Who We are

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. 


We are doing everything we can during this season to ensure our student's and leader's safety. Here are our Social Distance Policies during this season:

  1. Maintaining Social Distance – We will make sure that students are 6-feet apart during gatherings. On Sunday nights seats will be arranged prior to students arrival in the fellowship Hall and other meeting spaces 6 feet apart for our teaching session and for discipleship groups. 
  2. Masks Are Required – As of right now we are requiring students and leaders to wear masks during gatherings that take place inside the CUMC buildings. Mask may not be required while we gather outdoors or offsite. 
  3. No Early Drop Off – Students will not be able to enter the building until 5 minutes prior to the event’s actual start time. Students are welcomed to wait in the vehicle with their parents until our events start time.

Fusion Middle School Ministry

Our Middle school students gather on Sunday nights for a time of community, fun , teaching and worship! We meet in the Chapin UMC Fellowship Hall. Our nights start off with some time to hang out and play games followed by our teaching session! We meet from 5:00 pm to 6:15!


Here is our upcoming Spring Schedule:


February 14 - Fusion Middle School at CUMC

February 21 - Fusion Middle School at CUMC

February 28 - Fusion Middle School at CUMC


March 7 - Fusion Middle School at CUMC

March 14 - Fusion One Night

March 21 - Fusion Middle School at CUMC

March 28 - Fusion Middle School at CUMC


April 4 - No Fusion, Easter Sunday!

Fusion High school Ministry

Our High School ministry is made up of Bible studies that we call  "Home Groups"!  These home groups meet at different times during the week. Right now we have two Home Groups set up for our High school students. These groups are set up for any high school student in the surrounding area.  


Because these groups meet in homes and their number may vary from week to week we are unable to enforce a 6 foot distance during these gathering times. While students are encouraged to wear masks to group they are not required. 


The Underclassmen Group, for students in 9th and 10th grades,  meets from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on Monday nights. This group are open to both guys and girls. 


The Upperclassmen Group, for students 11th and 12th grades,  meets from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on Sunday nights. This group are open to both guys and girls. 


Both groups will meet at 138 Turkey Ridge Dr, Chapin SC. Which is less than 5 minutes away from the Chapin UMC campus. 

UMW 2021 scholarship

Each year the UMW provides a scholarship opportunity for an individual planning on furthering their education. This year there is one, $1,000, scholarship available!  Deadline to have this scholarship turned in is May 1st, 2021. The CUMC UMW Scholarship Application can be found below. 


UMW 2021 SCHOLARSHIP FORM

Fusion Summer 2021 Retreats!

Summer Camp in the Midst of a Pandemic

In 2020, for the first time in a VERY long time, we were unable to host Summer Camp for our student ministry. While this might seem like a small thing at first, it actually creates huge ripples in our ministry. That decision was made with a heavy heart but a great desire to make sure that our students and our leaders were safe and that we were not placing anyone at risk. 


There was a lot about this pandemic that was unknown back in the summer of 2020. However, as we have continued to progress through it we have found and implemented precautions and policies to help make sure that we're doing the best we can to minimize the risk of exposure. 


This past January we were able to host an amazing retreat experience for some of our High School students! All of our protocols were in place, students and leaders felt comfortable and safe throughout the retreat, and we had great and meaningful conversations about God. 

We believe that we are in a good place to hold summer camp in 2021! We are taking a few extra steps to make sure that risk is minimized as much as possible. One of the major areas in which we taking steps is group size. 


Having a smaller group actually creates a lot of amazing positive opportunities. It is easier to manage Covid protocols while also allowing us to to spend more time focusing on building relationships with each student. The opportunity for greater connections also creates the more intentional follow up and future involvement from students. 


We do want as many students as possible to be able to attend because of the spiritual impact that these types of retreats can have on individual kids. In order to limit the size of the group but still allow for as many students as possible to participate, this year our team will be holding 2 summer camp experiences for our student ministry. Each camp experience will be limited to 25 students and 5-10 leaders.

