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South Bay Campus



Worship Service:
Sundays at 9:30 am
Location: 970 Broadway,
Chula Vista 91911

Phone: (619) 947-4612

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Mailing address:
South Bay Campus
First Unitarian Universalist
Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103


Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister
Kristen Kuriga, Social Justice and South Bay Ministry Teams Coordinator
Lorelei Isdori, Music Coordinator/Choir Director
Michael Gilgun, Lay Leader
Tania Marquez, Lay Leader
Anne Peacock, Lay Leader

Worship Services

Celebration Times:
South Bay Campus: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (Inter-generational, Bi-lingual [Spanish, English])

The October Transformational Theme is Release

October 25: "Learning the Joy of Letting Go," Rev Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

The November Transformational Theme is Generosity

November 1: “The dead are not under the earth: Día de los Muertos,” Multigenerational Service
Rev. Kathleen Owens, Megan Dowdell, Tania Marquez & Kristen Kuriga

November 8: "A Generous Comfort," Megan Dowdell, Intern Minister

November 15: “The Giving of 4 Ts,” Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

November 22: “Taking the Leap,” Rev. Jennifer Channin, Assistant Minister

November 29: "Kindness as a Saving Spiritual Practice," Rev Ian W Riddell, Minister of Music and Worship Arts

This Sunday's Order of Service and Announcements

A thriving, multi-cultural campus

Unitarian Universalists of the South Bay is a thriving, multi-cultural campus of the First Unitarian Universalist Church. We are two campuses, one church and share the mission to create community, to nurture spiritual growth, and to act on our values to help heal the world.

The South Bay Campus is located in Chula Vista and offers a variety of ways to engage meaningfully with our congregation and the larger community. Below you can find out more about the different areas of ministry at the South Bay Campus. We hope you’ll visit and become involved in this beloved community!


The South Bay Campus comes together each Sunday morning at 9:30 am for an Intergenerational Worship Experience. Our services are bi-lingual, with simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish. Several Sundays a month, our Lead or Associate Ministers preach live, often followed by a coffee conversation on the topic of the sermon. On the other Sundays, our worship is led by staff and lay leaders, and the sermon is experienced through a video. Our services also feature dynamic contemporary music. Sunday morning worship is the best way to experience the South Bay Campus and to get a feel for the community.

Spiritual Growth & Religious Education

On the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month, children ages 5-12 are invited to participate in our Children’s Religious Education Program. Children will start the morning in the worship service, and after the story will go to class.  On the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month, families worship together. During the service there will be a story for all ages and opportunities for children to participate. Children will also receive an order of service with activities related to the sermon & worship theme.

Adult Religious Education is scheduled at various times during the week. Please see our SBUUENO South Bay Newsletter to find out about Adult RE opportunities. Throughout the year there are also small groups that meet monthly, including Wisdom Circles and Reading Groups.  

Social Justice & Service

Acting on our values to help heal the world is a central part of our mission as a congregation. We do this work in a variety of ways, including:

--Building partnerships with organizations
--Advocating for immigrant’s rights
--Participating in monthly service projects
--Giving away our generosity offerings
--Supporting the Interfaith Homeless  Shelter
--Responding to needs for immediate witness

Through our partnerships with local organizations, we also participate in several annual events: Day of the Child, South Bay Pride, and Earth Day.

The South Bay Campus is the meeting place and home of SOLACE: Souls Offering Loving & Compassionate Ears, our Interfaith Detention Center Visitation Project. Through SOLACE, volunteers visit with immigrants in detention to end their isolation and participate in monthly reflection & training.

Community Building

After service, Social Hour is a great place for members and visitors to get to know one another over coffee, tea and light snacks.  For visitors, there’s also an opportunity to ask questions and get oriented at our Welcome Table each Sunday. If you’ve been attending for a while and are considering making First UU your church home, there is a Membership & Meaning Coffee Conversation every other month on the 4th Sunday which will give you more information and get you started on the membership process.

Every other month, the South Bay Neighborhood Group meets and has a potluck at a different member’s home. This is a great way to get to know UUs that live in the South Bay. Look for details in SBUUENO for the next potluck. 

Throughout the year, we also honor the holidays and seasons with different community activities, including: our annual Tamalada, building the Day of the Dead Altar, Resurrection Art at Easter, and Caroling in the winter.


The South Bay Caregivers Network supports the caregiving needs of our members & friends. Services we may provide include:
--Rides to church or medical appointments
--Emergency meals & grocery shopping
--Homes visits, phone calls and supercards
--Loan of medical equipment
--Referrals to community resources
Trained lay ministers are also available as a listening presence after service each Sunday.

South Bay Happenings

  • Latin American Encuentro Conference 2014

    30th Annual and Final UUSC Southern California Latin American Encuentro: “Justice and Compassion: Immigration Reform and Border Issues” January 25 (Saturday) Conference is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Vista Keynote address will be given from Christian Ramirez, Human Rights Director, Alliance San Diego and Southern Border Communites Coalition Director will speak on "Revitalize, Not Militarize Our Borders;" and Daniel Str...

  • Children’s Religious Education is starting at South Bay

    A new Children’s Religious Education Program is starting at South Bay this Sunday, June 16th! On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month, children ages 5-13 will start the morning in the worship service, and after the story will go to class in Suite 101. They will share joys & concerns and discuss the story from worship and how it connects to our UU Principles.  On the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month, we will be continuing our Intergenerational Worship Services.

  • Standing on the Side of Love for Immigration Reform

    On May 20, five leaders from the First UU Church of San Diego went to Sacramento to join with 70 UUs and hundreds of immigrant's rights leaders to advocate for meaningful reform on the statewide level. They met with their elected representatives to advocate for the passage of the TRUST Act and other legislation that will create more justice and equity for immigrant families. On the national level, UUs continue to advocate for the passage of comprehensive immigr...

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