Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove,

the church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors!

 

We are the founding

church of Pacific Grove

sometimes called

The Butterfly Church.

 

We are an active and

energetic congregation

engaged in many

exciting ministries of

service and outreach. 

We hope that you will
visit us and experience
the love of God in your life.

First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove

Loving God...Growing Faith...Serving Community

OUR HISTORY  (in brief)

In 1873, the Rev W.S. Ross, a Methodist minister, was one of the first settlers to build a home in Pacific Grove.  Methodist Bishop J.T. Peck, searching for a location for Christian seaside resort, visited Rev. Rossí home in 1875; that year, the Methodists formed the Pacific Grove Retreat Association, which led to the formation of the city of Pacific Grove.

In 1888, under the leadership of Rev T.H. Sinex, a Church and Assembly Hall were built on Lighthouse Avenue.  The church featured twin spires and a revolving cross that could be seen for miles out at sea and was the most outstanding landmark in Pacific Grove.  The church was dedicated in 1889.

In 1955, the present church site on Sunset Drive was purchased, and a groundbreaking service was held on Palm Sunday in 1962. 

On Palm Sunday the following year, April 7, 1963 the congregation had its first worship service in the new and current sanctuary.

First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove

915 Sunset Drive (at the corner of 17 Mile Drive) Pacific Grove, CA† 93950

831-372-5875

www.butterflychurch.org

First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove

 

915 Sunset Drive

(at the corner of 17 Mile Drive)

Pacific Grove, CA

93950

 

831-372-5875

831-372-2027 (fax)

 

Join us for Worship

Sundays

10:00am

 

Please follow the links below to learn more about our church!

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

Ministries

 

Weddings

 

Fellowship

 

Newsletter Archive

 

Scholarship Application

2013

(Deadline March 28

before 4:00pm)

 

Church Mouse

Thrift Store

Gifting

Grant Request

(deadline February 1

& August 1)

 

 

Contact Us

 

Pastor

Rev. Pamela D. Cummings

 

Office Administrator

Sharon Ericksen