Links, Resources & Forms

Welcome to Los Altos UMC’s Methodist and Community Resources page. Below you will find links to organizations and sites which we hope you will find of interest, whether you are a member of the LAUMC community or a visitor trying to find out more about who we are and what we do.

In the Forms section below, you can access forms for the Ministry Activity Approval process as well as finance and facilities forms required for planning Los Altos UMC activities and events.

United Methodist Resources:

The United Methodist Church
About the UMC
UMC History
California-Nevada Annual Conference
El Camino Real UMC District
United Methodist Reporter
Unofficial United Methodist Resource Page: UMSource
Chuck Knows Church: Weekly Series About Church
United Methodist Women’s Organization (National)
United Methodist Women – El Camino District
United Methodist Federal Credit Union

Daily Devotions and Spiritual Resources:

The Upper Room
Online Bible
The Bible Gateway

Community & Outreach Resources:

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Troop 33
Girl Scouts
Church World Service
Freedom From Hunger
Heifer Project
Habitat for Humanity
Los Altos Online
Mentor Tutor Connection (formerly Partners for New Generations)


Finance Forms:

All Purpose Form for deposits, reimbursements, and check requests

Financial Askings Policy for fundraisers for any church group or church-related activities; any event which includes ticket sales; special collections or donation requests; or any time the congregation is asked to give or buy.

Ministries Activities Financial Checklist for church-related activities (e.g., fund-raisers, ticket sales, special collections, and donation requests)

Facilities Forms:

Organization Application for Facilities Use to qualify your organization and event for facility usage at LAUMC

Facilities Event Request Form to specify the requirements for an approved facilities reservation

Ministry Activity Approval Forms:

Purpose: To ensure the continuing alignment of ministry activities with the five discipleship practices and ensure the prioritization of new proposals against the overall portfolio of ministry activities sponsored by LAUMC.

Step 1Applicant submits request for sponsorship of a ministry activity
Step 2Ministry Alignment Approver assigns the activity to the appropriate Practice Committee for consideration
Step 3Applicant works with Practice Committee liaison to describe how the activity supports ministry at LAUMC; presents to Practice Committee
Step 4Ministry Alignment Approver prioritizes the activity request against other ministry activities in the church portfolio
Ministries Activities Financial ChecklistApplicant works with the Finance Office on a financial plan for an approved ministry activity
Facilities Reservation ChecklistApplicant works with Facilities Scheduler to reserve rooms and resources
Communications ChecklistApplicant works with Director of Communications to develop a publicity plan for an approved ministry activity