Sanctuary Worship

Join First Church for Sunday worship in-person at 9 and 11 AM and live-streaming the 9 AM service  from the Mission Valley Sanctuary.



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

9  AM online WORSHIP 


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

William Walter Huffman Memorial Service

A Service of Thanksgiving to God for the life of William Walter Huffman will take place in the Sanctuary on Thursday, November 30 at 1...

Upcoming Event

Advent Choral Concert

Come along to hear glorious holiday music! Camille Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio Seasonal works by Amy Beach, Cecilia McDowell and John Rutter...

Upcoming Event

Blue Christmas Service

We understand that when you’re in the middle of grieving your loved ones, the cheerful Christmas season may feel extremely difficult and painful...

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