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Women's Retreat 2015

SRVUMC Women’s Retreat 2015

“Blossoming in God’s Love”

 January 23 - 25, 2015

Help us Build a Labyrinth in Hap Magee Ranch

This labyrinth is  a gift from the family and friends of Will Schramm, members of our church,  local businesses and from individuals like you who see the value of  having a labyrinth built  in our public park.  Click on "Read More" to get more information about this project and view a labyrinth video.  

Kindness Matters

San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church’s (SRVUMC’s) Neighborhood Network now has several years of practice in extending concrete acts of kindness and care toward congregation members. Now, it is ready to turn its efforts outward—to become a network of ‘kindness catalysts,” by offering acts of kindness to neighbors and to every person in our communities, regardless of who they are or whether they belong to a church.

 

SRVUMC: A Community of Changed Lives Changing Our World

Welcome to the San Ramon Valley

United Methodist Church

We believe that Jesus came into this world not to draw lines that exclude, but to draw wide the circle of God's inclusive love. We seek to be a community of people who practice and advocate Open Doors, Open Minds and Open Hearts.
 
If you would like to know more about our community of faith, we welcome you to join us at one of our two worship services and Sunday school for all ages on Sunday mornings, or at one of our social events or volunteer mission opportunities offered throughout the week. 

Ron Dunn, Sunny Ahn & Luke Ham - Pastors


What is Your Verse?

The American Poet, Walt Whitman wrote a poem called, "O me! O life!" in which he suggests that life is a play in which each of us has the opportunity to contribute a verse. As we think about the play which is reflected in the unfolding drama of our life together, it would be well to ask, what verse will we contribute? What gift will we give? What legacy will we leave to our children and our children's children and children we'll never meet?  

You are invited to contribute a verse! During our Stewardship Sundays - Oct. 12 to Nov. 9 - you will be invited to contribute your verse using the special cards found in the pew racks or by contributing your verse electronically.  Submit your verse by clicking here.


 

Seniors Luncheons & Potlucks

Lunch with Friends, Noon in Wesley Center

Lunch with Friends is a home-cooked, sit-down meal served in Wesley Center on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.  Tables are set with fresh flowers and surrounded by friendly, interesting people, enjoying delicious food!  Plan to join us and bring a friend.  Contact the church office to reserve your spot.  NO LUNCH WITH FRIENDS IN AUGUST! 

Adventuresome Seniors Potluck, Noon in Wesley Center

Adventuresome Seniors get together on the last Tuesday of each month for a potluck and program. Bring a dish to share and join us for a delicious lunch and wonderful fellowship.  Please contact the church office to let us know you're coming.


 

GROW
 

Adult Education Classes & Small Group Meetings

SRVUMC offers many ways of growing your faith and connecting with others throughout the week. Visit our Adult Education page to learn more about these groups.
 
Sunday mornings - Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxyled by Larry Stone, Sunday's at 9 AM in the Fireside Room. This 10- week course will  be taught Sunday mornings, at 9 AM, September 21 - November 30, in Fireside Room.  Books $12.

Sifting History & Jesus and the Second Temple: The World of Early Judiasm & Christianity, led by Dave Coombs, Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Fireside Room. This class series meets Sunday mornings, at 10:30 AM, beginning Sept. 21 and runs up to Dec. 20 (with occasional breaks during the fall), in the Fireside Room.

Monday afternoons - Learning Over Lunch - Cinema Series, led by Phyllis Meyer & Sarah Stribling, Mondays at Noon in the Fireside Room. We have all experienced "God moments" outside of worship.  Atvarious times we have been awe-struck by sunsets, grandchildren's smiles, or an unforgettable emotional connection with a loved one. These rare and treasured moments give us authentic glimpses of the Divine.Our new Learning Over Lunch series, "Meeting God at the Movies" will be a different way of perceiving holy moments an
 
Tuesday evenings - Disciple 1 is a foundational, small group Bible study that connects us to Scripture. This class is perfect for beginners or those seekers looking for a Bible refresher.  Led by Bill Rust and Pastor Luke. Meets Tuesday evenings, beginning in mid-September, 2014 and runs through May, 2015.
 
Wednesday evenings - Spiritual but not Religious, Parenting Teens in a Confusing Culture and Exploring Spirituality, deal with the cultural, spiritual or values issues we've all struggled with at one time or another. The fall LINC series runs from Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, and meets from 7-8PM. 

Thursday evenings -  Pub theology for Young Adults meets to discuss issues that affect our lives and affect our worldview.  Topics include politics, religion, history, current events and theology.  Email Pastor Luke to join the notification list for meeting locations.

GIVE

ENDOWMENT FUND:

 

Created  in 1992, managed by church committee dedicated to preserving donors' gifts, increasing their value, and distrbuting earnings to benefit the church and its members.  Over $660,000 has been donated to the fund by church members & friends.  Current value of the fund is over $1,000,000.  The committee has distributed over $260,000 back to the church for:  capital improvements, missions, youth ministries, music programs, Sunday school, Library, Senior Programs, and Wesley Center Maintenance.  Contact any Endowment Committee Member for more information:  Chair, Dave McWilliams, Treasurer, Joel Jung, Quentin Alexander, Ed Bader, Judy Baker, Kerry Davis, Skip George, Irv Skeoch, Fred Toney.


 

SERVE

Faith In Action

Mission opportunities on going now & throughout the year 

Join in service with others from our congregation and community who are transforming lives and transforming our world through service.

Need help finding where, "...your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet?" Contact our Director, Membership & Mission, Devon Drake at ddrake@srvumc.org to get started.

Visit our Local Missions page for more information on our Friday, Food for Thought program at Trinity Center, and other upcoming mission opportunities.

Visit our Global Missions page for more information about upcoming mission trips to Haiti and Guatemala

Save Lives by watching a 10 minute video about how to operate our AED (Automated External Defibrillator) unit

Habitat for Humanity Muir Ridge (Martinez) All-Faiths Build - Date TBD, Stay tuned to this space for additional information about how you can help a local family own a home. Learn more

Mission Saturday, Sept. 27 - Save the date for our all-church day of service. Click on the Mission Saturday graphic to view and sign up for one of our project options.  Projects are available for all ages and we look forward to joining together with you for this life-transforming day.

 

See How the Gift of Water Purifiers is Helping the Children of Haiti

Visit our Global Missions Page to Learn How Your Gifts are Making a Difference in Haiti Through the Thomas Food Project

 

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