First United Methodist Church of Ventura
Sunday, November 19, 2017
    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                                                                                                                                                                           (photo by N. Cooper)
      - 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
Worship Services:
   Traditional Services
      - Sundays, 9 a.m, sanctuary
      - Formal liturgy, long-standing hymns, classical music   
      - Sunday School for children and youth
      - Infant care offered
 Casual/Contemporary services
      - Sundays, 9:45 a.m., chapel
      - Upbeat, current music
      - Less structured pattern of celebration
      - Sunday School for children and youth
      - Infant care offered
Sunday School and Childcare

     - 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. – Crafts, music enrichment

     - 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. – Sunday School

     - 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Crafts, music enrichment

    Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided during both      services.
Worship Services Televised on Cable TV & Vimeo
     The Sunday traditional worship service is shown on cable TV Channel 6 each Sunday at 9 a.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 1 p.m. The schedule can be seen at
     Sunday services may also be viewed online by clicking:
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 - Fridays (August-June).
    - M-Th from 3-5 p.m., Friday 1:30-5 p.m., in Trotter Hall.
    - For recreation, study, and snacks.
    - For more information, contact Angel Ruiz (909) 331-1207
Pickleball Games on Sundays
    Join in the pickleball play in Trotter Hall from 5-8 p.m. on Sundays. Fun for all ages.
Sanctuary Hearing Loop System
   The sanctuary main floor seating area and the chancel pulpit area are 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 enables 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 allows 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 allows a person to adjust the level of loudness without significant feedback (loud high frequency pitch sound). 
Stained Glass Windows
     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."