Music Notes

Opera at the CUMC Drive-In In collaboration with the amazing Pacific Opera Project, CUMC is making history in bringing live opera to Ventura County with orchestra, singers, stage and all! During the last week of September, 2020, the first Pandemic Drive-In opera in the world was performed in London by English National Opera. The second …

Music Notes

Mark Holmstrom’s 10th Anniversary We are very fortunate to have Mark Holmstrom in our Music Staff at CUMC. Not only is he an extremely talented organist and pianist, Mark Holmstrom is also very well versed in several music genres that allow him to do so much more than the traditional repertory. The proof is in …

Music Corner 4-11-19

The Music Corner by Luvi Avendano, Director, Worship & Music Ministries The liturgical calendar can be complex and sometimes difficult to follow; however, its observance provides a very interesting story line that allows for very meaningful and poignant seasons to creatively program our worship. One such example is the beautiful and intentional parallel of the …

Music Corner 02-21-19

Much information for you this week on the music corner: Mardi Gras Sunday explained, Carolyn and Dave Soyars in worship, Christmas CD’s and DVD’s available for all, click here for all the info… For your calendar: March 3 – Mardi Gras Sunday March 6 – Ash Wednesday March 10 – Lent Taize Sunday This weekend, …

Music Corner

Thank you all for you interest in the life of our music ministry! Here is the long answer to the question “Where’s the choir?” The first thing I see from my perspective working in both church and secular contexts is that our choir is made up entirely of volunteers. Although most of them have little …

Rev.G 4/5/17

Pastoral Update 4.5.17 We’re coming to the on-ramp for Holy Week, so time to get up to speed with what’s ahead: Pesach Next Week After this coming Sunday’s Palm-Passion service (details in tomorrow’s Connections), we’ll have a full ‘last supper’ communion service on Maundy Thursday (6:30pm, April 13). This is the Christian version of the …