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 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Pastor, phone 909-624-9021 ext 224
• Martha Morales — email@example.com
Associate Pastor, phone 909-624-9021 ext 231
• Jessica Johnston, MDiv — firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Administrator, phone 909-624-9021
Our “.org” email addresses have been closed.
• 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 email@example.com
Next Immigration Clinic This Week! — April 29, 2017
Toolkit for "No Such Law" emphasis of the Reconciling Ministries Network is available.
This emphasis is in preparation for the Judicial Council hearing April 25-28 in Newark, NJ, of a request for a "declaratory judgment" on the legality of the process by which Bishop Karen Oliveto was elected from the clergy membership of the California-Nevada Annual Conference by the Western Jurisdiction to its College of Bishops as the first openly gay bishop of the United Methodist Church.
You can download the complete "toolkit" for congregations which calls congregations to prayer on Sunday, April 23, 2017, for an inclusive decision which will not reverse the Jurisdiction's election of its newest bishop.
CUMC-supported missionary Stephen Copley, with other UMs, speaks out against Arkansas death penalty.
It’s World Malaria Day (April 26).
“The World Health Organization has chosen Ghana, Kenya and Malawi as the countries where the world's first malaria vaccine will be tested next year on young children. The injectable vaccine, known as RTS,S, or Mosquirix, was developed by the British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline. The test will be conducted on babies and toddlers, aged 5 to 17 months. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. WHO said in a statement the pilot program "will assess the feasibility of delivering the required four doses of RTS,S, the vaccine's potential role in reducing childhood deaths, and its safety in routine use.“
New from "Religion and Race": Religion and Race Announces 2017 CORR Action Fund Grant
April 20, 2017
Elizabeth Sholes writes:
California Church IMPACT is joining with Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity to send a powerful message to our Governor and State Legislators.
Please Sign and Circulate this California Faith Leaders Sign on Letter. (e.g. lay and professional congregational, spiritual and religious leaders)
We have 5 days to collect 100+ signatures!
"Do you not wish that God should forgive you?" (Quran 24:22)
Faith Sign-On Letter to Governor Brown & CA State Legislature A Call to Compassion, Courage & Common Humanity
Click Here to Sign on
Message of the Letter:
"Our faith traditions not only have a special protection and care of the migrant, but also the deep values of forgiveness and compassion for those who were formerly incarcerated. Our faith traditions call out the possibility for transformation and redemption, mercy and restorative justice.
"Let them forgive and overlook: do you not wish that God should forgive you? For God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Quran 24:22, Islam)
"I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you visited me." (Matthew 25:35-40, Christianity)
"When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt, I am the Lord your God." (Leviticus 19:33-34, Judaism)
We ask for your support for SB 54 and SB 6 and final legislation that will be as strong and as inclusive of all California immigrants targeted by the aggressive, rogue and inhumane deportation policies. We are disconcerted by the harmful discourse and potential amendments that would leave out from these important protections those most targeted by immoral and indiscriminate federal deportation policies.
We urge you to uphold your moral and ethical courage to stand on the side of righteousness and justice, forgiveness and redemption. Immigrants who are formerly incarcerated deserve to be reunited with their families and communities just like any other returning resident, and not deported. [click here to read full letter]
We call on religious leaders of all traditions to add your name to this letter.
Add your signature here.
Now more than ever our voice is needed!
Amplify the sound with us! Join us today!
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Nor. CA office: 310 8th St. #310, Oakland, CA 94607
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The General Commission on Religion and Race
of The United Methodist Church
again invites you to “Vital Conversations” beginning February 7, 2017.
of The United Methodist Church
again invites you to “Vital Conversations” beginning February 7, 2017.
— a 14 part series designed to spark grassroots engagement and features study guides for each video talk that help small groups and individuals delve deeper into social issues.
The presenters are aged 35 or younger and are activists, theologians, preachers, musicians, dancers, seminarians, and business entrepreneurs from Africa, Germany and the US. Each talks about the search for arenas that welcome, respect and engage expressions of faith, spirituality, ideals and community action.
Upcoming Conversations for #vitalconvo with the UMC's General Commission on Religion and Race
• Welcoming Refugees in Germany with Sarah Schulz on March 21, 2017.
