Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco

A historically Japanese American, predominantly Asian American, LGBTQIA+ affirming church focusing on deepening in faith, social justice & community.

Support our ministries: offering.pineumc.org

Join us for Worship: tinyurl.com/pinesundayworship

Prayer Requests & Visitation: tinyurl.com/pineprayersvisits

Operating as usual

11/13/2021

We are delighted to partner with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network to #HonorDomesticWork! Can we get 10 of our followers to shout out someone who’s paid or unpaid domestic work made an impression on you?
If you share your story on www.HonorDomesticWork.com, you'll receive this beautiful poster by artist @micahbazant for free!

Photos from Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco's post 11/05/2021

CA Domestic Workers Coalition, on Friday at 6pm, will have the virtual premiere of “Mujer, Trabajo, Salud”, which will include a panel and conversation about the process of co-creating the film with our members and the campaign for Access to Paid Time Off in SF. You don’t want to miss this event and it’s FREE with registration at bit.ly/3pNkRdx

El proximo viernes a las 6pm, tendremos el estreno virtual de “Mujer, Trabajo, Salud”, el cual incluirá un panel y conversacion sobre el proceso de co-creación con nuestras miembras y sobre la campaña de Acceso a Tiempo Libre Pagado en SF. No se querrán perder este evento y es gratis con registración en bit.ly/3pNkRdx

#mujertrabajosalud #PTO4DomesticWorkers #PTO4EssentialWorkers #SF4DomesticWorkers #TiempoLibreTH #MiSaludPrimero

@dancemissiontheater @andreinamaldonadodance @sf_dlp @lacolectivasf

Photos from Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco's post 11/01/2021

2 of 2: Details of our altar.

We had a great gathering of folks in observance of Halloween, All Saints & All Souls Day. We had fellowship and built our altar together in Pine’s Memorial Garden, dedicated to those who established Pine Church and those who gone on before us. We built this altar as a community, bringing together our various cultures, symbols, and traditions in remembering our ancestors.

We gathered to remember our Beloveds who are no longer physically with us, but who we are eternally connected to through love and action. From our ancestors, to Japanese Americans in internment camps, to LGBTQIA+ folks, to domestic workers, to Angelo Quinto and others lost to police brutality, to immigrants and migrants, and the 5 million who passed from COVID-19 - we held them all in this space, in our hearts, and spirits as we challenge ourselves to practice a faith in which unjust loss of life may end and compassion, genuine peace and love may reign. This is the legacy we inherit as people of faith.

May our love with those who have gone before us continue to grow and may we continue to learn from them how to live in alignment with God’s will for liberation and salvation for all people and Creation.

Feel free to visit the altar in remembrance until Saturday, Nov. 6. If you would like a name or prayer to be added to the altar, please DM or email Pastor Jeanelle.

Photos from Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco's post 11/01/2021

1 of 2: We had a great gathering of folks in observance of Halloween, All Saints & All Souls Day. We had fellowship and built our altar together in Pine’s Memorial Garden, dedicated to those who established Pine Church and those who gone on before us. We built this altar as a community, bringing together our various cultures, symbols, and traditions in remembering our ancestors.

We gathered to remember our Beloveds who are no longer physically with us, but who we are eternally connected to through love and action. From our ancestors, to Japanese Americans in internment camps, to LGBTQIA+ folks, to domestic workers, to Angelo Quinto and others lost to police brutality, to immigrants and migrants, and the 5 million who passed from COVID-19 - we held them all in this space, in our hearts, and spirits as we challenge ourselves to practice a faith in which unjust loss of life may end and compassion, genuine peace and love may reign. This is the legacy we inherit as people of faith.

May our love with those who have gone before us continue to grow and may we continue to learn from them how to live in alignment with God’s will for liberation and salvation for all people and Creation.

Feel free to visit the altar in remembrance until Saturday, Nov. 6. If you would like a name or prayer to be added to the altar, please DM or email Pastor Jeanelle.

Photos from Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco's post 10/30/2021

Through an invitation from friends with the CA Domestic Workers Coalition, Pine UMC was invited to endorse their campaign for SF Paid Time Off for Domestic Workers. The first ordinance of its kind in the country, this would allow Domestic Workers an easier and just way to accrue Paid Time Off, which is a right they are often not able to access because of how their employment is structured. Many have multiple employers of whom none individually have access to a system that would make Paid Time Off affordable for them. This ordinance would make PTO accessible by making it portable for Domestic Workers, across different employers.

Pine was represented at an action this past Tuesday at Civic Center Plaza, volunteering for the security team, while speakers gave testimony, SF leaders and Supervisors expressed support, and a mural was painted in front of City Hall. Water and snacks were provided free of charge to attendees, while several organizations gathered in support. When I arrived, I was told that the SF Chronicle put this campaign on the front page!

