Autumn Worship

This fall, our worship services and sermons will address several edifying themes. Coming up are:

  • October 23: Repentance
  • October 30: Reformation Sunday
  • November 6: All Saints
  • November 13: The Eternal Christ

You're sincerely invited to grow with us spiritually.

After Church

Each Sunday after church, most people stick around for refreshments and fellowship in our social hall and on the patio. There's always coffee and tea, but the snacks vary. Sometimes it's sweets, sometimes it's something healthy, sometimes it's elaborate, sometimes it's simple. It all depends on who volunteered to host. The one exception is when a month has five Sundays: the fifth Sunday is always a potluck meal. Though members are encouraged to bring a dish to share, there's always more than enough food to go around. So if you happen to visit on a fifth Sunday, please know that lunch on us!

RSS Daily Devotions

United Church of Christ

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

  • Francis of Assisi

    October 2016

    When we have our own blessing of the animals on October 9, therefore, we won’t actually be venerating a saint. But we will be honoring him for teaching us something important. And that something is connection—connection with other people, even (especially) the least among us, connection with the earth, and connection with the animals that are part of our lives.

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Latest Sermons

‘A Future with Hope’

16 October 2016
I don’t know whether we can all believe that there’s a reason for everything. But maybe we don’t have to. Maybe it’s enough to believe that whoever we are, and wherever we are on life’s journey, God created the path we’re on, the Christ who has already walked it also has our back, and we are accompanied each step of the way by the inner presence of God’s Spirit.

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‘Ask the Animals’

9 October 2016
We might not realize it, but the fellow predators who accompany us through our lives are in their own way more naturally creative than we’ll ever be. There is a wisdom to the natural world that we have forgotten. But it’s still right there in many places in the Bible. The 19th Psalm tells us that the heavens proclaim God’s handiwork…

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The Meeting-Place

2 October 2016
We are each of us the meeting-place where the call of God which is only lately heard meets up with the grace of God which was implanted within us before the ages. You and I are where God’s call to us meets God’s intention for us. Christ is where you and I recognize in each other our response to that call.

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