Anaheim United Methodist Church

Special Events & Announcements


 
  • Choir Staff Singers Wanted
  • Christmas Crafts Family Workshop . . . December 3
  • Annual Community Christmas Caroling . . . December 17
  • Christmas Eve Service . . . December 24
  • Rose Parade . . . January 1, 2018
  • Annual Charge Conference . . . Monday, January 29, 2018
  • 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


November 26

"What if God was One of Us?"
 

Matthew 25:31-40


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



 
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAMILY WORKSHOP
Sunday, December 3, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun afternoon of crafts for children and adults.  This is an outreach to families in our neighborhoods, Childtime, and our Vacation Bible School families.  Pizza will be served at 1:00, followed by the fun craft activities.

If you are interested in planning a craft, working one of the booths, or (if you don't feel crafty) setting-up and breaking-down, please contact MJ Buist or Shirley Daw (714-961-0430.)



  
ANNUAL ALL-CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
Coming in February 2018

The Rummage Sale storage container will arrive on DECEMBER 4.
It will be located in the parking lot south of Fellowship Hall.  You may drop off donations for the sale Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.



ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Sunday, December 17, 4:30 p.m.

We hope you are looking forward to this tradition as much as we are.  We will gather at 4:30 in the East Building and enjoy a bowl of chili, then head out to serenade our neighbors.  Afterwards, we will return and enjoy some sweet treats.

If you are unable to walk distances, don't worry.  We have a ride for you!

All are welcome!
 


CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT
WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday, December 24,
7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.


Join us for Christmas carols and Scripture
as we anticipate the birth of Jesus

 



 PLEASE NOTE . . .
On Sunday, December 24, and Sunday, December 31,
there will be only one morning worship service  ~ at 10:00 a.m.


ROSE PARADE 2018

We are returning to Pasadena for a Pancake Breakfast and Rose Parade Viewing. The cost is $50 and includes bus transportation, pancake breakfast, and curbside seating for the parade (these are church folding chairs). All proceeds (except cost of transportation) go to fundraising efforts of Pasadena First UMC. Sign ups will start in November. A $20.00 deposit will hold your seat on the bus. Don’t miss this super fun event! ? See Jennifer Weyenberg, our Ministry Intern.

 


NOW HIRING  ~  STAFF SINGERS


Anaheim United Methodist Church is hiring Staff Singers for its Chancel Choir under the direction of conductor John Elg and organist Yoojung Chung-Ji.  We are currently auditioning sopranos, tenors, and basses. 

Weekly commitments are Thursday evening from 7:30-9:00 and Sunday mornings 9 AM service and 10:30 service, with brief warm-up rehearsals before each.  Other services may include liturgical or concert commitments as specified on the choir calendar.


CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE STAFF SINGER POSITION




 
ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE
Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Our District Superintendent, Mark Nakagawa, will lead us during our annual business meeting.
All members and friends of the church are encouraged to attend.


Save the Date...
 
WOMEN'S RETREAT
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.



SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

GET PLUGGED IN!
 

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 25-50: 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



ONGOING CHURCH ACTIVITIES...
      
COOKIES for KATELLA
Last Friday each month, 2:30 - 3:00
(during the school year)
Click here for more information.
Want more information?  Please call Sherry at 714-776-5710.


 
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
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.


 
DINING OUT with AUMC
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. 


CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.