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Confirmation Class 2024

2nd & 4th Sundays, January 28 – May 12

Buena Vista UMC & Lake Merritt UMC present Methodist Confirmation Class for High School aged students! Meetings will be held on 2nd & 4th Sundays, 10:45 am – 12:45 pm at Buena Vista UMC in Alameda, beginning January 28th. Lunch will be provided. See the flyer below for more information.

Youth Luncheon

Sunday, January 14th

On Sunday, January 14th, right after worship, Lake Merritt UMC will host a family luncheon about our new youth program and upcoming joint confirmation class with Buena Vista UMC. Lunch will be provided. This is your chance to offer suggestions and/or get involved!

Food 4 Thought Change

Food 4 Thought will not be meeting on January 7th, our next gathering will be on the first Sunday of February.

Church Leadership Virtual Training

Saturday, Jan 20th, 9am 12:30pm

The California-Nevada Conference is offering a virtual Church Leaders’ Training on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The event on Zoom will provide critical information and updates to help your church function well during these times.

There will be specific trainings for Pastors, Lay Leaders, Administrative Board Council ChairsSPRC/PPRC, Treasurers, Finance Committee MembersTrustees, and Nominations Committee Members. We strongly encourage not only your attendance but also the participation of both new and returning church officers, committee members, emerging leaders, and others who may be thinking of serving in your church. This training is an excellent opportunity for everyone to stay informed and equipped.

To register, click here. If you cannot attend the meeting due to a scheduling conflict, please still register so we can send you the recordings when they are available. The deadline to register is January 15th.


Friends of Wadi Foquin Palestine 101 Teach-In

Friday, Jan 5th, 6-8pm at Castro Valley UMC

At this teach-in sponsored by Friends of Wadi Foquin, we will review a brief history and background to Palestine & Israel, hear from a young adult who grew up under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, and identify actions everyone can take for ceasefire and a just peace. Register here and click on the flyer below for more information.

Rev. Dr. Dale Tremper is on vacation from Jan 7 – Jan 14, 2024.