Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church, The Garden Church

Friday Night Live (12/16, 1/20 (3rd Friday of month, ) Free Dinner

6pm Dinner (free)

After Dinner – activities/open gym, love your neighbor project, crafts, movie

The Sacramento Japanese UMC Sports Ministry invites you Friday Night Live on Friday 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! Our Sports Ministry wants to know how today’s families want to RECreate in as we strive to grow our community!  

Sign up here  (December)

January Sign Up Here

Open gym is run by Mr. Sam Loung (!

Stewardship 2023: Gratitude Campaign

Online Pledge Card: Click Here

Stewardship Letter: Click Here

“What I mean is this: the one who sows a small number of seeds will also reap a small crop, and the one who sows a generous amount of seeds will also reap a generous crop. ”2 Corinthians 9:6, CEB

Welcome back, friends! We know the Holy Spirit has been with SJUMC as we have thrived through all the adversity of the past two plus years! The “Praise Gods!” keep coming with too many chance moments and lucky breaks to be natural. Last year we asked all of you to open your hands and hearts and give with gratitude to the church. You came through as we very nearly met our budgetary needs. This year, as the scripture above states, because the church has sowed so bountifully, we have absolute faith in God’s promise that we will reap bountifully and surpass our needs!  Please fill out this online Gratitude card by Nov. 5 for its blessing during the Sunday, November 6 worship service. Thank you for your 2023 pledge!

Blessings from the Stewardship Committee




B Division:       10th to 12 Grade
C Division:       7th to 9th Grade

D Division:       5th to 6th Grade

E Division:        3rd to 4th Grade

Instructional:  Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

  • Applications will be accepted by email at:
  • Application will also be accepted by mail at: SJUMC Basketball
    6929 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA  95823

*We can begin the B, C, D, and E practice as early as the last week of October through mid March.  Instructional practices are on Fridays and begins in November and can end at the end of February.  Traditionally, it used to end mid February.

For more information: please email

Basketball registration Click Here

Basketball Head Coach and Assistant Coach Application Click Here

Give gifts to help others!

Since we’re not able to have an Alternative Gift Fair this year, here are some organizations you can donate to directly and help someone in need.  You can donate locally or internationally, to one listed below or any other organization you choose to share your blessings!

SSIP Food Closet (Click here)
South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership is our local food bank serving more
people than ever.  Donate online at or mail a check to SSIP Food Closet, 5625 24th St, Sacramento CA 95822.

Loaves & Fishes (Click here) 
They provide survival supplies and food for the homeless through a variety of programs in Sacramento.  Donate online at or mail a check to Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, PO Box 13495, Sacramento CA 95813.

Heifer International (Click here)
Help a family prosper! Donate $20 for a flock of chicks, $30 for honeybees, or $120 for a goat and many other choices! Online at or call 855-8HUNGER.

Church World Service Best Gifts (Click here)
Love our neighbors by giving gifts with meaning!  Give $20 for books for children in Vietnam, $50 for a Winter Warmth Kit for a refugee in Bosnia, and many other choices! Online at or call 800-297-1516.

12/8 Thursday Panda Express Fundraising Event

Church Fundraiser (online order only)

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Place your order for pickup or delivery on Dec. 8th. Valid for online orders only.

Purchase(s) of gift cards do not count towards the fundraiser, but purchases made with gift cards will count. 

28% of sales will be donated to SJUMC

Online Orders only

Apply code 911346 (the original code in the newsletter was wrong, this is the right one, sorry for the confusion) in the Fundraiser Code box during online checkout at or via App.

For flyer click here

Order Here

Advent/Christmas 2022 at SJUMC

Advent/Christmas 2022 Worship

“Do not be afraid.” — As we look at the stories of the angels to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds and their reactions to them, we will contemplate what messages we can offer!

See the preview here

November 27
 “Make Ready a People: #morehope“
 Luke 1: 5-25, 57-80 

December 4
 “Nothing Is Impossible: #morepeace”
 Luke 1: 26-56

December 11
 “Do Not Be Afraid: #morejoy”
 Matthew 1: 18-25 

December 18
 “This Will Be a Sign: #morelove”
 Luke 1: 26-56

December 24
 Luke 2:14 

December 25
 “Entertaining Angels: #morehospitality”
 Hebrews 13: 1-2

Angels Among Us small group has been cancelled.