About Us

Santa Clara United Methodist Church
1700 Lincoln St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Email: santaclaraumc@yahoo.com
Phone: (408)345-9300

In person, in door WORSHIP SERVICE starts at 10:00AM
(Social distancing and CDC protocols in place: Please continue to sanitize your hands
and wear your mask)
Or join us via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 488 594 7217
Passcode: 1203

“Love God, Love Others, Serve the Lord”
The loving members of Santa Clara United Methodist Church welcome all who want to discover the purpose in their lives, grow in faith and to know Jesus. We are a diverse congregation, a mixture of young and old from various cultural backgrounds, led by Pastor Vathanak Heang.
During our worship service we use a mixture of traditional and contemporary praise music. Pastor Heang leads us in worship that is meaningful in today’s ever changing world. His sermons are topical and help us to view the scripture as the Living Word. Children are celebrated with a “Children’s Moment” at each service, they are then invited to Sunday School. Childcare is also available. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Fellowship after all services is offered in our church hall. Join us for delicious snacks, coffee, juice, and lively discussion!
Throughout the year we offer special services on Ash Wednesday and Easter. Our beautiful Sanctuary is decorated for the Christmas Season soon after Thanksgiving. During Advent, we will prepare for Christ’s birth with worship and song. On Christmas Eve we hold a lovely candlelight service in the evening.
Our congregation is involved in community outreach in many different ways. From quilt making to weekly storytime for the community, to providing dinner for the Teen Challenge Shelters in San Jose, to a hearty Thanksgiving meal for the community, to supporting Operation Christmas Child in a big way! We also support Second Harvest of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties through our food barrels.
All are welcome at Santa Clara United Methodist church where we believe that all of God’s children are of Sacred Worth.


“Our family recently discovered this church after moving to the area. During our first visit, the pastor and congregants warmly welcomed us. And that welcoming continues with each of our subsequent visits. The service includes a combination of contemporary/traditional worship music. I appreciate that this church is very involved with the community. The pastor’s sermons are based on traditional scriptures, yet he thoughtfully relates the lessons to contemporary life. My spirit is revitalized after each Sunday service and I plan to continue attending this church.”

“I have been to this church during the Summer of 2014. A small friendly congregation where each person knows every other person by name. The Young Adult Group is really really energetic and enthusiastic !!”

“I have been coming to his church for 12 years now. If you are looking for a small friendly place to learn about God, check out Santa Clara UMC.”

“I have been a church member for many years and truly feel that Pastor Heang brings a refreshing and positive energy to Santa Clara UMC. You’ll enjoy the talented praise band at the beginning of the service, setting the spirit of the worship service. A blend of music is provided as songs from the hymnal are also sung. Come and be inspired by by the pastor’s message and enjoy the fellowship of this church family.”

“My husband and I have attended this church for about 13 yrs. It is not just our church it is our home. We feel like it is our family. Our current pastor is Vathanak Heang. He has a young family and he has brought new energy to our congregation. Though we are a small congregation I feel we are warm and welcoming to all people. God loves us all no matter what and that is what we try to convey. While we try our best to reach out to the world we also strive to reach out to our immediate community. Our food pantry provides family meals and ready to eat meals for our homeless friends. We are growing, slowly but surely. If you are looking for a warm, friendly, accepting place to worship, Santa Clara UMC could be the place for you. Our pastor is also starting a new Cambodian Ministry, if you are interested you can contact the church for info!”