community partnerships

Normal Heights United church is committed to partnering with local programs and organizations that provide needed resources to the members of our community.

If you have any questions about these partnerships or want to get involved, please reach out to our Associate Pastor & Community Hub Director, Molly Lorden, at


san diego fridge project

In partnership with the San Diego Fridge Project, we host a Community Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry right in front of our building for the neighborhood to use as they’re able! Neighbors are invited to shop for each other as they do their own grocery shopping, businesses are encouraged to donate leftovers, and all are welcome to take what they need from the fridge.

next steps

Next Steps provides walk-in office hours with a social worker every Wednesday from 6-8pm to connect with our neighbors by providing support, encouragement, and help finding the services they need. The goal of Next Steps is to alleviate the frustration and discomfort that can be felt seeking social services from local government agencies, and to allow our neighbors to feel equipped and empowered!

If you would like to be involved, please contact for more info!


safe harbors

We believe housing is a basic human right. San Diego has an acute housing crisis, so since 2018 we have been using our building as a shelter for asylum-seekers through the Safe Harbor shelter network! In 2021 we received a generous grant from the Georgia Lynch Foundation to create an apartment in our building for our housing program to be more sustainable long-term.

boston university / TRC

In 2021 we received a generous grant from Boston University to become a Trauma Responsive Congregation! NHUnited is a church where all are welcome. It has become a place for members of the LGBTQ+ community to feel welcomed, loved, and affirmed. In keeping with this desire to care well for these members of the parish and the neighborhood, the project will center around education, resources, and support for LGBTQ+ individuals.

adams ave business association

We love our neighborhood of Normal Heights! Throughout the year we partner with the Adams Avenue Business Association to participate in neighborhood events, like Unplugged, and the yearly Street Fair. We love getting to use our sanctuary as the main stage for concerts in conjunction with these events, as well as for other concerts throughout the year.

other partners

4650 Mansfield Street
San Diego, California 92116

Service on Sundays
10:42am - noon

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Land Acknowledgement

We, at NHUnited Church, recognize that the land our building occupies is unceded Kumeyaay land. The Kumeyaay, also known as Diegueño in Spanish, have lived on the land for over 10,000 years, in the mountains, valleys, and coastal regions. We commit ourselves to caring for this land and its inhabitants in honor of the Kumeyaay people, and always in a spirit of stewardship, openness, and care of land and neighbor.

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