Join us for the first Sunday of 2016. January 3rd at 10:30 AM our Sunday morning worship service will include time to reflect over 2015 and all that we are grateful for as well as those things we want to learn from and put behind us. We will also have the opportunity to commit to spiritual disciplines that lead to enjoying God and loving our neighbors in the coming year. This is the year to shine!
We will continue our rotation of joining with our neighbors to celebrate the birth of Christ with prayers, carols, and retelling the ancient story. This year we will be at Grace Baptist Church, on the corner of San Fernando and S. 10th St., San Jose. The service will include organ music and a Children's Story. All ages are welcome. We will close the service with passing the candlelight and singing Silent Night.
Our work in the South University Neighborhood will soon benefit from information gathered by student surveyors. SJSU Urban Planning students will launch from St. Paul's onto the streets of downtown to go door-to-door and receive information from residents. They hope to hear of both assets and needs in the area as well as get an overall impression of how the people who live here feel about their neighborhood. St. Paul's will then be part of implementing responses alongside our neighbors to make this a great place for all to live.
We entered this work through our many years of lay members providing faith community representation on the neighborhood Council. Then we stepped into a need to provide events and community in our local park. This brought us into relationship with CommUniverCity and many SJSU students and faculty who want to bring education from the classroom into practice.
We hope all of our neighbors will receive the students warmly and will participate in this opportunity that may provide needed information as we move forward.
Welcome to new students and welcome back to returning Spartans! We are glad to be your neighbor here in downtown San Jose. We host a variety of campus events here at St. Paul's as well as opportunities to serve within the community. Some of these opportunities offer credits at SJSU, so please contact us if you want more information. We welcome students to attend worship and any other St. Paul's event as well.
We are partnering with another non profit, Fresh Approach to bring Farmers Market produce into our neighborhood at reasonable prices for all of the families and students who live near us. Every Wednesday throughout the summer the Freshest Cargo truck will be in our parking lot from Noon-1:00 PM. Stop by for some delicious produce!
We hope you will join us in celebration of Easter on April 5th. We will have beautiful lilies throughout the Sanctuary and music from our organ, piano and soloists. Together we will share in Communion- we practice an open table so that all who seek God are able to participate in Communion. You do not have to be a member of the congregation or the United Methodist Church to belong at the table of Christ. See you on Sunday.
And thank you for those who joined us in our Annual Egg Hunt in the neighborhood park. We have a wonderful time with our community and enjoyed watching the children have fun together.
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