The united methodist church

We trace our heritage to John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement in England to augment what he saw as a lax and casual attitude toward God in the

Anglican Church. Unlike many other Church founders, John Wesley stressed the importance of both growing a lively and profound faith in Jesus Christ and living that faith in action by caring for the poor, the sick, and the outsider -- equal emphasis on Personal Holiness and Social Holiness. 

The Methodist Church in America was founded on Christmas Eve 1784. The United Methodist Church has followed that tradition throughout all of the transformations that have brought it to its present form. For more information on the United Methodist Church visit

At a Special General Conference in February legislation was passed that challenges some of those foundational principles. The United Methodists of Trinity UMC Los Osos, the California-Pacific Annual Conference, and the Western Jurisdiction remain pledged to ministry to, with, and for all of God's children.

Scroll down to see some responses to Special General Conference 2019.

responses to Special General Conference 2019

Here is the statement adopted by Trinity:

We are grieved by the action of the Special General Conference on February 26,2019, which passed the “Traditional Plan.” Trinity United Methodist Church has a been a church where the sacred worth of ALL people has been affirmed. This will not change. Trinity United Methodist Church will continue to affirm, support and advocate for the basic human rights of all of God’s children – and at this time most specifically – those who are LGBT+


We stand with our Western Jurisdiction which, “believes in ONE CHURCH for all. Mission and ministry is too important. This is where we stand, we are not moving, we are not leaving, and we are not changing.”

Trinity and the other United Methodist Churches of the Central Coast placed full page ads in local papers. Click here to see the ad.

Click on the links below to see responses by our Bishop and the Western Jurisdiction.