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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…

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…

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…

Christ is Risen, Indeed!

The very first Easter didn’t happen at a church. It happened outside an empty tomb, while all the disciples were sequestered at home, grief-stricken and wondering what was going on.   In the Gospel of John we read, “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.” We read those words, and expect Resurrection. Mary was not expecting Resurrection. Instead, she jumped…