Who Are We?

United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life stories, but share a unique history and faith perspective. Our members speak many languages and live in many countries.

No matter how or where they serve Jesus Christ, United Methodists do God’s work in a unique structure — referred to as “the connection.” This concept has been central to Methodism from its beginning. Connectionalism comes to life through our clergy appointment system, our mission and outreach, and through our collective giving. We live out our call to mission and ministry by engaging in ministry with the poor, combating diseases of poverty by improving health globally, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders. No one congregation can do all these ministries, but together — through the power of our connection — we can make a tremendous difference.

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group of children and youth holding up projects they made at vacation bible school

Sunnyvale United Methodist Church,

located in the heart of Silicon Valley, reflects the global nature of the High Tech industry.

  • We are an international church with active members from all over the world. We have members from many regions of India, Korea, China, Taiwan, Tonga, Malaysia, The Philippines, The United States, Latin America, Nigeria, and Kenya.
  • We are a multigenerational church where the young and old worship and learn of Jesus in community.
  • We are a church in Mission with mission projects all over the world, and here in our community.
  • We have programs and activities for all ages.
  • We are a loving and caring community of Jesus Christ dedicated to making disciples for Jesus Christ for the redemption of the world.

United Methodists are …

  • Involved, committed, diverse, and open.
  • A people who try to be accepting, caring, hospitable and inclusive.
  • Family- and community-oriented.
  • A people who are concerned about those beyond their communities, around the world. Active in mission, responsive.
  • A people who love music, church suppers and a sense of community.
  • Initiators, with a history of creating ministries related to education, employment, health and other issues.
  • A people who like to tell the story of Gods redeeming grace.
young adult helps a child plant in soil