Imagine the Way It Could Be

It is no secret that there are hard issues facing our world today and good, smart, thoughtful, and faithful people on every side of every issue.   Too often in faith communities we put a premium on harmony and therefore only discuss the topics that we all agree on so as not to create discontent in a congregation.  This may serve the goal of not creating discontent in our congregations but this way is a detriment to how the world sees Christianity. The result can often be that the world would say, “Christianity is irrelevant because Christians don’t discuss or take action on any of the really important issues in our culture and world.”  In other words we become people who just want to ‘get along’ rather than ‘make a difference.’ If this were true we would be a great disappointment to the ministry of Jesus. Imagine if we could talk together about these hard issues, imagine if we can agree on some, imagine if we can civilly disagree on others, imagine if we really looked deep in the scriptures and prayer to discover God’s will in the various subjects.  This sermon series won’t always be comfortable and it may touch a nerve or two, but we promise it will thoughtful, respectful and biblical.

Walk to Emmaus

August Prayer Calendar

Kids Musicals 2019

We are very excited to share two brand new music programs for our K-6th graders at FUMCCV this Fall.   These programs are open to all members of the community and all levels of experience.  Invite a friend and sign up now!  
World Premiere Musical (Journey to Jericho!)
Fall Break Musical Theatre Camp (3rd-6th)
September 21 (10am-12pm) & 23-27 (9am-3pm)
Performance: September 27th @ 7p
3rd-6th Grade
Join us for a fun-filled week of music, acting, dance, costumes, sets, and devotions as we learn about the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho like you’ve never heard it before!  This brand new original musical by Korrie Yamaoka will have its world premiere here at FUMCCV!
September 21 (Saturday) – 1st Day of Camp! attendance mandatory
September 27 (Friday) – Performance, 7pm (6pm call time)
On Saturday, September 21, students will audition for roles and receive their scripts and cds,  and we will do our first read through of the show.  Attendance mandatory.  Students will need to bring sack lunch, water, and snacks daily.
Cost*: $85 (1st child) $75 for siblings
Location: FUMCCV, 1200 East H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
More Info: Korrie Yamaoka | 619-656-2525
*payment information on registration page
Children’s Choir
WOW! A New Nativity Play For Kids
Rehearsals start August 7 (6:30-7:30pm)
Performance: December 8 @ 4pm
K-6th Grade
Calling all K-6th grade students!  This Fall, our regular children’s choir rehearsals will be transformed into rehearsals for our Christmas musical!   Kids will learn about theatre, music, and dance as they tell the Christmas story through drama, music, costumes, and more! 
Rehearsals will be Wednesdays during the regular Children’s Choirs times.
3rd-6th grade, 6:30-7:30pm in Choir Room
K-2nd grade, 6:30-7:15pm in Kidzone
Saturday, November 16, 10am-1pm, Staging Rehearsal (pizza provided!)
Saturday, December 7, 11am-2pm, Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, December 8, 4pm (call time 3:30) Performance       
Cost: FREE
Location: 1200 East H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910 
More Info: Korrie Yamaoka | 619-656-2525

Boy Scouts Rummage Sale

BSA Troop 1194 will be hosting its annual rummage sale at FUMCCV on Saturday, August 24 from 7am to 2pm in the east end of the church parking lot. The Scouts will be accepting donations of gently used items during the week prior to the day of the sale; please contact Ana Maria Martinez at (714) 930-6893 to coordinate pick up of furniture and other large, donated items.

Notre-Dame Design Contest

Our sister, Jennifer Cole and her college friend, Michael Snyder, from Pennsylvania, have been blessed with an inspiration to share on a global level. They have submitted a powerful design for The People’s Notre-Dame Design Competition in response to the devastating fire this past year.  They are currently in the top 15-20 out of hundreds of entrants from around the world. They need many, many more votes to move ahead.

You can see the design, read more about it and also vote at:

They have done a wonderful job of weaving important questions and principles of the Christian faith in to the architectural design….this is more than a building, it is a statement about who God is and what God desires for us…..unity, discipleship, mercy, service, love and more have a central part in their design.  While many of the designs lack theology or service to humanity, Jen and Michael started with these central elements of Christianity as the foundation for their design.

Public voting ends 7/31, you are encouraged to vote and share with others the invitation to vote also.  Please vote for submission 10297 and share!! 

Gently Hugged

Joy Schlarb tells us that Gently Hugged really appreciates being able to keep the collection box in the narthex. It’s hard to believe, but 259 pounds of clothing and 201 handmade items have been donated in that box. At this time they have a need for sleepers in all sizes 0-12 months. The larger ones are what are needed the most.  Gently Hugged provides a bag full of almost everything needed for baby during the first year to families in need as they leave the hospital. For further information about the mission of Gently Hugged please see their website
Also please remember to contribute to our summer food drive for Good Neighbor Center

FUMCCV Bible Studies

Stepping Up (June 26, 2019 – September 18, 2019)

Men’s Bible Study

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm

Disciples Lounge (Upstairs Fellowship Hall Building)

Join us this summer as we explore Dennis Rainey’s 10-week study series, “Stepping Up.” Together we will unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a Godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Each of the 10 sessions will begin with a video lesson (approx. 30 minutes in length) followed by group discussion.

Men’s Bible Study will not be meeting 6/12, 6/19, 7/3, 7/24, 7/31 (Dark Wednesdays)
Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30pm in room 212 (Matthew room) upstairs in the Fellowship Hall building.
The next Women’s Wednesday Night Study is August 7 through September 18. Jennifer Fuentecilla will be facilitating the study, “Unshakable Hope”, by Max Lucado.

Nothing lifts us out of fear and weariness like hope. An anchor through life’s storms, hope buoys our spirits and seeks to make a way when we face tough times. After 40 years of ministry and speaking to hurt hearts, Max Lucado has learned that the promises of God will give you the strength you need. Please join us on these Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30pm in room 212 (Matthew room) upstairs in the Fellowship Hall building. Our women will be providing a meal and some “goody bags” to the teens at Storefront on August 16.

Summer Praise Choir Schedule

Compassion Journey

Compassion International will be joining us on campus in August!
During Compassion Weekend, you will be invited to go on a journey with us to learn about and experience what life might be like for children growing up in extreme poverty and how sponsorships can change lives. The Compassion Journey is a family-friendly, 30-minute audio-guided trip through six hands-on learning stations that will be open to church members and the public on our campus from August 2nd – August 4th. We invite our church family to participate in this journey and support a ministry that is serving as the hands and feet of Christ in this world. If you are interested in volunteering or getting more involved in the Compassion Weekend, please email

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