First United Methodist Church of Ventura
Sunday, June 26, 2016
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.
- 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.
Rummage Sale June 3 and 4
The United Methodist Women will hold a spring rummage sale on Friday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Trotter Hall. Shop for clothing, household items, toys, knickknacks, linens, and dishes. Proceeds will support the United Methodist Women's annual pledge to missions.
"Weird Church" Book Party June 12
Come to hear Rev. Paul Nixon, a United Methodist coach/consultant, who is working with Pastor Jane and First UMC to help us step out into new ministry. He will be here on June 12 all day, but for a book party from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wesley Center parlor.
Join us as Paul Nixon leads us in a lively conversation about the future of faith in the United States. We hope you will invite others who might be interested as well.
You don't need to have read the book to come to the book party. Books will be available for purchase and author signing at the party. No book purchase is expected of book party participants.
Vacation Bible School "Surf Shack" July 11-15
See flier and registration download on this homepage left hand column.
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 & 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 http://www.capstv.org/schedules.htm.
Sunday services may also be viewed online by clicking: https://vimeo.com/channels/1043539.
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, contact the church office
Pickleball Games on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
Join in the pickleball play in Trotter Hall from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5-8 p.m. on Sundays. Fun for all ages.
June Globe Banks for Ventura County's
Habitat for Humanity
The June Globe Bank collection will go to Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. Habitat is currently building an eight-home development in Santa Paula, which will provide low-income families with affordable housing. FUMC volunteers contributed their labor on construction of house No. 6 and lunches for the entire work crew on May 21st.Disciples Forum Sunday Class
DVD series on An Overview of Classical Apologetics
Sundays, 10:15 a.m.
Wesley Center Rm. 103
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).
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."