Our History

The Methodist Society of Amador Valley held its first service on July 17, 1966 in a parsonage garage on Santa Rita Road. Then after renting space in Fredericksen Elementary School in Dublin, at the chapel at Camp Parks Job Corps, at St. Augustine’s Church on Rose Ave., and at the garage of the Lynnewood Estate of R. R. Stuart on Foothill Boulevard, the congregation acquired the present site at 4444 Black Avenue. Groundbreaking took place June 4, 1972, and the Fellowship Hall was consecrated in early 1973. “Lynnewood” became the name of the church because the granddaughter of a founding member was named Lynne.

Since those early years, Lynnewood has expanded to include a large facility rented out to Quarry Lane Preschool and a new sanctuary that holds over 250 people. The community and the church have grown in size and in cultural diversity. The congregation has had fifteen ordained United Methodist clergy. Today we are a vibrant congregation inviting people of all ages, races, abilities, sexual orientations, and theological viewpoints. Our doors are open to all!

In 2016 we celebrated our 50th anniversary with special events throughout the year and a Jubilee weekend October 1-2, 2016.