News & Events

 

Interfaith Panel and Discussion – Thursday, April 27, 7pm

A second program will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00pm with people of the Bahai faith, Episcopal, Methodist, United Church of Christ, non-denominational, Lutheran, and Korean Baptist Christians.

This event will have a format similar to the first session, with short presentations on each community’s experience in America but also time for those attending to talk with each other. This is a great opportunity to engage with others in the community from different faith backgrounds.

 Thursday, April 27 at 7:00pm 

Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos

16575 Shannon Rd.

Los Gatos, CA 95032

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Seminar on Memorial Service Planning: Sunday, May 7, 2pm

Please join us on Sunday, May 7, 2pm, for a seminar with Senior Pastor Jennifer Murdock on Memorial Service Planning.

Pastor Jennifer will help you understand the important elements of planning a memorial service for yourself or for a loved one. Using interactive activities, you will learn:

 – How to make your wishes known

– How to choose appropriate hymns

 – How to select memorial books, programs, and poems

To sign up, click HERE or email seminars@lgumc.org or call 408-600-2684 with questions.

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Sanctuary Restaurant Movement

We are asking you to literally put your money where your mouth is by supporting the Sanctuary Restaurants (www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org) movement.

Launched earlier this month by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United, www.ROCUnited.com), a restaurant worker advocacy group, and www.Presente.org, a Latinx social justice organization, Sanctuary Restaurants provides resources to restaurants, enabling them to support our community, including our undocumented immigrants.

We won’t swallow hate and we need to make sure that the restaurants that we are giving our money to are standing with all-of-us. Here’s how: Go to www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org, read about the movement, and sign up. (5 minutes) Print these cards. Keep them in your wallet, and take them to your favorite restaurants next time you go. Or call or email your favorite restaurants and tell them about Sanctuary Restaurants. (5 minutes)

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Mother’s Day Parents’ Night Out – Saturday, May 13

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Parents’ Night Out knowing your child is in a safe and fun environment at Los Gatos United Methodist Church. 

Saturday, May 13, 4-8pm

Ages 2.5-10yrs

Classroom 4 & 5

Please bring a BAG meal for your child.

Crafts, snacks, stores and more!

1 child = $25, 2 children = $35, three or more = $45

SIGN UP HERE

or contact Children’s Ministry Director Amber Mantalas at Amber.Mantalas@LGUMC.org for a sign up form.

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Vacation Bible School  – June 19-23

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Join us for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School! Register your kids today or sign up to volunteer as a leader or helper. Limited spots available. Deadline to register is May 28. Don’t wait!

This year VBS will be held June 19-23 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm each day. The cost of VBS is $75 per child. Includes a week of camp, an official Maker t-shirt, Maker Fun Factory music CD, and daily snacks – all for only $15 a day! Ages entering preschool through 8th grade. Sibling discounts available.

Volunteers also needed!

We hope your child can join us for an amazing week of fun this summer as learn all about how we were CREATED BY GOD – BUILT FOR A PURPOSE.

Go HERE to register

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Graphic Packaging International: Helping us Reach 150,000 Stop Hunger Now Meals!

Our own Doug Evans, Controller at Graphic Packaging International, has arranged for payment and packaging of 10,000 meals. The company is moving us towards our goal of raising $43,500 this year in order to provide 150,000 meals to be shipped to hungry children around the world. The event will be held at GPI and volunteers will be Doug’s co-workers. What a great community service and team-building event. Thank you Doug and Graphic Packaging International!

Think your company might be interested in doing something similar? Contact Karen Noe for more information at 408-781-6166, KarenNoe240@gmail.com

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A SIMPLE WAY TO SERVE – EVERY THURSDAY

Help us continue the LGUMC/St. Luke’s Shower Ministry on a regular basis, as we have 5-10 homeless men and women using our showers and receiving a bag lunch every Thursday afternoon.

What can you do?

Sign up for a Thursday shift (4:15PM we start, and done by 5:15-5:30PM)

OR

provide lunches—it is that easy!

Sign up HERE

or see Marna Taylor or Barbara Agrimonti after service or contact Barbara, bagrimonti@yahoo.com.