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three candles with flowers and bible
painting of Jesus smiling with the disciples
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Watsonville youth group
Large group of kids and adults with drums

In-Person Worship Sundays at 10:00am

229 Stanford Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

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Pastor John sitting by a lake

Welcome to God’s Church

Are you worried you’re not good enough, holy enough, or sanctified enough to come to the church? You’re not the only one. It’s a common mistake to think that way. The idea that I am only good and ready to come to church when I get my “$&!#” together is a fallacy. This is so far from the truth I don’t know where to begin. The truth is we will never really have it all together, at least not in this lifetime. The vicissitudes of life in constant flux doesn’t allow us the luxury of “having it all together” always.

The journey to God begins right where you find yourself in life. Where ever you are is the entry point. I am of the belief that the more human we become, the more divine we become, just as Jesus was fully human and fully divine. And to our amazement we discover that God loves and accepts us as who we are despite ourselves. And God invites us on a journey of becoming who we already are, fully human and fully divine.

The hardest step is taking that first step. Showing up for worship is one of the first steps of courage in undertaking a spiritual journey of transformation and wholeness. I want to personally invite you to Watsonville First United Methodist Church. It is not my church nor even our church. It’s God’s church. You will find a warm, loving community here ready to embrace you with open arms. I pray you join us on the journey!

Pastor John

God loves us all Dios nos ama a todos

We are a reconciling church. All are welcome here!