In Our Prayers

We invite you to join us as we keep these individuals and families in our prayers this week.



Nancy Fisher died January 20, 2023. She is survived by her children Tracey Fisher,  Mark (Jill) Fisher and 2 grandchildren. Services are pending.

Audrey Blevins died January 5, 2023.  She was received in 1969 by C.A. McClain and is survived by her step-son John (Diane) Blevins,  granddaughter Kim (Matt) Thorn,   3 great grandchildren and many great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday January 20 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. 

William Roda died December 26 in St George,  Utah. He was received in 2003 by John Blackwell and is survived by his wife Judith Ann and daughters Carrie Roda and Lyndy Carreiro (Edward). A private interment will be held at First Church later this spring. 

Jeanie O’Dwyer died December 11, 2022.  She is survived by her husband,  Frank,  and extended family on both sides.  Services are pending. 

Ron DeFields died November 13, 2022. He was received in 2002 by John Blackwell and is survived by his wife,  Ann and sons,  Steven (Sandra) and Derek (Rose). A memorial service is planned for February 2023.  

Our sympathy is with:

Our sympathy is with the family of former member,  Cheryl Cochran, who died in Arlington, VA on January 11.

Our sympathy is with Natalie Gruzdeva on the death of her mother,  Anna Gruzdeva,  January 14 in Santee.   

Our sympathy is with Malcolm Campbell and family on the death of his wife Marion Arlene Campbell, on December 9, 2022. Marion worshiped at Water's Edge Faith Community in Ocean Beach. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 21 at 2 PM, followed by a reception at Mission Hills UMC, 4044 Lark St. San Diego.

Our sympathy is with John and Susan Mattheis and family on the death of John’s mother,  Harriet Mattheis, on November 9 in Eureka, CA.  

Our sympathy is with (our Director of Choral Activities)  Brian Lustig and family,  on the death of his sister, Erin in New York.  

Our sympathy is with Joe and Debbie Rosevear and family on the death of Joe’s mother,  Bea Batchelor,  on September 30 in Minnesota.

Our sympathy is with Donna Valentine and Davinee Huden and family,  who lost son and brother, Kevin Hardy, on October 10.  


Services Pending:
Inurnments Pending:

Members of our congregation in the military who are deployed and their families:

Jacob Borja
Raymond Borja
Eric Brown
Brian Wilson