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Labyrinth at Cumberland First Baptist Church

Cumberland First Baptist Church is a community of faith united in exploring what it means to follow the way of Jesus Christ, to be a people of God and to love and care for our neighbors and the whole created order. As a church we will recognize no circles of exclusion, no walls that separate, no boundaries that can't be crossed and no loyalties above those which we owe to God.

All are welcome to join the journey!

What does this mean in reality?

Cumberland First Baptist is a community devoted to transformative expressions of life, lived in Jesus' name!

The Bible, while our sourcebook, is not a recipe book for life. Pat answers no longer satisfy. We know life is more complex than sound bites. To read the Bible is to make meaning through interpretation.

Just like our lives, the Bible carries multiple meanings and won't be reduced to stale doctrines.

Religious diversity surrounds us like never before, crying out for open interfaith dialogue about common lived values and experiences.

While grounded in a rich tradition of community and American Baptist life, Cumberland is a church energetically engaged in reformulating faith's questions and living fresh answers to them.

Join us for worship at 10am on Sundays!

The Christmas Journey

at Cumberland First Baptist Church

Meanings of Emmanuel

Dec. 1: Peace in the midst of conflict (Isaiah 2:1-5)

Dec. 8: Salvation in a world of incompleteness (Matthew 1:18-25)

Dec. 15: Holiness in the midst of the profane (Matthew 3:1-12)

Dec. 22: Joy to the world! A celebration of Christmas in readings, carols, and bells

Upcoming weekday events

Dec. 7: Cumberland FBC Handbell Choir will perform at the Cumberland Weihnachtsmarkt at 1:30pm

Dec. 21: Winter Solstice Candlelight Labyrinth Walk 6-8 pm. Rejuvenate your soul as you quietly walk the lighted path in meditation and prayer. Warm beverages and light refreshments will be available.

Dec. 24: Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship 7 pm. Experience a warm, joy-filled moment to reflect on what Christmas means to you. Service ends in a ring of candlelight with song and friendship.

A look at the Cumberland First Baptist Community