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New Members Class – Saturday, February 11th, 9:30am – Noon

There will be a New Members class for anyone interested in hearing more about what it means to be a Christian, a United Methodist, a member of Campbell United Methodist Church.
Saturday, February 11, 9:30-noon.  You can attend this class without any commitment to becoming a member of the church.  Of course, there will be coffee and snacks.   RSVP



All-Church Work Day – Saturday, February 11th, 8am – Noon


Please join the Trustees for service and fellowship to help spruce up the Fellowship Hall – Saturday, February 11th, 8am to noon.  Just to entice you further, Yummy Refreshments will be served!



A New Year, a New Study

Come be a part of this new Women’s Bible Study as we journey together to find  “Queen Esther’s Secret” and get ready to “Step Into Victory!”

This study began on Tuesday, January 3rd at 10am in the Fireside Room and continue to meet each Tuesday morning.
Join in – no registration or notification necessary.



For Everything a Season  
– Courage and Grace in Aging and at the End of Life

A series of four events for Seniors and those caring for Seniors, held on the four Saturdays of February (4, 11, 18, 25), from 1-3pm in the Fireside Room on the Campbell UMC campus.

February 4 | Screening/discussion of the PBS film Being Mortal.
February 11 | Five Wishes
February 18 | Finding Wisdom for this Season
February 25 | Finding Purpose for this Season

:  $6 per event, or $20 for the series (scholarships available as needed – contact the office).
This series is in collaboration with City of Campbell and Wesley Manor

Click here for a sharable flyer with more information.


Strategy Summit Continues – Saturday, March 4th – 9am-1pm

The Church’s Mission is clear, and it is given to us by our tradition: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

But what does that mean—for us, here, now? Do all of the activities and programs of the church align with and support that mission? What does a disciple look like, in Campbell, California, in 2017? How do you “make” disciples? What part of the world are we trying to transform, and what kind of “transformation” are we talking about?

Between now and April, we’re convening a conversation will help us form an accurate snapshot of our current congregation and an understanding of the community we live in. We’ll talk about what God’s big, bold dream for this community might be, and what God needs from us as we partner in that dream. And then we’ll talk about what Campbell UMC will need to do to live out that partnership in the next 3-5 years.

What are the concrete next steps in our life together as a community of followers of Jesus Christ? Who will do them?  How will we pay for them?  How will we know if we get them done?  How will we make sure that everything we do is aligned with our purpose?

ALL are invited to the second installment of the Strategy Summit on Saturday, March 4th, here at Campbell UMC, at 9am in the Fireside Room.

If you will attend this March 4th meeting, please RSVP to Pastor Kathi at

We’ll begin with coffee and gathering at 9:00am, finishing at 1:00 pm.



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 February 19th.  Beginning Sunday, February 5th, you can sign up in Fellowship Hall after worship service to donate needed food items, to cook and to serve.

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 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!

Three (3!) opportunities this fall 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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