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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.

Bake Sale Fundraiser

Hello! My name is Sofia Bell and I am a junior at Berkeley High School. I was recently accepted to take part in a service trip to Turrialba, Costa Rica this summer through the program Global Glimpse. The purpose of this program is to bridge gaps between people all over the world and to provide helping hands to communities that lack proper food, shelter, water, education, and health services. In the past, Global Glimpse has helped build aqueducts, sheds, furniture for community spaces, and more. Furthermore, Global Glimpse helps develop students’ leadership and teamwork skills through numerous workshops and projects both during and outside of the trip. I am looking forward to traveling, helping others, meeting people from all over the world, and being immersed in a new culture.

This is all to say that I will be running a bake sale in Fellowship Hour after the service on January 21, 2024, to help fund my trip. If you are interested in buying some baked goods, I will be prepared to accept cash and Venmo. If you are interested in donating digitally, the link here: can be used along with my ID # 30850. I appreciate you reading this message and hope to see you there!

Pastor Sunae, Pastor Dale, and Deacon Ken will be attending the Gathering of the Orders in Livermore 1/23-1/25