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.
  • "The Great End in Religious Education"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

    “In a word, the greatest end is to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.” — William Ellery Channing

    Question for Reflection— Who has helped you to awaken to a richer life?

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1000 Family Rummage Sale, September 26 and 27

The Rummage Sale is Coming!

Remember to bring in your rummage donations! We accept donations at our Hillcrest Campus from 9a this Fri Sep 19 thru 8p, Wed Sep 24. For a list of donatable items, please visit here.

Do you have rummage that you can't bring in? We will pick it up! Contact Rummage Pick-up Coordinator, Elsie Sleeter by Mon Sep 22. The last day for pick up is Wed Sep 24. We have a special pick up at the South Bay campus following worship this Sun Sep. 21.

Elsie can be reached by email or call 619.575.3191.

For other questions, contact Suzette Southfox by email or 619.398.44336

September Generosity Offering: Bi-Lateral Safety Corridor Coalition

BSCC is an alliance of over 60 government and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Latin America that convenes along the U.S./Mexico Border Region to combat slavery and human trafficking. BSCC is committed to preventing and intervening in the exploitation of women and children while advocating for all exploited persons. You can find more information about BSCC at their website www.bsccoalition.org.

Recent Publications:

Online Pledge Form
The Window, Sep 20 - Sep 26
The Window, Sep 13 - Sep 19

Orders of Service/

 - Hillcrest
September 21
 - South Bay
September 21

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


Our congregation, with San Diego Organizing Project, the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice, and the Raise UP San Diego Coalition, worked hard to pass a minimum wage ordinance that affects >172,000 San Diego families. Although we've won, there is an active campaign to overturn this important victory. Here is information on the  "Decline to Sign Campaign" and the importance of working to protect our minimum wage victory. Consider acting on your values!