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

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:


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

 Passcode: 215225

 One tap mobile:

 +16699009128, 86886136567#, 0#, 215225# US (San Jose)

 +13462487799, 86886136567#, 0#, 215225# US (Houston)

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


 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



 Date and Time: 7PM (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25)

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Meeting ID:  868 8613 6567
Pass Code:  215225

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 “Are you interested in learning how to quiet your mind and become more centered in daily life? Are you feeling a desire to deepen your prayer or learn about Christian meditation? Centering prayer is a method of prayer, which prepares us to experience God’s presence within us. This practice is traditionally called contemplative prayer. It is the opening of the mind and heart—of one’s whole being—to God, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Please join us  on Saturday at 11 am (12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26) and enter into a deep and profound relationship with God.”


Voices of the Benefits of Centering Prayer


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 Meeting ID:  922 721 1738

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6-week Lenten Study starting on Thursday, Feb 18th at 7 pm

 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Promotional video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Ulwkx7NnY&feature=emb_logo

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Meeting ID: 868 8613 6567

Passcode: 215225

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 +16699009128, 86886136567#,,,,*215225# US (San Jose)


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) 




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:








– 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





– 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.

Upcoming events

Links to UMC

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