100th Special Events

100th Special Events taking place throughout 2017 in celebration of Laguna Presbyterian Church’s anniversary can be found listed on this page.

We invite everyone to join in all of the special events still to come and are listed below.

We thank everyone for the wonderful spirit of fellowship at the 100th Anniversary Dinner and Silent Auction at the Hotel Laguna on September 17, 2017. Many thanks to all who gave so generously of their time, talent and treasure to make that evening such a witness to the fellowship of the Church!

Thank you on behalf of the 100th Anniversary Committee!

Read the “Celebrating 100 Years” Booklet produced for the September 17th Gala!

Gala Auction Booklet_ Final Print (PDF) CLICK HERE


100th Special Events 2017

December – Celebrating God’s Faithfulness!

December 1: Hospitality Night
5pm, Friday, Rose Garden
Join us as Laguna Beach rings in the season of Christmas with this traditional Hospitality Night. Enjoy Christmas cookies and hot cider in the rose garden, an art exhibition in the youth center, tamales in Tankersley Hall and hot dogs on 2nd Street. Join us for a Christmas sing-a-long and warm yourself in our beautiful sanctuary which will be decorated for the holidays. There will even be special anniversary Christmas ornaments for purchase if you like!

December 3: LPC’s 100th Anniversary!
8:30 & 10AM, Sunday, Sanctuary
We will celebrate our 100th anniversary through scripture, song and story! Did you know that LPC was chartered by the Los Angeles Presbytery on December 2, 1917! We will gather in worship to celebrate 100 years and one day from that date!


November – A Season of Gratitude

November 16: Laguna Beach Historical Society with “The History of Laguna Presbyterian Church”
7:30 – 9PM, Thursday, Tankersley Hall
You are invited to the November presentation of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, hosted by LPC’s own members! Come learn about our beginnings – from Sunday School gatherings in the 1890’s to the Laguna Chapel, to our present location at the corner of Forest and 2nd Avenue – LPC’s influence on the civic life of Laguna Beach has been profound. Enjoy the historic photos and hear the stories as told by our own LPC members. Refreshments following the program, everyone is invited!


October – 100 Years — Alive for Mission!

October 1: World Communion Sunday / Peace and Global Witness Offering
On this day, World Communion Sunday, we will receive a special offering for PCUSA Peace and Global Witness. This offering will be used to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice in the world.

October 15: Mission Faire / Missions Sunday
The Mission Outreach Committee will host a Missions Fair to help us visualize 100 years of ministry in God’s kingdom! We will celebrate the ways in which LPC has fulfilled its mission of “Demonstrating love and hope in Christ to Laguna and the world.”

The community is invited! Come enjoy the fun, music and cake!


100th Special EventsSeptember – 100th Gala Dinner and Silent Auction!

September 12: LPC Honored by Laguna Beach City Council

Laguna Presbyterian Church was honored by the City of Laguna Beach and Mayor Toni Iseman, in recognition of LPC’s 100th anniversary. Receiving the award are Pastors Jerry Tankersley, Steve Sweet and Kathy Sizer, and President of LPC, Ed Sauls.

September 17th: Join the celebration at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

100% of the proceeds from this event will go towards our capital reserves and expenses! We are Paid-in-Full!


August – Casual “Flip-Flop” Sundays

We will harken back to our early days as a sleepy beach community and welcome everyone to “come as you are” to church.

100th Special EventsThe invitation, printed on June 2nd, 1916, welcomed everyone to come to worship and then enjoy the beach city of Laguna, the city was encouraged to “Come to Church in your bathing suit from the beach” (of course bathing suits were of quite a different style back in the day). We would like to follow that tradition of welcome everyone to come, “just as you are” to worship.


July – Children’s Ministry & 100 Years of Baptisms

July 10-14: Vacation Bible School (9am – Noon)

July 16: VBS Celebration, 10AM

July 23th: Baptism Celebration Sunday.

Were you or someone you know baptized at LPC? Invite them to worship this Sunday morning as we give thanks for 100 years of baptisms at LPC.


June – 100 Years of Weddings

June 4th: Spring Concert at 5PM

June 25th: Wedding Celebration Sunday.  Were you or someone you know married at LPC? Invite them to worship this Sunday morning as we give thanks for 100 years of weddings at LPC. Couples will be recognized in worship and there will be a “wedding reception” in Tankersley Hall following the 10AM service.


May – Legacy of Art and Artists

May 4th: First Thursday Art Walk

Special Anniversary artwork for purchase at this traditional Laguna event, and on Sunday mornings on the Church Patio.

100th Special Events“Radiant Spring” by Anna A. Hills, 1917
A Fine Art Giclée Print, Limited Edition of 100
Printed on Archival Paper
Unframed: $250 Framed: $425
Commemorating the first 100 years of Laguna Presbyterian Church, 1917-2017
Original Oil on Canvas Painting was donated by the Hills Family to the permanent art collection of Laguna Hills Presbyterian Church.

Each 20″ x 24″ print will be numbered and identified with a certificate of authenticity.

100th Special Events“Laguna Beach Community Presbyterian Church, 1928” by Daryle Lynn Cornelison
A Fine Art Giclée Print, Limited Edition of 100
Printed on Archival Paper

Unframed: $150 Limited number Framed: $495
Cards: $8 / each (or) $35 for a pack of 5
Painted on oil in 2017 in homage to Anna A. Hills by Daryle Lynn Cornelison to celebrate the first 100 years of Laguna Presbyterian Church.

Each 9″ x 12″ print will be numbered and identified with a certificate of authenticity.

To purchase one of these fine art prints (CLICK HERE!)