Missions Door-of-Faith Peanut Butter Drive

It's 2017 Peanut Butter time: Missions will host the coffee hour on July 2. This will kick off our annual Peanut Butter drive for the Door-of-Faith Orphanage. We will be collecting peanut butter during all of July. Our goal is 5,000 ounces again this year. Last year's drive netted 6,833.8 ounces. Leave your jars, any size, in the office at any time during this period. Los Altos UMC has become the primary source of the peanut butter supply for the Door-of-Faith. Please take advantage of any sales and get a couple of jars for the children. If you prefer, cash or scrip donations to the Door of Faith through Los Altos UMC are also very helpful to the Orphanage. Thanks for your support. If you have any questions please contact the Thimlars.

Habitat for Humanity

Friday, August 4

The Habitat for Humanity homes are beginning to be constructed in Long Beach. Would you like to help? Los Altos UMC is teaming up with the Habitat Long Beach Faith Coalition to work on the first of 54 homes to be constructed in the Washington neighborhood (near Anaheim and Long Beach Blvd.) Our first build day will be on Friday, August 4. We only have a few volunteer slots for our church members on this first build day. Please let Allison Brammer know if you are interested.

Grief Support Group

Tuesdays, May 30-July 25 from 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in the Chapel

New Hope Grief Support Community, in partnership with Los Altos UMC, will be offering a 9-week grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Led by experienced facilitators, this group will provide a safe place for expression, learning, healing, and connection. Groups are made up of grieving individuals, and group time consists of discussion of topics pertaining to grief, centering activities, and time to share personal experiences. To register, go to https://newhopegrief.wufoo.com/forms/mmc7f0s1r7tzub/ or call (562) 429-0075 extension 2. There is a $75 registration fee (fee waivers available).

Mature Years Potluck and Program

Wednesday, June 14 at noon in the Lounge

We meet at noonfor a wonderful pot-luck luncheon and after we eat and greet, we have a very interesting speaker. This day it will be a great story about Long Beach Suburbs.  (Los Alamitos and Seal Beach) You will be sure to learn something new and interesting about our community. If you can't make lunch, come at 12:30 to have dessert and coffee, chat with friends and hear the talk.

Yoga for Grief Class

Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Lounge

Rose Roybal is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) who will be offering yoga classes that will focus on dealing with grief, anxiety, and depression. When we are dealing with grief and loss, a myriad of challenges are introduced into our lives emotionally, physically and spiritually. The physical manifestation of grief can cause pain and tension in the body. The Yoga for Grief classes offer a way to invite movement into the body in a mindful and meaningful way. These classes will focus on using yoga as a tool in your grieving process and will be offered in a safe and welcoming environment. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Please be sure to bring your yoga mat and a water bottle. Classes are donation based. For questions or to register for the class, please contact Rose Roybal at Roseanneroybal@yahoo.com.