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.


Messy Church Friday, January 20

All ages are invited to join Rev. Diane Davis in Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  to experience Messy Church! Messy Church includes dinner, activities, games and meaningful celebration. The theme for January is "Light of the World" and ... read more ›

Church Coaching Launch Sunday, January 29

La Jolla UMC is partnering with Rev. Paul Nixon, of Epicenter Ministries, to be our Church Coach. Instead of a "one and done" approach of consultation Paul will work with us throughout the year as our leadership coach, helping us to identify ... 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 Priorities: Merciful Loving"

Sunday, Jan 15 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Jesus' second most frequent attitude and behavior was merciful loving. It's his default posture. As his disciples, let us do likewise. Matthew 22:35-40 . . . and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the ... … read more

"Jesus Priorities: Accepting Children as Precious"

Sunday, Jan 8 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Jesus broke many barriers as he related to the marginalized. Regarding children as precious in themselves, rather than as a commodity was a big one. As his disciples, let us do likewise. Matthew 19:13-15Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands ... … read more

"A Picture, a Window and a Mirror"

Sunday, Jan 1 by Rev. Richard Smith

Luke 15:11-32 Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and ... … read more

"The Best Gift Ever"

Sunday, Dec 25 by Rev. Diane Davis

Titus 3:3-7For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, despicable, hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of ... … read more

"Let It Be True in You"

Saturday, Dec 24 by Pastor Walt

Summary: May these words of faith given expression in Titus take root in us and be true in our lives.  Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are ... … 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 ›

Oct 1

Readiness 360 Assessment & Stewardship

             We’re in the process of taking the Readiness 360 Survey. It is a tool to assess our congregation’s readiness to embrace and empower what’s necessary to move ... read more ›

Featured Events

Jan 17 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