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FUMCCV Coronavirus Public Health Update and

Mail Ballot Drop Off 

UPDATES 
 
Mail Ballot Drop-Off (CA Gubernatorial Recall Election)
This location will serve as an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the California Gubernatorial Recall Election from Tuesday August 17th through Tuesday September 14th
Your signed, sealed and dated mail ballot envelope can be dropped off during these hours:

              Monday through Friday  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.               

On Election Day, Tuesday September 14, hours for dropping off mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed September 6

Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters (858) 565-5800

 
 
 
FUMCCV COVID HEALTH UPDATE
The news keeps giving us updates, the world keeps changing and our FUMCCV Re- Opening Task Force continues to flex with all the changes. Like you, we heard the good news of more freedom for fully vaccinated folks that came out this week from the CDC. We are exploring how this will affect our in- person worship plans and are waiting more direction fromCounty Public Health Officials. We are also sensitive to the fact that children age 12-15 have just begun to receive vaccinations and children under the age of 12 are still not eligible. The desire to throw away the masks, pack the room and sing at the tops of our lungs, while tempting, would eliminate any families with children under the age of 12 from the church and we certainly do not want a church that excludes kids and their associated adults.
 
At this moment the following is still the plan and is still dependent on County Public Health Officials’ recommendations.
 
June 6 — 9:30 am Traditional Worship in Sanctuary, 11 am Modern Worship in Fellowship Hall
  • Sanctuary music will be a combination of recorded groups and live soloists
  • Crossing music recorded
  • Nursery and Children’s Ministry Sunday School open
  • Fellowship on the Quad following services at the allowable capacity percentage per County requirements
  • Masking and social distancing required
 
July 1 — Indoor groups meetings
  • All groups can begin meeting indoors
  • Room reservations must be made through the church office – info@fumccv.org , (619) 656-2525
 
August 1 — Food, beverages and music groups return to campus
  • Choirs and the Crossing Band will begin to sing/ play in worship, following strict County Public Health Guidelines
  • Food and drinks will be allowed on campus
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
 For all COVID-19 Updates click below
 
This is not ideal, but we will make the best of it.  Please stay tuned to the website as we will be updating it often, as well as producing multiple resources for your spiritual growth during these difficult times (prayer services, music resources, children’s messages, youth meet ups, Bible studies, etc.).    
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.
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9:30a

Modern, Alternative, Rock

11:00a

Our Vision

 

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Ministries

 

Contact

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

Preschool

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
Spiritual
  • 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)
Cognitive
  • 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.
HOURS
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
God’s Extended Hand is a place of evangelical ministry aimed at showing the homeless population of San Diego the Love of God. We endeavor to do this by providing a gathering place where they can come and experience a sit down restaurant style meal in a peace filled Christ focused environment. Contact: Jason Matias
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.