Adult Religious Growth and Learning: Description coming soon.
Affinity Groups: Description coming soon.
All Church Camp: Sponsors an annual all church, intergenerational weekend retreat filled with workshops, entertainment, socializing, support and a worship service
Archives: The archives are devoted to preserving the church history in text, sound, and graphic forms.
Art Guild: Brings beauty and culture to church members and grounds in the form of diverse art, art shows, and artist discussion groups.
Book Room: Provides material to expand knowledge of Unitarian Universalism and sells 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 college communities to bring the voice of liberal religious freedom to young people.
Caregiving: Description coming soon.
Caring Council: Description coming soon.
Chalice Choir: Performs twice a month at Sunday Services and performs a major choral work with instrumental accompaniment twice a year.
Channing Society: The Church’s endowment to help to ensure a strong liberal religious program for our future.
Children's Choir: Children ages 4-9 and youth ages 10-14 perform during Worship Services, special occasions, and rehearse Sunday mornings in the chapel.
Children's Ministry: Description coming soon.
Christian Study Group: Studies the spirituality of the Jewish and Christian traditions through book discussions, film screenings, lectures, and through a centering prayer.
Communications Action Group: Description coming soon.
Community Building: Strives to deepen the bonds among members and friends of the church, and is the driving force behind Neighborhood Groups.
Denominational Affairs: Supports activities that connect First Church to our larger UU family and serves as a link with cluster, district, and continental UU organizations.
DRUUMM Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries: Provides support and advocacy for People of Color as well as leadership for creating an anti-racist UU identity and practice.
Dynamic Duos: Sponsors social activities for couples of all ages and orientations with similar values to become acquainted through enriching experiences.
Earth Centered Spirituality Circle: Holds rituals, drumming, prayer circles, labyrinth walking, and pagan classes. Families welcome.
Expanded Lay Ministry (ELMS): A group of lay leaders in the Caring Team who provides Super Cards for members, make phone calls to members and friends offering support and information, and other ways of connecting members and friends together.
Family Ministry: Description coming soon.
Flowers: Coordinates flowers for Sunday worship. Sign up for donating flowers through the Flower Group coordinator.
Freedom to Marry: Description coming soon.
Friends of deBenneville Pines: Supports our church camp and conference center in the San Bernardino Mountains through fundraising, publicity, and hands-on work projects.
Generosity Offerings: Description coming soon.
Grants Panel: Creating opportunities for giving and receiving UU grants.
Growth & Outreach: South Bay.
Helen Meyers Forum: Arranges and publicizes special church programs “for the purpose of providing for lectures and sermons by outstanding Unitarian Ministers and lay people, by meeting transportation costs, fees, and expense needs thereof.”
Hospitality: Hosts the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings, orientation sessions, and provides Sunday morning docent tours, greeters, nametags, and visitor follow-up.
Humanist Film Discussion Group: Holds regular discussion and study groups and lunch. This group promotes humanism as being common ground among all people of good will.
Journey Toward Wholenesss: Implements the congregation’s anti-racism, anti-oppression commitment on a church-wide basis. This group focuses on dismantling racism, eradicating other oppressions, and on bringing about transformation through increased awareness.
JUUL Tones Vocal Ensemble: Description coming soon.
Kitchen: Maintains and coordinates our two busy and fun campus kitchens.
Las Campanas Handbell Ensemble: Description coming soon.
Lay Ministers: Trained church members work alongside the professional ministers in caring for members who are experiencing significant losses, difficult life transitions, or have other serious needs.
Leadership Development: Promotes learning and leadership skills by individuals and committees and assists with organizational development issues and recruits leadership school candidates.
Library: Receives and catalogues donated books, magazines, and other material such as tape recordings, sermon reprints and software.
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.
Membership & Hospitality: South Bay.
Memorial Wall: A memorial sculpture in which tiles carry the individual name, date of birth and death.
Men’s Fellowship: Personal support, intellectual stimulation, creative growth, spiritual deepening, and social outreach to the men of the church and community.
Monthly Service Projects: South Bay.
Neighborhood Groups: Gatherings of people who live in common areas who meet in social gathering for support and fellowship.
Nominating: Description coming soon.
Organizing for Justice: Affiliated with the San Diego Organizing Project, advocating and promoting programs that deal with issues of economic justice, poverty, affordable housing, healthcare, and racism.
Pastoral Care Advisory Group (PCAG): An oversight committee that creates policy need for the ministry team and keeps the congregation informed about Care Team information.
Partner Churches: Nurtures the relationship with our sister Unitarian Church in Brasov, Romania through activities and events here and abroad.
Peace and Democracy Action Group: Provides current and accurate information related to issues of peace and democracy through the use of e-mail, information tabling and our monthly Matters of Controversy series.
Planned Giving: Informs and encourages members and friends to consider all types of planned gifts that can benefit the Church and its work.
Pledging: Description coming soon.
Practical Care Network: Provide 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: Facilitates activities dealing with topics of interest to lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual persons, as well as to heterosexual and celibate persons and AIDS awareness.
Reproductive Rights: Informs the congregation and wider community in matters and activities concerning reproductive choices.
Singletarians: Social opportunities for single persons over 50, including brunch after church at a local restaurant and occasionally, gatherings hosted at members’ homes.
Social Justice and Service: South Bay.
Special Events: Description coming soon.
Spiritual Growth & Religious Education: South Bay.
Telling Our Stories: Description coming soon.
UUBellation Hand Bell Ensemble: Description coming soon.
Unitarian Cooperative Preschool: This on-site school has been serving children of church members and non-members for 35 years with child oriented activities which encourage the development of whole children.
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry Liaison: Part of a statewide social justice ministry that give voice to UU religious value in the public arena.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: A voluntary, non-sectarian organization working to advance justice throughout the world.
UPTOWN Faith Service Center: Description coming soon.
Ushering: Provides ushers for Sunday services, monitoring and preparing Meeting House supplies.
UU Women (UUWF): Enables 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.
Voluntary Simplicity: Supports people in living simpler lives more in line with what is important to them, being intentional about the way they spend their time, energy, and money and taking care of the planet.
Wisdom Circles: Description coming soon.
Women Together: Sponsors an annual empowering women’s weekend retreat filled with workshops, entertainment, socializing, support, and a worship service.
Women's Ensemble: Description coming soon.
Worship & Music: South Bay.
Young Adult & Campus Ministry: Young Adults (ages 18-35) are involved in many facets of First UU Church of San Diego. In addition to the opportunities described below, young adults serve as Religious Education leaders, on the Intern Committee, in Social Justice groups, on the Board of Trustees, as ushers, in the choir, on district committees and are involved in special projects.
Youth Programming: Description coming soon.