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!


On May 24, the fiftieth day of Easter, Christians around the world celebrate the birthday of the church, the day on which God sent the Holy Spirit to inspire—and connect!—believers. Everyone's invited to church explore the meaning of this gift and to wish each other a Happy Birthday.

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

  • Dr. Richards’ Stewardship Message

    May 2015

    Will our children’s children also have the chance to grow up in such a wonderful environment surrounded by a strong spiritual message of love and acceptance for all? This is a message they don’t often hear in the world around them, and it is an opportunity I think we would all hate to miss.

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Latest Sermons

Freedom of the Spirit

24 May 2015
I’m talking about the exquisite tension of life in the Spirit of God who rains down freely on the earth, filling glasses that are half empty, and washing out glasses that are half full. The Spirit of God has free rein to move where she will—suddenly dislodging impediments from one person’s life, while imperceptibly wearing away at the stony heart of another.

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Here & There

(17 May 2015)
To say, “I’m spiritual, but not religious,” makes no more theological sense than saying, “I’m physical, but not religious.” Either statement denies the fullness of the God who created all things, seen and unseen. And neither statement affirms Jesus, who lived a totally religious life—that is, a life which reconnected people and concepts which had become estranged.

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Keeping House

(10 May 2015)
We were chosen before we knew there was a God. We were loved before we realized what that word even meant. And we have friendship with the One who gives us a dwelling-place. God’s love built this house. Christ’s love laid out the welcome mat. Our love for one another maintains it. Our response cannot be to keep it all in the family…

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