Almaden Hills United Methodist Church

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Traditional Service: 10:00 a.m.

Almaden Hills United
Methodist Church

1200 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA 95118
408-269-4375 (FAX)

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Welcome to the Almaden Hills United Methodist Church web site. Thank you for taking the time to check it out!

Our congregation is an active, multi-generational and inclusive group, with hearts, hands and minds dedicated to the love and service of God. Children, youth, adults, couples, singles and families of all kinds are valued and cared for. We offer a variety of programs and opportunities to meet real human needs within the congregation and in the broader community. Sunday mornings are filled with joyful celebrations of worship, uplifting music, classes for all ages and warm fellowship. Our outreach and mission groups provide opportunities for a variety of community service.

We hope to meet you and are eager to answer your questions. "Whoever you are, wherever you may be on your journey of faith, you are welcome in this place!"  Do join us!

Sunday morning services at AHUMC resume July 4, 2021

Dear AHUMC friends and family,
I think we are all trying to continually interpret the updates upon updates for the health and safety of our church and community.
I think we are all seeking the “best practices” of following John Wesley’s (Methodist “founder”) 3 rules to… 1) do no harm, 2) do good, and 3) stay in love with God.
As we all know, the good news is, the vaccine works! However, there are those who cannot be vaccinated, those who will not be vaccinated, and those for whom the vaccine does not work because of particular health treatments. Also, children cannot yet be vaccinated.
Also, as we all know, today, our Santa Clara County “remains in the Yellow Tier and plans to adhere to the state’s reopening guidelines set to begin on June 15, when most businesses may return to usual operations, with certain caveats…. (For example), fully vaccinated individuals still will need to wear masks in hospitals, prisons, homeless shelters, during travel and while indoors at K-12 schools.”
At present, our church “reopening” for in-person meetings will include masking, social distancing, temperature/health questions, and provisions for contact tracing. At present, we will worship with music, but will refrain from singing. We will continue to do lots of cleaning/wiping down of “high touch” areas. At present, we are still planning to begin meeting in the fellowship hall for concerns about air circulation.
Here is a somewhat amended schedule for us:
Sunday, June 27, 1 p.m.:  We will have a shorter audio service available. We will encourage everyone to attend the online, Conference-wide worship service, 10 a.m.-noon. And, we will have a “dry-run” service. This service is open only for those who are involved in the service and who will be working on the cleaning/setting up of our fellowship hall.
Sunday, July 4, 10 a.m.:  As all goes well with enough volunteers on June 27th, we will have our first “in-person” worship service. The week previous to this service, we will let you know how to make a reservation for the service. And, we will let you know of any new health/safety updates we will be following. Also, at this service, we will try to offer a “livestream” or “real-time” video of the service, for those of you who cannot attend.
Thanks for your continued faithfulness throughout these many, many months and updates upon updates, Pastor Mariellen

Pastor Mariellen

Children's Ministry YouTube Channel

Our Children's Ministry Director Lyndsey Ramos is pleased and proud to announce that we will begin a new venture in virtual children’s ministry. We have officially launched our AHUMC children’s ministry YouTube page, where we will host virtual Bible lessons for our kiddos. She will upload a video every Sunday that will teach our youth a little something about Jesus and his ministry. Please join us every Sunday where all our welcome and all means all, and subscribe to our YouTube page so you won’t miss a lesson.
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New Video Channel available!

Our AHUMC YouTube Channel is now live. So far we have four Worship in Conversation videos and one Music and Meditation video on the general channel. Thanks to everyone who has put so much time into this project, especially Pastor Mariellen Yoshino, John Hess, and John Baird.
Here’s the link for the general channel:
More will be added to each of these channels in the coming weeks and months as a supplement to our continuing regular weekly audio services, so tune in and subscribe!

Now You Can Donate to AHUMC Online!

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