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Incarceration Ministry: Elmwood Correctional Center 2023

Through the end of August

Elmwood Correctional Center

The Incarceration Ministry team is responding to a need from the women who are incarcerated at Elmwood Correctional Center. We need your help!

We are collecting greeting cards that women can use to write notes to their family and friends. The cards can be any sort of greeting card without any glitter embellishments. Thankfully there are plenty of Christmas and Easter cards, so those are not needed at this time. We are also collecting colorful calendars that will be separated, and the pictures used for decoration or inspiration. The calendars can be out of date as we are only looking for pages with attractive pictures on one side.

Please bring your cards and calendars to the narthex or the main office and place them in the box labeled for cards and calendars. Please contact Susie Buchholz for more information at

Thank you so much for your support!

Love Your Church 2023

Saturday, August 12, 8 am – 4 pm

We love our church! This beautiful campus is where we worship, gather for food and fellowship, and experience some of the most sacred moments of our lives. In many ways, our church facility is more than just buildings–it is a living, loving, important part of our lives. Now we can give back to this place that has given us so much. Join us on Saturday, August 12, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (or any portion of that you can commit to) for our “Love Your Church (Los Altos) Campus Clean-Up Day. There is plenty to do, and there’s something for everyone. We will provide lunch and snacks. See you on the 12th!

Come any time you can between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Gathering Point: Come to Creekside Center (back parking lot)
  • There will be a wide range of tasks – something for everyone.
  • We will have a dumpster we need to fill.
  • Please sign-up below so we know how much food to order for lunch.

Sign up by clicking here!

Fresh Produce Sunday – July 2023

Sunday, July 23

Sunday, July 23, is Fresh Produce Sunday with our St. Paul’s UMC of San Jose partnershipYou are invited to bring fresh produce (from your garden or store-bought) that will be a part of “The Weighing of the Produce” by our children during the service. 

Starting in August, Fresh Produce Sunday will move to the third Sunday of the month.

LAUMC Website Makeover

“We are excited that our website is undergoing a complete makeover, and we want to ensure you know about it. We have listened and been working diligently behind the scenes to create a new and improved online experience for our congregation. We do not see any interruptions to the services you are currently experiencing.

The new website will feature a fresh new look, enhanced functionality, and user-friendly navigation to make finding the information you need easier. We are confident that the new and improved website will provide a more enjoyable and seamless experience, and we can’t wait to share it with you. We hope it will go live at the end of the summer, and we will keep you posted on the progress.”

Wensday Wagner
Chief Administrative Officer

Note: During our website makeover please excuse our ‘dust’ as the website is ‘under construction.’

You may view our Video Worship Archive by clicking here.

Home Is Sacred 2023

Sunday, July 23 at 2:00 pm

Saint John Vianney Catholic Church 4600 Hyland Ave San Jose, CA 95127 

Assemblymember Ash Kalra and Senator Dave Cortese have been invited to discuss access to affordable housing, strong tenant protections, access to homeownership, and guaranteed income.  More info to follow.

For more information: 
Crystal Jimenez (408) 506-6966 | 
Esmeralda Virelas (408) 910 7944 | 


LAUMC Women’s Book Group: July 2023

Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm

The LAUMC Women’s Book Group will be discussing The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. For more information and the Zoom link, please contact us at The LAUMC Women’s Book Group meets on the third Thursday of the month on Zoom.

Senior Recognition Sunday 2023

Sunday, July 9 (Submissions due by Wednesday, July 5)

Hello Graduating Seniors!
CONGRATULATIONS! What a fantastic accomplishment it is to graduate from High School or College! Your resilience and character have been on full display through this pandemic year and those traits will be of huge benefit in your next chapters of life!

Your LAUMC community is thrilled to join you in celebration and have dedicated our entire Worship on Sunday, July 9, to honor and laud you graduates!

To make this worship experience memorable, we are asking for your help.

Here’s what we would love from you:
Please complete this form and submit a photo here by Wednesday, July 5.

Please email the Director of Youth Ministry, Timothy Loewen-Elofson with any questions.

Deadline for Submissions is Wednesday, July 5

Art Changes Us – Artists Rising (Exhibition & Sale)

Saturday, July 15, 2023

“Artists Rising:” Art Changes Us Exhibition & Sale by Local Students

Nearly 200 works will be on public display from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, July 15, 2023, by local high school artists who participate in Art Changes Us, a non-profit program for youth to discover purpose through art. Works include photographs, paintings and graphic design posters of local landmarks in Los Altos and Mountain View. All works are offered for sale with proceeds benefiting the tuition-free programs of Art Changes Us and its student artists, most of whom are striving to become the first in their families to pursue higher education. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be in Creekside Center on the campus of Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024. For more information about Art Changes Us, visit

Captions for ACU Students’ works of art (below):
Top Left: Flowers in Water (A. Cervantes)
Top Right: Endless (I. Arriola)
Bottom Left: Los Altos History Museum Poster (A. Sanchez)
Bottom Right: Moffet Field Poster (A. Sanchez)

Charge Conference and Church Council Meeting

Sunday, June 25, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Church Council Meeting & Charge Conference

Sunday, June 25, 12:30-2:00 pm
The meeting will be available to ‘attend’ via Zoom;

everyone is invited and welcome.

Meeting ID: 843 0826 7916
Passcode: 870669

Tour de Hope 2023

Thursday, July 20, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tour de Hope 2023 is Hope’s Corner’s fun, team-based stationary bike competition and one of the fundraisers that Hope’s Corner counts on to keep providing services to those in need. It’s a friendly competition with each team sharing 1 stationary bike. Teams of 3 – 5 people will take turns pedaling for 60 minutes, jumping on and off the bike as they wish (or get tired). The team that pedals the farthest will get both bragging rights and its name etched on the Tour de Hope Cup. All participants will be entered in a raffle featuring gift certificates provided by local restaurants, coffee shops, and businesses.

Where: El Camino YMCA (2400 Grant Road, Mountain View)
When: Thursday, July 20, 3 – 5 p.m.
Why: Fun, music, raffle prizes, snacks/drinks, support Hope’s Corner . . . and fun
Emcee: Mountain View Councilmember (and former Mayor) Margaret Abe-Koga

Registration Website: