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Groups from A-Z

Adult Religious Growth and Learning nurtures religious and personal growth through classes.

Affinity Groups small groups of like-minded people who meet regularly for conversation, education, activity, and fun. 

Archives preserving the church history.

Art Guild bringing beauty and culture to church in the form of diverse art, exhibits and discussion groups.

Book Room offering new and used books and magazines.

Buddhist Sangha a teaching, learning, and sharing spiritual community of Buddhist study and practice.

Campus Ministry working with local colleges to bring the voice of liberal religious freedom to young  people.

Caregivers/Allies Support Group A group for reflection, emotional support, and spiritual deepening around the issues that surface for people in the position of being a caregiver/ally/support for another person. Third Sundays in Room 323 11AM - 12:30PM. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Harper at hilliard_maryann@att.net or Katy Swanson katyk12@gmail.com

Caring pastoral counseling as well as home and hospital visits. 

Chalice Choir Performs regularly at services and as well a major choral work with instrumental accompaniment twice a year.

Chi Gung at South Bay This exercise uses breath, movement, postures, and meditation. Thursdays at 9AM-ish. Lolly Brown 619-906-0850 or brololly@gmail.com  

Children's Choir children ages 4-9 and youth ages 10-14 perform during services and special occasions.

Children's Ministry:nurturing our children's spiritual and personal growth and teaching UU values.

Christian Study Group studying Jewish and Christian traditions through book discussions, film screenings, lectures, and through a centering prayer. 

Climate Justice creating a spiritually grounded, informed, and action-oriented community to stop climate change. 

Communications Action Group monitors and reviews internal and external church communication.

Community Garden Mosaic Community Garden, 960 Fifth Ave, Chula Vista 91911. Contact Karla Alvarez-Malo karla@firstuusandiego.org to participate. 

Coping with Chronic Conditions A support group for members and friends of FUUSD who deal with chronic and long-term physical conditions. Second and Fourth Mondays in the Common Room, 1 - 2:30PM.

Cosmos Explore the scientific story of the birth and evolution of the universe for knowledge and inspiration to fulfill the promise of humanity, the whole earth community, and the universe itself. First Sunday of each month in Room 323 from 1 - 3PM.

Dances of Universal Peace No experience is necessary to join this group to use sacred chang, song, simple circle dances, and music to create an opportunity where hearts can open, spirits can soar, and a deeply rooted peace can be experienced. First Saturday of each month in Bard Hall from 7 - 9PM. Contact Julie at jnschauble.nguyen@gmail.com.  

Denominational Relations supporting connections to our cluster, district, and continental UU organizations.

Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) providing support and advocacy for People of Color as well as leadership for creating an anti-racist UU identity and practice. Please see the Journey Toward Wholeness page for current information on when and where our DRUUMM POC groups meet.

Dynamic Duos sponsors social and educational activities for First UU adults of all ages and orientations, usually about 3 times a year. To receive information on our offerering of plays, concerts, tours, and lectures, send your email address to DynDuos@aol.com. Updated July 2019.

Earth Centered Spirituality Circle holds rituals, drumming, prayer circles, labyrinth walking, pagan classes and more. 

Expanded Lay Ministry (ELMS) a group of lay leaders in the Caring Team who provide cards, make phone calls offering support and information and connect members and friends.

Family Ministry offers opportunities for families with children (but open to all families) to create community. 

Flowers coordinates flowers for Sunday worship. 

Friends of deBenneville Pines supports our church camp and conference center in the San Bernardino Mountains through fundraising, publicity, and hands-on projects. 

Generosity Offerings supporting our values in the community.

Handbells offering musical beauty to our Sunday worship and community outreach. UUBellation Handbells is our entry-level ensemble and Las Campanas Handbell Ensemble is our advanced group.

Hillcrest Folk Song Circle Bring your acoustic instrument or voice to teach, perform, or request a song. Second Sundays, 6 - 8:30PM Common Room. Connie Mack cmack5313@gmail.com or Ed McCarrroll EdMcC@comsimplicity.com.

Hospitality hosts the Welcome Table, orientation sessions, docent tours, greeters, nametags, and visitor follow-up. 

Journey Toward Wholeness implements the congregation’s anti-racism, anti-oppression commitment on a church-wide basis. 

JUUL Tones Vocal Ensemble a small, multi-age, a cappella vocal ensemble singing in a variety of styles at services and special events.

Leadership Development promotes leadership skills, assists with organizational development and recruits leadership school candidates.

Living the Home Stretch An on-going program for those of us in our latter years that focuses on living these years to the fullest. Third Saturdays in Bard Hall at 10AM. Contact Marv Pulliam for more information Marv Pulliam pulliamm@mac.com

Looking Glass Theatre a multi-generational acting company dedicated to presenting theater which reflects UU beliefs and values. 

Meditation open, ongoing meetings to learn and practice seated, standing, and walking meditation. 

Membership helping people become members of this church, and find a place within the community. 

Memory Matters An on-going educational and therapeutic gathering for those who worry about memory problems and for their care-givers. Make new contacts, build trust, and learn to deal with the consequences of memory loss. Kathy Gilbert, LCSW and Gay Hybertsen hybertsen@att.net Second and fourth Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30AM, Bard Hall.

Men’s Fellowship personal support, intellectual stimulation, creative growth, spiritual deepening, and social outreach to the men of the church and community. 

Neighborhood Groups coordinating social gatherings of UU neighbors for support and fellowship. 

Organizing for Justice advocating programs that deal with economic justice, poverty, affordable housing, healthcare, racism and more. 

Partner Churches nurtures the relationship with our sister Unitarian Church in Brasov, Romania. 

Peace and Democracy Action Group promoting peace and democracy (currently not an active group).

Planned Giving informs and encourages members and friends to consider all types of planned gifts.

Practical Care Network provides services to church members in need such as rides to church or medical appointments; visits by phone or at home, and errands and chores for the homebound. 

Rainbow Action supports lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual person issues as well as AIDS awareness. 

Reproductive Justice informs the congregation and wider community in matters and activities concerning reproductive choices.   

Social Justice and Service creating justice & compassion in our community through spiritually-grounded action.

Sustainers of the Flame have generously made a Living or Planned Gift to  our endowment funds to help to ensure a strong liberal religious program for our future.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee a voluntary, non-sectarian organization working to advance justice throughout the world. 

UPTOWN Faith Community Services Center helping homeless and low-income people, without discrimination, to become self-supporting members of the community.

Ushering providing training and coordination for Sunday service ushers.

UU Women (UUWF) enabling church women to join together for mutual support, personal growth, and spiritual enrichment via monthly programs, discussion groups, and special events. 

Voices In Unity Youth Choir Description coming soon.

Wisdom Circles small groups who meet regularly for topic-driven, facilitated sharing which brings opportunities for deep and meaningful connections.

Women's Ensemble Description coming soon.

Young Adult & Campus Ministry offering opportunities for people age 18-35 to be involved in First UU Church of San Diego. 

Youth Programming offering age-appropriate activities for youth grades 7-12.

Other Groups

San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) SDOP is a nonpartisan, multi-faith network of 29 congregations -- including FUUSD. For information on grassroots actions in which you can become involved, please see sdop.net. 

Burrito Project SD Help assemble and distribute hundreds of burritos for those living with hunger and homelessness. Third Thursdays, 7PM Common Room. Follow "Burrito Project San Diego" on Facebook for updates and information.