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


Upcoming Event

Sunday Morning 9 AM Worship

Join us at 9 AM for in-person and live-streaming worship from the Mission Valley Sanctuary in San Diego

Upcoming Event

Music Series - Organ Concert

Sunday, January 30, 2022 7 PM – Sanctuary International Concert Organist Christopher Houlihan The program will include music by J.S...

Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Alison Luedecke, Organist & Artist Teacher of Organ and Harpsichord, University of Redlands, at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary or...

Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Ruben Valenzuela, Director of Music & Organist at All Souls' Episcopal Church, Point Loma, at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary or...

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