Archive for Watsonville Special Event

I Will Not Let You Go! w/Communion Online Gathering

It’s time for communion and another Watsonville First Online Gathering on YouTube and Facebook, linked at this website. This week we’re focusing on Jacob wrestling through the night in Genesis 32:22-31, with the theme: “I Will Not Let You Go!” We’ve also got new special guests and surprises in store. Be sure to get your bread and juice ready–or whatever food you have at hand, so you can join in.

As the words for communion so aptly put it: “Among the living you made and called humankind imprinting upon us your image, to be bearers of your glory in the world.  Though we failed to shine, and hid your image within us, you continued to call us into fellowship with you and to fulfill your mission for us through prophets, scriptures, priests, and a people you redeemed for yourself.”
  
What are you wrestling with this week?  God’s calling!  How will we answer?  Let’s worship God together in the name of Jesus Christ! 

Second Harvest Food Giveaway Food for Families

Dear Ones:

Our church is part of an ongoing program where we normally distribute fresh food for families on the first Thursday of each month, in partnership with our local Second Harvest Food Bank.  (AR & Fred Pointer oversee this program for us!)  

However, back on April 2, the 35 families waiting in our back parking lot that day got nothing, because the food bank ran out of food!  To remedy this, Second Harvest has agreed to provide us with 70 bags of fresh produce TODAY April 23 at our church, for pickup by families at 4:30 pm.  Our Watsonville NETworX Coordinators led by Angelica Martinez are leading the effort, and safe distancing protocols will be in place.  We’re asking folks to please patiently wait in line in the back parking lot inside your vehicle, and groceries will be put in your trunk until we run out. 

Please let anyone know who is experiencing food shortage or financial difficulties about this.  If they’re unable to make it, the Food Bank will also be giving out food at the fairgrounds tomorrow (Friday, April 24) beginning at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville.  

Thank you for your consideration and help, and please keep us and our community in your prayers!   

Blessings,

Pastora Robin

 

 

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

 

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 2019 // Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones 2019

Vision of Paradise Garden // La Visión del Paraíso

Vision of Paradise Garden 

 at 229 Stanford St.

REGISTRATION DAY

Do you want to grow fresh vegetables for your family?

Mesa Verde Gardens has a plot for you, only $8 a month!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

10 AM – 12 PM

85 NIELSON ST, WATSONVILLE
(831) 288-2459

La Visión del Paraíso

en 229 Stanford St.

DÍA DE REGISTRACION

Quiere cultivar verduras frescas para su familia?

Mesa Verde Gardens tiene un espacio para usted, solo $8 al mes!

domingo, 26 de marzo de 2017

10 AM – 12 PM

85 NIELSON ST, WATSONVILLE

(831) 288-2459

Holy Walkamolies (Santo Caminando/Walking Saints)

Holy Walkamolies Takes on
The Hearst Castle
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Group Tour Tickets
Adults $22.50
Children (5-11) $10.80
Under 5 is Free

The Holy Walkamolies is going on a trip to visit the historic Hearst Castle and we would love for you to join us. We are going to join the “Cottages and Kitchen Tour” which features the most personal rooms of the property and practical sides of the Castle. The highlights of the tour includes the original Wine Cellar, Casa del Monte, Casa del Mar, the Kitchen, Gardens, Neptune Pool and Roman Pool. We would like to reserve the tickets in advance to take advantage of the group rates. Don’t miss your chance, sign up now! Payment is due by February 22nd. Financial support is also available through the Watsonville First United Methodist Church’s outreach program.

“Holy Walkamolies” (Santo Caminando/Walking Saints)
Aceptan el Reto del Castillo Hearst
sábado, 11 de marzo, 2017 

Entrada de Grupos
Adultos $22.50
Niños (5-11) $10.80
Menos de 5 años es Gratis

Los “Holy Walkamolies” (Santos Caminando/Walking Saints) van a hacer un viaje para visitar el histórico castillo de Hearst y nos encantaría que se uniera a nosotros. Vamos a unirnos al “Tour de Casas y Cocina,” que cuenta con las habitaciones más personales de la propiedad y los lados más prácticos del Castillo. Lo más destacado de la gira incluye la bodega original, Casa del Monte, Casa del Mar, la Cocina, los Jardines, la Piscina de Neptuno y la Piscina Romana. Nos gustaría reservar las entradas con anticipación para aprovechar las tarifas de grupo. ¡No pierda su oportunidad, regístrese ahora! El pago debe realizarse antes del 22 de febrero. Apoyo financiero también está disponible a través del programa de alcance de la Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida de Watsonville. 

Watsonville Music Program//Watsonville: Programa de Música

 Winter/Spring 2017
January 22th – March 26th

Sunday Music
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1st through 6th grade
Sing, Dance, Recorders, & Drums/Percussion 

Extremely affordable!

Invierno/Primavera 2017
22 de enero – 26 de marzo

Domingo de Música
2:00 – 4:00 de la tarde
1o hasta 6o grado
Canto, Baile, Flautas, & Tambores/Percusión

¡Muy accesible!

Community Day 2017 // Día de la comunidad 2017

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!