Connect

Connecting with Jesus Christ and one another

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Grow

Growing in faith and love through Jesus Christ

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Serve

Serving God, Community and World

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Welcome to Fallbrook United Methodist Church -- a place where we celebrate who God is and how God is still at work within our world today, through the scriptures of the Old and New Testament, in the power of Jesus Christ and in the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Come as you are, whether you are seeking to know more about God, struggling with your faith, or a Spirit-filled, well seasoned believer, you will find a place here. May the love and light of God lead you as you find a place to call home.

We invite and welcome all to Christ's family, focusing on God's love in mission to the community and world.

"Open hearts, Open minds and Open doors."



Regular Worship Service

Sunday, 10am, Rev. Melissa Rusler


1844 Winterhaven Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-1472

Additional Events

Connect

Connect

Connecting with Jesus Christ and one another
Worship
  • Traditional Worship Service – Sunday 10:00a.m.
Bible Study
  • Sunday Morning study – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
  • Book based Bible Studies – Daytime and Evening Options
Small Groups
  • United Methodist Women
  • Breaking Bread Together Groups – Meal based time of meeting and talking together
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry – Knits & Crochets to make items of comfort for those in need
Music

Make a joyful noise!

  • Choir – Traditional music
  • Hosanna Singers – Praise Team
    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”John 3:16-17
Children
  • Nursery Care (Infants and Toddlers): Sunday 9:00a.m. – 11:15a.m.
  • Sunday School: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Missions
  • Local Outreach (supporting the needs of people in our community)
  • Global Outreach (supporting the needs of missionaries and others sharing the love of God around the world)

Grow

Grow

Growing in faith and love through Jesus Christ
Worship
  • Traditional Worship Service – Sunday 10:00a.m.
  • Prayer
  • Music
  • God's Word
Bible Study
  • Sunday Morning study – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
  • Book based Bible Studies – Daytime and Evening Options
Book Study
Small Groups
  • “But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”Peter 3:18
    United Methodist Women
  • Breaking Bread Together Groups – Meal based time of meeting and talking together
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry – Knits & Crochets to make items of comfort for those in need

Serve

Serve

Serving God, Community and World
Missions
  • Local and Global
  • Financial
  • Volunteer Support
  • Children's Sunday School supports the Fallbrook Food Pantry
Care Ministry

And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.Matthew 25:37-40

  • Visiting and care of all who need comfort
Leadership
  • Within the Church and throughout the community
 

Pastor Melissa

Pastor Melissa has been with Fallbrook United Methodist Church since early 2015. She has brought with her over 23 years of experience serving in full-time ministry, but also a joy of sharing God’s love, reminding herself and encouraging everyone to use their God-given gifts and talents to serve God and others.

She loves sharing the sacraments of holy communion and baptism; teaching and participating in Bible studies; and reaching out to help the community. She strongly believes that laughter is good for the soul, which is evidenced by her joyful demeanor. Her laughter is infectious, which combined with her accepting and receptive nature, allows people from all walks of life to approach and interact with her with ease and comfort.

Pastor Melissa enjoys prayer, reading, time on the beach, and traveling near and far with family and friends. Some of her favorite hobbies are camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, running (especially half and full marathons) and music of all types.

 

About Us

All are welcome to worship with us.  A warm and welcoming congregation meets each Sunday morning for worship. Our worship is a combination of traditional music with organ and choir, blended with a praise band.  There is a weekly message for children during the service and children are invited to then stay and worship with their parents or attend Sunday School.  The Pastor's  messages each week are biblically based and relevant for daily living.

Childcare is provided.

Fallbrook United Methodist Church is a mix of long history with an eye toward the future.  Fallbrook’s oldest denominational church, the Fallbrook United Methodist Church, is over 131 years old. For more information about the United Methodist Church, please visit www.umc.org.

A Methodist congregation was organized in Fallbrook in 1887, with its first church building being constructed in 1888 at the corner of Fig St. and South Mission Rd. (previously known as Hill St.) That building still stands and is currently the home of the First Christian Church. On what was once a grove, the Fallbrook United Methodist Church began construction of its present facility in 1974 at 1844 Winterhaven Road.