Domestic Workers have continued to work throughout the pandemic. Some have suffered illness or injuries themselves or are unable to be there for their family members who become ill and need care, which is crucial in the era of COVID-19. This would result in the loss of wages and, in some cases, retaliation from employers. Speakers also included a few employers of Domestic Workers who expressed that Domestic Workers should be given the same rights and benefits that they themselves have at their jobs. For more stories and information on the CA Domestic Workers Coalition, visit their website: https://www.cadomesticworkers.org/

As people of faith, rising in solidarity with Domestic Workers in SF is an expression of care and compassion for those in our city who are often invisible, yet so vital to its functioning. As Christ often told parables with workers and laborers at the center, while also exposing the injustices against them, let us bring our faith into action through advocating for long-term change and in protecting the rights of those who make our world go ‘round.

ID: image 1: Kim and Pastor Jeanelle in neon vests as part of the security team, with fists up in solidarity and SF City Hall in the background. Kim is holding a CA Domestic Workers Coalition poster that says “Health Safety Dignity”.

Image 2: A mural was painted at Civic Center Plaza featuring a Domestic Worker with a mop and flowers against a blue background. The mural is encircled by text that says “SF PTO! Domestic Worker Dignity”.

S.F. could be first to mandate paid sick leave for house cleaners, nannies 10/27/2021

S.F. could be first to mandate paid sick leave for house cleaners, nannies

Pine Church supports the CA Domestic Workers Coalition campaign for SF Paid Time Off for Domestic Workers!

S.F. could be first to mandate paid sick leave for house cleaners, nannies A proposed S.F. bill would pioneer paid sick leave for domestic workers who work for...

10/05/2021

Join Pine Church for Halloween, All Saints Day & All Souls Day!

Sat., Oct. 30, 10AM (In-Person) - Clearing the Garden & Windows

Sun., Oct. 31, 11AM (In-Person & Zoom) - Sunday Worship

12:30PM (In-Person)
Tea Time: Fellowship & Refreshments;
Set Up & Build the Altar;
Hand Out Goodie Bags to Our Neighbors

We welcome and honor the diversity of cultural and spiritual life in guiding us to remember ancestors and those who have gone before us. All are welcome here.

The altar will remain up until Sat., Nov. 6.

To add the name or copy of a photo of someone you’d like to remember and add to our altar, DM here or email pastorj[at]pineumc[dot]org.

Join Pine Church for Halloween, All Saints Day & All Souls Day!

Sat., Oct. 30, 10AM (In-Person) - Clearing the Garden & Windows

Sun., Oct. 31, 11AM (In-Person & Zoom) - Sunday Worship

12:30PM (In-Person)
Tea Time: Fellowship & Refreshments;
Set Up & Build the Altar;
Hand Out Goodie Bags to Our Neighbors

We welcome and honor the diversity of cultural and spiritual life in guiding us to remember ancestors and those who have gone before us. All are welcome here.

The altar will remain up until Sat., Nov. 6.

To add the name or copy of a photo of someone you’d like to remember and add to our altar, DM here or email pastorj[at]pineumc[dot]org.

Parents Reconciling Network: 10 Ways to help your church be more inclusive 10/05/2021

Parents Reconciling Network: 10 Ways to help your church be more inclusive

Parents Reconciling Network: 10 Ways to help your church be more inclusive 10 Ways to help your church become more inclusive

09/26/2021

Who is Jesus to you? | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 09/19/2021

This Sunday we reflect on who Jesus is to you? Is he a prophet for justice? Is he there for individuals, but not so much for communities? How does who he is, and our relationship with him, influence how we live into our faith as his followers?

For full video description and to view in HD: https://youtu.be/aXc2lUD6XFA

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Join us LIVE on Sundays at 11AM PT / 2PM ET:
Register at http://tinyurl.com/pinesundayworship​ or email [email protected].

Pine UMC is a historically Japanese American church that is intergenerational and a Reconciling Congregation - We are open and affirming of LGBTQIA+ people! We strive to be a church that practices radical welcome.

Our English Sunday worship services are traditional and social justice-oriented. We build our sermons collectively, as community sharing our knowledge, insights, and wisdom.

Important Pine Links:
To give online: http://offering.pineumc.org​
For Prayer Requests & Visitation with Pastor Jeanelle: http://tinyurl.com/pineprayersvisits

09/22/2021

STARTING TONIGHT! Don’t forget to sign up!

Decolonizing & Deconstructing Theology - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7PM-8:30PM on Zoom

This space is for those who are interested in deconstructing and decolonizing faith and theologies that have been used to cause or justify harm or oppression, or to uphold the status quo. If you are in search of a space to reclaim faith and theology in a way that liberates, empowers, and heals, this communal space is for you. This Small Group will run every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings from Sept. 22nd to Nov. 24th.

TO JOIN: DM here or email Pastor Jeanelle.

STARTING TONIGHT! Don’t forget to sign up!

Decolonizing & Deconstructing Theology - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7PM-8:30PM on Zoom

This space is for those who are interested in deconstructing and decolonizing faith and theologies that have been used to cause or justify harm or oppression, or to uphold the status quo. If you are in search of a space to reclaim faith and theology in a way that liberates, empowers, and heals, this communal space is for you. This Small Group will run every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings from Sept. 22nd to Nov. 24th.

TO JOIN: DM here or email Pastor Jeanelle.

09/19/2021

The Syrophoenician Woman | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 09/12/2021

When Jesus has a conversation with the Syrophoenician woman, what happens? Did Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman change each other? Did she call Jesus out? As followers of Christ, are we open to being changed, as well?

For full video description and to view in HD: https://youtu.be/EqV8xzP5OdY

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Join us LIVE on Sundays at 11AM PT / 2PM ET:
Register at http://tinyurl.com/pinesundayworship​ or email [email protected].

Pine UMC is a historically Japanese American church that is intergenerational and a Reconciling Congregation - We are open and affirming of LGBTQIA+ people! We strive to be a church that practices radical welcome.

Our English Sunday worship services are traditional and social justice-oriented. We build our sermons collectively, as community sharing our knowledge, insights, and wisdom.

Important Pine Links:
To give online: http://offering.pineumc.org​
For Prayer Requests & Visitation with Pastor Jeanelle: http://tinyurl.com/pineprayersvisits

09/12/2021

Is it about shaming anger or about taking faithful action? | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 09/05/2021

Does our faith tell us that we are not supposed to be angry or is there something deeper that the writer of James is inviting us into? What blessings might we experience when we take up the call to put our faith into action? By centering action, is James denying the role of grace in our faith journeys?

For full video description and to view in HD: https://youtu.be/lTw0Ow7totM

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Join us LIVE on Sundays at 11AM PT / 2PM ET:
Register at http://tinyurl.com/pinesundayworship​ or email [email protected].

Pine UMC is a historically Japanese American church that is intergenerational and a Reconciling Congregation - We are open and affirming of LGBTQIA+ people! We strive to be a church that practices radical welcome.

Our English Sunday worship services are traditional and social justice-oriented. We build our sermons collectively, as community sharing our knowledge, insights, and wisdom.

Important Pine Links:
To give online: http://offering.pineumc.org​
For Prayer Requests & Visitation with Pastor Jeanelle: http://tinyurl.com/pineprayersvisits

09/11/2021

Virtual Creative Making Space: Every other Thursday, 7-8pm

Think of this as a choose-your-own-adventure kind of small group. This is for anyone who wants to pursue their own creative endeavors in a group setting. Open to all sorts of creating - be it poetry or music or crochet or cupcaking, etc. Every other Thursday, beginning September 30 (9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11).

DM TO JOIN

Virtual Creative Making Space: Every other Thursday, 7-8pm

Think of this as a choose-your-own-adventure kind of small group. This is for anyone who wants to pursue their own creative endeavors in a group setting. Open to all sorts of creating - be it poetry or music or crochet or cupcaking, etc. Every other Thursday, beginning September 30 (9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11).

DM TO JOIN

09/11/2021

Upcoming Small Group: Henri Nouwen's Life of the Beloved - Mondays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 22, 7PM-8PM on Zoom

We will have a 9-week small group with the widely popular Henri Nouwen's "Life of the Beloved". Nouwen was a renowned contemplative, leaning into the intersections of psychology, social justice, community, spirituality, and the unknown. Copies can be found in local libraries and bookstores, Bookshop, and Thiftbooks. The book won't be needed for the first meeting on Sept. 27th.

DM TO JOIN

Upcoming Small Group: Henri Nouwen's Life of the Beloved - Mondays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 22, 7PM-8PM on Zoom

We will have a 9-week small group with the widely popular Henri Nouwen's "Life of the Beloved". Nouwen was a renowned contemplative, leaning into the intersections of psychology, social justice, community, spirituality, and the unknown. Copies can be found in local libraries and bookstores, Bookshop, and Thiftbooks. The book won't be needed for the first meeting on Sept. 27th.

DM TO JOIN

09/03/2021

Small groups are starting up at Pine Church in the middle of this month!

Henri Nouwen's Life of the Beloved - Mondays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 22, 7PM-8PM on Zoom | We will have a 9-week small group with the widely popular Henri Nouwen's "Life of the Beloved". Nouwen was a renowned contemplative, leaning into the intersections of psychology, social justice, community, spirituality, and the unknown. Copies can be found in local libraries and bookstores, Bookshop, and Thiftbooks. The book won't be needed for the first meeting on Sept. 27th.

Facilitated by Jorim. DM for more info or to sign up.

Decolonizing & Deconstructing Theology - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7PM-8:30PM on Zoom | This space is for those who are interested in deconstructing and decolonizing faith and theologies that have been used to cause or justify harm or oppression, or to uphold the status quo. If you are in search of a space to reclaim faith and theology in a way that liberates, empowers, and heals, this communal space is for you. This Small Group will run every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings from Sept. 22nd to Nov. 24th.

Facilitated by Pastor Jeanelle. DM for more info or to sign up.

Happy Hour - Last Fridays of the month at 7PM on Zoom | An hour for fellowship starting Sept. 24 to Nov. 26. We also have space for those interested in hosting a game or activity.

DM to sign up or for more info.

ID: blurred image of zoom meeting in the background of text that says, “Small Groups, starting September 2021, join Pine Church via Zoom. Bible Studies, Shared Interests, Spiritual Practices, Faith-Rooted Activism, Liberation Theology, Mental Health, Movie/Game Nights. For more info to join or to lead, contact Pastor Jeanelle”

Small groups are starting up at Pine Church in the middle of this month!

Henri Nouwen's Life of the Beloved - Mondays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 22, 7PM-8PM on Zoom | We will have a 9-week small group with the widely popular Henri Nouwen's "Life of the Beloved". Nouwen was a renowned contemplative, leaning into the intersections of psychology, social justice, community, spirituality, and the unknown. Copies can be found in local libraries and bookstores, Bookshop, and Thiftbooks. The book won't be needed for the first meeting on Sept. 27th.

Facilitated by Jorim. DM for more info or to sign up.

Decolonizing & Deconstructing Theology - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7PM-8:30PM on Zoom | This space is for those who are interested in deconstructing and decolonizing faith and theologies that have been used to cause or justify harm or oppression, or to uphold the status quo. If you are in search of a space to reclaim faith and theology in a way that liberates, empowers, and heals, this communal space is for you. This Small Group will run every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings from Sept. 22nd to Nov. 24th.

Facilitated by Pastor Jeanelle. DM for more info or to sign up.

Happy Hour - Last Fridays of the month at 7PM on Zoom | An hour for fellowship starting Sept. 24 to Nov. 26. We also have space for those interested in hosting a game or activity.

DM to sign up or for more info.

ID: blurred image of zoom meeting in the background of text that says, “Small Groups, starting September 2021, join Pine Church via Zoom. Bible Studies, Shared Interests, Spiritual Practices, Faith-Rooted Activism, Liberation Theology, Mental Health, Movie/Game Nights. For more info to join or to lead, contact Pastor Jeanelle”

Videos (show all)

Who is Jesus to you? | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 09/19/2021
The Syrophoenician Woman | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 09/12/2021
Is it about shaming anger or about taking faithful action? | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 09/05/2021
Ready to Wear | Pine UMC Worship 08/22/2021
To Embody Christ | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 08/15/2021
Spiritual Maturity | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 08/08/2021
The Role of Belief in Ending Hunger | Pine UMC Worship & Communion 08/01/2021
Abundance | Pine UMC Worship 07/25/2021
What Is Rest to the Oppressed? | Pine UMC Worship 07/18/2021
Come Unto Me (Matthew 11), Adapted Lyrics for Pine UMC
What Is Dance to People of Faith? | Pine UMC Worship 07/11/2021
What Is Independence? | Independence Day | Pine UMC Worship 07/04/2021

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426 33rd Ave
San Francisco, CA
94121

General information

Pine United Methodist Church holds Japanese-language services at 9:45 a.m. and English-language services at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Pine UMC, acknowledged as the "mother" church of all Japanese American Methodist Churches in the U.S., was formally founded in 1886 when Dr. Merriman Harris arrived from Japan, having been appointed Superintendent of the Japanese Missions by the Methodist California Annual Conference. However, the true beginnings of Pine UMC can be traced back to the 1870s, when a group of young men from Japan began to meet in the basement of the Chinese Mission in San Francisco (at the corner of Washington and Stockton). Under the guidance of Dr. Otis Gibson, then the Superintendent of the Chinese Mission, the young men met regularly to study the Bible and English. In 1877, this small group formed the Japanese Gospel Society, or Fukuin Kai. Out of the Japanese Gospel Society evolved not only Pine UMC but all Japanese Christian churches in the United States. This early period is called the Anagura Jidai, or "Cellar Days," and launched the history of Pine UMC.
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