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The Story of CMC Ministry in 2017

Worship  

CMC worships together in Jesus’ name as we sing, listen and pray together. Through weekly worship including special seasons  of the church year–Advent, Christmas Eve, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost–the music, arts, and messages of Anabaptist Christian faith frame our experience of life through ordinary times and the experiences of birth, death, new relationships, struggle and joy.  $86,947

Children and Youth  

CMC sponsors faith development among children and youth encouraging and preparing them to follow the way of Christ in the world.  Our nursery, Sunday School, Venture club, Jr MYF, and MYF forge meaningful relationship of trust that reflect the love God.  We also offer mentors, education grants and financial support for Mennonite higher ed for young people seeking to grow in their faith.  CMC is committed to Safe Church practices. $90,048

Community Outreach  

CMC engages our host community of Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley responding to needs with Christlike compassion and generosity.  We express our faith through our daily lives including vocations, families, service, material aid, peacemaking, justice and care for creation.  We financially support organizations such as Patchwork Pantry, NewBridges, Our Community Place, Gemeinschaft, Bridge of Hope, Harrisonburg Free Clinic, Faith in Action, Community Preschool, Skyline Literacy, Big Brothers Big Sisters. $64,886

Congregational Life

CMC is place to belong.  We want each member and attendee to experience authentic community through relationships with one another and with God.  Small groups, adult education, hospitality, annual church retreat, care teams, CMC Seniors, special events, support groups (grief,mental health) gifts discernment, pastoral care, and vision development contribute to a vital congregation who integrates our life and faith. $157,405

Broader Church  

CMC belongs to Mennonite Church USA through our district and conference.  We support church organizations that strengthen an Anabaptist witness in the world: Harrisonburg District, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Virginia Mennonite Missions, MC USA, Mennonite Education Agency, Mennonite Mission Network, Mennonite World Conference, Mennonite Central Committee, Christian Peacemaker Teams, The Mennonite, Racial Ethnic Leadership Education, and mutual aid for pastors via the Corinthian Plan. $61,001

CMC depends on all of our members sharing their gifts—gifts of time, talent, and financial support.

Interested in learning more about giving?

Gifts of time and talent

Our commissions and committees are always looking for volunteers. Some volunteer opportunities require little time commitment, while others offer opportunities for long-term involvement. If you would like to offer your gifts to the church, please contact a pastor or commission chair.

Gifts of financial support

Each week, we collect a voluntary offering to support the work of the church. These funds pay pastors’ salaries, maintain the building, purchase Sunday School supplies, and serve the poor of our community.

Additionally, we offer financial and leadership support to many other organizations, including:

We have a chance to contribute to the work of the church each week during the worship service.

Members are invited to set up automatic contributions, if they find this more convenient.

Additionally, we now accept contributions using a credit or debit card.

For more information, consult the Finance Committee, which manages CMC’s budget.