We are a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome and affirm people of all ages, abilities, races, ethnicities, gender identities, family structures, sexual orientation, and faith backgrounds. View our Covenant of Good Relations.

Welcome - Bienvenidos

As a religious free thinker, you'll find support and a vibrant, accepting community here at First Unitarian Universalist Church.
Hillcrest Services: Sundays - 9:30 and 11:30am.
See our Worship page for details.

South Bay Services: Sundays at 9:30am
See our South Bay Campus page for details.

Our mission is to create community, to nurture spiritual growth, and to act on our values to help heal the world.
Nuestra misión es crear una comunidad, fomentar el crecimiento espiritual y actuar en nuestros valores para ayudar a sanar el mundo.
Our aspiration, principles, and sources.
  • "Calm in the Storm"

    Elizabeth Bukey, Summer Assistant Minister

    “When my mind is still and alone with the beating of my heart, I find a quiet assurance, an inner peace, in the core of my being. It can face the doubt, the loneliness, the anxiety — it can accept these harsh realities and can even grow because of these challenges to my essential being.” — Rev. Paul H. Beattie

    Question for Reflection— What helps you find calm?

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UUMN Conference

First Church is proud to host the UUMN (Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network) Conference 2014 in San Diego, CA July 16 – 20, 2014. Welcome delegates!

Standing on the Side of Love with Central American Refugees in San Diego

We are deeply concerned as a people of faith about the current humanitarian crisis on the Southern Border, where thousands of Central American Refugees, including many unaccompanied minors, are crossing the border daily seeking shelter from life-threatening violence and poverty. Our congregation has been reaching out to our community partners to find out how we can Stand on the Side of Love during this crisis. You can find more information about how you can help at the Social Justice Ministry Team Table on the Hillcrest Campus, the Get Involved Table on the South Bay Campus, and on the Social Justice Page of the Church website under “Ways to Take Action.”

July Generosity Offering: Strength for the Journey

A five-day retreat for men and women living with HIV/AIDS at Camp Cedar Glen in Julian, to provide the circumstances in which people can inspire and encourage one another to develop new attitudes about living with HIV. For more information, visit their website.

Bard Hall Gallery Benefit Art Exhibit...

to benefit First Church's General Operating Budget. Join featured artist Tena Navarrete and UU Art Guild members, Jeff Brosbe, Peter Geise, Hank Gross, Fred Marinello and Thomas C. Tirado in thier fund raising efforts for First UU Church. These artists are donating 50%-100% of sales of their artwork to First Church.

Show Dates: Jul 2 - Aug 4, M-F and Sun, 9:30a-12:30p.
Reception: Friday, August 1, 7-9pm

To purchase art, a cashier will be on hand at the reception, or contact Robie Evans, Dir of Ops, 619-398-4433 or robie@firstuusandiego.org. View flier.

Recent Publications:

Online Pledge Form
The Window, Jul 26 - Aug 1
The Window, Jul 19 - Jul 25
The Window, Jul 12 - Jul 18
The Window, Jul 5 - Jul 11

Orders of Service/Announcements/Hymns
 - Hillcrest
July 20
July 13
July 6
 - South Bay
Jul 20
July 13
July 6

July Sermon Schedule
Summer Wisdom Circle Material
Summer Home Connection: Rest, Renewal, and Sabbath
Summer First Words Magazine
Ministry Team Magazine
Adult Religious Growth & Learning and Small Group Ministry Catalog
2014 Sermon and class references
May Board Minutes
Annual Report 2013-2014
Strategic Plan 2013-2018