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    Celebrating our Essential Volunteers

    04.16.21 | News

    The Directors of First Church have been talking a lot about you - specifically all of the wonderful volunteers who are so essential to our work as a church. Each Director took a moment to name one person who stood out in particular as someone who...

      Food Drive Report & Call for Volunteers

      01.12.21 | News

      Thanksgiving and Advent Food Drives in 2020 Thank you all for your support for the food ministry at First Church. With your generosity, we raised $8690 plus abundant showers of the listed items during our Thanksgiving Food Drive. We were...

        "21 Days of Hope"

        12.17.20 | News

        January 10 - 30, 2021 “21 Days of Hope” is an invitation to you from First UMC of San Diego to turn to God to restore our brokenness that is bound up with the injustice of our nation as a result of racism.  It is an invitation...

          Sanctuary Pipe Organ Restoration

          12.15.20 | Music | News | Articles | choir

          Last December the Board of Trustees approved the restoration of our Sanctuary Pipe Organ. The 108-rank L. W. Blackinton and Associates Organ began its service in 1989. Every 30-35 years restoration work has to be done to electro-pneumatic pipe...

            First Church Holiday Recipes

            12.06.20 | News

            Thank you for sharing your family's traditional and culinary secrets with us! The recipes are now available below for you to print and try out. Happy cooking!

              Share Your Nativity

              11.17.20 | Articles

              Where have you Been? Whenever I travel, I try to find something to bring back from the places I’ve been.  I’ve brought back Christmas ornaments, crosses and creche sets. Although some of my creche sets I have are from...

                In-Person Advent Communion

                11.06.20 | News | Articles

                Sunday, November 29 - In-person Advent Communion Service The outdoor service will be brief as we gather to celebrate Holy Communion together. Mission Valley Campus Please note that currently our in-person events will take place outside on the...

                  Christmas Eve Candle Light Services (Live-stream)

                  11.05.20 | News

                  Participate in virtual candle lighting during worship! Pick up your candles on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 2-4 PM during our drive-through food drive event. Take a selfie or group photo holding your lit candle and email it to by Dec. 18. 5 PM...