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Strategic Plan Process

Visualizing the Dream Church Study Process

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego has completed a study to help the congregation envision our Dream Church and support the development of the Church’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan and other Church projects. We invited all members of the Church, friends and partners to help us envision our Dream Church by participating in this study.

We asked two things: first tell us what you appreciate about First Church now and second to describe your dream church.

You can send questions and comments to this address: visioning1stchurch@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping us grow our Dream Church!

The 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

Why are we doing this envisioning? To help guide the development of the FUUCSD 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. This will also help us with the location decision and response to the UCSD Hospital offer to buy our campus.

Who gets to contribute visions? FUUSD members, friends, community partners as individuals and members of their group or organization.

What happens with all these ideas? The Vision study volunteers have analyzed and summarized the responses received, and will present the results to the Board. The visions shared will be also be posted on the Church web site in the Members page. The Board worked with outside consultants during a Board Retreat earlier in August to begin the Visioning/Strategic Planning process and will continue with this work through the formation of a Strategic Planning Team. 

How will the UCSD medical center affect the Hillcrest Campus? The UCSD Medical Center has launched a major master plan/long range development plan that will lead to declining church income from the parking lot. They have offered to buy the Hillcrest campus and expect an answer to their offer from the Church by the end of December.


Find out about Visioning on the Visioning page.

2019 Strategic Planning Timeline

June 23

Board forums after services at both campuses.

June 30

Informal collection after services at both campuses.

May 25-July 1

Call for ideas, questions, concerns, etc.

July 16

Visioning Report to Board.


2019-2024 Strategic Plan Retreat with consultants.


Board presents 2019-2024 Strategic Plan to congregation.


Church responds to UCSD about sale of HC campus.