About Us

Welcome   to Fullerton First United Methodist Church

What can we tell you about ourselves?

  • We're more about dialogue than dogma.  
  • We're more about the journey than the destination. 
  • We're all at different places in our lives, and in our spiritual journeys.  
  • We're a great place to take your next step with God.  
  • You don't have to already know everything (or even very much), since knowledge isn't the heart of life in a faith community.  
  • Love in action is the heart of life in a faith community.

A  church is meant to be a community gathered to grow spiritually, celebrate life, support one another, and love the world—in the way of Jesus.  
They're meant to be equipping movements, sent to bless the world by living generously—in the way of Jesus.  
We're always trying to live up to this vision.
If that makes your heart leap, we'd love to meet you!  
You'll find more information  on this website—please enjoy it.

Our History

Fullerton First United Methodist Church had its beginning in November, 1888, when Presbyterians and Methodists met as a Union Sunday School in a building owned by Presbyterians. At that time, no religious services of any kind were being held in Fullerton. With the arrival of Rev. Francis R Holcomb from Iowa, a separate Methodist Society was soon formed and preaching services began.
In 1893, the Presbyterians sold the church building and the Methodists constructed a fine church on West Amerige (at a cost of $2,000) on land offered for half price by the Fullerton Land Company. The Union Sunday School was replaced by a Methodist Sunday School, and an Epworth League was established.  
In 1909, the church building on West Amerige was sold and the proceeds invested in property on the southwest corner of Amerige and Pomona where a beautiful new Gothic style brick building was erected. This sufficed for 20 years until increased membership dictated yet another move. In 1921, property across the street, on Pomona between Commonwealth and Amerige, was purchased. A large wooden building was constructed to house the young people's department and a social hall. Five years later, a financial campaign resulted in funds for the new (and present day) church which was dedicated in April, 1929. In 1948, memorial windows were added in back of the choir loft, one panel honoring those who had sacrificed their lives in World War II.

Be a part of our story. . . 

Join us - Sundays at 10AM
114 N. Pomona Ave. Fullerton, CA 92835