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Count Your Blessings

03.30.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

We are stuck at home for weeks, how can we remain hopeful and engaged? Let us focus on the positive! One year, my son attended a preschool which required the parents to take turns working in the classroom. In addition to learning good ways to...

    Stay Positive

    03.29.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

    “Think positively and exercise daily, eat healthy, work hard, stay strong, build faith, worry less, read more, and be happy.”— Unknown These are the practices I am trying to incorporate into my daily life while abiding by the...

      Do Not Worry

      03.26.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

      My favorite phrase in Spanish is "no te preocupes," which means "do not worry." The sound of the words, tied with their meaning, became my favorite phrase when I was studying abroad in Spain in the spring of 2003. I think I heard it a lot as I...

      Inspired by Nature

      03.25.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

      I often get my inspiration from nature, and I share my interest with my husband (we call him the “butterfly whisperer”). He earned his nickname a few years ago when he started to study the Monarch butterflies in our backyard and begun...

        New Associate Pastor Announced

        03.23.20 | News

        Good News! On March 17, First Church received the following letter from our District Superintendent, Rev. John Farley: "Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ at First UMC of San Diego,  On behalf of Bishop Grant...

          Covid-19, First Church & You

          03.11.20 | News | Articles

          A message from Rev. Trudy (May 28, 2020) My dear friends, I was just beginning to recognize your faces and remember your names when we went into this shelter-in-place.  I know that we are experiencing something very unique and...

            What about the UMC split?

            01.22.20 | News

            There has been a lot in the news recently about the potential split in the UMC, and as a pastoral staff we wanted to address some questions and concerns some of you may have.  First, we want to share with you that nothing has yet changed...

            Welcome Rev. Trudy!

            12.12.19 | News

            Join Rev. Trudy in one of these many neighborhood gatherings throughout the San Diego region.