Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Glendale

We are a neighborhood church located in the urban center of Glendale. We seek authentic and embodied expressions of faith in our life of worship, community, and stewardship in our ever-changing world.  Glendale First United Methodist Church is a place you can recharge, connect, grow, and serve in a friendly and encouraging environment. We hope you can join us this weekend. 

Sunday Worship Service Times:

Traditional Service: 10:30am  | Main Sanctuary  

Contemporary Service: 9:30am  |  Carlson Fellowship Center



134 North Kenwood Street                                                                     

Glendale, California 91206                                                                     



Office: (818) 243-2105

Email: ardel@glendalemethodist.org

M-F: 8am-7pm | Sunday: 9am-1pm 

  • Life on the Street

    “Living an Airstream life,  hoping to inspire people to live simply so that others can simply live.”


    The Reverend Lorenza Andrade Smith is an ordained elder in the Rio Texas Conference and a veteran Air Traffic Controller of the United States Airforce. In 2011, Lorenza was appointed to be in ministry with the poor and marginalized. In solidarity she sold and gave away all her possessions, and began living on the streets of San Antonio, with only a backpack holding a chalice, a bible, and a few remaining possessions.

    Hear her story at a dinner in her Honor

    Sunday, June 9th, 6:30 p.m.

    Carlson Fellowship Center

    First United Methodist Church of Glendale

    134 N Kenwood St

    Glendale, CA 91206


    Reservations required.

    Please make reservations by June 5  at


    Cost: $10/person


    Contact GFUMC church office for details

    (818) 243-2105


  • Vacation Bible School!

    Registration is open for our 2019 Vacation Bible School! Register online by clicking on the picture to the left. To learn more first click here: /ministries/vbs

  • Upcoming Events

    Monday, May 20, 2019

              6:00 pm - Carillon Ringers - Music Center

              7:30 pm - Wesleyan Ringers - Music Center

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

              10:00 am - Staff Meeting - 154

                5:00 pm - Free Health Clinic - 3rd floor

                7:00 pm - Finance Committee - 154

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

             10:00 am - Bible Study - Dining Room

               1:30 pm - Train Game - Dining Room

               7:00 pm - Bible Study - Dining Room

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

               7:30 pm - Cathedral Choir - Music Center

    Friday, May 24, 2019    

               12:30 pm - Co-Weds - Carlson Fellowship Center

    Sunday, May 26, 2019

               9:30 am - Contemporary Worship - Carlson Fellowship Center

            10:30 am -  Traditional Worship - Sanctuary

    Monday, May 27, 2019

               Memorial Day

               Church Office is closed

  • Campus Map

    We have three main buildings on our campus. To help you navigate, please note the following addresses: Sanctuary - 401 East Broadway | Carlson Fellowship Hall - 130 N. Kenwood Street | Education Building and Office - 134 N. Kenwood Street.

  • Connect

    We have a number of Bible Studies and Life Groups meeting on Sundays and various times of the week. This is an important way to develop connections and relationships as we learn and grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ.   

  • Youth at Glendale First

    We are a vibrant group that meets regularly on site and off with faith building and fun activities for Youth led by Jennifer Freemon. Contact Jennifer@glendalemethodist.org    

Section Title

Type content for this section here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this section. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this section, you will see the filler text disappear, and you can begin typing your real content. We’ve simply put in filler text in this area. No need to get caught up in the actual content of this body text, we just typed a bunch of meaningless sentences. If you get anything from this text, please understand that this is just example text to give you a feeling for what your real text might look like. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this section, you will see the filler text disappear, and you can begin typing your real content.