Ways to get involved

 

We Are The Church

At University Christian Church, our congregation thrives on the coming together of Christ's people to serve and to lead. Check out ways to get involved in Mission and Outreach here!

Children

 
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.'" (Matthew 19:14, NRSV).
 
We deeply value the children in our congregation and take Christian education seriously.  We believe that children should be nurtured and allowed to develop their own theology from an early age, as such we use a program called Children Worship & Wonder during our service.
 
Children Worship and Wonder is a method of Christian education that strives to teach children the art of using religious language - parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action - to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God's presence in their lives.   It is based on the teaching methods developed by Maria Montessori, which include self-motivation, freedom for physical activity (no stationary desks or chairs), informal and individual instruction, and development of sensory and motor skills through the use of manipulatives to help illustrate stories.  Each week a story-teller and door person who have been trained in the Montessori method provide leadership for this group.  
 

Young Adults

Our young adult group meets once a month for fun, service and fellowship.  The pic above is from a summer bonfire at the beach.  All are welcome at our activities!
 
Check out our church calendar to see what's coming up!
 
 

Disciples Women

Disciples Women (DW) is an organization for all the women of the church. Its primary interest is in mission service, internationally, nationally, and locally.

There are four individual women’s groups meeting once each month: two during the day and two in the evening. There is also a General DW meeting the first Thursday of each month at which time a program is given, lunch is served and service projects are discussed.

The monies given to service projects are from member offerings, annual fund raisers, the DW Annual Rummage Sale and the Holiday Bazaar. Monies raised from the annual fund raiser are distributed monthly to the Disciples Basic Mission fund along with donations to Uptown Community Center, Store Front, Big Sister League, Hillcrest Preschool and other organizations. Also included in our service projects are the Nile Sisters, gifts for Tijuana children, blankets for Church World Service and the Kenya Children’s Home.

All women are welcome to join in the fellowship and service of DW.

 

Youth  Group

UCC's Youth meet on a regular basis in a Partnership Youth Group with several other churches in the San Diego area.  Meetings focus on fellowship, study, deep spirituality, service, and lots of fun.  

Additionally, youth take summer mission trips and many attend camps at our Disciples camp at Loch Leven.
Some recent mission trips include traveling to All Peoples’ Christian Church in Los Angeles to work with urban inner-city ministry and to help children, building homes in Appalachia and New Orleans, learning about environmental stewardship in Monterey Bay, development work in Mexicali, and working  on an Indian Reservation in Yakama, Washington. 
 
For more information, please contact our Director of Youth and Family Ministry, Larry Morris for more information at larry@uchristianchurch.org.

 

Education

In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we deeply believe in individual interpretation and developing one's own theology.  This means that a great responsibility is placed on individuals to engage in learning.  We strive to provide multiple opportunities for education.
 
Each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Garden Room there is a Bible Study.  We also frequently offer Christian Education on Tuesday evenings.  One recent study was "Saving Jesus" which was a Progressive Christian discussion series on how to save Jesus from the Christian Right.  Anther recent study was "Four Weeks of Wisdom" taught by Religious Studies professor Peter Bolland.
 
There is a book club whose meetings are listed on the church calendar.  This group meets in a member's home, reads a different book each month, and discusses the theological themes in each book.
 

Chancel Choir

Our Chancel Choir offers their gift of music eachSunday. The Chancel Choir sings a variety of anthems, hymns, and other choral offerings that underscore and support the message of the day and the church season. 

When the choir is in session, rehearsals take place twice a week — Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the Music Room, 102, and Sundays at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary.

 
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