Jan’s Favorite Things [Return to top]

All are invited to attend the United Methodist Women’s Spring Luncheon, Jan’s Favorite Things, on Saturday, April 26th, in Fellowship Hall.

Table viewing begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon. After the meal, the Peninsula Banjo Band will provide toe-tapping musical entertainment.

Tickets are not be available at the door.

Single Senior Lunch Bunch [Return to top]

The Single Senior Lunch Bunch will meet at Goodie’s Good Eats on Sunday, April 27th, after church. The restaurant is located at 2201 S Bascom Avenue, Campbell, at the intersection of Bascom and Apricot. Come for fun and fellowship. Separate checks are provided. See you there!

Pizza Party for Sierra Service Project [Return to top]

On Wednesday, April 30th, take the day off from cooking, and enjoy pizza at Willow Street Pizza at Westgate for either lunch or dinner (or both!) Present the authorizing flyer to the server and Willow Street Pizza will donate 20% of your Take-Out or Dine-In food and beverage purchases to CUMC, earmarked for Sierra Service Project. Help send our youth to one of the best experiences they can have. Flyers are in the foyer to Fellowship Hall, the Education Building, and the Church Office.

Sierra Service Project (SSP) is a Christian non-profit organization providing life-changing experiences through acts of service repairing homes in rural and urban communities and serving in Central America. Junior high and high school age youth and young adults experience the profound power of serving people who have a culture and life experience different from their own.

During our Domestic Summer Program each year, approximately 1,500 youth and 400 adult volunteers from 120 churches and over 40 paid summer staff, live, worship and work together on seven different project sites. Together, their work results in over 130 safer, drier and more comfortable homes and community centers.

UMW Spring Program [Return to top]

On Thursday, May 1st, 2014, come join the United Methodist Women in the Fireside Room , as Dion Roberts, Executive Director of the Mary Elizabeth Inn, gives us an update on all the things that have been happening there, and how they are preparing for their wonderful centennial event. The program begins at 11:00 a.m., preceded by refreshments at 10:30 a.m., and a general meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Mary Elizabeth Inn was founded in 1914 by Lizzie Snyder Glide (builder of Glide Memorial Church), to provide safe, affordable housing for single women. The Inn was donated to the United Methodist Church, and the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries still holds the deed to the property.

Earth Day Community Clean Up [Return to top]

On Saturday, May 3rd, the City of Campbell will hold its seventh annual Litter Pick-Up from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Focus will be on five areas: The Los Gatos Creek County Park, the Los Gatos Creek Trail, the Camden on- and off-ramps of Highway 17, and graffiti removal underneath the Creekside overpass at Los Gatos Creek Trail.

Rain or shine, volunteers will be asked to meet at the park, at which time they will sign in, and then disperse into groups. Gloves, vests and other tools will be furnished.

Refreshments will be provided in the morning, and the event will conclude with a lunch at noon in the park pavilion.

To register, call (408) 866-2145, or go online to

“Joseph and the Dream Team Xtreme” Children’s Musical [Return to top]

In the action-packed story of Joseph and the Dream Team Xtreme, you will meet Joseph, whose colorful coat and dreams of destiny provoke the envy of his brothers, and see how they plot to rid themselves of the brother they have come to hate. You will also see the marvelous way in which God was able to preserve and promote Joseph throughout his numerous ordeals on the journey from pit to palace.

Please join the Joyful Notes Choir on Sunday, May 4th, at the 10:00 service, as they bring this story of Joseph to life in the musical Joseph and the Dream Team Xtreme, by Dave Noel and Jay Rouse.

Bright Days Silent Auction Fundraiser [Return to top]

Bright Days Preschool will be holding their Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser from Sunday April 27th through Wednesday, May 7th , 2014. Bright Days has a fundraising goal of $8,000 and proceeds will be used for a Block construction area on the playground and for the Financial Aid Fund. Items can be viewed in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, April 27th and May 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and in the Education building Mondays to Fridays, April 28th to May 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The auction will close on Wednesday, May 7th at 6:15 p.m. in the Education building.

UMVIM Team to Brazil [Return to top]

The Los Gatos UMC with sister churches in the El Camino Circuit will be organizing a Volunteers in Mission Team to Caconde (Cah-cone’-gee), Brazil in September. The likely dates for the team are September 21st through 30th.

This is Los Gatos UMC’s third visit to Caconde. The project will focus on a Senior Residence Center. Work includes painting, light construction, landscaping, and socialization activities with the seniors. The cost per participant is ~$1,800 including air fare.

Caconde is about 200 miles northwest of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is situated in the Mantiquiera mountain range, in temperate, rolling hills famous for coffee production. The town is becoming known as a heath resort and a center for eco-tourism. The Pardo River attracts adventurous rafters who want to test their skills against the whitewater rapids. Eliana Brown, one of the team leaders, was born and raised in Caconde, where her mother is a leading supporter of the care facility, called an Asilo.

UMVIM stands for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. They exist to promote “Christian Love in Action,” by sending teams of people to provide hands-on service to others, sharing unique gifts to work collectively on a project.

If you are interested, contact Dave Wolf, or Eliana Brown at There will be an informational and planning meeting in late April or early May.


Jim Laflin has made several beautiful items from our fallen Silver Maple tree and we will have a ‘Show and Sale’ on June 1st. We would love to see all the wonderful talents that our members have. Perhaps you are a woodworker like Jim, or a knitter, painter, potter, photographer, papercrafter or baker. Jim is offering his creations for a donation to the church and you may do the same or just bring them to show. If you would like to participate please contact Janine Payton at or download and fill out the form and drop in the office.

Handbell Choirs in Concert [Return to top]

The church's 5 handbell groups will perform a full hour of handbell music on May 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM. The five groups are Carillon Bell Choir, New A'Peal Ringers, Covenant Ringers, Diamond Ringers and the latest addition, Discovery Ringers. We will feature music from the classics to pop and also bring in other rhythmic instruments. Can you believe there will be a "Rhumba" piece? It will be loads of fun for your listening ears. Bring a friend or two or more. FREE admission.

Pastor Paul Kim Tribute DVD [Return to top]

The tribute to Pastor Kim that was shown at his memorial service and created by Mark Shepherd, is available to purchase for members who would like a copy, at a suggested price of $25. All proceeds will go towards a new camera for the church.

Ewaste4Good Recycling [Return to top]

If you have old electronics, video games, computers, laptops, printers, appliances, televisions and more, let Ewaste4good clear the clutter for you. Ewaste4good will come to your house and collect your unwanted electronic waste. They will securely shred the items and recycle the components they can, reducing our landfill.
Best of all, you can designate CUMC as the donation recipient. When you call or go online, select CUMC as the charity you want to sponsor. It’s a win-win situation! You have a clean and clutter-free house, and CUMC gets a donation. Call 1-800-317-3112, or go online to