Sacramento Japanese 
United Methodist Church

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 421-1017

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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 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent

Jeremiah 33:14-16

Psalm 25:1-10

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

Luke 21:25-36

December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent

Malachi 3:1-4

Luke 1:68-79

Philippians 1:3-11

Luke 3:1-6

December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Isaiah 12:2-6

Philippians 4:4-7

Luke 3:7-18

December 23, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Micah 5:2-5a

Luke 1:47-55

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45

December 30, 2018

First Sunday After Christmas Day

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26

Psalm 148

Colossians 3:12-17

Luke 2:41-52

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

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.



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

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.

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Japan Mission Trip scheduled for
March 2019

The final mission team trip to Japan is tentatively scheduled for March 5-19, 2019, with Sue Teranishi as the Team Leader. This trip will focus on a Ministry of Presence to remind survivors we remember them. Tsunami, earthquake, Fukushima anniversary activities around March 11 will be a focus of the trip as well as a visit to the Asian Rural Institute. There will be more details to come. If you might be interested in joining the team, please talk to Sue or Rev Motoe.

Bowling Green Family Dinner

Friday, December 14, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Bowling Green McCoy (Not Chacon) Volunteers are needed beginning at 2:30 PM to prepare and serve dinner. Please contact Sue Teranishi at if you are interested.

Advent Class

with Elaine Deatherage

Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 PM

December 5, 12, and 19

We will look at the two Christmas stories in Matthew and Luke. In our minds we often blend the two together, but they are different and written for different audiences with different messages.

We will use the book: The First Christmas by Marcus Borg. You do not have to read the book to take or understand the class but you may enjoy reading it for yourself.

Christmas Worship & Caroling

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

10:00 AM

ACC Care Center

All are invited to worship and sing Christmas carols with our friends at the ACC Care Center.

Advent Series - Calm and Bright

200 Years of Silent Night

This year is the 200th anniversary of the debut of "Silent Night, Holy Night." This hymn has become the best-loved worship moment of many Christians–even those who only come to church once a year. Something mystical occurs as we light our candles and sing the hope of "all is calm, all is bright"–peace and light for the world. This worship series will celebrate the carol's message over the entire season of Advent and highlight its call for our lives that can guide us all year long.

Dec. 2, Sleep in Peace - PEACE

Dec. 9  Glories Stream - JOY

Dec. 16, Redeeming Grace - LOVE

Dec. 23, Let us Sing - HOPE

Dec. 24, Christmas Eve—Calm and Bright

Christmas Eve Worship

Monday, Dec. 24, 2018

6:30 PM Concert

7:00 PM Worship

Come and join us for the annual candlelight Christmas Eve service.

Rise Against Hunger Fundraiser

Monday, January 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM


8124 Delta Shores Circle


Enjoy delicious food and help raise funds for our Rise Against Hunger food packaging event on March 24, 2019! Show the cashier a paper flyer, digital flyer, or mention the fundrasier and Chipotle will give us 33% of total sales!

All Church Christmas Cookie Swap

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Please bring three dozen cookies before 10:00 AM (preferably homemade). One dozen to share at Fellowship Hospitality Hour and two dozen to swap with other members! Everyone who participates goes home with two dozen different cookies to try!! The Fellowship Hospitality Team will provide hot cocoa, coffee and bags (or use your own container).