Catalina United Methodist Church (CUMC) is a part of the Desert Southwest conference of Methodist Churches. Methodists are a fully connectional church with other Methodists around the U. S. and world!
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo-Frank and associate Pastor Jamie Booth are the clergy leaders of this church within the Desert Southwest Conference.
Come join and engage with us as we reach out into the world around us!
Catalina United Methodist church is an active congregation with its outreach missons following the axiom of founder John Wesley ‘doing as much as you can, For as many as you can, for ever as long as you can!’ Catalina member Dr. Rickey Williams will be speaking at the Saturday morning Men’s Breakfast January 6, 2018 about his work on medical mission trips to Malawi and St. Lucia in 2017.
On Sunday, January 7, 2018 Catalina UMC will be participating with the Muslim community Center in our 3rd Annual Packathon! 50,000 meals will be assembled by a huge crowd of volunteers from both faith congregations as an example of how we can work together for our community of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
These packets of beans and rice are boxed into 36 packets. Each packet when mixed with water and cooked yields enough food for 4 – 6 persons! These boxes will be distributed to the Salvation Army Hospitality House, various food pantries in Tucson such as Southside Presbyterian, Menlo Park UMC, El Mesias UMC and Neuvo Esparanza (formerly Santa Clara UMC) to help meet the food needs of under privileged citizens.
Catalina will be hosting Romal Tune at all 3 of our church services on Sunday, January 14. 8:00 a.m. in chapel; 9:00 a.m. Refuge contemporary service in Fellowship Hall and at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Come and learn from this dynamic speaker about ‘being the change in the world around you!’
Catalina United Methodist Church has always been known in Tucson for its support of music. On Sunday Afternoon January 14, 2018 at 3 pm The Helios ensemble under the direction of Benjamin Hansen who is also the Director of Music at Catalina. Tickets are available online or at the door.
The Catalina Organ Festival which is entering its 5th year of existence will be hosting the energetic and delightful Katelyn Emerson on Friday, January 26, 2018. Tickets are $15 in advance or online. $20 at the door.
Emerson is the 2016 First Prize winner of the AGO Young Artist competition. She is currently associate organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Advent in Boston, MA.
Methodist Men will be meeting on the first Saturday of February. Brenda Viner one of the co founders of the hugely successful Tucson Festival of Books will be the guest speaker.