Sanctuary Worship

9 and 10:30 AM 

The Main Sanctuary of First Church is a grand contemporary cathedral built in the Spanish Neo-Gothic style. It is a unique building that gives our Sanctuary Worship a true sense of the greatness of the glory of God. Our worship features music from the largest pipe organ in San Diego along with magnificent choral music that will lift the spirit as part of our historic worship experience rooted in the Methodist Tradition.

Holy Communion is celebrated each week at our 8:30 AM chapel communion service and monthly at our 9 and 10:30 AM service. Our communion is an "open communion", welcoming all who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.

The Weekly Messages are engaging and practical to everyday living.  The preaching style is relaxed and challenging while focusing on the authority of Scripture and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.

Sunday Bulletins to print out and read

9  & 10:30 AM WORSHIP


T-Coil Hearing Loop in the Sanctuary

Our hearing loop includes all seated areas in the sanctuary including the choir loft.

Lead Pastor


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Conversations for our Spiritual Journey

The Spiritual Journey is defined as much by questions as it is by answers. In five Wednesday evening sessions from June 13 to July 18, Bill...

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Welcome Reception

Following the 10:30 AM sanctuary worship, join us at a reception to meet and greet our interim pastor,  Rev. Phil Amerson and his wife...

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Midday Pipes

Come hear Jaebon Hwang our new Organist and Associate Director of Music, Wednesday, Sept.12 at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary, as part of the First...

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Sunset Worship

Join Rev. John Fanestil and Organist Jaebon Hwang for the beauty of worship at sunset in First Church's majestic Sanctuary.

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