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.


Special Youth Group Event celebrating Museum Month in San Diego!

When: Saturday February 25, 2017 Time: 11am-2pm Please RSVP to by February 20, ... read more ›

Rummage Sale Saturday, March 11

57th annual Rummage SaleSaturday, March 11 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   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!

"Jesus Priority: Living with Humility"

Sunday, Feb 19 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Though he could of considered himself a superior being, Jesus embodied humility and taught his disciples to follow him in living their lives out of that central position of self-regard. It's the healthiest way for us to live, and the best for our relationships - especially with God. As ... … read more

"Jesus Priority: Praying"

Sunday, Feb 12 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Prayer was a high priority for Jesus. He relied on it to empower him through his life and to show him God's way. As disciples, let us do likewise. Matthew 6:5-6“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street ... … read more

"Jesus Priority: Building Treasures in Heaven"

Sunday, Feb 5 by Reverend Lori Leopold

Summary: Jesus viewed our spirituality and relationship with God as more important, in the long run of things, than our earthly comforts and possessions. As his disciples, let us do likewise. Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for ... … read more

"Jesus Priorities: Spreading the Word"

Sunday, Jan 29 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Spreading the Word of God's love and redemptive hopes for humankind was behind most all of what Jesus said and did. As his disciples, let us do likewise. Holy and Loving God, you are wondrous and magnificent in our eyes; glory and honor be yours! Walk with us through this process of ... … read more

"Jesus Priorities: Healing"

Sunday, Jan 22 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Jesus' dominant activity and focus of his ministry was healing. As his disciples, let us do likewise. Matthew 15:22-28Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” But ... … 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 ›

Nov 1

A Season of Spiritual Growth

             I express my heart-felt thanks to all our members who participated in the Readiness 360 Assessment Survey this past month. Your participation is helping us understand ... read more ›

Featured Events

Feb 25 Season of Jesus January 8 - February 26

During this time we are intentionally focusing our thoughts on Jesus' priorities and how those priorities can become essential habits. It is a time in which we are engaging in more personal prayer, ... read more

Feb 25 March 1 Ash Wednesday

Imposition of the Ashes at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel, Pastor Walt's message will be "Jesus & John" read more

Feb 25 April 9 Easter Egg-citement and Egg Hunt

The morning begins with a parade of palm branches in worship at 10 a.m. Activities and crafts start at 10:15 a.m. and Egg Hunt at 11:15 a.m. For children 5th grade and under. read more

Feb 25 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

Feb 25 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

Feb 25 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

Feb 25 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

Feb 25 March 26 Family Concert