Job Opening - Youth Ministries Coordinator


Nestor United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time. Youth Ministries Coordinator to reignite our youth group. Nestor UMC ( serves a diverse community in the San Diego South Bay. The Youth Ministries Coordinator (YMC) is expected to grow Nestor UMC’s youth ministry and extend its ministry to the young people in the community.



The main responsibilities of the YMC include but are not limited to:
- Developing a plan to create a weekly youth fellowship meeting that will include a time for worship and bible study.

- Training and equipping a team of adult volunteers. 

- Developing and maintaining personal relationships with students and their families.
- The YMC will lead the Homework Club (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 PM).*

*This is part of the English Language Learners class program.



Other responsibilities related to the job as time allows:
- Participating and helping to plan 2-3 church-wide community oriented activities a year.
- Choosing and leading large group games at special activities during the year such as Open House, Community fair, Picnics, etc.

- Coordinating the Youth Sunday.
- Seeking and fostering relationships with community assistance organizations.
- Writing and tracking a budget.





- Christ-like character, faith, and basic knowledge of the United Methodist Church.

- Experience in youth ministry (full-time, part-time, or volunteer).
- Energetic and eager to journey with youth, families, and volunteers. 
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.



- Experience in planning and leading mission and recreational trips with students and volunteers.

- Community-organizing skills.
- A proven history of developing student leaders.
- Music skills are a plus.

- Experience in socio-economically and racially diverse ministry context.


Compensation is commensurate with prior experience .



·       Contact: Pastor Luis A. Garcia

·       Phone: 619-423-2068

·       Email:


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Nestor UMW Fall Sale-

This is THE BIG fundraiser for the UMW every year. This funds all the work UMW does with women and children’s ministries around the world.

Please Stop by and browse the crafts, vendors, books and bake sale.

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South District Summer Camps

Do you like to golf? You can have a fun day out golfing, and help campers go to Church Summer Camp.
Join the South District Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Camperships- Friday April 27, 2018 at San Juan Hills Golf Club.

Call 619-239-9980 for more information. 

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UMW Sunday is Sunday, January 28 at 10. One service only. 
Potluck to follow, with ham and desserts provided by UMW. 

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Here is the calendar for January 2017. 
Happy New Year!

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We need some volunteers to do some walking.

   December 18 or December 20

We have some door hanger advertisements that need to be hung on doors. They are invitations to attend Christmas services.
We are asking for volunteers to walk through the neighborhoods near the church and put door hangers out.
If you are (or have)  a high school student, we can sign off on community service hours.


Do you like to bake?

Dust off your favorite cookie recipes, and bake up a batch to bring  to church on December 24 for the Cookie Fellowship time after the Christmas Eve service.



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Merry Christmas!

Please join us for Advent services every Sunday leading up to Christmas.  Sunday Services are at 8:30 and 10 am. 
December 24 we will have one morning service at 10 am only. 

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service will be at 6 pm. 
Join us for a unique evening to discover the true meaning of Christmas. 

If you need a ride, or you can offer a ride to a member of our church family please call the church office at 423-2068. 

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Notes From The Lay Leader

Last December, or January the conference offered a course on Single Board Governance.  I thought it was an interesting concept, but was too late to sign up and attend the meeting.  The conference did put the program up on their website with all 12 lectures on it.  I am interested in looking further into this idea and wondered if there were any other members at Nestor who would be interested in exploring Single Board Governance for our church.  This is not an attempt to change how we currently do the church's business, but a possible alternative way to approach out church's business.  Even if some of us think it might be a way to go, the ad council is the final  determinant on how we do business as a church.  If yo want to look further at this method go to this website.

After viewing the course if you want to look further into the idea I would be happy to have you join me as we study the theological and rational ideas about Single Board Governance.


Yes, I do note that the website calls this simple board governance, and the lectures are listed as single board governance, but it is all the same thing



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October 28th. 2-5pm. Come and explore hand made gifts, decorations, a UMW Bake Sale and Direct Sales Vendors like Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, and Lula Roe. 
Table Space is still available. 

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If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1 (New International Version)

I know that God is in agony over the nearly 60 lives lost and those hundreds of people fighting for their lives because of the shooting that occurred this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The many victims of what is now considered the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in recent history include the colleagues, neighbors, and loved ones of many of us here in the California-Pacific Conference region.

We have been left with trying to make sense of a totally senseless act of violence. Not only will we continue to ask the questions of how and why, what and where, for ourselves, we will have to guide our children and young people through such tough questions as well.

As a United Methodist follower of Jesus Christ, I believe that our words alone will not be enough in bringing about genuine healing in times such as these. What we must rely upon is the transformative love of God to be the true balm that will ultimately bring about peace in ourselves and in our society.

We, the California-Pacific Conference, can love transformatively as we embrace in prayer all those directly affected by the violence, as we stay connected with Bishop Robert Hoshibata and our sister conference, the Desert Southwest Conference, which includes Las Vegas, Nevada, as we open our church sanctuaries for spiritual centering and comfort, and as we support and participate in the work of our Cal-Pac Peace with Justice and the General Board of Church and Society to end gun violence.

The California-Pacific Conference is, unfortunately, no stranger to such incidents of mass violence.  But, let us step forward in courage and faith once again so that all may experience God's life-giving and transformative love.

Be the Hope,

Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop
The United Methodist Church

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We are looking for a Community Ministries Coordinator. 

JOB Summary:

● Excellent communication skills in English

   and Spanish

● Oversee local outreach ministries

● Make new connections with the local community

●  Spearhead new ministries and projects based on community needs

●  Part Time (12 hours per week)

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Could you be that person? Do you know that person?

We are looking for a Church Music Director.

Job Description Summary

1) Organize the church music program.

2) Direct choir and other choral music for rehearsals, worship on Sunday and any special services through the year.

Experience Required

1) College level education in Music

2) Experience in choral direction.

3) Knowledgeable in both classical and contemporary church music.

4) Enjoy working in a church environment with singers, volunteers and other musicians.

5) Experience leading worship.

To Apply: Send resume to

For more information and a full job descriptionplease email or call Nestor United Methodist Church.


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