First Christian Church Oceanside
First Christian Church of Oceanside started in a one-room schoolhouse in the San Luis Rey Valley in 1875. At the time, Oceanside was a village of about 2000 people. In 1928, the church built its current facility in the growing downtown area.
Over the years, First Christian has had many seasons of life. We have been a rugged pioneer church, a budding downtown mission, and a pillar of the Oceanside civic community. But our character has always remained constant: a deep love for and commitment to Christ, a warm and welcoming community, and a driving compassion for those in need.
Our church fed hungry people during the Great Depression, organized relief for military wives during the Vietnam war, and helped start a social services agency in the 1990’s. Today we continue that legacy by serving as a place of hospitality in the neighborhood, offering creative and compassionate expressions of the gospel to shape our city for good. We are proud to be a congregation of the Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome to join us! Our Sunday worship begins each week at 10:30 am. We are located at 204 South Freeman Street Oceanside, CA 92054.