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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Community Conversations

Wednesday, July 24th, 6:30 – 8pm. Fellowship Hall

We have all been watching the denominational decisions over the last year and the potential changes due to these decisions. While nothing has been definitively decided yet, there is more information to share about possible ways forward.  In May, two groups encompassing progressive and centrist constituencies are meeting in order to discuss plans for a revised or even new denomination.  Then in June, the Annual Conference will hopefully add some clarity about regional responses to all that is happening.  Join us Wednesday July 24th  from 6:30-8:00 pm. in the Fellowship Hall for a Community Conversation in which Pastor Brian will update the congregation on all of this movement.  (This is a “dark” Wednesday on campus meaning all classes and choirs are off).  Childcare is available by reservation, contact Jennifer Fuentecilla in the church office to reserve your child’s spot in the nursery. 

Worship Servants Training

One of the most important ways you can serve our Lord and His church is by being a worship servant at either the 8 or 9:30am worship service. In addition to those already serving we are always in need of new servants.  Now is the time to commit or recommit to service in one or more worship servant roles:

Greeter    Usher    Liturgist    Communion Server    Oil Anointer

Communion Steward        Acolyte

Pastor Brian will be holding the required annual Worship Servants training session for all current and prospective Worship Servants. This training is for all Liturgists, Communion Servers, Oil Anointers, Communion Stewards, Ushers and Greeters, and Acolytes.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend the required worship servants training session on Wednesday evening, July 31 at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Communion Stewards training will occur at 6pm with Leslie Bunker. Start praying now as to where the Lord would have you serve.


Financial Stewardship

One of our greatest challenges in life is managing the resources God provides, especially when it comes to financial resources. As your church, we are here to help you in all areas of stewardship including financial management.  Here are a few upcoming opportunities:

Sunday, August 4, after the 9:30am and Crossing worship services, Clare Truong from Thrivent Financial will hold a 1-hour FREE workshop on managing money in the Chapel.

Sunday, August 18, after the 9:30am and Crossing worship services, Kevin Leonard and Robert Sheridan from Primerica will present a FREE 1-hour workshop on How Money Works in the Chapel.

We are pleased to offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at FUMCCV in the September. God calls us to be good stewards of our resources, and we believe this course offers the best training for managing our financial resources. We  are now asking all who are interested to help us identify the best day and time to run the course. This is a 9 week course. The choices are: 

Thursday mornings 9:30am-11am (while the children are in school!)

Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-8pm (childcare will be provided).

In order to have a viable class, we need at least 5 households (singles or couples participating. If you or someone you know is interested in taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, please call the church office or email with the choice that works best.  The cost of this class will be $92/household for the first 12 enrollees.

Sound Engineers Needed

SOUND ENGINEERS NEEDED. We are currently seeking Sound Engineers to work part-time providing audio and sound support for worship services, rehearsals, and various events at the Chula Vista campus. If this is something that interests you, please click here