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!

Summer Worship

For most of the year, we have a choir helping to lead the service, and our worship is dependent on the printed bulletin. As is the case every year, our choir will take the summer off, and we'll have guest soloists and musical artists from our own congregation helping to enhance our services. Though the setting will be as respectful and worshipful as ever, we will also be less dependent on the printed bulletin during the summer months. The first Sunday of each month, however, will still be a liturgical setting of the Lord's Supper.

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

  • CCSA: A Communion Sunday Proposal

    May 2016

    Quite frankly, though I always tell myself that there are better ways to help, I don’t help nearly enough. And so, starting on May 1, I will do something to help the downtrodden each time I see a panhandler at my car window.

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Latest Sermons

About Face

26 June 2016
It’s okay for us to hold on to our own beliefs when we find ourselves in conversation with people of other faiths. Our faith, after all, is a gift of God. But just because I don’t believe as someone else does doesn’t mean that I have to close all my senses to them. My eyes can remain on the cross even as my ears listen to what they have to say.

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‘The Sound of Silence’

19 June 2016
Of all the miracles of the Bible that we doubt, and of all the wonders that seem impossibly beyond our reach, here is one we can believe, and here is one that we can cultivate in our own lives, and experience in reality: God comes to us in silence. We may not hear God’s gentle whisper, but prayer, contemplation, and…

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Prophetic Words from Jezreel

12 June 2016
We relate to Naboth because we can imagine ourselves in his shoes—an innocent victim of eminent domain gone horribly wrong, or the target of a billionaire who has everything a human being could possibly want, but still has a need to trick us out of our meager life savings. And so, in a very real sense, Jesus of Nazareth really was in his shoes.

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