Souper Bowl

Tower of Soup CansJanuary 17 to February 7

We will be collecting CANNED soups for our annual celebration of our own “Souper Bowl” in memory of Ann Miner (who started our annual drive).   We’ll build a tower of soups for donation to the Food Pantry at the Tri-Cities League of Volunteers (LOV). Let’s make Ann smile!!

Please do NOT bring dried soups. LOV has plenty.

Community Events

Stand in Solidarity


Sunday, December 6, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Niles Plaza, 37952 Niles Blvd., Fremont

The tragic events that took place in San Bernardino this week have shocked us all.  As we cope with what happened, join the Fremont community for a candlelight vigil. [Read more…]

Test post for Brent


Building the new sanctuary

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Upcoming Music Events at FUMC

The February 7 harpsichord concert has been moved to May 15.
Be sure to join us in May!

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
4:00pm, FUMC Sanctuary

Handel 331st Birthday Recital~!!

Valerie McLauchlan, soprano
Brent Peterson, keyboard

Join us for a joyful recital celebrating one of the towering composers in history.  Valerie and Brent will present a recital featuring the music of George Frideric Handel, in honor of his birthday on Feb. 23rd.  [Read more…]

Souper Sunday

The Super Bowl will take place on February 2nd and we will be having our second annual SOUPER BOWL.

Please bring canned or boxed soups over the Sundays before Super Bowl. We’re building a “mountain” of soups (in front of the pulpit) to contribute to the Tri-City Food Pantry on February 3rd.

Altar during Souper Sunday drive

Las Posadas

Las Posadas is a celebration of Mary & Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. In Fremont, it is celebrated by gathering on the steps of the Old Mission San Jose Museum building at 6pm each night between Dec 15-23, and leaving for a host destination by 6:15 pm. Once at the destination, the “innkeeper” will invite everyone inside. There will be a short bit of entertainment, followed by light refreshment.

On Sunday, December 20, the destination is the Sisters of the Holy Family Convent, where the FUMC Chancel Choir will be singing a short program.

Tri-City Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Faith, Understanding, Support across Traditions
Thanksgiving Service,
November 25, 7:30 p.m.
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
43148 Mission Blvd, Fremont.

The 52nd Annual Tri-City Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is sponsored by the Tri-City Interfaith Council and co-sponsored by Interfaith Women of Peace. This year’s theme is “Building Community; Giving Thanks.” Shamsa Rafay, an active member of the Islamic Center of the East Bay, will be preaching. Our own Pastor William will be officiating.

The liturgical fabric of the service is rich in readings from sacred prayers, chants, songs, as well as beautiful traditional costumes, dancers, and musicians. The importance of passing the sacred tradition to the next generation is highlighted as younger members of our faith communities’ traditions share in rendering sacred text and songs. [Read more…]

Class on “The Prophets”

Beginning on Sunday, October 13, Pastor William and John Holmes will be leading an Adult Education Class on the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament in their original and modern contexts, based upon the lectures of Dr. Walter Brueggemann, “Practicing Neighborhood amid Empire”, delivered last autumn at the Purdue Lectures in San Jose . [Read more…]

Women’s Mini-Retreat

September 6/7,
Friday evening & Saturday

You are invited to the annual, in-town, all-day Women’s Mini-Retreat! 

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Backpack Project

It’s that time again! We are supplying backpacks for students at Sunrise Village Homeless Shelter, and need backpacks filled with required supplies for 18 elementary and 12 high school students.

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