Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions! If you don't find your question listed here, just ask one of the members .
What time is CPUMC's Worship Service?
Worship is on Sundays at 10:00 AM. Our nursery is open at 9:45 a.m. and is located next to the sanctuary. Sunday School age children will come to our service , meet our Children's Director and stay for a few minutes to acclimate them to what happens in church. They will enjoy a time with the Pastor, some music and then go to the Children's education wing with the Director to enjoy their own activities. On the first Sunday of each month, which is Communion Sunday, all the children and their teachers return to the sanctuary at approximately 10:45 for Communion. Youth are invited to stay in the Sanctuary or go with the Youth Director if she is at Cambrian Park that month.
Is there child care and where is it?
Quality nursery care is available from 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM. When facing the sanctuary main doors, the nursery is to your left. Infants and toddlers too young to participate in Kids' Church are very welcome in our nursery. All of our staff have undergone security precautions, and they have been trained in CPR/First Aid.
What's the difference between Methodists and all the other church denominations?
The Methodist Church is one of the Protestant churches. It started as a revival within the Church of England led by John and Charles Wesley in the 18th century. The Wesley brothers emphasized a regular discipline of Bible study, prayer, fasting, and outreach to the poor. These methodical practices led to their nickname: "Methodists". United Methodists are unique in a number of ways: We insist that personal spirituality and social responsibility cannot be separated; in the end how we live our lives expresses our true religion. We tolerate a certain amount of diversity of thought: some United Methodists are theologically liberal and some are theologically conservative. We are an "open communion" church: all people regardless of church membership are welcome to participate in the programs and ministry of the church. We are a "connectional" church: interconnected by a common structure and network of resources to 38,000 other United Methodist churches in North America and many more around the world.
How do I join this church?
For information on how to join this church, contact Reverend Amy Beth@cambrianparkumc.org, or at 408-377-8155.
What is expected of church members at CPUMC?
Members of our church are expected to accept our mission statement, namely, "To grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, and live out our faith in action." Members of our church are expected to support the church in four ways: with prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
Is there a small group I can join with people who share my interests and needs?
Yes! Small groups are available. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Amy Beth and she will let you know about the small groups happening at that time.