Archive for adoración

Peace with Justice Online Gathering with Chief David Honda

Dear Ones:

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We are celebrating “Peace with Justice,” Sunday for our Online Gathering on both our Facebook and YouTube pages. It’s a timely subject. I say, let’s get real with our faith.

My message includes an exclusive interview with David Honda, Chief of the Watsonville Police Department.

We talk about the tragic death of George Floyd, police violence, peaceful protests vs. looting, defunding the police, taking a knee and more.

I hope you’ll join us.

Yours in Christ,
Pastora Robin

 

A Compass & Native American Ministries Sunday Online Gathering

Dear Ones:

We are excited to update you on our latest Online Gathering, slated to premiere this Sunday, April 26, at 10:00 am.  See the links on this website for easy access.  But I have a question first.  Do you have a compass? 

You know, one of those little dealies you might have used as a Boy or Girl Scout, to find your way around in the woods? 

These days, most of us don’t have an actual compass sitting around the house.  But there are plenty of ’em in the App store of your smartphone.  They’re free and easy to use, and they help us figure out the 4 directions: North, East, South and West.  

HINT: If you’d like to join me this Sunday, please use your compass to determine the directions at your home before we start.  There’s a special blessing in store for you, and you’ll be able to join right in.  

I’m also thinking maybe we need to make better use of our spiritual compass, too.   United Methodist Pastor Charley Reeb puts it this way: “A compass always points to magnetic north to help us travel in the right direction. The good news is Jesus gave us “true north” in his teachings. When we are lost and confused all we have to do is remember Jesus’ most important lesson and we can get on the right path again.”  That sounds good to me!

This week in our Online Gathering we celebrate Native American Ministries, one of the special offerings taken in United Methodist Churches to benefit Native people and their communities within our denomination.   But that’s not all.  My Native American friend Derrick Rainbow will be sharing a special prayer with us, too.  Plus, there’s beautiful music and messages brought to you by our Worship Team.  It’s definitely a group effort, and we hope you’ll come.  Can’t make it Sunday?  That’s okay too, as our Online Gatherings are posted on Facebook and YouTube, giving you plenty of time to find us.   See you soon!

Peace,

Pastora Robin

“It is time for humanity to reset our spiritual compass from self-centeredness to other-centeredness.” Bernice King

 

 

The Celebration Continues! Join us for our Earth Day Sunday Online Gathering

Dear Ones:

Writer Robert Frost once said, “The people I am most afraid of are the people who are scared.”  We know what happens when people act from a place of fear.  Just look at the world today—it’s scary!  Admittedly, there’s more than enough to be afraid of.  In a pandemic, anything can happen.  

The question is, how do we cope?  How can we keep on going when so many things we’ve always relied on seem to be falling apart before our very eyes?  To put it another way, how can believers like us face our fears?  How can we move towards peace and healing even in times like this?  And where oh where is our courage? 

That of course is where God comes in.  Whatever way you want to describe it—a Higher Power, Creator of the Universe, mysterious and Almighty Yahweh, or Holy Spirit—we believers know that the buck doesn’t stop with us.  We know deep in our hearts where we belong, and that is together.   That’s the only way I know to face our fears.

And you know what else?  Even now, we trust that God is here.  

This Sunday, our celebration continues!  Join us for our Earth Day Sunday Online Gathering on April 19th, premiering at 10:00 am.  You won’t want to miss it.  As always, it can be viewed later on our Facebook or YouTube pages–just search the name of the church: Watsonville First United Methodist.  To make it easier to find, just go to our website.  One click and you’re there!  

Plus, there’s one more “first” for us.  Our talented website developer has added a “Donate” button to our website.  When it’s time to give your tithes and offerings, we’re here to help.  Check it out online at our church website, below.  And see you soon!

Yours in Christ,

Pastora Robin

 

We’re Almost Ready for Our Easter Online Gathering April 12

Dear Ones:

We’re almost ready for our Easter Online Gathering, featuring our talented worship team and musical guests!

But that’s not all. Over the past two days, we’ve given away 65 lilies to local church families plus our Watsonville NETworX families, along with over 440 plastic Easter eggs, candies, and the written story of Easter for kids in English and Spanish, for those with children in the home.

This was one special Holy Saturday I can tell you!

Premiering at 10:00 am, all of our Sunday morning Online Gatherings can also be viewed later on our Facebook Page or YouTube. To make it easier to find them, both our Facebook and YouTube pages are now linked to this website! One click and you’re there. 

I can barely wait! See you then.

Yours in Christ,

Pastora Robin

Online Gathering Sunday

Now more than ever we need the love of God. Please join us on Sunday at 10 am for a special Online Gathering as we learn to worship God in a new and exciting way. Don’t miss it! 

Vacation Bible School 2017 // Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones 2017

Vacation Bible School

June 12th – 16th
Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 8:00 am
Celebration: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool through 6th grade

Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones

12 hasta 16 de junio
Lunes a viernes
Desayuno: 8:00 am
Celebración: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Prescolares hasta 6o grado

 

Christmas Eve Service // Servicio de nochebuena

Christmas Eve Service
Servicio de nochebuena

December 24, 2016
24 de diciembre de 2016
5:00 pm

Worship service every Sunday at 10:00 am
Servicio de adoración todos los domingos a las 10:00 de la mañana.
All welcome! // ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

El Día de los Muertos 2016 // Day of the Dead 2016

Join us in worship as we celebrate All Saints’ Day & El Día de los Muertos // Day of the Dead.

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This year, we have again created an altar to honor those who have gone before us in the faith.  Based on the traditional Mexican holiday, we will incorporate your photographs, flowers and mementos into our display.  Let us remember our family, and friends, who were important to us in our faith journey.

Please drop off your mementos to display this week or during worship.

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Free Backpacks 2016 // Mochilas gratis 2016

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Sunday, August 14th after worship
Watsonville First United Methodist Church
229 Stanford St.

Your son/daughter must be present.
For more information call 724-4434

 ¡Mochilas gratis!

14 de agosto, domingo después del servicio de adoración
Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida de Watsonville
229 Stanford St.

Su niño/niña debe estar presente.
Para mas Información llame 724-4434

2016 Summer Music Programs // Verano 2016: Programas de Música

2016 Summer Music Programs
Verano 2016: Programas de Música
2016 Summer Music Program2016 Summer Music Program Revised