To our new Guests!
Welcome! Thank you for visiting the church website. We want you to feel at ease, look around, explore and ask questions.
Santa Clara United Methodist Church is open to people from all backgrounds and religious traditions. We welcome everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, ability, religious affiliation or sexual orientation, as beloved children of God.
There is no dress code in Santa Clara United Methodist Church. Please dress comfortably.
You are welcome to sit wherever you are most comfortable. You will not be sitting in someone’s seat.
During worship service, there will be an offering time. Please do not feel obligated to give. If you want to support our ministry, you are welcome to give. Your donation is tax deductible.
John Wesley once said, “If thy heart be as my heart, give me your hand. Though our beliefs may differ, we are one in our faith journeys and one in the spirit of love as taught by Jesus Christ”
In Santa Clara United Methodist church, people have found life-long friends and built a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. We hope that you will find one, too. If you are searching for a new church home, we encourage you to consider us.
Become a member
All are welcome to worship and fellowship with us, whether you are a member or not. We encourage your participation in our ministries, and we invite you to be a part of our congregation on whatever level you feel led.
You may join Santa Clara United Methodist Church in one of several ways:
By Profession of Faith and Baptism
If you have not been baptized and you would like to confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, our Pastor will be glad to baptize and confirm you as a full member, by profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
If you have been baptized, but you have never had membership in the Church, you may be confirmed as a full member, professing your faith in Jesus Christ.
By Transfer from Another United Methodist Church
If you are currently a member of another United Methodist congregation you may transfer your membership to Santa Clara UMC. Please contact our Pastor or the church office for more information. It is not necessary for you to write your former church. Santa Clara UMC will handle the details of transfer for you.
By Transfer from Another Christian Denomination
This process is very much like the one above. Since you have already been baptized and confirmed, these steps will not be repeated. You will be asked to take the vow taken by all members of the United Methodist Church: Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service?
Once the appropriate above steps are taken you will then be presented before the congregation in one of our worship services and your membership decision affirmed and celebrated. Each time a new member is added to our church family it is an opportunity for everyone to also reaffirm their membership vows.