Archive for Youth

Thanksgiving Eve Service, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Food AltarThe Thanksgiving Eve service, held this year on November 23 at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary, is one of the most heartwarming services of the year. Our two youth choirs, Lightshine and Starfire Singers, lead us in worship through song. Pastor Dirk Damonte will share the message. Please bring nonperishable foods and/or men’s or women’s knit caps, socks, scarves, and gloves. The collected food and clothing will be donated to Community Services Agency.

Starfire Premieres Borderless, July 22 & 23

JustiX 2015Starfire Singers, our high school choir, is hard at work preparing to premiere an original musical here at LAUMC before taking the show on tour! Come see Borderless, written by Dirk and Carol Damonte, on July 22 or 23 at 7:30pm in Creekside. Admission is free, and an offering will be taken for Willka T’ika Children’s Fund – C’haskaNina Project (Quechua for “Starfire Project”), supporting trade education for Quechua high school graduates in remote Andean villages.

On July 25, Starfire Singers will start a two-week tour of Nevada and Colorado, performing the show six more times at local churches and collecting offerings for justice ministries selected by the host churches. For more than 30 years, Dirk and Carol’s ministry of writing and producing original musicals has allowed our youth to share a message about living the gospel in a new and relevant way. Starfire’s summer musical tours are the highlight of the year for most singers.

Borderless is a multimedia musical production about breaking through the barriers and borders that keep us from an authentic, deep, growing relationship with Jesus. Inspired by Bishop Robert Schnase’s Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Borderless is a fresh perspective on the five practices of discipleship as they are covered in our “Living Beyond the Borders” worship series. Come confront the places where we feel stuck in life and find a path toward living in a real and growing relationship with God. Once we step out beyond the borders, we find hope, faith, and love beyond our wildest imaginations. The shows at LAUMC and some tour performances will be streamed live. Visit the Starfire Singers website for more details.

Scout Sunday, Feb. 7

A Scout Is ReverentOn Sunday, February 7, we will honor our affiliated Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops along with all scouts during our worship services. Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will give the message at the morning services and Pastor Dirk at the evening service. The worship theme is Be Reverent, and the scripture is Hebrews 12:28, 13:1-2, 15-16. Holy communion will be served at all services.

If you are a scout, come to church in your scout uniform! Services are at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:15am, and 5:00pm. If you would like to participate in worship (greeting, reading, or speaking), please contact either John Vastano (boy scouts and cub scouts) or Anne Murray Segar (girl scouts).

Christmas Eve Services

Join us in the Sanctuary at Los Altos United Methodist Church for one of our special services on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24). You can also watch the live Christmas Eve services online. Descriptions of each service are below.

Christmas Eve service times at LAUMC

3:00pm – This will be a traditional family service. Nursery care is available for children up to age 2, but all children are welcome in the service. Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will have a special ornament to give out to the children.

5:00pm – This will also be a traditional family service. This service will be interpreted for the deaf. Nursery care is available. Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will have a special ornament to give out to the children.

7:00pm – This will be a contemporary family service. The youth choirs will sing. Nursery care is provided. Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will have a special ornament to give out to the children.

9:00pm – This will be a traditional candlelight service. This service will be interpreted for the deaf.

11:00pm – This will be a traditional candlelight service.

For more information about our services, please contact the church office at (650) 948-1083.