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 house. Your choice. There are at least to volunteers at the house to help. They clean up afterward. That leaves just the cooking food and providing salad and desert. I cooked for the house on Valentines Day. Julia helped. After eating a man came up to me and asked if I had cooked. I responded yes . His next statement was “you are blessed”. That is what outreach is all about, to be a blessing for someone. Please volunteer for this outreach. Be blessed and be a blessing… Click here to got more information about JW House. Bo...

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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 do. I think that is why I am still coming to Santa Clara United Methodist. Work fascinates me. I can watch it for hours. Not really. To work for our church and For God is a blessing. So as long as I am able, I will do what needs done here. Done for the church and for God. It is the church that keeps me coming. Not the buildings or the campus but the church. The people that are the church… Bo...

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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 to accomplish.  I may rest.  It is in these still quite moments that the greatest gifts spring forth.   Santa Clara United Methodist Church was a present to me from God.  I asked to be lead to a church family.  I rested, watched, and listened waiting for the present that I knew would come quickly.  It was exciting to be lead to the SCUMC YouTube sermons by our Pastor Heang.  It was exciting to arrive early in the parking lot and to ask God, “Is this the place that you have prepared for me?”  It was comforting to know I was about to open a wonderful present.  I opened my eyes to see that outside my car windshield there was this delightful little hummingbird just a few inches from the window.  It was looking at me, dancing and playing before me.  God’s message was intense!  The little hummingbird remained for five minutes or more until it dawned on me that this was the time for me to stop my labors and find rest in the Lord’s arms.  Then the beautiful bow of the hummingbird atop my present took off toward the entry of the church.  Yes, it was time to enter a new level of relationship with God and the faith community he gave as an extension of his family to me.   I followed that little hummingbird to open doors, inviting friendship, and love of community.  I am not alone in a new place.  God is always leading my way.  SCUMC is God’s hand of love, hope, peace and joy that together we may multiply His gifts to those that are SEEKING a human touch and embracing care. All the best, Cynthia...

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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...

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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. I feel loved and needed, and I feel comfortable in our likemindedness as well as the freedom of individuality here. Blessings, Julia...

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