Centennial Year

Though our congregation was gathered in 1889, our current building was built in 1916. And so we're celebrating our centennial this year and have lots of special events planned. We've already had many concerts and other events, and coming up are a St. Patrick's Day Concert (actually on March 18) called "Hoolie in the Kitchen" presented by Celtic Echoes and a rededication service on the first Sunday in August (exactly 100 years after our building was originally dedicated). You're invited to all these events!

Forty Days

Even Congregationalists observe the Lenten Season! We may not "give up something for Lent," but during the 40 days leading up to Easter, we meet for Bible Study (this year on Luke' gospel), reflect more on our need to admit our faults, and are intentionally united in daily prayer and meditation. You are invited to join us on our Lenten journey, either by joining us in person, or from far away. We believe that when we observe a Holy Lent, we're better able to appreciate the joy of Easter.

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 Creature of Habit?

    February 2016

    Newsletter Column for March
    Lord Jesus Christ, I think because you are not where I expect you that you are not anywhere; I think that because you do not appear in the way I last saw you that you are not to be seen. And you, praise God, are always surprising me with resurrection appearances.

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Latest Sermons

Something New

24 April 2016
Every family in this church has probably gone through something akin to what the first century family of Christ dealt with when they were forced to redefine clean and unclean. What did you once reject that you have since come to accept? When have you had a change of heart that, despite earlier judgments and knee-jerk reactions…

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Both Enduring & Lost

17 April 2016
God’s people have for thousands of years been comforted with the knowledge that though the wrong seem oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. Until we have reached the haven of that knowledge, the slightest breeze will make us tremble, but so long as the Lord is our Shepherd, we shall walk without fear in the valley of the shadow of death.

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I’ve Heard Things

10 April 2016
Vision or inspiration, voice or common sense, Ananias did what he thought he needed to do: He went to Straight Street, he entered the house where his enemy was in agony, and he spoke the words Saul needed to hear: “Brother Saul, I’ve been praying for you, and I’m here to help.” And Saul listened. And Saul held still while Ananias laid hands on him. And Saul became Paul. And Paul changed the world.

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