After Church

After worship every Sunday you're invited to stay and chat—whether with everybody you meet or just one-on-one. In addition to coffee, tea, and juice, there's always something to snack on as well. On Fifth Sundays there's even lunch! Some prefer to stay in the social hall, while others gravitate toward the sunshine of the church patio. Either way, we hope you'll stay!

Summer Worship

This summer, we'll be changing it up a bit. Some Sundays we'll have traditional worship with hymns sung to organ accompaniment. Other Sundays we'll sing hymns with less traditional piano accompaniment. And at least one Sunday we'll worship in the social hall with an audio visual presentation. All are invited, and there's no dress code.

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ucc-logoThe Congregational Church of La Jolla, gathered in 1889 and incorporated in 1897, is a faith community in the seaside village of La Jolla in San Diego, California. Our branch of the Christian church is known as the Congregational Way, which we believe was followed by the [...]

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This Month

  • Pearls of Wisdom

    May 2015

    More often than not, I think our 1916 forebears would feel very much at home in one of our worship services. Perhaps it’s time we concentrated less on making them comfortable, and more on allowing the Spirit to create space for those in 2016 who are seeking a God they’re not even sure exists.

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Latest Sermons

The Gift Fully Given

30 August 2015
God’s forgiveness is given freely—we cannot buy it and cannot earn it. Otherwise it wouldn’t be a gift, but our due. And God’s forgiveness of our wrongdoings is complete, it is all encompassing. And it makes us complete. And as completed people, we, too, forgive. God’s forgiveness when it flows through us to others can still transform situations and systems.

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‘Highways to Zion’

23 August 2015
Perhaps one of our assignments in life is to find God everywhere—from the glory of the Grand Canyon to the ugliness of a man dying on a cross. And if God can be found anywhere, then we should also be mindful not to discount that which somebody else thinks of as holy, or the place where another person feels safe.

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Further Instructions

16 August 2015
Salt makes things tastier, but it also preserves food. People can live with bland food, but they can’t live with spoiled food. So it’s possible that “seasoned with salt,” in the context of graciousness, might just mean always speaking to others with an eye toward preserving relationships, keeping friendships fresh.

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