We’re glad you found your way to our Web Page and encourage you to take a moment to browse around the site and get to know us. We’re a group of Christ followers who try to love God and neighbor, as we seek to grow in our individual spirituality and community with one another. We make a difference together and we have fun together. Come visit us in person when you get the opportunity. We’ll be glad to welcome you.

Worship with Us

6063 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla CA 92037

10:00 a.m. Worship & Children’s Sunday School
8:30 a.m. Christianity and Current Events Class

Nursery care is available for children under 3.


Holy Week Calendar

April 9 – Palm Sunday Traditional Worship at 10 a.m. begins with a Children’s Palm Procession. Pastor Walt will preach, “A Leader with Integrity Wanting Authentic Followers” with special Choir music. Sunday School includes ... read more ›

Visitors and Vacationers—WELCOME!

Ask a greeter or usher for a "welcome envelope", and take home handy info about our upcoming events and holiday activities!

"Staying Focused on God"

Sunday, Mar 26 by Pastor Walt

Summary:  When we keep ourselves aligned with God's purposes, when we stay mindful of God's presence we discover the peace that passes all understanding is ours. To walk in Jesus' Way is to walk mindful of God's presence, availing oneself of God' sustaining and redeeming resources. Mark ... … read more

"The Kingdom: Experience It, Live into It, Share It"

Sunday, Mar 19 by Pastor Walt

Summary:  In the Sermon of the Mount and the teachings that follow it, Jesus teaches about what it means to walk his Way. As we take these lessons to heart, we find ourselves becoming Kingdom-people, with a call on our heart to invite others to do so too. Following Jesus' lessons is the best ... … read more

"Bringing Health and Wholeness"

Sunday, Mar 12 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Jesus' healing ministry demonstrated his divinity and God's intention for our well-being. As we walk Jesus' Way, we extend that healing to others, being "stretcher bearers" for others and seeking to be instruments of God's healing and deliverance. Matthew 4:12-13Now when Jesus heard that ... … read more

"Blessing, Struggling, Resolving"

Sunday, Mar 5 by Pastor Walt

Summary:Jesus is baptized and then heads to the wilderness for a period of temptations that solidify his faith perspective and mission. Testing the blessedness makes it resolute. When we're wrestling with doing what's right, we need to be attentive to God's still small voice within and heed ... … read more

"Jesus Priority: Seeking God's Will"

Sunday, Feb 26 by Pastor Walt

Summary:Jesus knew the internal battle of who was given the reins of our life needed to end with God as the center-point of our lives and the One who drove our lives forward. Seeking God's will was key to Jesus. As his disciples, let us do likewise. John 8:27-29They did not understand that he was ... … read more

Mar 1

Casting the Future - Church Coaching Weekend

Our Church Coach Paul Nixon will be joining us the weekend of March 17-19.  He will meet with the Lead Team on Friday night, and then with five various focus groups that address specific ministry concerns on Saturday.  Sunday, he will be ... read more ›

Feb 1

Deepening our Season of Jesus

     We’re in the midst of a special time here at LJ UMC.  A season of Jesus, I am calling it.  It’s a time in which we all are intentionally focusing our thoughts on Jesus’ priorities and how those ... read more ›

Jan 1

WORDS FROM WALT:  Church Coach

 With the encouragement of Rev. Nicole Reilley, the Cal-Pac Conference Directory of New & Revitalized Ministries, LJ UMC is heading in a new bold direction.  We are partnering with Rev. Paul Nixon, of Epicenter Ministries, to be our ... read more ›

Featured Events

April 9 Palm Sunday ~ Easter Egg-citement and Egg Hunt for children 5th grade and under.

The morning begins with a parade of palm branches in our Traditional worship service at 10 a.m. During Sunday School students will enjoy special activities and crafts start at 10:15 a.m. and Egg ... read more

April 13 Maundy Thursday Worship

Worship with Communion at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Pastor Walt's message: "Having a Servant's Heart" read more

April 14 Good Friday Prayer Stations

Come and spend some time this holy day with God in prayer. A variety of Prayer Stations will be positioned around campus for your convenience and engagement. read more

April 16 Easter Sunday

Worship Services at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Pastor Walt's message is "Our Defining Story" Childcare is available for children infant to 2 years. Special Easter activities for older children in ... read more

April 30 Choral Spring Concert

The Blessings of Music, a Spring Concert   Come and enjoy the blessings of music at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary during the Chancel Choir’s spring concert on Sunday, April 30.   The ... read more