Centennial Year

Though our congregation was gathered in 1889, our current building was built in 1916. And so we're celebrating our centennial this year and have lots of special events planned. We've already had many concerts and other events, and coming up are a St. Patrick's Day Concert (actually on March 18) called "Hoolie in the Kitchen" presented by Celtic Echoes and a rededication service on the first Sunday in August (exactly 100 years after our building was originally dedicated). You're invited to all these events!

Ordinary Time

The Christian year consists of two cycles of three seasons each. The first cycle focuses on Christmas with a period of preparation called Advent, 12 days of celebration, followed by a period of reflection. The Easter cycle is longer. Its period of preparation is called Lent, the celebration lasts 50 days, and the period of reflection and growth lasts 6 months. In worship, we will spend this summer and fall exploring the meaning of Christ's life, death, and resurrection, as well as what the gift of his Spirit means.

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

  • CCSA: A Communion Sunday Proposal

    May 2016

    Quite frankly, though I always tell myself that there are better ways to help, I don’t help nearly enough. And so, starting on May 1, I will do something to help the downtrodden each time I see a panhandler at my car window.

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Latest Sermons


15 June 2016
How can the good news of God’s love be shared with a world that thinks it has outgrown it? How can the need for forgiveness be impressed upon a society that believes it can do no wrong? How can the language of Christ be spoken in culture that is already inundated with words? These are all difficult questions, and we fear the answers…

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Est-ce que WHAT?

8 May 2016
When we’re sitting down and eating with friends or maybe with our families at Thanksgiving, no worries of tomorrow cast a shadow on what’s coming next, and no hope for tomorrow’s perfection casts a shadow on what’s happening now. We are able to live in the moment. Since that’s how Jesus told us to live, it shouldn’t surprise us…

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Christ’s Presence

1 May 2016
‘A precarious house of cards…’ what better way can we think of to describe the world’s peace? And to the problem of the world’s inadequate peace, God’s response is ‘cosmic wholeness.’ And this, I believe, is what we see described at the end of the Revelation to John. Here in the new heaven and the new earth, we are gathered not around the unifying themes of patriotism

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