the suspended apportionment money in reaching your community with the gospel!! That’s exactly what we are doing, and that’s why we did Summer BLAST…and it truly was a blast!!!
Peace & Joy!!