Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church, The Garden Church

Summer Children Festival August 27th, Saturday 10am to 2pm

SJUMC Multicultural hall 

Collaboration with Jan Ken Po

We are planning a Children’s Summer Festival for August 27, 2022!  The goal is to give the children a day of fun!  All the activities are FREE!  There will be bazaar games with prizes, ceramics, origami, ikebana and more.  Jan ken po is joining us and will be taking care of craft vendors.  There will also be displays of JKP lessons.  We will have snow cones, Binchoyaki bentos, and ice cream available for purchase.  

But….we need many volunteers to do this!  Please give generously of your time for the children and sign up on this link. Click Here

Summer Family Night (2nd Friday of month, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12) Free Dinner

July 8, Friday 

5pm open Gym

6pm Food Truck Dinner (free) (XX Tacos)

After Dinner – activities/open gym, crafts, movie (The Bad Guys)

focus group conversation (parents)

The Sacramento Japanese UMC Sports Ministry invites you SUMMER FAMILY NIGHT on Friday, June 10, July 8 and August 12, 2022!  Please join us for an evening of food, fun, movies, games and sharing of thoughts and ideas for the future of the ministry! Free dinner served via food truck! Our Sports Ministry wants to know how today’s families want to RECreate in as we strive to grow our community!  

Sign up here (not required) however we want to know so we can be ready!

June Food Truck – XX Tacos

June Family Movie – The Bad Guys (2022) Watch Trailer Here

SJUMC 2022 SPORTS MINISTRY Basketball Clinic (8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/24)

SJUMC 2022 Sports Ministry Basketball Clinic

“Hosted by SJUMC Sports Ministry” 

Teaching basketball fundamentals in a fun and welcoming environment promoting sportsmanship and teamwork.  For boys and girls of all skill sets

Dates: 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/24 (All Saturdays)

Time: Kinder to 3rd grade group 10 AM – 11:30 AM

4th grade to 6th grade group 12 PM – 2 PM 

Where: SJUMC Garden Church (6929 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95823)

Tuition: free 

Limited to 40, so sign up now!  Deadline – July 22

• Please bring your own water, and wear gym shoes.

 • Masks required for those not on the court.

If you have a question, please contact Corey at or the church phone 916-421-1017. 

Love your Neighbor/Act of Kindness

– Pick up the special business card to spread kindness

 * ·Hear the testimonies

·* Catch up on the updates for the

*  Bring Father’s Day SSIP donation

June Act of Kindness Project 

Celebrating Act of Kindness during Father’s Day, June 19th.  We have an opportunity to promote Acts of Kindness on this holiday to help others and honor the fathers and others who have supported us.  Please bring a donation in honor of Fathers, which will then be given to SSIP to be distributed to those in need.  A win – win for all of us.  The kickoff date is June 12th.  All items given will be donated to SSIP.  

Are you amazed how people are behaving and interacting with others in demeaning and cruel manners? The rhetoric that is being heard throughout the United States has become vitriolic especially when it comes to politics. Elections, vaccine mandates, proposals for gun reforms, police actions, controversies regarding abortions have polarized our nation. People are acting out through bullying, road rage, and violence towards institutions and individuals.

Adam Hamilton, the pastor of the Church of the Resurrection (COR) noted that negative behavior has also entered denominational conversations and as Christians we should do what Jesus has asked of us when he stated in the Sermon on the Mount, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:43-45).

The members of our church who attended COR’s Leadership Institute in October voted to focus on two themes for 2022, one of which is the Love Your Neighbor/Kindness campaign.

Lenten Passport Click Here – it has daily act of kindness examples and testimonies

If you would like to receive the lenten passport, please contact the office, then we can mail one for you.

Here are some plans!

  • Love your Neighbor Sermons, Feb. 20th & 27th
  • Daily act of Kindness (during Lent)
  • 7 written testimonies
  • Love your neighbor business cards
  • Sticker of Love your neighbors
  • T-shirts
  • Once a month love our neighbor report
  • Summer Events (acts of kindness)
  • Yard signs

Flawed but Faithful Disciple: A New Worship Series on Simon Peter, May 8 – June 19

Simon Peter—an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call. He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. That’s one way to describe Peter. Here’s another: poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears. Doesn’t even sound like the same man. And that’s the point of Simon Peter. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today.

Running in conjunction with this worship series will be a small group. Thursdays at 11 am on Zoom (starting May 12). Contact Rev. Motoe if interested in attending, and click here to indicate your interest.

Get the book from the office for $10 or order at