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     Pastor Lee has received a Lily Clergy Renewal Grant. A Lily Grant honors Pastors and their congregations with funds to support a time away for rest and renewal for the Pastor. The funds received from this grant are giving Pastor Lee the opportunity for a two month leave; she will be on leave August 1-September 30. This is a time for her to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. During her leave Pastor will be “off duty” from her regular Church responsibilities; she will be enjoying retreats, rest, and travel. A highlight of this time away will be when Pastor Lee and her husband, Sungho, travel to Korea in September to celebrate her mother’s 90th birthday and reconnect with family, friends, and culture. While we will all miss Pastor while she is away; we wish her a relaxing and restorative break and congratulate her on receiving this amazing opportunity from the Lily Foundation!

     Pastor Lee has planned for guest preachers and others to cover responsibilities for the time she is away. Funds from the Lily Grant will cover honoraria for our guest preachers. During August and September, please refrain from contacting Pastor; she is NOT expected to respond to calls, emails, or texts during these two months off. Please reach out to our Lay Leaders, Dave Funk (925-628-8938 or drfunk519@gmail.com) and Julius Lukacs (415-518-0584 or julius.lukacs@hotmail.com) with any pastoral care needs. Prayer requests may be directed to Linda Barnhill (925-634-8521 or donnlin1103@gmail.com), Michael Ann Honea (925-872-9043 or mhonea72@gmail.com) , or Linda Walton (925-209-8597 or waltonlinda@comcast.net).

     As a congregation we will stand together to support our Pastor and each other.

     Here are the guest preachers who will be with us while Pastor Lee is away.

Date

Guest Preachers

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8/7

Rev. Mary Elyn Bahlert (Retired UMC pastor)

8/14

Rev. Mary Elyn Bahlert (Retired UMC pastor)

8/21

Rev. Mary Elyn Bahlert (Retired UMC pastor)

8/28

Rev. Mary Elyn Bahlert (Retired UMC pastor)

9/4

Rev. James Crawford

(Retired UMC pastor)

9/11

Rev. James Crawford

(Retired UMC pastor)

9/18

Rev. Hugh Stevenson

(Retired Episcopalian Pastor)

Church of the Incarnation - Santa Rosa, CA | Church of the Incarnation

9/25

Rev. Hugh Stevenson

(Retired Episcopalian Pastor)

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Welcome! Thanks for taking a look at our church website. Brentwood Community United Methodist Church (BCUMC) is a reconciling congregration celebrating 150 years of continuous ministry.   

We know that finding a spiritual community that meets your needs personally or as a family can be a challenging task.

We welcome ALL people regardless of gender, race, class, age, ability, religious affiliation or sexual orientation. We value each one as a precious and unique child of God.  

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COVID-19 Virus Update

     Good News!! Starting April 11, 2021, we will be able to have live, IN PERSON, worship services with numbers limited by social distancing. We will continue to provide live streaming of the services on Zoom, Facebook, YouTube and this web page. Recordings will still be posted here and on our Facebook group page each Sunday. If you have a prayer request, you can click the "Prayer Request" button below. If you are in immediate need of pastoral care, please contact Pastor Lee directly.
     Our Administrative Assistant will be working part time in the office (hours to be determined) so phone messages can be left. However, a response may be delayed due to the change in her hours.
     H.O.P.E. House is still open to distribute food and clothing Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am to noon. 
     The church would certainly appreciate your continued contributions. Checks can be mailed to the church office and contributions can be made using PayPal.

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Sunday Worship Services 

During these days of COVID, there are four ways you can safely worship with us.

  • Worship with us in person: masks are strongly encouraged, but are required only for those not fully vaccinated.
  • Join us in a Zoom meeting and you can interact with the Pastor during the service.
  • Watch the service live on our YouTube channel.
  • Watch a recording of the service later in the week.

Details for on-line options are below.


Because some people are hesitant to be out in groups, we will continue to provide our services live on Zoom. For those members of our congregation who have a camera and microphone on their device, the service is available LIVE on a ZOOM video conference. People on the ZOOM video conference can see and hear what is happening in the Sanctuary and they also can participate in the worship service during a mini-social time before the service and during the sharing of Joys and Concerns.


Because some people are hesitant to be out in groups, we will continue to provide our services on a live stream. For those members of our congregation who do not have a camera and microphone on their device, the service is available LIVE on a LIVE STREAM. People watching the LIVE STREAM can see and hear what is happening in the Sanctuary. (Note: Click on the small square in the lower right corner of the video to see the service in a full screen.) We use the YouTube streaming service. Some members of the congregation have been able to watch the service using the YouTube app on their big screen smart TVs.


For members of the congregation who cannot worship with us on Sunday mornings, we record our worship services for later viewing. We try very hard to make the recording available around 7:00PM Sunday evenings. (Note: Click on the small square in the lower right corner of the video to see the service in a full screen.)

 Sunday Service: Join us in the church sanctuary for in-person worship!! 

 


JOIN US IN THE CHURCH SANCTUARY SUNDAYS FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP!!
We realize some people will not feel comfortable to attend in-person worship, so you can click on the image above to watch the recorded service here or CLICK HERE to watch the service on a larger screen.

Rev. Mary Elyn Bahlert’s message for August 7, 2022
“Your God is too Small”
Gospel Reading: John 16:12-15 (NRSV)


Pastor Hyesung Lee

COVID-19 GUIDELINES UPDATED (March 1st, 2022)
“Do No Harm, Do Good, Stay in Love with God Always!”
(General Principal of Wesleyan Methodist Discipleship)

  1. In alignment with state requirements Contra Costa County has lifted universal mask requirements for vaccinated people in most indoor public settings.
  2. For our public worship, we strongly suggest mask wearing for all, vaccinated or not, during the service and fellowship, with the exception that worship ministers (speakers or singers who are vaccinated) can take off their masks during speaking or singing and put back their masks on when they are done, and when eating or drinking. we must keep in mind that many members of our congregation are immunocompromised, and some have battled this disease and are concerned about re-infection.  
  3. For the safety of all, we continue to respect each person’s choice to wear or not a mask in any circumstances. No one should be asked ‘why?’
  4. For the safety of all, anyone who has fever or sick should stay at home.
  5. We allow people to bring home-made food to church or to cook in the church kitchen while only designated servers serve participants.
  6. Regarding vaccination check, we will operate this guideline through an honor system. We will not demand to show any vaccination proof at the door or during the meeting to honor each participant’s privacy and integrity.

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