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

Where the Fruit Is

2 August 2015
The bread that we break and the cup that we share is but a foretaste of something deeper—something that calls us to listen more closely and to act more recklessly, for in this holy meal we taste the peace that passes understanding, justice for the poor, wholeness for the sick, the way to God, the spirit of peace, the truth of the ages, life itself.

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When We Worship

26 July 2015
When we worship, we receive bread for the journey—the same bread that sustained a condemned apostle writing words of encouragement to the church in every place. When we worship, we affirm the glorious presence of God not only here, but among refugees fleeing the Islamic State. When we worship, we’re filled with the fullness of God…

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From Far to Near

19 July 2015
As we all know, Pluto’s not alone in being at the receiving end of undeserved name-calling. In fact, usually the victims of exclusion and unfair labeling are much closer to home. It’s actually part of the human condition. We want to define things on our own terms, and definition demands that we create borders, draw lines in the sand

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