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Vacation Bible School (VBS) is Coming!

Save the Dates of June 26-30th from 9:00am – 12:00pm
for Vacation Bible School.

This year’s theme is Maker Fun Factory, where kids will learn that they were Created by God and Built for a Purpose!

The week includes: New friends, Amazing experiments, Creative games, Lip-smacking snacks, Surprising adventures, and Incredible music.

VBS at Campbell United is open to (potty-trained) 3-year-olds through completed 5th grade.

Completed 6th graders and up can volunteer on leadership teams.

Stay tuned for registration information!



Wesleyan Theology in the Methodist Tradition

An eight-session series facilitated by Joshua Sulaiman and other invited guests, beginning Sunday, March 12th (no class on Easter Sunday).

The class will be held in the Fireside Room from 1:00 to 2:30pm.

Wesleyan theology is the Christian theology of Methodism as taught by John Wesley. The theology stressed the life of Christian holiness: to love God with all one’s heart, mind, soul and strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify key themes about Wesleyan theology in the Methodist tradition
  • Explore what Christianity is all about in the Methodist tradition
  • Discover what we, as Methodists believe
  • Understand the core Wesleyan faith and practice
  • Develop an active imagination of God through Scripture



Let Justice Roll!

A Series of Tuesday evenings to Stretch your Vision and Deepen your Soul 

Sponsored and hosted by
The United Methodist Churches of Silicon Valley
Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen, Almaden Hills, Good Samaritan, Cambrian Park, The River Church

Please register (for planning) for all events at:
                                                                                           *Please make a note on the eventbrite form if you will need childcare

(Click on the date(s) for a share-able Facebook event;  Click here for a flyer listing all events)


Tuesday, March 14Community Action Poverty Simulation

6:30-9:00 pm           Dinner at 6:30; program at 7:00

at The River Church, 670 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, #200

Participants will role-play the experience of families trying to make ends meet in this community.


Tuesday, March 21The Role of Faith Communities in Challenging Islamophobia

6:30-8:30 pm           Dinner at 6:30; program at 7:00

at Campbell UMC, 1675 Winchester Blvd., Campbell

Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Speaker


Tuesday, March 28Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist

6:30-8:30 pm           Dinner at 6:30; program at 7:00

at Good Samaritan UMC, 19624 Homestead Rd, Cupertino

Rev. Ron Buford, Pastor of Congregational Community Church Sunnyvale, and

Founder of Racists Anonymous, Speaker


Tuesday, April 4Recognizing and Addressing Unconscious Bias

6:30-8:30 pm           Dinner at 6:30; program at 7:00

at Los Gatos UMC, 111 Church Street, Los Gatos

Michael Roosevelt, Collaborative Justice Project and Senior Court Services Analyst,
Center for Families, Children and the Courts, Speaker




On Saturday, January 14th, items that had been left by others in the Kitchen were placed on a table in the entry to Fellowship Hall.
Many of these items were gone already before Sunday morning.

Those items were to be picked up by the OWNERS (on Sunday) – they were NOT MEANT FOR ANYONE ELSE TO TAKE.  Some items are much-loved and cherished, and the owners would very much appreciate them returned.

If you accidentally picked up one of these items, thinking they were give-aways,
to the kitchen or contact Darlene Dyer.
Thank you very much!


Church Kitchen Protocols

In an ongoing effort to maintain a healthy kitchen environment, the Trustees would like to bring to attention certain protocols for using the kitchen.

To prevent cross contamination and food borne illness, please do not place on kitchen counters or food prep areas any non-food or non-kitchen items.

There will be a coat rack and table and bins in the Fellowship Hallway where personal and non-kitchen items may be placed.  There will be a bin under the food preparation table to place purses and other valuables while working in the kitchen.

Please also wash your hands before using the kitchen area.
Thank you for your attention to these protocols!



Book Club Has Begun a New Season! books

The Campbell UMC Book Club is back in session again.  The Book Club meets every 4th Monday from 4-5:30pm in the Fireside Room (except in December).

The reading list for 2016-17 is now available. Find out more & join in…



Monthly LifeMoves Dinner

It is the beginning of a new year of serving food at Montgomery Street Inn, part of the “LifeMoves” network.  Thank you to everyone who has helped with all the different aspects of the project throughout the past year.

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, (with few exceptions) we donate our time & serve a dinner for the folks at the LifeMoves (prev. Inn-Vision) homeless shelter at the Montgomery Street Inn.

In 2017, Campbell UMC will not prepare meals on: Easter Sunday, Fathers’ Day or any Sunday in December.

The next dinner we are serving is March 19th.  Beginning Sunday, March 5th, you can sign up in Fellowship Hall after worship service to donate needed food items, to cook and to serve.  New Creation is making tuna noodle casserole and Campbell UMC will be cooking vegetables, making salad and carrot cupcakes.

Bring donated items (labeled “LifeMoves”) to the kitchen by the Saturday before the dinner, placing into the box (also labeled “LifeMoves”) in the kitchen or into the refrigerator as appropriate.

Cooks are needed for the 9-10am period as well as the 3-5pm period on each of these Sundays.  Dessert is made in the morning and the rest of the meal from 3-5pm.  The meal leaves the church at 5:30pm. to be served at 6:00pm at the Inn.   Please contact Jane LaPierre if you have questions and/or you can help with food or monetary donations for any of the 2017 dates (shown below).
Toiletries we have collected for the homeless will also be distributed on these dates.

