Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Welcome to First United Methodist Church, Santa Barbara. (FUMCSB). Located in downtown Santa Barbara, FUMCSB combines the Coastal California style with its rich tradition of Methodism. Our worship, described as warm traditional, is a reflection of our congregation. We are called to provide a meaningful experience that extends beyond Sunday worship and our outreach extends into our community and around the globe.
If you are visiting Santa Barbara, or if you are new to the area, we would like to extend a personal invitation to you to come and visit. Please know that wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.
Blessings to you,
Rev. Dr. Hillary Chrisley and Rev. Dr. Alan Strout
All are invited to join us for our worship services and events we hold and host including concerts, potlucks, studies and small group activities. Read our Insert from our Sunday, December 1st Order of Worship that describes all of our upcoming events.
Service of Comfort and Hope: Dec. 12th at 7:00 p.m
Providing Peace and Comfort in the Midst of Grief and Pain.
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 p.m. The service will acknowledge the pain and look toward the hope to come through music, scripture, prayer and candlelight. Our Pastors will be available after the service. All are welcome to come as you are!
Hear a Sermon
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We have photos from the Annual UMC Picnic, our Fall Festival of Faith event in Fellowship Hall and the youth Sierra Service Project Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. Go to our Slideshow to see all these photos and join us for our next event!