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 2018

March 4 - Fusion Gathering

March 11- Fusion Gathering

March 18 - Fusion Gathering

March 25 - Fusion Dodgeball Tournament

April 1 - No Fusion (Easter Sunday)

April 8 - Fusion Gathering

April 15 - Fusion Gathering

April 22 - Fusion Gathering

April 29 - Fusion Gathering

May 6 - Fusion Gathering

May 13 - No Fusion (Mother's Day) 

May 20 - Fusion Graduation Service

May 27 - Fusion Lake Day

June 3 - Fusion Gathering

June 10 - 17-18 School Year Celebration


2018 Confirmation Classes

Confirmation is set up to help young students, 7th grade and up, learn the basic fundamental truths of our Christian faith. It's a 6 week class where students will be taught in a large group setting and then have time to discuss what they've learned in small break out groups.

We believe that CUMC is here to partner with parents in the spiritual maturity and development of their children. For that reason, we require that at least one parent/guardian to commit to be present with their child for the entirety of the confirmation classes.

Confirmation Classes will be held starting Sunday, September 9th. We will meet every Sunday following through October 14th. 

Sign ups for confirmation will open up mid-July. If you have any questions please contact 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. 

  • Fusion Summer Camp 2018

    Summer Camp is the best week of the year in our Fusion Calendar. There's no other time or event in which we see this level of fellowship or community among our students and our leaders. We also get to see students encounter God on a completely different level. We are very intentional about creating a space where students can be separated from their everyday distraction and can focus their attention on God.

    This week is made up of great times of worship, amazing talks about our faith, and SO MUCH FUN!!! Besides our structured competitions we also have access to a massive gym where students can play basketball, an 18 hole disc golf course, sand volleyball court, hang out space, pool, pond where they can canoe or paddle boat, walking trail and more. The opportunities for students to connect are endless.

    We will be attending camp at the Bonclarken Christian Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. This is an amazing facility, with great food and amenities. All of our students will be staying in lodges that are located right next to each other.

    We hope that your student is able to join us for a 5 day trip packed with fun, fellowship, and life change.

    Students must at least be rising 8th graders at the time of camp to be able to attend

    Last year camp costs were $350 per student BUT this year we've been able to drop that price to $290 each, and that's not including early sign up discounts!!!

    This is the week of the year and your students need to be there. Camp is for students from raising 8th graders to graduating seniors.

    Dates: July 28th - August 1st

    Students Cost: $290

    First Week Sign Up: $250

    Early Bird: $275 (Must Register by April 29th)

    Summer Camp will be July 28th - August 1st of 2018. Stay tuned by signing up for our student ministry newsletter and following us on Social Media. 

    To sign up just have your parents follow this link and fill out the form! It will ask you for an e-mail to sign in. This is a new registration system which we hope will help expedite the process and properly track our numbers for camp.  

    If you have any questions please contact Hugo at hugo@chapinumc.com.

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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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