Walton Lighthouse

June 2021 at the United Methodist Church Santa Cruz

Schwan Lake

On a recent in-person walk at Schwan Lake State Park (located behind Simpkins Family Swim Center), this picture depicts our first outdoors Small Group Meeting. We welcome you to join us on Wednesdays at 11 am.  Locations change as we feel so moved; send us an email through our website https://umcsantacruz.org for the latest information each week. 

While we begin to ease restrictions during the month of June in preparation for our Hybrid Zoom Worship and Small Group gatherings beginning on July 4th, we invite you to check out our website, and join us to grow deeper on your spiritual journey.  Whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome to grow with us.  Please join us in June on Sunday mornings at 10:45 am for Zoom Worship.

Fellowship Gathering begins at 10:30 am.  Make contact on this website for a Zoom link.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, where the illnesses of our broken world continue to confront us, we celebrate the healing power of God’s Grace!   We hope you experience this healing on your faith journey.

Rainbow Heart

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

Take a peek at Zoom Worship for June . . . .


June 6th – Communion.  Psalm 138 begs the question, “How do we sing God’s ways in this time of our lives?  How do we deal with the prayer request (in light of this pandemic) “don’t let go of what your hands have made, God”?! – especially if we also believe that God made heaven and earth and calls all of creation, good!

June 13th – This image of a quilt made by Beatrice Pettyway (1928-88) will enhance the message by Reverend Alice Ann Glenn, as she shares her message on “Letting God Guide” us based on I Samuel 15:34 -16:13.


June 20th invites us to explore times such as these through the reading of II Corinthians 6:1-13.  How do we express the Grace of God which comes to us . . . in the midst of goodness and adversity?  How do we open wide our hearts?  We know sleepless nights and stressful situations.  How do we express generosity in our hearts?!

June 27th will offer two worship experiencesUMC Santa Cruz will focus its last Zoom Worship Service on Mark 5:21-42; ‘how does healing find its way to you?’ 

Our Annual Conference will offer the Service of Ordination and Commissioning, livestreamed, from 10-noon. Access for this service can be found on https://cnumc.org

Healing Hands