This Sunday, 12/16, we will continue our celebration of the Season of Advent with a focus on the joy that is found in God’s faithfulness, light the Advent Wreath, and enjoy music from the Chancel Choir, Hosanna Handbells, and Bill Schuck. All are welcome!

Holiday Events

Sunday, December 16 — 2:00 pm — Choir & Handbells Christmas Concert (Bishop Sanctuary) Be sure to arrive early, seats fill up fast! The Chancel Choir and the Hosanna Handbells will perform. The concert is free; donations are appreciated. A dessert reception will follow in the Social Hall.
Friday, December 21 —  7:00 pm— Longest Night Service (Bishop Sanctuary) Maybe the holidays are not particularly joyful for you this year.  Whether you are grieving, struggling economically,  discouraged by circumstances beyond your control, dealing with addiction, or overwhelmed with a personal situation,  it is good to remember that the first Christmas was difficult too. We will gather together to seek God’s comfort and peace.

Get your Holly Berry Tickets Today!

holly-berry-home-tourGet the holiday season off to the right start with the annual Holly Berry Home Tour, with homes all uniquely decorated for Christmas! The event will be on Sunday, December 2, from 12pm-5pm. We begin at Bishop UMC at noon with music, refreshments, and Country Store, followed by the Home Tour. 
Early tickets are $18 per person, while tickets at the door are $20. To purchase tickets online, click here. Paper tickets are also available at the Church Office (M-F, 9am-1pm), or at Ann Marie’s Home Boutique. Checks should be made out to “Bishop UMC.”
All proceeds support mission and ministry in the community. Please share the Facebook Event Information with your friends by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/358380254734955/.

Bible Study

Our new Advent Bible Study, based on Max Lucado’s book, Back to Bethlehem. Classes are at noon in the Bishop Adult Lounge on Tuesdays. If a daytime class does not work for your schedule, we also meet Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the Big Pine Church’s library. All are welcome!  

Craft Bazaar and Lunch – Nov. 3, 2018


The Bishop United Methodist Women’s annual Craft Bazaar, bake sale, and soup & dessert luncheon will be held on Saturday, 11/3, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the United Methodist Building. Come do your Christmas Shopping, and support missions at the same time!

Vacation Bible School 2018

VBS is almost here! Click here for more details! 

Multiplying Our Impact

On Sunday, April 15, at 1:00 pm, you are invited to meet in the Bishop Adult Lounge with our Readiness 360 coach, Rev. Nicole Reilley, who will help us identify new opportunities for strengthening ministry and multiplying our impact by assessing spiritual intensity, dynamic relationships, missional alignment, and cultural openness. Read more…

Holy Week and Easter Sunday


Maundy Thursday March 29, 2017
5:30pm – Potluck Dinner and Worship
Big Pine Community UMC, 313 W Crocker
Good Friday March 30, 2017
7:00pm – Worship &  Special Music
Easter Sunday April 1, 2018
9:30 am – Easter Celebration Worship 
followed by Egg Hunt and Butterfly Release

Palm Sunday – March 25, 2018


This Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday and the choir will share the story of Holy Week through the Cantata “Come to the Cross and Remember”The service will also include a piece by the combined Children and Adult choirs, and the children will lead us into worship with Palm Processional. Members of the Choir should arrive by 8:50 am. Any other children should arrive by 9:15 am to lead us in beginning worship with palm branches waving.

Eastern Sierra Community Auction


The Eastern Sierra Community Auction is coming on March 10, 2018 — 6:00 – 8:30 PM in the The Methodist Center. Credit Cards will be accepted for auction purchases. Child Care Available with RSVP to the Church Office. Don’t miss out on the fun! We will have a professional auctioneer, lovely desserts and appetizers, lots of door prizes, and many wonderful items to bid on. We need your help to make this event a wonderful success, benefiting our missions and ministries in the community.  A portion of proceeds will be donated to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra for their Wounded Warrior Center.    Click here to see a list of some of the Auction items this year.