First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande

The First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande Celebrates 125 Years of Ministry

Rock founded, Christ centered, Faith sustained

125th Anniversary
Celebration Homecoming Dinner

September 19, 2009
South County Regional Center [Map]


4:00pm - 5:00pm Social Hour
  • Entertainment
  • Slide Show
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner

6:00pm - 6:30pm Program
  • Brief Remarks
  • Proclamations and Resolutions
  • Video: Reflections on Our History
  • Every Member in Service
  • Blessing
A detailed program is available here (PDF, 191kb).

Nearly 300 people packed the Regional Center for tonight's 125th Anniversary Celebration Homecoming Dinner.

And don't miss the pictures from the next morning's Charter Sunday - and the ringing of the bell 125 times!

Click here for Pastor David and Jim singing "Pray..."

Pictures by Jamie Foster, Trevor Foster, and Gary Hughes.

Book and Audio CDs

A book and two audio CDs are being made available by the 125th Anniversary Committee.

The book is "First United Methodist Church Arroyo Grande California: Celebrating 125 years - 1884-2009" by Jean Hubbard with assistance from Kathleen Ballagh, Pat Wiemers, and Sarah Barber. $25.

There are two audio CD recordings of albums cut by the church music folks back in the 1960s. One is the 1966 performance of the Messiah (Handel) by the Ecumenical Chorale directed by Donald Heidepriem. The other is a 1965 Christmas album by choirs of our church. $15 each.

Here's the order form (PDF, 60kb).