WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU
The most important things in life are the connections we make with others.
La Mesa First United Methodist Church is a place for all people to explore faith and make a difference in the community. You are invited to join us to learn more about our church community, our faith, and our ministries.
Pastor’s Bible Study
Pastor Christian offers seasonal Bible Study classes to take a deeper look at lessons from the Bible and our Christian faith. Each series lasts 6 to 8 weeks and will be dedicated to a specific topic. Contact Pastor Christian to participate or find out more.
Sunday Morning Book Group
The Sunday Morning Book Group is reading A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives by Thupten Jinpa Phd - The highly acclaimed thought leader and English translator of the Dalai Lama shows us how compassion works as a powerful inner resource that can yield surprising and compelling benefits—not just for others, but for ourselves.
Contact Eric Dewey-Hoffman for more information.
For 5th through 12th graders: Young people learn about our Christian faith, play games, connect with their peers, and participate in community volunteer activities.
When: Sundays from 4:00–6:00 pm in the Education Building. Contact our Youth Director, Ray Swavely to learn more.
Vacation Bible School
Pre-K-through 5th grade: Vacation Bible School is one week during the summer. Children will learn songs, bible stories, make fun crafts and get moving with God's love.
United Methodist Women and Circles
When you join a circle of United Methodist Women, you will make new friends who will share your joys and sorrows. Each circle comes together monthly.
When: 7:00 pm • First Wednesday
Contact Lois Knowlton to participate.
Worship & Arts Committee
Assist in the planning of worship services and decorating the sanctuary for the seasons of the Christian year.
When: 4th Tuesdays of month at 7:00 pm
Where: Wesley Room and on ZOOM.
Contact: Mary Earnest
The La Mesa First United Methodist Foundation promotes and develops religious charitable and educational activities, provides aid to the elderly, gives education assistance to youth, and manages capital improvements of church property.
If you'd like to learn more about adding LM1 to your will or trust, or you'd like to donate to a particular ministry, contact Dave Shaw.
Find fun, friendship, and fellowship as you bring music to our congregation. No experience needed. We bring all of our talents together and help each other make wonderful music. Bring a good heart, a good ear, and a willingness to learn.
When: Not meeting during COVID-19 pandemic
Contact: Jill Coady, Music Director
Fiery Spirit Children's Choir
All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to join our Fiery Spirit Children's Choir. Children perform during special events and services.
When: On break during COVID-19 pandemic
Contact: Stephanie Draper
Building our Church Community
Administrative guidance of the church is provided by specialized groups which rotate their membership annually:
- Church Council
- Lay Leadership
- Board of Trustees
- Finance Committee
- Staff Parish Relations Committee