The Table at Central UMC, Sacramento

Central UMC in Sacramento was on the brink of closure in 2009. A typical Sunday worship was little more than a small group with choir robes and an overhead projector. The historic congregation had dwindled, but continued to trust that God had something big in store for them.

The Table, a new church start of the UMC, began taking shape at Central in July of 2009 with just a few families. Over the last few years these two communities have been knit together as one. Sunday morning worship has grown to average over 220 and we transitioned to two worship times this month to make room at The Table. Our discipleship formation process is rooted in the structure of Wesleyan class meetings. We call these groups Kitchen Tables and we now have 14-15 meeting throughout the week all over the city.

We are looking for two seminarians who are interested in doing church differently. If you're passionate about rethinking church and willing to work hard and creatively, we'd love to talk more. Learn more about our community of faith online at

Monthly Stipend:
Car Required?: Yes

5265 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819


Matt Smith and/or Linda Dew-Hiersoux, Co-Pastors