Welcome to Cornerstone

Cornerstone United Methodist Church is a community of believers dedicated to building our lives upon the Good News of Jesus Christ!  The life of God, wrapped in the flesh of humanity, who out of love for this world and its people was born as an infant, lived among us, taught and embraced us, suffered and died for us upon the Cross, rose from the grave, living and reigning today throughout all creation – and in our hearts!

Sunday worship at 9 & 10:45  am.

Come as you are.  Build your life upon Jesus, our Cornerstone!


Our Current Sermon Series


Our new sermon series starts Sunday January 12th with services at 9 & 10:45 AM

Worship Series Ahead: “The Wonderful Weirdness of God”

This series explores some of the strangest stories in Scripture, to underscore how God is untamed in power, passion and grace, and that we, as a people of faith, are called to live lives opposite of the world, in both hope and practice. All dates are Sunday services at 9:00 and 10:45 am.

Jan 12 – God Looks Weird

Jan 19 – God Works in Weird Ways

Jan 26 – People Ask Weird Things of God

Feb 2 – God Asks Weird Things of People 

Feb 9 – God’s People are Entirely Weird

Feb 16 – God’s Word is Very, Very Weird

Feb 23 – God’s Love is Wonderfully Weird

You can listen to many of our messages on our Youtube Channel at:


Upcoming Events

Current Events and Serve Opportunities at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Family.  Mark your calendar for annual All Church Pool Party at Covington Aquatic Center January 26th from 4-6 PM tentatively at 4 PM.  There will be a pizza party after and an opportunity for full immersion baptisms for anyone interested.  Please bring fruit/veggies, a salad, dessert or chips to share.  Signup is available in the foyer or you can email Karen Kirkman at CornerstoneKids@buildingOnJesus.org.  Please speak to Pastor James or Pastor Ashley if you are interested in full immersion baptism.


Dear Church Family,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I really enjoyed mine.

An update on my journey as I work towards going to Japan to do ministry with SonRise Café & Church.

Financial Support Update:

One Time Support: I have reach 100% of my goal to pay for all upfront costs such as training, airfare, moving costs, & language school. Praise God!

Monthly Support: I have reach 65% with $1673/month still needed.

Next Steps:

I will attend missionary training February 22-28.

Prayer Requests:

The hope is to leave for Japan in March, but that is dependent upon reaching 100% of my support goal and having my visa be approved in time.

Please continue to pray that God will provide the funds I need to be able to go and that the visa process will go smoothly.

You can read more from my December newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/4e8447506984/postcards-from-japan-happy-new-year

To Give: www.team.org/give


Elya Price

More information in my newsletter: Postcards From Japan

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We thank you for your continued financial support towards paying down the loan for the Capital Campaign.  It is because of your generous support that all this is possible.  God is good!


More Ways to Connect at Cornerstone

High School Youth Group for grades 9-12 meets Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM, dinner is provided.

If you picked up a copy of the Conference devotional, “We Make the Road by Walking”, this is the 2nd week of readings. Recommended by Our Bishop Elaine Stanovsky.  If you were not able to get a copy you can still order them online.  You can follow along with the Crossover Blog on the website link below.  And Note:  There is interest in starting a small group conversation around this devotional — would you be interested? Speak with Kimberley to be included.


Missed a message?  You can listen to Audio Only messages on our Youtube Channel.  Just search Cornerstone Covington and listen now.

Do you get our newsletter.  You can fill out a communication card on Sunday.  You can email our office to be added to the newsletter list.  Or on this page there is a newsletter link to sign up yourself.  Stay informed on all that is happening at Cornerstone.

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Sermon Audio

Find both Video and Audio Sermons from Past Sundays on Cornerstone’s Youtube Channel: 

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!

Cornerstone United Methodist Church

20730 SE 272nd St

Covington, WA 98042 

(425) 432-1790

Office Hours are typically Monday thru Thursday 8:30 to 11:30 am & 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Office Manager Kimberley:   office@BuildingOnJesus.org

Pastor James Murphy:   pastor@BuildingOnJesus.org

Associate Pastor Ashley Creek (Youth & Young Adults): ashley.skinner91@gmail.com

Children’s Director Karen Kirkman: CornerstoneKids@BuildingOnJesus.org

Middle School Coordinator Felicia: msygcornerstone@gmail.com

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