Holy Week Worship Opportunities


All are welcome to celebrate the Transfiguration of Christ and God’s power to transform all things. Many people have had glimpses of God’s transformative power in “mountain-top” experiences, and yet we are called to continue to work together to share the light and hope of Christ in the (metaphorical and literal) valley. We will enjoy special music from the Chancel Choir and Bill Schuck, Holy Communion, and prayer stations.

Celebrating our Unity in God

Bishop Grant Hagiya will be leading a special worship service to celebrate our unity under the Lord, Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit at Pasadena First UMC. You are welcome to gather and participate via livestream on Sunday, March 3, at 6pm, in the Adult Lounge. Snacks to share are welcome. You may also livestream the service from home at calpacumc.org.


Spiritual Gifts

In his first letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul encourages the church to live in the unity of the Holy Spirit, who provides everyone with gifts for ministry. If you want to know more about your spiritual gifts and discern how God can work in your life for ministry, visit this online Spiritual Gifts Assessment: www.umc.org/what-we-believe/spiritual-gifts.

Bible Study

Our Lenten Bible Study, based on Adam Hamilton’s book, will spend six weeks on an in-depth dive into the life, faith, and character of Simon Peter, beginning on February 26th. Books will be available in the Church Office. 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! 

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/.

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…