Life and Church
attendee will spend an average of two months out of the year at church
year in six of his/her life. Particularly
at CCUMC, our lives have been
intertwined with the
the church. Families of the church have
attended CCUMC for 3-4 generations. Some
members have been with the church for their whole lives.
Babies have been baptized, youth have
celebrated promotions and graduations, young adults have been married,
have had babies, and some have died as members of the church. Members have been invited to church through
friends and mentors. They have studied
the Bible in Sunday School and learned English at ESL.
They shared meals and built bonds with each
other in fellowship groups, where they care for and support one another
experience God's grace together. This site is a collage of
memories by our members.
the New Arrival-2007
Birthday - 2007
Most of us
celebrate our birthdays with family and friends or maybe not at
all. But what does it say about when people want to celebrate
with their church community? We often talk about the church's
quality as a "family church" as its strength. Yet the desire of
our members to share their celebrations of life with us demonstrates
the depth of closeness that we share with one another.
Birthday for Mrs. Chan Lok Shang - 1960
Since Adam and Eve, the church has celebrated
the blessing of "Two becoming One." In this sacred place,
marriage is not just an institution, but a holy union between the
couple, God and a community of faith. Through good times and bad,
we dedicate ourselves to making a life together and supporting each
other in commitment for a lifetime.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey and Valerie Kuan -
Christ offers us a
sense of identity, purpose, love, and
community. In Christ we are a family. We share our lives
a community of faith - supporting each other, praying for each other,
work and play together, and keeping each other accountable.
A core value and
tradition at our church is to provide care and support outside our
church walls. Whether homebound by illness, in need of a
welcoming presence, or a warm meal together, our church members are
called to the second of Christs greatest commandments to Love Thy
Visitations Story by Bertha Tong
with Benny Huey
"For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven." [Ecclesiastes
It is human and Christlike to mourn our loved ones at their
passing. We share sorrows and help each other come to
closure at the change of seasons for our members.
As Christians, we also celebrate life and look forward to that time we
can be together again at home with Christ.
Rev. Chan Lok Shang - 1941
Lum David Lee - 2000