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…an inclusive community
responding to God’s love…

Notice

Jim Dwyer, our webmaster, will be doing some website maintenance in the next few weeks which will make the URL “claremontumc.net” temporarily unavailable. When this happens, all web content will continue to be made available at the other two URLs “claremontumc.org” and “claremontumc.info” and Jim will let us know when all three URLs will again provide full access to the church’s webpages. Jim will post a reminder at all three addresses before making the updates, and a notice of completion of maintenance afterwards. No changes will be made to church email and no interruption on the .org or .info addresses is anticipated.

Claremont United Methodist Church

Our new toll-free phone number: 844-251-6335

New email addresses are now in use!

* Mark Wiley: pastormark@claremontumc.info

Mail to Pastor Mark at pastormark@claremontumc.org will be forwarded to the “.info” address.

* Martha Morales: martham@claremontumc.info

Mail addressed to Martha at martham@claremontumc.org will be forwarded to the “.info” address

* Jessica Johnston: EITHER jessica@claremontumc.info or churchoffice@claremontumc.info

Mail to the church office at office@claremontumc.net will be forwarded to the “.info” address.

Other “.org” email addresses have been closed.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King on his birthday
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968.

Image below is from People for the American Way.

King: … people are not going to be silend. The truth must be told

Worship

  • 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School

  • children leave from worship

  • adults ~10:30 a.m.

Children’s Music Program

  • ~10:50 a.m.

Calling ALL Parents / Caregivers / Families / Others!

  • ~10:50 a.m.

Calling ALL Parents/Caregivers / Families / Others!

Let’s gather on Sunday mornings at 10:50! All adults (those who have children and those who don't) are invited to join us on the patio (outside the Narthex) to eat, fellowship, discuss, chat, lament … COME and we will figure out together how to make our time together meaningful. Contact: Sara Swift Tharp swifttharp@yahoo.com

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The General Commission on Religion and Race
of The United Methodist Church
again invites you to “Vital Conversations” beginning February 7, 2017.

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Vital Conversations 3: Young Adults, Social Justice and the Church

Vital Conversations 3: Young Adults, Social Justice and the Church is a 14 part series designed to spark grassroots engagement and features study guides for each video talk that help small groups and individuals delve deeper into social issues.

The presenters are aged 35 or younger and are activists, theologians, preachers, musicians, dancers, seminarians, and business entrepreneurs from Africa, Germany and the US. Each talks about the search for arenas that welcome, respect and engage expressions of faith, spirituality, ideals and community action.

Vital Conversations 3 will debut online Tuesday February 7, at 9 p.m. EST, featuring a video talk by The Rev. Jennifer Bailey of FaithMatters Network followed by a live Q&A with Bailey. Bailey, an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and activist-in-residence at the Scarritt Bennett Center, discusses how contemporary human rights movements such as Black Lives Matter compare and contrast with the Civil Rights era and other efforts of the past.

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United Methodist Women acknowledge guns factor into domestic violence

Read the article on Religion News

Other Weekly Events

  • Choirs, Music, Dance & Theater programs for children & adults

  • Study & Fellowship Groups

  • Preschool for ages 2-5

  • Service & Social Witness Events

Where We Are

  • Claremont United Methodist Church

  • 211 W. Foothill Blvd.

  • Claremont, CA 91711

  • View Address in Google Maps

Our Pastors and Church Office

Our Mission Statement

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are an inclusive community, responding to God’s love and grace.
  • We nurture one another on our spiritual journeys.
  • We work for peace and justice.
  • We serve others and God’s creation.
Together we seek God’s creative transformation of the world and of individual hearts.

—Adopted by CUMC Church Council, 2009

We are part of the CalPac Conference

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The vision statement of California Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church: “Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”

We are a Sanctuary Congregation

Sanctuary Statement

April 21, 1985

Since we are called by God to seek justice for all people and to provide food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, hospitality for the sojourner, and aid for those in great need;

Since large numbers of persons from war-torn lands are now seeking refuge in our country from persecution, imprisonment, or death;

Since the right[s] of such refugees are recognized by the highest ideals of this nation as expressed in the 1968 ratification by the United States Senate of the United Nations protocol relating to refugees, and again in our Refugee Act of 1980;

Since the 1984 General Conference of the United Methodist Church stated, "We will...be supportive of and encourage churches in the United States that provide sanctuary;"

And since, in speaking of Christians engaged in the sanctuary movement, our own bishop, Jack M. Tuell, said. "We believe these brothers and sisters are acting out of Christian love and compassion. They are doing this service in non-violent and open ways, and we fully support them;"

Therefore, we stand with churches throughout the country in publicly declaring that it is the policy of the Claremont United Methodist Church to provide sanctuary, insofar as we are able, to refugees who are recommended to us by denominational or ecumenical agencies, and who are fleeing from persecution or violence in Central America and elsewhere. We define sanctuary for such refugees as providing shelter, sustenance, and assistance in other personal and family problems they may face in relationship to their new environment and the regulations of our government This we consider an obligation laid upon us by the Christian faith we profess.

We uphold the right of individuals within the church to follow their consciences in either going beyond or dissenting from the stand here taken by the church as a whole. We hold all such individuals in love and respect and we rejoice in the deeper ties that unite us in Christian devotion.

(Resolution passed by the membership of the Claremont United Methodist Church on April 21, 1985.)

We are a Reconciling Congregation

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As faithful disciples of Jesus and His teachings, we advocate for the full inclusion and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in the church and community.

We Affirm God’s Covenant with the Jewish People

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The Claremont United Methodist Church publicly states its affirmation that Judaism is a continuing bulwark of faith, that it has not been superseded by Christianity, that God has not rejected the Jewish people, that the Jewish people have never lost their covenant with God, that salvation is available to Jews as a covenant people, that the Jews as an historic nation are not responsible for, and therefore not to be blamed for, the death of Jesus, and that Jews should not be pressured to convert to Christianity
Furthermore, we state that anti-Judaism in ail forms should be universally condemned. We ask forgiveness for past sins and persecutions against the Jewish people. We pray that old barriers to communication and understanding will be removed and that the relationships of this church with the congregation of the local Jewish community will be enhanced.

Approved by the Administrative Board, 1/19/1993.

As part of the United Methodist Church we Respect Islam and Oppose Discrimination against Muslims.

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“The United Methodist Church, in the knowledge that Jesus calls us to the blessings of peacemaking and reminds us that the highest law is to love God and neighbor, calls its members and its leaders:
  1. To oppose demagoguery, manipulation, and image making that seeks to label Arabs and Muslims in a negative way;
  2. To counter stereotypical and bigoted statements made against Muslims and Islam, Arabs and Arabic culture;
  3. To increase knowledge of neighbor by study and personal contact that yield a greater appreciation of the Muslim and Arabic contributions to society;
  4. To act decisively to include Arabs and Muslims in interfaith and community organizations;
  5. To pray for the perfection of community among us and to participate fully in the process of bringing it into being; and
  6. To publicly denounce through statements from the Council of Bishops and the General Board of Church and Society current practices that discriminate against this community.”
Excerpted from 2012 United Methodist Book of Resolutions, Social Principles, ¶ 162B Cf. ”What We Believe”
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