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.


Summer Pops Concert and Ice Cream Social June 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Music from Animated Film.” Come and enjoy some of your favorite songs, including selections from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Lion King, Toy Story, and more. This event is perfect for the entire ... read more ›

Join us in worship Sunday, July 2 as we welcome our new Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Philip Bertolo Wood will share his message, "Saved!" 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!

"A Little Help From My Friends"

Sunday, Jun 25 by Rev. Diane Davis

1 Peter 1:6-9In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ ... … read more

"Welcome Home"

Sunday, Jun 18 by Rev. George Rosemier

Luke 15:11-31Then 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 traveled ... … read more

"We Walk by Faith"

Sunday, Jun 11 by Pastor Walt

Summary: Words of encouragement to continue the work of God in our lives, here and there, are offered as best as possible. 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, ... … read more

"Birthing a New Creation"

Sunday, Jun 4 by Pastor Walt

Romans 8:22-27We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen ... … read more

"Parable of the Sower"

Sunday, May 28

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out ... … read more

Mar 31

Paul Nixon’s Visit

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming Paul Nixon, our Church Coach, to our campus for an on-site visit.  Paul met with the Lead Team and Staff, five focus groups that centered on differing church issues, and then with us in ... 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 ›

Featured Events

Welcome Our New Pastor Sunday, July 2

The Rev. Dr. Philip Bertolo Wood, Senior Pastor             Phil was born in Los Angeles and raised in Whittier, California.  He ... read more

Summer Pops and Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Music from Animated Film.” Come and enjoy some of your favorite songs, including selections from Frozen, Beauty and the ... read more