Almaden Hills United Methodist Church.

Our Purpose

Sharing God's Love; Following the Way

Worship Services

Sunday mornings:
Traditional service
at 10:00

Pastor's Message

Recent Sermons

  • August 20, 2017: Who Owns Christianity?   (Audio)
    Guest Speaker: Byron Henderson
  • August 13, 2017: Matthew 14:22-33   (Audio)
  • August 6, 2017: Matthew 14:13-21   (Audio)
  • July 30, 2017: Romans 8:26-28   (Audio)

Pastor Mariellen's Message for August

Maker Factory poster What a great understanding we have been learning about and living into during July's Vacation Bible School: We are "made by God and built for a purpose!" We did this with a team (directed by our Peggy Joy) who prepared a week filled with Bible stories, "fun factory" crafts, and tons of games and loving relationships.

How blessed you have been to have had Jane as your pastor. How blessed I am to know her as a friend and colleague who so genuinely shares her wisdom and experience with me.

This great understanding is also one that I am learning about and living into as I am becoming a part of the Almaden Hills UMC family. I am experiencing this family as one with many people made by God who are living with purpose at this church. There are so many of you who give so generously of your time, resources, and energies. There seems to be a place and purpose for each person, and still you make room for new people to live out their purposes, too.

This reminds me of First Corinthians 12. In this scripture chapter, we are reminded that we are all vital members of the body of Christ, of the family. The 27th verse says, "Now, you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."

I am so grateful to be a part of this body, this family with you. Thank you for making room for me to be with you as we live God's purpose here at 1200 Blossom Hill Road and as we, from here, reach out into our world.

Blessings,

Pastor Mariellen