United Methodist Church... was first established in Arroyo Grande, California, in 1884 as pioneer families came looking for land. Our heritage and challenge is to carry on as those before us, advancing the Kingdom of God in Arroyo Grande. The people of the United Methodist Church believe in God and each other. If you're searching for something to believe in, our hearts, our minds and our doors are always open. A Worshiping Church In a very real way, we find out who we are and what life is all about through worship. When we worship God, then doing what God wants is the goal of life. It is what life is for and what life is all about. Study groups for all ages enable us to learn and grow in the Word of the Lord. For United Methodists, the Bible is the record of God's people living out God's promise. Staff A Mission-Oriented Church We know that we are not in this ministry for ourselves. And we know that we are not in ministry by ourselves, for God is with us. The redeeming grace of God is working through us to be in mission around the world. Current covenant missionary's newsletter: March 2011 (PDF, 271kb) Something Exciting And Important Is Happening Here We are involved, diverse, open and committed to winning people over to Christ. Our concern reaches out beyond the local church to people around the world. As Christian disciples we try to be accepting, caring, hospitable and inclusive. We love music, fellowship events and opportunities to share a meal together. As we grow in the knowledge of God, we like to tell the story of God's redeeming grace. We are the people of the Arroyo Grande First United Methodist Church.