Outreach Ministries

Imperial Beach United Methodist Church’s Ministries and Community Outreach Programs focus on increasing awareness about hunger in our city, and those who may be in need of further assistance, whether spiritual or physical.  The goals of these ministries are simple: to assist families with one of life’s most basic necessities – food and support.  

We offer many opportunities for you to be part of this community and we welcome you, where ever you care to join us. Together we can make a difference in our community and each others lives.

In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:4

Broken Loaf Food Pantry

  • Emergency food assistance.
  • Every Tuesday & Thursday from 9am-11am.
  • Food distribution from the church’s Fellowship Hall (basement)
  • Homeless and low-income individual within the Imperial Beach area can receive emergency food every 30 days.
  • The Church, in working with the city is committed to addressing the issue of hunger.
  • The church and our community partners accept donations of canned food for this program.
  • For more information, contact ibumc@att.net or call 619-424-5181.

Showers of Blessings Program

  • Offers Military Showers (10 minutes) with personal toiletries.
  • Sack lunches when available.
  • Donated clothing also available.

Interfaith Shelter Program

  • Shelter for two weeks every year for those in the Interfaith Shelter Program
  • Different dates every year usually around the year end holidays.
  • In the church’s fellowship hall (basement)
  • The church provides shelter, food and helps build a community.
  • This program works to help transition individuals into work and a residence.
  • Individuals and groups are needed for hosting meals, overnight watch and other donated items.
  • For more information, contact Interfaith Shelter Network at 619-702-5399
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Adult Fellowship

  • Informal potluck and game night
  • On the last Saturday of the month
  • Held in various homes in Imperial Beach
  • This event is primarily established for adults. Bring a dish to share.
  • Building Community and relationships.
  • A fun evening playing Trivia Pursuit and other board games.
  • For more information, contact ibumc@att.net or call 619-424-5181.

Small Group Ministry

  • Small groups (not more than 10 people)
  • Groups are held throughout the week
  • At various locations
  • To participate in a Small Group, contact the Pastor and he will work to find you a group.
  • These groups help with spiritual formation and provide support for participants.
  • These are life-changing group experiences. Consider being a part of one.
  • For information, contact ibumc@att.net or call 619-424-5181.

Christian Mysticism Group

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism studying “Growing Into God: A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism”
  • Thursdays at 2pm in the Church Office / Parsonage
  • Christian Mysticism is defined as not talking or thinking about Christ, but seeking an encounter and experience of Jesus Christ.
  • Speak with Pastor John about joining this class.


  • Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in choir room located in church basement.
  • Performance: Sunday at 10:30am Worship.
  • For information, contact Bambi Deis at 619-424-5181.

Eucharistic Ministry

  • Holy Communion now available to shut-ins.
  • Contact Pastor John for this service.