Memorial & Funeral Services

The pastors and staff of First United Methodist Church of San Diego count it a privilege to stand with families at the time of the death of a loved one. Reading of the Scripture, music, and words from the pastor help us mourn with joy. See our Memorial Service Package for more details.


A memorial or funeral service is a service of worship and we seek to have all elements of the service to be of worshipful nature. Our pastors, organist, and our vocalists can suggest many appropriate Scriptures, hymns, and solos to assist you in planning the service itself. You and your family don't have to be members of this or any church to arrange a memorial service at First Church. To learn more and to schedule a memorial service at First Church, contact the church office  at 619-297-4366.

We can provide:

  • Use of the Sanctuary or Trotter Chapel
  • Services of pastor, organist, memorial services coordinator, and custodians
  • Services of local soloist
  • Printed service bulletins and guest book
  • Reception arrangements in our Social Hall or Linder Lounge
  • More details and costs: Memorial Service Package


The Memorial Garden

A portion of the church grounds be dedicated as a memorial site with a columbarium, a memorial wall and a place for prayer and meditation. Learn more...

Memorial Garden Open Hours
Monday - Friday - 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday - 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday - 8 AM - 4 PM