First United Methodist Church Ventura
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Open Heart, Open Minds, Open Doors.
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 . . .
In downtown Ventura, California, at 1338 E. Santa Clara Street, adjacent to Cabrillo Middle School and just west of the intersection of Main and Santa Clara streets.
Ventura is about 50 miles from Los Angeles on the northbound Hwy. 101, and 25 miles south of Santa Barbara. The city is on the coast, and the church is about a half mile from the beach.
Traditional, Sunday, 9 a.m. in the sanctuary, for those who prefer a more formal liturgy, long-standing hymns, and classical music.
Informal, Sunday, 11 a.m. in the chapel for those looking for more upbeat and current music and less structured pattern of celebration.
Panoramic Church Photos
Take a brief tour of the church.
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. Click here for The open door coffee house 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.
The coffee house invites you to it New Year's Eve eve gathering on Sunday, Dec. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Middle School After School Program
Middle school students are invited to join in the Middle School After School Program Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 3-5 p.m. in Trotter Hall for recreation, study, and snacks during the school year (September-May). To find out more information, please click the following link: https://middleschoolyouthcenter.wordpress.com.
Midyear Rummage Sale June 7 and 8
The second rummage sale of 2013 will take place Friday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Bring your donations to Trotter Hall the week of June 3. Items arriving after 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, will be saved for the October sale.
We appreciate donations which are clean, in good condition and in working order. We do not accept computers, TVs or overstuffed furniture.
Both men and women are needed to set up on June 5 and 6, during the two sale days, and at noon on the 8th for clean up. Talk to Judy to volunteer. Money earned will go to the United
Methodist Women’s $6,000 mission giving pledge and to our United Methodist Men for their outreach projects. Your help and support are greatly appreciated!
All-Church Campout June 21-23
This year’s All-Church Campout will be at the Ventura Ranch KOA (near Steckel Park in Santa Paula) on June 21-23. We’ve reserved ten sites, all of which are RV or tent friendly with water/electric hook-ups; the cost is $45/night. Tepees and cabins may be available directly from the campground.
This will be a fun weekend of camping with guitars and singing around the campfire, a youth talent show (start planning your act now!), and swimming in Santa
Paula Creek. For a nominal cost, other activities include an 800-foot zip line, giant jumping pillow, and climbing rock wall.
To make reservations and/or for more information, contact the church office, 643-8621.
Vacation Bible School July 8-12
Vacation Bible School 2013 is coming soon! Our theme this year is “Everywhere FUN FAIR: Where God’s World Comes Together.” It will be held here at our church on July 8-12, from 8:45 a.m.-12 noon. We invite children to participate. Registration forms will be available sometime in June. Call the church office, 643-8621.
"Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors."