Ojai United Methodist Church

Welcome to the Ojai United Methodist Church! Join us for Worship Sunday mornings at 10:15am (Praise Music at 10:05am). All are welcome!

Thank you for checking out our Ojai UMC page!

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?

The United Methodist Advent Quiz – The United Methodist Church


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California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church

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.

"The blatant racism displayed in Charlottesville, VA is yet another reminder of the need to look inward into..."

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.

Ojai Handbell Ringers May 14th, 2017


Our Spring Handbell Concert!

Ojai Methodist Church

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!

Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church

A pastoral message from our Bishops...

The video and text of yesterday's statement by our College of Bishops are available for download on the WJ website. You will also find a helpful Q&A regarding Judicial Council Decision 1341.

Consecration of gay bishop against church law - The United Methodist Church


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.

Bishop Hagiya's Message on the Upcoming Judicial Council Meeting


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

I Support the United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus (UMQCC)


Church family and supporters, as a member of the reconciling network ministries, please read, sign, and share this important letter.

docs.google.com Happy Easter dear sibling in faith! Your #CalledOUT LGBTQI clergy, like a butterfly, is ready to take flight, and we invite you to celebrate the fullness of life with us! Thank you for reading our Open Letter to The UMC (posted below). This is part of our witness leading up to the April 25-28 Judici...

Come celebrate the Resurrection with Ojai UMC on Sunday morning at 10:15am! Nursery Care available.


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It's not about fixing churches! Watch April's "Rev. Dotson LIVE" broadcast as we explore "How NOT to Fix Your Church."

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