About

Los Altos United Methodist Church is a 2,500 member, multi-staffed church located in the heart of Silicon Valley of Northern California. We have national reputations for excellence in our worship, music and youth ministries. A progressive and engaged congregation, we have a real commitment to children and youth. The Children’s Center currently serves 350 children and is recognized as one of the most vibrant and dynamic preschools in the area.

Los Altos UMC is changing the world. We do so by inspiring and nurturing personal transformation. We do so here and around the world by direct participation in and support of efforts to address poverty, addiction and homelessness. We do so by offering our children a safe place to grow spiritually.

LAUMC is in a unique situation. We are right in the middle of California’s Silicon Valley. Our community is economically privileged, has an extraordinary degree of higher education and an outstanding commitment to young people. As a congregation, we reflect our community’s values in many ways. Most importantly, we have the opportunity to share God’s goodness by word and example with a community that is shaping the future.

Check out one of our traditional worship services on Sunday mornings at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:15am, or our Contemporary Worship, Creekside Crossings, at 5:00pm. If you’re a young adult, try our OpenCircle worship on the first Saturday of each month at 5:00pm. You’ll discover that a large church can feel like home.

— Mark Bollwinkel, Senior Pastor