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Samuel Hong
District Superintendent
Samuel Hong

Robyn Peterson
Sr. Administrative Assistant for El Camino Real District
Robyn Peterson

(408) 442-2450
729 Morse Street
San Jose, California 95126

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San Jose Wesley UMC's 125th Anniversary Virtual Program, 'Illuminate' Featured on YouTube

posted on June 14

San Jose Wesley UMC celebrated it's 125th anniversary with a virtual program event entitled 'ILLUMINATE' on YouTube. It was premiered on June 12, 2021 and San Jose, Wesley UMC invites you to share ...

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Register for the 'Congregational Care Ministry Virtual Seminar March 12 & 13, 2021

posted on February 25

CARE IS THE HEART OF THE CHURCH Congregational Care Ministry Virtual Seminar Friday, March 12, 2021 & Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 am to 4:00 pm via ZOOM No matter the size of your congregation or ...

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SPRC Training Workshop - February 13, 2021

posted on January 14

Pastors and Staff Parish Members,   You are invited to attend a Staff Parish Relations Committee virtual training session on Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 a.m. – noon. We will be joining the Los ...

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Trustees and Finance Training - February 7, 2021

posted on January 14

Pastors, Board of Trustees and Finance Committee Members   You are invited to attend a Board of Trustees and Finance Committee virtual training session on: Sunday, February 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 ...

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El Camino Real District Conference & Pre-ACS Briefing Via ZOOM - August 29, 2020 9-12

posted on August 04

All members of the District Conference are invited to this meeting.  The members of the District Conference are the same as the members of Annual Conference from our District:  All appointed elders ...

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Hope for the Stumbling

posted on July 16

Jo Ann Lawson, Racial Justice Coordinator for The California-Nevada Conference United Methodist Women, offers a powerful reflection around revised common lectionary scripture for this Sunday: Matthew ...

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Freedom is Coming Up

posted on July 01

On the horizon of July 4, freedom is a word that will circle celebrations across the US this weekend. California-Nevada Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope explores the concept of freedom in this ...

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Partners in Ministry: Who will you choose?

posted on June 10

Rev. Samuel Hong offers a reflection around Matthew 9:35-10:8 in which Jesus sends out his disciples to do the work of ministry.  Hong considers the disparate group of people Jesus chose as his core ...

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In Our Image: The mystery and call of Trinity Sunday

posted on June 02

Debra Brady, Central Valley District Superintendent, shares a reflection around the lectionary passages for this coming Sunday, Trinity Sunday. Through the ages, we have long debated the complexity of...

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Looking through the window to Jesus' heart

posted on May 19

Shinya Goto, District Superintendent for El Camino Real, considers John 17, the Farewell Prayer of Jesus and discusses what it is like to take steps together toward the deepest desire of Jesus' heart.

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Do I love you Lord?

posted on May 12

This week's lectionary reflection features Great Northern District Superintendent Blake Busick and his thoughts around John 14: 15-21. Blake explores the importance of asking the right questions and ...

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Covid-19 Relief Project

posted on May 05

Dear Sisters and Brothers of El Camino Real District,   This is one of the last letters I will write to you before I leave the district in June of this year, and perhaps the most important of all, ...

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Mother's Day and the loving heart of Jesus

posted on May 05

Staci Current, District Superintendent of the Bay area District, reflects on lectionary passages for this coming Sunday May 10th. She encourages us to not let our hearts be agitated and to cling to ...

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Paycheck Protection Program Loans (posted 4/6/2020)

posted on April 06

El Camino Real District Pastors,   Grace and peace to you!  Many of you have inquired about applying for Paycheck Protection Program Loans.   As it states in the Book of Discipline para. 2529.3, you ...

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Working Together in the Midst of the Viral Outbreak (posted 4/2/2020)

posted on April 02

El Camino Real District Pastors and Lay Leaders,   I pray this letter finds you well and safe.  I want to begin by thanking you for your leadership in such time as this!  I find great encouragement in...

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District Office Closed (posted 3/16/2020)

posted on March 16

Dear El Camino Real District Pastors, SPRC Chairs, and Lay Leaders, We will follow the direction of Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties and close the district office until the order to ...

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As We Prepare for Tomorrow (posted 3/14/2020)

posted on March 14

Dear El Camino Real District Pastors, Lay Leaders, and SPRC Chairs,   I sent my last email on Thursday, but two days ago already feels far in the past with the new updates and guidance from public ...

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Coronavirus Response

posted on March 12

El Camino Real District Pastors and Lay Leaders,   Greetings!  I pray that you have been safe and that you are taking all measures of precaution as the coronavirus continues to spread in our ...

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Coronavirus Response (posted 3/12/2020)

posted on March 12

El Camino Real District Pastors and Lay Leaders,   Greetings!  I pray that you have been safe and that you are taking all measures of precaution as the coronavirus continues to spread in our midst.   ...

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Stopping Coronavirus: Monitor Your County Public Health Department & California-Nevada Conference Websites

posted on March 10

News around the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes daily and it is important to know what is happening in your own community to help stop the spread of the virus.  California-Nevada Conference office has ...

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