Fifty Plus Picnic [Return to top]

Summertime . . . . and the living is easy . . . . and it’s time for you to come to a Picnic – the 50+ Picnic! It starts at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, August 15th. We’ll enjoy the great out of doors as we meet in the patio area off of Fellowship Hall (the meditation garden). Hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers provided. A time of fellowship and good food for all. Don’t miss it!

Sign up during Fellowship Hour, and indicate what you will bring. Questions? See Bill or Lea Adams, Al or Nancy Friebel, Dick or Bertie Meehan, Bob or Betty Renfer.

Thank You! [Return to top]

Thank You! The UMW extend their thanks for your generous contributions for the layette kits. We have reached our goal of 50 kits! ☺

All-Church Work Morning [Return to top]

All hands welcome on Saturday, August 23rd, for the All-Church Work Morning. The Education Building is the focus so that it will be ready for the start of Sunday School in the fall. Yummy refreshments will be served. Come for fellowship and for service to our church!

Homecoming Sunday [Return to top]

Mark your calendars! On Sunday, Sept. 7th, we celebrate “Homecoming” as a church family. The Chancel Choir returns to Worship, the Children’s Sunday School will begin a new school year, and church ministries are back in full swing. This is the day to register for all children’s, youth, and adult ministries and activities. It’s a great morning to find a new start, new connections, and new ways to be in service in the new church year. To celebrate, Missions Commission will sponsor a free luncheon with entertainment after worship, and during the luncheon, the Missions Commission will highlight some of the ministries they support. The luncheon menu features Chicken à la King, with pizza for children and youth, and a chocolate fountain for dessert!

Disciple Bible Study [Return to top]

Disciple I Bible study class will begin September 10th, 2014 at 10AM in the library. DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. Disciple I covers approximately 80% of the Bible. September 10th will be an orientation reviewing the general principles of Bible study and the specifics of Disciple I. Students purchase the study manual Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study (cost TBD). Scholarships are available. The first lesson is September 17th, 2014. Disciple Bible Study can open our eyes, open doors, deepen our understanding and appreciation and strengthen our spiritual growth. I hope you “take the plunge” and share your ideas and thoughts with other eager students of the Bible. You may contact me at 408-378-3472 or if you want to sign up or have questions. On Homecoming Sunday, September 7th, you can sign up for the classes which will be offered this year.

Name Tags Ready [Return to top]

If you recently requested a name tag, they have been prepared and are on the round Information Table in the Narthex

Dinner for InnVision [Return to top]

Church & Society will again sponsor a dinner at Montgomery Street Inn on Friday, August 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. Would you be willing to help by providing ingredients for the dinner, help cook, transport the food, or serve the dinner? Please come by during Fellowship Hour after worship to see how you can help our church feed the homeless!! This is our commitment to serve the least among us. If you want more information, please call Lea Adams at 408-378-3472, or email her at

Amazon Smile [Return to top]

Amazon Smile – You Shop, Amazon Gives! Your Amazon purchases can benefit Campbell UMC through the Amazon Smile Foundation. Simply go to for your Amazon shopping. The first time you visit, you will be prompted to select an organization to benefit, so choose Campbell United Methodist Church. ☺ At the sign-in point, use your regular Amazon account information (email and password) and shop as usual. For every eligible purchase, 0.5% will be donated to CUMC!

Second Annual All-Handbell Concert [Return to top]

May 18, 2014's second annual all-handbell concert was a huge success. Here are some photos and comments. Click here for the video Bell Concert Highlights.

  • D.B. wrote "very impressive"
  • B.R. said " a big hit was the bluegrass piece, bravo performance"
  • S.S. wrote " we enjoyed the variety of the programming and additional instruments added to enhance the music"
  • C.P. wrote "how lucky we are to have handbells and handchimes which enrich our worship, provide concerts, and give many people a chance to use their musical gifts"

Hallelujah, Amen!

Second Harvest Needs our Help [Return to top]

The summer months present a serious challenge. In June, July, and August, Second Harvest's donations drastically decline, leaving their 300+ local nonprofit partners low on food. And this all happens during the most vulnerable months of the year for low-income families. When school isn’t in session, thousands of kids are left without the free meals they rely on every day. Now is a critical time. Please help this cause and bring your food donations to church so we can fill our barrels and get the food where it is needed most. We thank you for your commitment to a hunger free, healthy summer for thousands of local kids.

Great America Coupons [Return to top]

Coupons are available in the church office for discounted admission to Great America and Gilroy Garden Theme Park. Each coupon is good for up to six (6) discounted admissions, from June through November 2nd, 2014.

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