Megumi Kai has been part of Lancaster United Methodist Church for 30 years, and is the only Japanese worship in the Antelope Valley. We have about 20 regular attendees to the service, where we read scriptures and sing hymns in Japanese. We also have a monthly potluck on every third Sunday, where we get to interact with many brothers and sisters in Christ.
First begun when Chiyoko Talbot worked with the Rev. Ken Heflin to start a Japanese speaking Bible study in Quartz Hill, the fellowship grew as it served the Japanese-American families brought to the area through Edwards Air Force Base. It has worked with many of those with Japanese descent who lived or came to reside in the Antelope Valley over the years.
Over the years, Megumi Kai has provided not only a place to worship God, but also a home for new arrivals from Japan and a place to celebrate their Japanese-American culture. It has worked to help new immigrants adjust to a new life in the U.S.A. Yearly celebrations and festivals were scheduled along with support for missions and various needs have been held over the years. Megumi Kai members have worked side by side with other members of the Lancaster United Methodist Church in its bi-weekly soup kitchen, its support of the Lancaster Shelter, its United Methodist Women and its far reaching missions and service of others.
• Bible Study and fellowship
• Monthly Potluck Sunday Lunch
• Watercolor painting Class
Please email us at lumc@lancaserUnited.org for more information.