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.

Easter Morning Pancake Breakfast [Return to top]

Don’t cook on Easter morning! Instead, come to church between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. and let the youth cook for you. The CUMC Youth will be flipping flapjacks and serving up a delicious breakfast for the whole family. What a great way to make Easter Sunday morning less hectic. ☺ Bring the whole family and enjoy pancakes, bacon and orange juice before going in to Worship. There will be a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family to cover the cost of supplies.

Easter Dinner for the Homeless [Return to top]

CUMC will be serving dinner to the homeless at Montgomery Street Inn, Sunday, April 20th (Easter Sunday). There will be a sign-up sheet during Fellowship Hour on March 30th, April 6th, and 13th. Our plan is to make a main course that will freeze easily and then be heated just before leaving the church to serve at Montgomery Street Inn at 6:00 p.m. Please stop by the table to see how you can assist on this very special day.

Fifty Plus April Outing to Filoli Gardens [Return to top]

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 $12, and may be purchased this Sunday, or April 13th and 20th during Fellowship Hour, or from UMW Circle leaders. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, April 20th (Easter Sunday). Tickets will not be available at the door.

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.

Lenten Classes and Offerings [Return to top]

“Write With Spirit” continues on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. You can join the class at any time and explore journaling as a means of discerning spiritual values. Care, Conversation & Coffee (Ongoing conversations about grief, joy, life) will meet during Fellowship Hour in the meditation garden (patio off of Fellowship Hall). Bring your cup of coffee and sit and visit and share your questions, thoughts, memories about the challenges, changes, downs and ups of your life. The Reverend Larry LaPierre will be the facilitator.

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.

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