Spiritual Growth

The life of the Spirit is celebrated with great enthusiasm at First Church, with a variety of programs resourced by the Pastors and lay leaders.

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER & COMMUNION
WEDNESDAYS | 5:15 PM | SANCTUARY

It can be hard to find space to listen for the voice of God. During this mid-week evening service, we invite you into a spiritual space for personal reflection and sacred music.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

WEDNESDAYS | 9:30-10:15 AM | CHURCH LIBRARY

Join Pastor Craig and others from the First Church community as we pray for the life of our church and those in our congregation in need of prayer. All are welcome to attend no matter how much or how little experience you have in prayer. 

 

GRIEFSHARE

A 13-week program held twice a year
Did you recently lose a loved one?GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk along side you through one of life's most difficult experiences. This class is built on videos with experts talking about the grief journey followed by discussion. Contact Pastor Ken Licht 619-297-4366 ext. 111 or  for more info. 

 

The Labyrinth 

An ancient aid to Christian meditation in it's simplest form - a pathway where you can experience a "walking prayer."  We have at First Church two labyrinths: a cloth replica of the medieval Chartres labyrinth, used for special occasions, and an outside labyrinth located at the south west corner of the Music Center buildings, available for groups or individuals to walk any day of the week.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP

MONDAYS | 6 PM | TROTTER CHAPEL

We start by listening  to a different meditation, followed by 20 minutes of silence. We continue by reading a scripture or a short poem.  We listen to some music to close the session.  For more information, call the church office at 619-297-4366.

seasonal retreats

Occasional retreats offer the chance to gather with friends in community, to prepare for upcoming seasons in the life of the church, to deepen your personal faith. Contact:
Rev. Richard Smith 

walk to emmaus

Rediscover Christ's presence in your life during this three-day retreat, offered once a year in the San Diego area. Participants attend from Thursday evening until Sunday evening, staying overnight at a retreat center. More information at: 
Upper Room Walk to Emmaus' 

Pilgrimages

Pilgrimages are travel expeditions, led seasonally by Pastor Craig Brown, to Britain, the Holy Land and other locations. If you are interested in joining a future pilgrimage, contact:
Demmie Divine