The mission of First German UMC is to transform modern lives through living connection to the universal body of Jesus Christ.
We seek to connect real people in our community to Jesus Christ. All are welcome to come and see what God is doing here.
The vision of First German UMC is to use our German-American culture, language, and historical memory as a springboard into transformational ministry in the name of Jesus Christ.
We celebrate the multicultural nature of our community and love to share in other's.
First German UMC believes in the power of living in community. As a result we value inviting friends and neighbors to the table for food, music, fun, and collaboration.
We value moments of slowed-down living where we can get offline and out of our houses to see where God is working.
We believe in God the father and creator. We believe in Jesus Christ, God made human, and in his bodily resurrection. We believe in the gift of the Holy Spirit, and that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all one triune God.
We believe in the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.
Pastor Kurt Poland
Anna Bischoff serves as the church's office manager. She is in the office on Tuesday - Thursday from 9am - 2pm. Call or email to make an appointment if you would like to visit the office at a different time.
Anna has a professional background in natural resource management, environmental consulting, and project management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from University of California, Berkeley. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys boardgames, baking, dog training, and spending time in her garden.
Anna is engaged to be married in October 2022!
Sae Wan Yang
Sae Wan Yang serves as the Director of Music and Organist for First German United Methodist Church. She directs the vocal quartet and plays the organ and piano.
Loves God. Loves his wife. Loves his cat. Loves plants.
He is serving as the church's caretaker. Keith maintains and cares for the facilities and grounds.
He can be reached at [email protected]
Join a Community
Church is not only a crowd gathered around a stage, but a Community sharing life around a table.
One of the central ways we grow as disciples of Jesus is by having intentional relationships with people who share the same goal.
If you are interested in joining a community group please email us directly.