Sacramento Japanese 
United Methodist Church

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 421-1017

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Loving God • Serving Others • Transforming Lives

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Sunday worship begins at 10:30 AM every week at the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church . The Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.  All are welcome!

Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, Senior Pastor




6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823

Phone: (916) 421-1017

Invitation to Worship

10: 30 AM

December 1, 2019

First Sunday of Advent,

Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122;  

Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

December 8, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19;

Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

December 15, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 1:47-55;  

James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

December 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19;

Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25


December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve  

Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14;

Luke 2:1-20


December 25, 2019

Christmas Day

Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14;

Luke 2:1-20


December 29, 2019

First Sunday after Christmas Day  

Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148;  

Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23


Monday      9:00 am-1:00 pm

Tuesday     9:00 am-1:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday    9:00 am-1:00 pm

Friday        9:00 am-1:00 pm


We are a praying people who believe in the Power of Prayer. If you would like to submit a prayer request, please click here for the form & instructions.


If you have questions regarding our church, upcoming events, suggestions to improve our website, please call the church office at

(916) 421-1017 or e-mail at

Child Care Available

The Nursery is available for children 0-2 years old and for 3-4 year olds transitioning into preschool. The room is by the Sanctuary and the Narthex (the entry to the Sanctuary). There are two Nursery attendants there between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM

SJUMC Older Adult

Dance Group


10:00 AM

Multi-Cultural Hall

Line Dance for

Older Adults

Senior Open Gym

Every Tuesday (Fireside Room) & Thursday (Gym)

9:30 am - Walking

10-11:00 am - Exercise

Worship at ACC Care Center

4th Wednesday of each month

10:00 - 10:30 AM

ACC Care Center Dining Hall

7801 Rush River Dr.

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we lead a wonderful time of worship with the residents.

Praise Dance Ministry


10:00-11:00 AM

Fireside Room

For All Ages

Suggested donation $2

Praise Dance is a hybrid of exercise and dance.

Small Group Opportunities

Click here for

Small Group Opportunites

RiverBells Workshop

Wednesdays, 5:45 PM

Fireside Room

Learn to read music/learn to ring handbells. Free class every Wednesday. RiverBells is a community ensemble of English handbell ringers. They have performed throughout the city & county of Sacramento.

Alternative Gifts Fair

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Honor your loved ones this holiday season with a gift that helps someone in real need around the world!

Advent Class

With Elaine Deatherage

Mondays, December 2, 9, & 16

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Advent study using the book, “Travel the Highways of Advent.” Uses each chapter to show you how to take what you learn from the Bible and apply it to everyday. Please sign up in the church office and receive a book.

Circuit Advent Project

Foster Care Awareness

Friday, December 13, 2019

6:00 PM Potluck

7:00 PM Movie “Instant Family”

Join us and other circuit churches as we come together for food and fellowship to watch “Instant Family.” Story about Pete and Ellie, a couple that decided to start a family and stumble into the world of foster care adoption.

Sunday Family Ministry

Christmas Program

Sunday, December 8, 2019

10:30 AM

Join us for the annual Children’s Christmas Program! After the program, join us for “Bubble Mania” at 12:15 PM.

Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 22, 2019

10:30 AM

RiverBells Winter Concert

Sunday, December 22, 2019

3:00 PM

Tickets $8 in advance for adults ($10 at the door); $5 for students with ID, children under 7 Free. Tickets can be reserved by calling 916.397.8727 or emailing; and will be on-call at the door the day of the concert. Featured on the concert will be “The Nutcracker Suite”

Christmas Eve Concert & Worship

Tuesday, December 24

6:30 PM Concert

7:00 PM Worship

All Church Cookie Swap

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Bring 3 dozen cookies before 10 AM (preferable homemade), one dozen to share at Fellowship Hospitality Hour and 2 dozen to swap. Everyone who participates goes home with 2 dozen different cookies. Church will provide hot cocoa, coffee, and bags (or use your own container).

Advent Series

“The Wonder of Christmas”

Rediscover that the true wonder of Christmas is found in the love of Christ!

Dec. 1: The Wonder of a Name Dec. 8: The Wonder of a Star

Dec. 15: The Wonder of a Manger

Dec. 22: The Wonder of a Promise


We have joined up with a recycling project. Schedule your pick up and the proceeds can be donated to us!


Items they pickup, working or not:

All TVs, video games, computers, monitors, fax machines, calculators, desktop copiers, cell phones, phones, printers, vacuum Cleaners, speakers, keyboards, scanners, mice, laptops, networking equipment, power tools, and more! All electronics are recycled locally in California.

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