UMCTO Connect
Friday, January 14, 2022
The Weekly Eblast of News & Newsmakers from UMCTO
Worship Service: January 16, 2022
" A Sign Of Abundance"
Pastor Anna Lee Mulford

John 2: 1-11

The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me?
My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.”
So they took it.
When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew),
the steward called the bridegroom
10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him
Here are some dates to put on your calendar.

Messy Church
Online Only

Worship Service
10:00am In the Sanctuary
No RSVP Needed, just come and worship!
Masks & Social Distancing

Kids Church
10:15-11:15 In Wesley Room
Masks & Social Distancing

Bagels & Bibles
10:15 - 11:15 in Miss Amy's Office
Masks & Social Distancing

All information is up to date to 1/14/22
All updates will be posted on our website at
UMCTO App for Smartphone and Tablet
Gives you access to livestream worship, church event calendar, prayer requests, ministry videos, giving, prior sermons, info on all our ministries and partners and links to Methodist and other resources.
Study Buddies Needs Snacks!

Our Current and ongoing needs for Study Buddy
will be snacks.

 When you are grocery shopping, can you donate any of the following items? Chocolate Granola bars, Goldfish, Cookies, Rice Crispy Treats, or Tangerines.

 If you have any questions, contact Dori Fotsch @ 805-402-2100

Thank you for helping with our Study Buddy program!- Dori Fotsch

Save the date for Messy Church!
Saturday, January 15th 5pm - 7pm
This Month Online Only!
Please check online at for more information.
The Harvest Food Program
We will be on the patio area the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month. Time of the distribution will be from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m.
Please bring your own bags or boxes to carry home the fresh produce and some shelf stable items. AND masks are required.
The program is open to anyone who is food insecure.
There is a one time demographic sign up.

If you wish to volunteer to sort and ready the food for distribution please contact Leanne Petras at
Volunteers contribute any amount of time between the hours of
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

A Message From
United Methodist Women

North District UMW
Local Organization Recognition Event
January 22, 2022 10:00am

Officer Training
January 15, 18th -20th
(Multiple dates and times. See flyer for more informatiof)

Online Event

Theme: Healing & Joy
As We Make Justice

Contact:: Amybeth Lake - North District
(818) 428-8461

Mondays at 11:00 am
If you are interested in joining the
Monday Prayer Group,
please contact Pastor Anna or Julia Snyder.
You can request a prayer at any time at:

Our Church Office is open 3 days a week.

The Winter Office Hours
for Our Office Administrator, Rosalind are :
M, W, F 10am - 2pm,
at the Church Office

Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 4pm - at her Home Office
Please call Church Office and leave a message or

The Winter Office Hours for Amy Eads are:
T,TH 10am - 5pm- at the Church Office

Call our Church Main Line (805) 495-7215,
press 300 to reach Administration.

Rev. Anna Lee Mulford.... (Lead Pastor)
Pastor's Voice Mail can be reached - Ext. #301

To Reach Other Staff Members by Cell:

Jordan Duke..............(323) 810-1450 (Worship Arts/Music)
Amy Eads..................(805) 410-2027 (Children & Youth Ministry)
Maria Reyes..............(805)300-1607 (Multicultural/Messy Church)
Mitch Schrader..........(805) 551-3867 (Facilities Manager)
Julia Snyder..............(805)231-6122 ( Membership Care)
Rosalind Gallup........(805)495-7215 (Office Administration)
Romy Brubaker........(530)401-6680 (Church Organist)

Visit our website using the link below
to review the many ways
to give to the church including Paypal.

Oh God, it’s been too long
trying to overcome this pandemic & all the challenges with it.
People tell us our daily normal life is now a “new normal”.

That is where our Stephen Ministers can help.
You could call them the “after people”.
After this past 18 months we need someone to listen to us
& be compassionate, our lives have changed, so many emotions.

A Stephen Minister is there for you:

  • After-the phone call you hoped you would never get
  • After-the funeral,when everyone leaves & the emotions
you held in come rushing in on you.
  • After-the divorce papers are served & the bottom falls out
of your life.

The list goes on, with someone walking with you there is hope.
If you would like a Stephen Minister, please call

Susan Ruwhui #818-665- 8033
or Dianne Clouter #805-990-8762

or the church office.

Stephen Ministry Leadership 
    Stephen Ministry has prayer time
after church service.

There will be a Stephen minister in the bride's room after church service for prayer. This will be a place for private prayer.

for January 2,2022 - April 2, 2022

Pray for the continued mission of the UMC in the
California-Pacific Conference:

“To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Great God of Heaven and Earth, God of all time and space,
thank you for bringing us through the rocky ground
of more days than we want to count.
We celebrate the Spirit filled moments of joy in the midst of chaos.
We appreciate grace filled moments of comfort
in sustained significant losses.
We hold in our hearts hope born of your creative power
in uncertain days.

-Reverend Melissa MacKinnon

1/16/22 - 1/16/22

Please Pray For:

St. James UMC
Pastor Malyong Yi

Santa Clarita Korean Mission
Pastor Sang Hun

Healing - Comfort

Blackwelder Family
Larry Brown
Dan Gallup (R.Gallup)
Dan Gillespie
June Glasmeier
Ann Gramlich
Donna Hanns (Snyder)
Jean Hensel
Ezequiel Hernandez (Reyes)
Oliver Mahannah
Luis Martinez (Wilson’s)
Shirley Moran
Elisamuel Pastrana (Cogles)
Glen Poehlman
Rabens Family
Diana Rainer
Ray Family
Erica Rockabrand
Annie Salerno (Gallup)
Lois Sheen
Wehn Family
Pam Wilson
Wilson Family

Cody Boiehler
Jessica Chable
Matthew Conden
Chloe Diestel
Natalee Dueber
Jeremy Embree
Kevin Gramlich
Nathan Holloway
Jack Kuenzle
Brock Pooler
Mark Rabens
Wesley Rabens

With the Lord

Jane Blackwelder
Celebration of LIfe Ceremony TBD

Ray Sheen
(Lois Sheen)
The Celebration of Life in UMCTO Sanctuary
scheduled for February 5, 2022 has been cancelled.

*All Contributions to Memorial Funds can be made out
by check to UMCTO or to the Church's PayPal ( See Website)
with a notation of "Memorial Fund" & the name of the person being honored listed.