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eNEWS - June 3, 2024



Honor Your Grads on June 16!

Email grad details by June 12 to be included in Graduation Sunday.

Is your family member graduating from High School or College? Email us the details by June 12 to be honored in our Graduation Sunday service!

We welcome the following details (but you don't have to include them all): Photo, full name, where they're graduating from, and what they'll be doing next.

New Members

Become a Member of FUMCSD

In Person: Sun. June 9 | 12:15 PM | RSVP by 6/5

Online: Mon. June 10 | 5 PM | RSVP by 6/5

Join our upcoming New Beginnings Membership Class! Learn more about First Church and Methodism. Participants get to know each other, the pastoral team, staff, and leaders of the church.  We also offer a choice of online classes. See all 2024 dates.

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VBS is Coming & We Need Volunteers!

Register to help: Sundays, July 14 - August 4

We're reimagining VBS! This year, it will take place across four Sundays from 12 to 3 PM each day. We're packing it full of fun, helping our kids embark on a summer camp adventure with God.

But we need your help to make it a success. Teens and adults – please consider registering as a volunteer! Mandatory volunteer meeting is scheduled for Sun. June 30 at 12 PM in Lower Sanctuary Library.

Parents: Registration is also open for kids! You can get all the details online. Share the info with your friends and be sure to register by June 30!

UWF Bluegrass Bash June 15

UWF Bluegrass Bash

BBQ Lunch & Music | Sat. June 15 | 12 PM | Linder Hall | RSVP

There's going to be a bash... a Bluegrass Bash! Come eat sing along to the bluegrass tunes performed by The Rasmussen Family Band. This is a fun event for all ages — kids 5 and under are free! Adults (17+) are $20 each and kids (6 - 16) are $5 each.

Reserve your tickets online or out on Linder Patio on Sundays after 9 AM worship.


Join the No-Commitment Summer Choir!

Sun. June 16 - Sept. 1 | Service Call Time: 8: 15 AM | Music Center

Beginning June 16, come to the Music Center to learn a simple anthem or two that we'll sing during that day's Traditional Worship service. The attire is "come as you are." Come one Sunday or come to as many Sundays as you are available!

The choir is open to anyone with any vocal range. Bring your beautiful voice and singing heart regardless of your previous experience! For more information, email Brian Lustig, Director of Choral Activities

Bobby Jo Valentine

Pride Celebration & Concert

Sun. June 23 | 12:15 PM | Linder Hall | Potluck & Concert

Come enjoy the music and fellowship with your church family! Bring colorful food to share. See website for potluck details.

We'll be joined by Bobby Jo Valentine, a Portland-based progressive, faith-based singer/songwriter. His program is full of songs and stories about a sense of peace in the midst of hard times, the power of deep love in our fearful culture, and the everyday spiritual awakenings of an openhearted life. 


Digital Workshop Recordings

Learn how to find and engage with First Church online!

Thank you to all who have participated in our Digital Workshop series. Recordings of all three sessions are now available online!

Watch the sessions to learn about our digital resources and uncover how you can become a digital evangelist. This is a great way to take the next step in your spiritual journey and to help your friends and family to do the same.


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Reflect, Learn, Discuss: Grow in 2024

Join us each week as we uncover new understandings of scripture, theology, and life. We hope you join us! Please Note: Convergence is taking a break for the summer months. We'll resume the group discussions in the fall!

REFLECT: Tapestry Worship Service | Sundays in Trotter Chapel. Gain a fresh perspective as you question, listen, and see God through non-traditional and interactive worship.

LEARN: Perspectives Podcast | Mondays

Featuring two of our pastors talking theology, life, and faith.

Listen Now

Prayers of the People

Pray for one another and prayer requests

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM

In-person & Zoom

Email Rev. Brittany


1st Friday of the month

8 AM | Zoom

Speaker & Fellowship

Register for Zoom

Heart of Christianity


11 AM | Zoom

Book Study

Register for Zoom


Showers of Blessings

Showers of Blessings

2nd Saturday: June 8 | St. Paul's Cathedral Courtyard | 2728 Sixth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 


You're invited to prepare a dish and serve OR drop off donations for brown bag lunch pack. Sign up as a group to take a month! For more information, contact Katherine Stone.


Donations can be dropped off at coffee bar on Sundays or during regular office hours (9 AM - 4 PM): Oatmeal, pancake syrup, brown sugar, raisins, protein bars, juice (apple, grape, cranberry), hot sauce, brown lunch sacks, individual apple sauce. 


Donate Birthday Cards

Bring cards to church office to help Caring Hearts ministry!

Our Caring Hearts group is seeking birthday cards to send to our church members as they turn 80+ (what an achievement!). Please bring new cards to the church office.


Get to know your church neighbors!