Come and join us as we worship God, develop as followers of Jesus Christ, and work in the world as God's people who want to make a difference.    

1844 Winterhaven Rd.  Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-1472


Music

Choir

Our choir meets on Sunday mornings at 8:30a.m. for rehearsals and is ready to sing for worship at 10:00a.m.. If you are interested in joining this fun, faith-filled group of music lovers, please speak to our Choir Director, Ken Bell.

Hosanna Singers & Bell Choir

Hosanna Singers - our praise band providing contemporary praise music during worship. Contact Director -Vanessa Hain for more info: 760-728-1472


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Events

Upcoming Events

Listening Post - December 7 - 9:30am

UMW Jewelry Sale - December 8 - After 10:00 am service

Advent Workshop - December 8 - After 10:00 am service

Christmas Cantata December 22 - 10:00 am service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Family Oriented) - December 24 - 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (with Communion) - December 24 - 11:00 pm

Ongoing Events

Kinship Café - Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Chair Yoga - Wednesdays at 10:30am

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group - 2nd Wednesday at 4:30pm

Music Ministry Rehearsals
Chancel Choir – Sundays 8:30 am
Hosanna Singers – Sundays 9:30 am

Women Ministries 
Rachel Circle - 4th Tuesday – 11:00 am
Joanna Circle – 3rd Monday – 4:00 pm
Prayer Shawl – 1st Monday – 9:30 am

Adult Ministries
Sunday Adult Bible Study - 9:00am
Breaking Bread Together Groups – Meet over a meal and share in fellowship and faith.

Serving Others
We believe that we are to share in God's love in Christ with others within our community and around the world. A few ways we extend God's love:

  • Scholarships for college students.
  • Food collection for the Fallbrook Food Pantry.
  • Financial gifts for both local and global missions.
  • 5K Thanksgiving walk/run and Musical Concerts to benefit the Fallbrook Food Pantry.
  • Christmas gift bags for Women Incarcerated.
  • Basket Ministries for membership recognition, appreciation, gratitude and care.
  • Prayer Chain
  • Caring Ministry - Visiting, writing, calling those sick or in need of support.
  • Homeless Outreach - Every 3rd Friday - 131 E. Ivy St., Fallbrook, CA
 

I'm New

Welcome to Fallbrook Methodist Church. We do our best to make sure that everyone who comes to Fallbrook UMC is made to feel at home. From the time you walk through the front door, you will find people just like you who love God and are on a journey to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Service Time

Sunday morning service begin at 10:00 am and ends at approximately 11:00 am. We offer a family friendly worship with traditional music and hymns with a full choir, children's moment, people's prayers, pastor's message and a closing blessing. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month and all are welcome to participate in Communion. No membership required. We have a fellowship gathering after every service to mingle and get to know people in a more casual and informal setting.

Location

We are located at 1844 Winterhaven Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028

Handicapped accessible facilities

The church facility is entirely on a single level accessible through an exterior ramp that provide access to the sanctuary and the rest of the campus.

Attire

Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in. People who come to Fallbrook UMC wear anything from casual to business casual to dressy attire. Feel free to leave the ties and high-heeled shoes at home if that is not what you would normally wear. We believe that God is not concerned with your external appearance, He wants to know you!

Children

Children are always welcome at Fallbrook UMC. Your children usually stay with you for the first part of the service. Our Pastor hosts a "Children's Time" during the service, after which the children typically leave to go to Sunday School. They will be cared for and taught a Bible-based curriculum and you will be able to pick them up at the end of the service. We also have a Nursery and an attendant for the tiny ones.

But I still have more questions!

Please feel free to call us anytime - we'll be happy to take the time to answer any question you may have. Better yet, why not visit us this Sunday and see for yourself what a great place Fallbrook UMC can be! If you would like to contact us now, please call us at (760) 728-1472. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Giving

We are very grateful for your stewardship and your investment in helping us do God’s work. We hope that the multiple ways and convenience in giving will be helpful to you.

Give online

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Give in person

You can place your gifts in our offering plates at any of our Sunday services.

Give by Mail

You can mail your gifts to:
Fallbrook United Methodist Church
1844 Winterhaven Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028