A message from Amy Woods:

Ray, Lisa and I were so blessed to have such a loving and supportive church family to help us get through this most difficult year.  From the gift cards and notes that you sent, to the warm welcome we received when we were able to make it to church, to the Christmas Concert, and to the Memorial Service and reception, you were all there, working alongside of us.  We never felt alone; and we feel tremendous gratitude and love for you all.
Thank you,
Amy Woods

Sunday, March 11th – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Daylight Saving Time begins this, Sunday, March 11th!  Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night or you will miss worship.

9:30 a.m. – Pastor Toné Tosi’s sermon will be “The Faith to Be Merciful” using the Scripture I Samuel 24:1-15.

  • Pretzel Sunday!  Bring your children and grandchildren, invite your friends and neighbors with children or grandchildren for this special day of making pretzels & crafts and learning about Lent & Easter. Children will be in the Sanctuary until “Time with Children” then they will be led to Acker Hall where they will make their pretzel & crafts.
  • 10:45 a.m. – Memorials Committee Meeting in the Conference Room’s.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Vietnamese Worship 
  • 7:00 p.m. – Vietnamese Worship 

Coming Events

  • Lenten Study – Thursdays, February 15th – March 29th at 9:30 a.m. in the Lounge and Mondays, February 19th – March 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Shirley Kellogg’s home.  Everyone is welcome to join either one of these studies.
  • Friday, March 9th, 7:00 pm. – Horeb Mar Thoma Church’s diocesan bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos will be celebrating a Holy Communion service followed by dinner in Acker Hall.  Rev. Binu Thomas and the members of Horeb Mar Thoma Church cordially invite members of GGUMC to our church event.  Please email or call the church office today by 3:00 p.m. if you plan to attend the dinner.
  • Friday, March 16th, 6:00 p.m. – Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner in Acker Hall.  Join United Methodist Men for a delightful evening, beginning with a special meal followed with great entertainment and lots of fellowship.  All this can be yours for only $10 each for adults and $5 each for children 2-10.  See John Elwell or Gary Palmer for tickets on Sundays after worship.  Tickets will also be available in the Church Office or you can call for reservations until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14th by calling the Church Office, 714-534-1070, or John Elwell, 714-313-8961.


  • FYI: Robert Stoneham’s address was incorrect in the MarchExpectations Birthday section.  The correct address is 6042 Killarney Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92845-2728.  It has been corrected on the GGUMC Website.
  • Do you sing?  Play an instrument?  Have a trio, quartet, or other musical group you perform with?  Then we are looking for you! Pastor Bau would like to continue having Special Music year round, so if you or someone you know would like to provide music for our Worship service please contact Janine Ryder, exp@ggumc.net or 714-534-1070, to sign up.  We have professional accompaniment available by Norberto.  We will have the Children and Youth Choirs singing on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays November through May so those Sundays are already covered.
  • 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 March 18th & April are needed for the front door.  Signup in the office on the counter clipboard, or call the office at 714-534-1070.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 13th, 2:00 p.m. – United Methodist Women Executive Committee Meeting in the Lounge.
  • Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. – Staff Parish Relations Meeting in the Conference Room.
  • Wednesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m. – Congregations Coordinating Council (CCC) Meeting in the Lounge.
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