Downtown / Coronado / Point Loma / Ocean Beach

Wed. June 5 | 11:30 AM | Malibu Farm 831 W. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Hillcrest / Mission Hills

Sat. June 15 | 11 AM | Swami's Cafe 3650 5th Ave, San DIego, CA 92103 | RSVP Nick Hubsmith

Mission Valley / Serra Mesa

Wed. June 19 | 5:30 PM | Elijah's Restaurant 7061 Clairemont Blvd, San Diego CA 92111 | RSVP Bill or Barbara Horton

Senior Singles Fellowship Group

Fridays | 12 - 3:30 PM | Linder Lounge

Potluck lunch followed by games! You may bring a food contribution serving 6. No RSVPs needed. No charge. Questions, call Karen, 619-263-3743 (no texts).


Parents Forum

Sun. June 9 | 10:10 - 10:30 AM | Cove (UMC building)

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we gather to discuss Christianity and faith. Email Rev. Hannah with questions.


Childcare for infants to preschool is available during all services.

Reverend Trudy Robinson delivering a Sunday message

Lead Pastor

Rev. Trudy Robinson

Traditional Worship

Sundays | 9 AM | Sanctuary

The Spirit's Movement: Expect Deconstruction

Scriptures: Mark 3:20-23, 31-35

Join us in person or watch our Livestream

For our online viewers: Consecrated elements for communion are available for pick up Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, or can be mailed upon request.

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Sermon Archive


Sundays | 11 AM | Trotter Chapel

Divine Gifts: Institutional Deconstruction

Scriptures: Mark 3:20-35

Let’s gather together to check out the resources of hope at our disposal and create a safe space with others to rest in that hope.

Altar Flowers  
Donating altar flowers on Sunday is a way to recognize significant events in your family’s life.  Bouquets are $65 each and anyone can donate one or two bouquets. If you are interested, please contact Demmie Divine in the church office about available dates. 


Children and Youth Ministries Sunday Schedule

PRE-K, INFANTS, AND TODDLERS | Sundays 8:40 AM - 12 PM

This program offers a loving and nurturing environment in the Multipurpose Room located in the Children's Growing Center.

Kids First

SUNDAY SCHOOL | Kids First (Grades K-5) & Students 1st ( Grades 6-12)

Start in Sanctuary for "A Time with Children," then we head to the Cove. 

No Sunday School on the 1st Sunday of the month, when children and youth are encouraged to worship in the sanctuary with their families. Email Rev. Brittany for more info.

MUSIC PROGRAMS | 10 - 11 AM | The Cove

Primary Choir (Grades K-5): 10-10:30 AM

Secondary Voices (Grades 6-12): 10-10:30 AM

Youth Chimes (Grades 4+): 10:30-11 AM

Contact Dana Zimbric for more info.

ACOLYTES | Grades 4-12

Sign up to assist in Sanctuary worship service! Contact Demmie Divine.


Would you like someone to talk to?

Our Stephen Ministers are ready to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. You'll meet privately—by phone, video chat, or in person—for care and support. Contact Rev. Brittany for more information.

Deaths: Check our website for weekly updates regarding deaths, memorial services, and funerals.

Request a Prayer


Quilt Prep & Fellowship

1st Sat. & 3rd Thurs. of the month: June 20 | 9 AM - 12 PM | Linder 4

Learn more about the Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry or request a quilt for another person. To sponsor a prayer quilt for someone in need of prayer, be sure to ask for their agreement to be a recipient. 

Request a Prayer Quilt


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Stellarum Concert: Music for Monarchs and Saints

Sat. June 8 | 7 PM | Sanctuary

Ahead of their UK tour to Windsor Castle, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and Gainsborough's House, Stellarum present their summer concert, accompanied by the incredible Blackinton pipe organ.

As one of San Diego's leading amateur chamber choirs, Stellarum's free concerts entertain, educate, and enthrall audiences and focus on making choral music accessible for everyone. Founded and led by British choral director and composer Benjamin Thiele-Long, Stellarum's programs blend choral music spanning the renaissance to the 21st century and from composers across Europe and North America.


Church Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Closed Wed, June 19 for Juneteenth

Memorial Garden Hours
Monday - Friday - 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday - 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday - 8 AM - 4 PM

Giving: How to Give

  1. Deposit your gift in the offering plate during worship.
  2. Give online using your credit/debit card or ACH transfer from your checking account. Gifts can be one time or automatically recurring each week or month.
  3. TEXT to Give. Just text MYCHURCHGIFT to 73256 and see how easy it can be!
  4. Mail your check directly to the church via US postal service: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio S., San Diego, CA 92108.

Contact Jason Tucker with your questions about giving and tithing to First Church.

Weekly Attendance

5/26/24, Sunday in-person services (9 & 11 AM)

Combined number of attendees: 260

5/26/24, livestreamed services

Real-time viewers: 262

Avg. watch-time: 22:34

First Church YouTube subscribers: 2,569

To subscribe, log in to your Gmail account, go to First Church YouTube channel, click the subscribe button. You can choose to be notified when we livestream.

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