Anaheim United Methodist Church

Special Events & Announcements

  • Director of Music Ministries Wanted!
  • Faith and Wisdom Series - "Safety in Social Media; Facebook 101 . . . September
  • CHOC Walk in the Park . . . August 27
  • Faith and Wisdom Series . . . September 17
  • Baked Potato Luncheon . . . October 15
  • Women's Retreat . . . March 9-10, 2018

And more.  Scroll down for more information...

Sunday Worship
9:00 a.m. Casual Service   -   10:30 a.m. Traditional Service
Pastor James Dollins

August 20
August 27
September 3
September 10
"All is Forgiven"
"Hidden Hope"
"Begin Again"
"Be Reconciled"

Genisis 45:1-11, 15
Exodus 1:8-11, 2:1-10
Exodus 3:1-15
Matthew 8:15-20

Are you interested in becoming a member of our church? 
Please call Pastor James (714-776-5710) for more information.  

We are Recruiting for a
~  ~  ~  DIRECTOR of MUSIC MINISTRIES  ~  ~  ~
 Click here for complete information

From Your Health and Safety Committee . . .


If you are planning on watching the solar eclipse on August 21, please make sure you get SAFE viewing glasses.  Here are two websites with information:

August 27

Jennifer Weyenberg is gathering a team to walk the Children's Hospital of Orange County 5k. Team "Super A" will be walking in honor of her son, Andrew, who has been treated by CHOC during his recent illness.  If you cannot walk, please consider a donation.  If you are interested in this mission team, please e-mail her at .  Or you may go to to register or donate. 

Faith and Wisdom Series
Sunday, September 17, 11:30 a.m.
(right after second service)

The Faith and Wisdom Series continues as we gather again, this time for Facebook 101 and the ABCs of Smartphones. We will helping you secure your Facebook profile as well as covering the basic features and benefits. The 2nd half of the class will endeavor to help you become more familiar and comfortable with your smartphone and the many things it can do for you.

A light lunch will be served. These events are free, however we are suggesting a donation of $5 to offset our food costs.


Sunday, October 15
Right after church

More details here soon.

Save the Date...
March 9-10, 2018

Aldersgate Retreat Center, Palos Verdes

We have a limit of 25 people.
Cost will be about $100.
Some scholarships are available.
Sign-ups will begin in September.

More information here soon.



A few months ago I shared about our District Superintendent Mark Nakagawa’s words of wisdom that churches should create many places for people to plug in. When someone takes the courageous step of visiting our church, it’s always good to have one or more ideas for how they can get further involved.


So, it was exciting, several weeks ago, when our Youth Director, Nicole Jackson pointed out to me, “James, AUMC now has a place for people of every age group to plug-in!”

This is, in part, because Nicole has shifted her work with Young Adults from Garden Grove UMC to our congregation as a result of budget cuts in that church. Thankfully, AUMC is willing and able to provide a home for these young adults who will meet weekly on Wednesday evening beginning in March.


Here is a current summary of our age-level fellowship and study opportunities:

  • Ages 0-12: Sunday School, VBS, Easter Eggs, Christmas Workshop with Pastor MJ
  • Ages 13-18: Sunday youth fellowship, retreats & service projects with Nicole Jackson
  • Ages 18-35: Young Adults: Weekly evening meetings with Nicole Jackson,   
  • Ages 30-50: In Betweeners: Monthly fellowship activities with Intern Jen Weyenberg
  • Ages 50 +: Bible studies with Pastor James & MJ, Sunday School with Mary Ann Jones


With this many outlets, AUMC can proudly say we not only welcome people to visit, but to plug-in and stay. Thanks to everyone who has helped make our ministries more complete and effective as we share Christ’s love with all.


Grace and Peace,

Pastor James

Special Attention to Katella High, South Jr. High, and All Students...

Fun place to hang out & study with Free Wifi, snacks, tutoring,
cooking, baking, and much more!
Every Friday after school, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (during the school year)
All students are welcome! 
Need more info or have any questions?
Email: or call the office (714-776-5710).
Check us out on Facebook.

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Last Friday each month, 2:30 - 3:00
(during the school year)
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Want more information?  Please call Sherry at 714-776-5710.

We pack boxes the third Sunday of every month at 8:30 a.m. (before the 9:00 service) in the entrance-way to the sanctuary.
Want more information?  Please call the church office (714-776-5710) and leave a message for Diane Cawood.

Usually the 1st and 3rd Monday each month
Dine at selected restaurants, present a flyer,
and the church earns a percentage of your check.

Want more information?  Call Sherry Hanberg in the church office, 714-776-5710. 


Do you need to make an announcement on Sunday morning?  Do you need to publicize a church event in the Chimes, the Sunday Bulletin, or on our Facebook page?  You can fill out a form in the church office, or click below:
Lee Strohm will make sure your  announcement is publicized in all the right places.

Buy SCRIP - Help Our Ministry and Mission

We encourage everyone to buy SCRIP before going to the store, out to eat, or making other purchases.  They make great gifts too.  It costs nothing extra to use SCRIP.  You pay for the gift cards, use them at full value, and the church earns a percentage of your purchase.  This is an effective and painless way to help church finances. 
Click here for all the details.


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Dining Out

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 Every Sunday is Special at Anaheim United Methodist Church!

Join us for a morning of worship, fellowship, friendship, learning and sharing. 
A casual / contemporary worship service is held at 9:00 a.m.,
followed by a time of fellowship, refreshments and classes. 

A more traditional  worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., with music by our Chancel Choir,
and with refreshments and fellowship before and after the service.
Come casual or dress up.  All services are family-friendly - children are always welcome.

We welcome you, your family, friends and neighbors!
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