BHUMC Weekly Word
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Sunday, May 7th
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY!
Join us Sunday in the Sanctuary or on our Live-Stream on YouTube and Facebook!
Pastor Bomi Kim will be delivering the Message!
Carlos Cueva will be leading us in Praise and Worship!
Come join us in-person or online this Sunday!
Join us for Fellowship after worship in Wesley Hall!
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Today's Scripture tells us we are “being built like living stones into a spiritual temple.”
4-8 “Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God.” 1 Peter 2:4-8(MSG)
What do you think this means?
What if we are the only “church” a person ever meets?
I have been thinking of this question this week.
Please take a moment of silence and reread this scripture.
Let’s talk about it with a small group during the fellowship hour. I would love to hear from you!
Looking forward to meeting you on Sunday.
Pastor Bomi Kim
This week's song: House of The Lord
Do you want to sing but don’t have time for a weekly rehearsal?
You can join us Sunday Mornings!
Arrive and be ready by 10:15am for a quick run
through of our opening song.
For questions or more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are we up to?
Make A Difference Day - Click HERE to find out!
Being the Church, Long Beach is a collaborative movement of the United Methodist Churches in Long Beach, California.
Everyone's Inn “Merry Christmas in May”
Wednesday, May 10, 5:45-7:45 p.m.,
“Where Everyone is Welcome & There’s Always Room for More!”
$7 per person/$25 maximum per family
Please sign up at www.BeingtheChurchLB.org.
As we sing some Christmas carols and deck the halls, we will celebrate the word of God. Many of our children will receive a Bible this evening as a gift from the church. Grab that ugly Christmas sweater out of the back of your closet, and join us right at 5:45 p.m. for some merry making, indeed! After simple dinner and worship, we will have our small groups for all ages and stages. Hope to see you there!
Everyone's Inn Dinner Church
Wednesday evenings - January 11 - May 18
5:45pm - 7:30/45pm
Questions? Please contact Pastor Melinda (E: Melinda@BeingtheChurchLB.org)
Location: Los Altos UMC
Servant SATURDAY on May 20!
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Farm Lot 59, 2714 California Ave., Long Beach, CA
Sign up in advance: www.BeingtheChurchLB.org
Farm Lot 59 is a working urban farm that specializes in growing rare and unusual varieties of flowers and organic vegetables. The farm’s mission is to incubate and inspire the culture of urban farming in our community through education, food accessibility, and by being a model of sustainable agriculture practices. We will serve on the farm together after simple communion and prayer. All ages are welcome!
- Where: Meet at the Farm Lot 59 Parking Lot.
- What to Bring: Signed Waiver (access during online registration). Water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, garden gloves, tools
Our next study will be about Jesus AND Paul, with an emphasis on the author who wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. There will be NO homework in this 9 week study.
Thursday mornings, beginning May 4th
10 to11:30am via Zoom
All are invited regardless of any previous biblical knowledge.
For more information, contact Rev. Dan Lewis at Grace on 3rd.
Coffee hour provides refreshments directly following Worship. Coffee Hour serves more than the purpose of fulfilling snack attacks and satisfying caffeine withdrawal.
It brings us together for fellowship!!
If you are looking for an opportunity to foster fellowship among our congregation and guests, this may be the ministry just for you!
A sign up sheet has been posted in Wesley Hall, sign up online below, or see Nancy Thomas for more information!
The 2023 Relay For Life event is Saturday, June 3rd and now is the time to start signing up for the Being The Church team! This year we are happy to invite members from all of our Being the Church cohorts to join our team and walk with us in an effort transformation of the world for the sake of others by fighting cancer!
Relay participants are determined to help the American Cancer Society fight all stages of all cancers, in all communities and this event has been an important mission of both BHUMC and Los Altos UMC for many years.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life events bring communities together, where teams take turns walking or running around a track or path. Symbolizing that no one should face cancer alone, we take turns or walk together to show our passion for seeing the end of cancer in our lifetime.
Please join our team and walk with us or make a donation to support our fundraising goal. Everyone who contributes is part of the solution!
To Learn more or register follow the link HERE.
Lori & Erin
Being the Church Team Captains
It’s that time again! Registration for Groundlings Camp 2023 is officially open!
Don’t wait- visit our website now to sign up the kids for a summer of music, crafts, service, arts, recreation, and lots more in store!
Visit here to register: https://beingthechurchlb.churchcenter.com/.../events/1645630
Groundlings Day Camp is a multi-generational ministry of Being the Church, Long Beach. We strive to offer every Groundlings camper a sense of deep belonging in a supportive community of peers through a whole lot of recreation and play, creativity, and fun. Paired in “family groups” throughout the day, Groundlings campers learn about themselves and one another, and our collective faith story.
Camp runs Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Campers must be entering Kindergarten - 8th grade
Join us for a sleepover and get a taste of youth fun! We welcome upper elementary students to join our middle school youth for a weekend of fun & service!
Friday Night at 5:30 pm drop off at at Belmont Heights UMC.
Saturday morning pick up options:
- Pick up at 8:00 am at Belmont Heights
- Pick up your youth at 8:00 am and join us for Servant Saturday
- Have your youth brought to Servant Saturday at Farm Lot 59 and pick them up at 11:00 am
Cost is $10 per person to cover dinner & breakfast
Did you know we Live Stream our services on YouTube? Or you can catch up on any service you missed!
Click HERE to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
How can we pray with you today?
Share your praises, joys, concerns, illnesses and gratitude so we can pray collectively with you!
Fill out a Prayer Card or Contact the church office with your requests!
Email: email@example.com and please make sure to note PRAYER REQUEST as the subject and if we can share your prayer request!
Church family and neighbors in need of prayers this week:
Our beloved Theresa and our beloved Elinor
Prayers for those struggling with health issues
Prayers for those who struggle - may they feel the light and love surrounding them.
Prayers of healing of mind, body, and spirit.
Prayers of thanks for all of our blessings.
Thank you, God, for the quiet moments in the beauty of your creation. Open our hearts to your promptings to be still before you. Amen.
(From the Upper Room - 2023)
BHUMC May Birthdays
May 6th - Melanie Tanaka
May 7th - Kelly Thomas
May 20th - Renee Vosburgh
May 21st - Mikayla Nolte
May 22nd - Jun Wakayama & Nora Dines
May 28th - Judy Wilkinson
May 29th - Nona Daly & Emily Frake
If you don't see your special day listed or any information is incorrect, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can all celebrate your blessed day with you!
Do you have an announcement for the Weekly Word? You are invited to send information to the church office for inclusion in the weekly email.
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