The life of the Spirit is celebrated with great enthusiasm at First Church, with a variety of programs resourced by the Pastors and lay leaders.
GRIEF support GRoup
An eight-week, bi-annual program
Did you recently lose a loved one? Grief Support Group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk along side you through one of life's most difficult experiences. The Grief Support Group is facilitated by licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Sheilah Cameron and Pastor Melissa Spence. Contact Pastor Melissa Spence 619-297-4366 ext. 120 or for more info.
An ancient aid to Christian meditation in it's simplest form - a pathway where you can experience a "walking prayer." We have at First Church two labyrinths: a cloth replica of the medieval Chartres labyrinth, used for special occasions, and an outside labyrinth located at the south west corner of the Music Center buildings, available for groups or individuals to walk any day of the week.
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP
MONDAYS | 6 PM | TROTTER CHAPEL
We start by listening to a different meditation, followed by 20 minutes of silence. We continue by reading a scripture or a short poem. We listen to some music to close the session. For more information, call the church office at 619-297-4366.
Occasional retreats offer the chance to gather with friends in community, to prepare for upcoming seasons in the life of the church, to deepen your personal faith. Contact:
Rev. John Fanestil
walk to emmaus
Rediscover Christ's presence in your life during this three-day retreat, offered once a year in the San Diego area. Participants attend from Thursday evening until Sunday evening, staying overnight at a retreat center. More information at:
San diego Walk to Emmaus
Pilgrimages are travel expeditions, led seasonally by Pastor Craig Brown, to Britain, the Holy Land and other locations. If you are interested in joining a future pilgrimage, contact: