Door of Faith Easter Baskets

Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday) during All Services

The Missions Outreach Committee has a tradition of filling Easter Baskets for the Door of Faith Orphanage on Palm Sunday. In preparation for this, Missions is requesting the donation of individually-wrapped candies for the baskets. In addition, we are requesting toothbrushes and toothpaste for all of the children. Donations can be dropped in the office at any time. We welcome your participation in filling 130 baskets all morning on Palm Sunday, March 25. Note: If you would like to support the DOF Easter Meals or other costs, you can make a check donation to LAUMC, putting DOF on the memo line. These funds will be used to generate a LAUMC check for the orphanage to use for these expenses. Questions: Contact the Thimlars.

Mature Years Potluck and Program

Wednesday, March 14 at Noon in the Chapel

You are all invited to share in our potluck luncheon. We will not have a kitchen available for the next few months, please bring easy to serve dishes and your own water. Our program will feature Sharon Meigs educating us on the “Original Calif. Constitution” at Colton Hall, Monterey, CA. Bet you don’t remember that from California history classes. You may come just for the program at 12:40, skipping the luncheon if desired.

Habitat for Humanity

Would You Like to Help Build a Habitat for Humanity Home?

Los Altos UMC, along with the Greater Long Beach Faith Coalition, has two opportunities for church members to be part of finishing the first four of over 50 homes in Long Beach for Habitat for Humanity. You don't need any building experience. . . just your willingness to help. The first opportunity is on Wednesday, February 14 (Ash Wednesday) and the next is on Saturday, March 3.  Hours are from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Los Altos UMC has about 5 volunteer slots to fill. Please let Allison Brammer know if you are interested at or (562) 419-3756.

ESL Breakfast Club

Starts Again Wednesday, January 24

The ESL Breakfast Club convenes again Wednesday, January 24 and will meet once weekly through March 28. The classes take place at First Congregational Church (in the dining room under the sanctuary) at 3rd and Cedar in downtown Long Beach from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. If you would like to serve as a 1-on-1 tutor, please contact Jane Barboza at (562) 485-8344 or email at