First United Methodist Church of Ventura
Sunday, July 22, 2018



Family Ministries . . .
 United Methodist Women
     Our United Methodist Women organization is a community of women whose purpose is to know God, and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Here at First Church we have three fellowship groups which meet monthly, two in the daytime and one in the evening. The groups do various service projects within our church and for Project Understanding. Our UMW supports mission through individual pledges and through earning money with rummage sales which are held three times a year. Our pledge to missions through the conference is $6,000 which we have been successful in fulfilling every year.  We also financially support several local outreach programs in our community.  If you are interested in joining one of our fellowship groups please contact the church secretary.
United Methodist Men 
     The United Methodist Men meet weekly for early morning Bible study, and they assist the United Methodist Women with rummage sales held three times a year. The men support missions, assist with special work days around our facility, and are always “on call.”
Sandwich & Books Luncheon
     The fourth Monday of each month, except for June-August, at noon in the Wesley Center, all women are invited to bring their own sandwich with dessert and beverage being provided. Following the meal one of the women gives a book report on a book she has read.
Quilters and Needlers
     A group of women gather each Monday morning at 9 a.m. in the church's Wesley Center to hand quilt already pieced together tops into lovely quilts.
Age Appropriate United Methodist Groups

     United Methodist Youth Fellowship:
UMYF in an informal setting, focusing on the three Fs: Fellowhip, Food and Fun. High School gather together on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and Middle School Friday 6:30-8:00 p.m. The groups have resume for the 217-2018 School Year.  Occasionally there are other events we attend and activities that are on a different time schedule.
     Hilltoppers: Join the folks 50 years and up who get together several times a year for social gatherings.