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 Order of Worship that describes all of our upcoming events.
Handbell Choir Blessings
We were so blessed to have the Handbell Choir periodically contribute to and lead worship service. Their perfect harmonious synchronization is a wonder to behold. Talented ringers,from left to right:
Linda Shobe, Scott Burns, Anne Weger, Carol Schlerf, Co-Directors Rebekah and Marcus Mateer, Toni Straka, Betta Moiso, Deborah McGowan, and Dario Moiso.
Hear a Sermon
Use the easy Podcast Player to play past sermons.
We have amassed photos from a number of various recent events including the Pancake Breakfast, a Forum on Organ Donation, a dinner for recently received and new church members, the Relay For Life, Treasure Sale, Pentecost Sunday service, and the O Taste and See for SSP luncheon and "cook-wear" fashion show. Go to our Slideshow to see all these photos and join us for our next event!