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United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men meet at 6:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the church fellowship hall.  All who wish to grow in faith are welcome (often we have food.)

The purpose of the United Methodist Men is to declare the centrality of Christ in every man’s life. This purpose is served as men are called to model the servant leadership of Jesus Christ.

Cunningham’s United Methodist Men began as an outgrowth of a monthly men’s luncheon at a local restaurant. In the spring of 2007, Emerson Shelton, pastor of Cunningham, suggested that we form our own U.M.M. group. In May, with a president, treasurer, and several charter members, we had our first meeting. The group decided that the youth of the community would be a priority for us. It was a simple statement with far-reaching implications.

Since then, Cunningham’s United Methodist Men have consistently paid for youth who desire to attend summer camp and retreats at camp Westview-on- the-James in Goochland County. We have given scholarships to graduating seniors. We have sponsored many activities for kids such as: swimming, floating down the James River, ice skating, and going to the movies. The group completes building projects like the educational building located beside the church, and we were instrumental in setting up the ark on the playground. In the spring several of the men participate in a workday at Westview-on-the-James in conjunction with Pastor Shelton’s U.M.M. group from Richmond. We also send packages to soldiers at various times during the year. Cunningham United Methodist Men meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. We have a meal, a devotional program, and a business meeting. It is open to all men of the church who wish to grow in their faith and make our youth a priority.