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Welcome Newcomers!

Whoever you are and whatever your spiritual leanings, you are welcomed at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego.


First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego has one campus in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego and another in the South Bay area of San Diego in the city of Chula Vista. For addresses, directions, bus info and more please see our contact page.


Hillcrest: Sundays at 9:30am and 11:30am. The second service provides sign language interpretation.

South Bay: Sundays at 9:30am with simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation at all services.

A Message from Rev. Kathleen Owens

Welcome to a New Adventure in Spiritual Growth!

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego has offered a unique religious voice of freedom, reason, and tolerance since 1873. 

We do not tell you what you must believe. We do not ask you to check your mind at the door. Instead, we invite you to join in a conversation with us about the meaning of life, love, and service. 

At First Church, we encourage you to ask the big questions of life. What do my life and death mean? How do I live with integrity? How can I love well? What gifts of service can I bring to help the world heal?

Together we explore the answers of humanity's wisdom traditions - not only from Jewish and Christian sources but also from the world's religions, from nature, from science, and from modern thought.

In this community of young and old, gay and straight, from various racial and cultural backgrounds, we seek to change the world by living lives of wisdom, compassion, and tolerance. We come together in friendship to help raise wise and compassionate children, to support each other in our spiritual journey, to heal life's wounds, and celebrate life's triumphs.

You are warmly invited to visit us. We know you will want to come back and learn more about our unique approach to religion.

See you Sunday!
Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister

For more information:

Find out more about our South Bay Campus

Learn more about Unitarian Universalism with a short primer

Find out what we believe at our aspiration, principles and sources page.

Visit us virtually first - take a photo tour of our Hillcrest campus.

See more items of interest at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Learn about the various group meetings and activities that take place by reading our weekly newsletter, The Window.

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You are Welcome Here

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, 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.

Hillcrest Campus Photo Tour

UU South Bay Photo Tour