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all welcome here

Sunday Service

Sunday Worship are both in-person and on-line. The service begins at 10 am.

All are welcome here.

    • Covid Safe policies are in place
    • Quiet room for infants
    • Outdoor viewing - weather permitting
    • Audio headsets for hearing assistance
    • ADA access
Sunday Service Indoor only (winter)
covid safe

We follow all federal and state guidelines for your safety

Masks when required and are always available for those at risk.

  • Spacing as needed
  • Outdoor Viewing area (weather permitting)
Covid 19 CDC Guidelines
Streaming services

On Line Service

Streamed and Archived

Live streams of Sunday service start at 9:45am and are archived permanently. Both Facebook and Youtube are streamed live and our archive is on our youtube playlist page

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Programs for all ages and interests Activities and Groups Classes and Enrichment

Our Mission Statement

We are a family of diverse individuals committed to love and acceptance and called by God to be open to many points of view.

We seek to be an extended family for all people, regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic situation, marital status, physical or mental ability.

We offer support, fellowship, and worship, equipping those who hunger for wholeness to live and love courageously as disciples of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe our diversity is a blessing which strengthens persons to serve, and commit ourselves to Christian service in our community and in the life of the larger church.

Mission

AUMC History

Timeline of milestones

This Timeline was created in 2019 and currently being converted to digtal form for this website (work in progress)

Church Project History

United Methodist Church

This timeline is created and maintained on the United Methodist Churches website.

UMC History

Programs for all ages and interests Activities and Groups Classes and Enrichment

Meals that Connect

We will enhance health, restore dignity, support independence, and reduce isolation for every San Luis Obispo County resident in need who is at least 60 years of age by providing meaningful connections and free, hot, noon-time meals delivered to community dining sites or at home.

Community Outreach Senior Care

AUMC Hiking Group

Join us as we take in nature's beauty

We hike/walk the local beaches, woods and hills of San Luis Obispo.

  • Most hikes are easy.
  • Between 1-3 miles
  • Without steep or dangerous areas
    So, no reason not to join the fun! Hiking and walking are great for the mind, body and spirit!
Outdoor Activity Depends on weather
Sister of the heart meeting

Sisters of the Heart

The joy of listening to our hearts...

Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at the home of Ann Little from 9:30 to 11:45. Call the church office for more info or click on the link.

Group Weekly Women's Group

Care Connections

Building a Network of Love

The heart of Care Connections is one of outreach to our Church community, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of its members.

Mission Community Support

The MIX

Children and Youth Programs Grades K thru 8th

First, Second, and Third Wednesdays

  • Children and youth programs
  • Sit-down dinner included
Children and Youth Program Wednesday Nights

Programs for all ages and interests Activities and Groups Classes and Enrichment

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
    Mon Nov, 27 2023 - Sat Dec, 02 2023 / 

  • Fri AA
    Fri Dec, 01 2023 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (N)

Current Calendar

Updated daily - Please contact the office to make additions, changes and corrections

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
    Mon Nov, 27 23 - Sat Dec, 02 23 / 

  • Fri AA
    Fri Dec, 01 23 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (N)

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
    Mon Nov, 27 23 - Sat Dec, 02 23 / 

  • AUMC Sisters of the Heart Spirituality Group
    Sat Dec, 02 23 / 9:30 am - 11:45 am United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422, United States

  • Dynamite AA
    Sat Dec, 02 23 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (LL)

  • Walk around the lake
    Sat Dec, 02 23 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Sunday Choir Rehearsal
    Sun Dec, 03 23 / 9:00 am - 10:00 am (CR)

  • Worship service
    Sun Dec, 03 23 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA

  • Monday Book Discussion
    Mon Dec, 04 23 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am (LL)

  • SPRC
    Mon Dec, 04 23 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lombard

  • Justice and Compassion Mtg
    Tue Dec, 05 23 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  • Joyful Noise Bells Rehearsal
    Tue Dec, 05 23 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (FH or S)

  • AA Book Study
    Thu Dec, 07 23 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (LL)

  • Clarinet Rehearsal
    Thu Dec, 07 23 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (FH)

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2023 - 2024

Year at a Glance

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Church Contact

email@atascaderoUMC.org

805.466.2566 Church Office

Church Location
Atascadero United Methodist Church
11605 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Mailing Address
Atascadero United Methodist Church
PO Box 2037
Atascadero, CA 93423

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Atascadero United Methodist Church

Church Meeting Room and Event Rental

AUMC provides rooms for community meeting and events such as:

  • Wedding and memorials
  • Concerts and performances
  • Support and social groups

AUMC history

Church History

Forming in the late 1970s, Atascadero United Methodist Church found its first home in the Chapel of the Roses mortuary’s chapel. With worship and a Sunday School program, and led by the Rev. Rollin Dexter, the church was off to a good start. Churches of the Santa Barbara District helped augment the limited income of the fledgling congregation. Members of other United Methodist congregations were encouraged to become a part of this new adventure. On Aug. 12, 1979, the first service of worship saw 22 new members courageously place their memberships in the United Methodist Church of Atascadero.

On Pentecost Sunday, May 25, 1980, just less than one year since the project begun, the membership had grown to 85 charter members. The Rev. Fr. Harry Freiermuth, the priest at St. William’s Catholic church, was a most gracious host to the 200 or more worshippers who gave formal approval as they attended the formal organization of the congregation, which took place in the sanctuary of the Catholic church.

Groundbreaking for the first unit of the new church took place on Sunday, May 30, 1982, with Bishop Jack Tuell presiding. After many volunteer hours, days, weeks and months of work, an excited congregation began its regular worship at the Chapel of the Roses on Palm Sunday 1983. That very morning, after gathering up all of the church belongings, they began their journey from the Chapel to the new multipurpose building on South El Camino Real. The chief of police and two police units escorted the procession.

Pastor “Dex” retired at the Annual Conference of 1986, and was followed in the Atascadero appointment by Dr. James Beebe, 1986-1990; the Rev. Edward Martin, 1990-1994; the Rev. Myron Wingfield, 1994-2001; the Rev.Cherie Jones, 2001-2009; the Rev. Robb Fuesler 2009-2013, the Rev. Diane Rehfield 2013-2019, and by our current pastor, the Rev. Steve Poteete-Marshall, who came in 2019. In 1998, the Rev. Rollin Dexter became Pastor Emeritus to the congregation he founded.

As the church family has grown, the buildings have expanded twice to accommodate activities. A church school wing with six classrooms was added in the late ’80s and in spring 2000 the congregation took part in the groundbreaking for the present sanctuary. This was first used on Dec. 17, 2000, and dedicated in spring 2001. It is used frequently as a venue for area concerts and similar gatherings.

Currently, Atascadero United Methodist Church has a full-time senior minister, a full-time administrative assistant, full-time director of communications & video production, a director of music, a MIX coordinator and several other paid staff. The volunteer ethic of the congregation is as strong as ever, and the church has a well-known and highly regarded presence in the social services and social justice work of the local community.

And, as it always has, the church welcomes all who enter its doors. It is a dynamic fellowship of widely diverse persons united in serving God in one another and in the community and world.