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 paused

A message from Pastor Mariellen:

After much consultation with our District Superintendent (my direct boss), other pastors, church members and church leaders, the decision has been made to put our church services on “pause” beginning Sunday, March 15.

This “pause-ing” is unprecedented. While we want our church home to remain as a place of worship and fellowship, we also want our church home to be a place of health and safety. This “pause” is not only for our health and safety but also for that of our greater community – as our not meeting together may help to slow or minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

During this time, I do not want to lose contact with you. Please continue to be in communication with me through mail, email and texts.


1) We will be enhancing our “sermons” online. Instead of hearing only a sermon, we will include a “call to worship,” prayer, scripture, and a sermon. You can listen to this Sunday’s message beginning this Sunday evening and anytime throughout the week.

2) Our Children’s Director, Lyndsey Ramos, will be communicating with our children throughout each week we are on “pause.”

3) Our Joint Youth Ministry Director and Assistant Director have sent out notices to the JYM concerning a) a change in the physical auction to an online auction, and b) enhanced ways of their gathering together. They will continue to evaluate their safety actions.

Our District Superintendent has sent out this Bible verse to the pastors. I want to share it to you as well. It is from Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

And I want to add to that, “The Lord our God is bigger than the coronavirus.” Let us continue to journey through this time with good information, healthy behaviors, faithful discernment, and hopeful words and actions for and with one another,

Pastor Mariellen

Compassion Camp: A Virtual Vacation Bible School

It's time for Compassion Camp!

Virtual VBS 2020

Each week, you can watch the video lesson at home and then meet with a small group of friends from your church later in the week to share your projects, play some games and talk about what you're learning. We're looking forward to growing in compassion and faith with you!

The video lessons are available at

You can still register here. To have access to download printable worksheets.

Session Two: To the Neighbor
Available now

Compassion helps us be brave. To be brave is letting God help us see and reach out to our neighbor. When we reach out to our neighbor, we experience the miracle of God’s power to restore and make our community whole. Through the gospel story of friends bringing their friend on a mat to Jesus, the children will witness how compassion often requires risk. Children will learn the ways compassion calls for focus - we keep our eyes on Jesus, even as others might misunderstand or judge our actions.

This week at Compassion Camp
Bible Story: Four Friends, Mark 2:1-12
Create & Play: Comic strip, Kindness hug, Shoebox scene
Movement (Yoga): I am brave
Compassion in Action: Letters of encouragement and thanks, Heart envelopes
Music: Brave Enough


To help you prepare for Compassion Camp activities, here is a list of the supplies you might want to have on hand for our lesson this week.

From Home
Crayons, markers or colored pencils
Glue/glue stick
Assorted craft supplies

All Weeks
Compassion Camp poster
Daily Examen cards
Construction paper

Session Two
“To the Neighbor” coloring image
Clothespins, craft sticks
Modeling clay
Comic Strip page
Roll of paper or ribbon or yarn (for kindness hug)
12”x18” construction paper (for heart envelopes)
Letter page
Prayer coloring page

Comic strip
Kindness hug
Shoebox scene
Encouragement letter or care package
Heart envelope

Games to play at home
Ten things I love
ABCs of gratitude
Carry a Friend

To color
Prayer page
Compassion poster
To the Neighbor image

Picture Books to Share
Daniel's New Friend, Becky Friedman
Who is my Neighbor? Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Maddi's Fridge, Lois Brandt
Good Morning, Neighbor, Davide Cali
People You May See, Lisa Koehler


For information about weekly small group gatherings online, contact your local church VBS leader:
Willow Glen UMC: Pastor Susan
St. Francis Episcopal: Miss Leah
Almaden Hills UMC: Miss Lyndsey
Cambrian Park UMC: Miss Grace

Vacation Bible School
A shared ministry of Willow Glen, Cambrian Park
& Almaden Hills United Methodist Churches
with St. Francis Episcopal Church


Now You Can Donate to AHUMC Online!

To create a profile and/or make a donation, click this button:

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