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
408-269-2345
408-269-4375 (FAX)
Email: ahumc@almadenhillsumc.org
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We're a Reconciling Congregation

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Joint Youth Ministry

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Welcome!

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 at least until Easter

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” for this Sunday and will extend until Easter. This “pause” begins this Sunday, March 15. We will reevaluate this before Easter Sunday. This means that we will be canceling any services during Holy Week (e.g., Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).

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.

Also:

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

AHUMC Warming Center 2020

Village House

AHUMC will once again welcome pre-screened, homeless women to a warm, welcoming daytime warming center in our Fellowship Hall starting in February and continuing through early April on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We would like each of you who is able to contribute to this “all church effort” to volunteer as often as possible to help host these women.

You can volunteer as a supervisor (a four-hour shift), a regular volunteer (a two-hour shift), a lunch provider, or a driver (returning our guests to their evening shelter location). Our operating hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two volunteers are needed for each time slot. Volunteers are asked to be present and support our lady guests with supportive conversation with those who are interested.

To sign up for any of these opportunities to serve, see our AHUMC signup site at this link: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3136138/false#/invitation. IT’S EASY! Thanks in advance for your support of this important outreach program.


AHUMC Photo Directory

LifeTouch

Help us strengthen our community! Almaden Hills UMC invites you to be part of our directory so everyone will know your name.

Photography Dates: April 23-25, 2020

To schedule your appointment, click the Lifetouch link  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b78tpvv6/ Or call Bonnie Home for assistance.

  • No sitting fee!
  • Complimentary 8x10 and free directory for each family
  • Opportunity (with no obligation) to purchase additional portraits with discounts
  • First responders, military personnel, and seniors over 60 will receive an additional 20% discount

Methodists in Cars Driving John

While John Hess is on the mend, AHUMC folks can help by providing him rides to-and-from church. Anne Marie has created this handy button to sign up.

Drive John Button


Now You Can Donate to AHUMC Online!

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

Donate Button


Amazon Smiles on AHUMC!

If you make internet purchases through Amazon, you can earn 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases for Almaden Hills. All you have to do is start each shopping session at the URL http://smile.amazon.com and specify Almaden Hills United Methodist Church as your charity of choice, then start shopping. You need to choose the charity only once. Prices and selection are the same as in regular Amazon.


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