At First Church you will discover a “spiritual home.” No matter who you are, where you have been, or where you are going, welcome! We have a place for you – from small groups, multiple worship services and locations, weekly study groups, to our ministry in the community and mission opportunities. First Church is a place where people come together to grow in grace and reach out with love.
First United Methodist Church of San Diego is a community that believes all individuals are of sacred worth. For us, “All means all.” God is at work among all people, moving us toward greater understanding, shared mission, and mutual respect. This community of faith invites you to join this journey as followers of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Craig Dorval
Plan your Sunday Visit
The first visit for many people at First Church is a Sunday worship experience. But for others, a service or outreach ministry is a better place to do something hands on with other people in our community. No matter when or how you visit, we will be ready to welcome you in God’s love.”
Our Sunday Worship hours are: 8, 9 & 10:30 AM
finding your way
We have made special arrangements for those joining us for the first time. The iconic Main Sanctuary clearly stands out on our campus and is the easiest landmark.
Our parking lots are numbered "P1" through "P12", with “P4” being especially signed and designated for first time visitors. This parking lot places you at the center our campus with easy access to ministries with children, students and adults.
What To Expect
When visiting First Church on a Sunday morning there are a variety of ministries for every age. From children to student to adults both young and old you will find a variety of activities each Sunday beyond just worship.
People from around the Greater San Diego area have made First Church their home because of the vibrant community here and the inspiring worship. Be sure to discover all the ways you can engage before your first visit.
Our church places a great value on inspiring people to go forth into the world and share of the love of Christ. Before leaving First Church stop at our “Guest Services” just outside the patio doors of our Main Sanctuary where we can share more information about our church.
Linder Hall is where you can find friendly people and light refreshments following worship. Not only do we hope you will come again but we hope you too are inspired to share the love of Christ where you live, work and play!