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    Stations of the Cross 2024

    01.06.24 | Music | Stories

    Calling all artists: Help create a multi-media experience to prepare hearts, minds, and souls for Holy Week. Music and art will be combined with the Stations of the Cross poetry, which depicts 14 events during Christ’s journey to Calvary where he...

      Looking for signs of a vibrant church

      10.23.23 | Stories

      ...It’s the clothes on the railing, the small acts of kindness, the much larger donations of time and love given by our church community, the random questions asked because you care. We show our devotion to Christ’s mission when we love one...

        Music Series 2023-24 Concerts

        08.28.23 | Stories

        New Concert Times and Days! Saturdays at 4 PM. We instituted this change for the convenience of our audiences and to avoid conflict with the many other musical events that take place in the San Diego community.

          "Unity in Love" NEW Lectures 2024

          08.28.23 | Stories

          Engage with us again in asking deep questions.  How do we build relationships with those who are different from us?  How can we understand “the other?”  Join us as we explore these and many similar questions through expert lectures and a panel...

            2023 Racial Justice Grant

            05.25.23 | Stories | racialjustice

            First Church Seeking Racial Justice Grant Applicants The Racial Justice Grants Committee has released the 2023 Grant Application and this year’s grant focus areas. Thanks to some very generous donations, we will now be giving a total of...

              First Church Going Solar

              04.19.23 | Stories

                First Church Going Solar April 19, 2023 I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees (BOT) has approved a solar energy project at the UMC Mission Valley campus. In addition to contributing to the care of God’s good...

                Meet Our New Bishop

                03.01.23 | Stories

                Join the welcome reception for Bishop Escobedo-Frank on March 19 at 3-4:30 PM in Linder Hall. Learn about her hopes for the future.

                  Chicano Park: Our Sacred Place

                  11.14.22 | Stories

                  Love, compassion, heritage, ancestors, and culture are honored at this peaceful seven-acre park. Chicano Park is a National Historic Landmark, recognizing its artistic, cultural, and sociopolitical significance. It is home to the largest...