At First Church you will discover a “spiritual home.” No matter who you are, where you have been, or where you are going, welcome! We have a place for you – from small groups, multiple worship services and sites, weekly study groups, to our ministry in the community and mission opportunities. First Church is a place where people come together to grow in grace and reach out with love.
During this pandemic, we have had the most wonderful opportunity to meet you where you are -- whether you are in Europe, India, or from various states across this nation -- siblings and parents, friends and strangers worshipping together to be the church. We are finding new ways of being in Christian community. We are bringing the kin-dom of God to wherever we are, much like the first days of Christ's church.
First United Methodist Church of San Diego is a community that believes all individuals are of sacred worth. For us, “All means all.” God is at work among all people, moving us toward greater understanding, shared mission, and mutual respect. This community of faith invites you to join this journey as followers of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Trudy Robinson
Welcome to First Church, an inclusive community of people on a journey of faith with Jesus Christ. We're here for you if you've never been to church before or are considering a change. As active members of the church community, we are committed to helping each other reach our full potential in Jesus Christ. First Church welcomes all people who seek the love of God without regard to ability, age, color, economic circumstance, ethnic background, family configuration, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation. We promise to search for the presence of Christ in everyone we meet, and strive for justice and peace among all people—no matter what they look like or where they come from. If you are considering membership at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, your first step should be to attend a "New Beginnings" class. In this class, you'll learn more about our church, get to know our pastors and staff, and see if it's a good fit for you—and vice versa!
Plan your Sunday Visit
As the Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, First Church has transitioned to in-person and live-streaming Sunday worship at 9 AM and in-person 11 AM (no live-stream) from the Mission Valley Sanctuary. Mask-wearing during indoor church activities is no longer required, even though still strongly encouraged for protection of yourself and others.
In-person and online Sunday Worship times:
10AM Contemporary Worship | ocean Beach
Water’s Edge Faith Community | Sanctuary | Ocean Beach Campus
You can also view our Event Calendar to see all of the options available to you. We’d love to connect with you.