Reflections and Meditations with Pastor Ben

Click here to access my most recent Reflections and Meditations. Pastor Ben is an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church with pastoral experiences in the Baguio Area, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Tarlac provinces of the Philippines. He later transferred to the California – Pacific Conference in 1970 and served churches in the Hawaii, Long Beach, LosContinue reading “Reflections and Meditations with Pastor Ben”

Join Our Virtual Choir

Any members and friends are welcome to participate, and all music abilities are welcome. If you have seen our online Click + Worship service, you may have heard some of our choir members leading us in our favorite hymns. If you would like to join us in singing each week, please follow the steps below.Continue reading “Join Our Virtual Choir”

Drive-In Communion: 10am Sunday, March 7, 2020

Please join us for our drive-in communion at Covina United Methodist Church. Bring your elements (a food and drink to be blessed and eaten), park in the San Bernardino Rd. parking lot, and we will celebrate and thank God for the gifts of love we have received and can pass on with each other. As usual, participants will remainContinue reading “Drive-In Communion: 10am Sunday, March 7, 2020”

A Note from Our New SPRC Chair

Grace to you and Peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!  I am taking the lead of the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) for 2021, and I am looking forward to serving our congregation in this new capacity.  Thank you to outgoing Chair Sue Selinski. She has done an amazing job withContinue reading “A Note from Our New SPRC Chair”

Tuesdays Bible Study

Tuesdays Bible Study will start on January 5, 2021at 11:00 a.m. Virtual study with Pastor Lily.  The Book for this session is titled “God Unbound – Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church” by Elaine A. Heath. Author Elaine Heath extends an invitation to broaden our view of God by moving beyond the walls of buildingsContinue reading “Tuesdays Bible Study”

Congratulations CUMC Scholars

Congratulations to the 2020 Covina United Methodist Church Scholarship recipients! Thank you to everyone who supports this ministry to help make these scholarships possible. CUMC is blessed to provide over $7,000 in scholarships to the following students. Michael Anyanwu Ugo Nwosu Chima Mbaruguru Kelechi Mbaruguru Michael MbaruguruUche Mbaruguru Carson Quon Continuing Education Scholarship Beginning NovemberContinue reading “Congratulations CUMC Scholars”

Thoughts on Stewardship

In the 1930’s my father, as a single man, joined a fraternal organization that he loved dearly. Along with his church, it became the center of his social life. But after marriage, children, and a demanding job came along, the limits of free time meant he must choose between his church and the fraternal group.Continue reading “Thoughts on Stewardship”

‘The Good Word’ is out!

Don’t Miss Out on the Good Word.  Our newsletter, The Good Word, is an easy way to keep up-to-date with all our activities and other new developments in the church community. The Good Word features contributions from just about everyone, and contains informative news pieces with the goal of keeping you informed. Download the Winter 2020 Edition.

Continuing to Love Your Neighbor as you Love Yourself

Lauren Gumarang With the holidays coming up, everyone is looking forward to seeing their friends and family—- but this year, there’s a catch. As all things in 2020, Thanksgiving and possibly Christmas is put on hold to mitigate the spread of CoVid-19. Even though we’ve all gotten used to quarantine life, the pandemic is stillContinue reading “Continuing to Love Your Neighbor as you Love Yourself”

My Summer Vacation

Lauren Gumarang Over the summer, I had the chance to visit some of the national parks with my family. We went to a multitude of these parks, including Lassen Volcanic and the Redwoods in northern California, Crater Lake in southern Oregon, and Zion in southwest Utah. Of course, with the pandemic, we took extra precautionContinue reading “My Summer Vacation”

You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Lauren Gumarang Around the world, people are facing the harsh realities of COVID-19 and social distancing. Many establishments, like churches, schools, and businesses have remained closed for months, to remain within the rules of social distancing, but why? Social distancing is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “keeping space betweenContinue reading “You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”