Get away this summer with BELOVED!

We’re kicking off a summer full of community, spirituality, and solidarity with these special events and gatherings!

Throughout the summer, inspired by Diana Butler Bass’s book Freeing Jesus, we will explore the question: Who is Jesus to you? We’ll rediscover our experiences of Jesus as “Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.” We’re getting Jesus out of church buildings, out of theology books, out of religious dogma, and out of the rules we try to hold him in and releasing him out into our world and into our lives — where he has been all along!

Sunday Worship Experience
Summer Book Club
Sunset Saturdays
San Diego PRIDE Festival

Sunday Worship Experience (Online or Hybrid)

Sundays at 10:00 AM PT

Gather with us for special Sunday Worship Experiences this summer based around the themes of Freeing Jesus by Diana Butler Bass. Through guided meditation, prayer, sacred conversation, scripture, and more, we’ll affirm our personal religious and spiritual experiences and respond to the question Bass asks: Who is Jesus for you? We will rediscover our experiences of Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.

For our hybrid gatherings, we will gather both online and in-person. Please RSVP for in-person worship to let us know you’ll be there!

June 26 (Online)

Jesus as Friend

July 10th (Online)

Jesus as Teacher

July 24th (HYBRID)

Jesus as Savior

August 7th (Online)

Jesus as Lord

August 14th (Online)

Jesus as Presence

August 28th (HYBRID)

Jesus as Way

Sunset Saturdays (In-Person)

Saturdays, June 18th and August 20th at 6:30 PM PT

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 334 15th St. Del Mar, CA

Experience conversation, connection and communion at BELOVED Sunset Saturdays! These are casual, cozy community gatherings all about the joy of being together as we watch the sunset and enjoy light snacks and drinks.

We will also share a simple celebration of the Lord’s Supper, in which all people are welcome to participate in whatever way feels right.

Our upcoming Sunset Saturdays will be hosted in-person (outdoors) at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar. To find us, we recommend entering the campus from 334 15th St.

We hope you’ll join us for a fun-filled evening!

Summer Book Club (Online)

Thursdays, June 23rd, July 7th and 21st, August 4th and 25th at 6:30 PM PT

Who is Jesus for you? Dive in to Diana Butler Bass’s book Freeing Jesus in our Summer Book Club and rediscover who Jesus has been and is for you: Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, or Presence.

Through our reading and discussion, we will free Jesus from the church buildings, theology books, religious dogma and rules that have held him in, and will release him out into our world and into our lives — where he meets along the way! Freeing Jesus also means releasing our personal experiences of Jesus from the criticism of the church and church leaders and just regular ol’ church folk. Your experience is your experience, no matter what anyone else says!

BELOVED @ San Diego PRIDE Festival

July 16th at 10 AM

Balboa Park

We’re hosting a booth at the San Diego Pride Parade! Join BELOVED as we connect with parade-goers and take part in this joyous celebration of the beautiful diversity of God’s children.

Email Shelly at shelly@belovedsandiego.org to get involved with setup, teardown, and/or staffing the table during the parade.