Join our 10:45 Worship Service either In-Person or via Zoom. If you wish to join us via Zoom, request a link on our Contact page. See the ‘Visit Us’ Section below for more information about our new ‘Hybrid’ Worship Service.

Trusting in God’s life-changing power, we embrace all people compassionately, educate and prepare each other to serve faithfully, and offer open minds, open hearts, and open doors.

Small Groups

Small Groups

Small Groups are a traditional way to build working relationships in our church. They take many forms. There are limitless possibilities. What’s important is they build faith and transform lives both within the group and outside of the group.


Open Doors! Explore how we welcome and serve local communities and our overall mission and ministries. Learn about our pastor, leadership and staff.  We are all about encouraging open minds, open hearts, and open doors!


We encourage you to engage with us.  We are always looking to extend what we can offer to reach out to our local community and beyond.

Latest News

Visit Us

Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz (UMCSC)
We are a Reconciling Congregation.
Whoever you are, and wherever you are on your journey of faith,
you are welcome here!

Welcome to the newly (re)opened church building of UMC Santa Cruz!  In case you have forgotten . . . our building for worship is located at 250 California Street, on the Westside of Santa Cruz.  We are fully cleaned and ready for your presence in worship.

We are offering a Hybrid Worship experience; you may choose to worship in-person or via Zoom.   Please download a copy of the Bulletin for your use or save it to use on your phone to be “greener”.

For Zooming or In-Person Worship, send your contact information on the ‘Contact’ page by 8 am on Sunday to receive the Zoom link and bulletin information.

You may also read our most up-to-date information on the Newsfeed on this Website.

Our Service Times will remain the same; Sunday Morning 10:30 Gathering Fellowship and 10:45 Worship.  There will be Fellowship Time outside after worship for in-person participants

For In-Person Worship, we ask that you have a mask to wear as we begin this new process; our Worship Leader will sing throughout the service; congregational singing is not yet being offered.

You will be asked to register and have your temperature taken before entering the Sanctuary.  Please retain social distancing while seated and communicating with one another.

Our Greeting, Prayers, Offering and Communion Times will have a new structure.

Our protocols for worship will change as we progress through our new reality.

PayPal continues to be available on this Website.

For Zoom Participants, you may continue to interact with the congregation during Gathering Time and while sharing prayers; you may sing while you are muted; words to the songs will be included on your Zoom Invitation.

Small Groups will be opening up to this Hybrid model as well; watch the News FeedRainbow Heart on our Website and Worship Bulletin for updated announcements.  Join us as you grow deeper in your faith.  Whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome to grow with us.

Our Zoom Groups continue every Tuesday; first, third and fourth Thursdays, and on Wednesday mornings.   Enrich your spirit; let us know how we can support you!

Peace, Pastor Jay