Welcome to Temecula United Methodist Church




Welcome to Temecula United Methodist Church, where Pastor Rick Malec will be preaching a message titled “Christ’s Disciples, No Easy Feat!” this Sunday, October 1st. At TUMC, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all who seek spiritual growth. In addition to regular worship services, we offer various programs and ministries for people of all ages, including Bible studies, youth groups, and music ministry. Our church has a rich history, starting from its humble beginnings without buildings or people, to now having a dedicated congregation of around 300 members. We are committed to serving and supporting our community, and we invite you to join us in our journey of faith.

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This Week at TUMC

Preaching: Pastor Rick Malec

Message: ‘Christ’s Disciples, No Easy Feat!’ for Sunday, October 1

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Hey there! Just wanted to give you a heads up about what’s happening this week at Temecula United Methodist Church (TUMC). We have an exciting sermon lined up for this Sunday, October 1, titled ‘Christ’s Disciples, No Easy Feat!’ and it will be delivered by our amazing Pastor Rick Malec. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it!

Speaking of worship services, our next one is just around the corner. You can check out the countdown on our website to see exactly how much time you have left to prepare for a meaningful and uplifting experience. We can’t wait to see you there!

If you’re new to TUMC or just curious about who we are and what we stand for, this section is for you. Our vision statement sets the tone for everything we do – it’s all about growing in faith, serving others, and building a community centered around Christ’s love.

Speaking of community, let us introduce you to our amazing pastor, Rick Malec. He’s passionate about spreading the word of God and helping others live a purposeful life. Want to learn more about Pastor Rick? We have a whole section dedicated to him on our website.

If you prefer a more visual way to connect with us, check out our TUMC videos. You’ll find inspiring sermons, worship performances, and more. It’s a great way to catch up on what you missed or relive some of the moments that touched your heart.

Behind every great church is a dedicated staff who work tirelessly to make everything run smoothly. Get to know our staff members and see the faces behind the scenes.

Need some quiet time for reflection and meditation? Our prayer and meditation garden is a serene space where you can find peace and connect with God. It’s the perfect place to recharge your spiritual batteries.

Would you be interested in the history of TUMC? We have a section dedicated to our church’s past, where you can learn about the milestones and events that shaped who we are today.

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Check out our frequently asked questions section for any queries you may have about TUMC.

What it Means to be Methodist

If you’re new to the Methodist faith or just curious about our beliefs, this section is for you. We’ll delve into the topics of baptism and communion and what they mean to United Methodists.

Baptism is an important sacrament in our faith. It symbolizes the cleansing of sin and the beginning of a new life in Christ. We’ll explore the significance of baptism in the Methodist tradition.

Communion, also known as the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper, is another sacrament that holds great importance for United Methodists. We’ll talk about the meaning behind this sacred act and how it brings us closer to God.

Resources and Helpful Links

Now let’s move on to some helpful resources and links. You’ll find all the details in this section if you’re looking for our location.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news happening in and around TUMC. From upcoming events to community outreach initiatives, this is the place to find out what’s going on.

We also have a dedicated section for news articles to give you a deeper insight into the happenings at TUMC.

Curious about Pastor Rick’s recent trip to the Holy Land? Check out the photos and stories from his journey in this section.

If you’re a fan of Pastor Rick’s interactions with the kids, you’ll love the gallery featuring their joyful moments together.

As a church, we have a strong connection with our armed services. Explore the God & Country section to see how we honor and support our courageous military members.

Did you recently go through the confirmation process? We have a gallery that captures those special moments of faith and commitment.

We’re always welcoming new members into our church family. Check out the gallery featuring our newest additions.

Christmas is a special time for children, and we have a gallery showcasing their adorable nativity performances.

Did we mention a mortgage burning ceremony? Yes, that’s right! We were able to pay off our church mortgage, and we have photos of the joyful occasion in a dedicated gallery.

Every summer, we host a fun-filled Vacation Bible School for children. Check out the gallery to see the smiles and excitement that come with these unforgettable weeks.

Upcoming Events


Sunday Worship

Children’s Sunday Program

Adult Sunday School

Tagalog Bible Studies

Adult Bible Study with Joe Hughes

Bible Studies

Tuesday Women’s Bible Studies

Men’s Bible Studies

Wednesday Bible Studies

Small Groups

Children’s Ministry


Youth Group

Youth Photo Gallery

Music Ministry

United Methodist Women

MONKS Men’s Group

Book Group

1st & 3rd Friday Book Discussion

Out to Lunch

Meditation Garden

Stephen Ministry

Prayers and Squares Ministry



Rancho Damacitas

Project TOUCH

Food Pantry

Heifer International

Habitat for Humanity




Get ready for some exciting events coming up at TUMC! Our calendar has all the important dates you need to mark in your diary.

Worship is at the heart of our church, and we invite you to join us for our Sunday worship services. Experience the power of community worship and feel the presence of God.

We also have a special Sunday program just for children. They’ll get to learn, play, and grow in their faith in a fun and engaging way.

Looking to dive deeper into Scripture? Our adult Sunday school offers a supportive and interactive environment to study God’s word.

Tagalog Bible studies are also available for those who prefer to connect with their faith in their native language.

