Steve Accepting Donations from the Brownies


July 20, 2017

    -- for Thursday Thoughts

--from Pastor Steve

One of our office volunteers, Lisa, is always putting up wonderful inspirational quotes around the building. I found this one by an unknown author, on my office door the other day. "Peace -- it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." Darn it! Sometimes I want a peace with no noise, trouble or hard work. But that is not the peace you find at First United Methodist Church in Salinas. What I am discovering is what the Apostle Paul called -- "the peace that passes understanding." To be able to stand with those who are hurting, frightened, angry, oppressed, traumatized, addicted, mentally ill, and dying --- and still be able to say, "it is well with my soul." To feel connected to God, self, and others in spite of the daily stress, the disappointments, the heartache. Thank you Lisa, for taping that reminder to my door. To all of you -- May the peace of Christ be with you.


Pipe Dreams Donations Concert

The Pipe Dreams Donation Concert Series for August will be held at the church Sunday August 13th at 4:00 pm. We are fortunate to once again have outstanding musical talent. Two Tongan Choirs will be performing' You do not want to miss hearing these two outstanding groups. Admission is free. The opportunity to give a donation will be provided. All proceeds go to the restoration of the church’s 80 year old Wicks Pipe Organ

Clothes Closet Needs List

Men's belts Underwear for men and women -- the guideline is -- if you would wear it, you can donate it. Pants and shirts for men and women

Art Room for Children

Art Room for Children begins Wednesday June 21st, 10 to 11AM. If you are interested in helping out with this weekly activity for our young daily guests, please contact Sharon Forrest, Sharon Jayubo, or Pastor Cindy.

A.V. (Audio/Video) Ministry

We are looking for people that would just for the love of such things, get involved in producing and presenting audio visual items here at the church. If you would like to join the club but don't know about audio and video production we will train you!

Powerpoint, bulletins, photo stories, videos, recordings of services, sermons, choirs, guests and more could all be accomplished.

If you are interested please send an email to or see Tim.

Let's help the church tell it's stories through pictures and sound!

Currently @ FUMC Salinas

The Leadership Council will be having a meeting on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 3 PM. All are Welcome!

You are invited to WORSHIP with us this Sunday morning at 9:00 AM (casual with piano) and 10:30 AM (classic with choir and organ). A community-building fellowship time follows each service.

BIBLE STUDY FRIDAY Every Friday at 10:00 AM, Pastor Steve leads a bible study in the Patio (blue) room. This study follows the weekly sermon agenda and has a free book of scripture readings and insights.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY (summer break - till Sept 5th) We normally meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. As always it is not necessary to know how to knit or crochet to attend, we have teachers and all the materials you will need. We hope to have YOU join us! For any questions or more info contact Gaile Patton at 905-9662.

LADIES NIGHT OUT will enjoy dinner at: Brickhouse 66 W. Alisal St, Wednesday Evening, July 2nd at 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome

Thursday Thoughts

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