Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Front of Church 3Welcome 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. Mark Richardson, Senior Pastor and Rev. Dr. Alan Strout, Associate Pastor


Happening at FUMCSB

Huge Treasure Sale in Fellowship Hall

Saturday, May 2nd: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

TreasureSaleThis is the annual event that has something for everyone! Gently used and no longer
needed items are "recycled" to new homes: 
clothes, small appliances, tools, sporting and gardening goods, toys, books, home decor, art, etc. This year's proceeds from all items sold will benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief, Sustainable Agriculture program and the projects done by Mozart Adevu in West Africa. Come, shop and support a great cause!

Wednesday Night Bible Study

7:00 p.m. in Asbury Room.

The God We Can Know coverPastor Mark leads a  study on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m., using Rob Fuquay's book "The God We Can Know." Video segments filmed on location in the Holy Land allow us to travel with Rob and actually see the places where Jesus spoke of his true identity using these statements: "I Am ... the Bread of Life; the Light of the World; the Good Shepherd; the True Vine; the Way, the Truth, and the Life; the Resurrection and the Life." Books are available in the church office or at the class for $7.00.

For a list of other upcoming and ongoing activities, check out our Insert from Sunday's bulletin.



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Prayers and Support for Gracie Fisher

Grace Fisher 2015

Prayers and support continue for Grace Fisher and her family as she undergoes treatment for her paralyzing illness. A  website has been set-up to provide updates on her progress and to allow the family to connect with all those who continue to pray for her recovery. Please see the her website for a list of upcoming fundraisers to assist with her ongoing medical expenses. For photos of the Feast For Gracie, please go to our Slideshow

Direct donations are alway welcome to help the Fisher family with Gracie's medical expenses! Please make your checks out to the Grace Fisher Fund and mail to:

Gracie Fisher Fund, 308 Paseo Del Descanso, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

FUMCSB Garden Preschool Registration

Garden Preschool

Garden Preschool offers full and half-day programs Monday - Friday for ages 2 through Kindergarten in a caring, supportive and educational indoor and outdoor environment. To register, learn more about the preschool, or to schedule a visit, please call Heidi Casper, Director, at 805/451-5487.





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