We are a welcoming congregation.
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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

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.

Angela Fujii

Angela Fujii’s is now our Cluster Social Justice Coordinator and will serve all five UU congregations in San Diego. She hopes to facilitate connection and collaboration between congregations, encourage learning and information exchange, and contribute to leadership development to increase our collective engagement and impact.

New Hire – Karla Alvarez-Malo

We are pleased to announce our newest staff member, Karla Alvarez-Malo. She joined us on August 14, as our new South Bay Campus Administrative Assistant. Her schedule includes 10 hours per week on Sundays and Tuesdays plus some Saturdays for outreach events. She can be reached by email at karla@firstuusandiego.org, and by phone at 619-271-5017. Please give her a warm welcome when you see her!

New Intern - Stevie Carmody

Help us in welcoming our new intern, Stevie Carmody. 


  • “I Dream in Another Language” Free movie screening

    August 25, 2 pm in Bard Hall in Hillcrest. A linguist arrives in a small jungle settlement hoping to record a conversation between two elderly men, the last two remaining speakers of the Zikril language.   Read More...

  • First Church Organ Fest

    Come hear a concert by Justin Murphy-Mancini and Jennifer Bower: “Vive la France” (August 23); and “Here’s to the Women” (August 24). The concerts are at 7 pm in the Meeting House.  Read More...

  • Faith Leaders for Reproductive Justice

    Wednesday, August 22, 7 pm to 9 pm in Carlsbad. You are invited to participate in an interactive dialogue with clergy from diverse faith traditions, and learn how to talk to people of different viewpoints about reproductive rights from a faith perspective. Pre-registration is required.   Read More...

  • Tarot Group

    August 21 (third Tuesdays) 6 pm, Room 114B. You are invited to learn, share, read spreads and discuss all things Tarot related. At this meeting, we’ll focus on Shadow Work.   Read More...

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