These camp experiences will be separated by grades. Students will participate based on the grade they will be attending during the 2021/22 school year! 


Fusion Sumer Camp - Rising 8th and 9th grade students - 7/5 to 7/8
Fusion Beach Trip - Rising 10th - 2021 Graduated Seniors - 7/30 to 8/2


If you have any questions please e-mail Hugo


  • Fusion Summer Camp

    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 year we'll be staying at the Bonclarken Conference Center again!! This place is AMAZING!! Camp includes some awesome activities like the dueling zip-lines, full gym, ga-ga pit, outdoor soccer arena, disc golf, paintball, kayaking, and a pool. Our students will be able to participate in those activities during free time!! 


    We have a lot of fun planned for our students but our main goal and hope for this retreat is that students would have a genuine encounter with their Heavenly Father. Everything we do is meant to point our attention and our hearts towards God and His love for us. We want students to walk away with strengthened relationships among themselves, with their leaders, and most importantly with God. 

    We do this through intentional devotion time each morning, worship, teachings and even in our fun activities. Students are encouraged to bring their questions about who God is and what our lives are supposed to look like when we chase after God. 


    Fusion Summer Camp is for students who will be rising 8th graders and rising 9th graders!


    Dates for our Fusion Summer Camp are July 5th to July 8th.


    Cost per student is $215


    Non-Refundable $75 Deposit is due April 25th. First 15 students to register and pay their deposit will get a limited edition Fusion Summer Camp Hat. All other students will be entered into a drawing for the remaining 4 hats!


    Second Camp Payment of $140 will be due May 23rd.


    Registration will close Sunday, May 23rd. Any potential camp sign ups after that will need to be done by contacting Hugo directly. 


    Payments can be made by check or online. If you would like to make an online payment just e-mail Hugo at hugo@chapinumc.com for details. 


    If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Summer Camp e-mail Hugo, our student minister, at Hugo@chapinumc.com


    REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP HERE

  • Fusion Beach Trip

    There are no other times or events in which we see such an awesome level fellowship or community among our students and our leaders like what we get to experience at camp. 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 year we'll be staying at the Garden City Chapel!! We will have access to large fields, pool, a basketball court and THE BEACH!! 


    We have a lot of fun planned for our students but our main goal and hope for this retreat is that students would have a genuine encounter with their Heavenly Father. Everything we do is meant to point our attention and our hearts towards God and His love for us. We want students to walk away with strengthened relationships among themselves, with their leaders, and most importantly with God. 


    We do this through intentional devotion time each morning, worship, teachings and even in our fun activities. Students are encouraged to bring their questions about who God is and what our lives are supposed to look like when we chase after God. 


    Fusion Beach Trip is for students who will be rising 10th graders through graduated 2021 seniors


    Dates are July 30th to August 2nd


    Cost per student is $200 Students who participate in the 2021 ASP summer Mission Trip will receive a $100 discount for the beach trip.


    Non-Refundable $75 Deposit is due April 25th.


    Second Camp Payment of $140 will be due May 23rd.


    Registration will close Sunday, May 23rd. Any potential camp sign ups after that will need to be done by contacting Hugo directly. 


    Payments can be made by check or online. If you would like to make an online payment just e-mail Hugo at hugo@chapinumc.com for details. 


    If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Beach Trip e-mail Hugo, our student minister, at Hugo@chapinumc.com


    REGISTER FOR THE BEACH TRIP HERE!

VOLUNTEERING WITH OUR

CUMC FAMILY MINISTRIES

We believe that the job of discipling our children and partnering with parents is one of the most important things we can do. We also recognize that this is a team effort. We love when parents jump in and help serve in any of our family ministries. If you would like to serve with our Wave, Transit or Fusion ministries please sign up by following the links below. 


Safe Sanctuary Policy - In our Safe Sanctuary policy we detail our policies and procedures for volunteering with and taking care of our children, teens and vulnerable adults. 


Volunteer Application - Follow this link to find our volunteer application which includes background check authorization.