First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande

What's New

Routine updates such as newsletter and bulletin postings, calendar updates, Home page updates, and the like are generally not mentioned here.

Date Posted Description/Link
April 29, 2017 Posted details for the Children's Center Sunday Art Show & Silent Auction, April 30, 2016
April 12, 2017 Posted photos from the June 11, 2016 Parking Lot Giveaway
March 2, 2017 Posted enrollment information for the 2017-2018 Children's Center school-year: details
February 9, 2017 Posted info about this year's ELT Scholarship applications: details
January 30, 2017 Posted info about the new Table of Eight program: details
January 13, 2017 Posted info about the March-April Children Center's Positive Discipline class: Flyer/Registration
January 11, 2017 Posted info about the Feb 24th Children Center's Raingutter Regatta: Flyer, Entry Form, photos from last year's...
October 20, 2016 Posted photos from the Children's Center Family Fun Day (October 8, 2016)
June 21, 2016 Posted a current presentation (1.3mb PDF) about the Methodist Camp and Tabernacle on the 1890-1899 History page
February 27, 2016 Posted photos from the Children's Center Regatta Races
January 19, 2016 Updated the Children's Center Staff Bios page
October 27, 2015 Posted photos from the Children's Center Family Fun Day (October 3, 2015)
July 26, 2015 Posted photos from Vacation Bible School (Sunday)
July 25, 2015 Posted photos from Vacation Bible School (Saturday)
July 24, 2015 Posted photos from Vacation Bible School (Friday)
July 20, 2015 Posted a photo of the 2015 ELT Scholarship Awardees
July 1, 2015 Updated the Vacation Bible School page
June 18, 2015 Posted photos of tonight's Children's Center Acknowledgement and Promotion
April 29, 2015 Posted photos from two recent community visiting groups to the Children's Center: Down on the Farm and Community Helpers
January 31, 2015 Posted photos from the Children’s Center Pizza Dinner and Regatta Boat Painting Party
January 21, 2015 Posted the Fall 2014 Parent Survey Results on the Children's Center page
December 11, 2014 Added photos from the Children's Center Christmas Program
October 31, 2014 Posted photos from the October 11th Children's Center Family Fun Day (part of Rock the Block Weekend)
October 9, 2014 Added photos to the 130th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration
September 26, 2014 Updated the Chancel Choir page
September 6, 2014 Posted pictures from August's Messy Church (8/23/14)
August 13, 2014 More info on Messy Church, starts August 23, 2014
August 1, 2014 Posted initial detail for the 130th Anniversary Celebration and New Member Recognition on September 14, 2014
June 30, 2014 Launched the website for Rock The Block Weekend (RTBW)
October 10-12, 2014
June 24, 2014 Posted photos of tonight's Vacation Bible School: Weird Animals
June 12, 2014 Posted photos of tonight's Children's Center Acknowledgement and Promotion
May 29, 2014 Posted info for "Through the Roof", Saturday May 31, disability awareness seminar, 9am-3pm at Grover Beach Presbyterian: flier, website
May 28, 2014 Posted info for Traveling the Holy Land, a Wednesday evening adult series that begins June 4, 2014
May 21, 2014 Posted info for Messy Church which begins August 23, 2014
April 30, 2014 Posted details for Vacation Bible School, June 23-27, 2014
February 28, 2014 Posted photos from the Children's Center Spaghetti Feed and Raingutter Regatta
January 31, 2014 Posted photos from the Children's Center Taco Bar and Boat Painting Party
January 15, 2014 Added two teachers' bios to the Children's Center Staff Bios page
January 14, 2014 Posted information about the 2014 Children's Center Boat Painting and Regatta on the Children's Center page
December 27, 2013 Posted details about the Walk to Emmaus
November 9, 2013 Posted details about the UMM Christmas Jubilee on Friday, December 13th
September 19, 2013 Posted details about the Children's Center Family Fun Day on October 19th
August 31, 2013 Posted details/videos about The Story, sermon and study series
June 23, 2013 Posted info about Rock the Block! Weekend, October 18-20
June 13, 2013 Posted Children's Center Promotion and Acknowledgement
April 30, 2013 Posted May/Jun 2013 Newsletters.
April 14, 2013 Posted photos from the Children's Center Sunday, Art Show, and Ice Cream Social.
April 11, 2013 Posted photos from the Children's Center Open House.
March 1, 2013 Posted the March-April issue of the Newsletter.