Get ready to study the Bible with Joe Hughes, an experienced teacher who will guide you through meaningful discussions and insights.

Looking for a midweek Bible study? We have options for women, men, and mixed groups throughout the week.

Small groups are a great way to connect with others and grow in your faith. Explore this section to find the perfect group for you.

Our children’s ministry is dedicated to nurturing the faith of our youngest members. From Sunday school to special events, we have a range of activities that cater to their spiritual needs.

Calling all youth! Our youth group is a place where you can build friendships and explore your faith in a vibrant and welcoming environment.

We love capturing the special moments of our youth group, and you can check out the gallery to see the fun and memories we’ve made together.

The music ministry of TUMC plays a vital role in our worship services. Discover how you can get involved and use your musical talents to glorify God.

United Methodist Women is a community of women who are passionate about faith, love, and service. Join us to support important causes and make a difference in the world.

For the men in our congregation, we have the MONKS Men’s Group. It’s a place to connect, grow, and serve alongside other men of faith.

Love reading? Our book group offers opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth through group discussions of thought-provoking books.

If you’re free on the first and third Fridays of each month, join us for our book discussions. Engage in stimulating conversations about literature and faith.

Fancy having a meal with your fellow church members? Our Out to Lunch events are a great opportunity to share a table and get to know others in a relaxed setting.

If you’re in need of some peace and tranquility, our meditation garden is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and find solace in God’s presence.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential care service provided by trained laypersons who offer support and guidance to those going through difficult times.

Prayers and Squares Ministry brings together the power of prayer and the comfort of a handmade quilt. Discover how you can support and be a part of this special ministry.

Missions are an integral part of TUMC’s outreach efforts. Explore the various missions we support and find out how you can get involved.

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is an organization that provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid. Learn more about how we contribute to their cause.

Rancho Damacitas is a local organization that works with foster youth, providing them with a supportive and nurturing environment. Discover how we support their mission.

Project TOUCH is a local outreach program that aims to alleviate homelessness in our community. Find out how you can make a difference through this initiative.

The food pantry is another way we support those in need in our community. We collect and distribute food to those who are struggling to put meals on the table.

Heifer International is a nonprofit organization that works to end hunger and poverty worldwide. Join us in supporting their efforts to create sustainable change.

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that helps families in need build and purchase affordable homes. Find out how you can get involved in this life-changing work.

Scrip is a program that allows you to support TUMC while you shop. It’s a win-win situation – you get to buy groceries and other essentials, while a portion of your purchase goes towards supporting our church.

If you feel called to support our ministry, we have a variety of donation options available. Every contribution helps us continue spreading God’s love in our community.

Still have questions or want to get in touch with us? Our contact section has all the information you need to connect with our church staff.

TUMC History | What We Believe

The History of Temecula United Methodist Church

The Rev. David French served as a Missionary to India

Rev. French was sent to Temecula to start a church

The first construction phase was completed

Rev. French retired in 1997

The Rev. Dr. Randy Johnson was assigned to continue the church

In 1998, donations again were received and a major second phase of construction was completed

The church continued to grow and in 2002

In July, 2014, Rev. Rick Malec was assigned as Pastor of Temecula United Methodist Church

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore the history of TUMC. It all began when Rev. David French, who had previously served as a missionary in India, came to Temecula to start a church. At that time, there were no buildings or people, but Rev. French had a vision and a mission.

With his determination and faith, Rev. French started knocking on doors, and soon a group of followers emerged. Temporary worship facilities were rented around the city to accommodate the growing congregation.

In 1995, the first construction phase was completed, bringing great joy to everyone involved. However, Rev. French retired in 1997, and the torch was passed to the Rev. Dr. Randy Johnson, who was assigned to continue the church.

Under Rev. Johnson’s leadership, the church experienced further growth, and in 1998, a major second phase of construction was completed. This phase included expanded worship space, a kitchen, and new offices.

The church’s growth continued, and in 2002, funds were raised for a third phase of construction. This phase included dedicated space for youth ministry, additional classrooms, and two new bathrooms.

Fast forward to July 2014, when Rev. Rick Malec was assigned as the Pastor of TUMC. Under his leadership, the church has continued to grow and upgrade its facilities and audio-visual equipment.

Today, TUMC has a congregation of about 300 members, with around 175 people attending worship services every Sunday. We’re proud of our history and excited for the future of TUMC as we continue to serve and spread God’s love in our community.


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TUMC History | What We Believe

Temecula United Methodist Church

The History of Temecula United Methodist Church

The Rev. David French served as a Missionary to India for a few years

Rev. French was sent to Temecula to start a church without buildings and without people

The church continued to grow and in 1995 the first construction phase was completed

Rev. French retired in 1997 and the Rev. Dr. Randy Johnson was assigned to continue the church

In 1998, donations again were received and a major second phase of construction was completed

The church continued to grow and in 2002

If you need to contact us or want to find more information about our church, this section is for you. We invite you to check out our guest area for important details about TUMC.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the history and beliefs of Temecula United Methodist Church. From Rev. David French’s missionary work to the completion of multiple construction phases, our church’s story is one of faith, growth, and community.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and learn more about TUMC. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our contact information is provided for your convenience. We look forward to connecting with you!

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