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    Ash Wednesday Events

    02.02.22 | News

    March 2, 2022 marks the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday service. Ash Wednesday reminds us of the precious passage of time and the frailty of human beings. The imposition of ashes is the symbol of this reminder. Different opportunities...

      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...

        Walking with Church Family & Friends

        01.24.22 | News

        Join Your Church family & Friends for a Walk Near You. Rev. Hannah invites you to join her for leisurely walks to discover some of our city’s beautiful parks.

          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...

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