February 5, 2013 Several updates to the Children's Center page: newsletter, Early Years, snack calendar, Parenting with Positive Discipline scheduled, and February Community Helper visit schedule.
January 25, 2013 Posted photos from the Children's Center Taco Bar and Regatta Boat Painting Party
December 30, 2012 Posted The Bible in 90 Days
November 5, 2012 Posted photos from Trunk-or-Treat, 10/31/12
October 20, 2012 Children's Center Fun Day
September 29, 2012 Children's Center Harvest Festival Parade
August 30, 2012 Children's Center updates: Back to School; On the playground; Toddler Room; Pre-K Room
August 25, 2012 Posted photos from Cowboy Church at the Clark Ranch (8/24/12)
August 18, 2012 Added our new covenant missionary to the About page: Frido Kinkolenge (website)
July 18, 2012 Updates to the Children's Center page:
June 23, 2012 Added a "Read the Bible in One Year" Schedule (PDF) to the Ministries section
June 21, 2012 Posted some photos from Vacation Bible School (6/20/12)
June 14, 2012 Added a copy of a handwritten letter dated 1895 from our then-pastor A. M. Ogborn to the 1890s history page
June 8, 2012 Posted Children's Center Promotion and Acknowledgement
May 25, 2012 Posted info about the May 31 Panda Express fundraiser for the Children's Center. Here's the flier
April 22, 2012 Posted Children's Center Sunday
April 2, 2012 Posted the Children's Center's Work Day
April 2, 2012 Posted two upcoming events to the Children's Center's page
March 27, 2012 Posted Thank Yous! to the Children's Center's Community Helpers
March 14, 2012 Posted details about Saint Patrick Hears the Call: the Voice of the Irish, Saturday, March 17, 2012, 7pm
February 24, 2012 Posted photos from the Children's Center Spaghetti Dinner and Rain Gutter Regatta
February 8, 2012 Revamped the Children's Center page: Hallmarks, Upcoming Events, Check Us Out, consolidated archived events, etc.
January 27, 2012 Posted photos from the Children's Center Taco Bar Dinner and Regatta Boat Painting Party
December 15, 2011 Posted photos from the Children's Center Christmas Program
November 23, 2011 Posted details about An Evening with Saint Nicholas
Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 7pm
October 22, 2011 Posted the Children's Center Trike-athon and BBQ
September 12, 2011 Added the 2011 Spring Survey Results to the Children's Center page
September 10, 2011 Added photos of Children's Center Back to School Night and Ice Cream Social (9/8/11)
June 23, 2011 Added photos of Vacation Bible School
June 10, 2011 Posted today's Children's Center Graduation
May 22, 2011 Posted today's Children's Center BBQ and Book Faire
May 21, 2011 Posted today's Carl Kliesch Memorial Golf Tournament
May 16, 2011 Posted Saturday's UMM Work Party at the Camp
May 6, 2011 Posted April 30th's Chapel Car Experience
May 2, 2011 Posted details for Vacation Bible School: Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid, June 20-24, 2011
April 30, 2011 Posted today's UMW Historical Tea
April 3, 2011 Posted today's Talents and Treats show
March 24, 2011 Posted announcement - seeking Adult Christian Education Director: Job Description (PDF) and Job Application (PDF)
March 22, 2011 Posted our new covenant missionaries newsletter on the About page
February 25, 2011 Posted Children's Center's Rain Gutter Regatta and Spaghetti Dinner
December 26, 2010 Posted Photos from Christmas Eve (6pm)
December 21, 2010 Announce a repeat of the Chapel Car Experience set for April 30, 2011
December 15, 2010 Announce Children's Center Escrip Program: an easy way to raise money for the AGUMCC
November 15, 2010 Announce "An Evening with Saint Nicholas"
Monday, December 6th at 7pm
November 14, 2010 Added a Thank You (PDF) to the AGUMCC Family Fun Day
October 19, 2010 Posted the Flier (PDF) for the October 31st "Trunk or Treat" event including a Three Stooges movie marathon
October 16, 2010 Photos from today's AGUMCC Family Fun Day
September 11, 2010 Made available an Announcement Email List. Sign up at the bottom of the About page
September 7, 2010 Posted a survey on the Newsletter page (deadline: 9/30/10)
August 22, 2010 Posted photos from the Choir BBQ (8/21/10)
August 20, 2010 The AGUMCC's Family Fun Day will be October 16, 2010. See the Children's Center page for details...
July 13, 2010 Posted Judy's Journey July 2010 (PDF), retirement issue.
June 30, 2010 Posted Results of the Children's Center 2010 Parent Spring Survey
June 25, 2010 Posted photos from the Children's Center Promotion and Acknowledgement Program 2010, May 28, 2010
