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.



WEDNESDAYS  |  9:30-10:15 AM  |  Linder 4

Join 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. 
Rev. Tamara Walker


GRIEF support GRoup

A bi-annual program
Did you recently lose a loved one? Grief Support Group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk along side you through one of life's most difficult experiences. The  Grief Support Group is facilitated by licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Sheilah Cameron and Rev. Tamara Walker.
Rev. tamara walker


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.
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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. Tamara Walker

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: 
San diego Walk to Emmaus


Pilgrimages are travel expeditions, led seasonally by a Pastor to Britain, the Holy Land and other locations. The 2023 Sankofa Pilgrimage June 5 -15, will take us to many historical places of the South of United States, including a pre-study here at home from April 12 - May 24, 2023. To learn more about the SANKOFA PILGRIMAGE