Welcome to Monterey United Methodist Church

Sunday services are at 11:00 AM

One Soledad Drive, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 375-8285

montereyumc1@gmail.com

WELCOME to Monterey United Methodist Church. As a church, we are all linked to the day when Jesus called his disciples to be fishers of men. Later, he asked them, and us, to love as He loved. What an awesome thing it is, to be part of the body of Christ!

Our 2018 Confirmands:

Other than celebrating the glory of Easter and the blooming beauty of our flower garden and vivid landscape, the best thing that has happened in the world of our beloved church this spring has been our celebration of the confirmation of our five precious 6th and 7th grade Confirmands on April 22nd

You see their glowing faces on the attached photo.  Deacon Alice Ann Glenn and I had the privilege of working with them each week for three months, including taking them to Mt. Hermon Center to spend a retreat time with our Bishop, Minerva Carcano.  As their pastor, I could not be more proud of these precious young people and the promise that they represent for our church and our world.

I continue to be inspired  by the words of the vows that our United Methodist Church uses in the sacrament of baptism, which are renewed in the confirmation service.  Contemplate these questions with me:

                On behalf of the whole church, I ask you: Do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness,

                reject the evil powers of this world and repent of your sin?

                Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice and oppression in

                whatever forms they present themselves?

                Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to

                serve him as your Lord, in union with the church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations and races?

You see, these children, as they make their way toward adulthood, remind all of us that when we claim to be disciples of Jesus Christ, we are making a clear claim on behalf of God’s inclusive, revolutionary justice that invites all of us into a transformative relationship with the world around us.  Being part of this church is not a casual, “sweet” thing to do and be, but a form of active resistance to anything that would seek to marginalize or minimize any of God’s precious children.  “All are welcome” is what we preach and practice!

-Pastor Dale

 OUR PURPOSE. To make God’s love visible by nurturing spiritual closeness to Jesus Christ, deepening knowledge of the Word, and reaching out to all. Please come and worship with us as we celebrate the joy of the Lord.

We are a community of believers with diverse backgrounds and traditions, of all ages, united together in Jesus Christ, seeking to help make God’s love visible. The United Methodist Church is the third largest Christian group in the United States.  It has a long history of seeking spirituality, combined with a deep concern for the welfare of the human family. Worship, prayer, Bible Study and education, friendship and fellowship, missions, justice and outreach concerns are all part of the United Methodist Church.   At Monterey UMC we are a blend of civilian and military people of varied cultures and ethnic backgrounds, giving us a membership of eager, energetic and dedicated Christians.