Los Gatos United Methodist Church, celebrating its 150th birthday in 2016, is not only Los Gatos’ oldest church – it is actually the oldest continuously operating organization of any kind in Los Gatos.

LGUMC began as a truly grassroots, community effort. Folks would gather under the oak tree on what is now called Church Street. The circuit riding preacher (who also served the towns of Alma and Lexington that are now submerged under Lexington Dam), would ride in on horseback. A lot has changed over 150 years, but LGUMC has not lost its community focus or pioneering spirit.



Feed the hungry, bring light to dark homes

We have set TWO GOALS this year; 1) packaging 150,000 meals to help end hunger in our lifetime through Stop Hunger Now, and 2) build and distribute 150 solar lighting kits through Lighting for Literacy!

Help us raise our funds needed to complete our goals by making your STOP HUNGER NOW PACKAGING EVENT ONLINE DONATION HERE.




Sunday, September 18 is the official marking of our 150th Anniversary and you don’t want to miss a minute. Worship starting at 10am and immediately following an 11:30 community celebration pot-luck lunch, history trivia with Mayoral Proclamation and special activities for the kids. This will be a memorable day of prayer, celebratory worship, fun, good food and re-dedication of our lives to living God’s light in the world. Can’t wait to see you here, and ask a friend or neighbor to join us.


 Come along on our year-long journey as we celebrate the 150th birthday of Los Gatos United Methodist Church.

Go to our Sesquicentennial Timeline to see the events coming up throughout the year. Volunteers are needed as well. See what you can find!



$15 for youth

$20 for adult crew neck – S-3X sizes

$25 for fitted women’s v-neck – S-3X sizes

You can buy our anniversary t-shirts in the church office during business hours or between services on Sundays from Pam Parisi or Dixie Fischer or email Pam at

Cash or check only.

We will be wearing them the first Sunday of every month through December, at our Serve Sundays, Los Gatos’ Children’s Parade, and our Stop Hunger Now packaging event in October.