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


4 October 2015
We can let ourselves feel whatever it is we’re feeling—as Marilynne Robinson put it, “Joy can be joy, and sorrow can be sorrow, with neither of them casting either light or shadow on the other.” No matter who we are or what emotion we’re feeling, God loves us and invites us to the Table.

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Tongues & Fingers

13 September 2015
I think the deeper message of this chapter of James can best be summed up by the 14th century Persian poet Hafiz: “The words you speak become the house you live in.” It’s a call for integrity of speech—a plea for awareness of the power of speech to name and to shape, to lift up and to put down.

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6 September 2015
(Invitation to the Table)
So come to the table, you whose faith is strong and whose works are good. Come to the table, you whose work shows the love of God, but whose faith needs strengthening. And come to the table, you whose feeble work reflects the weakness of your faith.

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