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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 comunidad, fomentar el crecimiento spiritual y vivir nuestros valores para ayudar a sanar el mundo. 

 View our aspiration, principles, and sources.

Church Staff Happenings

Interim Director of Family and Lifespan Ministry

We’re happy to share the news that we have expanded Tony Bianca’s hours to cover more responsibilities within the Family and Lifespan Ministry program. Tony will be the point person for Family and Lifespan ministry needs through October. We’re grateful to Tony’s flexibility and especially for his care of and for our children, families and our programs.

RE Families and Teachers are invited to a forum with Kathleen on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am -11:30 am in the Common Room to discuss your thoughts, ideas, needs and hopes for our program. Childcare will be provided. This will be one of three forums to ensure all can participate and be heard. We’re planning the other forums to happen sometime in October and in early December.

For those interested in the position of Interim Director, please click this link to see more information. Watch this space for more details.

Rev. Kathleen Owens Sabbatical

Our church, the UUA and the Ministers’ Association all recognize the importance of ministers having a sabbatical, and Kathleen will be going on her sabbatical soon. Her Letter of Agreement stipulates that she accumulates one month for every year served and can take up to four months after every four years. Her last sabbatical was in 2012/13. After postponing a year, she’s now taking 4 months this year. She’ll be gone from Sept. 25 — Nov. 18 back on Nov. 20 through the holiday season and gone again from Jan. 2 — Feb. 28, returning on March 1. The theme of her sabbatical is Sacred Geography. Read September’s First Words for details about her travels.


  • Conscious Communication Class

    Mondays: September 24 - November 12; 7 pm - 9 pm, Room 321. Learn to align communication and actions with values; take responsibility for reactions; and learn practices to develop compassion.   Read More...

  • Mabon Ritual

    Saturday September 22, Children's circle at 3:30, Ritual at 4:30. As we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and the harvest of things both tangible and metaphysical, we’ll strengthen bonds of community and contemplate what we have received.   Read More...

  • An “Elton John” Evening D4$ Event

    Saturday, September 22, at 7 pm, Unity Church of El Cajon, 311 Highland Ave, El Cajon. You will be serenaded by the Jody Bagley Trio and feted with delicious desserts and beverage.  Read More...

  • The Music(al) Staff of First UU in Concert!!

    Saturday, September 29, 7:30 pm in the Meeting House. A Looking Glass Theatre benefit concert. Come and enjoy a variety of music that will warm your hearts and tickle your funny bones! Suggested donation of $15 at the door.  Read More...

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  • Every Day is the Best Day of the Year

    "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt, crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays."

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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