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Next Steps

You Are Welcome Here

You are warmly invited to get to know us. Knowing that some folks prefer a quiet "checking us out" method while others want to "jump right in" and test the waters ... there are many ways you can find out more about this faith community.

Attend Worship

Our Sunday services are a great way to experience our community. We have a Nursery staffed by professional providers and we have a "wiggle room" in our Meeting House. Children are welcome to enjoy the beginning of each Worship Service with the entire congregation and are then invited to join with the appropriate age group for Religious Education classes.

Take a docent tour

On the second Sunday of each month we offer a docent led tour of our church campus after both worship services. You’ll see our canyon side chapel, our stunning mosaic and sculptures, our religious education rooms and learn more about our history.

Stay for social hour

After each worship service, volunteers work hard at providing a fabulous offering of coffee, tea and refreshments. We also sell organic, fair trade coffee. On many Sundays, homemade, organic and vegan fare is commonplace. Join us as we visit, renew, and socialize on the patio with our five-star social hour.

Take a class

The Religious Education program at First Church offers classes of interest year-round. From concerts to meditation, from theatrical performances to guest speakers, there’s always plenty to choose from.

Become a church member

On the first Sunday of every month, join our Membership Committee for our Becoming-A-Member (BAM) Orientation, held after each service at 10:45 and 12:45 in room 321 in the Welcome Center. At this meeting, you will have an opportunity to discuss areas of church life you want to explore, ask questions about the membership process, find out what a church pledge is, and learn about the benefits and responsibilities of membership.

Sign Up For a Course

Every few months, First UU offers a course called Building Sacred Ground. Facilitated by ministers, staff and lay leaders, Building Sacred Ground is an experiential four-session program to help people explore Unitarian Universalism, share personal foundations of faith, and get to know a small group of people very well. The series ends with a private tea with ministers where you have a chance to visit, socialize and dialogue. This series is appropriate for newcomers and longtime UUs. By attending these sessions, you will become more deeply involved in church life and have a better understanding of your place in our faith movement. To find out about upcoming sessions, contact Jenner Daelyn, our Membership Coordinator, at jenner@firstuusandiego.org

Just as each individual experiences a unique spiritual journey, people come to church for a variety of reasons. Some come from a place of deep personal longing, transition or crisis. Some seek encouragement and community. Some long for a place in which they can refresh themselves in an oasis of liberal thought, heart and action. Others seek a place for new and meaningful family tradition.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego is a place where individuals are encouraged and supported in developing a meaningful, individual spiritual path while sharing their journey with others doing the same.

We are an intentionally diverse, intergenerational community with a shared respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation, which means, among other things: we govern ourselves, own our land and buildings, and make all the choices about our educational programs, our ministerial staff, our facilities and our ways of serving justice and peace in the world.

You are welcome here.