methodist crossChrist Church United Methodist

1717 Yulupa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Corner of Hoen and Yulupa
Office Hours: T-TH 9am-2pm

Worship Sundays 9:30 AM

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Work for a Better World

God is personal but never private. - Jim Wallis, God's Politics
stocked pantry shelves
Christ Church United Methodist, in a partnership with Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Shomrei Torah, distributes food to residents in need in Rincon and Bennett Valleys every Thursday at 4PM right here from Elisha's Pantry. The Pantry served approximately 275 households per month. Elisha's Pantry receives food and fresh produce for distribution from Redwood Empire Food Bank. The Harvest for the Hungry Garden also provides fresh, organic produce for the Pantry. The fees paid by CCUM and others help the REFB provide food to a network of 147 non-profit and faith-based organizations in Sonoma County.
identical bags of groceries

Garden Sign

The Harvest for the Hungry Garden is located on the Christ Church campus on Yulupa Avenue.

The Harvest for the Hungry Garden raises money through an annual plant sale. The proceeds from this event supports charitable organizations. In addition,  the Harvest for the Hungry Garden all-volunteer labor force delivers organically grown produce each week to four local hunger programs: FISH of Santa Rosa, The Living Room (drop-in center for homeless women and children), Elisha's Pantry, Bethlehem Towers (low income senior housing), and the Food For Thought AIDS Food Bank. Master Gardeners also provide workshops for the community.

Garden plant sale

The primary purpose of Christ Methodist Preschool is to encourage children to be self-reliant and cooperative as they develop in this phase of their life. We all want children who feel valued and are willing to be generous with others.

The program at Christ Methodist Preschool provides an environment of free choice, exploration, and discovery. Activities chosen foster curiosity, creativity, and develop large and small motor skills.

circle area

dramatic play area

Providing a place for community groups to meet has always been important to CCUM. Multiple groups of Alcoholics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous meet here, as well as an Al-Anon group, and a Parkinson's support group. Call the church office at 542-2569 for meeting times.

back packs delivered
Every year, CCUM provides backpacks and supplies for students at Hanna Boys Center, which provides high risk boys from the Bay Area with full-time comprehensive residential care and educational services.

filling backpacks

Habitat for Humanity House

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is a Christian housing ministry, using volunteers to build, renovate and repair houses for low income familiies in need. Volunteers from Christ Church provide ongoing support and participate in Faith Build Projects throughout Sonoma County.

Habitat House


working at a school construction site in El Salvador


Each year, Seeds of Learning sends volunteers to Central America to build and equip schools, educate and children and adults and promote cross-cultural understanding. Volunteers spend 1-2 weeks on projects in Nicaragua and El Salvador. CCUM participates in this meaningful exchange of resources and culture. The Seeds of Learning headquarters is in Sonoma County.

foundation work


Christ Church is proud to be an active member of North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP). NBOP brings community members, congregations and neighborhood organizations together for the purpose of creating community democracy and justice.

Living Wage

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission provides ministries that connect, eductate, and provide construction crews and medical services for those in need. Learn more about UMVIM's "opportunities to promote, encourage and enable all persons to live our creed - Christian Love In Action" on the CA-NV Conference UMVIM website.