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 misiĆ³n es crear una comunidad, fomentar el crecimiento espiritual y actuar en nuestros valores para ayudar a sanar el mundo.
Our aspiration, principles, and sources.
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Cesar Chavez Day

The First Church administration office will be closed on Tuesday March 31 in celebration of Cesar Chavez Day

March Generosity Offering

Computers to San Diego Kids Get more information from the Generosity Offerings page


Racial Justice

Courageous Conversations information.

Dining for Dollar$

It's in full swing. For information, check here.

All Church Camp

Visit our All Church Camp page.

Delegates Needed

The General Assembly will be held in Portland, Oregon from June 24 to 28.
The Pacific Southwest District meets in Chandler AZ  April 24-25.
More information is here.

Recent Publications:

Online Pledge Form
The Window, Mar. 28 - Apr. 3

Orders of Service/Announcements/Hymns
Hillcrest Service Order - March 29
South Bay Service Order - March 29

March Sermon Schedule
April Wisdom Circle Material
March First Words Magazine
February Board Minutes
Ministry Team Magazine
Lifespan Religious Education and Small Group Ministry Visitors Guide: Classes and Programs
2015 Sermon and class references
Strategic Plan 2013-2018

March, 2015 was the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, and Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965).

Rev Kathleen Owens preached on her Commemoration experiences in her Mar 15 "Experiencing Selma" sermon (https://vimeo.com/122262092) after her return.

In 1965, after the Selma march, the Unitarian Department of Social Responsibility, wanted to continue our witness there and arranged for an on-going presence of UU ministers to remain in Selma. Our minister at the time, Rev John Ruskin Clark, volunteered for two weeks from Aug 8 to Aug 24. Upon his return, he preached two sermons, the texts of which are available here: "Selma Insights" (Sep 12, 1965) (http://bit.ly/1EERVBU) and "A New Understanding of the White Problem" (Sep 19, 1965) (http://bit.ly/1FC7903).