Welcome to First United Methodist Church • Chula Vista

FUMCCV Coronavirus Public Health Update

Our current COVID-19 Safety Plan includes:
  • Masks required at all times while on campus
  • Sanctuary and Crossing music will be a combination of recorded groups and live soloists
  • Nursery and Children’s Ministry Sunday School open
  • Fellowship on the Quad following services at the allowable capacity percentage per County requirements
  • All internal groups can begin meeting indoors (with masks). Room reservations must be made through the church office – info@fumccv.org , (619) 656-2525
We will provide more information as we have it available, as we know things can change very quickly (for better or for worse). We hope to see you very soon!
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In this strange time of social distancing remember the words of Paul, spoken when he was distanced from the Philippians, “I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for you.”  Philippians 1:3.  May we do that for one another during this times apart.

Our Vision

Prayer Ministry

Opportunities for the New Year

Monday Chapel Prayer – 1:00 – 2:00 PM
A weekly gathering with a small group of people to pray for the church, one another and the world
Lead: Marilyn Henry (mhenry3340@gmail.com, 619-422-0280)

Wednesday Prayer Call — 8:30 – 9:00 AM
A weekly gathering on the phone or Zoom to pray the church, one another and the world.
·      Link to Join Zoom Meeting
·      If prompted for a password: 389781
·      Phone number to call in: +1 253-215-8782
·      Meeting ID: 439 794 034
Lead: Pastor Brian (Brian.parcel@fumccv.org, 619-656-2525)

Email Prayer Chain
This is an almost daily email containing prayer requests from the FUMCCV community. Each member commits to pray for the requests when they are received and to maintain confidentiality about all matters contained in the prayer requests. If you have a request for prayer please send email to Marlyn Henry @ mhenry753@aol.com. If you would like to be a member of the Prayer Chain please send an email to Marilyn Henry requesting to be a regular part of the email chain. Marlyn Henry: mhenry753@aol.com
Monthly Prayer Calendar
Every month the Prayer Ministry produces a thematic prayer/devotional calendar. You can access the January prayer calendar here.
Pastor’s Daily Devotional (M-F)
Each week, Monday through Friday, Pastor Brian gives a brief devotional message based on the Prayer Calendar. Each day they are released early in the morning and can be found on the church Youtube Channel HERE
Monthly Prayer Ministry Meeting
The first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM. on Zoom the Prayer Ministry meets to plan future activities for the congregation. If you have interest and ideas about strengthening the prayer life of the congregation please join us.
Lead: David Hall (dhall@katzandassociates.com, 619-616-9813)

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Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Tel: (619) 656-2525
Fax: (619) 421-7190
Tel: (619) 482-8228
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First United Methodist


PHILOSOPHY We recognize the need for children to feel wanted and recognized; therefore, we believe one of the best ways children learn best is by establishing and building trust. We value the importance of learning and take pride in our teachers as they customize curriculum based on what the children are actively exploring and what interests them. We recognize each child learns differently and we encourage the children to do so. We also find value in that children learn best through daily interactions within their environment. In believing this, we strive to help children develop healthy attitudes towards themselves and others so that they may be functioning citizens in their society.
Because we are a program that is passionate about helping all individuals reach their full potential, we understand the importance of acceptance. Our educators lead a Christian living example by providing love, trust, safety, encouragement, and comfort that all children need daily.
MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage and support the success and well-being of children, families, and the child care community. We will provide opportunities for social-emotional interactions, foster cognitive growth, and physical development.

Our mission is to help provide working families a safe environment where children can explore, learn, and have fun!

GOALS: Families and Caregivers
  • To provide a safe environment for families
  • Develop a relationship with educators so that the children may reach their fullest potential
  • Establish open and positive communication
GOALS: Children
  • Show the value of God’s love
  • To encourage a sense of self-worth and morals
  • Display a responsibility to others (kindness, respect, self-control)
  • Provide opportunities for children to actively explore and investigate
  • Foster language skills
  • To think freely
Social Emotional Goals
  • To provide love and happiness in the classroom
  • Learn self-control, patience, kindness, and love
  • Teach children how to resolve conflicts
  • Create an atmosphere that fosters self-confidence
  • Encourage independence
Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • To provide children with various materials to develop and strengthen finger movement, grasp, hand preference and cutting and pre-writing skills.
  • To provide opportunities to increase function of large muscles, spatial awareness, bodily control and balance.
Monday through Friday
7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Part time and full time schedules available
  • Lunch is served at 12:00pm and is prepared on site daily

Missions Ministry

“Let us consider how we can spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
– Hebrews 10:24
If you are looking for ways to get more involved in serving our church or community, you’ve come to the right place!
On- and off-campus ministries and mission organizations that FUMC Chula Vista partners with include:
Every child has a story. For 2.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that comes from having a parent in prison. Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. Contact: Artcel Ruiz
We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses. Contact: Kati Schmitz
The Interfaith Shelter Network is a collaborative effort by local congregations, human services agencies and government entities to provide shelter, services, and resources to homeless San Diegans throughout the region. The vision of the Interfaith Shelter Network is to eliminate homelessness in the urban communities of San Diego County through a cooperative partnership with faith-based communities, related government programs, and social service agencies.
Kairos is a prison ministry rooted in Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison and you visited me.” Kairos believes that true rehabilitation starts with the “heart”. With this in mind our ministry to incarcerated men and women begins with the Kairos weekend where volunteers model and communicate God’s unconditional love, grace and mercy. It is here that God begins changing hearts. A key outcome of the Kairos weekend is for participants to find hope and a new vision for their life through a relationship with God. Contact: Charlie Morton
Metro is a faith-based organization committed to empowering low income individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty and to achieve self sufficiency through employment, education, social services and leadership development. The Good Neighbor Center is a drop-in site for adults and families offering activities and small classes, as well as emergency food and clothing assistance. Contact: Debbie Raysin
South Bay Community Services partners with churches and Feeding America to offer a multitude of programs to assist families with one of life’s most basic necessities: FREE Hot Meals, SD Food Bank, Emergency Food Assistance Programs, and Food for Families programs. Contact: Christi Parcel
Storefront is San Diego’s only emergency shelter program for homeless, runaway, and “street” youth. Youth can access the shelter with or without referral and will be assured a safe place to stay until their lives have been stabilized with the help of professional and caring staff and volunteers. Contact: Christi Parcel
Check out our Mexico Missions Page! We partner with the Church, and promote opportunities to proclaim the Gospel. The Ensenada Outreach Center (EOC) camp is located in a small, quiet suburb of Ensenada, called Chapultepec. The villages and communities served are further south in the fields and rural areas on the outskirts of Ensenada. There is much work that needs be done in these communities. The EOC is committed to the ideal that all of our work will be done through the local church, with local support and leadership. We have, and continue to develop, strong connections with pastors, churches, and civic leaders throughout the area. This is one of FUMC Chula Vista’s most highly attended missions projects. Contact: Jennifer Fuentecilla
*Note that not all ministry partners or missions organizations that FUMC Chula Vista supports are directly affiliated with the United Methodist Church.