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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 & Kathi McShane, Co-Pastors


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HOLY WEEK & EASTER @ SRVUMC

Easter approaches, the most significant holiday of the Christian year.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ, which we celebrate on Easter, reminds us that God’s coming into the world has the power—then and now—to change life, and to change our lives.  Quite literally, it empowers our own experiences of resurrection. 

As we have traveled together this Lent toward Easter, we have been studying and speaking of our own pilgrimage, following the journey of Jesus’ life.  What we hope for as we see Jesus more clearly, is our own transformation, our becoming the fully-alive people God intends us to be.

We welcome you as we mark the events of Jesus' journey during Holy Week and celebrate that identity and the power of God to bring new life by re-committing ourselves this Easter.  Our entire Easter offering will be directed to six mission ministries this congregation has helped sustain with an investment of volunteer time and financial support.  This Easter season, we renew our commitments to these organizations, just as we feel our own lives renewed by the message of Easter.      

Holy Week Services & Events

Palm Sunday Worship, April 13 - 9 & 10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday school meets at 10:45 a.m. after the Palm Processional.  Brunch & Egg Hunt following the 2nd Service.  Bring a brunch dish to share and a basket for collecting eggs.  Brunch in Wesley Center, Egg Hunt in the Courtyard. 

Maundy Thursday Drama & Communion - April 17, 7 pm, Wesley Center
A dramatic portrayal of the characters who shared Jesus' last week.

Good Friday Service - April 18, 7 pm, Sanctuary
Our Good Friday worship will feature the outline of a Tenebrae Service, including the reading of the passion narrative of John's Gospel and the lighting and extinguishing of candles. This service will be highlighted by both the hymns and anthems that provide the backdrop for Jesus' journey to the cross.

Easter Sunday Services

Easter Sunday, April 20, 6:30, 8, 9:30 & 11 am, Sanctuary
6:30 am, Easter Sunrise service will be a casual service held in the Courtyard (weather permitting), featuring the Living Water Band, and Youth and Bros Bells choirs.

8 & 9:30 am, Traditional worship with beautiful music, children's message and children's choirs, and Hallelujah Chorus (9:30 service). Be sure to stop by the Children's table in the Courtyard after worship for a quick, take-home spring craft.

11 am, Traditional worship featuring beautiful music and celebration of baptism. Be sure to stop by the Children's table in the Courtyard after worship for a quick, take-home spring craft.

Childcare provided during the 8, 9:30 and 11 am worship services in the Children's Building, downstairs


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.  Click here for a current schedule.  Contact the church office to reserve your spot.

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

Weekly Adult Education & Small Groups

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Learning over Lunch, led by Pastor Kathi McShane, Mondays, Noon - 1 p.m., in the Fireside Room. Bring your lunch and let's talk about who God is and how we are called to live as people of faith.  We'll use a DVD series called "Living the Questions" to start our discussions.  No reading required; come whenever you can. Bring your lunch and be ready for good conversation!

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 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.


ENJOY A DINNER OUT & SUPPORT TRINITY CENTER'S FOOD FOR THOUGHT PROGRAM

The good folks at the San Ramon location of Pasta Pomodoro want to give you a day off from cooking AND an opportunity to raise money for our Food for Thought program.  Stop by the San Ramon Pasta Pomodoro location anytime Monday, April 21, and Pasta Pomodoro will donate 20% of your bill to our Food for Thought program.  This offer includes dine-in and take-out orders. Important note: In order for us to receive the donation, you must present the fundraiser flyer when placing your order.  Click Here to view & print the flyer.

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.

View This Month's Mission Calendar

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

Work at our Annual Rummage SaleMay 16th, 9 a.m. - 2p.m. and May 17th, 9 a.m. - 12 noon. 

Habitat for Humanity: May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Livermore

Stop Hunger Now! Meal Pack Out: June 7, Noon - 3 p.m., Wesley Center

 

 

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