We are a church committed to a vision of social justice and care for the poor.


THE FREE METHODIST POSITION ON IMMIGRATION
2013 - STUDY COMMISSION ON DOCTRINE

As we discussed in worship, here is a link to the paper written by Bishop David Roller a few years ago, which he affirmed when all the pastors were together recently. This is not new for us, as we have equality at our core, but in light of recent events, we want to say again that the Free Methodist church, grounded in Biblical theology, will continue to come alongside all of those who are on the outside.  We believe the people of God are commanded from the beginning to treat foreigners and sojourners with compassion.  The church is a place of belonging for everyone, no matter where we are from or what sin we have committed.  Where the church and state are in tension, the people of God, in this case the Free Methodists, have decided to welcome and care for all.  This includes refugees and immigrants. In addition, we continue to pray for God's wisdom for our President, for our Congress, for our Courts, and for all those who lead.


We want to truly serve our neighbor and, as God commands the Israelites, seek the good of the city we inhabit (Jeremiah 29:7). We do that as individuals in our congregation and as a church body. A recent survey measured our congregational giving over 500 hours per week in service to our community.  Here is a glimpse into just a part of how we engage our local community:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Assistance League
AYSO soccer
Bible Study
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF
Bookends Int.
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
Boys and Girls Club
Caring for pregnant and new families
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
CDCC
CDCC Board
Celebrate Recovery
Center for Successful Aging
Chapel ARIEL - teaching Hebraic roots
Christian Business Men’s Connection
Classroom volunteer/Special Ed parent advocate Washington Elementary
Co-Founder and Sponsor of SB Christian Lawyers Assn.
Common Ground
Disaster Communications
Elderly community - private homes and group homes
Emergency Communications
Flamenco Santa Barbara (raises scholarship $ to study dance)
Foodbank
Gaviota Coast Conservancy
Glimmer of Hope
Habitat for Humanity
Help with gardens.  Volunteer and fundraisers.
Hospice
Housing 1st
Immigrant Hope
Independent Living Resource Center
Inner Light Community Gospel Choir
Jail ministry
JDRF and William Sansum Diabetes Center
Laundry Love (in IV)
League of Women Voters - 1) Ed for voters 2) advocacy
Lights On
Loads of Love (Contact Tom Spadoro for more details: 805-680-8443)
Meals on Wheels                                           
Mentoring a junior high student
Mentoring college students
MLK Committee
Prayer my patients, my family - children and grandchildren
Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School
PTA
Public school
Read @ St. Mark Preschool
Recovery program
Recovery Ranch
Rescue Mission
Santa Barbara Response Network
Sara House
SB City Advisory Committee on Transportation
SB Public Schools
SB Women's Bible Study - year round
Set Free Movement
Sunday school
Taking care of stray college / post-college students
Transition House
Turn the Page Uganda
Tutoring
Uffizi Order
United Way
Unity Shoppe
Valle Verde
Veteran Riders
Veteran's Outpatient Clinic
Vietnam Veterans
Visitation in Health Center Valle Verde
Visiting / coming alongside
Visiting members that are sick from church at UV
Westside Collaborative
Westside Garden Club
Westside Initiative
Witnessing UCSB Campus
Women's Bible of Santa Barbara
Work at children's elementary school.  Donate to needy
World Dance for Humanity
YFS - Youth and Family Services
Young Life of Santa Barbara
Youth Family Services CIYMCA

 

For more information and other opportunities contact Pastor Doug at 965-1338 x224 or doug@fmcsb.org.

Although we serve in places all over Santa Barbara, our church is situated, specifically, on the Mesa of Santa Barbara. Our ministry, Cliff Drive Care Center, is especially designed to serve the most pressing needs of our nearest neighbors: the individuals, children, and families who are closest to us. Here is a short video describing the Mesa here.