Both church and community members are welcome and enjoy various opportunities for education, fun and fellowship throughout the year. There are various small groups and study groups lead by the pastor throughout the year. The church also holds annual special dinners and events for Easter, Mother’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, the following fellowship and community activities occur every week or month throughout the year:
God’s Girls is a social gathering for women of all ages for dinner once a month at various restaurants or at the homes of church members. This group collects a small donation each time to support local ministries and community efforts. Men of the church often meet at the same time in a different location for dinner and fellowship.
Bingo occurs on the last Sunday of the month between 3-5 in the afternoon. All are welcome. Each person brings a small wrapped gift of no more than $5 in value as prizes. The suggested donation is $1 per card with a three card maximum. It is a great opportunity for those in attendance to talk, laugh and have fun. Refreshments are provided.
Zumba Gold is held on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. at the church. It is a low impact exercise class and is appropriate for seniors or anyone with joint issues. Cost is $5 per class. Zumba Gold is free for OUMC members and $5 for others in the community.
Both the Ojai and Oakview Bridge clubs meet in the Ojai UMC fellowship hall. The Ojai club meets on Monday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. and the Oakview Bridge club meets on Friday afternoons at 12:30.