Sanctuary Worship

Sundays, 9 and 10:30 AM

The Main Sanctuary of First Church is a grand contemporary cathedral built in the Spanish Neo-Gothic style. It is a unique building that gives our Sanctuary Worship a true sense of the greatness of the glory of God. Our worship features music from the largest pipe organ in San Diego along with magnificent choral music that will lift the spirit as part of our historic worship experience rooted in the Methodist Tradition.

Holy Communion is celebrated each week at our 8:30 AM chancel communion service and monthly at our 9 and 10:30 AM service. Our communion is an "open communion", welcoming all who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.

The Weekly Messages are engaging and practical to everyday living.  The preaching style is relaxed and challenging while focusing on the authority of Scripture and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.

Sunday Bulletins to print out and read

9  & 10:30 AM WORSHIP


T-Coil Hearing Loop in the Sanctuary

Our hearing loop includes the choir loft, all seated areas in the sanctuary except the transepts. 

Lead Pastor


Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Robert Plimpton, San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus  at 11:45 AM in the Sanctuary, as part of the First Church "Midday Pipes"...

Upcoming Event

Lenten Concert Open Rehearsal

Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms Chancel Choir and Masterwork ChoraleCarolyne DalMonte, sopranoChristopher Stephens...

Upcoming Event

Palm Sunday Worship

This Sunday, children will participate in the palm procession at the 9 AM service. 

Upcoming Event

Lenten Choral Concert

The Cultural Events Committee cordially invites you to our annual Lenten Choral Concert on Palm Sunday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the...

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