In the fall of
1961, Tom and Harriet Rogers and a few other young couples gathered in the
Rogers' home to discuss the possibility of a Methodist church in Malibu.Following this introductory meeting, the
group spent the next few months worshipping at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School
under the leadership of Pastor John Gabrielson.On Christmas Eve 1963, 69 charter members were welcomed into the Malibu
United Methodist Church.What had once
been a dream had become a reality.
Throughout the next
few years, the church grew and expanded.Malibu Methodist Nursery School was established in 1966.New community outreach projects developed
such as the Sierra Service Project, Habitat for Humanity builds, Thanksgiving
Dinner for the Malibu Labor Exchange and Day Workers, and Tales By the Sea Home
poetry and prose concerts.The Malibu
Pie Festival attracts hundreds of people each year and raises funds for
missions and youth work.Children and
family activities grew: Bible Kids, Vacation Bible School, weekly youth group
meetings, winter family camp weekends, youth retreats, and Sunday School.
2002, Malibu United Methodist Church celebrated its 40th anniversary
with much fanfare.Since then, its ministry and outreach
programs have continued to develop and inspire more people in the community.The growth and success of Malibu United
Methodist Church shows the power of God at work among people.We would love for you to join us!