Young Adults

Young Adults at First Church are gathering in community in creative and exciting ways.

The Encompass Church launch is creating a new worshiping community for people living and working in Mission Valley, and conversations are stirring through our relationships with the Apostello Academy, the Wesley Foundation at San Diego State University, and El Faro: the Border Church.


Creating inclusive community
The StoryShare Project is a joint initiative of Encompass Church and the Wesley Foundation at SDSU, inviting young adults to express themselves through storytelling, art, and media. You can connect with the StoryShare Project by liking our Facebook page (StoryShare SD), coming to one of our meet ups (check out The Story on, or sharing part of your story one-on-one with our StoryShare Coordinator, Julie Walker.





Faith Brewed

AKA "Pub Theology"
Join us for great food, drink, people and conversation. Each month on the 3rd Thursday we discuss a topic related to faith, spirituality and religion. Faith: Brewed is open to people of any faith or no faith. A great place to meet people or bring a friend. Contact Pastor Joshua Clough.


Encompass Music Ministry

Singing a new song
One particular way to get involved with the new Encompass Church faith community is with the music ministry. Our worship gatherings are filled with great contemporary worship music. So, if you're a singer or instrumentalist who's interested in getting involved in big or small ways, please connect with us, and we'll see what we can do to get you worshiping alongside our musical team! Contact Pastor Joshua Clough.

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EL FARO: The Border Church

Breaking Bread across the US-Mexico Border
Every Sunday afternoon, Rev. John Fanestil and Brooke Collins travel to Friendship Park, the historic bi-national meeting place on the US-Mexico border. Together with friends gathered in Tijuana, we stand in solidarity with families separated by immigration status and share the sacrament of communion across the international boundary. Visit El Faro: The Border Church on Facebook to learn more... 

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