In Our Prayers

We invite you to join us as we keep these individuals and families in our prayers this week.


Lawrence Atherton passed away on March 19. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and son, Jeff (Cyndi) and two grandchildren. An inurnment service will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Garden.

Betty Campbell passed away on March 17. She was received into membership in 2004 by John Blackwell and is survived by her husband, John, and daughters, Laurie (Charles) Johnson, Donna (Charles) Henry, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in our sanctuary on Tuesday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m.

Myra Hogan passed away on March 3 in Santa Barbara. She is survived by her children, Robert Hogan, Martha Hogan and husband, Don Adams, and granddaughter, Sienna. She joined the church in 1956, and joined the staff in 1970 after teaching in public school for seven years. Myra was Director of Christian Education here at First Church from 1970 to 1991. She was consecrated a Diaconal Minister in June of 1978. A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, at First United Methodist Church Santa Barbara, 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, Revs. Mark Richardson and Alan Strout officiating.

Richard Smith passed away on March 18. He is survived by his wife, Adeline, and sons Gary (Mary), Greg, Raymond (Ruth), eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on April 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the car park behind the San Diego Automotive Museum.

Prayer Quilts were presented on Sunday, March 19, for Ann Collica, Molly Kirkpatrick, Sara Conroy, Frédéric Dugez.

Members of our congregation in the military who are deployed and their families:

Brian Beasley
Jason Constantine
Shane Fagan
Connor Rethwill