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On World Communion Sunday, we celebrate our inclusivity and diversity! World Communion Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday in October every year, in churches the whole world over. Together, we take communion and are reminded that we are one in Christ. We do this to open our eyes and hearts to the breadth and depth of the Christian family and tradition. We celebrate with different customs so that we understand the worldwide nature of Christianity. As world conflicts arise and divisions appear between people and nations, our World Communion celebration takes on a greater meaning as a unifying force.
We will take a special offering for World Communion Sunday, which goes to support scholarships that empower a diverse mix of national and international ethnic students to make a global impact for Christ. Learn more about what the UMC is doing here.
Please join in this coming Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 pm for this year's Crop Hunger Walk. Last year we raised over $22k to fight hunger abroad and right here on the Peninsula. Thank you! Now let's do it again. Walk, saunter, or run to make a difference. One mile, two miles, or whatever you can do. It is a fun afternoon and a worthy cause. Register here. Contact the Service Team for more info.
Stop Hunger Now was a huge success thanks to you. We packed an amazing 20,000 meals in just 1 hour and 40 minutes! There were around a 100 of us upstairs in Fellowship Hall, the music was going, people were laughing and having fun, and together we did something to help in the fight to end world hunger. The meals we packed will be shipped to South East Asia, likely either Cambodia or the Philippines. It was great to see so many folks come out and pitch in. This was truly the church in action! Great work and a big thank you to one and all!
A group of brave souls stood up and did the hokey pokey to Stop Hunger Now. Sign up here to participate in STOP HUNGER NOW on Sept. 18.
The Chancel Choir is back and they sounded beautiful singing Many Gifts, One Spirit by Alan Pote.
We took time to honor and thank our Sunday School teachers past and present at the beginning of our new school year.
This year, we are placing more emphasis on blessing (consecrating) our tithes and offerings. We are grateful for what God has done in our lives, and Pastor Linda encouraged us all to "Take the Plunge." Listen to her sermon here.
The first Sunday of the month is always a joyous occasion when we get to join together and worship in three languages: Tongan, Fijian, and English.
Pastor Beth welcomed everyone on this Labor Day Sunday.
We celebrated with music from our Summer Choir...
...and we celebrated with music from the Tongan Choir and Brass Band.
Pastor Linda informed and inspired with a message on the history of Labor day and a lesson on the economics of God's Listen to it here.
It is such a joy to be able to be united around the Communion Table as God's beloved children.
Pastor Shijung welcomed us in worship
Pastor Linda taught our inner child about sharing via Hershey's Kisses.
The Summer Choir sang Ubi Caritas et Amor by Z. Randall Stroope. Chancel Choir begins on Thursday, September 7 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm in Kohlstedt Hall. All are welome!
We are continuing to learn about stewardship, and Pastor Beth's message encouraged us to resist being barn building fools. Listen to it here.