About Us

South Hayward United Methodist Church (SHUMC) is a caring and diverse congregation located in the southern part of Hayward, California. Our spirited Sunday worship service starts at 10:30 am. We have a nursery for babies and toddlers and a Sunday school class for children during the worship service. After the service, we provide a delicious meal. The meal gives everyone an opportunity to fellowship and get to know each other. During the week we have meaningful Bible studies, a line dancing class and an ESL ministry.

South Hayward United Methodist Church (SHUMC) was formed by merging two congregations in April 2004: Melrose United Methodist Church and Wesley United Methodist Church.

Rev. Rochelle Frazier, an ordained minister, was appointed to SHUMC in July 2014. Rev. Frazier received her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology and Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA. She has served at various multi-cultural churches in the California-Nevada Annual Conference in the last 12 years. She has helped churches grow in their love for God and for each other.

Rev. Frazier currently serves in various capacities for the church and the community. She is the Circuit Leader for the Bridges District of the Cal-Nevada Annual Conference. She serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Council of Clergy Development and the Conference Committee on Ethnic Ministries and Outreach. She is a board member of South Hayward Parish, a non-profit corporation serving the economically challenged residents of Hayward.

Rev. Frazier is an intercultural consultant for I-Relate Intercultural Development Institute. She is the former president of the Oroville Planning Commission and has many awards for her volunteerism in the cities of San Francisco and Oroville, CA.

Rev. Frazier is an avid reader and loves to watch movies and travel.

SHUMC is governed by its Administrative Council. The Council meets most months. It brings together leaders of the various committees and programs of the local church. Each year the local church meets as a congregation at its Annual Church Conference to report on the previous year's accomplishments and to elect officers for the next year.

South Hayward United Methodist Church (SHUMC) is part of the global United Methodist Church with programs and missions throughout the world.  SHUMC participates in global ministries such as UMCOR.

South Hayward United Methodist Church belongs to the California-Nevada Annual Conference, which in turn belongs to the global United Methodist Church.

SHUMC is a member of Circuit #8 of the Bridges District of the California-Nevada Annual Conference. The Bridges District is one of four districts in the Conference. It extends from the San Francisco Bay Area eastward and includes Sacramento.

Circuit #8 includes: