We Are Proud to Be A Part Of Huntington Beach
Our journey as a church in Huntington Beach, California began in 1965. For over fifty years, we have existed by God’s grace as an intergenerational community. And while we have endeavored to change as our neighborhood has diversified, our hope is to be defined not by our demographics, but by our desire to be a self-giving community that strives to share the love, grace and truth of the Gospel with any and all persons.
One of the largest impacts has been our presence in the community through our schools. Since 1977, we have offered a nurturing and loving environment for the children of over 7,000 families at Grace Lutheran Preschool. In 1982, we extended our reach to include academics up to eighth grade at Grace Lutheran Elementary School. Together they continue to provide Learning That Lasts.
Grace has a history of community outreach. Through our food pantry, thousands of needy individuals and families are provided food. Every August, we provide temporary housing and meals to individuals needing a fresh start in life. Hundreds of children have experienced God’s love at Vacation Bible School for a week during the summer. Care Connections provides daily respite care for seniors diagnosed with memory impairment. Men and women are finding hope from addictions every Friday night through Celebrate Recovery. Whether it’s fire, floods or a widow needing a helping hand, Grace continually strives to make an impact on the people of Huntington Beach.
We invite our surrounding community to join us in our core practice of worship. It shapes and informs the rest of our life and week. Our worship is diverse in style, but unified in its focus on congregational participation, sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and the proclamation of the Gospel. Worship is expressed in song, participatory and contemplative prayer, listening to God through the Scriptures and in Communion. At Grace, it is out of and through our worship together that we live into our call to serve Jesus Christ in the world.