First United Methodist Church of Ventura
Tuesday, May 03, 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.
Combined worship service
- Sunday, May 15
- 10 a.m., sanctuary
Grand Reopening of the Parlor and Coffee House
On Sunday, May 15, at 11 a.m. we will celebrate the remodeling completion of the parlor and The Open Door Coffee House in the Wesley Center. The new cabinets, new furniture, paint and decor give a fresh welcoming feel to a frequently used room on campus.
Parenting Class May 18 for Parents and Grandparents
5-5:30 dinner, Trotter Hall (free)
5:30-6:45 workshop, Trotter Hall (free)
Childcare provided (free)
Topics: tools for raising infants through preschool age
children such as behavioral challenges, discipline options.
Will address your specific developmental questions and
provide an opportunity to network with other parents and
grandparents and find support together.
Presenters: Rebecca Caron (educator and author, Special
Educator of the Year in Vta. County, parenting workshop
leader) and Melanie Austin (preschool and parenting class
RSVP number attending to email@example.com or
See flier to download on homepage left column.
Vacation Bible School "Surf Shack" July 11-15
See flier and registration download on homepage left
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:
Pickleball Games on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Join in the pickleball play in Trotter Hall from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fun for all ages.
May Globe Banks for Habitat for Humanity
Our May globe bank offerings will go to support our missionaries in Congo. Bring coins to worship May 29.
Great Decisions World Affairs Discussion Group
Current global issues discussed
Sundays, 4-5:15 p.m. through May 15
No meeting on May 8
Wesley Center, Room 103
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).
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."