The April supper is on the 2nd and the menu will be turkey pot pie, vegetables, fruit and cupcakes.  People willing to donate food items or to cook please contact Jane LaPierre.

The dates for serving dinner are the 3rd Sunday of the month.  The exceptions are in April and June. The following are the dates we will prepare & serve meals for the folks at LifeMoves:

 January 15           July 16

February 19          August 20

March 19               September 17

April 2                    October 15

May 2                     November 19

June 4                    December: Not serving

Thank you for your past and future support!

Yours in Christ’s Service,
Jane LaPierre
For the Church in Action Committee


Opportunities to Volunteer with Children at Rosemary School!

NOTE:  We NEED SUBSTITUTES – please contact Brook at the email below…

Three (3!) opportunities to get involved in the church’s partnership with Rosemary Elementary School:201608_PhotoForRosemarySchool_BulletinInsert

  •  One-on-One Reading Companions are needed.  This is a one-afternoon/week commitment, 2-3pm., beginning in September.  No teaching skills required.  Training in September.
  • Asset Building Champions (ABC) Readers.  A volunteer and teacher, once a month, get together read a short book and lead a discussion in each classroom.  This program helps the entire school community to develop a common language and vocabulary about mutual respect and empathy.  This is a 2-3 hours/month, during-the-school- day commitment.  Training in September.
  • Volunteers for the School Library – assist in keeping the library open during after-school hours, so that it can be used by families for computer access and community-building.  This commitment will likely be 1-1.5 hours, once every 1-2 weeks.  Beginning in October.

Is this ministry calling to you?  Interested in finding out more?

Contact Brook Hendershot  or  Pastor Kathi


Church in Action is now collecting travel size health items including shampoo, soap, toothpaste/brushes, combs, deodorant, shaving items, pads & tampons, laundry soap and skin lotion.  They will be distributed to the homeless and those in need.  There is a bin in the hallway of Fellowship Hall designated to receive these items.
Thank you!


Bishop Melvin Talbert Award

We are SO proud of Pastor Kathi and Pastor Daniel of BishopTalbertAward_CUMCKathiDanielJustin_June2016 Campbell United Methodist Church
and Pastor Justin of New Creation United Methodist Church!

On Thursday, June 23rd, at our local conference, they were awarded and share this year’s Bishop Melvin Talbert Award.

The California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church Commission on Religion and Race makes this award annually to someone within the conference who best exemplifies a proactive stance in addressing, and working toward dismantling racism in the church and society.

Being that they work together with all the congregations at Campbell United Methodist Church, this is one time that the award was conferred to more than one person.

We are so very blessed to have them!



JesusOfKorea_PaulKim“Jesus of Korea, Savior of the People”

The new book by our late Pastor Paul Kim is now available.
Read the story, “History Lives on Through Pastor’s Mission” on the Greater New Jersey Conference website.

Pastor Paul’s book is about the extremely rapid rise of Christianity in South Korea in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Today Christian churches in Korea have memberships in the tens of thousands.  The roots of this conversion to the belief in Jesus is credited to the American Missionaries that arrived in Korea in the late 19th and early 20th century.

His book was nearly finished right before Pastor Paul’s untimely passing in 2014.  The book was published early this spring and is available through Amazon and Fortress Press.  We also have two copies available in our own library for borrowing.


New Friends, New Shoes!

Click below to watch the heart-warming video from Pastor Daniel’s trip to Sierra Leone to deliver the shoes we collected last fall for local school children. Many thanks to all who contributed to this wonderful mission!
“Tell em, tell em, tell em, tell Papa God tenki!”

Shoes from Legacy Films on Vimeo.


Trek to LunchFridays, 10:45am.TrekToLunchInCampbell

TLC is still walking, talking, and eating!
The walking group, Trekking to Lunch in Campbell, meets on Fridays at 10:45am, at the track at the Campbell Community Center.  We walk the track until 11:45, and then walk to Aqui on Campbell Avenue to enjoy lunch.
All are invited to join us for Fun, Fitness, and Food.
For more information, contact Dave or Susan Sargent at




New in 2016 – Worship at Work in the World!

Four times each year, there is a fifth Sunday of the month. In 2016, we are trying something new:
On each 5th Sunday, worship will be brief (~20 minutes), joyfully led by our own Gospel Choir.  At the end of worship, the entire congregation will be sent out to be in service for the remainder of the morning. Over the year, we’ll have a number of opportunities for service, on and off campus, for every age and ability.

See the Worship at Work webpage.

There will be another project on the final 5th Sunday this year: October (30th). All are invited to join in!  At this service, our music/anthem will be led by the African Choir.


Now you can give to CUMC using your mobile phone!

Go to your app store to download the app from
and select “Campbell United Methodist Church” which will route offerings directly to Campbell UMC.
Special offerings will also be listed when applicable.

Download at the AppStore for iOS

Download at the Google Playstore for android

You can also easily set up recurring giving either weekly or monthly with one click. However you choose to give, you will receive an email receipt with the amount given, to what fund you gave, and have access to all your giving history for easy accounting. All information is securely encrypted.

NOTE: According to our contact at, it may be best if you download the app while in church.
It “geolocates” your phone to find the correct church in the app store.
You also may need to note that according to Google, which is used for the geo-location,
1675 Winchester Blvd is identified as San Jose, not Campbell.
Our contact at said as long as people are “sitting at the right address”, the app store will bring up the correct app even if the city is mis-identified.



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