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    Support the People of Ukraine

    03.09.22 | Stories

    First Church is opening its doors to Ukrainian refugees to provide emergency shelter in collaboration with the organization: Nova Ukraine.

      Practicing Lent

      01.26.22 | Stories

      What is Lent? The name "Lent" comes from an old English word for "lengthening," referring to the gradually longer days of springtime. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, what was cold becomes warm. What was dormant awakens. Just as green shoots...

        Thanksgiving Food Drive Behind-the-scenes

        12.07.21 | Stories

        Rod Schultz and his wife Barbara had been active volunteers in First Church’s Loaves and Fishes Food Ministry for 30 years when he passed away last November. In lieu of flowers, Barbara and their daughter Karen asked family and friends to...

          Shine a Light

          12.04.21 | Stories

          "... we all have a chance and obligation to add light to the darkness..." this year we are part of a national campaign to “Shine A Light” on antisemitism. Here in San Diego we are engaging non-Jewish clergy in dialogue around...

            Virtual Angel Tree 2021

            11.18.21 | Stories | Local Missions | Mission News

            Thank you for supporting this year's Virtual Angel Tree! Now through December 12 First Church is continuing to support the Prison Fellowship and the Angel Tree Christmas program which provides gifts to children of incarcerated...

              An Advent Wrapped in Love

              11.17.21 | Stories

              A daily Advent Devotional with reflections and stories of gifts in all forms, hope, joy and love from the people of First United Methodist Church of San Diego and Water's Edge Faith Community in Ocean Beach. Here is how you can access the daily...

                With Gratitude, A Pandemic Reflection

                06.30.21 | Stories

                Dear Rev. Trudy, Being present at our very first 9 AM service was a joyful... a somewhat giddy experience, especially after so many months away. I still would like to add my voice to the many expressions of gratitude that you, our...

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