“Let us consider how we can spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

– Hebrews 10:24

VISION:

A Chula Vista and greater San Diego community where individuals and families are offered the opportunity to experience spiritual, personal, social, and economic well-being through the demonstration of Christ’s love.

 

MISSION:

We will empower and transform our larger communities through education, social justice work, and by supporting local organizations in their missions with our volunteers and resources.

HOW WE PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION:
By focusing our efforts on 4 main aspects: Education, Social Justice, Inclusivity, and Communal Betterment/Prosperity. Our greatest impact will be through catalyzing compassionate awareness, humane relief, and strategies to combat poverty and injustice, to improve our community.

 

You are in the right place if you are looking to get more involved in serving our church or community. Make a difference! Check out our Missions Link tree for info about us, our monthly drives, or sign up for our Stretch Your Faith volunteer & outreach team: linktr.ee/FUMCCVmissions

One of the best ways to achieve goals is to find others who share the same ambitions. Below is a list of some organizations we at FUMCCV have partnered with to help further our agenda. 

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.
 
 
The City Heights Community Fridge is a mutual aid collective that provides accessible food, meals, and basic need items through a local pantry and fridge. Everyone involved in the upkeep of the fridge works to maintain clear communication with organizations in the community, encourage unity amongst the group to achieve similar goals, and engage the community in becoming an accessible source for food security. We aim to support this collective by volunteering in fridge cleanings and donating fresh foods when possible.
Contact: Aries Ramirez 
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.
Contact: Alan Hay 
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.
The Good Neighbor Center works to provide low-income communities with medical clinics, clothes closet, food, and much more. It’s a critical community drop-in site for adults and families to receive the support they need. They rely on the support of volunteers in preparing items for their food pantry.
Contact: Alan Hay 
The San Diego Blood Bank is the safety net for our regional blood needs, dedicated to collecting, storing, and distributing blood donated by volunteers. Every year, they provide more than 120,000 units of blood provided by are transfused into patients who are struggling with life-threatening medical conditions throughout San Diego County.
Contact: Alan Hay or Raelynn Fuson
South Bay Community Services is a community-based nonprofit organization providing a comprehensive range of services for children, youth, and families in San Diego county. They serve more than 50,000 through partnerships with churches and Feeding America to offer a multitude of programs to assist children, youth, and families with one of life’s most basic necessities: food.
Contact: Emma Leary 
The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s South Bay Youth Center (SBYC) in Chula Vista will provide similar programming to The Center’s Hillcrest Youth Center, offering a drop-in and recreational center for LGBTQ and non-binary youth, youth living with HIV, and their families and allies. Established in 2019 to meet the increased demand for services for LGBTQ+ youth and families and to increase access to vital support and programs, the SBYC will offer gender identity groups, arts programs, social activities, tutoring, and discussion groups. A therapist will also be available on site.
Contact: South Bay Youth Center
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: Alan Hay 
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.
*Note that not all ministry partners or missions organizations that FUMC Chula Vista supports are directly affiliated with the United Methodist Church.