Fountain Valley United Methodist Church

A Bible Teaching Church For All Ages Fountain Valley, CA
Fountain Valley United Methodist Church
Fountain Valley United Methodist Church
Fountain Valley United Methodist Church

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18225 Bushard St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

714 962-2593


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Who We Are

What we believe:


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1,26; 3:22; Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again some day to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11


The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18


The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105-106; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5.


People are created in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude of sin separated people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2


Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins at the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9: John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1


Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that Salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self- effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5


People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:26; 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; I Corinthians 2:7-9

About Us

Friendly, Casual

Community Service, Missions, Adult Education, Nursery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Methodist (UMC)



Our Services

What are services like?
We currently have two services on our Fountain Valley Campus (our sister campus is located in Huntington Beach with two services - a tradtional service and a bi-lingual service) Our 9:00 United Service is a traditoinal service with a combination of hymns and contemporary worship. Our 10:45 Connection Service is a contemporary service.

What is the community like?
Our church family is friendly and welcoming. Come by and see for yourself.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome all to come experience God's love.


John  McFarland

John McFarland

Pastor John has been in the ministry for 30 years and has been at FVUMC since 1988. He received his D.Min. from Fuller Graduate School in 1999. He is married to Kathleen, and has five children: Ted, Mikaela, Kendall, Forrest and Chad. He is committed to the authority of the Bible, the need for salvation in Jesus Christ, and to multicultural ministry.

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