First United Methodist Church of Ventura
Friday, May 22, 2015
We are a community of faith, letting love lead to make, mature, and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We have two Sunday worship services: one a traditional and the other informal, more contemporary. Our programs span every age from Christian education, music, outreach and mission, Bible, and fellowship.
We Are Located . . .- 1338 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93003.
- Downtown adjacent to Cabrillo Middle School.
- West of Main and Santa Clara street intersection.
- On the coast about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.
- About 25 miles south of Santa Barbara.
- Sundays, 9 a.m, sanctuary.
- Formal liturgy, long-standing hymns, classical music.
- Sunday School for children and youth.
- Infant care offered.
- Sundays, 11 a.m., chapel.
- Upbeat, current music.
- Less structured pattern of celebration.
- Sunday School for children
- Infant care offered
Sunday School and Childcare
Our 9 a.m. Sunday School starts in the worship service in the sanctuary where there is a young people's message. Sunday School for children follows in the Education Building classrooms.
Sunday School during the 11 a.m. service is for children, preschool age through fifth grade.
Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided during both services.
Worship Services Televised on Cable TV
The Sunday traditional worship service is shown on cable TV Channel 6 each Sunday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at 4 p.m., Thursday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 1 p.m. The schedule can be seen at http://www.capstv.org/schedules.htm.
The open door Coffee House
Our open door coffee house welcomes guests each Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Center library/parlor for espresso, selected tea, and hot chocolate.
Further details about The open door may be found under the Ministries Section of this website.
The open door is an ongoing outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church designed to build relationships and bring others into the loving presence of God.
Middle School After School Program
- For students from Cabrillo Middle School.
- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (September-May).
- From 3-5 p.m. in Trotter Hall.
- For recreation, study, and snacks.
- For more information,click the following link:
May Globe Bank Offerings—Nepal
The globe bank offering to be collected on May 31st will be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to address the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. UMCOR is on the scene in Nepal providing food, shelter, and medical care to the earthquake victims.
Rummage Sale June 5 and 6
Only a few more weeks until the rummage sale. Your unwanted treasures will help the United Methodist Women pay our yearly pledge to missions.
Please bring your donations to the church anytime or to Trotter Hall the week prior to the sale. We will be setting up on June 3 and 4 for sale days of Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6.
As you can see we have many opportunities for you to help, and a good time will be had by all.
Saturday is our famous BAG DAY so come and join the fun, help us by donating, helping, and of course buying!
For questions, call the church office at 643-8621.
Church in the Park and Day Retreat
Sunday, July 12
10 a.m. to dusk
Redwood Glen Area
Ventura’s Arroyo Verde Park
Theme: Exploring Identity
We will have a church service in the morning with a barbecue to follow.
The afternoon will be filled with different events on exploring identity. This is a great opportunity to worship in a new way and to spend a great day with your church family.
Vacation Bible School in July
Vacation Bible School will be offered on our church campus Monday-Friday, July 13-17.
“Teach Only Love . . . for That Is What You Are.”
A Course in Miracles
Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Study with John and Ginny as they share support, experience, and encouragement with students of this life-transforming spiritual practice of forgiveness and inner peace.
WHO: For anyone interested in learning more about A Course In Miracles (ACIM) as well as to those who have already begun this study. Inquirers, beginners and experienced students are equally welcome. Group meetings are tailored to the level of those who come.
WHAT: Meetings consist of guided readings of the text, workbook, manual, and supplemental ACIM materials, as well as discussions of principles and practices, with times of quiet sitting in contemplative prayer.
Inquirers need bring no materials, except for a copy of ACIM available at bookstores and online.
Sanctuary Hearing Loop System Installed
The sanctuary main floor seating area is equipped with
a hearing loop system which operates by a special wire loop installed under the sanctuary floor and is activated from the sound system in our balcony.
The loop will enable those hearing impaired to couple their “T coil” within their hearing aids with the installed loop (this loop carries the sound/current from the sound system). It will allow for full use of hearing aids and all the adjustments, controls, and modes provided by the manufacturer. In addition, use of the system with capable T coil hearing aids allows the user to hear other sounds in a normal fashion.
For those who do not have hearing aids equipped with T coils, we have six T coil receivers and ear muffs that can be checked out from our ushers. This will allow a person to adjust the level of loudness without significant feedback (loud high frequency pitch sound). We will continue to provide our present radio frequency hearing aid system, as necessary, until we are comfortable with the new loop system.
Many churches, theaters, and auditoriums are equipped with hearing loop technology. For additional information please go to the web at www.hearingloop.org.
Take a brief 360 tour of the church.
Handcrafted stained glass windows grace the sanctuary and chapel with color, drawing one to Christ's words and ministry. Two of the sanctuary windows are pictured at the end of this home page.
Christ Window in the Sanctuary
Rose Window in the Sanctuary Balcony
"Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors."