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As well as all our news that is detailed below, check out our major upcoming events and the calendar for regularly scheduled meetings.

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UMCOR Health Kits Update

Thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $400 towards our goal of  creating 75 Health Kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to send to areas of disaster in the U.S. and around the world.   We had a kit assembly party on June 13, and Pastor Joan took the 36 kits that we […]

Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria Update

Two years ago, the annual conference session launched a conference-wide Imagine No Malaria initiative to raise $2 million over a two-year period to conclude at the end of 2015, and the annual conference session in June celebrated that we have raised $1.75 million towards the $2 million goal. Last September, each district was challenged to raise $100,000 […]

umw summer reading 2015

Summer Reading

The United Methodist Women invite you to read the award-winning book The Round House by Louise Erdrich over the summer. We’ll have a discussion of this book in August.  Copies are available to borrow through the Contra Costa Library System, or can be purchased online from Amazon or other retailers; used books from 1 cent and new for about $10.

The Round House is the story of Joe, whose life is irrevocably transformed one spring day when his mother is attacked. As she takes to her bed, Joe is increasingly alone and finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.

This book is one of about 50 books chosen to be featured as part of the national UMW Reading Program. If you are interested in reading others, you can find more details here.
Rev. Christine Shiber

New Pastor Announced

The Bishop is appointing Rev. Christine Shiber to be our pastor from July 1, 2015. Pastor Christine was ordained in 1980 and brings with her many years of pastoral experience. She is currently serving as pastor of St. Andrew’s UMC in Palo Alto, and is a spiritual director and a mentor to seminary students. We pray that God’s Spirit […]

Pastor Joan's Leaving Party

Pastor Joan’s Leaving Party

Rev. Joan Pell is being appointed by the Bishop to Sierra Pines UMC in Grass Valley on July 1, 2015.  Our United Methodist pastors take a vow of itinerancy when they are ordained, and promise to serve wherever they are called. Pastor Joan has served us faithfully here at Byron UMC for the last three […]

UMCOR Big Red Bucket

Health Kits for UMCOR

UMCOR is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. We will join in this special occasion by creating 75 Health Kits. UMCOR will send these kits to areas of disaster in the U.S. and around the world.   Items in these kits are specific and valued at a minimum of $12 a kit. See the full list of items posted on our bulletin board or visit their website.

We can get these specific items at a cost savings by purchasing them in bulk. Please give generously. You may drop your donation in the “BIG RED BUCKET”

Soon we will announce a date when we will have our “kit assembly party” !

growing through change

Growing Through Change

5/31/15 – 6/14/15.  As we approach this pastoral transition, we will look at how we go and grow through change, making transitions healthy and productive. May 31 – Change Happens – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Joshua 1:1-8 June 7 – Navigating Change – Isaiah 43:1-2, 4a, 18-21 June 14 – Some Things Never Change – Ephesians 2:19-22, […]

Imagine No Malaria

Annual Conference Offering

We will receive this year’s annual conference offering on Pentecost Sunday May 24, 2015. We invite you to give generously on that day as a way to show solidarity and love for our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. Can you imagine tucking your children in every night, knowing that the […]

anaonymous womens study

New Women’s Bible Study

Join us for our latest  Women’s Bible Study You’d think that if you got a mention in the Bible your name would be included too, right? As a woman, you know that who we are is often overlooked. Even in the Bible. We will explore the stories of four anonymous everyday women in this six-week DVD-based […]