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

 

  


Outdoor Living Nativity 

December 21, 22 and 23: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Outside, under a star hanging overhead in a redwood tree, are camels, donkeys, sheep, and goats with volunteers dressed up as Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, wise men, and shepherds. You are invited to wander or sit among the decorated splendor, have some warm cider, or stroll into the festively decorated, historic church and look at the crèches (models representing the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth) on display, including a kid-friendly one that can be touched. 



Christmas Eve Services

blinking candlelight service7:00 p.m. Family Service  Service for the whole family with carols and the Christmas story retold. Service concludes with lighting of candles and singing Silent Night by all as we enter the night air.

9:00 p.m. Service with Chancel Choir  Traditional service with the inspiring voices of the Chancel Choir. Service concludes with lighting of candles and singing Silent Night by all as we enter the night air.


11:00 p.m. Communion Service with Chancel Choir Traditional service with the inspiring voices of the Chancel Choir. Communion will be offered to all. Gluten free options available. Service concludes with lighting of candles and singing Silent Night by all as we enter the night air.

 



FUMCSB Garden Preschool Registration

Garden PreschoolGarden 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.

 

Latest Events and Activities

We have lots of upcoming events happening at FUMCSB. Check out our Sunday Bulletin Insert to see a listing.


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Slideshow

Here's photos from the some recent events. Go to our Slideshow to see all these
photos and join us for our next event! 

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