New to First Church


Our hope is the you will find First Church a place that you can call “home.” No matter who you are, where you have been, or where you are going, First Church can be place where you can discover God’s love and grace alive each day. From small groups to our ministry in the community, you can find a place to grow spiritually and engage loving the world the way God does.

The community of First United Methodist Church of San Diego believes that all individuals are of sacred worth. All means all. God is at work in all people, moving us toward greater understanding and mutual respect. This community of faith welcomes you to join this journey of love and acceptance of others, through Jesus Christ.


2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA US 92108

(619) 297-4366

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.”


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.  

Campus parking map

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.


Linder Hall

before leaving...

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!