Future of the Church

First United Methodist Church of San Diego has always sought to respond to need in the community and the call of God to love others.  Here’s how we envision doing that in the future:



Dream School of the Arts 

The combination of the talent and experience of Kenton Reaves Hundley with the values and passion of First Church created an opportunity to envision The Dream School of the Arts, a welcoming and safe place for young people to gather to play, study, sing, act, draw and feel support, encouragement, and a sense of worth and belonging. Watch this progress report on this goal:

Affordable Housing

Located on the Ocean Beach campus of First Church are two affordable housing cottages requiring significant repair. This became an opportunity to dream of providing more affordable housing on the same footprint. See where we are on this goal:


Small Groups

Rev. Dr. Hannah Ka has been inviting members and friends to make connections, meet neighbors, and find a place to belong. Opportunities are based on geographical locations, interests, age groups, and one to welcome our online community. Some groups gather at local restaurants, share a hike, or take a bike ride. All engage in interesting conversations! Take a look at what a difference it makes.  


Digital Ministry

The pandemic opened up the opportunity to send our church’s message of radically inclusive love all across the internet. We’ve shifted the goal of what we do in terms of content, to finding out more about the digital environment. We’ve hired Puzzle Pieces Marketing to guide us through this new landscape and to help us shape a contemporary and relevant message so that people seeking might find us. Take a look at our new partner in ministry: PuzzlePiecesMarketing


Racial Justice 

We offer Racial Justice grants to organizations whose work directly benefits any or all Black, Indigenous and other People of Color in San Diego County. This goal has a webpage all its own here. Find out more details on that page and watch here for the most recent update: