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Same Pastor, Different Title

As of July 1, Pastor Debbie Weatherspoon has a new title! She has transitioned from being the minister of discipleship to being the minister of community engagement. Pastor Debbie makes this change after hearing a calling to this work. She discerned a new way to use her strengths of connectedness, empathy, positivity, harmony, and developing to engage the community both within Los Altos United Methodist Church and beyond the campus, in our neighborhood and wider region.

In her new role, Pastor Debbie will seek to provide collaborative leadership and support to the ministries of Los Altos UMC, with an emphasis on strengthening whole family connections, volunteer development, and partnerships with community organizations. Her key collaborations will be with the Radical Hospitality and Bold Service & Social Justice Practice Committees, the Children’s Center and Children’s Ministries, and our welcome and hospitality ministries.

Please give your support to Pastor Debbie as she makes this transition. Ask her to tell you more about her vision for the congregation’s engagement with our church and our community—and in return, she might ask you where you feel called to engage!

Living Beyond the Borders Worship Series

Five Practices GroupLife medallion largeOur latest worship theme is “Living Beyond the Borders,” a five-Sunday series about how the five practices of discipleship can transform our lives. We will get back to the basics and look at each discipleship practice, as well as how they all integrate into our lives.

June 26: Radical Hospitality
Pastor Debbie Weatherspoon will preach at the morning services and Pastor Dirk Damonte at the evening service. The scripture texts are 1 John 4:19 and Romans 15:7.

July 3: Passionate Worship
Pastor Sam Lewis will give the message at all four services, based on Luke 10:27 and Psalm 84:1-2. Holy Communion will be served at all services.

July 10: Deepening Faith
Pastor Dirk will give the sermon at all four services. The scripture passages are Hebrews 10:24-25 and Acts 2:42.

July 17: Bold Service & Social Justice
Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will preach from Matthew 16:24-25 and 25:40.

July 24: Extravagant Generosity
Pastor Mariellen will give the message, using 2 Corinthians 9:11.