Cornerstone UMC is blessed to have an maintain almost a dozen ministry groups ranging from Evangelism to Senior Social organizations. Our goal is to create a place where everyone can serve and feel welcome.
Cornerstone Creed - Teen Ministry
Youth fellowship is important at Cornerstone. We provide the foundation for Christian fellowship and growth.
We see to it that our youth become very involved in the church as well as the community. We want to assist them in coping with the issues they are faced with. Cornerstone United Methodist Church participates in the District Council of Youth Ministries and Conference Events.
The CUMC Youth meet on the 1st Sunday of every month immediately after the 8:30 worship service.
Children are considered special at Cornerstone. We provide a teaching nursery. We offer a children’s sermon especially designed to enable them to connect with God. We also offer children’s church during regular worship to help them explore a meaningful spiritual relationship with God.
United Methodist Men
The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.
Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.
Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC.
Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers. Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others.
The effervescent Silverstones of Cornerstone UMC was organized approximately twenty years ago underRev. Joe Connerly, pastor. The purpose was to provide a forum for information sharing, service, mission,spiritual an inspirational growth, fellowship and fun.Meetings are held twice a month. Each fellowship includes an inspirational message, biblical passage,informational topic, along with a bit of humor. The meetings conclude with a tasty nutritional lunch prepared by one of the groups of members showcasing their culinary skills.Membership is comprised of young energetic men and women between the ages of 50 – 94. As an outreach ministry, membership is open to members of Cornerstone UMC and several other affiliations throughout metro New Orleans.The Silverstones value and emphasize their ministries in its outreach missions of support of nursing homes; disaster survivors; feeding the less fortunate/homeless; and support of all ministries ofCornerstone UMC. Members and others exhibit their theatrical talent in many religious themedproductions held at Cornerstone UMC. The Silverstones have a passion for ‘Out and About’ activities.
They love to travel and visit others locally,nationally and internationally. These travels include: nursing homes, museums, restaurants, concerts,churches, and live theater performances. Modes of travel include motor coaches, AMTRAK, cruise shipsand air travel.The greatest impact of the Silverstones on the church community is the involvement, respect, and appreciation of the ‘seniors’ as they work and lead by example to make ‘Disciples of Jesus Christ for theTransformation of the World.’ All seniors are encouraged and welcome to become members of the Silverstones
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
United Methodist Women and The United Methodist Church's principles and values include:
• Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.
• Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.
• Promoting inclusion and equity.
• Promoting fair labor practices.
• Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The Vision of United Methodist Women
Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
Living the Vision
We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.
We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.
We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.
We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.
We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
United Methodist Women meet the 2nd Saturdays of every month at 9am.