Many people know that Congregations United in Ministry (CHUM) operates a Food Shelf, a Daytime Drop in Center, and an Emergency Shelter. CHUM also helps homeless families and individuals look for permanent housing and jobs. A less known ministry is CHUM CHURCH, a faith community for developmentally disabled persons, their caregivers and families.
CHUM Church meets about 6 times a year, always at Peace UCC. Other CHUM congregations take turns providing the supportive ministries needed so that this unique faith community can gather for Christian education, worship, food and fellowship.
Pilgrim Congregational Church, a member of CHUM, is supporting CHUM Church gatherings on February 9, April 13 and July 13. On February 9, Pilgrim will provide the meal following CHUM Church’s worship service. On April 13, Pilgrim will provide leadership for the worship service. On July 13, Pilgrim will provide a “set up and clean up” crew. Other supporting congregations for these dates are St. Paul’s and First Lutheran.
Members of Pilgrim are invited to visit CHUM Church on any of these dates and participate with the regular members of this faith community. Visitors help CHUM Church members feel recognized and supported by the wider community and are enthusiastically welcomed. The CHUM church schedule is as follows: 4:00 p.m., Christian education classes; 4:30, worship; 5:00 meal.
Peace is located is 1111 E. 11th Avenue and is a United Church of Christ, as is Pilgrim.