We are a welcoming congregation.
View our Covenant of Good Relations.

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 Happenings

Congregational Forum

Sunday, October 21, 1 pm in Bard Hall. Your Futures Team, hosted by the Board of Trustees, will lead a conversation regarding UCSD’s master plan for a new Hillcrest campus and its impact on First Church. Please join us for this important dialogue. For information, please contact Robie Evans.

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.


  • Homestretch Sages

    October 20, (Saturday), 10 am, Bard Hall. A special program entitled, “Becoming a Superager” will be discussed.   Read More...

  • Tarot Group

    October 16 (third Tuesdays) 6 pm, Room 114B. You are invited to learn, share, read spreads and discuss all things Tarot related. Bring cards if you have them!   Read More...

  • Concert for Love

    October 14, 4 pm, Meeting House. Admission by donation. UU harpist Christina Tourin accompanies tenor, Andrea Salvatore on Harp. Children are invited to hear a ten minute story and create sound effects with little harps provided.  Read More...

  • Rainbow Action Group

    October 14 (2nd Sundays), between services, Room 323. The Rainbow Action Group will hold its monthly coffee clatch. Grab a beverage and some snacks and join us for conversation and information of upcoming events concerning the LGBTQI community.   Read More...

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  • Forcing Our Hearts to Roar

    "The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent."

    ~ Christopher Poindexter

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