Anaheim United Methodist Church

Special Events & Announcements

  • All Church Retreat . . . September 28-30
  • "Last Day of Summer Blast" . . . August 4
  • AUMC's 140th Church Anniversary Celebration . . . September 23
  • Women's Retreat . . . March 8-10, 2018
And more.  Scroll down for more information...

Sunday Worship
9:00 a.m. Casual/Contemporary Service   -   10:30 a.m. Traditional Service
Pastor James Dollins
July 29

"Good for Something"
 John 6:1-14

Watch our Sunday Sermons!

We invite you to watch, enjoy, and be inspired by messages from Pastor James and others, at a time and place convenient to you.  Just click on the link below and choose a Sunday.

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Are you interested in becoming a member of our church? 
Please call Pastor James (714-776-5710) and let him know.  

Saturday, August 4, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We would like to invite your children (1st - 6th grade) to a end of the summer celebration. It will be a day of fun with a purpose.

Activities include a water slide, water games, Bible stories around the campfire, crafts, and working on a neighborhood service project: filling backpacks with school supplies for students at Katella High School.

Lunch is a free cookout meal. We will wrap up the day with dinner for the entire family at 4:00.

For more information, click here.

To register, click here.

Or, you may reserve spots for your kids and grandkids by calling the church office (714-776-5710).

140th Church Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, September 23
10:30 am Worship Celebration Followed by a Special Luncheon

We look forward to sharing this special celebration with our church family and community.
Bishop Grant Hagiya of the Cal-Pac Conference will be sharing this day with us.
We will have one service with a special lunch to follow.

Read about the history of our church - Click here: Our History

Friday - Sunday, September 28-30

Looking for a break from all the demands and tasks of our hectic lives?  Wishing you could just take some time to slip away, enjoy a serene location, fellowship with friends, and be renewed by God's word?  The All Church Retreat at Lazy W fits the bill!  Come enjoy this time of recharging, camaraderie, and worship.  We are offering a variety of experiences - from enjoying the day Saturday, to a single overnight, or the full trip.

If you are interested, please see Cheri Smith on Sunday mornings or contact Pastor Nicole ( , or 714-776-5710).  We hope everyone will be able to come.

Save the Date...
Women's Retreat
March 8-10, 2019
San Luis Rey Retreat Center
Old Mission San Luis Rey

Dear Church Women,

I’m excited to report that we have booked the location for our Women’s Retreat on March 8 - 10, 2019. It will be held at San Luis Rey Retreat Center in Oceanside. I have attended retreats there in the past and found the grounds and facilities amazing. It is amidst the beautiful grounds of Historic Old Mission San Luis Rey. In the spirit of St. Francis, they welcome all with hospitality, simplicity and joy. The Mission sits upon 56 beautifully landscaped acres so there is ample space to enjoy the quiet and peaceful gardens.

The difference other than location of this new retreat is that we will be spending two nights which includes 6 meals for only $220 per person. We hope with all this extra time to be able to have plenty of time for reflection or just enjoying the grounds. Since this is more than last year’s cost, we wanted to provide time to save for this event. Maybe skip that Starbucks drink? :) We have 9 months to save up, however, the church will still offer scholarships.

For those of you who cannot stay overnight we invite you to a day retreat on March 9, 2019. For those adventurous you may take the train down to Oceanside or we can arrange carpooling from the church. The cost for the day retreat including 2 meals will be $45.

We want to provide a time for all women of the church to be able to be refreshed in their spirits and join in the fun and laughter.

Nicole Armstrong and I would love any feedback on any ideas you have for themes. But I look forward to another invigorating time of laughter.

MJ Buist, Diaconal Minister


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.

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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 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!
Click here for more information.