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!


On May 24, the fiftieth day of Easter, Christians around the world celebrate the birthday of the church, the day on which God sent the Holy Spirit to inspire—and connect!—believers. Everyone's invited to church explore the meaning of this gift and to wish each other a Happy Birthday.

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

  • The Word of the Lord

    March 2015

    Though I have my doubts as to whether or not God cares that much about computer technology, I nonetheless received this thought as though it had come from The Divine Self, for it offered an answer to a church problem that I was having. The mystery has been unraveled, and though my newfound knowledge may not solve all of life’s quandaries, it has helped me solve this one gnawing problem.

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Latest Sermons


(12 April 2015)
When the stories of the life of Christ begin to help us tell our own story, then we know that God is up to something. And when those stories help us make sense of our own story—help us make whole was either unfinished or shattered—then we may well have reached what our forebears called salvation.

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‘From the Top of That Tower’

(5 April 2015)
We go about our daily routines neither expecting nor feeling anything special. But in the blink of an eye, the speaking of a word, the breaking of bread, the taste of wine on our tongue or the touch of a breeze might remind us of something—or it might even bring us new knowledge—and the reality of God invades our lives.

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First or Seconds

(29 March 2015)
People of faith have failed to truly learn the lesson the Palm Sunday donkey might teach them. In the Bible the Son of God rode an ass to bring God’s gifts to other people. In so much of religion these days, we’re a lot more likely to find asses riding Jesus for their own gain or to advance their own agenda.

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