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. 

CUMC 2019 Confirmation Class

CUMC holds Confirmation classes once a year. Our classes happen Sunday afternoons in the fall. Students must be in 7th grade or older to participate in Confirmation.

Please go ahead and mark your calendars for a mandatory parent/student informational meeting on Sunday, August 25th

In order for students to be able to participate in confirmation they must register for confirmation. Classes will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00. The room we use for our confirmation classes will be determined by the number of students who sign up for the class. Our first Confirmation class will be on September 8th. We will go over the full schedule at our mandatory parent and student meeting on August 25th.

Please follow this link to get your student registered for our 2019 Confirmation class.

Registration will close on Sunday, August 18th. If you have any questions please e-mail Hugo at hugo@chapinumc.com.

End of Summer Fusion Schedule!!

There's no way we're going to let the summer come to an end without a few more hang outs!! There's something for everyone happening this summer including a casual hang out, a movie night, and "move up" celebration. Summer isn't over yet!!

  • Fusion Movie Night

    Wednesday night, August 14th, we will be hosting a Fusion Movie Night. As we gear up for the beginning of the "Friday Night Lights" season to start, we will be watching Remember the Titans. We will have snacks available for the movie but ask that students bring a lawn chair to sit in for their movie watching. We will be in the Fellowship Hall from 6:30 - 9:00. Movie will start promptly at 6:45. This event is for all student who will be in Middle School and High School student for the 19/20 school year.

  • Transit Move Up

    Family Dinner

    Wednesday night, August 28th, we're inviting all of our Transit move up students and their parents to join us for games, dinner and an introduction into Fusion. We'll have some give aways for students and parents! this is a great opportunity for our new Fusion students and parents to spend some time with Hugo and our other ministry leaders. We'll also have some time for Q&A for any questions our students or parents might have. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall from 6:30 - 8:15

Upcoming Fusion Retreats

Through out the year we try to take our students on a 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. That's 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 turn into Hugo. 

  • Middle School Retreat

    Have you ever felt like you've you’ve had to put on different personas for different situations—personas that help you fit in with certain crowds, even if that persona doesn’t reflect who you really want to be. Sound familiar? You're not the only one, our students have felt this way too. We can all relate because, at times, we all struggle with the same big questions: “Who am I? Who loves me? Why am I here?” During this retreat we will be focusing on our identity and how we define who we are. Our students will find answers to those questions as they discover that in Jesus they are loved, they are forgiven, they have purpose, and they belong to something MUCH GREATER! 

    This retreat will be filled with a lot of awesome games and activities including like basketball, 9 square, Gaga, giant swing, paintball, team games and more... There is also a Ziplane into water, swimming area and water slide (depending on the weather).

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

    This will be our second year taking our Middle School students away for our Middle School Retreat! Last year was a lot of fun and we're expecting this year to be an even better experience! Our retreat this year will take place at Look Up Lodge in Travelers Rest, SC. 

    Student must be in 7th or 8th grade for our Middle School Retreat

    Dates: October 11th-13th

    Cost per student: $130

    Non-Refundable $75 Deposit is due September 22nd. 

    Final Payment is due October 6th.

    Registrations will close on September 29th. Any potential sign ups after this date must be done through e-mail with Hugo and are dependent upon remaining available space. 

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

    Registration for this retreat will open on Sunday, September 1st!

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

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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.