Grow with Us

Meaning matters to everyone. Meaning in relationships, in pursuits, and in the whole of our lives.

Whether seekers or committed followers of Jesus, all are nurtured by what we feed our minds and spirits, who we spend time with, and how we use productive and leisure time.

At Palisades, we are committed to everyone searching for meaning as we “urge one another to love and good works,” and grow in the knowledge of God who is the source of meaning and joy.

Faith in Reflection

Sunday Forum is an after-church conversation for adults seeking a deeper connection with God and their faith family.This interactive offering covers various topics, books, scriptures, or devotionals.

We discuss things such as

  • Palisades’ response to homelessness among us
  • Lenten Devotional in preparing for Easter.

All are Welcome

Next Sunday Forum

Tuesday at 10 Adult Bible Study

Approachable and knowledgeable, Palisades is blessed to have Parish Associate, Pastor Bob leading this weekly Bible study. Studies have included James, Ephesians, and Philippians. All are welcome at any point. Come as you are able, and bring a friend!

On hiatus until further notice

Waffle Wednesday

All-Ages, All-Welcome, Mid-Week Fellowship, Fun, and Growth… for All!
…and, of course, WAFFLES!
A delicious homemade waffle dinner with fixin’s, fruit and hot and cold drinks, or bring your own brown bag meal!
Just come!
Need a ride? Ask, we’ll get you here!
Bring a friend!
There’s something here for everybody!

Youth Ministries

Sunday School Online available until we gather back:

Start morning worship with your kids by watching the short video:
In a fun interactive program, hear the story of Paul’s great escape and learn how you can share the good news of Jesus with others.

Other great worship videos follow, one each for older and younger kids.

Wednesday Zoom For “Kingdom Kids”

Contact the church to join a real-time online meeting with grade school youth. Read and discuss a Bible story and play a game giving youth a chance to connect.

Youth Director

Thanks to the generous contributions of members committed to the future of Palisades, the Personnel Committee is searching for a Youth Director to engage with and encourage outreach to Palisades’ youth and beyond!

Ministry for Women and Men

Women’s Faith Fellowship

At 10:30am, on 1st Wednesday’s of the month, all women are warmly welcome to join for discussion over an Upper Room devotion, prayer, and fellowship – with a Dutch-lunch at a local restaurant to follow.

Men’s Breakfast

At 7:30am, on 2nd Tuesday’s of the month, all men are cordially invited to Brothers Family Restaurant, for marvelous conversation over a wonderful meal. No reservation required; all men welcome!

Faith in Action

The Prayers and Squares Quilt Ministry is an interfaith ministry providing quilts for those in need of the gifts of love and prayer. Started at Hope United Methodist Church in Rancho Bernardo, CA, the ministry now includes 78 chapters in the United States and Australia.

What is a prayer quilt?

This type of quilt is a “lap” quilt, laced with heavy thread. These laces or threads are tied with a square knot by members of the congregation after each service. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in special need. It is a statement of our faith in God and or belief in His power to comfort, strengthen and heal.

Who Makes the Quilts?

Anyone who wants to, you don’t even need to know how to sew. Remember the purpose is to provide prayers though the tying of knots. A quilt, no matter how simple is a gift from the heart.

Who Receives the Quilts?

Quilts have been made for sick babies, for cancer and AIDS patients, for adults and children facing medical procedures and those facing many other crises.

Is this Ministry for You?

All are welcome to join this ministry, whether you are a quilter or not. If you’d like to be a part of this ministry, we’d love to have you. Then you, too can become a witness to the awesome power of prayer.

How to Request a Prayer Quilt

Ask the intended recipient if they would like a prayer quilt.

If the person doesn’t know about the ministry, share the purpose with them.

If the recipient agrees to receive the quilt, ask what type of prayers they would like to receive, i.e. healing, patience, strength, guidance, etc.

Contact the church office with the information.

The quilt will then be made with love, tied with prayers and available for pickup after service on a designated Sunday.

Christ Caring for People Through People

Stephen Ministry is our congregation’s one-to-one caregiving ministry. God works through Stephen Ministers to plant a seed of hope and healing in a person whose life seems barren and forlorn because of some crisis or tragedy.

Who are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers are caring, supportive Christians who have received special training and have a desire to be with you in a time of need, grief or crisis.

What do Stephen Ministers do?

Explore feelings
Share Christ’s love
Maintain confidentiality
Attend to the caregiving process and leave the results to God

Stephen Ministers care for people who are:

  • Grieving
  • In crisis
  • Needing long-term care
  • Dying
  • Hospitalized
  • Divorcing
  • Experiencing losses

Local Outreach

Ministries Near Palisades

New Day Urban Ministries
Restoring Lives by Offering Prayer and Spiritual Support

UPLIFT = Love in Action

Urban People Living in Faith and Trust

Military Outreach Ministry (SDMOM)

Serving Young Military Families in San Diego

Urban Youth Collaborative

Empowering Student Leaders to share the love of Jesus in practical ways
in our city’s schools and neighborhoods

ElderHelp of San Diego

Solution for Living to help seniors age with dignity in their homes.

Zephyr Veteran’s Home

Studio apartments for homeless Veterans

International Outreach

Ministries Beyond Palisades
Mission Aviation Fellowship
A family of organizations with a similar vision of taking Christ’s love
into the most remote places on earth to help meet spiritual and
physical needs in 33 different countries.

Voices Awake, a Ministry of Urban Promise International

Vanessa Mwangala, Executive Director, Girls Home, Salima, Malawi

Friends of Los Niños

International Relief, Education, and Shelter to Children

Supported Offerings on Campus

Alcoholics Anonymous Groups

Groups meet at Palisades throughout the week for support
Monday through Friday, 7:30am
Saturday, 6pm

Huff and Puff

Join our local exercise group for an all-inclusive low impact, jam-packed workout!
Mondays and Thursdays, 10am

Tremble Clefs

Fighting Parkinson’s One Song at a Time
Thursdays 1 – 3 pm

Opera NEO

Regretfully, the 2020 Summer Season is canceled due to COVID-19

Opera NEO is a venture for the new generation of young opera singers and instrumental musicians created to prepare and inspire them to grow and perform at the highest level. NEO meets for 7-weeks with classes, training, and rehearsals at Palisades Presbyterian Church and performances at Mandeville Auditorium (UC San Diego)