Congregational Church of La Jolla (UCC)

1216 Cave Street (Corner of Ivanhoe)

La Jolla, California 92037

Telephone: 858-459-5045

Sunday Worship: 10:30 A.M.


The Congregational Church of La Jolla (United Church of Christ) is the oldest church of any kind in this seaside San Diego neighborhood. We were gathered in 1889 and incorporated in 1897. 

Our current building, erected in 1916, was designed by Carleton Winslow, who also designed many of the buildings in Balboa Park.  Built in the mission style, the interior features California redwood trim, ceiling, and pews, and beautiful custom stained glass windows throughout the sanctuary. Our church bell is one of the original bells once found all along California's Camino Real. Our church is built around a lovely courtyard, which was completely renovated in 2006, and on which we gather for coffee and conversation after each of our services, as well as for other church celebrations, such as our annual Oktoberfest.


 We are not a large congregation (we currently average about 80 in Sunday worship), but we are a growing. People are attracted to us because of our beautiful setting, our lovely choral and organ 

 music, and because we value both traditional worship and open minds. We are also proud of our church website - http:// - which is updated every day with a new daily devotion. Our motto is "Our faith is informed by reason. Our reason is informed by faith."


 Our future plans include further development of the programs we offer to the growing number of children in our religious education program.


 In the past year, one of our greatest learning experiences was our study of marriage equality and our consensus decision not to discriminate against couples based on their sexual orientation.


 Our current moderator is Deborah Anderson.


 Our pastor is Sam Greening.