Sanctuary Worship

As the Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, First Church has transitioned to in-person and live-streaming Sunday worship at 9 AM from the Mission Valley Sanctuary. To protect those among us who are vulnerable or not yet vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask during our services.


The Main Sanctuary of First Church is a grand contemporary cathedral built in the Spanish Neo-Gothic style. It is a unique building that gives our Sanctuary Worship a true sense of the greatness of the glory of God. Our worship features music from the largest pipe organ in San Diego along with magnificent choral music that will lift the spirit as part of our historic worship experience rooted in the Methodist Tradition.

The Weekly Messages are engaging and practical to everyday living. The preaching style is relaxed and challenging while focusing on the authority of Scripture and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.

Sunday worship guides to print out and read


T-Coil Hearing Loop in the Sanctuary

Our hearing loop includes the choir loft, all seated areas in the sanctuary except the transepts. 

Lead Pastor

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Upcoming Event

Music Series - Silent Movie

Sunday, October 10, 2021 7 PM – Sanctuary Silent Movie Jaebon Hwang, Organ The Phantom of the Moulin Rouge (1925) was the first...

Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Philip Smith, Interim Director of Music & Organist, The Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary...

Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Jennifer Shin, Organist, St. John of Rochester Catholic Church, Fairport, NY at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary or live-streamed on YouTube...

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