St Helena United Methodist Church

1310 Adams Street,

St. Helena, Ca 94574

707 963-2839

Pastor Audrey Ward 510-508-3574


Secretary Melanie Ward


The office is open

Tuesday Mornings & Wednesday afternoon.

Church Web site:

A Letter from the Pastor

Dears, this week we are settling our feet firmly on the ground of 2024, looking into a miraculously balanced budget--thank you, Kevin and Grace for all of your hard work--plus considering helpers like Bette Antor who have stepped into roles with great faithfulness.

Thank you, every one!

Sunday's music with Ron on Guitar and Esther on violin, warmed us up on a chilly day~we loved it, Brunswicks. And we are grateful.

Jennifer Garden is someone who often works behind the scenes to keep our sanctuary beautiful; that is especially so during this past season. Kevin Leninger climbs and even he has to stretch to put the banners in just the right place. Ben and Natalie set up communion plus fellowship hour; Esther added to the beautiful table.

See what I mean? So many people. Then of course there is Pat who provides the fresh loaf from the Model Bakery for our Communion. I must say, I eat more bread that day than any other day of the month.

We thank God for all of you who serve willingly and constantly. Right now we are anticipating--Dawn can outline some of it for you--improvements to our building that have long been in the works: a ramp for wheelchairs and a renovated sound system.

Maureen and I want to be sure we have a movie night soon: Babette's Feast. Which reminds me of our online streaming Team: are they great! We so appreciate you, Maureen, Ally and Norm.

So stay with us. Pray for all of those both seen and unseen that need your support day by day to be aware of needs in our community. And always, always be a good neighbor: you know how to do this,

with love,


Pastor Audrey Ward

THEY'RE HERE! Please remember to pick up your the latest copy of the Upper Room Devotional.

Sunday Worship

14 January 2024

10 a.m. Worship Service

Preacher: Pastor Audrey Ward

Music: Mike Greensill

Coffee Fellowship


Pray for Those in Our Care

The many recovering from illnesses over the holiday season. Cynthia Matheny for recovery from a stroke. Israel & Palestine, always. Jack and Ruthie Rydman; Ben and Natalie DiMaio are thankful that their. new home in Vineyard Valley is being readied for them. All our community near and far. Jim & Brenda as they relocate to South Carolina for a safe move.

Celebrating the Birthdays This Month



1 JP DaBaker

9 Sue Kaljian

16 Ruthie Rydman

19 Lauren Pesch

21 Roger Mills

22 Tommy Pesch

29 Janice Frate

30 Ellie Wheeler

Online Giving

Dear friends,

Our St Helena church provides an on-line app for use on your phone or tablet to give remotely. This app, GivePlus, is managed by Vanco, a finance company ensuring online payment processing with donations received for our church bank account.

Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement App. 

  • Download the Vanco Mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Find our church and log in using your previous GivePlus Mobile username and password.
  • Or set up your user account in minutes.


Do let me know if you have any questions.

Pastor Audrey Ward

Click here to go t our online giving web site!

Click on the photo above to listen to Vince Gill "When My Amy Prays".