“How has Lynnewood been important in your life?” Below are testimonials from current members answering that question. Some are new members; others have been at Lynnewood for many years.
“Lynnewood has been a place that we can bring our children to be part of a church family, learn about God, and make friends. Our children have been able to participate in VBS, Sunday School and all-church retreats. It is also a place to serve others and teach our children to give back to the community through volunteer work.”
“Because Bob, Stephen, Chris and I do not have extended family members here in California, we have appreciated the support of our Lynnewood church family. Our sons have grown up at Lynnewood and were blessed to participate in Sierra Service Project, Sunday School classes and other youth activities where they were mentored by caring adults and also formed lasting friendships with wonderful young people. I also appreciate the talented and caring members of our Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry.”
“We find Lynnewood to be a loving community with many ways to get involved in service for others. Also, when Lou recently had a serious eye injury that required nearly daily doctor visits for an entire month, the direct support from Pastor Heather and church members was a blessing. The message, the music, and the opportunity to be of service to God profoundly enhance our lives.”
Louis and Margene Gerton Rivara
“Lynnewood is important to me because to lead the life I want to lead I need a community of believers to support me. Lynnewood provides worship services, bible study, retreats with all ages, senior fellowship group, opportunities to serve others, prayer e-mail group and general feeling of community. Lynnewood makes me feel loved and one of the family.”
“We visited Lynnewood for the 1st time on Christmas Eve 2010 and after the service our then 6 year old son walked out with his little sister and us, turned to me and said, “Mama, I think we have found our church!” That, I think, is testimony to a great church!
After moving from Michigan to California in summer 2011 where we said good bye to our United Methodist Church Family, the people of Lynnewood and the light-flooded sanctuary filled with the well-spoken words of a clear, world, open Christian message and beautiful music welcomed us into our new life in Pleasanton! Sunday school, children’s choir, Christian drama group, family and women retreats followed and helped us to be involved as a family and connected us to wonderful people.”