First United Methodist Church
305 E. Anapamu
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

(805) 963-3579
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Description:
   Rev.Dr. Hillary Chrisley, Senior Pastor. Rev. Dr. Alan Strout, Associate Pastor.
    The vision of the First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara is to provide a welcoming place where the congregation encompasses multiple generations, diversity is respected and celebrated, and commitments of faith lead to acts of mercy, social justice and compassion.
    We encourage and support each person on their Christian journey of faith and offer a variety of ways of connecting with God through: Fellowship and Caring Ministries; Understanding through teaching and learning; Mission and Outreach; and Creative expressions of Christian Faith.
Religious Affiliation:
    Methodist - United
Worship Services:
    Baptism,   Confirmation,   Funeral,   Memorial Servic,   Service,   Wedding,  
Regular Services & Times:
    Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30 AM.
Programs Offered:
    Bible Study,   Camp,   Child Care,   Choir,   Classes,   Concerts,   Day Care,   Discussion Groups,   Mission Work,   Nativity,   Retreat,   Speakers,   Special Interests,   Sunday School,   Support Groups,   Trips,  


 
Location Type:
    Church
Languages Spoken:
    English,  
General Business Classification:
    Religion, Faith
    Categories:
    Faith - Methodist

Legal Entity:
    Religious Organization (e.g. Church)
Admittance:
    During normal business hours.
Parking On-Site?
    Yes  
Smoking?
    NOT Permitted
Pets Allowed?
    Some restrictions

www.fumcsb.org
 Recent Buzzes!!
5/8/14 - TREASURE SALE. Saturday, May 10th: 8 am – 3 pm.
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EVERYTHING MUST GO AT THE SALE. Lots of household items, tools, linens, collectibles, toys, jewelry, clothing, books, and more. All proceeds benefit ongoing mission projects. First United Methodist Church, corner of Garden and Anapamu. Venue: First United Methodist Churc  Email
1/13/14 - SAVE THE DATE! FEAST FOR THE CHILDREN, JANUARY 26TH
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ERADICATING MALARIA IS WITHIN REACH! Sunday January 26, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Via Maestra 42 restaurant, partners with local church to assist global “Imagine No Malaria” program to stop malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization estimates 655,000 children die each year by malaria, far more children each year than any other disease. You can be part of the solution by attending the Feast for the Children. Luncheon held at First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara; 305 E. Anapamu (corner of Anapamu and Garden Streets). Tickets: $25/Adults; $10/Children under age 10. 100% of proceeds go to “Imagine No Malaria.” For information call 963-3579 or www.fumcsb.org.   Email
12/21/13 - OUTDOOR LIVING NATIVITY: DEC. 21, 22 AND 23: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
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Breaking News: live camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, wise men and shepherds travel from afar (actually Arizona) to view newborn. You can too! Anyone can take part and the event is free and handicap accessible. Warm cider is served to warm the heart. The historic 1927 sanctuary will be open for people to wander/sit amongst it's decorated splendor. Creche's from around the world are on display, including a few kid-friendly ones that can be touched. For more info: www.fumcsb.org
12/11/13 - SERVICE OF COMFORT AND HOPE - DEC. 12th
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Not everyone is connecting with the celebration of the season. Many are feeling blue – living with the loss of a loved one, depression, broken relationships, loneliness or just the need to step away from the chaos of the season. The First United Methodist Church will hold a Service of Comfort and Hope on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 pm. The service will acknowledge the pain and look toward the hope to come through music, scripture, prayer and candlelight. All are welcome to come as you are! The First United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Garden and Anapamu Streets, one block from the SB Courthouse. Parking is available behind the church with the parking entrance off Garden Street. For more information call 963-3579 or visit the website www.fumcsb.org   Email
12/6/13 - SERVICE OF COMFORT AND HOPE - DEC. 12th
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Not everyone is connecting with the celebration of the season. Many are feeling blue – living with the loss of a loved one, depression, broken relationships, loneliness or just the need to step away from the chaos of the season. The First United Methodist Church will hold a Service of Comfort and Hope on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 pm. The service will acknowledge the pain and look toward the hope to come through music, scripture, prayer and candlelight. All are welcome to come as you are! The First United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Garden and Anapamu Streets, one block from the SB Courthouse. Parking is available behind the church with the parking entrance off Garden Street. For more information call 963-3579 or visit the website www.fumcsb.org   Email
11/22/13 - COMMUNITY INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
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We all have so much to be thankful for. Freedom of religion is one of them. Come to this special Interfaith Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Greater Santa Barbara Clergy Association at 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 26th at the First United Methodist Church (corner of Anapamu and Garden Streets). The service is led by the spiritual leaders of the various local communities of faith and includes religious expressions of "thanksgiving" derived from the different faith traditions. Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Universalist, and Catholic and Protestant traditions will represent elements of the service. This year’s guest speaker will be Jon G. Lemmond, Ph.D., Associate Pastor of Montecito Covenant Church and Adjunct Professor at Westmont College. The free-will offering will go to The Safe Parking Program, which provides safe, overnight parking for individuals and families living in their vehicles. There will be a light reception following the service. The community is invited to join in this inspiring and meaningful celebration!   Email
3/14/13 - GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE -- March 29
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Please join us for a Good Friday service of meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. The one hour service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Street, Santa Barbara, at 12 noon on Friday, March 29th. Meditations will be offered by pastors from various churches of our community, Trinity Lutheran, First United Methodist, Church of Christ, First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the Samarkand and the Interfaith Initiative.
Venue: First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara.  Website
1/18/13 - Feast for the Children
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Sumptuous Italian buffet lunch prepared by Via Maestra 42 restaurant from 11:30 – 3:00 pm. Benefit for Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti. Event held at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu (corner of Garden). Tickets at door $25/Adults; $10 Children 10 and under. Call 963-3579.  Email   Website
11/20/12 - COMMUNITY INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
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We all have so much to be thankful for. Freedom of religion is one of them. Come to this special Interfaith Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Greater Santa Barbara Clergy Association at 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 20th at the First United Methodist Church (corner of Anapamu and Garden Streets). The service is led by the spiritual leaders of the various local communities of faith and includes religious expressions of "thanksgiving" derived from the different faith traditions. Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Universalist, and Catholic and Protestant traditions will represent elements of the service. This year’s guest speaker will be Pravrajika Vrajaprana, a writer on Vedanta and the history and growth of the Vedanta Societies. She is a nun at Vedanta Society of Sarada Convent in Santa Barbara and also a well known author, speaker and scholar on Hinduism and has given talks at several universities and interfaith gatherings. She was a co-speaker with the 14th Dalai Lama at the Interfaith Conference in San Francisco in 2006.   Email   Website
4/28/12 - Save the Date! -- HUGE TREASURE SALE -- May 5
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HUGE TREASURE SALE. Saturday, May 5th: 8 am – 3 pm. EVERYTHING MUST GO AT THE SALE. Lots of household items, tools, linens, collectibles, toys, jewelry, clothing, books, and more. All proceeds benefit ongoing mission projects. First United Methodist Church, corner of Garden and Anapamu. Venue: First United Methodist Church.  Email   Website
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