Welcome to the Ojai United Methodist Church! Join us for Worship Sunday mornings at 10:15am (Praise Music at 10:05am). All are welcome!
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Pastor Cathie Capp joined the Ojai UMC family effective July 1, 2014 as the newly appointed pastor. Check out our page for updates about our activities and worship!
Who are we?
--We are members of the worldwide United Methodist Church and make our home in the beautiful Ojai Valley. We are located across the street from Nordhoff High School and the window behind the altar looks at some of God's amazing work - the Mountain View - which just happens to be the name of our monthly newsletter. We are a tradition based church, with open arms for everyone. We serve God with love, our neighbors with compassion and if you are looking for a church family that truly cares - come visit us. We'll pray with you, cry with you and laugh with you. Isn't that what family does?
Our Bishop issues a call to prayer. Join us tomorrow evening, Wednesday 8/16 at 5:30pm as we hold a prayer vigil on the patio.
Look at this, beloved family...someone gave us a "thumbs up" in the OVN for becoming a RMN!
Tomorrow is the 26th annual Ojai Valley Pride Walk, and as a Reconciling Ministries Congregation, worship will extend beyond the walls of the building and pour into the streets as we Reflect God's Love by participating. Worship at 10:15am (Praise Music begins at 10am) and we'll caravan to Libbey Park at 10:45.
A wonderful Memorial Day Parade honoring those who've died fighting for our freedom. Ojai UMC float, sponsored by Ojai Valley Glass.
Join us for worship on Sunday at 10:15am! On Monday (Memorial Day) we will have a float in the Oak View Parade. Meet at Ojai Valley Glass at 9am. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Two of our longtime members are front and center in the Ojai Valley News today! Ed and Nancy, we will think of you when we sing "O Love that Will Not Let Me Go" on Sunday! You really do know how to hold on. Thank you for continuously Reflecting God's Love!
A pastoral message from our Bishops...
This is a helpful summary of today's rulings by the judicial council
Posted on the 1st UMC, Oneonta NY page.
This post was made by the Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts to her reconciling church in North Georgia:
Beloved, there is good news and there is bad news coming out of the Judicial council today. Because the Judicial council never did have jurisdiction to remove Bishop Karen Oliveto from office (that jurisdiction belongs to the College of Bishops), they were not able to remove her. This is the good news. The bad news is that they felt it necessary to state that her election to the episcopacy violated church law. After making this wholly uncalled for and unnecessarily hurtful declaration, they referred her standing back to the Jurisdiction to which it properly belonged in the first place--the College of Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction. It is now up to Bishop Grant Hagiya of that Jurisdiction to entertain complaints against her. This means many things could now happen. If 2/3 of the whole college of Bishops wishes to rule in her case, they can move these charges to the larger international body. If that happens she will likely be removed. If the college does not have 2/3 who wish to hear these complaints, they will stay in the Western Jurisdiction which means she will likely stay in office. A third option is that the bishops could delay any action regarding Bishop Oliveto until the Commission on the way forward does it's work and we meet in General Conference session in Saint Louis in 2019. For now, Karen remains a Bishop of the church and regardless of the unnecessary condemnation of the Judicial Council, a Bishop she will remain until the time in which the complete process works its way through our judicatory system. Please be in prayer for Karen, and Robin, and our own Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and all the bishops of the church as they mourn this latest insult to our LGBTQI family. We at Saint Mark and in the whole fellowship of the Reconciling Ministries Network remain now, as we ever were, firmly convinced of Christ's unconditional love for all people.
umc.org Judicial Council, top court for The United Methodist Church, says bishop “in good standing” until due process completed.
An important message from our Bishop
calpacumc.org Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus. I write to keep you informed of an important matter involving the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. It is important to keep you apprised of ... Read More
Sunday service 10:45am.You are welcome to worship with us any Sunday. Our focus is loving God, others and self.
Meher Mount is a 172-acre universal spiritual center dedicated to Avatar Meher Baba. Visitors come to Meher Mount in Ojai, California, for pilgrimage, for celebrating Divine Love and Oneness, for loving God through nature, and for service.
OVBC is a "hospital for sinners, not a museum of saints". We're people like you, seeking to worship God and love people. Get connected. Come as you are.
Sunday 8am Rite I (spoken) Eucharist. 10am Rite II Eucharist with music. Coffee and fellowship follows both services. Centering Prayer Thursdays 7pm. The Rev. Dr. Greg Kimura, Rector.
When you walk through the doors of the Center for Spiritual Living Ojai, my desire is that you feel that you've come home