News & Events

LGUMC Children’s Gift Tree – Nov. 26- Dec. 3

The Children’s Gift Tree returns to Los Gatos United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 26, which is the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

This year, Christmas gifts will be given to needy students at McKinley Elementary School in East San Jose, where all most all children qualify for a free lunch. In addition, LGUMC will provide gifts to preschool children in a federal Head Start program and state preschool program; both serve low-income families.   A new addition this year is the inclusion of children of teen parents who attend a continuation school program in San Jose Unified School District.

To participate:

Select a tag with information about a child and the child’s name on it.  The tags will be on the big tables in the narthex on Sunday, November 26.   Register the tag with a volunteer with a clipboard.  The following Sunday, December 3, the last of the tags need to be taken from the Christmas tree.

Purchase a gift for the child, wrap it, and return it to the church by December 10.  The early timetable is necessary so we can deliver the gifts before the schools take their holiday break.

If you have questions, contact Carol Crow (408-371-7252) or a member of the Outreach Committee.


LGUMC’s Christmas Faire – an alternative to traditional gifting – Sunday, Dec. 3, 10am-12:30pm

The annual Christmas Faire will again provide you with a chance to purchase gifts of love that reflect the true meaning of Christmas.  Representatives from over 20 non-profit groups will provide information about their programs on December 3rd from 10am-12:30pm.  As in the past, drop in after church for coffee and snacks, visit with other worshippers, and pick up meaningful gifts for family and friends.

Click here for non-profit participating groups and downloadable order form.


Golden Bough Concert- Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm

Los Gatos United Methodist Church

Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $12; Youth (12-18) $12; Children (under 12)$5

Over the last 28 years, this concert has generated thousands of dollars for LGUMC ministries. Proceeds from the performance this year will benefit our Chancel Choir.

Tickets make wonderful gifts for family and friends of all ages!

Do not miss this 28th Anniversary Concert!


Sanctuary Restaurant Movement

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

Launched earlier this month by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United,, a restaurant worker advocacy group, and, 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, 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)




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.