Wesleyan Covenant Association Meeting – October 7th

In a growing awareness that big change is coming to the UMC, five people will be flying to Chicago to attend the October 7th inaugural conference of the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA, http://wesleyancovenant.org). The Church Council approved support for the trip, deriving funds from special gifts from Church Council members....

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Holding Fast

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement in 18th century England, is famously quoted as having written: “I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America.  But I am afraid lest they should  only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power.  And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold  fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.” John Wesley, “Thoughts Upon Methodism,”(1786) This quote has become something of a rallying cry for those of us orthodox, evangelical United Methodists who have witnessed...

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Preschool “Back to School” Night

The Fountain Valley United Methodist Preschool’s  annual “Back to School” night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30–6:30 pm.  All are invited to come and check out the preschool and meet our outstanding teachers and staff.

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Expanding Communication

With our new Church Management System (ChMS), we are able to send out mass text messages, as well as emails and phone calls. Many people today prefer text messages to other forms of communication, and studies have shown that the more communication vehicles a church uses, the more likely the membership...

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The Big God Story Update

This year’s VBS for Preschool-aged children was so fun and  encouraging.  It’s amazing to see God at work in our members while they share God’s love with kids.  Fourteen children, many of whom are not regular church attenders came, experienced God’s love and learned that God wants them to be...

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Wesleyan Covenant Association

  The Wesleyan Covenant Association is a new group of orthodox United Methodists who want to see the church remain orthodox and adhere to the traditional doctrines and teachings of Christianity.  Pastor Glen is planning on attending the convening conference of the WCA on October 7th in Chicago. The purpose...

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Messy Church

As the father of two kids under five years old I know that life can get pretty hectic.  Many families struggle with the idea of attending church together.  With work, sports, school, and other activities Parents and their kids already don’t get enough time together as a family.  Many parents...

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New Mobile App for Church Members

With the introduction of our new Church Managements System (ChMS) update, Church Office Online, we also now have use of a mobile (phone) app through which you can access members’ addresses and contact information. This password-protected app uses the same sign in credentials you use to access the website:  (http://thefount.churchofficechms.com)....

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