Our Community

Immanuel Presbyterian Church’s core is Heart, History, and Hope in mid-Los Angeles, California, as part of Koreatown and the mid-Wilshire corridor. We are a warm and welcoming community with a diverse congregation from many nations, backgrounds, and origins, united by our journey to seek God, make a positive impact, and share the richness of life together.

COMMUNITY

Immanuel

Our doors are open to all

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Community

Social Impact

COMMUNITY

Families & Fellowship

Sunday and Wednesday Services

Immanuel Presbyterian Community Page Images. Two women members are part of the community

COMMUNITY

Immanuel

Families and Fellowship

Immanuel Presbyterian Community Members.

COMMUNITY

Diverse Congregation

Families and Fellowship

COMMUNITY

Immanuel Courtyard

Families and Fellowship

Founded in 1888, Immanuel Presbyterian Church has existed for over 125 years, finding ourselves transformed and called again and again by the Grace of God. The original location was in downtown Los Angeles, and moved to the mid-Wilshire area in 1929. We offer a French and English gothic-style cathedral building with stunning stained glass windows as a sacred and safe place for worship, prayer, spiritual nurture, community building, education, and celebration.

Our Vision

Our vision is to grow, learn, and build a multi-cultural community of spiritual seekers guided by God’s Word.

We share our gifts by –

  • Welcoming all people into an experience of mystery and healing through God’s Spirit.
  • Serving the varied needs of the people of Los Angeles and the world.
  • Striving for justice, while building bridges of peace.

 Our Mission

Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a diverse community seeking to experience and demonstrate
the love of Christ by serving God and bearing witness to hope.

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Our Values

Compassion and Heart
Spirit of Hope
Social Justice for All
Solidarity with Immigrants
Truth Sets Us Free
Healthy Relationships
Creativity and Inspiration
Safe Place
Inclusive Language

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Compassion and Heart

Our compassionate community opens doors to a diverse congregation, made up of people from many nations, backgrounds, and origins, united by our journey to seek God, do justice, and share the richness of life. We welcome all, and strive to include, respect and affirm each individual with love and understanding.

Spirit of Hope

We are passionate about standing up for human rights, and offer hope to our members and the community. At the core of our identity is Jesus Christ, who was bold in speaking prophetically against injustice, and compassionate in walking alongside the marginalized. We help each other discover and exercise our God-given gifts to the fullest.

Social Justice for All

Heeding God’s call, we seek social justice for all. We discern anything that represents injustice in our midst. We stand together to work with those who seek justice, inclusion, and reconciliation.

Solidarity with Immigrants

We stand together in our faith that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic common rights, including but not limited to: 1) livelihood; 2) family unity; and 3) physical and emotional safety. Therefore, we covenant to take a public, moral stand for immigrants’ rights and protect immigrants against hate, workplace discrimination, and unjust deportation.

Truth Sets Us Free

As others stretch us into new ways of being engaged by God’s Word, the truth sets all of us free. Our life is grounded in God’s Living Word as we experience it in worship and express it through our work.

Healthy Relationships

Our actions emerge from healthy relationships that both celebrate and face the challenges of our diversity. The experiences, perspectives and voices of each generation are essential to the vitality to our community.

Creativity and Inspiration

We savor an environment where everybody’s creativity and inspiration can flourish. We encourage creativity, risk, and experimentation. We delight in the resulting expressions of beauty and newness.

Safe Place

Immanuel Presbyterian Church’s commitment is to be a true urban sanctuary for the nurturing and protection of all of God’s children. As with every church in the city, we remain mindful of the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable people in our community. Our Safe Church Policy calls for this by

Maintaining a safe and supportive church environment.
Providing for the training and screening of staff and ministry participants.
Educating the congregation on topics such as sexual, elder and physical abuse and discrimination.
Working to create a church campus that is accessible to everyone.

Inclusive Language

“The language of worship and theology can be a powerful force in shaping our conception and experiences of God and of ourselves.” Historically, church language has presented God (and humanity) in predominantly masculine images. We now recognize that only referring to God in masculine terms limits our understanding of God and of ourselves. We seek to broaden our conceptions of God and ourselves by including other terms and images for God in our worship experience. In employing a wider variety of images for God we draw on our rich traditions and the wealth of the Biblical witness as well as the new revelations of contemporary experience.