Cultivating Contentment in a Fearful Age

My sermon topic for this week will be “Cultivating Contentment in a Fearful Age,” based on I Timothy 6:6-17. Our grateful acceptance of who we are and what we have in Christ frees us up to enjoy the “finer things in life.” What are those finer things? Here is how Eugene Peterson translates the second part of verse 11: “Pursue a righteous life–a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy.” While letting go of anxiety will take some effort on our part, the gift of it is fulfillment.

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May/June Special Sundays

May 12, 2024

Cultivating Contentment
I Timothy 6:6-17
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