Archive for All-Church Dinner

New Speaker Series Starting: A Bigger Table

LAUMC is restarting its monthly Sunday dinners with a new speaker series, called A Bigger Table. The dinners/speakers will be scheduled on the third Sunday of each month following the Creekside Crossings worship service.

On Sunday, January 21, 6:00–7:30pm, join us in Creekside to hear the Rev. Deborah Lee, executive director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. She has worked at the intersection of faith and social justice for more than 25 years as an educator and organizer on issues of race, gender, a just economy, anti-militarism, LGBTQ inclusion, and immigration. Deborah is a second generation Chinese-American, a mother, and a tai chi practitioner. She works with faith communities engaged in the work of accompanying and advocating for the fair treatment and dignity of immigrants. Please register for the dinner by January 16 so that food quantities can be prepared. Suggested pricing is $12 for adults, $8 for youth and children 10 and over, and free for children under 10.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars on February 18 to hear the Rev. Dr. Jay Emerson Johnson, assistant professor of theology and culture at Pacific School of Religion, and on March 18 to hear the Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, president of Pacific School of Religion.

Saying Farewell to Our Departing Staff

This month Los Altos UMC makes goodbyes to three departing staff, with several opportunities to share our appreciation for their time and ministry with us. Rev. Mariellen Yoshino has served as the senior pastor for three years. Rev. Debbie Weatherspoon has been one of our associate pastors for 11 years, most recently as the minister for community engagement. Paul Rosas, our senior organist, has played organ, piano, and even composed new works during his 13 years at Los Altos UMC.

Pastors Mariellen and Debbie will share the message time at all four worship services on Sunday, June 11. This will be their final Sunday in worship at Los Altos UMC. The worship services on Sunday, June 25, will be a celebration of Paul Rosas’ musical ministry in our congregation.

All-Church Dinner: Farewell to Staff
Sunday, June 25, 5:45pm, Creekside
Come to the Creekside Crossings service and stay for this month’s All-Church Sunday Dinner, a farewell to Pastor Mariellen, Pastor Debbie, and Paul. Help us celebrate and honor their service to this church. Dinner will be barbecue. Please register online so we know how many attendees to expect. All are invited! We will have a slide show during dinner. If you have photos of the honorees that you would like to share, please send them to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

Farewell Gifts
If you would like to make a monetary farewell gift for one or more of our departing staff, checks are accepted in the offering plate or in the church office by June 25. Please make checks payable to Debbie Weatherspoon or Paul Rosas or make a gift in Pastor Mariellen’s honor to “CNUMC UMF Yoshino Family Mission Fund.” Gifts to Pastor Debbie or Paul are not tax-deductible; gifts to the Yoshino Family Mission Fund are tax-deductible.