UMC Joyful Healer

Our Mission

Encouraging each other on a spiritual journey to know God better, live kindly and healthily, and do something beautiful for God in our lives, our communities, and our world.




McKinleyville Family Resource Center

The Church of the Joyful Healer is proud to support the work of the McKinleyville Family Resource Center. One week each month the congregation has the opportunity to give a financial offering to the Family Resource Center.

Learn more about the McKinleyville Family Resource Center by visiting their website:

Extreme Weather Shelter

The Church of the Joyful Healer, along with other McKinleyville churches and other community organizations, like the McKinelyville Family Resource Center, has become a collaborative in ensuring that those with no permanent roof over their head will have a safe and warm place to stay during the coldest and harshest days of the year. It is an radical effort to live out our mission and be an integral part of the McKinleyville community.

Check out these links about the Extreme Weather Shelter coming to McKinleyville!

Circles Initiative

On April 25/26 a Circles Initiative Training was held at the Eureka 1st UMC. A follow up meeting was planned for May 30th in the evening at Eureka 1st UMC. To find out more about this idea, you can find Humboldt Ciricles on Facebook by clicking here.

Below is a video about the poverty simulation that was done at the Circles Training.


Community Organizing

What’s the ideal McKinleyville you envision?  Come meet with other residents interested in working together to make the ideal real!


On Tuesday,  May 7, 14, and 21, 2013, 6-7 pm, at the Dows Prairie Grange, 3995 Dows Prairie Grange Rd., in McKinleyville, dozens of McKinleyville residents will meet to discuss challenges facing McKinleyville and the desire to form  a McKinleyville Organizing Committee to collectively address them.  All are welcome!
Community organizing is a process for everyday people to come together, identify common problems, and take action together to change those problems.  It is based in the belief that people should have a say in the decisions that shape their lives, and that ordinary people know best what their families and communities need.  At its core, organizing supports residents to build their power to take action—to create system and policy-level changes in their communities. 

If you are interested in learning more about BHC’s work in McKinleyville, or would like to get involved, please contact  Renee Saucedo, Humboldt  Community Leadership  Organizer, at (707)273-3721, or

WHAT:  Series of 3 McKinleyville community meetings to explore residents’ interest in working together to address issues of common concern.
WHEN:  Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21; 6-7 pm.
WHERE:  Dows Prairie Grange, 3995 Dows Prairie Grange Rd., McKinleyville.
Food, childcare and Spanish language interpretation will be available.



10 am
1944 Central Avenue McKinleyville, CA

We have a relaxed service designed for you to fit in quickly and comfortably. We hope celebrating in this way will be the beginning of a life-affirming habit for you.