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  • Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell is coming to First Church!

    Dr. Ysaye Barnwell will be leading a workshop on Saturday January 14th from 9am to 3pm and then co-leading our Sunday service with Ian on the 15th. We hope you can join us for both!
    Workshop: Building a Vocal Community® The Power of Song in Community
    Join us for a gathering of singing, story, and history as Dr. Barnwell leads us in rhythms, chants and traditional songs. Throughout the workshop, this music and the practice of singing it will be placed in the historical and social context of the communities from which it grew. You don’t have to be a trained singer to take part in this powerful workshop. Just bring your voice and your spirit. Get details.   Read more.

  • All Church Mixer on January 29th!

    Come meet and mingle with new friends at the All Church Mixer on Sunday, January 29th following both services during social hour. There will be some fun questions to get conversations started and a few surprises!  Read more.

  • All-Church Day-of-Service Monday, January 16th

    Join the Interfaith Day-of-Service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. West side of Balboa Park at the corner of Juniper St. and Balboa Dr. Street parking is available on Balboa Drive and 8th Drive. Learn more.  Read more.

  • Women’s March on Washington - January 21st, 2017

    Intern Minister Alix Klingenberg will be flying to the East coast to march for women, people of color, LGBTQ folk, Muslims, people with disabilities, and every person of conscience in this country. For those for whom this trip is not an option, know there are so many ways we can and will fight for our rights and freedoms. Speak up by calling your representatives, by writing poetry and making art, by sitting next to someone at risk on the bus or being more kind to a stranger. Learn more.  Read more.

  • Christmas Eve Service and No Rehearsal Nativity Pageant

    Saturday, December 24, at 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm. For our No Rehearse Nativity costumes will be available at 5 pm, Service begins at 5:30 pm. Our Candlelight Service begins at 8 pm.   Read more.

  • Celebrate Christmas Together!

    December 25 (Sunday) you are warmly invited to join us for a festive community Christmas potluck feast at 12:30 pm in Bard Hall. To bring food, please sign up or visit the “ChristmasDinner” table on the church patio. Bring your favorite holiday dish to share with 6 to 8 people on Christmas Day (make sure you mark your container).   Read more.

  • Special Note about Holiday Services

    On December 25 and January 1, Hillcrest will have one special holiday service at 11:30 am.On December 25 and January 1, South Bay will have one service at 10 am.   Read more.

  • Winter Solstice Ritual & Potluck Feast

    Earth Centered Spirituality Circle December 17th at 6 pm at Hillcrest. This celebration will take place out of doors, rain or shine. There will be a bonfire, facilitated drum circle (bring your drum!), singing,guided meditation, dancing, and prayer, followed by a potluck feast.   Read more.

  • Annual Holiday Craft Fair December 4th

    This year's fair takes place on Sunday, December 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bard Hall. Shop local and handmade for your holiday gifts while supporting our Young Adult and Campus Ministry Program as well as artisan church members and friends. Are you a vendor? Registration is due by Nov 27th and forms are available on the patio after each service or you can download at our Young Adult & Campus Ministry page. Questions? Contact Tyler at (858) 692-3323.  Read more.

  • Wisdom Circle Online Registration

    Wisdom Circles are intentional, lay-led, open groups that deepen and expand our ministry, help build community, develop relationships, and explore spirituality. Our study topics – developed by our Intern, Tania Marquez – are based on the monthly Transformational Themes. Learn more and register.  Read more.

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