Ash Wednesday – February 14
Join us at Almaden Hills UMC at 7pm to participate in the special and sacred event.
Messy Church – kicking off Sunday, March 18th
What is Messy Church?
We want to invite people in our area who don’t belong to a church. It is a ministry for families (kids preK – 5th). However, it is also a ministry for people of all ages who don’t like getting up early on Sunday mornings, or don’t like sitting in pews for an hour. Messy Church will be held every third Sunday of each month.
It will begin with a meet and greet. first hour will be family creative activities based around a story from the Bible. March’s theme will be “love” – God’s love. We will have between 6-8 table of different activities of art/crafts and games.
Then, we will have about 20 minutes of “celebration” (aka worship)., which will be interactive and short. We will sing praises with hand motions and share a short message like that of children’s time. Propel will have a chance to pray and light candles for friends and family who need prayers.
The evening will end with a family-sale meal cooked by volunteers, and are thinking to start with a taco bar. According to Messy Churches, the mealtime is where a lot of faith is shared and life discussed.
4:00-5:00 Check in, Meet and Greet, Arts & Crafts
5:20-6:00 Family-style Dinner
Messy Church started in the UK about ten years ago, and many churches in the US have caught onto the concept; the closest being in Marine County.
In order to make the Messy Church happen at LGUMC, we need about 12 volunteers for activities and four volunteer for meal preparation. Please contact kids@LGUMC.org if you would like to join the Messy Church Team.
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)
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)
provide lunches—it is that easy!
Sign up HERE
or see Marna Taylor after service.