...With the love of Jesus Christ.
We have found NEW WAYS to worship since IN PERSON worship services, meetings, events, and gatherings are not occurring at this time. Below you will see how AUMC is continuing to worship and care for each other in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control,
Finding New Ways to Worship
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Most of us are not practiced at waiting, and we may not be very good at it! Yet we are called during these times to wait, listen, and as the Psalmist prays above, to hear what God will finally speak out of the silence. Thankfully, we do not wait alone! Please join us, then, for prayer, study, and worship each week.
Anaheim UMC is following the direction of our Cal-Pac Bishop and CDC officials, and we are prepared to practice physical separation for as long as is prudent. Thank you for keeping Anaheim healthy, and for joining us in worship and prayer!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor James Dollins
How AUMC is responding to this health crisis:
With Our Worship
In order to maintain our church’s rhythms of weekly prayer and worship, In invite you to join our church in the following weekly rituals during this time of self-quarantine (and no in-person gatherings):
Wednesday Phone Prayers @ 7:00 pm – Conference calls hosted by Pastor James each Wednesday evening. These will be “Prayers of the People,” just like on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
You’re invited to call-in (you do not need to state your name when it prompts you), listen to the prayers of others, and offer your own petitions as well. (Please state your name before voicing your prayer concern or celebration).
Dial (425) 436-6398 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Enter this access code when prompted: 489352
We will remain in prayer as long as prayer concerns are lifted, and then conclude with the Lord’s Prayer.
Sunday Morning Worship @ 10:00 am – Each Sunday at 10AM we will email the whole church an email with a web-link to download a condensed worship service recorded earlier that week. This service will feature scripture readings, special music offered by our staff singers or Gather musicians, a devotion offered by Pastor James, and songs for you to sing along! You will also find these videos in the MENU>RESOURCES>SERMONS or by clicking here.
Notice that this Wednesday / Sunday rhythm also creates a pattern of listening to one another (Wednesdays) and proclaiming the message (Sundays). Even during uncertain times, let us always listen and speak to one another in a spirit of grace and love.
I hope you’ll join us! And, please stay rested and well.
With Our Generosity
Dear Members and Friends of AUMC:
First of all God bless you all and thank you for always being so generous. Although the office will be closed due to COVID-19, I will be checking the mail and the on-line giving each day. We will still have financial obligations to maintain the church and payroll for our staff who will be working from home. Please continue giving your pledges and offerings as you always have.
If you need to call me here is my phone number, 714 336-0620.
Blessings and Love to you all,
With Our Staff
During this time, our staff will continue to work from home and all staff persons are available by email. Click on the name below of the person who you would like to reach and it will open your email client.
With Our Meal & Care Ministry Team
Have you been self-quarantined because you fall into one of the at risk groups of the COVID-19 health crisis (compromised immune system, 65+ years old, respiratory issues, etc)?
If so, the AUMC Meal & Care Ministry is ready, willing and able to provide you with a home cooked meal, grocery store run, pharmacy pick-up, or regular store run.
If you could use any of the above, please call or text Sandie Duff at 714-767-9578. She will coordinate with the members of the Care Team and someone from the team will call you to make arrangements for a store run or home cooked meal. We are so happy to help keep you as safe as possible during this health crisis.
If you would like to be a part of this vital ministry, please click this link to review how we serve and on that same page you can click the “join this group” button.
With Our Hunger Ministry Pantry
We also know that folks may be struggling financially. If you need a food box please email Lee Strohm to help arrange a pick-up.
Lunches of Love will continue to be distributed to our homeless brothers and sisters on Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This ministry is in great need at this time.
With Our Caring Connection
We are each probably starting to feel some isolation as we asked to observe social distancing. We are encouraging you to commit to reaching to at least one person each day via phone call, text, email, or card/letter. If you need a current contact list for AUMC please email Lee Strohm to get the most current one.