Welcome! I am glad you found Laguna Country United Methodist Church. We are all on a journey and wherever you find yourself on that journey you are welcome. Our mission statement, “Welcoming Everyone, Serving in God’s Love,” reflects this.
Though we live in planned communities and nice neighborhoods, we are often lonely and isolated. We believe that we have a responsibility to provide a community where people can grow in their faith, connect with others, and be in service to the world.
Our staff and church leaders are committed to building a community where everyone feels welcome and we can live out our mission to serve others. We believe community is built through worship, fellowship and small group opportunities, studies that help us grow in faith, or over a cup of coffee during fellowship time. We want to be here for you and share with you how God has touched our lives and can touch yours as well.
I hope that you take the risk and allow us to welcome you, wherever you are on your journey. If there is some way in which I or another member of our staff can be helpful, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
MAY SERMON THEMES
May 3 Pushing the Boundaries
Communion Acts 8:26-40 Out in the middle of the desert at noon, Philip encounters an Ethiopian with a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. This meeting gives Philip the opportunity to teach the Ethiopian about Jesus and eventually to baptize him, thus spreading the gospel even further beyond its earliest bounds.
May 10 Thanks Mom
Mother’s Day Luke 2:41-52 Mary and Joseph are horrified to discover that their child Jesus is missing as they return to Nazareth from Jerusalem. They go back to Jerusalem and find Jesus in the temple. This story is a story that Mother’s (and Fathers for that matter) fear, losing a child. Mary will help us celebrate Mother’s Day.
May 17 Be a Witness
Ascension Acts 1:1-11 Jesus makes clear what is and what is not the disciples’ role. It is not for them to know the Father’s schedule for bringing the kingdom into its fullness. It is for them to be Jesus’ witnesses throughout the world, under the power of the Holy Spirit.
May 24 Happy Birthday
Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 It is the day of Pentecost. Jews from every nation on the face of the earth are gathered. Then, with a mighty wind, the Holy Spirit shakes the foundation where the followers of Jesus are gathered, descends upon them, empowers them to speak and to hear. And thus the church is born.
May 31 Tripping On Our Theological Shoelaces
Trinity Sunday John 3:1-17 One
night, a man named Nicodemus comes to Jesus to inquire into his teaching. Jesus
speaks to Nicodemus of wind, and Spirit, and birth from above.