Worship

All are welcome to join us for our weekly Sunday worship at 10:30am or any of our other special worship services throughout the year. Led by Pastor Rich, our worship is filled with music, prayer, Scripture, and fellowship. Youth and young adults are invited to participate in Sunday School during worship, and child care is also available. Refreshments and fellowship follow most of our services.

Our congregation is made up of a diverse cross-section of our great city, from artists to teachers, from accountants to gardeners, people of all ages, types, and walks of life. If you think church is only for “certain people”, you haven’t seen our church!

The Sacrament of Communion is usually celebrated the first Sunday of each month and at select special services. Contact the church office to see when we will be serving communion next.

Music is an important part of our worship. The music serves to help us to get closer to God, to sing his praises, and to enter into God’s presence with wonder, thanksgiving, and reverence. Led by Kevin F. Story, our music ministries include the Faith Chapel Choir; a whole host of rotating musicians and guest singers; Faith Ringers (our bell choir for all ages!); and, occasionally, our Children’s Choir.

We are a member of The Presbyterian Church (USA), a national denomination of some 2.3 million members. We are a part of an association of 32 Presbyterian churches in the northwest corner of Los Angeles County known as the Presbytery of San Fernando. They have declared us, along with our sister churches, a mission center reaching out to a diverse and rapidly changing community and world. We are Christians who:

* Believe in God as Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter in our lives.

* Rely on Scripture for authoritative guidance in faith and living.

* Trust in God’s loving rule over the world.

* Are governed by elected leaders called Elders (Presbyters).

* Recognize other denominations as partner branches in Christ’s Church.

Find out more about the Presbyterian Church (USA) at www.pcusa.org.

Find out more about the Presbytery of San Fernando at: www.sfpresby.org.

Our Pastor

Pastor Rich

Our pastor is Rev. Richard W. Poole, a native Californian who received his B.S. in Geology and Religious Studies from the College of Wooster, and earned his M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Prior to coming to Faith Pres, Pastor Rich served as a chaplain in Colorado, as a pastor in Texas, and as director of a campus ministry at the University of Oklahoma.