Sunday, November 3, 2013
ONE SERVICE at CUMC
40th Anniversary Service and Celebration
(don't forget to change your clocks
We would like to take this time to welcome our new Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Louis Shockley, Jr. (Pastor Lou) to our congregation!
Dr. Louis Shockley was born in Beverly, New Jersey and raised in Dover, Delaware. After graduating from high school, he studied graphic design at Annotonelli School of Photography and Graphic Design (1965 - 1968) and Moore College of Art (1966 - 1968), both located in Philadelphia, Pa. He received a B.S. Degree from Temple University (1969). His divinity studies include Wilberforce University Payne Theological Seminary later receiving a Masters of Divinity from Drew University Divinity School (1974). In addition, Dr. Shockley received a Doctoral Fellowship form the University of Dayton, sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews, to study Conflict Management and Behavioral Psychology. He later transferred to the Center for Post Graduate Studies sponsored by Ohio State University, Wittenburg University and Antioch College, and received a Ph.D in Behavioral Science (1982).
Over the years, Dr. Shockley's civic and community involvements have included: Chairperson, Prince George's Counter Voter Registration; member, Coalition "Operation BIg Vote"; member, Black Leadership Round Table; member, Rainbow Coalition of Baltimore City. As a clergy of the United Methodist Church, Pastor Shockley has served as Vice Chairperson, Board of Communications, Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference; Chairperson, United Methodist Community Services; Chairperson, Editorial Board of the Conference Connection Newspaper; member, Area on Worship, 1984 - 1988; Vice Chairperson, Conference Board of Ordained Ministries.
We eagerly anticipate the path on which the Holy Spirit will lead us; and are excited at the role Pastor Lou, and his leadership, will play in our continued growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.
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Welcome to CUMC!
OUR MISSION: TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD.
OUR VISION: WE ARE COMMITTED TO CHRIST AND HIS WAY, UNITED BY THE SPIRIT IN LOVE, AND ALIVE FOR GOD'S MISSION.
Cooperative Parish Information
Community United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church are currently working together under a Cooperative Parish Agreement. Our hope is to further the walk with Christ for all members in both communities. Throughout the website you may see additional information posted (i.e. addresses, bulletins, sermons, etc.) relating to Trinity U.M.C. and will be indicated as such by the TUMC label. In addition, TUMC has a website with more detailed information specific to the Trinity Campus and can be found at:
Trinity United Methodist Church
956 Patuxent Road
Odenton, MD 21113
Ph: (410) 672-5215
2 Kings 1:10 (NIV)
Elijah answered the captain, "If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!" Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men.
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The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the day of Midian's defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. NIV Listen