Posted: May 22
(From AHUMC Facebook page) May 21, 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Psalm 55 verse 22 says to "cast your burden upon the Lord, and God will sustain you; God will never allow the righteous to be shaken." Like you, I have been watching the devastation caused by tornadoes to our brothers and sisters in Oklahoma. At this time, over 50 people have been found dead including nine children. The faithful United Methodists of the California-Nevada Annual Conference have always responded in love to people all around the world. I encourage folks in our congregations to respond through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) via the Advance (United Methodist designated giving channel). UMCOR guarantees that 100% of your donation goes directly to the disaster. The UMCOR Advance number for the Oklahoma disaster is #901670, "Disaster Response, United States." You can donate online here or to make an immediate $10 donation, text the word RESPONSE to 80888. To donate by check, make your check payable to Advance GCFA, add the Advance number on the memo line, and mail to: Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068. To donate by phone, call 1-888-252-6174. Here is what the Oklahoma Conference is asking people to do. As communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and other U.S. states reel from the devastation of tornadoes, remember, The United Methodist Church has a system in place for responding. Here are a few of the places and resources to check for information and find out how you can be part of our United Methodist relief efforts: UMNS Facebook page United Methodist Committee on Relief Facebook pages or websites for individual conferences. Find a conference Facebook pages or websites for individual churches. Find a church Donate to UMCOR relief efforts Remember to be prepared. Churches dealing with disasters During this time of crisis, let us continue to be in prayer. Let us be reminded of a God who continues to sustain us. Grace and Peace, Warner H. Brown, Jr. Resident Bishop
Posted: May 21
If you feel moved to donate, UMCOR uses 100% of the donated funds to help during disasters... here is the link: https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=901670
Thank you for your generous support of the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church through The Advance. Your gift helps change and impact lives around the world.
Posted: May 10
Reminder: Claude Hughes Celebration of Life will be held in our Sanctuary, (1919 Gunston Way, San Jose) Saturday May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church (endowment facilities fund) in his memory.
Posted: May 06
This was written by a 9th grader in our Youth Group, Emma Dessau, and is worth reading... http://www.facebook.com/notes/walk-with-us-ahumc/acceptance-by-emma-dessau-552013/164133993753199ACCEPTANCE by Emma Dessau 5/5/2013
As I sat down to write this talk, I struggled with a serious case of writers block. What can I possibly teach to a bunch of people who’ve been around a whole lot longer than have? ...
Posted: April 25
Another great picture of Claude doing what he loved best.