BBQ Potluck Welcome Celebration [Return to top]

BBQ Potluck Welcome Celebration ~ On Sunday, July 20th, CUMC will celebrate the appointment of Reverend Kathi McShane with a tri-tip BBQ potluck to welcome her. Meat and dessert will be provided, please bring a salad, side dish, or rolls/bread, to share with 8-10 persons. (And bring an item for the Second Harvest barrels as well, so that others can be fed.) If you plan to attend, please circle your name on the attendance pad so we can estimate the amount of meat to purchase.

Countdown to Relay for Life [Return to top]

Homemade jam and marmalade are available this morning with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The UMW-sponsored team, Cheerful Ultra Mighty Winners, will join 51 other teams at the Campbell Relay for Life on Saturday and Sunday, July 12th and 13th. Registered walkers can choose their lap time today during Fellowship Time. Everyone is invited to walk a lap with team members, or attend the luminaria lighting ceremony on Saturday at 9:00 p.m., at the Campbell track. The Campbell Relay theme this year is “Colors of Hope,” and we hope that you will join us as we “Fight Back” against cancer. For more information, contact Susan Sargent, Team Captain.

Fifty-Plus Baseball Outing [Return to top]

The Fifty-Plus group will join with the “Imagine No Malaria” folk to root for the home town San Jose Giants against the Lake Elsinore Storm. The game will be played July 20th, at 5:00 p.m. There will be no formal sign-up for the event, just purchase your tickets ($7.00) from Bruce or Laura Hallinan during Fellowship Time, or from the church office during the week. This event will be in lieu of our usual summertime Baseball and Barbeque event. If you need transportation to the game, contact Carol or Larry Griffith at (408) 252-2106 or

The San Jose Giants Imagine A World Without Malaria [Return to top]

The United Methodist Community in the environs of San Jose is sponsoring an evening of baseball with proceeds going to the Imagine No Malaria campaign. Be part of the crowd on Sunday evening, July 20th at 5:00 p.m., to cheer on the San Jose Giants against the Lake Elsinore Storm at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased during Fellowship Hour. Please make checks payable to CUMC. This is for a great cause and one of the most prominent worldwide projects for the United Methodist Church. So get a group together and plan for an entertaining evening of baseball!

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 some 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.

UMW Layettes [Return to top]

We need 40 onesies. Contact Jane LaPierre.

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