Registration is OPEN!
Oct. 1-3, 2021 @ Lazy W Ranch
23852 Hot Springs Canyon Rd. San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Hiking, yoga, small group Bible study, archery, outdoor worship, and a talent show! Memories for a lifetime. All ages are invited and encouraged. Cabin style accommodations, yummy meals.
Every Sunday 11:30 - 1:00
Sept 12-Oct 31
Recommended reading: Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore
September 12: Introduction: Pre-history - Pre-David
September 19: David and Solomon’s Jerusalem
September 26: Post-Solomon to Rome
October 17: Jesus, the Early Church, and Jerusalem
October 24: Islam, The Crusades, and The Lost Periods
October 31: Zionism, The United Nations, and Today.
Questions to email@example.com.
Sunday, Sept. 26 @ 10am Clean Up Alley-ways
In the Cal-Heights neighborhood, there are a lot of alleyways that get littered with trash. We will be cleaning up the alleyway area near the Cal Heights UMC facility.
Where: Meet at the Cal Heights UMC parking lot. 3759 Orange Ave, Long Beach CA 90807 Street and lot parking available.
What to Bring: Nitrile gloves and/or leather gardening gloves, grabbers, trash bags.
Note: Please plan to wear a mask while we work together as we endeavor to “Do No Harm.” Also, do come prepared with protective gloves and grabbers if you have them. There is quite a lot of trash (ewww!)
On Servant Sunday, we gather together as the church, receive the sacrament of communion and pray, and then serve as Christ would. All ages and stages are welcome and invited. Other servant Sunday’s are scheduled for Oct. 17 and Nov. 14.
Please Sign up to help: https://www.beingthechurchlb.org
A Brave Space discussion and review of the Netflix documentary, "Pray Away", Monday, September 27, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm
The Netflix documentary “Pray Away” profiles several people who, in the public sphere and in the context of Christianity-cloaked “conversion therapy,” peddled the idea that homosexuality could be changed, and who now regret the suffering they caused.
Participants should watch the film in preparation for the discussion.
We recognize that the subject matter of this documentary can be hard to watch. If you find before, during, or after watching you need to speak with someone or would like support or someone to watch with, please contact Pastor Doug. firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplementing our city’s fixed locations that support houseless persons with provisions and services, the Being the Church Movement churches are working together on a mobile ministry. We deliver food and supplies directly to houseless persons.
We are all incredibly grateful for the donations gathered by the Groundlings campers and our churches this summer! Generosity overflowed, generating over 600 bottles of water, and an abundance of socks, blankets, and pet food.
Our team made two deliveries in July to the tent encampments of the east side of the LA River near downtown delivering care bags consisting of socks, bottles of water, toilet paper, and hygiene kits. Others delivered a hot meal.
Our next date is to take food, jackets, water, blankets, toilet paper towels, and cleaning supplies on Sept 25. You can help with your time or donations in this growing and ongoing ministry.
For more information about volunteering or needed donations, contact Rebecca, ministry coordinator email@example.com
We are excited about the opportunity to bring back Food Truck Friday in the Cal Heights Parking Lot. We have missed being able to gather together in fellowship. We need your help to make it happen! Volunteers are needed in three areas;
Contact Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to volunteer.
We are excited to be in ministry with the residents of Bixby Towers. Join us every-other Monday for music, devotion, and fellowship. Volunteers are needed simply to be in worship and fellowship with Bixby Towers residents.
1st and 3rd Monday at 2:00 pm in Tower A.
Have questions or want to get involved, email Pastor Doug email@example.com
Cal Heights in committed to supporting our youth and young people to grow in their faith through camp! This includes SSP, Conference Camps, youth trips, and other ministries. Camperships have long been a tradition at Cal Heights as people sponsor those attending the trips go help make them affordable for all. In the past these funds have been short-term assistance raised on a trip-by-trip basis. This year, as we head into a new future, we are asking for your help in two areas:
Thank you for your generosity in helping our children, youth, and young adults experience the joys and life-transforming spirit of camping here at CHUMC. Contact Pastor Doug for more information.
The Cal Heights Drama Club has been sharing the joys of musical theater with children ages 4-14 for over 10 years! We've moved to an online format due to COVID and are currently developing a new format, preparing kids for solos and soliloquy! The new format will allow kids to learn more about how to sing, act, and do a little choreography as they work with our director's to create an individualized experience and a group "variety show" later this Fall. Contact us for more information at PastorDoug@calheightsumc.org
Many have been expressing a desire to see and connect with people during this time of quarantine. We here at the church can provide a safe and sanitary place for people to gather in a socially-distanced atmosphere for groups under eight people. These groups would have the opportunity to explore areas of faith, history, scripture, and service as they meet on a regular basis for spiritual socializing and discussion. These small groups have been a hallmark of Weslyan churches from the very beginning of the Methodist movement and are so vitally important in today's isolated climate. Click on the button below to sign-up and then we'll help groups coordinate their meeting times and discussions.
Over the last couple months a small group of CHUMC leaders has been gathering online to discuss and discern the direction that God would have us move in ministry. We believe that God is still active in today's church and that God will guide us to meet the needs of our community as we pray, listen, and reflect together. WE CAN USE YOUR HELP!!!
You can help this group of people discern God's call for our congregation by sharing your thoughts and reflections on the following three questions:
1) Who are we (CHUMC) now? Not who have we been. Not what have we been good at. Who are we right now, today?
2) Who are our neighbors now? This is about who the people around us are--their needs, their likes and dislikes, their age and interests.
3) What is God calling us to do now? This is the most important question for us to move forward as a congregation. If God is calling us to meet the needs of our community and bring the grace of God to them through ministry, what will that look like?
Click on the link below to send us a note of your thoughts and reflections on these three questions. IT WILL REALLY HELP