Posts by Shana Carroll

Posts by Shana Carroll

A Message from Steve Elliott

Thanks to the generosity of our congregation, the wildfire buckets and tools we funded are the anchor donation of wildfire response supplies to the newest Cal-Nev Conference depot.  They were delivered to the Ukiah United Methodist Church on July 19th.  This is the fourth depot established around the state to stage supplies where they might be needed.  The other four depots are at churches in Pinole, Stockton and Sacramento (with one in the Sierras still in the works).These buckets include…

Congregation Letter

Dear San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church Community:We are eager to welcome you back on campus. This letter is to update you onhow we will go forward in safely re-opening. Over the past year we have realizedhow much we cherish and need community. You have been missed!WorshipOn Sunday June 6 and Sunday June 13, we will have in-person and online worshipat 9am. We will continue to register for worship, wear masks and sociallydistance. After worship, we invite you to gather…

May Communion Offering

Wildfire Bucket Campaign Sadly, devastating wildfires have become the new reality in California.  Each occurrence seemingly more destructive.  This May Communion Offering is an opportunity to help. Our goal is to raise the money to fund and assemble 25 wildfire buckets to donate the California Nevada Annual Conference.  A bucket and the related tools costs about $110 each. During a wildfire response, our Church Conference Early Response Team provides these buckets to families at the Local Assistance Center or when…

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve ServicesThis year our Christmas Eve Services will be virtual, the Family Service-Christmas Pageant (normally at 5 pm), and the Candle Light Service (normally at 8). You may watch the services anytime during Christmas Eve day or night (yes, really!). Link will be available beginning Christmas Eve.

Trunk or Treat

The tradition will go on and we need you! On  in the ARC Parking lot. Join us for a drive through parade where families drive by decorated cars. All with social distancing, masks, and lots of precautions! We need volunteers to decorate their trunks and we will ensure safe distancing and distributing treats and surprises that we will provide. Email Laura Roy to volunteer.  Monetary donations will be accepted instead of candy collections this year. Subject line: Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat!– Drive Thru!Saturday,…

Food Drive

Want to help in a critical way to feed the needy, pandemic and fire victims?  THEY NEED YOU to donate either food or cash to the Contra Costa Food Bank.  The urgency is greater this year as our food bank is helping 40% more people due to the pandemic. They are also helping many fire victims in Butte County and Solano County.  The need is great this year as our food bank is helping 40% more people due to the pandemic. Contra…

Meals with Grace

Meals with Grace is our own home-grown program created to deliver meals to people both inside and outside of the church to make their COVID-19 crisis just a little bit better. We aim to serve individuals who are isolated and can benefit from a little lift, knowing we are thinking of them during their Shelter-in-Place. Our second goal is to recognize and thank the broader community’s essential and healthcare workers for their critical and direct service to others. Some recipients who have…