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Beware Text Message Scams

Many of you have received fraudulent text messages to your cell phones purporting to be from church members or staff. Please know that no one connected to our church is asking you to send money, gift cards, or personal information by phone or text.

Unfortunately, scammers got hold of our church directory, which includes phone numbers and mailing addresses. Be on the lookout for these scams and do not respond to them.

Because the church directory does not include email addresses, we do not believe that they have your email addresses. However, as a general precaution, double-check the source of an email. Watch out for emails that include church or staff members’ names contained within them, as scammers can do this to give you the impression that they are someone else. Do not open any links or download any files in a suspicious message.

Help Our Lake Thrive!

Saturday, October 21st, 10 a.m.

The Lake Merritt Conservancy Coalition will be meeting at our church on Saturday Oct 21st from 10am-12 noon. This is a new group which hopes to establish a conservancy for the lake, a public private partnership to help it thrive. Anyone who cares about keeping Lake Merritt thriving and healthy is welcome.

Join Us in Honoring All Saints Day

With A Singing Service and Breakfast!

Sunday, October 29th, 2023

All are invited to meet in the Stark Room at 9:30am for a simple breakfast before our 10:15am Worship. We will be singing our praises to God with uplifting and familiar hymns, and also honoring the saints who have gone on before.
Please send picture(s) of your saint(s) to Pastor Sunae via email at or text at 408-691-9215 before Oct 25 for them to be included in Worship. This is a hard deadline.  If you are unable to send your saint(s) picture, please email your saint’s name.

For any questions, please reach out to Laurel Williams or any of the worship vitality team leaders.

Walkers Needed for Lake Lunches

Join us Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Stark Room. Visit for more information and reserve your spot today here.

Thanksgiving Lunch

The Annual Thanksgiving Lunch is approaching!  We are excited to be returning to the treasured community time we enjoyed pre-pandemic with a seated meal, table service, sweet music, and more! Let’s do this together! If you would like to help out in any way, please contact Kathleen Bell or Margaret LeWright! Your interests will be matched with an amazing job! Kathleen ( Margaret (

The Art of Healing Workshop
For 17 years after brain injury, Donna Fado Ivery relied on a cane, wheelchair, and opiates. Now she walks freely, without these supports. Donna shares her faith journey through paintings, poetry, and stories, highlighting her experience of a disabling head injury, chronic pain, spiritual resiliency, hope, and healing beyond the expected. Scan QR code to register. $20 Registration Fee includes materials and lunch.

Twin Towers UMC 170th Anniversary

Twin Towers United Methodist Church invites you to celebrate their 170th anniversary on Sunday, October 15, 2023.  Lunch will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the gym. You are invited for a time of fellowship, storytelling, healing, healing, and more as the church celebrates this milestone while working together towards an inclusive future for all. If you are able to join the lunch, please RSVP by clicking here so the church has an accurate count.


Taylor Memorial UMC Prayer Breakfast Celebration

Saturday, Oct 28th, 9 a.m.

On Sunday, October 29 at 10am, Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church (1188 12th St., Oakland) is celebrating 102 years of ministry and service in Oakland and beyond. As part of our celebration, you are invited to join us for our Prayer Breakfast.
“Prayer, the Sure Foundation”
(Inspired by 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Saturday, October 28 at 9am.
Ticket purchase $25.00
(Tickets need to be purchased in advance for caterer’s count)
We will have a host of prayer warriors, music, and a guest speaker, Mrs. JoAnn Lawson from Easterhill United Methodist Church in Richmond.
Our guest soloist will be Heidi Hill from Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland.

LMUMC Choirs Information

To join the voice choir, contact the Music Director,
Jim Meredith

To join the handbell choir, contact the Handbell Director,
Margaret LeWright