First United Methodist Church of Upland, California

Our Sanctuary

Connect - Learn - Serve

Connect:  It is easy to feel disconnected from people and from God.  We invite all people to engage in worship, Sunday School, fellowship activities and service, as ways to connect more deeply with God and with one another.

Learn:  As United Methodists, we believe that going deeper in our faith has us examining scripture through the eyes of:  tradition, reason, and experience.

Serve:  As we learn and connect, it is natural that we want to live out our faith.  A key way is loving our neighbor and serving others.

About FUMC Upland, CA

The First United Methodist Church of Upland, California is a diverse congregation representing all ages and cultures, bound together by our love of God and fellow Christians.  As United Methodists, we embrace the mission of the global church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The First United Methodist Church of Upland is a local congregation of the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Our church family is happy to welcome you to FUMC Upland, both online and in person!

Sunday Worship at FUMC, Upland, CA

Worship service is every Sunday at 9:30 AM at First United Methodist Church of Upland, California.  Everyone is welcome. Come as you are!


Large Print bulletins and hearing assistive devices are available.

Sign Language interpretation is available.  Please contact the office ahead of time so we know to expect you!

Sign Language Interpretation Available Hearing loop t-coil system available


You are invited to participate in the Christmas Giving Tree beginning November 24.  Choose a gift tag from the tree in the Narthex, and shop for a gift (no more than $25) for a child in the Healthy Start program or one of our church’s home-centered members.  Outreach Committee thanks you for your support.

UMC General Conference 2019

On February 26th, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted on a plan that excludes the LGBTQ+ community. I am personally in disagreement with this decision. On our website, you can read or listen to a sermon I gave on February 24, prior to our General Conference. We don’t know what this decision means for our future; please read the statement from our Bishop and a second one from the Western Jurisdictional Leadership Team.  But what I know is: Jesus extends love and grace to everyone, and so should we. I offer my concern for all those hurt by this decision of the General Conference. God loves you. I love you. We will figure out a way forward together.
Pastor Catie

Western Jurisdiction Update








Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Donna Pritchard
Rev. Donna Pritchard

At the 2019 Special Called Session of the General Conference, Rev. Donna Pritchard, chair of the Western Jurisdiction Leadership Team made this statement on behalf of Western Jurisdiction Leadership:
"We have long appreciated the richness of the global diversity of our United Methodist Church and have embraced opportunities to join with you all in the work of making disciples for the transformation of the world.

"We also understand the purpose of the Church to be in mission and ministry. Consequently, we in the West have been functioning for years as One Church committed to full inclusion, seeking to be a home for all God’s people.

"Today we acknowledge the fracture of this body, yet we worship a God who tells us that the body of Christ has many parts, all equally valued. Rooted in Wesleyan tradition, grounded in Scripture and committed to mission and ministry, the Western Jurisdiction intends to continue to be one church, fully inclusive and open to all God’s children, across the theological and social spectrum.

"We know from experience we are stronger when we live together as progressives, traditionalists and centrists in our Church. Many times during this Conference we have sung or prayed or blessed each other with the reminder that we need each other.

Thank you."

In two weeks, the leadership of the Western Jurisdiction will meet. We want to be clear that the leadership of the Western Jurisdiction believes in one church for all. Mission and ministry is too important. This is where we stand, we are not moving, we are not leaving, and we are not changing.

Learn more about how the Western Jurisdiction will continue to be a home for all.

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