• Bridging Cultural Gaps through Music and Worship with Joseph Kye on Tuesday, April 18., 2017.
• Coming Out as Lesbian to My Traditional Congregation with Nia Shand on May 16, 2017.
• Welcoming New People to Church and Asking “Where are You From?” with Brittany Jackson Brown. Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
• Welcoming Differently-abled People in Church Tuesday, July 18, 2017 with Takura Farera.
• Being Bilingual in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand It Tuesday, August 15 with Prisca Rodriguez.
• Mistaking Urban Decay for “Blackness” September 19 with Brittany Campagna.
• How to Engage Children and Youth using Rap and Hiphop Tuesday, October 17 with Bryan Eason.
• The Kind of Church I Want to Pastor Tuesday, November 14 with Jon Petty.
• How the Church Must Embrace Refugees and Immigrants Tuesday, December 12 with M. Jeanette Iman’ishimwe.
• Correlation Between Environmental Racism and Gentrification in Urban Areas Tuesday, January 16, 2018 with Rev. Tyler Sit and Adam Haugeberg.
• Helping White Christians Understand and Support BlackLivesMatter Tuesday, February 6, 2018 with Rev. Jasper Peters.
United Methodist Women acknowledge guns factor into domestic violence
Our Mission Statement
- We nurture one another on our spiritual journeys.
- We work for peace and justice.
- We serve others and God’s creation.
—Adopted by CUMC Church Council, 2009
We are part of the CalPac Conference
We are a Sanctuary Congregation
Since we are called by God to seek justice for all people and to provide food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, hospitality for the sojourner, and aid for those in great need;
Since large numbers of persons from war-torn lands are now seeking refuge in our country from persecution, imprisonment, or death;
Since the right[s] of such refugees are recognized by the highest ideals of this nation as expressed in the 1968 ratification by the United States Senate of the United Nations protocol relating to refugees, and again in our Refugee Act of 1980;
Since the 1984 General Conference of the United Methodist Church stated, "We will...be supportive of and encourage churches in the United States that provide sanctuary;"
And since, in speaking of Christians engaged in the sanctuary movement, our own bishop, Jack M. Tuell, said. "We believe these brothers and sisters are acting out of Christian love and compassion. They are doing this service in non-violent and open ways, and we fully support them;"
Therefore, we stand with churches throughout the country in publicly declaring that it is the policy of the Claremont United Methodist Church to provide sanctuary, insofar as we are able, to refugees who are recommended to us by denominational or ecumenical agencies, and who are fleeing from persecution or violence in Central America and elsewhere. We define sanctuary for such refugees as providing shelter, sustenance, and assistance in other personal and family problems they may face in relationship to their new environment and the regulations of our government This we consider an obligation laid upon us by the Christian faith we profess.
We uphold the right of individuals within the church to follow their consciences in either going beyond or dissenting from the stand here taken by the church as a whole. We hold all such individuals in love and respect and we rejoice in the deeper ties that unite us in Christian devotion.
(Resolution passed by the membership of the Claremont United Methodist Church on April 21, 1985.)
We are a Reconciling Congregation
We Affirm God’s Covenant with the Jewish People
Furthermore, we state that anti-Judaism in ail forms should be universally condemned. We ask forgiveness for past sins and persecutions against the Jewish people. We pray that old barriers to communication and understanding will be removed and that the relationships of this church with the congregation of the local Jewish community will be enhanced.
Approved by the Administrative Board, 1/19/1993.
As part of the United Methodist Church we Respect Islam and Oppose Discrimination against Muslims.
- To oppose demagoguery, manipulation, and image making that seeks to label Arabs and Muslims in a negative way;
- To counter stereotypical and bigoted statements made against Muslims and Islam, Arabs and Arabic culture;
- To increase knowledge of neighbor by study and personal contact that yield a greater appreciation of the Muslim and Arabic contributions to society;
- To act decisively to include Arabs and Muslims in interfaith and community organizations;
- To pray for the perfection of community among us and to participate fully in the process of bringing it into being; and
- To publicly denounce through statements from the Council of Bishops and the General Board of Church and Society current practices that discriminate against this community.”