About Us

Cheviot Church is a caring group of believers with various backgrounds.


We are blessed to have people who grew up in this church and now have children and grandchildren attending. But some of us never attended church before, and others came from faith traditions outside of the United Methodist Church.


We come together on Sundays to laugh, see friends, and - of course - to worship our God.  We also have opportunities throughout the week to gather, too!

Our Pastors and Staff:


Carrie Jena

Lead pastor since January 2018. Prior to serving at Cheviot UMC, she served for 10 years as the founding pastor of The United Methodist Gathering in Middletown, a church that offered hope to the poor and homeless of the downtown community.  Carrie is married to Jeff, a professional stand-up comedian.  They have one son,  Miles, who is at Ball State majoring in Music Media Production. Carrie's passion is to see people's faith grow and their lives transformed as they come to know and love Jesus Christ.

What you c​an expect

on Sunday morning:​


Blended Worship @ 9:10 a.m. 

​Gather in the Sanctuary for a worship style that blends traditional hymns with contemporary worship songs. ​​Music is featured through congregational singing, adult, youth and children's choirs, handbell choirs, CUMC orchestra and our praise band. (Congregational singing on hiatus during Covid.)

​Messages are based in Scripture, timely and engaging.

Sunday School/Spiritual Formation

​We are proud of our Sunday school/spiritual formation groups.  We have dedicated, caring teachers who make our classes and groups fun and educational. (Sunday School on hiatus during Covid.)

We offer additional classes for middle school and senior high youth, plus multiple options for adults.


​Greeters and ushers can direct you to the proper location for every member of your family.

What We Believe

Below are some of the basics that we believe about God, humanity, and how the world works:

  • ​God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine.

  • Jesus is God showing himself to us.

  • Through the Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.

  • Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.

  • God wants to have a relationship with you!

  • Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God.

  • God has allowed evil to provide us with a choice, God can bring good even out of evil events, and God promises victory over evil to those who choose him.

  • Heaven and hell are real places.  Death is a beginning, not the end.

  • The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.

  • Jesus is coming again.

  • God's goal for us is to become more like Jesus.


Questions? Contact Pastor Carrie​

Join us Sundays


Blended Worship 10:00 am