Featuring the Chancel Choir, Children and Youth Choirs, Handbell Choir and Living Water Singers of SRVUMC with Monte Vista High Chamber Singers.
Our annual Senior's Holiday Luncheon features a seasonal menu extravaganza with all the trimmings by Chef John Sanders and a holiday musical program by Monte Vista High School's Beauty Shop octet. Call the church office to make your reservation, 925-837-5243.
Women and girls are invited to attend our annual Women's Christmas Tea.
Dec. 13-15, "Follow the Star" Drive-thru Living Nativity, 6-8:30 p.m. in the Church Parking Lot
This Christmas season, follow the star and experience the Christmas story brought to life. During the three nights of the Living Nativity, our church parking lot is transformed into scenes featuring live actors and animals. While you relax in the comfort and warmth of your car, the accompanying audio program is braodcast over your car radio..
Dec. 21, All Church Breakfast, 9 a.m. in Wesley Center
This annual holiday tradition - sponsored by the United Methodist Men's group - features a delicious breakfast, and musical entertainment provided by our children's & bell choirs. Tickets will be on sale on Sunday mornings beginning Dec. 7. For more information, contact Dean McWilliams at email@example.com.
Christmas Eve Pageant at 4 & 5:30 p.m. family services on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)
We're searching for cast and crew for our Christmas Eve Pageant. No rehearsals or lines to memorize. Simply put on a costume and follow the direction of the Narrator. Click Here to sign up!
Sundays in December, Traditional and Non-Traditional Worship, 9 & 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Christmas Eve - Dec. 24, at 4 & 5:30 p.m. (Family services featuring a Christmas Pageant*); 8 & 9:30 p.m. Candlelight Service; 11 p.m. Candlelight & Holy Communion Service.
Our theme this Advent is 'Uncluttering." For us, this season is not only about getting ready for one day of gift-giving and celebration, but about readying ourselves to see the ways God might come again to live in the midst of our ordinary lives, every day. Childcare is provided during both Sunday worship services. Join us in worship!
*Childcare provided on Christmas Eve at 4 & 5:30 p.m. services
Weds., Dec. 4, 11, & 18, CenterPoint Contemplative Worship, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Clearing clutter and creating space. As we mark the four weeks of Advent, we invite you to come find a quiet place away from the chaos of your busy life and the extra expectations that come with the holiday season. CenterPoint Worship is a place and time where you can think with us about uncluttering your life and making space so that you don't miss the simplest and most meaningful things of this season.
Angel Trees through Dec. 8
Visit the Angel Trees in the Narthex or Wesley Center Foyer. This annual tradition where we provide support to agencies serving the needy throughout our community during the Christmas season. You are invited to take an Angel Card from the tree, purchase the gift and bring it back to church by December 8. Alternatively, you may provide a donation at our donation table in Wesley Hall and someone will do the shopping for you. This year, more than ever, many families are relying upon the generosity of our congregation! Through the hardest of times, SRVUMC always comes through! Be an Angel! Help make Christmas a little brighter to someone in need.
Angel Trees transform into Haiti Trees on Dec. 8
Take a heart or star tag from our Narthex and Wesley Center trees and support our beloved students from the Thomas Food Project in Haiti. The Haiti Trees are sponsored by our Hands for Haiti group and gifts gathered by this campaign will be delivered to the children in Haiti by our next UMVIM team in February, 2014.
Stop Hunger Now
This Advent Season, our church is supporting the Stop Hunger Now international hunger relief agency. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase 20,000 meals!
- $25 donation buys 100 meals
- $50 donation buys 200 meals
- $100 donation buys 400 meals, and so on
Your donation - in any amount - will help make our goal a reality! When making your donation, please designate "Stop Hunger Now" on your check or envelope. Check our donation progress at the Missions Kiosk in the Courtyard.
Take your donation one step further, by participating in our Stop Hunger Now Meal Pack Out, Feb. 1, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Center. Click Here to sign up!
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 of Membership & Mission, Devon Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Click here to visit our Local Missions page for more information on our Friday, Food for Thought program at Trinity Center, and other upcoming mission opportunities.
New! Feb. 1, Meal Packing Event supporting Stop Hunger Now. Stay tuned for details.
Upcoming International Mission Opportunities
Cambodia (Feb. 14-23, 2014). Cost for the mission trip is approx. $900 (food, lodging and local transportation), and approx. $1,500 for roundtrip airfare. For more information, contact Director, Volunteers in Mission, Phil Bandy at 916-374-1582 or follow this link: http://cnumc.org/vim/detail/118. Additional information about the Cambodia mission trip will posted as information becomes available.