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Update on Reopening

We continue to prepare so that we can safely reopen our church campus. We are so looking forward to that gradual process! We are tentatively looking at holding one outdoor service later in July. Those attending will be required to wear masks and social distance. We will continue to live stream services as well. Children’s Ministries will not open at this time. We are working with our Children’s Committee to make a safe plan for resuming Children’s classes.The Task Force for Re-Opening meets…

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…

Another Spiritual Practice

This week we add another spiritual practice to our Lenten Journey: giving.  Giving is an essential spiritual practice. In fact, Jesus talked more about giving of our money and our possessions than he spoke of worship, prayer, and Scripture study, combined.I invite you to practice the joy of giving by participating in our In Gratitude and Celebration ministry. Think of someone you want to thank and appreciate. Make a donation to SRVUMC form. You’ll have an option to add the name(s) of people you are appreciating and…

Living with Hope Sermon Series

Hello Everyone,   Join in worship as we begin a sermon series, Living with Hope. How do we live with hope in a time like this, and after a week like the one we had?The Hebrew word for hope, Tikyah, means expectation, and it also means a cord or rope. Tikvah is a rope we hang onto when the world seems out of control or when we don’t know how to make it through a difficult season in life. In worship we remember to hang on…

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,…

A Letter from our Members

Dear Church Family, Michael and I arrived at San Ramon Valley UMC ready to connect with young families and to bring the outreach culture of Southern churches. Pastor Kim has asked us to share our passion for all forms of stewardship with you this season. Time. To prepare for this role, we studied where the church has been and its vision moving forward. We met with several church leaders to share what stewardship looked like in our past churches and…

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…

Back to School Drive

Monument Crisis Center’s BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE In place of backpacks this year, we ask that you support students returning to school with a nutritious food supply to help start the school year right! This is a Drive and Drop event at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church- you drive up, follow the directional signs, pop your trunk, and a team member will grab your donation in a minimal contact exchange. Or if you prefer, you can deliver your donation…

Campus Update

Each week, our Task Force meets to prepare for opening our church campus. Our goal is to do no harm, to adhere to all local and UMC Conference guidelines, and to keep everyone safe. Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) has delayed the opening of businesses and activities previously planned for July 1 until the COVID-19 outbreak in Contra Costa is better contained.Members of the task force are still hard at work. Groups include a group exploring how we will clean the…
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