United Methodist Church was founded in 1887 as part of the chain of
Chinese Missions in California, stretching from Sacramento to Los
the Rev. Dr. Otis Gibson. Rev. Dr.
Gibson was a returned missionary from Foochow, China, who saw many
immigrants from Toi-San and Canton in
need of social services and spiritual support.
call to reach out
to the immigrant community with justice and compassion was heard and
obeyed. Through various social services
and mission activities, Bible Study and worship services, we have
nurtured and enriched the lives of many immigrants and their
children in Oakland’s Chinatown and its neighboring cities.
Since then, CCUMC has become a multi-ethnic,
multi-cultural, and multi- generational church.
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