Serving Richmond since 1900
201 Martina at West Richmond Avenue, Point Richmond, CA 94801
Dan Damon, Pastor  •  (510) 236-0527  •
All Are Welcome!

Sunday School at 10 AM ~ Sunday Worship at 11 AM

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“The people of Richmond First UMC are called to share God’s love as we minister with and to all persons in Point Richmond and beyond, providing worship, nurture, fellowship, and service.  Our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability.  We embrace and seek to preserve the beautiful, amazing diversity of God’s creation.  We cooperate in ministry with other local churches and groups of God’s people as we participate in Christ’s mission of peace and unconditional love.”

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Our building is equipped with an audio loop hearing device which is compatible with many hearing aids. See the greeter or an usher to get a personal receiver if you need further hearing assistance.

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"What do Bluegrass Musicians and Methodists have in common?" See the Mar 18, 2011 SF Examiner article >>
2011 Tea Party Photos
Penny Magnusen's
Tea Party
Photos >>

Making Music Together

Sundays at 10-10:15 a.m. before Sunday School:
Angel Choir - Choir practice for school-age children and youth directed by Pastor Dan Damon.  Angel Choir performs at worship service on the first Sunday of every month during the school year.

Every Wed. 7:30-9 pm: Joyful Noise Choir - Adult Choir rehearsal with Choir Director & Pastor Dan Damon, no experience needed.  Three on a part:  We make beautiful music now but it would sound even better if we had at least three members on each part - Come join us and have fun singing!

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) delivers hope and enhances human dignity through food, shelter, health and peace projects. UMCOR, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 330, New York, NY 10115, 800-554-8583.

Mid Dornan's book on the history of the church, filled with wonderful stories and photos, is now available for $12 ($15 with S & H). Please make checks out to:
Memorial Fund 1st UMC
and send to:
Mid Dornan, 220 Bishop Alley,
Richmond, CA 94801
For more information, you can email Mid at:
Also available at the Point Richmond History Association

Pastor Dan's CD Traveler Unknown
Traveler Unknown is a live quintet recording of carols, hymns, and spirituals. It contains a booklet with lyrics to all the pieces. The recording was made in January 2009 at First United Methodist Church, Richmond, California. The quintet includes piano, string bass, drums, sax, and flute.
Contact Dan at for advance orders of his newest CD or visit
Pastor Dan's CD Come Away to the Skies

Pastor Dan's CD Come Away to the Skies featuring Pastor Dan Damon playing gospel songs, hymns and spirituals was recorded at the church on May 18, 2008.  Contact Dan at for advance orders of his newest CD or visit

Pastor Dan plays piano at the Hotel Mac on
Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 & Fridays, 6 - 9 

Pastor Dan in the Peace Garden




All events at First United Methodist Church
in Point Richmond unless otherwise noted


Fri. March 7, Annual Sweetheart Dinner:  Tammara Plankers will be installed as our Sweetheart for 2014. Gathering music at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7 pm at the Point San Pablo Yacht Club, 700 West Cutting Blvd, Point Richmond. Tickets are $45. For reservations contact Fran Smith: 510 685 2338 or This is always a fun night with good food and companionship. Fundraiser for First United Methodist Church.

The Peace Pole at left says, "May Peace Prevail On Earth" in four languages and now graces the West Richmond side of the Church - the Peace Garden lies just behind.

Pastor Dan Damon's newest hymn collection, Fields of Mercy, his fourth hymn book, is now available.

Dan Damon is an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes. You can visit Dan on the web at

Dan has released a solo piano CD entitled "Sleepy Time Down South" featuring popular songs from the 1940's. Dan's new CD is entitled "like a child." Visit Pastor Dan's website at

Pastor Dan plays piano at the Hotel Mac on Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM & Fridays, 6 to 9 PM

Dean McIntyre, Director of Music Resources, the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church, says this about Pastor Dan and his music
"Dan Damon is a man of many talents: ordained United Methodist pastor, hymn writer, tune writer, and jazz pianist. He has contributed texts and tunes to numerous hymnals and collections, including The Faith We Sing. He has led workshops including at the national introductory event of The Faith We Sing (Nashville, 2001) and the 2005 national convocation of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (San Francisco). Dan joins a long list of musicians with feet in both worlds - sacred and secular - including J. S. Bach, Handel, and Duke Ellington." Read this review of Dan's CD of solo piano pop and jazz songs, Sleepy Time Down South

The Annual Country Faire is always a popular event!
Photos by May Cotton
Sisters Kay Mink (l) and Kristi Johnson from Martinez attend their first ever Harvest Faire by taking the day off from work to begin their holiday shopping.

On October 25, 2007,
The Gateway Foundation provided a grant for the
restoration of the church grounds' brickwork

Oldest member Goldie Moblie looks on while her great-great grandson waves to the camera from his mother's lap. In the background Helen Valentine oversees the sale of the remaining baked goods.

FUMC bedecked for the holidays
Photo by Jean Womack