Open Hands

August 2022 at the United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz

Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz, as we seek to be faithful to God by being fully inclusive.  We have open hearts, open minds, and open doors.  Join us as we deepen our resolve to share love generously.  This is a time for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with our neighbors and the world as we grow deeply in our faith. 

Join us as we Worship in August.    

We remain committed to offering a healthy and safe ministry in the midst of this COVID Pandemic, offering Hybrid Worship and Hybrid/Zoom Small Groups.  Check out our website for the latest information, and “Like Us” on Facebook!  Donate to the Kentucky Flood Relief via Pay Pal on our website.

Whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome to grow with us.

August 7th – Communion

Rainbow Cross
Open Hands

Luke 14:1, 7-14 invites us to ‘live humbly’.  What are the ways you live a humble life?  Do you open your hands in a stance of welcome . . . open to being filled?  Are you inviting your associates to live simply, so that others may simply live?  May we be ‘imitators of Jesus’ who welcomes those who are struggling to have a life of wholeness. . . .

August 14th

Isaiah 5:1-7 invites us to ‘sing a love song’ to God by being an example to others.  Are you a person of justice . . . so that one day we may faithfully respond to the cry of distress?!  Lynn Gill shares this painting of Tree to Tree: Sing Me A Song from Isaiah; Light of Nations Series.  Be the Light of God. . . .

Be the Light of God

August 21st

Share what you have

Luke 12:32-40 invites us to “fear not”! We are invited to share what we have and be in faithful ministry with those who are in need.  Be the lamp that burns brightly, ready to respond.  We have nothing to lose by sharing what God has so generously shared with us . . . .

Join us after worship for a short presentation from our leadership after worship about responding to our financial stewardship

August 28th

Jesus, according to Luke 13:10-17, shares willingness his ability to be a part of God’s healing ministry.  Jesus invites us to be prayerful concerned for the care of others . . . to affirm God’s loving vision, and to participate in helping to cure the brokenness of our world.  We are so in need of God’s healing touch!  Rejoice in being a healer as God’s Amazing Grace . . . .

Healing Touch

May we find the welcoming place of God together as we invite others to share the journey!