We are a community of people from different walks of life who gather in Christian love to celebrate the workings of God in our lives and in our communities.
The Midday Gathering
...is OPEN, ACCESSIBLE and SUPPORTIVE of people at all stages of life and of all physical abilities.
...is ACTIVE and ENGAGED in concern for the public life of San Diego.
Gather with friends in the middle of the day!
Enjoy any or all of these weekly offerings!
9:45 - 10:15 AM | Prayers of the People | Linder 4
10:30 - 11:30 AM | Pastors' Bible Study | Linder Hall
One of our pastors leads a long-term study of the Bible.
11:45 | Midday Gathering | Linder 4 or Sanctuary
Gather with friends for a varied program
Each week we offer a different program. From organ concerts in the sanctuary, to presentations by community leaders and life stories by First Church members.
LUNCHES AT most of THE GATHERINGs
We offer a $8/meal (except for 2nd Midday Pipes Wednesday)
TO MAKE A LUNCH RESERVATION
Contact the First Church front desk in person or by phone (619-297-4366). Office hours are 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Mon-Fri) and 8 AM – 12 noon (Sun) emailing
1st Wednesday | Lunch & Speaker | 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM | Linder 4
$8 hot lunch with speaker on a topic of public interest.
2nd Wednesday | Midday Pipes | 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Sanctuary
Carpool with friends to a local eatery after the concert.
3rd Wednesday | Lunch & Speaker | 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM | Linder 4
$8 hot lunch with speaker on a topic of healthy aging.
4th Wednesday | Lunch & Speaker | 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM | Linder 4
$8 sandwich lunch, hear the life story of a First Church Friend.
Fall 2019 Schedule
9/4 - SPEAKER: Commander Jeffrey Milligan
Building Mental Fitness & Resilience
9/11 - MIDDAY PIPES CONCERT: Ty Woodward, First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica
9/18 - SPEAKER: Lia Smith
Aging with Dignity
9/25 - SPEAKER: Dr. Bill Stepenson
Love Letters From the War
10/2 - SPEAKER: Jim Jackson
Praising God in Song for 150 years
10/9 - MIDDAY PIPES CONCERT: Gabriel Arregui, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego
10/16 - SPEAKER: Lynlee Austell-Slayter, MBA, UCCE Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Expert
Gardening the Sustainable Way
10/23 - SPEAKER: Cynthia Robertson
Where You See Forever
10/30 - FIELD TRIP! Mission Trails Regional Park
11/6- SPEAKER: Guillermo Navarrete
The Border Church in Mexico
11/13 - MIDDAY PIPES CONCERT: David Ball, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove
11/20 - SPEAKER: Dorothy Howard
Falls Are Preventable!
11/27 - NO GATHERING PROGRAM
12/4 - SPEAKER: Pastor Melissa Spence
The Personal Spirituality of Discipleship
12/11 - MIDDAY PIPES CONCERT: Jaebon Hwang, First United Methodist Church, San Diego
12/18 - SPEAKER: David Higgins
Lessons of Patient Advocacy
12/27 - NO GATHERING PROGRAM
Learn about upcoming Gatherings!