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For over 150 years, thousands of people within the Roanoke Valley have sought out Cave Spring UMC as the source for their Faith Journey


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  37.225818, -80.009480 Cave Spring UMC 4505 Hazel Drive Roanoke VA 24018 540-989-3673

First Church

8:45 AM in the Sanctuary. Traditional. Prayerful. Patterned after the church in the Book of Acts. Devoted to the apostles’ teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.


9:00AM in Wesley Hall. Contemporary Service. So what is contemporary worship? Simply the same as it has been since Jesus walked here on earth. The service may make use of a Praise Band and the singing of non-traditional songs but the final goal is giving honor and praise to His Father in heaven. It is living lives in obedience to His word and His call on our life. Let us not confuse worship with music. Worship doesn’t change.


11:00AM in the Sanctuary. The service makes use of the Chancel Choir in praise to God. The songs are standard hymns or anthems that remind us of God’s love and our call to serve Him. Worship is reverent, thoughtful and centered on our need for God in our daily lives. Children’s Church also is available.

Wehave excellent nursery facilities with a regular staff. Your children are also welcome in any of our services. Our pastor will invite them up to the front with all the other children just before the sermon time for a special story or a time to talk together. They are also welcome to come to communion with you. On most Sundays, most small children leave the sanctuary after the children’s sermon and attend children’s church (Ages 3 through 2nd grade). This is optional and not required; all are welcome and invited to attend our services.

Getting Around

Both worship areas are on the upper level. The main entrance is the stairs located next to Parking Lot B. The Sanctuary is at the top of the stairs. Wesley Hall is located to the right of the Sanctuary as you pass through the Gathering Grounds (Stop by for morning coffee!).

Those that find stairs an obstacle, can enter using the lower level side entrance next to Parking Lot B. Handicap Parking in available in this area. Just follow the hallway to its end. An elevator will be located on you left. Restrooms are located next to the elevator on both levels.
Church layout

The Journey Begins


Have you begun your “JOURNEY”?
Our 3-week “JOURNEY 101” class explores the focus of Experience God – Grow Together – Serve Others.
Taught by pastors and staff, it’s an excellent way to know others and connect to a small group.
The JOURNEY begins the first Sunday of each month at 9:50 AM in Room 18.
This is not just for folks new to CSUMC – EVERYONE will benefit from beginning their JOURNEY.
Please make JOURNEY a priority in your Christian life for 2015.
Questions? Email Jill-Marie Weaver or call her at 989-3673.
Sign up for your JOURNEY at

Your Faith Journey

Our vision will lead you through the following areas of your Faith Journey.

experiencegod_whiteGod is eager to be known and experienced by all. We believe that God is searching for lost humanity in order to draw us into intimate relationship with Himself. In response to God’s initiative, we value the life-changing power of the experience of His presence. The primary place where that relationship is nurtured and developed is in the act of worship – both private and corporate. We experience God’s presence as a palpable reality when we worship. As we worship we can do as Jesus did: “See what the Father is doing,” and support His work with our lives.

growtogether_whiteOne of the easiest ways to grow is to connect with people who have a desire to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Growth Groups and Small Groups are a great way to do that! You’ll build great relationships, discover your full potential, and reach out to those around you. We are dedicated to growing and maturing as followers of Jesus. When Jesus began his ministry on earth, the first thing he did was gather a small group around him. In small groups we mature together and seek to apply Biblical principles practically to life.

serveothers_whiteServing our Community is a vital part of what we are all about here at CSUMC. Our community starts within the walls of the church and then travels onto the streets of the surrounding neighborhood, continuing into the city and the state and beyond. It’s little things like bringing a meal to a new mom, or raking the leaves of an elderly neighbor. It’s also big things like packing 40000+ Stop Hunger Now meals or a medical mission trip to Honduras. It could be the youths going to the Appalachians to make repairs on a house or providing over 3500 backpack meals a year to local school kids. However we choose to serve, it’s an expectation that has been handed to us and we faithfully and actively pursue new opportunities.

By The Numbers


Backpack Meals provided to local school kids per year!


Years our Youth have served with Appalachian Service Project


“Stop Hunger Now ” meals packed

Weekly Focus

Sunday Scriptures


Title: Get Thee Behind Me Satan Date: between 1886 and 1894 Artist: Tissot, James Jacques Joseph, 1836-1902

Title: Get Thee Behind Me Satan
Date: between 1886 and 1894
Artist: Tissot, James Jacques Joseph, 1836-1902

March 1, 2015

  • Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
  • Romans 4:13-25
  • Mark 8:31-38

The Journey

journey101April’s Class is open for everyone to start their Journey. 

Joining a Journey Class in our church is taking a step towards deepening your faith; committing to a focused effort to discover

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Watoto Childrens Choir

imagegen.aspxThe Watoto Childrens Choir
March 3rd , 2015
7:00 pm


Watoto, a holistic care program, initiated to serve the dire needs of  the Africa  people, is thrilled 

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Lent and Easter Events & Services

Mark 1:9-15
Mark begins Jesus’ public ministry with a bang. Jesus appears from out of nowhere, is baptized, is tempted in the desert, and then begins preaching— and all of this takes place in the span of only a few verses.
Mark 8:31-38
Jesus is the Christ, as Peter rightly had just confessed Him to be.
John 2:13-22
John famously places Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple at the start of his ministry rather than after the Triumphal entry where the Synoptic gospels locate it. But what they take to be a “miracle” of an instantaneous rebuilding of a grand physical structure is really the grand miracle of Jesus’ sacrifice. They want a sign of power. Jesus weill finally give a sign of weakness through which the grandest power in the universe will be unleashed. the paradox of the Lenten Season is on great display in the passage.
John 3:14-21
The light that shines in the very darkness under whose cover Nicodemus came to Jesus and under which too many of us still live as well.
Chancel Choir
The images of Jesus on the cross and the story of Holy Week. and the crucifixion are without a doubt the most emotional, yet inspiring, of the Christian faith. Dubois’s “Seven Last Words of Christ” is a wonderfully crafted dramatic narrative of the passion. This oratorio begins with sorrow and ends in adoration and exultation. The music is inspirational and timeless.

10:30Am (One Service of Worship)
A worship opportunity for everyone who worships at Cave Spring to Experience the joy and thrill that Palm Sunday offers, as well at the low observed in the Passion story.

6:30PM Lenten Prayer Walk
Move through prayer stations, a modified Stations of the Cross, set up by our youth. Reflect and journey together in prayer at the start of Holy Week.

An engaging and holy service that can be meaningful for all as we recount Jesus’ last supper with the Apostles and waiting in the Garden to be betrayed.

Tenebrae 2011
7:30PM Holy Thursday Service with Holy Communion
6:45AM Sunrise Service
In the church Courtyard with breakfast following the service. Bring flowers to decorate the courtyard cross.

8:45AM Early Traditional Service
9:00AM Contemporary Service
11:00AM Traditional Service


Chancel Choir (College-Adult)
Chancel_ChoirCSUMC has a long tradition of excellence in liturgical choral music. Under the direction of Mark Milberger, the choir meets for rehearsal Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the Music Room. Those who enjoy singing and wish to experience the joy of working within an ensemble are welcome to become part of the Chancel Choir, which sings at the 11:00 am worship service and during special services and concerts. Joined by eminent organist, Ronn Lowe, the Chancel Choir serves as a highly meaningful component of worship.

Youth Chorale (grades 6-12)
The CSUMC Youth Choir includes young people who are committed to great singing and worshiping God. This continually expanding choir is for those in 6th grade through high school, and includes both beginning and advanced singers. All youth are encouraged to join this outstanding group!

Joyful Noise Singers (Grades 1-5)
Our Children’s Choir is for all children grades Kindergarten-5th who love to sing unto the Lord. The choir will be preparing music to share with the congregation in our worship services periodically throughout the year. As they learn new songs and simple choregraphy, they will also be learning to read music.









The Chancel Bells (College-Adult)
Do you love music? Can you count to four? Or sometimes six or eight? Do you know your right hand from your left? The adult bell choir doesn’t require that you can carry a tune, just bang in rhythm! All are welcome!

The Heavy Metal Ringers ( grades 6-12)

Joyful Noise Ringers (Grades 1-5)
Joyful Noise Bells is a handbell ensemble for children in grades 1-5. In Joyful Noise Bells, children learn basic music reading skills that serve as a foundation for a lifetime of making music.



Instrumental & Vocal Soloist

The Praise Team (Contemporary Instrumental & Vocal)

Summer Music Camp (grades 1-5)
Music Camp
Children’s Music Camp takes place for one week every summer. This camp is for anyone who has completed first through fifth grades. During this week, the children learn an entire musical, which they perform at a final recital. The camp includes music games, rehearsals, and recreation.

Music @ the Cave Concert Series

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The Music Department has selected “Music & Memory” as its  Ministry to
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