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Pumpkin Patch (October 20th)
Bring $10 and join us from 5pm-7pm on Sunday afternoon for dinner and a trip to the pumpkin patch! Pumpkins will be carved and decorated on the 27th at the Halloween Party.
Halloween Party (October 27th)
San Ramon UMC has invited area United Methodist youth a chance to celebrate Halloween together. Feel free to wear a costume and bring your pumpkin for the carving! The night will be filled with games, food, and new friends. Rides will be organized from Los Gatos UMC to San Ramon UMC. Please RSVP by October 23rd.
Friendsgiving (November 22nd)
Concord UMC has invited Los Gatos UMC a chance to share a thanksgiving themed dinner together at their church. Bring a dish to share and let’s fill our bellies as we share a meal of gratitude together. Rides will be organized from Los Gatos UMC to Concord UMC. Please RSVP by November 17th.
Joint Lock-In (January 3rd)
Central UMC is hosting local Methodist youth groups to join us for a joint lock-in in Stockton. Lock-In’s go from 8pm the night of to 8am the morning after with those 12-hours being filled with games, prizes, food, worship, and lots of laughs. Cost is $10 you must RSVP by December 30th.
Please contact Youth Director Robbie Frederiksen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-816-1055) for more information about how to get involved or about what to look forward to in the fall.
A Peaceful Protest in Downtown Los Gatos on June 3, 2020 to stand for solidarity with the call for justice with a fierce peace. In response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May of 2020. Black lives matter.
San Jose FAMILY HOUSING SERVICES, aka, Family Shelter
Are in need of meal donations for lunch and dinner. ANYONE can cook OR order/deliver a meal (main dish, dessert, and optional salad) for 50 ADULTS.
Please contact Elvi Braun for more info. Elvi.Braun@gmail.com
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News from Pastor Jenn
Dear Friends in Christ,
For weeks now, I have been doing my best to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and to stay up to date on guidelines from our county health officials. This morning Santa Clara County issued new guidelines for protecting personal wellbeing and slowing community transmissions. In part, they suggested that faith communities that “serve high-risk communities, should cancel gatherings of more than 10 people.” Because of these guidelines, we will not be holding in person worship services this Sunday, March 15. We will be streaming at 11 AM instead. For those who do not have access to social media, we will also be posting the service for viewing later.
This was not an easy decision to make, as I am keenly aware of how important gathering in sacred community can be, particularly in times of uncertainty and fear. I do not want to deepen our fears by initiating unnecessary restrictions. However, I think it is incumbent upon all of us to exercise personal responsibility and do all we can to protect those most vulnerable. Our concern is much more than our own personal health. It is also a deep concern for those who are elderly, those who are already ill, and the many health care workers who are striving each day to keep us safe and well. We will never know the lives we may have helped by engaging in these practices, but if we have helped to save even one person from becoming ill, it is worth it.
In the meantime, it is important to remember, “we are the church,” so we can’t be canceled! We have delayed gathering in person for a time, but we are still Christ’s body everywhere we go. Call someone you know and check on their well-being or volunteer to get groceries for someone whose health or age might make them more vulnerable. Continue to pray for God’s wisdom and grace to guide us through these uncharted waters.
Unfortunately, due to the current situation we are having to cancel VBS for 2020.
We are saddened that we won’t be able to see and celebrate with the children, however, know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers and that you are safe and well.
If you have already paid for the VBS registration you can either receive a full refund or please consider the registration a donation to LGUMC, which goes to our Children’s Ministry fund.
Our Children’s Ministry Director, Shelley Ahn-Wong, will be in touch with you via email.
Thank you for your understanding. We will get through this together with the strength of our Lord.