First Christian Church of San Jose

Celebrating 150 Years, 1868 - 2018


Sunday Worship Service 10:00am.  All are welcome!


We have officially changed our name to Urban Sanctuary
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FCCSJ is not a traditional church. We are spiritual seekers who come together to explore the questions of our faith and to serve the needs of our community. Situated in downtown San Jose between City Hall and San Jose State University, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a sanctuary for those who seek to deepen their spiritual lives in Christian community. We are:


We are open to new ideas and ways of thinking. While we take the Bible seriously, we do not take it literally. We believe that God is continuously teaching us new things and we are open to learn them.


We value diversity. When you walk in you will know this is true. People of all classes, ages, and cultures come together to Sunday service at First Christian Church of San Joselearn and grow from one another’s wisdom. FCCSJ became an Open and Affirming congregation 20 years ago, which means we have gone “on record” as welcoming LGBT persons.


We are committed to teach and explore Christianity as a way of life. We are more interested in how a person lives, than what they believe. As ordinary, imperfect people we seek to allow the life of Christ to live in us. This inevitably leads us to share our journey with the poor and to act in ways to bring the transforming power of God’s justice in the world.


Our congregational life is built around worship and small groups which provide continual opportunities to learn and grow. We are committed to teach spiritual exercises and practices that help us live joyfully in the Spirit.