Who We Are

All means all

We believe that all people are created in the image of God.
We offer a wide welcome to all people regardless of age, sex, racial or ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, physical or mental ability or economic or immigration status.

 Lynnewood became a Reconciling Church in 2016. We stand with other United Methodist congregations across the globe declaring our welcome to all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe in God: Creator of the Universe, embodied in the life and teachings of Jesus the Christ, and with us as the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus.
  • We believe that we are on a journey of learning and discovery.  Questions are essential and honest discussion is healthy. 
  • The Bible is a beautiful, inspired book that guides our faith.  We value diverse understandings of scripture because we believe God speaks to us in different ways.
  • The essence of our faith is best summarized by Jesus, who said, “Love God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.”  

Values and Vision

MISSION: To make disciples who dare to question, love and serve.

VISION:  To create a Tri-Valley community where all can belong and thrive.

We value inclusion, genuine conversation, compassionate service and meaningful engagement around issues that matter. We invite anyone who wants to grow spiritually within community and make a positive difference in the world to join us. 

Our History

The Methodist Society of Amador Valley held its first service on July 17, 1966 in a parsonage garage on Santa Rita Road. Between 1966 and 1972, this growing faith community met at 4 different locations: Fredericksen Elementary School in Dublin, the chapel at Camp Parks Job Corps, St. Augustine’s Church, and at the garage of the Lynnewood Estate of R. R. Stuart on Foothill Boulevard.

Groundbreaking for the present site at 4444 Black Avenue took place on June 4, 1972 and the Fellowship Hall was built one year later. The church settled on the name “Lynnewood” to honor the granddaughter of a founding member, who was named Lynne.

Since those early years, Lynnewood has grown in size and cultural diversity.  Today we are a vibrant congregation inviting people of all ages, races, abilities, sexual orientations, and theological viewpoints. The sanctuary welcomes over 250 people to worship God and serve the world.  The church is also home to Quarry Lane Preschool and a variety of groups to meet the needs of the Pleasanton community. Our doors are open to all!