May 30, 2010 Announced VBS: Egypt: Spend a While on the Nile
July 19-23, 6pm-8pm in Criswell Hall
May 22, 2010 Posted photos from the UMM Camp Work Day
May 11, 2010 Posted photos from the 2nd Annual Carl Kliesch Memorial Golf Tournament (May 8th)
May 3, 2010 Number of new forms/info on the Children's Center page.
March 21, 2010 Posted photos from UMM Monthly Meeting (Mar 20).
March 2, 2010 Posted photos from Women's Sunday (Feb 28).
Posted photos from the Youth's Spud-tacular (Feb 21).
February 27, 2010 Posted photos from the Children's Center Raingutter Regatta.
February 16, 2010 Posted photos from the UMM Sweetheart Breakfast (Feb 13).
February 15, 2010 Posted information about two adult classes: A Touch of Beauty and Adult Sunday School.
February 3, 2010 Announced the Children's Center Raingutter Regatta February 27th on the Children's Center page.
January 30, 2010 Announced Love and Logic Classes in March on the Children's Center page.
December 31, 2009 Posted photos from the New Year's Eve Potluck and Game Night.
December 23, 2009 Posted photos from the Live Nativity.
November 29, 2009 Posted photos from the Hanging of the Greens.
November 25, 2009 Posted photos from the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service.
November 23, 2009 Posted photos from the Holiday Bazaar & Brunch (Nov 14).
October 28, 2009 Posted photos from the Harvest Picnic and Potluck.
October 15, 2009 Posted photos from the Children's Center Family Fun Day.
Added photos to the Youth at Harvest Festival page.
September 30, 2009 Added event photos to the Youth at Harvest Festival page.
September 22, 2009 Started a Youth at Harvest Festival page.
September 20, 2009 Posted the 125th Anniversary Charter Sunday page.
Posted pictures of the 125th Anniversary Dinner.
September 18, 2009 Started the 125th Anniversary Dinner page.
September 13, 2009 Posted Evensong at the Old Church in the Village.
September 6, 2009 Posted Rally Sunday.
September 4, 2009 Posted Remembering the Lay Persons of the Past. Help us gather information about lay persons of the past who have contributed to our church's rich history. Here's how...
August 16, 2009 Posted a Grande Ringers page.
Posted pictures from Cross Sunday.
August 13, 2009 Posted Camp E.D.G.E. (Vacation Bible School), July 6-10, 2009.
August 12, 2009 Added Crosses of the Church to the 125th Anniversary section.
August 3, 2009 Posted a Lord's Crew Praise Band page.
Posted a Flute Fun page.
June 23, 2009 Announced "Cross Sunday", August 16th, details...
June 22, 2009 Posted pictures from the UMM Annual BBQ (June 20, 2009)
June 17, 2009 Posted pictures from Youth Sunday (June 14, 2009)
June 16, 2009 Added to the 125th Anniversary section:
June 15, 2009 Added Handbells (1980s) to the 125th Anniversary section.
June 7, 2009 Posted Readings from the 125th Anniversary Cantata.
June 6, 2009 Posted This Train is Bound for Glory (the chapel car experience)
May 31, 2009 Posted Worship with John Wesley at the Tabernacle
May 15, 2009 Added UMCAG has a web presence (May 1996) to the 125th Anniversary section.
May 14, 2009 Posted details for the 125th Anniversary Cantata, June 7, 2009.
May 7, 2009 Added the 1990s Pit BBQs to the 125th Anniversary section.
May 5, 2009 Posted pictures from the Family Fun Day and BBQ at the Wiemers' Ranch, April 26, 2009.
May 3, 2009 Posted pictures of today's Cluster Choir Festival.
May 2, 2009 Posted pictures of today's Carl Kliesch Memorial Golf Tournament.
April 28, 2009 Posted May Newsletters.
April 23, 2009 Posted a Chancel Choir page.
April 19, 2009 Posted pictures from Children's Sunday and BBQ.
April 12, 2009 Posted pictures from the Easter Egg Hunt.
April 11, 2009 Announced This Train Is Bound for Glory, June 6, 2009.
April 9, 2009 Posted details for the Carl Kliesch Memorial Golf Tournament.
March 29, 2009 Posted today's Bible Sunday pictures.
March 26, 2009 Posted the April Castanet (PDF, 3.3mb) on the Newsletters page.
March 18, 2009 Additions to the 125th Anniversary History pages:
March 2, 2009
February 24, 2009 Posted the Children's Center March newsletter (PDF).
February 19, 2009 Announced 125th Anniversary Photo Directory. Sign-ups begin February 22 for photo appointments March 25-28.
February 14, 2009 Announced Bible Sunday is set for March 29, 2009
February 13, 2009 Posted the Children's Center Raingutter Regatta on the Children's Center page.
January 30, 2009 Posted Love and Logic Classes on the Children's Center page.
