Sacramento Japanese 
United Methodist Church

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 421-1017

© 2020 Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

Designed by B. Lim-Silvernail

Loving God • Serving Others • Transforming Lives

t h e w e e k o f D e c e m b e r 2 6 t h t h r o u g h D e c e m b e r 3 0 t h .

P h o n e m e s s a g e s w i l l b e c h e c k e d .


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

May 3, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23;
1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10

May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Festival of the Christian Home / Mother’s Day

Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16;
1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14

May 17, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20;
1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

May 24, 2020

Ascension / Seventh Sunday
of Easter

Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47;
Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

May 31, 2020

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b;
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 7:37-39


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

Senior Open Gym

Every Tuesday (Fireside Room) & Thursday (Gym)

9:30 am - Walking

10-11:00 am - Exercise

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.

SJUMC Older Adult

Dance Group


10:00 AM

Multi-Cultural Hall

Line Dance for

Older Adults

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.



Simon Yeh said SSIP still needs more volunteers (65 and younger) to help with distributing food and picking up food from grocery stores. Last month, we served around 2000 households, feeding over 7000 individuals. We cannot accomplish this without volunteers. Sac Food Bank continues to remind us that the numbers will only increase in the coming weeks and months during this COVID19 crisis.

Online Worship Videos

All past recorded worship videos, worship folders, and childrens messages can be found on our Online Worship page:  Worship Page

Online Sunday School

Sundays at 11:00 AM

All young people under 18 years old are welcome to the online Sunday School. Join us via video conference:  Conference

Tithe and Offering

Please continue to send your check to the church (payable to SJUMC, 6929 Franklin Blvd Sacramento, CA 95823). The mail is being collected and checks are still being deposited while the facility is closed.

Care Phone Tree

You will be a part of a group of ten people. Your care leader will contact you once a week to check on you! In this way, although we do not see each other at the church, we will know you are doing ok. We are still looking for volunteers to call 9 people once a week. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Motoe.


If you are an older adult church member and need someone to pick up groceries and prescriptions, please let us know. If you are willing to help older adults by picking up groceries or prescriptions (they will reimburse you), please contact Jayne Rasmussen,, 916-393-8602.


We have received anonymous donations for this program. We have a limited amount of toilet paper available for older adults. If you (older adult) need toilet paper, please contact Jayne.

Online Fellowship

Sundays at 11:30 AM

We miss you! Please join us to say hi so we know you are okay. Rev. Motoe will close with a prayer.

Click here for computer, tablet and smart phone access (video conference): FELLOWSHIP


Call the following number to participate

by phone: 1-669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 274 092 578


Please let us know of those who are entering school, going into Jr. or Sr. High, have completed high school or completed any higher education program.  Also include the graduate's name, parents' name and which school they are graduating from.  We would like to acknowledge their accomplishments on Sunday, June 14. Please contact Momoko at momoko and Cathy at  We would like this information by June 9th.  

SJUMC Church App Available Soon!  

A new app for your smartphone will be available soon! This app will make it easier for you to access to the worship service, prayer request, Sunday bulletin, etc.  Once it is in the app store, we will let you know!


In response to COVID-19, the SJUMC building remains closed until further notice under the guidance of the Governor and Bishop.

Online Worship Service

Sunday, May 31 2020

10:30 AM Online Service

Worship Service: May 31

Worship Folder: May 31

Children’s Worship: May 31

Join the Worship Service at 10:30 AM

by online Zoom or Phone

If you want to receive a call to listen to the service, please contact Rev. Motoe.

Would you like to watch the service together online? Please click the link to watch with

Rev. Motoe and others!


Meeting ID: 913 5721 1771

Password: 883521

Call in to listen to the service

(Please try around 10:20 AM)

Call 1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 913 5721 1771

Password: 883521

Worship Attendance (optional):  Attendance

It’s Time to Update Your

Membership Information

We are in the process of making sure that our records are up to date. If you would like to be added to our e-newsletter list, you can update your information online. We also need membership information updated via print and fill forms. You may have received this form with the annual Easter letter. All information collected are confidential.

  1. Online Form for e-newsletter:


  1. Print & Fill Form to update membership records. Complete the form and mail to the address listed on the form: PDF / MS Word



Updated May 5, 2020

Upper Room, New Every Morning

Words of Hope During COVID-19

Rev. Motoe & her kids’ video was featured on the Upper Room’s New Every Morning-daily reflections from Upper Room Books on April 22. Check out her video and the

daily reflections:

Church Remains Closed

5/30/2020 Update from the Bishop

Bishop Carcano says "After continued work with conference staff and leadership including conversation with pastors and lay leaders, and much prayer, I am asking that the church buildings, the conference center, and district offices of the California-Nevada Conference remain closed through the end of June 2020.  I hope that the following report helps you understand and support my decision."  Church Council created the health and wellness committee to work on the re-opening process for the future.

Children Weekly Worship

May 31, 2020 (Pentecost Day)

By Circuit Churches

Summer Worship

Passport Series Part III - Journey to Holy Land

Join us to Journey of the Holy Land!  We cannot travel physically but we can travel with our Bible and Internet! You will be taken to places as if you are traveling the holy land (Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Qasr el Yahud (site of Jesus Baptism), Nazareth, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha)

There is a surprise at the end so please make sure to watch it until the end :)  Adults, you will enjoy watching it too.  Only 18 minutes.  We are looking for people who are willing to share things with children.  If you are interested in, please let Rev. Motoe know.

The Upper Room

Daily Devotional Guide

Free Upper Room Download

Free Upper Room magazine in PDF for you to download. Upper Room says, “We realize many readers are currently reticent or unable to pick up their copy of the devotional guide because of the virus or closed church office.” Free Upper Room Magazine


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.

CEW #106178

New SJUMC Website Coming!

Many thanks to our webmaster Betty Lim-Silvernail for her hard work for over 10 years. She will be retiring as the webmaster when the new site is up. The church has hired a professional web designer, DesignOlah, to build our new website.

Stay Home & Stay Safe

We will see you soon!