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

February 2, 2020

4th Sunday after the Epiphany

Micah 6:1-8;
Psalm 15;
1 Corinthians 1:18-31;
Matthew 5:1-12

February 9, 2020

5th Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12);
Psalm 112:1-9 (10);
1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16);
Matthew 5:13-20

February 16, 2020

6th Sunday after the Epiphany

Deuteronomy 30:15-20;
Psalm 119:1-8;
1 Corinthians 3:1-9;
Matthew 5:21-37

February 23, 2020

7th Sunday after the Epiphany

Exodus 24:12-18;
Psalm 99;
2 Peter 1:16-21;
Matthew 17:1-9


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.


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


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

Volunteers In Mission
Presentation & Luncheon

Sunday, March 8, 2020
After Worship Service

The 2020 SJUMC Volunteers in Mission Trip to India was a rewarding and enriching experience for our team. Mary Nakamura and Barbara Kado will make a short presentation with slides during service on Sunday, March 8. They will give a presentation after service along with a fundraiser for Indian mission organizations. Mary Philip, the VIM Team Leader, has volunteered to provide a simple lunch featuring Indian food after the worship service.

Lunch Donation: $5.00

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.

Join the Choir!

Come!  Share! Rejoice!

Rehearsals are on

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM,

and before worship on Sunday mornings

Bowling Green

Family Dinner Program

Friday, March 27, 2020

Help is needed beginning at 2:30 PM for dinner prep and from 5:30 to 6:30 PM for serving, clean up, and dishwashing. Email Sue Teranishi if you can voluteer to help:

Spring Food Sale

Pre-order & pre-pay by March 22, 2020

Pick up on Saturday, April 4, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Volunteers needed for food prep, cooking, packing, distribution, and clean-up. If you can help, please contact Simon Yeh, Victor Shibata, or the church office.

For more information and order forms:

South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP) Food Closet

SSIP Provides emergency food to South Sacramento needy families and individuals.  Food drop off boxes are available in the Fellowship Hall.


41st Annual

Lake Tahoe Fellowship Retreat

Zephyr Point

Sun, July 19 - Fri, July 24, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Pastor Brad Kramer

Theme: Lessons Learned from the Miracles of Jesus

Click links for more information, deadlines, and registration forms:

Growing Young

Church Wide Survey

Deadline March 10, 2020

SJUMC was selected, along with 31 other churches in the CA-NV Conference area, to participate in a program from the Fuller Youth Institute called Growing Young. The goal of the program is to help churches examine their current situations and environments and work towards creating internal environments that are more welcoming and receptive of young people. Rev. Motoe, Momoko Newsome, Arlene Hagiya, and Ryland Fernandez are a part of the Core team and 16 others are members of the team. We are planning to have a worship series on Growing Young in February. As part of this effort we want to survey all church members.

Church Wide Survey: You can take the survey in any of these ways:

Church office has a computer set up for the survey (M-Th 9am to 1pm)

Use this link to access the survey online: SURVEY

Family Worship

10:30 am

1st Sunday of each month

Bring the entire family and worship together!

No Sunday School


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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Rise Against Hunger

Fundraising Event

Monday, February 24, 2020

Three restaurants are participating in our fundraising event! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rise Against Hunger. Click on the link for the flyers.

Rise Against Hunger

Packaging Event

Sunday, March 29, 2020

1:30-3:30 PM

First Taulangau Tongan UMC

3600 Broadway, Sacramento

All Pentecost Circuit members are invited to help with this event.

Please register if you plan to volunteer to help at the event. If you want to make a donation, you can also do so using this link: