Greetings and welcome to Santa Clarita United Methodist Church! We are a community that embraces hope, lives by faith, and is known by love. We come together often to celebrate, to comfort, to live life together, and to passionately follow Christ in our journeys of faith.
Whether you are looking for a safe place to seek truth, an encouraging place from which to grow, or a stable place from which to positively affect your community and world, this is it. No matter where you are in your faith journey, it is important to us that you know you have a home here.
Come join us on Sunday, or at any of our special events to see just how special of a place Santa Clarita UMC truly is. I look forward to seeing you there!
Pastor Elaine Cho
Church Mission Statement
We are a community who gathers together in worship, small groups, and fellowship to nurture and empower each other in our faith, so we can go into the world as the love of God.
What We Believe
The Methodist Church is a part of the Christian religion, and its beliefs fall in line with the traditional, orthodox statements of the Apostles Creed:
1. We believe in the triune God
(Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)
2. We believe in Salvation through the life, death,
and resurrection of Jesus Christ
3. We believe in Christ's Holy Church
4. We believe in Transforming and Perfecting Grace
5. We believe in Faith and Good Works
6. We believe in the Coming of God's Realm and Reign to the World. However, Methodists believe that none of these statements matter if they don't make a difference
in your life.
The life of following Jesus is practical, spiritual, intellectual, and at times confounding. As we seek to discern God's will for us, as well as what these statements mean, we use:
Ultimately, John Wesley wrote, "The test of the validity of a theology, in the light of Christ, is the test of love." We pray that our lives reflect the core of our beliefs and our tradition by making real the love of God that has been poured in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Elaine was born in Seoul, Korea and lived in Hawaii before she moved to California in 1994. She is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and University of Hawaii. Prior to coming to Santa Clarita UMC, she served as the lead pastor of La Canada UMC for 8 years. She has 16 years of ministry experience in the local churches in S. California, Washington State and Hawaii. One of her favorite mission trips are to Kosta Japan. She loves preaching God's Word.
Education: Master of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Arts, University of Hawaii, HI