January 28, 2009 Added to the 125th Anniversary Celebration section:
January 11, 2009 Posted today's 125th Anniversary Kickoff Sunday and Potluck.
January 4, 2009 Posted January Newsletters.
December 18, 2008 Posted Children's Center Christmas Program.
December 11, 2008 Posted Judy's Journey December 2008, on the Newsletters page.
December 1, 2008 Updated the Significant Events list
November 29, 2008 Hanging of the Greens
November 26, 2008 Posted the UMW Harvest Tea: Aprons, Bonnets, and Hats.
November 21, 2008 Added "Curriculum Themes 2008-2009 to the Children's Center page.
November 9, 2008 Added the UMW Cookbook to the 125th Anniversary Celebration.
November 8, 2008 Posted the November 9, 2008 Bulletin.
October 28, 2008 Posted the November Castanet (PDF, 3.3mb) on the Newsletters page.
October 26, 2008 Posted the All-Church Harvest Picnic and Potluck.
October 23, 2008 Added to the 125th Anniversary Celebration section:
October 21, 2008 Posted the October 19, 2008 Bulletin.
October 15, 2008 Started the 125th Anniversary Celebration section.
October 10, 2008 Posted the October 12, 2008 Bulletin.
September 30, 2008 Posted the October Castanet (PDF, 3mb) on the Newsletters page.
September 27, 2008 Posted the September 28, 2008 Bulletin.
September 25, 2008 Posted the September 21, 2008 Bulletin.
September 24, 2008 Added a Thank You! page to the Family Fun Day page.
September 20, 2008 Posted the Children's Center Family Fun Day.
September 12, 2008 Posted the September 14, 2008 Bulletin.
September 8, 2008 Added details about the Sept 20th Family Fun Day on the Children's Center page.
September 5, 2008 Posted the September 7, 2008 Bulletin.
September 1, 2008 Posted the August 31, 2008 Bulletin.
August 27, 2008 Posted the September Children's Center newsletter.
August 26, 2008 Posted the September Castanet (PDF, 4mb) on the Newsletters page.
August 22, 2008 Posted the August 24, 2008 Bulletin.
August 15, 2008 Posted the August 17, 2008 Bulletin.
Posted the first Judy Atwood newsletter, Judy's Journey August 2008, on the Newsletters page.
August 12, 2008 Posted the August 10, 2008 Bulletin.
August 11, 2008 Posted the August Castanet (PDF, 3mb) on the Newsletters page.
August 10, 2008 Added Pianist/Accompanist info to the Forms and Information Sheets page. Currently accepting applications for this position.
July 31, 2008 Posted the August 3, 2008 Bulletin.
Posted the August Children's Center newsletter.
July 24, 2008 Posted the July 27, 2008 Bulletin.
July 18, 2008 Posted the July 20, 2008 Bulletin.
Posted July 13 sermon audio on the Bulletin page.
July 11, 2008 Posted the July 13, 2008 Bulletin.
July 9, 2008 Posted July 6 sermon audio on the Bulletin page.
July 8, 2008 Added Christian Education Director info to the Forms and Information Sheets page. Currently accepting applications for this position.
July 3, 2008 Posted June 29 sermon audio on the Bulletin page.
Started a Resources/Links page.
Posted the July 6, 2008 Bulletin.
July 2, 2008 Added the Youth Video to Pastor Bob Retires.
July 1, 2008 Posted the June 29, 2008 Bulletin.
June 29, 2008 Pastor Bob retires.
June 28, 2008 Posted the July Children's Center newsletter (PDF, 568kb) on the Newsletters page.
June 25, 2008 Posted the July Castanet (PDF, 3mb) on the Newsletters page.
Added a Forms and Information Sheets page.
June 20, 2008 Added The Play Yard That Faith Built to the Children's Center section.
June 19, 2008 Added the Newsletters page.
Posted the June 22, 2008 bulletins.
June 18, 2008 Revamped the Calendar section.
Posted Chancel Choir's Tour of Wesleyan England (July 2006).
Posted Slidell Habitat for Humanity (April 2006).
June 17, 2008 Added the Children's Center section.
June 16, 2008 Began the Ministries section.
June 15, 2008 Posted Quilt Trunk Show (June 14, 2008).
June 14, 2008 Began the framework for this new web site design.
Today's Verse



Children's Center Rain Gutter Regatta
February 26, 2016


Vacation Bible School (VBS)
July 24-26, 2015


130th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration, October 9, 2014


Children's Center Acknowledgement and Promotion, June 12, 2014


"The Story", Fall 2013 - Winter 2014


The Bible in 90 Days, Jan-Mar 2013


Vacation Bible School, June 2012


Children's Center Sunday, 4/22/12


UMW Historical Tea, 4/30/11


Christmas Eve 2010


AGUMCC's Raingutter Regatta












Cluster Choir Festival, 5/3/09


Children's Sunday & BBQ, 4/19/09


Bible Sunday, 3/29/09


Raingutter Regatta, 2/13/09


125th Kick-Off Sunday, 1/11/09