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.

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

  • 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 Linguistics of Grace

5 July 2015
At the moment a daughter of God is made part of the church, the words she hears spoken are the most precious words we possess: The binding of her name to the Name of God as it has been revealed to Christians: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our Name for God explores the heights and depths of relationship—the relationship of a Parent, a Child, and the very Spirit they breathe.

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The ‘S’ Word

28 June 2015
He’s not telling the Corinthians that they have to risk their own lives or their children’s lives in order to feed the people in Jerusalem. But he is reminding them of Christ’s generosity—not in giving a few coins to a collection box, but in giving up eternity for time, immortality for mortality, and being God’s equal to being a servant of God’s creatures.

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‘As the Pacific Sea’

21 June 2015
The next time you face a struggle, remember: The sea has already been calmed. It’s okay if we don’t embrace suffering gladly. But no pain or violence or persecution or storm can threaten who we are. And that is because of whose we are: We are God’s people, and God will preserve us securely.

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