Sunday, August 25th (11:15am) First United Sanctuary

First United has the coolest and most creative kids around, and you have the chance to hang out with them! Join us for a meeting of those already volunteering and those who are interested in helping out. Consider helping with craft or activity ideas, working in the classroom, or helping to gather craft supplies. Come hear about all the exciting new things going on in children's ministry.



Saturday, August 31st (9-10am) First United parking lot
Sponsored by United to End Homelessness, this mural will draw attention to the solution to homelessness in our area - more housing! We are honored to have Brian Peterson of Faces of Santa Ana painting the three-sided mural on the building in our parking lot. RSVP to attend at www.UnitedMural.com, and SIGN UP to volunteer as a host by contacting David Trotter at david@costamesafirstumc.com or 949.335.2925.



Wednesday, September 4th (6:30-8:30pm) First United
Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. Many factors, including misinformation, myths and 'good intentions' contribute to this growing problem.

Presented by Becks Heyhoe, Director of United to End Homelessness, this class will provide a wealth of information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue, including: What is homelessness? What are the key factors that lead to homelessness and what is the current state of homelessness in Orange County? How can homelessness be solved? And who is homeless in Orange County?

By the end of this session, you will become familiar with many of the philosophies and terminologies associated with homelessness. More importantly, you will gain a much better understanding of the homeless system here in Orange County, including the most up-to-date statistics and best practices for solving homelessness in our community for good.

Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing our county’s history as well as the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. CLICK HERE to register online.



This Month’s Topic: Faith
Thursday, September 5th (7:30-9pm) Bootleggers Brewery (696 Randolph Ave., Ste B, CM)
Once a month we gather at local breweries, bars, and hangouts to dialogue about a different theological topic in our community. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and ask deep questions about the Bible, faith, and life over drinks - whether you choose to imbibe or not. No RSVP needed - just show up! For more info, contact Brian Tipton at brianjtipton@gmail.com.


Coffee Communion

This Months Topic: Faith
Saturday, September 7th (8-9:30am) The Lost Bean (3335 Susan St., CM)
Join us to discuss and discover what the Bible, our faith, and our life means to us. Beginning with our own experience, we will talk God and faith, meet new people, and get to know each other. Be in communion with one another and with coffee! No RSVP needed - just show up. For more info, contact Brian Tipton at brianjtipton@gmail.com.


Saturday, September 28th (11am-3pm) First United (420 W. 19th Street in CM)
Benefiting the art program at Rea Elementary School, Costa Makers is a block party to unite Costa Mesa through art, creativity, food, and entertainment. Free entry and parking! MORE INFO: www.CostaMakersOC.com