1-510-483-0606 1600 BANCROFT AVE SAN LEANDRO, CA 94577 office@fumcsl.org

First United Methodist Church San Leandro

Following Jesus with our Hearts and Hands

Serving San Leandro since 1853

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First United Methodist Church San Leandro is now accepting monthly or recurring donations securely and easily via Zelle. To enable Zelle donations, please set up with your bank and use the church’s donation email address: donate@fumcsl.org.  

Welcome!  Thanks for visiting our website! First United Methodist Church, San Leandro is a Christian community of love, following Jesus with our hearts and our hands. We believe that every person is a child of God.

All Sundays until the “shelter in place” is lifted we will “be church” remotely using ZOOM. Follow this link to both download the Zoom app before Worship and log into the ZOOM Worship via your computer:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86886136567?pwd=RFlLZG90eHQ3d09DRjVzNWMrY25NQT09

Once in, you will need the Meeting ID: 868 8613 6567

Passcode: 215225

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Meeting ID:

868 8613 6567#215225 

Find your local number:  https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcmhLZFiF

 

The First United Methodist Church of San Leandro (FUMCSL) seeks to follow Jesus with our hearts and hands.  We believe strongly with the prophet Micah who asked, “What does the Lord require of you?” and gave this response, “To seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:6-8) 

 

Therefore, First United Methodist Church of San Leandro stands in solidarity with those who have cried out for justice for Black lives, particularly in the aftermath of recent incidents, including the death of George Floyd by Minnesota Police Officers on May 25, 2020, and the death of Steven Taylor by San Leandro Police Officers on April 18, 2020.

 

In her sermon to the First UMC San Leandro congregaton on June 7, Rev. Myrna Bernadel-Huey stated the following: 

“We know that the way of peace is the way that leads to life.  And we know that the way to peace includes doing the groundwork of justice, so that people don’t feel that, specifically for them or for their group, peace is an unreachable goal. God calls us to live in such a way with each other that each of us can know that, ‘the God of love and peace [is] with us.’” (II Cor. 13:11)

 

As people of faith, we encourage the exploration of our collective responsibility to each other, particularly in these times.  Join us on this journey, by doing the following:

– Become better-informed and educated about the roots of racism and white supremacy in the history of the United States, and how you can help create a different future for our nation.

– Read statements from various United Methodist organizations and groups at the following links:

https://www.umc.org/

https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/black-lives-matter-to-god-and-united-methodist-women

https://sbc21.org/2020/06/04/let-us-breathe-a-clarion-call-for-the-church/

– View the following sermon and analysis:

– “The Cross and the Lynching Tree: Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery” – Sermon by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6985UG0Z3k

– “George Floyd and the Dominos of Racial Injustice,” by Trevor Noah:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6985UG0Z3k

– Join the FUMCSL United Methodist Women (UMW) in reading the book Six by Ten – Stories from Solitary, starting on Thursday, June 11, from 10-11 AM.  Please contact Council@fumcsl.org for additional dates and times. The reading group will conclude on Wednesday, July 8.

– Join our Wednesday Night Conversations on Faith and Life by Zoom, from 7-8 PM every Wednesday. Contact Office@fumcsl.org for the Zoom log/call-in information.

– Don’t be silent: add you voice to those of others who are speaking out at this time.

– Pray for peace, justice, and the eradication of the sin of racism from our systems and society.

For your consideration:

Gen. 50: 19-21  Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done; “the saving of many lives”. So don’t be afraid I will provide for you and your children.

Our journey is sometimes riddled with struggles and obstacles. We constantly look back at what we should have done. We look back when what we did is not Christ like. The principle here in Genesis is to find life, holiness and salvation by being in the place of God. Here at FUMC we know it is a personal journey but we assist you in finding that place.

Sunday Morning Schedule

  • Worship  9:30 am
  • Fellowship with refreshments after service 10:40 am
  • Children’s Sunday Bible story after Children’s time in worship.
  • Adult Christian education 11am
  • For more information about worship, visit our Prayer & Praise page.
  • For more information about Children’s and Adult education, visit our Study page.

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