Resurrection Story: Found

Did Jesus invent the “Dinner church”?  Jesus himself used the meal table and meal time throughout his ministry.  If we were to watch a day in the life of Jesus, we would mostly see him healing, teaching and eating.  Jesus performed much of his salvific work from a dinner table at homes.
That was the case when Jesus showed up in the midst of the disciples who were huddled together behind the locked doors after Jesus’ death, afraid that the authorities would come after them.  Jesus comes and doesn’t scold them or reprove them or shame them … he simply says, “Peace be with you” and asks, “Have you anything here to eat?”  And he ate with them.
Meals are one of the best ways to be with people and create a sense of belonging, a home.  There is something about sitting down together and eating.  I wonder what it would be like to resurrect our families, neighborhoods, and communities through more regular and intentional meal practices together and be home together?  I wonder how our church can embody God’s presence and create the sense of belonging and be home?  Join us.

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2024 Easter Sermon Series

Resurrection Stories

The Easter Season is a time of celebrating all the ways in which resurrection is possible in our lives. We can be in need of rising out of the depth of imprisonment, addiction, poverty, illness, and oppression – not just physically and literally, but also spiritually. What keeps us locked up inside? What binds us, keeping us from the fullness of who God created us to be? Join us for stories of courage, kindness, strength, and overcoming – Resurrection Stories – about those who have found “resurrection” in their lives. It might just inspire you to unlock your own rising up!


April 28, 2024

A Face and a Name
Genesis 32:22-32




May 5, 2024

Threshold Moments – Is There Healing at the End of Life?

Lamentations 3:19-33



May/June Special Sundays

May 12, 2024

Cultivating Contentment
Ecclesiastes 2:10-11, Hebrews 13:5-6
Stewardship Program




May 19, 2024

Pentecost Sunday – A Merger Celebration of Lake Park UMC & Lake Merritt UMC
Special Guest Speaker: Minerva Carcaño
Bay District Superintendent:  Rev. Sun Hee Kim




May 26, 2024

Confirmation Sunday
Guest Speaker: Hope Hilton, Joint Youth Group Director of Buena Vista UMC & Lake Merritt UMC.




June 2, 2024

Defined by Generosity
Proverbs 11:24-25, 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Stewardship Program




June 9, 2024

The Reign/Rain of God
Romans 8:38-39
Guest speaker: Rev. Mike Friedrich, Deacon




June 16, 2024

Annual Conference Report
“Following Jesus,” Matthew 16:13-17
Sue Dickey, Lay Delegate to the ACS
Laurel Williams, Lay Leader and Lay Delegate to the ACS
Rev. Sunae Cho, Pastor