Claremont UMC
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
We have begun a period of transition to a new webspace provider. Please accept my apologies for any interruption in access to these pages which may occur in the process.
— Jim Dwyer, acting webmaster <- Click to email me. 
 
 
 
Behold! A new thing is happening at ClaremontUMC.info! Don't expect to see much yet, but a start has been made to develop a new, hopefully more user-friendly, website!
 
 
 
 Season of Lent
February 18 – April 4
 
Holy Week and Easter
March 29 - April 5
 
Season of Eastertide
April 5 (Easter) - May 24 (Pentecost)
 
 
                           
 
 
 
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: 

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are an inclusive community, responding to God’s love and grace.

  • We nurture one another on our spiritual journeys.
  • We work for peace and justice.
  • We serve and God’s creation.

Together we seek God’s creative transformation of the world and of individual hearts. 

—Adopted by CUMC Church Council, 2009 
 
WE ARE A RECONCILING CONGREGATION:
As faithful disciples of Jesus and His teachings, we advocate for the full inclusion and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in the church and community.
 
WE ARE PART OF THE CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:

The Cal Pac UMC vision statement: "Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love."

 

For updates on the current series of Sunday evening lectures of the "Agenda for a Prophetic Faith" (part of "Progressive Christians Uniting") check their website at faithagenda.info or agendaforapropheticfaith.com.

 

 Terry's Photos

Holy Week and Easter Schedule
March 29 - April 6
 
March 29 —
Palm/Passion Sunday Worship — 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Liturgy of the Palms: Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Liturgy of the Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16;
Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)

Worship begins with the grand entrance into Jerusalem and ends looking toward the passion of Jesus Christ.

The children & youth are invited to gather on the patio at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to begin the Palm Processional. They will enter the sanctuary waving palm branches with shouts of Hosanna! 

April 2 —
Maundy Thursday Worship — 7:00 p.m.

Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19;
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

The service includes the Sacrament of Holy Communion and stripping of the sanctuary. Childcare for infants and toddlers will be provided. 

April 3 —
Good Friday Worship —7:00 p.m.

Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42

Tenebrae: A service of darkness. Worship will feature a reading of the Passion Story interspersed with a variety of Passion hymns. Candles are extinguished as the reading leads to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Childcare for infants and toddlers will be provided.

Claremont Interfaith Council Community Good Friday Service: details are coming soon! 

April 5 — 
Easter Sunday Worship — 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Immigrant Welcoming Congregations EventActs 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8

Festival worship services, with Easter music by CUMCs various choirs, brass, bells, and organ.
Childcare for infants and toddlers will be provided at both worship services. 

Check out this

tabular view of six years of nativity scenes by artist John Zachary on our church lawn.

  


 

Advent montage

 
 Advent Workshop