Fusion is our Student Ministry program at CUMC. As a church we believe that the spiritual development of the upcoming generations is incredibly important. We place a lot of emphasize on making sure that our kids have a safe place to learn more about Jesus, starting with The Wave (birth-4th), Transit (5th - 6th) and Fusion (7th -12th).


All of our ministries echo our overall church goal and vision: Connect, Grow, Share. We might phrase it slightly different from ministry to ministry to better address the age groups that we are interacting with. In our Fusion ministry we do this through the simple words Found, Equipped, Sent.


As a ministry we want to make sure that all of our students develop a relationship with God, that they would be Found in the love of our Heavenly Father. Then we want to empower our students through teaching, serving opportunities and small groups to Equip them for the work of God and His kingdom. Lastly, we want our students to know that they have a valuable role to play in the narrative of God's story, and that they are being Sent out to share God's grace with others. 


At Fusion we have a very simple goal, "we want to simplify our approach to amplify Jesus." This just means that our focus is not necessarily to have the biggest, most cutting edge, crazy games and set up. We will have games and do cool events but all of that comes in second to creating an opportunity for our students to have a genuine encounter with God. 



For more information on our PROGRAMING, EVENTS, AND TRIPS, keep scrolling down the page


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If you have any questions about Fusion please e-mail Hugo at hugo@chapinum.com

When do we meet?

Our Fusion Student Ministry meet on Sunday nights, excluding holidays and special events. We meet in the Fellowship Hall at our CUMC campus, from 6:00 - 8:00. 


At Fusion we have structure our Sunday nights to meet the current needs of our ministry. We want to focus on creating a sense of community and acceptance through out our ministry. Every student between 7th-12th grade is welcomed to be apart of our ministry. We have broken down our Sunday nights into two unique formats. We still meet at the same time on Sundays, but the programing for Sunday nights "alternates" from week to week.


Fusion Large Group Nights


On Large Group nights our students still gather from 6:00-8:00. Students start with a time of fellowship and playing games. During this time we have pizza, candy, and drinks for sale, all of these items are $1 a piece just to help cover the cost. After our time of fellowship, we move into a time of worship and a large group message. This is where we come together to spend time praising God through song and learning more about God through a teaching message. After the message is done our students move into a "Break Out Session" where they will spend some time with leaders discussing the nights topic. 


Fusion Small Group Nights


On Small Group nights our students meet from 6:00-8:00. These nights are just as crucial to the spiritual development and guidance of our students as our Large Group Nights. These nights are when community and discipleship is pushed to the next level. We start with a time of fellowship with games and food. Afterwards, students break into groups separated by gender and grade. We do this to ensure that the content and environment is appropriate for all students. Even if it's a student's first time, they will be connected with a group so they can meet some other students who are their same age and at least two of our adult leaders. 



Fusion Sunday  Schedule for 2017


November 5th - Large Group Night

November 12th - Small Group Night

November 19th - Flannel Formal

November  26th - No Fusion (Thanksgiving Break)

December 3rd - Oh Fancy Dinner

December 17th, 24th, 31st - No Fusion (Christmas Break)

Upcoming Events

We have a ton of fun events planned for our students. We believe that community happens when we all come together on Sunday nights and through occasional fun events. 

  • fLannel Formal

    In celebration of the season and the cold weather, we'll be hosting our annual Flannel Formal. Students will wear their best flannel gear and join us for a great night of fun and food. We will have some "Fall Festival" style games, and other activities for this night. The "Flannel Formal" is on Sunday night, November 19, from 6:00-8:00.  


    This is a free event for all of our students in Fusion and their friends. Anyone from 7th-12th grade is welcome!

  • Fusion Feliz Navidad Fiesta

    We are very excited to be introducing our very first Feliz Navidad Fiesta. In this great season of holidays and Christmas we tend to get caught up in the material things and turn our focus inward towards the things we want for ourselves. Our Feliz Navidad Fiesta is an event in which we are coming together as a student ministry for some great food, give aways, games, but most importantly to be generous towards those in need.  


    At CUMC we partner with over 20 different mission organization both in our local area and throughout the world. In honor of all of our mission partners in latino countries we are hosting this Spanish style "fiesta"! Our entire night will be a fun fiesta theme including food from one of our local Mexican restaurants.


    The "Feliz Navidad Fiesta" will take place on December 3rd from 6:30-8:00. Tickets for the dinner are $15 each and we will have items for raffle as well. Rafael tickets will be $2 each. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and raffle tickets will be going towards missions. 75% of the money raise will go towards supporting our mission partners and 25% will go towards student mission trip scholarships. Tickets will start going on sale in early November. 


    If you have any questions please e-mail Hugo at hugo@chapinumc.com

Upcoming Fusion Trips

Through out the year we try to take our students on a few different retreats to help refocus our attention on God and strengthen that relationship. These trips are a great opportunity for our students to create new friendships and grow closer to their leaders. 


We try hard to price these trips so that they are affordable to all. However, we understand that sometime these trips can be financially challenging. We never want money to be the reason a student is not able to participate or experience a connection with God. Thats why we offer partial and full scholarships for all of these events. Scholarships are distributed on an as needed bases and for large families with multiple kids who would want to attend the trips. Just fill out the Scholarship Form and have it turned in to Hugo. 

  • Passion 2018

    What is Passion: "While we host large gatherings, Passion is more than a conference. More than an event. More than a feeling. Passion is you and me saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name" - Passion Team


    It's an amazing 3 day conference in Atlanta, GA. for our High School Seniors and College students. Spots are very limited, we only have 15 spots available for students. First come first served, but must be able to provide deposit to hold a spot for the student.


    When: January 1-3, 2018


    Cost:  Trip cost covers the amount for the ticket, transportation, and hotel stay. Students will need extra cash for meals.


               $190 Early Bird Pricing (Deposit must be turned in by October 31)

               $225 Trip Cost starting November 1st

               $50 non-refundable deposit (Deposit is part of total trip costs) 


    Registration Form

    2018 Medical Release Form  

  • Big Chill: Unplugged

    Big Chill is our annual High School winter retreat. This is year Big Chill is is getting a makeover. As we work to "simplify our approach to amplify Jesus" we are going to be moving the location and working on the structure of this amazing weekend. We will be hosting an amazing guest speaker and guest worship team. 


    This year Big Chill is also going unplugged! This means that this trip is technology free. Students will not be permitted to bring phones, iPads, laptops or any other for of technology. We want to help our students to "unplug" from their distraction and focus completely on Christ. 


    When: February 16-19, 2018


    Costs: Trip costs cover transportation, lodging, and food. 


               $200 Early Bird Pricing (Deposit must be turned in by December 3rd)

               $250 Total Trip Cost starting Dec 4th

               $50 nonrefundable deposit. Due by Jan 31 (Deposit is part of the total trip cost)


    Registration Form

    2018 Medical Release Form         

  • Fusion Summer Camp 2018

    It might seem like camp is way too far away to start thinking and planning for it. However, we want to make sure that as you start thinking about your 2018 trips and vacations you would keep our Fusion Summer Camp in mind.


    We already have our dates set aside. Summer Camp will be July 28th - August 1st of 2018. More information will be available as we move closer to the date. Stay tuned by signing up for our student ministry newsletter and following us on Social Media. 

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Receive our parent reminders and update texts by signing up for our text message service. Just text

"fusionparents" (one word) to the number 40650. 


If you would like more information about our ministry please e-mail hugo@chapinumc.com


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