Welcome! Castro Valley United Methodist Church is a warm and welcoming congregation. We offer excellent worship, fellowship, bible study, service opportunities, and programs and activities for children, youth, and adults. We are part of the United Methodist Church whose mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We invite you to worship, grow, and serve with us!
At the time of this writing, my heart is devastated. There are families in Paradise and Southern California who will still be looking for and/or grieving their lost property, their missing friends and family members, their missing pets, and their life plans. Instead of snow, we have ashes and smoke in the air that are caused by wildfire. How can we celebrate this Christmas season when our neighbors are experiencing the same season with so much despair and loss?
Perhaps this Christmas could be a time of silencing our busyness and turning our hearts and ears to our neighbors. Perhaps this Christmas invites us to proclaim the Good News by practicing being calm and bright.
Being calm does not mean we advocate the silencing of anyone whose voice needs to be heard. Rather, it is an invitation for us to listen more deeply to the needs of others. Being bright means we mirror the light that Christ has given to us to others.
As we prepare ourselves in the advent season to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve by lighting our candles and singing the hope that “all is calm, all is bright,” let us show that the reason for this season is Jesus Christ.