News & Events

Open the Door! Art from Within

Community created art by inmates from the Santa Clara Correctional Facilities. Art and Spirit.

Exhibition: June 24-July 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 24, 2-5pm, Social Hall

Exhibition viewing: Thursday, July 5, 6-9pm, Wednesdays, July 11th, 18th, and 25th, 6-9pm

Hosted by LGUMC

Presented by Santa Clara County’s Sheriff Department 

“Open the Door” is an exhibit created by inmates at the Santa Clara County Correctional Facilities. This exhibit affirms how art enables incarcerated men and women to tap into their humanity, their spirit and their gifts. Recognizing the dignity of their humanity, and the commonalities we share, is essential for the incarcerated. Each piece has been created in community by a diverse group of inmates. The art and writing show there is more to them than criminal charges. Their work exhibits introspection, spirituality, promise and hope.

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Steeple Chase Appeal

**UPDATE as of June 10th**

Because of generous donations from far & wide (from across the country even!) we are at 95% of our overall goal of raising $400,000. This is by far ahead of schedule and we at LGUMC are grateful that God has spoken through all the giving hearts. Work is starting on the parsonage this week and Pastor Jennifer and her family are enjoying being in a house that is close to the church, preschool and as Cooper has stated, “It has a pool!”

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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Perhaps you’ve noticed the tarps on the roof? Or the peeling paint on the exterior of the sanctuary? These are the most obvious problems, but there are a few more! We also have a parsonage with mold and asbestos and a deferred mainte-nance account that needs revived. We need $400k to put our critical “houses” backin order, including fixing the sanctuary, bringing the parsonage up to health and safety standards, and beginning a deferred maintenance fund.

It is time to invest in the heart of our church community and we have a very unique opportunity in the next 60 days. A generous donor has pledged a $100k dollar-for-dollar match for all STEEPLE CHASE APPEAL donations received by May 31, 2018.

Look for the Steeple Chase Appeal donor cards in the sanctuary seats, contact the office, or simply drop off your money in an envelope to the office! Every penny counts.

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Relax and Release: Seminar on Stress Reduction
Sunday June 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Join Los Gatos physical therapist and stress specialist, Anne Roley, and using interactive activities:

-Learn how to quickly do breathing exercises to help reduce stress
-Learn how to develop an awareness of the “felt sense”
-Finish with calming meditation
…and much more!

To sign up, click here.

E-mail seminars@lgumc.org or call (408) 600-2684 with questions.

Refreshments will be served.

Presented by the Health and Visitation Ministry

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2018 Vacation Bible School – June 11-15 

When you’re lonely …  Jesus rescues!

$75/per child 

 $10 Sibling discounts

DEADLINE TO REGISTER MAY 25, 2018.

Go to our Vacation Bible School page for full details!

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Sundays in July

One service, 10:00am 

Summer is a time for a little more relaxed schedule and that includes summer worships in July.
All five Sundays in July (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th) will be one Sunday service at 10:00am.
Mark it on your calendars now!

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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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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 after service.