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…]

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…]

Bible Study and Prayer Practice for Lent 2014

Your Lay Leadership Team wants to promote your “Intentional Faith Development” this spring with two different offerings, both beginning the week of March 3:

  • A Bible Study small group gathering on Thursday evenings lead by Pastor William.
  • A daily devotional study on prayer using the book Listen – Praying in a Noisy World  by Rueben P. Job.  Each week will have a prayer practice and reading.  Each day gives the participant time to practice the prayer pattern, daily scriptures, and time for reflection.  There will be an email blog with thoughts and questions to help guide you for each week.

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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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July 4 Celebration

Join us for a Picnic & “Fireworks Music”!

You won’t find live fireworks in Fremont on the 4th, but you can listen to live fireworks music!  Please plan to join your church family for a picnic and concert at the church on Thursday, July 4 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.

  • The picnic with some outdoor games begins at 2:00.
  • All picnic foods provided including hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon and beverages, plus dessert!

Brent Peterson, Music Director & Organist, presents his monthly ½ hour public concert at 4 PM in the sanctuary, celebrating  Independence Day.  The recital will feature

  • the complete Fireworks Music of George Frideric Handel, transcribed for organ by E. Power Biggs
  • music by William Selby, an American composer active at the time of the Revolution
  • Mozart’s Adagio for Glass Harmonica, written for an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin
  • John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Congregational singing of The Star-Spangled Banner (in three verses, lyrics provided 🙂 .)

Admission is free, with a free-will offering (via donation jar by the door).  100% of donations will go to League of Volunteers (LOV) Newark.