Get to Know Pinole UMC


Pinole United Methodist Church is a Christian community growing in courage to stand for the call of God to seek justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God. We recognize, acknowledge, and honor the spiritual and cultural diversity and rich traditions of our congregation and the community in which we live. We are intentional in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Please join us in the Sanctuary Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. to celebrate Jesus Christ with cultural diversity, worship and song – a traditional service with Pastor Elmar De Ocera delivering the sermon, Children’s Moment, an anthem by the Chancel Choir and organ music by Jean Fisk, Andrew Capule, and the Organ Scholars, youth learning to play the organ under Jean’s tutelage. Also, on the first and third Sunday of every month, join us for Happy Hour of Grace which starts at 6:00 p.m.

pastor-elmarOur Mission:
Pinole United Methodist Church is a Christian community where all people are welcome, and is focused on becoming and making disciples committed to justice, kindness and walking humbly with God.

We welcome and affirm our ministry with all persons, regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, economic status, disability, gender, marital status or sexual orientation, from first-time visitor to lifetime member.

We seek to understand and carry out God’s will, bearing witness to Christ’s compassion and embracing the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

We foster spiritual growth in all persons — children, youth, and adults; through individual and corporate prayer and study, worship of God, nurturing relationship, and participation in ministries of justice and mercy at home and in the global community.

ALL ministries of Pinole UMC are available to ALL people.

What does UNITED METHODIST mean?
This community of faith is one of over 35,000 active congregations in the United Methodist Church. Over eight million Americans are members of this diverse denomination, and Methodism is also found in over one hundred other countries. John Wesley, the Church of England priest who founded Methodism in the eighteenth century, continues to challenge us with the words, “If your heart is as mine, then give me your hand.”