July 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!

Rainbow Cross

July 2 – Communion

Quenching a Thirst

Matthew 10:40-42

Jesus sees hospitality as central to our discipleship. We may continue to learn and grow in welcoming one another as Jesus accepted us.

July 9

Taking the Yoke

Matthew 11:25-30

On the path of a disciple, we are learning to grow in our relationships with Christ and with the community. It begins when we take the yoke.

July 16

Seeds in the Dirt

Matthew13:1-9, 18-23

We are asked to imagine fruitfulness and then to work for that in the whole ministry of the church.

July 23

Shine like the Sun

Genesis 28:10-18

We never know who we might see shining like the sun. We are learning to imagine a new reality where even flawed humans, like ourselves, can be disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

July 30

Hidden and Mixed In

We prefer the obvious. We like to be sure. But faith is something else indeed. Hebrews 11:1 reminds us that faith “is the conviction of things not seen.” Not seen? Like a treasure hidden in a field, or like yeast mixed in the flour, hidden and mixed in. That’s how grace works.