South Bay Area Church

Campbell United Methodist Church and New Creation United Methodist Church are teaming up to bring you Weird Animals Vacation Bible School! At Weird Animals VBS, kids discover that Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind. Weird Animals is a habitat filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, and touch, and even taste! Team-building games, cool Bible songs and stories, and hands-on craft are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. We’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life. So mark your calendar, bring a friend, and join us for this one-of-a-kind adventure!

Vacation Bible School is for kids 3 years old and potty trained through 5th grade.

Dates: June 22-26, 2015 Time: 9:00AM – Noon

Location: Campbell United Methodist Church

Cost: $30/child & $15 for each additional sibling

Look for a registration form in the church office or on the website at

Questions? Contact Kallie Stroh at or (408)-378-3472.

Click here to download the sign-up form

Stop Hunger Now

Coming to Campbell UMC!

On Saturday, May 9th, CUMC will sponsor a Campbell community service day providing volunteer opportunities for adults and children of all ages in conjunction with Stop Hunger Now. We plan to pack 40,000 meals for hungry people across the globe.

Thanks to the generous commitment of the Campbell community fund, as well as the donations of many of you, we expect to raise the $11,600 necessary to make this project go forward. To date, we have commitments for $9,475.

On Sunday, March 15th, Church & Society, served samples of the Stop Hunger Now meals and sought donations.

The May 9th event, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., is designed to provide a service opportunity and also to acquaint the community with various volunteer organizations that need volunteers. Along with Stop Hunger Now, we have invited numerous community volunteer groups to attend a service fair, which will offer a wide variety of service options for all ages. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend. To participate, call 1-408-688-9530 and sign up for a session using an automated system.

Check out the flyer by clicking here. for specific times and additional details on the event.

For more about this event see:

Those of you who have been to Stop Hunger Now events in the past know that they provide great personal satisfaction as well as being high energy and fun events.

Franklin Bondonno, Church & Society

Handbell concert

All-handbell concert

On May 31, 2015 Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM, we will hold our third annual all-handbell concert for this congregation and for the wider community. Come hear the handbell ringers perform many different styles of repertoire; sacred, secular, folk to Broadway. Handbells are very versatile instruments. We invite you to bring others to this event, specially those who do not know what handbells are. Four groups of ringers are participating---- the Carillon Choir, the New A'Peal Ringers, the Diamond Ringers and the Discovery Ringers. The concert is free and open to all. Click here to download the flyer

Children’s Musical DVD’s

Order forms for a DVD of Giddyup, Giddalong Gideon are available in the Nathex on the Welcome Table, in the church office or from Daelene Groff. Cost per DVD is $25.00 (Blu-Rays available for $35.00)

Trustees Work Day

Please join us on Saturday, May 16th, for an All Church Work Morning, from 8:00 a.m.-noon, to clean the outside grounds. Yummy refreshments will be served. ☺ Come for fellowship and service to our church!

Special Music Next Sunday

On Sunday, May 17th, during our Sunday Morning Worship, we will host the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble as they lead and enhance our worship experience by bringing music steeped in the Russian choral tradition to our listening ears. That means we will hear selections with gorgeous a capella four-part harmonies, and that striking basso profundo (very low bass) sounds. You will recognize it when you hear it!

This group, led by Kirill Sokolov, has sung for us before and they love visiting us once every few years. And we love having them! Let us warmly welcome them again.

~ Mary Ann Gee

Single Senior Lunch Bunch

~ The Single Senior Lunch Bunch will meet after church on Sunday, May 17th, at Effie’s Restaurant, 331 Hacienda Avenue (408-374-3400).

Individual checks are provided. Come for fun and fellowship. New members are welcome. See you there!!

Fifty Plus Goes to the Blackhawk Museum

The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA, is best know for its collection of classic and historical automobiles. Currently there is an additional exhibition entitled “The Spirit of the Old West.” It features a 100-foot long diorama telling the story of the settlement of the western plains of the United States from 1800 to 1900. This large exhibit covers the upper floor of the Blackhawk with many Native American/Pioneer cultural artifacts and full-size displays of the animals of the plains.

In addition, the Museum is located at the end of the Blackhawk Plaza with an assortment of restaurants, galleries and shops. With a stream running through it, the plaza presents a pleasant outdoor landscape.

On Saturday, May 16th, join the 50 Plus group as they tour the museum. Carpool from the church at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for seniors, $15 for adults. Sign up May 3rd and 10th. For more information, call Nancy or Al Friebel at (408) 356-8938.