Welcome to First United Methodist Church Pasadena.  We are very glad you stopped by. We believe in making church a safe and welcoming environment which is open to all people who are called to worship and serve God. Here at First Church in Pasadena, we are fortunate to have a number of dynamic Ministries that function to make your experience here a good one and bring the word of the Lord to you efficiently. On May 29 join us for this event at Fuller Theological Seminary which is Co-Sponsored by FUMC Pasadena. Join us as we see what happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives. Small group study begins April 27. Join us on April 25 at 6:00pm for a community pancake dinner in support of a good cause. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. <i>– Ephesians 5:31</i> FUMC Pasadena intentionally welcoming the LGBT community as part of our own community. As a church community, we will continue working to achieve equality for the LBGT community in all aspects of church life and welcome you to join our community in worship.
First United Methodist Church is located in the heart of Pasadena, California. Click the link above for directions to our church.
Worship services are held Sunday mornings at 10:00am. Click the link above for a full list of service and other activity times.
We strive to inspire in one another a love of Jesus, growth in faith and a desire to serve those who need it most. Click above to learn more.
The sermon archives allow you to view and read past sermons in video and text formats. You can also view past Worship Services.
Our History

First United Methodist Church Pasadena has been a part of the Pasadena community for close to 150 years, and always in the heart of the city.   Today, First Church resides just east of  Old Town in the Playhouse District of Pasadena. Since it's founding First Church has had many pastors who have … [Read More...]

Music Ministry

Music at First United Methodist Church has had a long standing tradition at the heart of every worship service at our church. The music program at First Church has flourished becoming a thriving program of music, song, and instrument – all in the heart of Pasadena. Our music ministry is a … [Read More...]

On the Horizon
FUMC Messenger Online

April 1, 2014: Volume 84: Issue 4Holy Week EventsNew Hiking FellowshipCamp Sky Meadows Work DayMetho [...]

March 1, 2014: Volume 84: Issue 3Pastor’s MusingsHeifer InternationalLenten Study: Stations of the C [...]

February 1, 2014: Volume 84: Issue 2Pastor’s MusingPancake Breakfast ReflectionsConcerts at FUMC Pas [...]

January 1, 2014: Volume 84: Issue 1Pastor’s MusingRadical Hospitality UpdateAngel Tree Thank YouYOUt [...]

December 1, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 12Magic in the SanctuaryA Pastor's Advent MessageA Word from [...]

November 1, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 11Cal-Pac Conference ReportStewardship focusPassionate WorshipNew [...]

October 1, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 10ArtsNight & ArtWalkRent-A-YouthBenjamin Britten ConcertWork [...]

September 1, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 9Rally DayChurch Clean-Up Up-DateFall ArtsBenjamin Britten Conce [...]

August 1, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 8Recovery Support GroupMessenger SubscriptionsFive Practices of a F [...]

July 1, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 7Five Practices of a Fruitful CongregationNew Adult MinistriesRevelat [...]

June 1, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 6Church Cleanup ProjectUnited Methodist Family Night at Dodger Stadiu [...]

May 15, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 5Family CampRenewal LeaveVacation Bible SchoolReligion and ScienceMor [...]

March 15, 2013: Volume 83: Issue 3Easter Holy Week HappeningsPastor’s MessageFood Trucks Are ComingS [...]

Rev. N. Adiel A. DePano Lenten message from FUMC Pasadena.Words have the power to create. Henri Nouw [...]

Easter Vigil - March 30, Altadena UMC located at 349 W Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001-4254.  For mo [...]

Join Us, April 20, 2014
Matthew 28:1-10
“Google This: Death”
Rev. Adiel DePano &
Rev. Allison Mark, Preaching

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Sunday Mornings
8:45AM Breakfast & Bible Stories
9:00AM Sunday School & Spirit Seekers
10:00AM Worship Services
11:15AM Fellowship

FUMC Pasadena has occupied a place in the San Gabriel Valley community for many years interacting … Read More


The Disciple Bible Study is an ongoing series of programs that cover much of the Bible.  … Read More


Each month our FUMC Youth participate in mission and outreach projects to serve our local and global … Read More

Small Group Activity

Small Group Ministries are an old idea making a comeback in the life of First Church.  Small Groups allow us to interact in a more personal way, to be in fellowship, and share our … [Read More...]


The First United Methodist Church of Pasadena holds several camp outings for the members, families, and friends of First Church.  These camps give us an opportunity to share and … [Read More...]

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena
500 E. Colorado Boulevard,
Pasadena Ca 91101
Office: 626.796.0157 Fax: 626.568.1615

Worship: Sunday Mornings, 10am
Fellowship: 11:15am
Office; Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

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