Claremont United Methodist Church
Contact Our Pastors and Church Office
Our new toll-free phone number: 844-251-6335
New email addresses are now in use!
• Mark Wiley — email@example.com
—Lead Pastor, phone 909-624-9021 ext 224
• Martha Morales — firstname.lastname@example.org
—Associate Pastor, phone 909-624-9021 ext 231
• Jessica Johnston, MDiv — email@example.com
—Church Administrator, phone 909-624-9021
Our “.org” email addresses have been closed.
Sunday Worship on Sundays after Easter
• 9:30 a.m
• children leave from worship
• adults ~ 10:30 a.m.
Children's Music Program
• ~10:30 a.m.
Calling ALL Parents / Caregivers / Families / Others **
• ~ 10:50 a.m.
Other Weekly Events
•Choirs, Music, Dance & Theater programs for children & adults
•Study & Fellowship Groups
•Preschool for ages 2-5
•Service & Social Witness Events
** Calling ALL Parents/Caregivers / Families / Others!
Let’s gather on Sunday mornings at 10:50! All adults (those who have children and those who don't) are invited to join us on the patio (outside the Narthex) to eat, fellowship, discuss, chat, lament … COME and we will figure out together how to make our time together meaningful. Contact: Sara Swift Tharp firstname.lastname@example.org
United Methodist Board of Church and Society Opposes Military at U.S.-Mexico Border Click link to see full statement.
Board opposes military at U.S.-Mexico border—
calls on United Methodists to advocate against policy, stand with asylum seekers.
Oct. 29, 2018
Contact: Warren Gill, email@example.com
WASHINGTON — The board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church adopted the following statement at its meeting Oct. 24-26, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.
“We, the directors of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, are gathered this week in San Antonio, Texas. During our meeting, we focused on the impact of the U.S. government’s zero tolerance policy on migrant families seeking asylum and communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. A delegation of four of our members traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand the root causes of migration, the right to asylum and the criminalization of migrants.
"Our delegation heard stories of men, woman and children fleeing violence and corruption in their home countries of Honduras, Cuba and Zimbabwe. Traveling by foot across the International Gateway Bridge border from Matamoros, Mexico, to Brownsville, Texas, they passed through the metering checkpoint where, on a daily basis, migrants seeking asylum are turned away and forced to wait — a violation of the U.S. commitments under the Geneva Conventions. Our delegation met with the staff of the Federal Public Defenders office in McAllen, Texas and learned about the trauma inflicted on children who were separated from their families, as well as the massive taxpayer resources that continue to be used to prosecute the misdemeanor crime of crossing the border.
"All of the faith, nonprofit, and government leaders our delegation met shared great concern and fear about U.S. troops being deployed in response to the group of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S.-Mexico border.
"We were, therefore, alarmed to learn that the administration will most likely send U.S. troops to the U.S-Mexico border.
"The United Methodist Church is resolved “as followers of Jesus, to work to eliminate racism and violence directed toward newly arriving migrants to the United States.” Further, we “denounce and oppose the rise of xenophobic, racist, and violent reactions against migrants in the United States, and support all efforts to build relationships among people, instead of building walls among diverse ethnicities and cultures.” (2016 United Methodist Book of Resolutions, 3281 “Welcoming the migrant in the US”)
"Guided by this social teaching of our church, empowered by the scriptural mandate to welcome the stranger and sojourner (e.g., Exodus 22:21, Leviticus 19:34, Matthew 25:35, and Hebrews 13:20), and emboldened by our shared experience at the border:
"— We oppose the decision by the U.S. government to send U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
"— We call on our fellow United Methodists to contact their elected officials and the U.S. Department of Defense to express their opposition to U.S. troop deployment at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"— We call on our fellow United Methodist to prayerfully and peacefully rally, march and protest in solidarity with our brother and sisters seeking asylum and refuge.
"— We call on our fellow United Methodists to bear witness by being present in immigration courts and visiting immigration detention centers.
"— We call on our fellow United Methodists to pray for all those affected and build communities who welcome migrants with compassion and grace.”
The General Board of Church and Society is the social justice, advocacy and peace-building arm of The United Methodist Church.
United Methodist News Service features story about Rose Schneeberger and Claremont UMC.
The Power of One
Posted on October 5, 2018
A lesson in directing righteous anger into productive action
As reports of migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents dominated the news, the pulpit, and every conversation this past summer, Rose Schneeberger of Covina, California, grappled with her feelings of sorrow, bewilderment and anger.
“It was malicious. It was cruel,” Rose says, shaking her head. “I would never have imagined seeing something like this in America.”
Rose arrived in the U.S. in 1969 from Barranquilla, Colombia. She married an American, became a U.S. citizen, and was a proud and active member of her community. But Rose had a younger sister, an attorney in Colombia, at a time when the powerful drug cartels began targeting judges and attorneys for assassination. This sister sought asylum in the U.S. in 2005.
“My sister was lucky that she had family here, people who were able to help her financially and support her,” Rose says. “But now we are putting people in jail just for asking for asylum. They are not criminals. They are scared for their lives and the lives of their children.”
“I’m an immigrant myself,” says Rose Schneeberger. “This issue is close to my heart.” One day, as Rose sat in church, listening to the preaching, she suddenly decided she had heard enough. “Being angry was not helping anybody,” she says. “I had to do something.”
Although Rose has been a member of the United Methodist Church for 42 years, she did not know about the JFON network of immigration legal service providers—not until she began looking for the best way to help separated families at the border.
“Once I saw the cross and flame, I knew JFON was okay,” she says. “A project of UMCOR? Say no more.”
Rose called us this week to tell us she has raised $10,000 from her own congregation at Claremont United Methodist Church. She raised another $2,500 from her local Kiwanis club. And she’s reaching out to other congregations, other community organizations, and to anyone she can find. Rose is on a mission, an indefatigable force for good, and she’s not taking “no” for an answer.
I’m just getting started,” she says, smiling.
As of Monday, September 24, there are still 403 migrant children who remain separated from their parents.
Thanks to all who helped with or Sixteenth Immigration Clinic — Saturday 17 November 2018!
"#GiveUMC" — Tuesday, November 27
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, it kicks off the charitable giving season.
This year, consider a gift to Safe Communities Project (SACOP), United Methodist Advance Project no. 3021538. SACOP is directed by CST alum, and former member of Claremont UMC, Mazvita Machinga, PhD.
Your gift to this project supports children, youth, and young people living with HIV, albinism, and hydrocephalus in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Visit [www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/ Search-for-Projects/Projects/3021538](www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/ Search-for-Projects/Projects/3021538) to give online, or you can write a check to Claremont UMC with “SACOP” in the memo line.
UMCOR stands ready to help those facing disaster.
As thousands flee wildfires in California,
UMCOR is in close conversation with the disaster response coordinators of the California-Pacific and California-Nevada Conferences of The United Methodist Church.
UMCOR is already actively engaged in California in response to previous wildfires and we anticipate supporting both conferences as they identify and respond to the needs of the populations affected by the current wildfires.
We pray for the safety of the firefighters and first responders as well as those evacuating their homes. UMCOR stands ready to support the response of the conferences with relief kits, Early Response Teams, and funding.
Please join us through prayer and generous support.