Upcoming Worship

In the coming weeks, our worship services and sermons will address several edifying themes, including..

  • November 27: First Sunday of Advent (Peace)
  • December 4: Second Sunday of Advent (Preparation)
  • December 11: Third Sunday of Advent (Patience)
  • December 18: Fourth Sunday of Advent (Promise)

You're sincerely invited to come 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!

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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

  • A Letter from the Pastor

    November 2016

    ..after some negotiations, appraisals, and inspections, I have accepted the offer and my home is now in escrow. Closing will be at the end of October, and I will rent my own home from its new owner until December 31. It causes me a great deal of pain, therefore, to announce my departure from La Jolla at the end of this calendar year.

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Latest Sermons

The Pilgrim Pedestal

20 November 2016
Maybe others can forget the Pilgrims this Thursday. Maybe they can be satisfied to say, “That’s not who we are,” or “That’s not what we’re about anymore.” But not us. We are the Pilgrims. When we want to explain to somebody which church it is that we belong to, what can we tell them but, “The one the Pilgrims brought with them on the Mayflower”?

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Keeping It Together

13 November 2016
For many of us, the current situation finds us in fear for our future, the future of our families, the future of our country, and even the future of the world. But we know that neither a political party, nor even a constitution is the true Source of who we are, nor are any of those things what truly holds us together.

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Seeds of Faith

6 November 2016
Not too long ago, airplane passengers flying into a small airport located in Northern Ireland began to notice something beneath them in the forest. There was an outline of something in the trees. It wasn’t always so striking, because the colors didn’t always stand out. But this year, when October rolled around, there was no denying it. In a woodland otherwise made up…

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