Why Choose S.C.U.M.C. (By Joelina Verducci)...

I have been attending SCUMC for close to threeyears now. It started when we moved to Santa Clara and my husband and I were looking for a new church to attend. I had become disillusioned with a charismatic church I was previously attending. It had become too big, too impersonal and its church politics were becoming disconcerting. My mother who was visiting us at the time after the birth of my son Ricci suggested looking for a Methodist...

Lenten Devotional Study

Sunday Morning Lenten Devotional Prayer Journey: “Whispers of Hope” **Please join me on a 40 day odyssey of prayer!** “No greater priority exists for the believer than knowing Christ through the study of His Word and the intimacy of prayer,” says Beth Moore, the Author of :Whispers of Hope: 10 Weeks of devotional prayer. We will also be blending in the introduction of “Another Bead, Another Prayer” By Kristen and Max Vincent Protestant Prayer Beads! We will be...

Lenten Greeting from Pastor Heang

I hope and pray that this Communique reaches you in good spirit. Here we are in Lenten Season. Wednesday March 1st, we will have Ash Wednesday service at 6:00 p.m. in Frey Room. Please come experience this inspirational service. This service is about penitence which we often ignore or give very little attention to. This is a night to remember that we are mortal. From dust we were created, and to dust we shall return. And it is...

Cooking Dinner at JW House

We Have a new outreach for our church. Cooking diner on the second Tuesday of each month at the JW House at Kaiser Hospital. You will be cooking for people who have loved ones in the Hospital. Those are people that have a serious illness or are about to Die. There are 20-30 people that need be fed. There is a nice kitchen at the house. You can cook there or at home and bring it to the...

Why choose S.C.U.M.C? (By Bo Roberts)...

When Shirley and I were married it was at St. Paul UMC in San Jose. After going there for 4 years after we moved to Santa Clara we transferred to Santa Clara. The Sanctuary was new as was the campus. Every thing was bright a new. There is a certain amount of pride in something new. Than the work started. A lot of work started. Now after 50 some years there is still a lot of work to...

Why choose S.C.U.M.C? (By Cynthia)

The freshness of a childlike wonder celebrating the miracle of the Christmas birth of Jesus has not dimmed with the dawning of a New Year.  It is a comfort to rest in God as he continually interacts with his beloved children.  It is a Devine paradox, that I, the responsible adult, believing and fully committing to responsible action, hard work, and family duties, may know “self” as child being gifted with things that are too great for me...

CRAB FEED

Family, Friends, Neighbors! Your’e Invited to our Annual Church CRAB FEED! Crab, Pasta, salad,Bread+dessert; Fun Valentine’s Silent Auction Friendship, Fellowship,+Fun! Invite Family and Friends! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH 6PM in our Church Inman Hall Tickets on sale NOW! $45 Adult $15 Youth Call Maria Brilliante to reserve yours today! (408) 249-8255 All proceeds/Funds go directly to help our Church+ Outreach programs! Your Neighborhood Church Santa Clara United Methodist Church 1700 Lincoln St.@ Warburton Santa Clara, ca...

Why choose SCUMC? (By Julia)

Apart from my childhood roots, this church offered me a place to establish my adult roots as a young Christian, learning and growing in discipleship. I was able to share and develop the gift God gave me in loving, accepting environment. I raised my children in this church, taught Sunday School, and eventually felt called to devote my life to God’s work, that when my church invested in me and what service God has called me to share....

Goals for new year

Here we are in February of 2017. Time is flying fast. At the end of last year, we set some goals for our church. We want to see more people in Sunday worship service and on the membership list. We want to have a good youth ministry. We want to have a program for seniors. We want to improve on our Family Storytime. We also want to be responsive to our community’s needs. In our church council meeting,...

Reflection on 2016

God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. Who would have thought that so many great moments would happen in 2016? Like Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “God can do ANYTHING!” As a church we’ve seen great things happen this year like: • 11 people become members of our church. • 55 gift-filled shoeboxes sent to children through Samaritan’s Purse! • More than 20 children and parents attend our Family Story Time twice a week throughout...