September Sermons

My "Best" Sermon Series
Pastor Catie Coots

September 2, 2018 - "The Best Practice"

September 9, 2018 - "The Best Place"

September 16, 2018
We will join Ontario First UMC for their 135th Anniversary Celebration! Worship begins at 10:30 AM, followed by a potluck lunch.

September 23, 2018 - "The Best Humility"

September 30, 2018 - "The Best Gift"

*For previous sermons, visit our sermons page.

Sunday September 9, 2018

Homecoming Sunday
September 9, 2018, 9:30 am

September 9th is Homecoming Sunday!  We hope everyone will be here for worship.  After, outreach is providing our Alternative Gift Fair.  We are sharing prayer squares with our congregation and the Angol Congregation.  We are also welcoming Ontario FUMC to worship with us.  Please be ready to welcome our brothers and sisters from that congregation, as we worship together in joy and faithfulness. - Pastor Catie

Prayers & squares will be part of the Homecoming celebration.  We're giving every person coming to church that day their very own prayer quilt.  True, it is pocket-sized, but it's a real prayer quilt made of patchwork, has string ties like on the lap quilts made all through the year, and there is even a tiny cross stitched inside.  So, please, everybody... be sure to pick up your own personal prayer quilt as you enter church on September 9.  You'll receive instruction about your prayer square during the worship service.  Welcome home, everybody!

If you still have one, please wear your church name tag on Homecoming Sunday.  If you don't have one, we'll have name tags on hand for you.  Make it a point to meet someone new and welcome your friends back!


Alternative Gift Fair
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11:00 AM
(After service - time is approximate)

On Homecoming Sunday, enjoy your coffee and a doughnut in Fellowship Hall while perusing this year's offerings for the Alternative Gift Fair.  The Outreach Committee provides an opportunity to shop for gifts for those folks you know who are "hard to shop for".  Purchase a flock of chickens in honor of that special person, or perhaps an emergency cleaning bucket or support a ministry providing harp music for hospice patients.  Any number of donation opportunities await your shopping pleasure.  Support United Methodist ministries, do some good in the world, and give a truly meaningful gift this year.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

UMC Ontario's 135th Anniversary
September 16, 2018, 10:30 AM
918 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, CA

On September 16, Ontario First United Methodist Church, our mother congregation, is celebrating their 135th Anniversary and we are invited to be there! Worship is at 10:30 and there is a lunch after for which we are asked to bring salads or cold side dishes. We hope to have a good representation from our church. So far we have almost 70 people signed up, which is great. We have been asked to help with some ushers and there may be other volunteer opportunities. Please let Pastor Catie know if you are willing to help. Call the church office if you haven't yet signed up and plan to come.

October 14, 2018

Commission on the Way Forward
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3-5 PM
UMC of Cucamonga
7690 Archibald Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga

Bishop Grant Hagiya Will be meeting with clergy and laity in the East District regarding the "Way Forward" decision.  He will be speaking to the district and will listen to your concerns and questions. All are welcome to join the gathering.

Registration forms will be sent out by email when ready and will also be available by request. Please be sure to register for this important event.

More information on the Way Forward may be found at this link:

Commission on the Way Forward