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May 2023 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 seek to build relationships with spiritual depth, reaching out to the world.   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!

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

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May 7 – Communion – John 14:1-14

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As the Season of Easter continues, Jesus is in the process of departing the followers with the anticipation of a Comforter … the Holy Spirit.  Jesus asks us to live faithful lives…’divine’ lives … living lives of sacred service to one another and the world.  Might we be able to ‘change the world’ by living lives where “the Jesus in me meets the Jesus in you”?!  May the world experience such Godly Living!  Let us be this example!  (Zoom participants, please remember your ‘holy snack’!) 

May 14 – John 14:15-21

John 14:15-21 reminds us to be faithful and loving by living the life lessons Jesus teaches us.  We are the Easter People, called to live lives of faithful service.  And Jesus reminds us that as we live such lives, the Spirit of Love will infuse us with spiritual power.  May we listen to God, live the life Jesus teaches us, and be empowered to share acts of faith with our brothers and sisters in the world.  So much love to share with our needy world … what are we waiting for?!

May 21 – Luke 24:44-53

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Luke 24:44-53 reminds us that if we are mindful, we can pray and listen for the message of Jesus in our hearts and minds and spirits.  As we “wait” for the infusion of God’s Spirit with our spirits, we can keep faithful, open, and eagerly wait for the work that is calling us forward!  May we be “on the look-out” for ways to serve God and our neighbors, so that health and goodness may be grown in our world!

Join us for a ‘Farewell Potluck’ for Pastor Jay and Joseph.

May 28 – Pentecost – Acts 2:1-21

… the gift of the Spirit empowers us this day!  Catch the Fire … Be Renewed … Allow your Spirit to be ‘Aflame’ with Goodness and Mercy.  Show such faith through your daily living … to God and one another!  Consider reading the Pentecost Story of Acts 2 in your native language in Worship!  Let this be an awesome and spirited day filled with warm fiery colors! 


May you find the welcoming place of God by inviting others to share in this journey of the Spirit!