Sunday, December 16th – Third Sunday of Advent

·         9:30 a.m. – Rev. Dr. Bau Dang’s sermon will be “Time for Rejoicing” using the Scripture Zephaniah 3:14-20.  Sonshine Singers will sing “Christmas Songs of Peace” arranged by Joseph Martin and the Chancel Choir will sing “Mary Had a Baby” arranged by Victor C. Johnson.

  • 9:30 a.m. – Samoan Worship in the Chapel.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Youth Worship in the Lounge.  This will be the last Youth Worship.
  • 7:30 p.m. – Vietnamese  Worship in the Chapel.  Will worship at 6:00 p.m. on December 23rd and move to 11:30 a.m. on January 6th.     

Coming Events

  • Sunday, December 23rd, 5:00 p.m. – Horeb Mar Thoma Church Christmas Carol Service in the Sanctuary.  Everyone from GGUMC is cordially invited to join them for this service of songs, message by Finney Premkumar, programs from their different ministries, and dinner.
  • Monday, December 24th, 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Worship in the Sanctuary.  Rev. Dr. Bau Dang’s homily will be “The Most Joyful News” and the service will include a live pageant and candle lighting.
  • Tuesday, December 25th, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Free Christmas Day Brunch in Acker Hall.  Everyone and anyone is welcome!  Enjoy a hot meal served by our Samoan Ministry.  This Brunch is made possible through generous donations from community groups, churches, and organizations.  Happy Holidays!


  • Do you sing?  Play an instrument?  Have a trio, quartet, or other musical group you perform with?  Then we are looking for you!  If you or someone you know would like to provide music for our Worship services please contact H. H. Hanson, or 714-904-0805, to sign up.  We would love to have special music throughout the year!
  • Remember to look for the clipboard, on the counter in the office next to the Flower Calendar book, to sign up to be a Sunday Greeter! Greeters for January are needed.  Signup in the office on the counter clipboard, or call the office at 714-534-1070.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, December 19th, 10:30 a.m. – United Methodist Women General Meeting in the Lounge.  Essie Harding will provide a delightful holiday devotional, then we will sing carols, followed by a festive holiday brunch.  Please bring Target Gift Cards for youth at David & Margaret Home.