Adult Fellowship Groups

There are numerous Adult Fellowship Groups at LJ UMC. Find one that fits and join like-minded people getting together for food, fellowship, and fun. Most groups meet monthly. Contact the church office for more information.

Life-Stage Groups

Boomers – A group for adults who are in their mid-forties to early sixties, singles, couples, and those with children of a variety of ages.(Boomer generation) For more information, please contact George Ann Wurster at

Girls Night Out - 
For more information, please contact Melissa Toppi at

Los Casados & Los Amigos – An adult groups for those who are retired and looking for laughter and good friendships. For more information, please contact Margie Herrick at or Roger Wiggans at 

Metharounds – A group for sixty-plus adults who are enjoying life with retirement on the horizon. For more information, please contact Sarilee Anderson at

Youth Group - Meets weekly on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Center. For more information please contact Pastor Lea,

Young Couples Group - meets once a month for food and fellowship. The group is  made up of young adult, married couples. Meeting dates/times/locations are arranged via email each month to best suit the schedules of the group. For more information please contact Chelsea Carter, or Karyn Moore,

Common Interest Groups

Alzheimer's Support Group - If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia, the opportuity to share concerns, meet with other families and get support for yourself is essential. Alheimer San Diego provides comprehensive, compassionate, knowledgeable and free resources to families. In addition to a variety of programs and services, Alzheimer's San Diego hosts over 35 support and discussion group meetings help throughout San Diego County. La Jolla United Methodist Church is happy to sponsor a group the 3rd Wednesday of every month 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the Library. For more information please contact Rebecca De Campos, MSW Family Services Coordinator 858-966-3303.

Book Talk -  Your Fireside Library volunteers committee under the leadership of Susan Russell has arranged for a new season of reviews by people who love books.  They will cover a wide variety of books.
      In 2017 we have Lloyd Russell the dean of our reviewer group.  We have Cherie Hulse who brings a special touch of book discussion fun.  We have Mary Lee Delafield from Warwick’s to entice you with great book ideas for Christmas time reading or gifting.
      In 2018 we have Denise Blickenstaff to lead the way.  She has a special fondness for our library and its wonderful collection of books for little kids, and senior kids too.  Don Lincoln will bring us his special book review touch.  Lori Leopold will bring us the welcome of her caring company plus a review of a good book.  We are pleased to have Don Rushing to cover an important world topic.  Also Pastor Phil an avid reader of books will discuss one or more of his choices with us.
      This is quite a line-up of accomplished reviewers to complete our book talk season.  Our book talks are from October through May on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM in the Fireside Library and last for one hour or so.

     Chancel Choir - The Chancel Choir is a group of individuals who love to sing.  We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 and gather at 9:30 Sunday mornings to prepare for that morning’s worship.  We have three concerts a year—Christmas, Spring, and Summer Pops.  

The Choir has become a “family” within the larger LJUMC family.  In addition to our common love of music, we share joys and concerns and celebrate and pray with each other. We always welcome new members.  No audition is required.  Being able to attend EVERY Thursday and EVERY Sunday is not a requirement.  For example, many of our members travel frequently and come regularly on Thursdays and Sundays when in town!

If you love to sing and would enjoy being part of this wonderful part of LJUMC, we invite you to join us! 

Any questions?  Contact Director Bob at or Sandy Coler at

 Dorian Bells - The Dorian Bell Choir wants you!!!! The bell choir rehearses from on Thursdays from 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. and performs from time to time on Sundays during worship as well as at three concerts per year—Christmas, Spring, and Summer Pops.  It is an excellent opportunity for those who love music and have the wish to participate with music.  You don’t have to be a “musician” to participate.  If you can count, we can teach you how to play!  We have ringers who are “wannabe” choir members, but can’t carry a tune and find their musical “outlet” in bell ringing.  Come and join us!  Questions?  Contact Director Bob at

Ruth Circle - United Methodist Women - Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month is member's homes. For more information please contact Rhonda Giese,