Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School: Summer Family BIBLE Storytime! July 30th-August 3rd! 11am-1pm (lunch included) All kids are welcome to come to learn and grow through some of the most wonderful stories of the Bible! From Creation to the Love and teachings of Jesus, spend a week of walking through the word of God with us! Questions? Call Julia...

How Will People Remember You?

It’s been a great joy to be a part of this faith community the last four year. Your love and service to our Lord Jesus Christ mean a lot to me. As we begin the great year of 2018, I would like to ask you a bold question. What are you leaving behind that proves you were definitely here on earth? Sometimes, we get so involved in keeping up with the bills, the kids, the job, and our...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I pray that things are going well with you. I hope that you had a great Christmas celebration and holiday. After the hype of Christmas, before we get to Lent, here we are in Epiphany considered as, “ordinary time”. A new year has begun, and everyone speaks of their hopes and dreams. We expect that our lives will be better. There can be newness of life in this year. There are new projects to complete...

Pastor’s December Greetings

Greetings SCUMC family and friends! I pray that things are going well with you. I hope that you had a great thanksgiving celebration with your friends and family. Here we are in Christmas season. How are going to celebrate Christmas this year? What is your plan to make this season meaningful? Let me start by telling you what I gave my brother in law for last year Christmas. I gave him a big box wrapped with attractive wrapping...

Pastor’s Message for November 2017...

Friends, it is November already. Christmas is around the corner. The end of the year is approaching. We are getting one year more mature. Sometimes it is scary to notice time is sure flying real fast. As I look at the future, a few scary things come to mind. I don’t want to be poor. I don’t want to be sick. I don’t want to loss someone I like. I don’t want to die. Fears are creeping in....

Pastor’s message for July 2017

The Cal-Nev Annual Conference met last week in Burlingame.  It is always a joy for clergy to re-unite each year with brothers and sisters serving appointments throughout the states as we come together in Holy Conferencing and to conduct the business of the church.  And it is a joy also to see so many our United Methodist laity from around the states, delegates from their local church and leaders in our denomination.     I am so blessed to...

Why I Chose SCUMC(Jack Schenacker)

I was originally baptized as an infant by my great-grandfather, a Methodist circuit-rider Pastor. My life since has taken me from the Presbyterian faith to being a Lutheran to an Episcopalian to the last 20-plus years as a Pentecostal Pastorand bible teacher. When I married Berta Lee in 2008, I started attending SCUMC. After moving permanently to Santa Clara in 2015, God encouraged me to join SCUMC and contribute my leadership and managerial skills to help our church...

Cambodia Mission September 27-October 10, 2017...

Pastor Vathanak Heang will join a mission team from St. Timothy UMC, Louisiana to Samrath village in Cambodia September 27-October 10, 2017. The primary task will be building a boys’ dormitory for high school students on the grounds of the local United Methodist Church. A nearby high school is the best in the area, but safe travel and lodging are not available for the many students throughout the region who desire to attend. Nearly ¾ of the Cambodian...

Why I Chose SCUMC(Terry Flora)

I chose Santa Clara United Methodist Church because it is part of my wife’s family history. I attend to help my kids to grow up with a foundation in Christian faith and hope they explore other religions as they grow into adulthood as a way to understand the diverse world we live in. Terry...

Way of The Cross

This month, we remember that the future of earth and humanity hangs in the balance. Jesus Vs Caesar. And Jesus indeed is the one who ends up dead—not Caesar, not Pilate, not the crucifying soldiers. Yet the Christian church has insisted that the cross of Jesus is a victory, not a defeat. How can that be? Of course, there is the resurrection, which we will celebrate on the 16th. Jesus is sprung from death’s grip and is thereby...