Amistad Sunday: March 8

March 8 is Amistad Sunday. On this day we remember the enslaved Africans who rose up against their captors in 1839 to commandeer the ship La Amistad in Cuba, only to wind up in U.S. waters where the Africans were arrested and ordered sent back to a life of slavery in Cuba. New England Congregationalists came to their aid, paid for their legal defense, and shared their homes and churches with them when they were finally freed by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1841. Our biblical theme will be Legalism, as found in Mark 2:23-3:6.

OGHS: March 15

On March 15, we will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. This offering is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. This last item is especially important, because it ensures that as soon as a crisis occurs anywhere in the world, the church can be immediately present through the gifts received on OGHS Sunday. All funds received are tax deductible, and provided to persons in need without regard to their religion. Our biblical theme will be Christian Family as defined in Mark 3:31-35.

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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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  • Covenant Renewal 2015

    January 2015

    We covenant with God and with one another, promising to join together in worship and the celebration of the sacraments, in the study of the scriptures, in sharing the good news with one another and the world around us, in joining in the struggle for justice for the whole human family, and in welcoming into […]

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Latest Sermons

Nothing Like It

(1 March 2015)
I’m not just inviting you to eat some bread and drink of sip of grape juice. The invitation I share is Jesus’ invitation: come clean before God; hear the words of God’s forgiveness; be at peace with your neighbors; taste and see that God is good. The material is important, for it is how we live in the world God created. But we cannot fully live in the world if we’re hurting on the inside.

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‘Can’t Keep It In’

(22 February 2015)
I hope that’s helped us put today’s question in its proper conquest. Just as my recent eye exam consisted of a series of choices between 1 & 2, A & B, Jesus’s answer consisted of three different sets of choices. Though very similar on the surface, they were different enough that if we allow these three choices to help us focus, we’re going to arrive at some kind of spiritual truth.

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We Will Rise

(18 February 2015)
We know that if we have problems, we don’t have to face them alone; if we have pain, it will be resolved; we get sick, our healing is assured; if we have questions, there’s an answer; if the world falls apart, the body of Christ will stay together; if our life goes on, we will live for Christ; if we die, we will gain heaven; and if the sun fails to come up tomorrow, we will rise.

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