In 1974, the Mission Hills Congregational Church and the First Congregational Church officially joined together, becoming the Mission Hills-First Congregational Church.

We were happy to welcome many of the members from the “First” Church and are even happier that some of them are still active members. The Berry family (pictured here) was one of those new families.   Charlie served in the Navy in San Diego and, like so many veterans, decided to stay.  So, in 1963, Joan and the new baby joined him and began their new life in San Diego.  They are still very active members of this congregation and are blessed with 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren!