Welcome to our church community. We hope this answers some questions about your visit. This page has updated information on parking and our Sunday service.
If you have questions, please contact the Church Office: 949.494.7555. For information on Laguna Beach Parking and Trolley Routes (CLICK HERE).
WHERE IS LPC AND WHERE CAN I PARK?
Where Is LPC?
Laguna Presbyterian Church is located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach at the corner of Forest Avenue and 2nd Street. Our address is 415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach. Click on the Campus Map (right) for more information on various room locations.
Where Can I Park?
We know that it can be hard to find a place to park in Laguna Beach. We have two parking lots designated specifically for those coming to attend worship on Sundays, along with FREE Metered parking on all the streets bounding LPC granted to us by the City of Laguna Beach. Those streets are Forest Ave, 3rd Street, Mermaid and 2nd Street (see the details below). You must move your car promptly at NOON.
PARKING LOCATION 1
• 3RD STREET PARKING LOT of LPC
This is our primary church parking lot. It is located on 3rd Street between Forest Avenue and Mermaid Avenue and there are handicapped parking spaces available.
PARKING LOCATION 2
• MERMAID AVENUE PARKING LOT of LPC
This is our secondary church parking lot. It is located corner of Mermaid Avenue/2nd Street. On Sunday all the spaces (marked and unmarked) are available to you until 12 NOON. Please make sure you move your car by 12 NOON as several of these spaces are leased to local businesses.
PARKING LOCATION 3
• FREE METERED PARKING STREETS BOUNDING THE CHURCH
400 block of Forest Avenue (2nd Street to 3rd Street)
300 block of 3rd Street (the entire length of the block behind the church)
400 block of Mermaid Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd Street)
2nd Street (the entire length)
Parking on the streets listed above is granted as a courtesy by the city of Laguna Beach until 12 NOON for those attending worship at LPC. Please note that these metered spaces must be vacated by 12 NOON or you will be ticketed by the city of Laguna Beach.
• LOT 2 (PEPPER TREE) CITY PARKING LOT (next to Ken’s Jewelry) on 322 Forest Avenue
Parking in the PEPPER TREE LOT is granted as a courtesy by the city of Laguna Beach until 12 NOON on Sundays for those attending worship at LPC. Please note these spaces must be vacated by 12 NOON or you will be ticketed by the city of Laguna Beach.
Where Can I Pay to Park Close to the Church?
Click here for Laguna Beach City Parking information and fees.
Lot 13 – Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, 380 3rd Street. This lot has 72 spaces. Parking Rate: $5 all day Sunday.
Lot 14 – Hagan Place Structure, 480 Mermaid Street. This Lot has 25 regular spaces. Parking Rate: $5 all day Sunday.
Lot 12 – Lumberyard Lot, 521 Forest Avenue, located adjacent to Laguna Canyon and City Hall. This lot is 2 blocks from the church. Rates vary seasonally.
Questions about the Worship Service
What will the worship service be like?
Real! In worship, our eyes are opened and we encounter Jesus Christ. We hear Christ speaking to us as we read the Scriptures, sing, pray, and receive the sacraments of communion and baptism. Both services follow the same order, with the same music and the same sermon. Services begin at 8:30AM and 10AM.
What will the music be like?
Joyful and reverent. Our musicians draw from the excellent music of every genre. On any given Sunday music may be led by pipe organ, piano, keyboard, guitars, flute, chancel and bell choirs, and praise team.
What should I wear?
Laguna Beach is known for being a “casual” beach town. We encourage you to “come as you are.”
Wear whatever makes you comfortable. You will see men in an occasional suit and tie, but mostly in slacks, jeans and even shorts in the summer months. You will see women in dresses, and even an occasional hat, as well as slacks and shorts. Laguna Presbyterian Church has a long history of encouraging folks to come to worship and then feel free to kick around on the beach afterwards.
How long are the services?
Both services run 60-70 minutes in length. Length will vary on those Sundays when we are celebrating baptisms or communion.
How will I know what to do in worship?
You will receive a worship bulletin from our greeters when you arrive. Everything you need to participate in the worship service (words, music and cues to sit and stand) is printed in the worship bulletin.
Should I bring a Bible with me?
If you want to you may, but we have plenty of Bibles located in the pews. We use the New Revised Standard Version.
How can I learn more about LPC?
A great place to start is our Membership Orientation Class. The next class will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11am in Tankersley Hall. Are you thinking about becoming a member of LPC or transferring your membership from another church? We invite you to this one-hour group discussion. It’s a great time to ask questions and to complete the membership process.
If you would like to RSVP, or schedule an appointment to speak with one of our pastors, please email the Church Office or phone: 949.494.7555 (Monday – Friday) from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.